PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Unsigned Senior Spotlight:'6'7 Sergej Cvetkovic

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Bendel's Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rise Indoor Facility for our second Live period of the spring season. The three-day event featured a ton of notable teams, players, and standout performers. With various levels of college coaches in attendance, plenty of guys earned interest and offers, and naturally boosted their individual stocks as a direct result. Although the recruiting...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Challenge

6'4 '23 Nick Elliott (New Light Disciples) The New Light Disciples had a variety of standouts in this contest, and Elliott was as impressive as anyone. He's a lethal shooter with size, vision, and some ability off the bounce. Elliott can comfortably hit shots off the catch or bounce, both at a high percentage, and forces the opposition to stay attached along the perimeter. Elliott also displays...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 3, Part 1)

2024 Gage Lattimore (Carolina Clutch): Lattimore came into Day 3 with something to show and prove, and he did as he put on an impressive scoring show.' Lattimore is a smooth and unselfish type of player, but he had it going; picking his spots well, pulling up for his jumper, getting to his spots off the ball from three, and just simply being a playmaker on the court. Impressive showing from the...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We've reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Concord Academy

Phenom Hoops hit the road again on Tuesday afternoon, first making a stop at Concord Academy.' Coach Cantadore has been a staple around the Charlotte area and in NC, bringing a team that fans and media outlets always watch out for each season and it doesn't look any different this year. When breaking down their roster, let’s first look at the guards that will be leading the charge.' 2024...

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The Journey from Serbia to America: 6'7 2023 Sergej Cvetkovic

Often times, the Americanized approach to scouting and evaluating talent is completely focused on immediate gratification. Player X is better than Player Y right now, therefore Player X is clearly the better option'right' Not necessarily, especially when comparing international prospects to those who have spent the entirety of their lives in America. It seems that folks neglect to realize...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

6'2 '21 Travon Jones (Mint Hill Lakers) Although guys like Joel Baucom and Glenn Bynum have been the main offensive weapons for this Mint Hill Lakers group, Jones made a very strong impact on that end of the floor. He provided his usual amount of hustle, toughness, and ability to fill in the gaps, but also attacked the basket and hit numerous jumpers along the perimeter. As an unsigned senior,...

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Concord Academy v. Northwood Temple (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game for day two of Phenom's Holiday Classic took place between two teams who have been firmly in the spotlight over the recent years in Concord Academy and Northwood Temple. Concord Academy quickly asserted their lead, but was quickly answered by a balanced approach from Northwood Temple who led after eight minutes by a score of 16-19. Despite numerous lead changes and continued...

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Open Gym Report: Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly)

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Concord to watch the defending NCISAA 3A State Champions, Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly). Coach Frank Cantadore has done a remarkable job over the past nine years building Concord Academy into a perennial NCISAA power. In nine seasons, their overall record is 220-65 and they’ve won over 22 games per year for eight straight seasons....

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