PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Best of the Best: Hoop State Championship

2022 Jayden Epps (Combine Academy): What else can be said than JAYDEN EPPS; the senior showed up one last time on the year for Combine Academy, hitting the game-winner in the championship game and fully taking over in the fourth quarter. Scoring all the team’s points and securing the title was just the icing on the cake for a special weekend from Epps. He continues to be the go-to leader and...

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Hoop State Championship (Round 2): Combine Academy vs. Moravian Prep

In our second matchup of the night in the Hoop State Championship, we brought two teams that are quite familiar with each other over the years and it was certainly going to be a heated showdown.  Moravian Prep and Combine Academy went at it instantly, as both teams were trading baskets early before Combine started to make their mark early with their size of Patrick Wessler and...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Word of God vs Combine Goes DOWN TO THE WIRE at 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

Combine Academy and Word of God faced off in a semi-final matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. With a back and forth game between the two teams, Word of God eventually came away victorious narrowly edging the Goats to advance to the championship game of the TJ Warren bracket.

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Phenom Hoops’ 2022 Top 12 Rankings

Phenom Hoops is gearing up to release their entire rankings for the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 very soon but we wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of the Top 12 players for each class. We look first at the loaded and very talented Class of 2022, as we give you an early look at some of the top players in North Carolina.

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina’s top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 2, Part 2)

2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): This kid is something special, there is no doubt about it.  He doesn’t play like a freshman and his understanding of the game is off the charts.  He just continues to expand his game all over the floor, creating with the dribble, moving incredibly well without the ball, constantly getting defenders guessing, and being a scoring threat once he touches the ball.  He...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Friday, Nov. 12)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for. Event Information:Event Page:...

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Jayden Epps 39 PTS Against PROS! – Overtime Elite vs. Combine Academy in EPIC BATTLE!

In the third and final game of the night, Overtime Gomes and Combine Academy matched up what was looking like a very intense matchup. Both teams got off to a start with Overtime taking the slight lead 20-17 at the end of the first. But that Overtime started to put their foot on the gas and expand their lead out to 51-37 at halftime led by Jazian Gortman and Jean Montero who combined for 26...

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Overtime Elite Prep Challenge (Monday Games)

If you missed the news, the three programs from Overtime headed to North Carolina Monday and Tuesday, to take on some of the premier programs in North Carolina (Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, and Combine Academy). Phenom Hoops was on deck Monday afternoon for all the action.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Combine Academy National

Combine Academy comes in once again as one of the top teams, not only in the state but in the country, and it is easy to see why.  The depth is all there, the talent is all there, and the coaching staff is there for this program to make a TON of noise.  We said last year after the open gym that this program looked like a Top-10 team coming in and they finished that way.  Now, they look even...

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New faces looking to make their presence felt in NC this upcoming high school season

The summer has come to a close and now that just means we are one step closer to high school basketball. That also means there will be several new names that burst onto the scene in North Carolina, as these fresh faces will certainly be players you will want to know heading in. Here are just five players that are new to the NC scene but should really make their impact felt this upcoming high school season.

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2022 recruiting class should have Illinois fans excited about future

College programs and coaches are right in the middle of working on their 2022 recruiting class. Many programs have already found a ton of success for that class but one program that has caught my eyes early on with a few players we have personally seen has been Illinois.  The Fighting Illini have secured commitments from Reggie Bass, Sencire Harris, and now Jayden Epps, giving them three...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Jayden Epps commits to Providence

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jayden EppsClass: 2022Committed to: Providence Stats from 2019-2020 season: Epps...

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Phenom Hoops recaps The Challenge (Game Recaps/ Standouts)

Phenom Hoop Report was on hand to bring you opening tip to final buzzer coverage of “The Challenge” from Kings Fork High School in Suffolk VA on Saturday. Here is a brief recap and a look at our top performers.

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Battle Lines II Top Performers

Phenom Hoop Report provided day long coverage of “The Battle Lines II” at Kings Fork High School in Suffolk VA on Saturday, an event that matched teams from the 757 area code in Virginia against school’s from the 804 area code.

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