PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Getting to Know: Kelvin Mills (Event Director)

Anyone who has attended a Phenom Hoops event should already be well-informed about Coach Kelvin Mills. For those who haven’t, he’s one of the nicest, most disciplined individuals you’ll possibly meet. He can typically be found running our camps and managing our travel ball events, but his involvement with basketball spans far beyond being the Event Director for Phenom Hoops.  Mills is a...

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Phenom Hoops Blog: 1-on-1 with 2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian)

Phenom Hoops continues to dive into the minds of players around the region, learning their thoughts, their excitement about the upcoming season, and all the latest going on. In our latest 1-on-1 blog, we talk to one of the top players in the state of North Carolina in 2022 Cade Tyson. Now attending Carmel Christian, we dive into how he prepares for the upcoming season, being a leader on the...

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Phenom Hoops Blog: 2023 Keyon Webb (NC GBB)

Phenom: What’s your excitement about this upcoming season?Webb: This upcoming season, I am really excited to go out and compete at a high level. This will be my first opportunity outside of summer basketball to play against high-level programs night in and night out so I really want to take advantage of that. Phenom: NC GBB is a new program but one that certainly has the attention of many.  What...

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Why Trey Murphy Should Be a Lottery Selection

The NBA Draft is one of the most exciting annual events in professional sports, especially in terms of non-competition buzz. No other league’s fanbase enjoys the “other stuff” as much as the NBA and their following. Even the lottery system has become a fun, slightly more “fair” way to determine who receives what pick (while also eliminating the need to tank, since the probability of tanking into...

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Potential HoopState National Breakouts: 2021 Edition (Part One)

Each and every year there are some kids that are getting recruited at the regional level take that next step and see their stock rise from a national perspective. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 Pandemic a lot of these kids won’t have the opportunity to be seen at their respective events by college coaches, scouts, or media. Typically the local evaluators have the opportunity to get an early...

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Phenom Hoops Blog: Jaden Bradley looks back on big sophomore season; continuing to listen to colleges around the country

Coming off a state championship run and earning NC Player of the Year accolades, the sophomore is riding high and is continuing to rack up offers from around the country. Grabbing the attention of blue-bloods along with several other high-major programs, Bradley is continuing to soak it all in and is staying focused on his game.

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Phenom Player’s Blog: Two-sport athlete, Breon Pass, proud of team’s success and putting Reidsville HS on the map

In a new feature that we are looking to provide at Phenom Hoops, we are bringing our followers the new “Phenom Player’s Blog,” as we discuss some of the latest topics with players around the country. They provide their back story, their thoughts, and we get to know a little bit more about them overall. First up, we have 2021 guard Breon Pass who is a star football and basketball player at Reidsville high school.

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Greensboro Day Handles High Point Christian on Senior Night

In what was another excellent showing from Greensboro Day the bengals got a quality win over a short handed High Point Christian team by the score of 76-43. Greensboro Day had 4 players in double figures in the win. Let’s take a look at some of the standouts.  6’6 2021 Bryce Harris: Greensboro Day (17 Points) Harris is a high level inside/outside scorer that showed he can be a go to option...

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Davidson Day Handles Carmel Christian 65-53

Davidson Day defeated Carmel Christian last night by the score of 65-53 and it was an exciting matchup. The two teams were neck and neck throughout the first half with an excellent back and forth battle between the two NCISAA powers. Bryce Alfino came up big with some outside shooting in the first half and Myles Hunter did a little bit of everything for Carmel Christian as the teams headed into...

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#TheJohnWall: Day Two Thoughts and Takeaways, Day Three Game to Watch

The Battle of the Titans, Jonathan Kuminga and… Nick Farrar The entire country knows about Jonathan Kuminga, he’s the consensus number one prospect in 2021 and is widely considered the best prospect in all of high school basketball. Nick Farrar, an NC State signee is known within in the state of North Carolina as a workhorse forward that is difficult to contain and these two had a battle that...

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#TheJohnWall: Day One Thoughts, Day Two Preview

Dontrez Styles is More Than Ready For Prime Time Kinston wing Dontrez Styles showed everyone in attendance why he’s widely regarded as the top 2021 prospect in the HoopState with his performance against Moravian Prep. Kinston ultimately fell up a little short to the stacked Moravian squad but Styles led a ferocious comeback that got the crowd really involved. He gets it done at both ends of the...

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Four Storylines: John Wall Holiday Invitational (Day One)

Carter Whitt Vs Daeshun Ruffin Both Carter Whitt and Daeshun Ruffin play an incredibly exciting brand of basketball that will bring a ton of excitement to Holiday Gymnasium in the nightcap of day one. Whitt is a smooth playmaking guard and Ruffin is a dynamic scorer that plays with relentless energy. These two are competing within the national rankings in the 2021 class and being offered by...

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Leesville Road Vs Millbrook: Miles Magical Five

Last night we were treated to a great rivalry matchup between Millbrook High School and Leesville Road High School. Both of these teams are loaded with next level talent, program history, and unbelievable fan support. It was a matchup of the elite guard play of Carter Whitt and the brute force and size that Millbrook brings to the table. Millbrook walked away with an 84-76 victory. Let’s take a...

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Moravian Prep v. The Burlington School

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina as the Spartans prepared to host national powerhouse Moravian Prep. It was a highly-anticipated matchup and would ultimately turn out to be a test for both squads. Moravian Prep is fresh off the heels of some difficult battles at Bojangles Bash and our Battle at the Rock, defeating every opponent and...

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What More Does Dylan Blake Need To Do?

Every year, North Carolina reaffirms itself as a hotbed for talent and underrated prospects, and the current senior class is no different. There are a slew of unsigned seniors that deserve an uptick in their recruitment. Over the next few months, these articles will take a closer look at some of the most under-appreciated guys across the Hoopstate. Today, we highlight Dylan Blake of First Flight...

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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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Freedom Christian: A Darkhorse Contender?

With all the constantly circulating discussions about teams and rankings, it’s become clearer that Freedom Christian is one of the most underrated and overlooked teams in North Carolina. They might not have the storied history and recent success like some, but their talent is plenty rich. This group has quickly jetted out to a 10-2 start and, although they haven’t necessarily played the toughest...

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Is North Carolina’s Private School Basketball an Open Race?

After writing an in-depth look at some of the top public school teams in the state, it only felt appropriate to do the same thing for private schools. However, there are even fewer clear-cut favorites and only one undefeated team remaining (Davidson Day) within the NCISAA. Right now, Concord First Assembly, Durham Academy, Greensboro Day, Trinity Christian, and Wayne Country Day have each lost...

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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Apex Friendship Takes Down Lee County Behind Farrar’s 18

Apex Friendship hosted Lee County in a little Pre-Thanksgiving regular season matchup last night. Friendship was in total control throughout the contest and ended up leaving the gym with a   75-47 victory. Let’s take a look at the magical five performers from the game! 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar: Apex Friendship/NC State Signee (18 Points, 7-9 FG) Farrar was a one man wrecking crew in his limited...

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UNC Pembroke spoils WSSU Home Opener 75-64

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invaded the Gaines Center, and earned an impressive road win against a retooled Winston Salem State squad.Winston Salem, North Carolina- This contest went down in front of a packed house. The Rams student section got after the visiting Braves all night, I have to say the energy was emphatic throughout the gymnasium! The Braves captured a double digit...

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Four Takeaways for Hargrave after their Matchup with Oak Hill

Hargrave Military and Oak Hill Academy had their annual exhibition matchup last night at West Wilkes High School. The game was full of firepower with high level prospects on both sides as these two powers prepare for a rigorous season ahead. Let’s take a look at some of the takeaways that Hargrave can take from this matchup. KD Johnson and Ashley “AJ” James are dynamic at the top of the press...

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#NCPhenom150 Session Two: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#112 6’11 2021 Cooper Land: Middle Creek High School Having had the opportunity to watch Land in multiple settings over the course of the last year and a half, seeing his progression up close was really good to see. He’s starting to figure out how to translate his size into consistent productivity while never forcing the issue on either end of the court. He has nice timing and anticipation on...

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#SCTop80: Miles Magical Five (Late Slate)

#108 6’6 2020 Keyon Mims: Fort Mill High School Mims is a really versatile player due to his ability to defend multiple positions on the perimeter and interior. His offensive skillset is diverse. He can handle the ball, post up, shoot it from 3, and get above the rim for high flying finishes. He brings a lot to the table on the wing with the lineage of things he does well. He maintains a...

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#PhenomOpenGymTour: Bishop McGuinness

The latest stop on the Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour was at Defending NCHSAA 1A Champions Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. This group lost some key pieces from last years team including guys like Cam Caroway and Mac McAlhany, Gus O’Hale, and Ty Cressman. They bring back some key pieces from last years team including a couple of new pieces that make the...

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