PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Is Jaylen Cross Emerging as a Top Prospect in 2024?

The Triad is consistently filled with some of the best athletes across North Carolina, which rings especially true in regards to the historic amount of basketball talent over the years. While the number of noteworthy players is encouraging, the competitive balance is also a massive part of what makes this area so entertaining to follow. Just look at a few examples over the last few years: Ahmil...

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NCHSAA LIVE Period Team Previews: Northwest Guilford

After a lot of stressors throughout the last twelve to fourteen months, the grassroots basketball landscape has finally returned to normalcy. The shoe-circuits and high school LIVE periods were restored for the betterment of these young prospects who are simply fighting for an equal opportunity to advance to the collegiate ranks. Although this presents Division I programs with the chance to...

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Expected Rise in Production: Four Potential Breakout Candidates

Although the travel ball season just recently got underway, there are a lot of interesting subplots swirling around the upcoming high school season. Sure, it’s pretty early to be discussing this topic while the Class of 2021 is still approaching their graduation. However, basketball has basically turned into a year-round sport that stops for absolutely no one. That being said, various prospects...

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Position-less Basketball: NC Rim Runners

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a highly entertaining stretch of basketball. There was truly an abundance of talent on display, coming from various directions within each of the three events—which certainly includes the NC Rim Runners (2024) from our Spring Tip-Off Classic. While they might’ve fallen short of...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host our Hoopstate Championship, Post-Grad Nationals, and Spring Tip-Off Classic. There was an incredible variety of talent on display, from grown men battling for scholarships to young prospects just scratching the surface, which made for an exciting three-day stretch of...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

5’9 ’24 Aidan Cook (CC Elite) Although somewhat unassuming, Cook is clearly a vital piece for this CC Elite squad. He’s still developing physically but displays excellent feel for the game and shoots the ball at a reliable clip from the perimeter. Cook makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands, both as a passer and scorer, and does a great job of operating within the framework of the...

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Game Report: Northwest Guilford vs. Greensboro Page

Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro to watch Page High School take on Northwest Guilford. It is never easy playing a team twice, let alone in back-to-back nights. This game was full of intensity and energy from the start. Page High School threw the first punch jumping out to a 7-0 lead to start the game. Even though Page ended up winning by 18 points the game was a lot closer than the score...

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Northwest Guilford v. High Point Central

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Northwest Guilford, as the Vikings resumed their season against the visiting High Point Central Bison. After being halted for the last few weeks, there was plenty of mounting anticipation for the Vikings and examining their approach without guys like Christian Hampton and Dean Reiber. The same goes for the Bison, who have struggled to surface a ton of...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’4 Moses McDowell 2025 of Team Pressure was physically imposing in this last game. With a combination of strength, athleticism, and length he was able to dominate the paint, scoring at will. The most impressive part of his game is the way he relentlessly rebounds the ball on both sides of the court. He has a knack for fighting and getting position to come up with easy boards and easy points....

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Northwest Guilford Changing Directions

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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