PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The annual Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic delivered us some big-time performances, key story lines, and collection of breakout prospects coaches need to put some eyes on. Greensboro North Carolina– The David Rose Memorial Day Classic is an event that carries a message and meaning deeper than competition on the hardwood. It’s the story of ultimate sacrifice and selflessness than...

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Stay Positive Team Preview: Team Felton 16u

April is one of the biggest months when it comes to the AAU season.  Players and teams are looking to play in the right events, which is why Phenom Hoop Report is hoping to provide that platform all month long. We kick off the month of April in a big way with the Stay Positive, as teams from all over the region will come to compete.  Nationally ranked players and teams, along with unsigned...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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The Phenom Opening Breakouts

Travel ball season is finally here … this past weekend Phenom Hoops had around 100 teams, from 5 different states, convene on Greensboro to kick off their summer seasons and boy did this one go out with a BANG!!

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2020 6’7 Brady O’Connell looking to capitalize on impressive first year in North Carolina

Brady O’Connell is a junior prospect that may have slid under the radar as of late, as the 6’7 junior finished up his season at Ravenscroft averaging 9.3 points per game.  He is also the younger brother of Duke’s Alex O’Connell, as others may have known. But now, it may be time for people to start recognizing the intrigue and skill set Brady has to offer.  He showcased that recently at the NC...

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Reopening the Conversation for Top-Ranked Senior in North Carolina

The Hoopstate continues to reign supreme as one of the country’s top recruiting pipelines, and for good reason, with guys like Brandon Ingram, Bam Adebayo, Dennis Smith Jr., Harry Giles, Grant Williams, Coby White, and Devon Dotson all emerging within the last four to five years. Now, the senior class is arguably as top-heavy as ever and appears to be littered with potential star prospects at...

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Greg Gantt is THE Best Defender in the Hoop State

  Providence College was at every single game Greg Gantt played in over the Summer. Jeff Battle was front and center, EVERY SINGLE TIME, while Head Coach Ed Cooley came at least once per tournament. It was truly a masterful job, as Gantt had also set visits to the likes of Texas and Florida, major programs. Providence showed the love and Gantt reciprocated with his commitment. After...

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Brandon Lee’s Breakout Watch

With an abundance of talent throughout the state of North Carolina it’s hard sometimes to keep track of all the prospects. Teams lose players to graduation and transfers, in retrospect other players find themselves in different situations.   Young guys will be expected to grow up a year older now, and some role players will be counted on to step into leadership positions. With the stage set...

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Two-Way Guard Calls it for The Citadel

There are numerous factors that go into a recruit’s decision-making process to find an ideal match at the college level, from fit to culture to playing time—it all heavily varies from one prospect to the next. That process was much easier for Calvary/Team Felton product, Jackson Gammons, considering he has been conscious of everything since schools first began contacting him. He’s grown...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Available in North Carolina’s 2019 Class

North Carolina’s 2019 Rankings This is the time of year colleges are re-shuffling their recruiting boards. Players are forming their lists and choosing their schools and coaches are needed to fill their rosters. North Carolina’s 2019 class is incredibly deep, yet as of this writing only 10 players have committed to their program of choice. Of course there are a good number of kids...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — 2019 North Carolina July Breakouts

Anytime you allow college coaches an extended period of time to watch kids over the course of time, blow ups are inevitable to happen. Whether its in AAU or high school settings, offers having a trickling effect where when one comes, a lot of times, a cascade of them can follow. It has been great to watch Caleb Mills rise to stardom this July. He is similar to what Aaron Nesmith did last year,...

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Diving in with: Greg Gantt

Greensboro, North Carolina, Reporter Brandon Blakney caught up with 2019 four star recruit Greg Gantt of Team Felton and Trinity Christian (NC), at our Phenom CP3 showcase. Gantt had the full arsenal on display throughout the week, Gantt proved why he is widely considered a top 75 prospect in the 2019 class. Gantt spoke on an established relationship with Coach Ed Cooley of Providence ,who was...

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Brandon Lee’s Big Three: JMAC Day Two storylines

Greensboro, North Carolina- Day two at the JMAC showcase was full of drama, highlights , and more importantly story lines. Here are a few that stood out to me during the action filled Thursday.   Team ENC is on a mission to put on for Eastern North Carolina This group is as tough and scrappy as the place in the state they all love to rep, Coach Andre Sutton had his guys giving everything on both...

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Phenom’s JMac Showcase — Day 1 Storylines

The college coaches showed up and the players showed out. With over 125 coaches in the gym, standing 3 and 4 deep in parts of the gym, players performed at a high rate. This was just night one, we have four more nights to go. Here are some storylines from the first four game sets… Head Coach Watch Steve Wojciechowski (Marquette) Brad Brownell (Clemson) Kelvin Sampson (Houston) Mike Morrell...

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Phenom’s JMac Showcase and CP3 Live Storylines (Part 1) — Blue Blood Coaches in the Stands Closing Elite Prospects

Phenom’s JMac Showcase and CP3 Live are known year after year in the basketball community as the top Live Period event through our region and as one of the top events in the country. Coaches from all over are in attendance watching, with head coaches from some of the most notable blue blood programs across the basketball landscape in attendance. Here are some storylines we are watching for this...

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Regional Low Major D1 April Stock Risers

6’7” 2019 Nick Evtimov Greensboro Day/Team United Evtimov has been a name that has circulated around for a while. He is a strong and very skilled post player who has always played on winning teams. He is also the son of former UNC big Vasco Evtimov and nephew of former NC State forward Ilian Evtimov. Evtimov is a brute, never worried about contact. He is a strong area rebounder and can score...

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Joey Baker Re-Classifies to Enroll at Duke Early … His Rise Has Been Special to Phenom Hoops

Today Joey Baker announced that he was going to be entering Duke as a member of the 2018 class. This comes as no surprise as the news had been making its rounds over the last couple of weeks. However, with that aside he is entering Duke after only three years of high school, in most circles that person is considered a genius, congrats to Joey. With that said, this writing is more about the path...

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Day 1 Guys You Need to See on Days 2 & 3 — Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live

Day one of Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live was quite the success. Kids compete, the baseline was full of college coaches and some newcomers stood out. With so many teams, there were five locations running simultaneous. This writing will take a look at the standouts from Proehlific Park 6’7” 2019 Josh Hall Durham Hurricanes (NC) Claimed Offers: Buffalo, Kennesaw St, Presbyterian, Rider, etc… Not...

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BREAKOUT ALERT — Breakout Candidates at Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live

Last week hundreds of coaches showed up from across the country to watch players perform at Phenom Hoops’ April NCAA Certified Live event. Countless offers were given out, some to known commodities and many to players with no offers coming into the event. This weekend, at Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live, coaches need to line up and here are some of the breakout candidates to watch for. 6’5”...

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An Unsigned Senior Name You Got to Know

Jaylen Richard put on an absolute offensive show and it is something that he has consistently done all season. To say Richard has taken the next step would be an understatement. But that should come as no surprise to anyone as he has continued to get better each season and now he his averaging 30 points per game this season. Flash forward to last night’s game against Durham Riverside. Richard...

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