PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

TOP PGs BATTLE! Carter Whitt vs JaJuan Carr; Leesville Rd – Pender Raw Game Highlights!

Check out highlights between Leesville Rd and Pender HS at the 2020 Kinston MLK Classic! This game featured a point guard matchup between Carter Whitt and JaJuan Carr. Whitt is considered one of the top junior guards in the state while Carr is seen as one of the top unsigned senior guards in ENC.

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GAME WINNING SHOT by an 8th GRADER! Greenfield vs Burlington School at Kinston MLK Classic!

Check out highlights between Burlington School and Greenfield School at the 2020 Kinston MLK Classic presented by the Hoopstate Network. The game was back and forth up until the end. 8th grader Hampton Evans drilled the game-winning jump shot with less than 2 seconds to go in the game.

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Farmville Central BIG 3 TOO MUCH for Kinston in HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MATCH UP! Raw Game Highlights

Check out highlights between Kinston and Farmville Central at the 2020 Kinston MLK Classic presented by the HoopState Network. This highlight anticipated match up between both communities resulted in a sold-out crowd by 6PM last Saturday.

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Carmel Christian MLK/ Kinston MLK standouts, storylines, and more

The Phenom Hoop group sits down to discuss their recent travels to Charlotte and Kinston, recapping and discussing what they saw at two loaded events: Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Kinston MLK Classic. Who were the standouts? What players claimed the spotlight? Who impressed and what were some storylines that we took away from the event? We discuss it all

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Kinston MLK 2nd Half of the Day Standouts

6’8″ 2020 Josh Hall of Moravian Prep24 Points. 9-16 FG. 4 Boards. Hall had the much anticipated matchup with Isaiah Todd. Hall came away with the team victory in this one and finished with a number of buckets, showcasing his ability to create in the half court. Hall is committed to NC State. 6’8″ 2021 Dontrez Styles of Kinston18 Points. 8 Rebounds. Styles is a physically...

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Kinston v. Farmville Central Game Recap

Easily the primetime game of the Kinston MLK Classic, Kinston versus Farmville Central was already guaranteed to be a bloodbath. These squads enter this contest as two of the best programs in North Carolina. They both have depth, star-power, and quality coaching but that “it” factor is what makes them so tough. The stage was set, the gym was packed, and all players were healthy and ready to...

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Evening Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

6’3 ’21 Carter Whitt (Leesville Road) It would be extremely difficult to find many performers from the Kinston MLK Classic better than Whitt. He was the ultimate leader and decision-maker for this team, consistently setting up others, scoring on all three levels, and rebounding at a terrific rate for a guard. Whitt highlighted quality shooting efficiency and continues to show improved...

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Pender v. Leesville Road Game Recap

There were a lot of intriguing individual matchups at the Kinston MLK Classic, but few more exciting than Jajuan Carr against Carter Whitt within the Pender v. Leesville Road battle. The expectations were high, but these two certainly delivered. It was neck-and-neck for a majority of the game, as these were two of the most evenly-matched squads in attendance at the event. Carr ran Pender like a...

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Game Recap: Moravian Prep vs. Word of God

The game everyone was talking about, Word of God vs. Moravian Prep. The crowd showed out and the players did as well. Final ScoreWord of God – 61Moravian – 65 Word of God put five players in double figures as they had only six who played over ten minutes. They also rebounded the ball well, as they out rebounded Moravian 31-26. However, when it comes to shot making, 44% from the...

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Greenfield v. The Burlington School Game Recap

Arguably no game at Kinston MLK Classic provided better storylines than Greenfield and The Burlington School. These two are in the same classification within the NCISAA and could potentially meet later this season in the state playoffs, which only added more fuel for both sides. Despite some early season struggles, The Burlington School has discovered some newfound confidence and it’s directly...

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The Matchup: Carter Whitt and Jajuan Carr

Before we get started, let us go ahead and put one thing out there, we are not trying to sensationalize individual players over team. However, when you have two of the best players in the state, at the same position, on the floor across from one other, that is what the people are talking about. The buzz surrounding the matchup of 2020 Jajuan Carr, North Carolina’s #2 point guard in his...

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Early Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

Player Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic 5’11 ’21 Tyler Gill (Trinity of Raleigh) It was fairly easy to see the two-way leadership of Gill, who consistently fought to force turnovers, get out in transition, and make plays around the basket. He plays with great energy, especially on defense, and simply understands how to properly position himself at the point of attack. Gill gets to the basket...

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Cox Mill v. First Flight Game Recap

There was a lot of excitement in the building for Cox Mill versus First Flight and the contest itself definitely delivered some riveting moments. Cox Mill came out of the gate with something to prove, showing their ability to spread the ball, distribute scoring, and work together on both ends of the floor. They received contributions from basically everyone on their roster, making it extremely...

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Game 1: Ashley vs. Trinity Academy

The story of the game was made shots and rebounding. Ashley held Trinity Academy to 33% shooting from the field, while Ashley shot 54%. Ashley also, as a team, assisted on 67% of their made field goals (18 assists on 27 field goals). Let’s look toward the standouts. Welcome to the conversation Mikhail Pocknett. The 6’5″ sophomore from Ashley High School (Wilmington) showcased a...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase/ Kinston MLK Classic Previews

Jamie and Patrick sit down to preview the upcoming weekend of basketball in the East and West part of North Carolina. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Kinston MLK Classic will bring some of the best teams all under one building in Charlotte and Kinston. We preview teams, players, and headlines that you won't want to miss.

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