PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Eye Catchers from Puma 1-of-1 Invitational (Saturday)

2022 Quante Berry (WS Christian): The Providence commit really gave us another glimpse of his overall game and how he can attack. The 6'5 guard continues to show his assertiveness in attacking the paint, displaying nice touch to score over defenders, and his athleticism to finish at the rim. Then he showed his ability to also step out and be a confident shooter, something he has improved on over...

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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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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall

Game 1Broughton vs. Millbrook This was a great battle between two of the best public schools in the 919. These two programs have a rich basketball history. Millbrook started the game on a 10-0 run. Even with the slow start from Broughton they managed to fight back in the first quarter tying the game at 17.  Throughout the entire game there were a lot of players who made big time plays. The...

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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 Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day): The growth that we have seen in Allenspach has been impressive, as he continues to understand and use his body more and more to his advantage, while also becoming more fluid and stronger at his size.  One can see that he is becoming more active on his feet, as well as being active on the glass, and showing tremendous touch in the paint.  He...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom November Classic

2022 Quante Berry (Winston Salem Christian): Really liked what I saw out of the Providence commit.  He wasn't filling up the stat sheet as far as scoring but Berry was making play after play on the floor to help his team.  On several occasions, he was able to create with the dribble and eventually set up/ find his teammates for easy baskets.  But he also got out and took advantage...

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HIGHLIGHTS: 2025 Eli Ellis Scores 31 PTS vs W-S Christian at Phenom Hoops #CarmelTipOff!

Winston Salem Christian vs. Moravian Prep... The storylines were there and it also gave fans a view of some very intriguing talent. The young players of 2025 Eli Ellis, 2026 Isaac Ellis, 2024 Isaiah Washington, and 2024 Lewis Walker all showed up, while 2022 Christ Essandoko, 2022 Quante Berry, and others stepped up also. Check out the full highlights from an intense game.

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Overtime Elite Prep Challenge (Tuesday Games)

Day 2 of the Overtime Elite Prep Challenge got underway, as Liberty Heights, Combine Academy, and Winston Salem Christian were all back in action. Phenom Hoops was on deck to cover Day 1, as you can find all the recaps here. Here are the Day 2 recaps and stats.

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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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Open Gym Tour: Winston Salem Christian National

Phenom Hoops travelled to Winston Salem Christian Wednesday night. The Lions will have one of the most talented teams in the Hoop State this year and a roster that is full of D1 talent. There is no question, Coach Antonio Lowe does a tremendous job on the sideline. Two years ago, he led Moravian Prep to the inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship. Last season, he took over a dormant basketball...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, HoopState Championship) Part 3

2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): The growth that Jamison has made in showing that he can be a complete point guard.  He continues to do an impressive job in staying aggressive and getting into the paint but also scoring the ball with good, high quality shots.  Plays incredibly strong with the ball and finishes well with his body. 2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty Heights): Really do...

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Winston-Salem Christian vs. Quality Eduction “T LEW’s Takeaways”

TLEW's Takeaways Quality Education vs. Winston Salem Christian  Phenom Hoops made the trip down to Winston Salem to see the showdown between Quality Education and Winston Salem Christian. These two teams are filled with so much talent. When teams are filled with this much talent the tougher more together team usually comes out on top. On Tuesday night the tougher more together team was...

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The Bash – Friday Night Standouts

Game 1Winston-Salem Christian 57Liberty Heights 55 Quante Berry             6'4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Quante Berry was really good in last night's win over Liberty Heights. Coming into the season, one would say he was better at the shooting guard position...

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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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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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