PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Game Report: Calvary Day vs. Gaston Christian

It was our second game of the night on Thursday night, as we went down the road to check in at Gaston Christian as they welcomed in Calvary Day for a playoff showdown.  Getting there at the start of the second quarter, Gaston Christian was able to gain the early edge with a 13-9 first-quarter lead.   Gaston Christian was able to maintain their lead heading into halftime behind the...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Gaston Christian vs. Cardinal Newman

The day continued down in Matthews, NC as Gaston Christian took on Cardinal Newman, a team from South Carolina looking to make a mark. Two intriguing teams that certainly came to play in this one. 2024 Jahseem Felton had been playing well and came out strong in this one to help lead his team to an early 19-16 first-quarter lead but 2022 Gerald Gary also had a strong start for Cardinal Newman. It...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 4 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2023 Josh Bullock (Lake Norman Christian): Bullock may have had the performance of the day on Day 4, as he went off for 31 points in the in today.  His stock seems to be rising, as he has really elevated his play as a point guard.  His poise, his strength, his mentality on the floor… all make him very intriguing and when you add his offensive scoring output that he showed, Bullock is really...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at November Classic (Part 1)

2022 Hudson Rixham (Charlotte Country Day): Rixham really had a complete game to start Day 2 at the Phenom November Classic.  She comes in with good size but brings a lot of versatility to the court, making impact plays and playing multiple positions on the court.  She showed she can be the main ball-handler, used her size on the boards, created for herself off the dribble, and knocked down...

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Phenom Open Gym Report: Gaston Christian

We continue to make our rounds around the state, recently heading over to Gaston Christian to check out the talent that will be on the court this year.  After a strong season last year, this is a program that will have a few new names coming in but have the talent to really make some noise.  Let’s dive into what we saw and who will be the players to watch. To start, you have to look at one of...

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Five Standout Frosh, “Stock On The Rise.” Part 2

Five Standout Frosh Part 2 “On the Rise” While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, we decided to take a closer look at some of the state’s top freshmen.  In our first segment, we featured 6’8 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS), 6’5 Drake Powell (Northwood HS), 6’2 Zion Walker (The Burlington School), 6’5 Bishop Boswell (South Mecklenburg) and...

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Northside Christian vs Moravian Prep National: Game Recap

In the second game of the day, we had a big time match up between two top ten teams in the state: Northside Christian and Moravian Prep National. Moravian Prep is led by senior guard BJ Freeman, who is one of the most highly rated unsigned seniors in North Carolina. In the first quarter, Moravian Prep through the first punch. Their three-quarter court pressure forced turnovers. We saw Jackson...

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Phenom MLK Showcase: What to Watch (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops is bringing fans from around the region one of the top high school basketball events over the MLK weekend, as some of the top talent will be under one building. The storylines for some of these games are easy to see and don't need much introduction, but we are going to dive into a few things you will want to watch to get you excited about the event in Rock Hill.

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South Pointe v. Westminster Catawba (Recap/Standouts)

The sixth game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams whose respective reputations have trended upward over the last few years in South Pointe and Westminster Catawba. Things kicked off in favor of South Pointe, but quickly turned into a neck-and-neck contest. After numerous lead changes and neither team able to gain much separation Westminster Catawba ended the...

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Josh Staley #0: 5’9 ’22 Dylan Williams (Irmo) Starting things off, we look at a player that is widely known and acknowledged for his electric approach and scoring ability, Dylan Williams. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with quickness, penetration instincts, and perimeter shooting from midrange and beyond the arc. Williams makes quality decisions with the ball in his...

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DeAjai’s Sunday Standouts at #PhenomChallenge

By: DeAjai Dawkins Sunday is my favorite day in an AAU tournament’s schedule. The last day of a tournament is the most crucial. This is where players are most fatigued, fighting for last-minute evaluations, and most importantly last-minute wins. Here are a few players who stuck out on Gladiator Day. 2023 De’Mahjae Clark (2021 Garner Road WV) De’Mahjae Clark stuck out all weekend, but his Sunday...

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HIGHLIGHTS: NC/SC 2024s NO. 1 TEAM UP! Felton X Walker GO TO WORK at Teammate Hoops AAU Event!

Check out highlights from the Teammate Hoops AAU event held in Rock Hill, SC this past weekend. The biggest headline of the weekend was the Rising Stars AAU back court of Jahseem Felton and Zion Walker. Both are considered the top prospect in their class for NC and SC currently. The rising freshman are looking to make an instant impact in the NCISAA this upcoming season.

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Phenom Open Gym: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops went down to Rock Hill to hit the gym and check out the talent at Westminster Catawba and does this program have a bright future ahead of them. Loaded with talent on multiple levels, along with young talent that will for sure be names to remember, Westminster will be a must-see team to watch.

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Rick Lewis #4: 4’9 ’27 Dylan Brown (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that found a way to make his presence felt despite being among the youngest and smallest performers on display, Dylan Brown. He’s a young, hardworking guard prospect that displayed solid perimeter shooting and the ability to make the right pass to open teammates. Brown hustled for loose balls,...

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