PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Capital City Jam

5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) There were a lot of talented performers throughout the day, but Mikey Dukes’ showing to open the event was truly unbelievable. At a strong, sturdy 5-foot-11, Dukes is a special athlete that can impose his will against any point guard. That being said, he also has a terrific basketball sense and exceptional overall feel for the game, which is what should vault...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

Moravian Prep: 6’8 ’20 Josh Hall The newly reclassified combo-forward continues to cause matchup problems for most opponents, given his combination of size and three-level scoring ability. In this showing, Hall immediately opened the game with an effortless scoring display—going four for four from beyond the arc while still applying pressure as a penetrator. He’s a capable defender that plays...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

First Baptist: 5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes The first game of the day was filled with excitement, thanks in large part to Mikey Dukes and his phenomenal two-way showing. He’s arguably the most athletic sub-six-foot player in the entire Southeast region, especially when considering his muscular frame. Dukes is blindingly quick and possesses unbelievable end-to-end speed, which he often uses to set up...

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Lakewood Duo Becoming Worthy of National Recognition

There are a lot of meaningful subplots for Phenom’s upcoming Capital City Jam at Ben Lippen High School, but few will be more intriguing than the tandem of Quentin Hodge and Juwan Perdue. It seems like not too long ago that we were talking about how Perdue was starting to become overlooked and should be getting courted by an abundance of Division I programs. Somehow only Radford, Austin Peay,...

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Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge

Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge Back in September, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Lenoir, North Carolina to watch the Moravian Prep open gym. After watching the collection of talent, we proceeded to ask coach Antonio Lowe if he would be interested in playing Oak Hill Academy at the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. Immediately,...

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Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride

Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride   There is no question, coach Erasto Hatchett has plenty to be excited about. His team has a current 9-3 record heading into the Phenom Capital City Jam that will be held Saturday, January 15th at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a nice blend of youth, talent and experience, but most of all optimism. Leading the way is fast...

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High-Flying Forward Will Put on a Must-Show at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

Next week, Phenom Hoops is set to host our Capital City Jam in Columbia, South Carolina, which is going to feature eight very noteworthy programs. There are going to be 20+ Division I prospects in the building, but the First Baptist v. Hunter Kinard Tyler matchup could arguably end up as the most intense battle of the day. The First Baptist backcourt duo of Joseph Powell and Mikey Dukes is going...

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