PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Apex Friendship vs Fuquay-Varina

On Friday night, undefeated South Wake Athletic Conference opponents faced off. Apex Friendship (3-0) travelled to Fuquay-Varina (3-0) for a matchup between the two top teams in the conference. In the first quarter, we saw a hot start from Apex Friendship as they jumped out to a quick 12-3 in the first 2:34 of the ball game. Apex Friendship did a tremendous job of executing in the half court...

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Open Gym Report: Apex Friendship

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops took in practice at Apex Friendship. Coming off of a big win Tuesday night at Middle Creek, Coach PJ Lowman’s team didn’t waste any time getting back to work the next day. Coach Lowman’s message to the team was clear, “Don’t be satisfied.” I remember Coach Lowman saying, “Do you walk in here with a big head because of one...

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Needing a shooter? NC Class of 2022 offers a few to watch for

The class of 2022 in North Carolina is an intriguing class to look at, as there has been a lot of mix-up in rankings, new names that have come in, and players elevating their game over the last year or so.  One thing that one can see is that there are a few shooters that can be found in the class.  In this article, we are taking a look at a few of them to really watch this season but...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: James Baker #10: 5’8 ’22 Chris Britt (Gaston Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his sharp, quick, aggressive scoring prowess, Chris Britt. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with the ability to reliably and effortlessly create quality shots out of little to nothing. Britt is excellent at blowing by his man and finishing around the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: #PhenomFallFinale (Day 1, Part 3)

2022 Gabe Proctor (Papa Pete’s): You have to love how this kid plays on the court with, especially the confidence that oozes out of him when he is knocking down shots and feeling it.  He did that once again, showing his range and floater consistently all game long. 2022 6’6 Noah Ross (Tion Burton): Ross is a long, high IQ, smooth type prospect that is showing more than his range and aggressively...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers: Names coaches need to know

6’3 2021 Umar Lawson (Upward Stars Pee Dee) Lawson should be one of the breakout names after this weekend. First off if you haven’t seen the viral clip of him going Eastbay mid-game, then proceeding to land a backflip, check it out! Aside from that, he’s a prospect that’s continued to improve, Lawson is an elite level athlete at this stage which allows him to explode past defenders and finish in...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part III)

2023 Wesley Tubbs (Charlotte Supreme): You can already see that Tubbs has the length that will catch eyes but what really stands out first is his emotion, hustle, and willingness to leave it all out there.  Such a competitor.  As far as his game goes, he is a 6’5 long, wiry prospect that can create for himself or for his teammates.  Just another big-time prospect in the 2023...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’8 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Charlotte) There’s an obvious amount of talent within the Team Charlotte organization, and Burnham has arguably been their most consistent performer of the early season. He’s a long, wiry forward with quality athleticism and an excellent nose for the ball. Burnham plays with a nonstop motor and understands how to overwhelm opponents with his activity level. He’s a...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session 3: Evaluation Team 9

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Evaluation Team 9   Team 9 Coach Kelvin Mills   #10: 5’11 ’23 Giovanni Nanucci (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that could arguably emerge as the best long-term prospect from this camp, Giovanni Nanucci. He’s a young combo-guard prospect that competed extremely well with the high school group and made a consistent impact on...

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