PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Carolina Basketball Academy v. Winston-Salem Christian Recap/Standouts

The second day of Phenom’s Tip-Off Classic carried on with another high-level matchup between Carolina Basketball Academy and Winston-Salem Christian. A tight, competitive battle was bound to take place between these two teams, and that’s exactly what we received. Both teams displayed a tough, aggressive approach during the first quarter, which ultimately resulted in a one-possession game and...

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Open Gym Report: Winston-Salem Christian

Last night, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to watch practice at Winston-Salem Christian. In his first year at Winston-Salem Christian, Head Coach Antonio Lowe has quickly built a powerhouse and is excited about what the future holds. The Lions have a great balance of size, skill, depth and experience to compete at a very high level. Leading things off at the guard spot is 6’4 2022 combo...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston-Salem Christian

Phenom Hoops was back on the road once again, continuing their Phenom Open Gym Tour. We checked in on Winston Salem Christian, as Coach Antonio Lowe is looking to bring a talented group to the court. A program that is relatively unknown, WS Christian immediately stands out with the amount of size they bring and skill, as they should be one of the premier teams in the state.

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POB’s Eye Catchers on Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part II)

2021 6’2 Lashae Johnson (Charlotte Royals 2021): Johnson was extremely aggressive on the floor, running the floor, constantly getting out and pushing the pace, but also showed his ability to knock down jumpers, hitting four 3-pointers for the Charlotte Royals. 2021 6’0 Cole Sinclair (Durham Hurricanes): A point guard that simply competes.  He is known very well for his outside shooting but you...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’6 ’20 Garreth Edgecome (Defenders Elite)  The unsigned senior was easily one of the more impressive performers throughout this contest. Edgecome caught heat early on and was able to consistently assert himself as a spot-up threat. He has great size and length, but also understands how to embrace his role without forcing the action on offense.  6’4 ’21 Camren Little (Charlotte Nets...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom HS Jamboree

Kevin Dawkins was on deck at Ben L. Smith for the Phenom High School Jamboree and these are just a few names that caught his eyes at the event.

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith) United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Champion Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to Rock Hill, South Carolina for an absolutely loaded event. We featured some of the biggest teams in the region, from Upward Stars to Team Charlotte to TMP and PSB, which made for some high-level competition across the two days. This article will take a closer look at the five players that stood out the most…   6’0 ’20 Myles Tate (Upward Stars)...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Team Camp Session II

6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) This entire Henderson Collegiate team is worth noting and writing about, but Matthews was simply too spectacular to not acknowledge. His consistency never seems to waver, regardless of score, opponent, or setting, and approaches the game with a calm, yet intense, demeanor. Matthews can fill it up in a hurry from beyond the arc or through constantly...

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5 Names to Know from Phenom Challenge Live

This weekend at the Phenom Challenge LIVE event, there was a boatload of standout players and teams. I had the privilege to cover games at Bob Jones University and Broome High School where there were some fierce competition and individual talent. Let’s get right to it with my top 5 players I saw this weekend.

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Afternoon Session)

Central Cabarrus: 6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish Long and athletic, Cornish knows how to impose his will on both ends of the floor pretty regularly. He utilizes his high motor to attack the rim on offense and make plays on defense. Cornish has upside as a creator and looked fairly competent when creating off the dribble, able to touch the paint and make the correct pass whenever possible. He...

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