PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom November Classic: Liberty Heights vs. Legion (Recap/ Standouts)

The 3:30 matchup on the afternoon was between Liberty Heights, who came off an hard-fought win on Friday night and Legion, who also was able to secure a tough victory late Friday.  Both were looking to go 2-0 on the weekend at the Phenom November Classic. Liberty Heights came out strong with an early 10-0 lead before Legion called time out.  Legion got on the board but it was tough...

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2020 6’7 Kahari Rogers (Liberty Heights) continues to focus on his game

One prospect of intrigue this season was 2020 6’5 Kahari Rogers, a player that brings tremendous size as a guard and can be a knockdown shooter. This season though at Liberty Heights, he looked to showcase that he can be much more, proving to be a three-level scorer and improving in other areas of his game.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Combine vs Liberty Heights; Kam Edwards & Kahari Rogers CATCH FIRE from Deep!

Check out highlights between Liberty Heights and Combine Academy at the Phenom Hoops X HoopState State Championship. This was semi-final no. 2 of the night and the winner would play Moravian Prep in the Championship. Combine was led by Jalen Hood-Schifino and Robert Dillingham while LHI was led by Kam Edwards and Kahari Rogers. 

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recaps: Day 3

Phenom Hoops and HoopState wanted to bring an opportunity for programs to compete for a championship and that is what has happened, with eight programs coming to Lincolnton to play for bragging rights. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we bring you some of the best talent and teams form the state. Follow us throughout the event, as we provide coverage and recaps throughout.

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recaps: Day 2

Phenom Hoops and HoopState wanted to bring an opportunity for programs to compete for a championship and that is what has happened, with eight programs coming to Lincolnton to play for bragging rights. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we bring you some of the best talent and teams form the state. Follow us throughout the event, as we provide coverage and recaps throughout.

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Day 1 Takeaways/ What to watch for on Day 2: #PhenomHoopState Championship

It was a great day of basketball in Lincolnton and you could certainly feel the energy and intensity in the building… these teams came to compete for a championship. With four games in the books and winners moving a bit closer to the ultimate goal, we had a few notes and takeaways from Day 1, while also what we are looking at on Day 2.

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Standouts and Storylines from 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Jayden Doyle is One of NCs Premier 2021 Prospects Not many have heard about Jayden Doyle, a 6’5” junior wing at Freedom Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina. However, we were fortunate enough to see him this summer on the AAU circuit and in his first week practicing with Freedom, after transferring this year from South Doyle High School near Knoxville, Tennessee. We immediately ranked Doyle...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers at Phenom All-American Camp (Pt. 2)

The inaugural Phenom All American camp came into the weekend as somewhat of an enigma.Greensboro, North Carolina- The Triad played host to the first-ever Phenom All American Camp, our brand and product are recognizable, but until Saturday we hadn’t conducted a true All American Camp. This was another prime opportunity for prospects in the classes of 2020-2024, to get better and boost their...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Deante Petree

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Player Standouts at Session I of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Chapmanville (WV): 6’9 ’20 Obinna Anochili-Killen There’s a lot to like with this Chapmanville team, especially when Anochili-Killen is on the court. He’s long, athletic, and moves like a guard, which makes him a very intriguing two-way prospect. Anochili-Killen can do a solid amount of things on offense, as he can shoot, operate within two to three dribbles, and possesses excellent touch around...

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Why Everyone in the Low Country Needs to Attend Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic

After taking two years off, Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic is back in full force. This year they guys at Porter Gaud teamed up with Phenom Hoop Report and will be bringing a star studded event for everyone in the Low Country to enjoy. The last time Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic took place, players such as Zion Williamson, Josiah James, Trey McGowens, Aaron Nesmith and others took the...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Breakouts — They Did What We Thought They Would

5’11 Unsigned Senior Mikey Dukes First Baptist (Charleston, SC) VCU came in earlier in the week to watch Dukes, and loved him. This comes as no surprise as Dukes is good enough to garner early playing time at a VCU. It is a wonder why he doesn’t already carry 15-20 D1 offers. He is the best available point guard in the Carolinas right now, and (Josiah James aside) he may be the best...

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The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches will take place at Ben Lippen School on Saturday, December 15   Columbia, SC – Ben Lippen School will hold host to the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Jam, set to take place this Saturday, December 15. The event is set to host eight of the premier teams from...

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Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity

Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity    For Coach Mike Wright, he has endured a tremendous amount of difficulty and adversity over the past six months. He lost two players in James Hampton and Mikey Maddox. James Hampton (Team United)  collapsed and died at a Nike EYBL basketball game in Hampton, Virginia. A few months later, Mikey Maddox died from a bicycle accident. Maddox was enrolled...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Features Numerous Unsigned Seniors Primed for D1 Scholarships

The early signing period has come and the college coaches recruiting boards have reshuffled. They are out on the prowl looking for players who are still available to fill their roster spots. This cycle has seen many players slip through the cracks, high level prospects who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the love they should. The great things about Phenom’s Capital City Jam is a...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a 4-Star Superstar’s Homecoming

Juwan Gary transferring out of Columbia to play his senior year at Liberty Heights Academy in Charlotte, NC has been well documented to this point. But what has come of that transfer is an already superstar prospect, the 6’6″ wing is already committed to Alabama, is a major leap in his efficiency and game management. Gary has always been a competitor, this summer he led his Team...

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Six Unsigned Senior Point Guards in North Carolina Coaches HAVE to See

6’2” Travian McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) Offers: USC-Upstate, Campbell, Radford, Stetson, SC State Toughness is the key here, explosion and toughness in every sense of the word. He is a winner who makes everyone around him elevate their game. McCray is a strong and sturdy lead guard who makes shots and takes care of the ball. Sure he is a volume guard, but his wins games and...

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Must Watch Matchups (Part 3) — Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase

Juwan Gary Vs. Elias King Liberty Heights (NC) Vs. Lincoln Academy (GA) 3:00PM Saturday, November 17 There is something about a pair of playmaking wings that is aesthetically pleasing to watch. What you have here is a pair of 4-star, future SEC wings who will be matched up to face off head to head against one another. Both players started the season off strong and both players are playing with...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Jamie’s List of Five Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic It was a pretty spectacular two days. The crowd was incredible, thanks to the fans of Charlotte, North Carolina for showing out. The play on the court warranted a raucous crowd, as the big time players made big time play after big time play. Here is who we saw as the event’s top performers… 6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville) Northwood...

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Jamie’s Breakout Performers at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1)

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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Jamie’s Stock Risers from Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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