PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Dwayne Cherry #0: 5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to offer an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. He’s a smart, tough, unselfish point guard prospect with great timing as a passer, both in transition and the half-court setting. Dawkins makes the best possible play with unwavering...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Bobby Williams #0: 5’11 ’22 Cam Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Cam Oates. He’s a smart, sharp, unselfish point guard prospect with a natural playmaking sense and the ability to attack the basket or assert himself as a perimeter shooter. Oates possesses craftiness and...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Marcus Dilligard  #0: 6’0 ’22 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain) Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly one of the craftier, most skilled prospects in the state, Isaiah Tate. He’s a smart, smooth, well-rounded guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Tate is an efficient perimeter shooter with the ability to...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: James Baker #10: 5’8 ’22 Chris Britt (Gaston Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his sharp, quick, aggressive scoring prowess, Chris Britt. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with the ability to reliably and effortlessly create quality shots out of little to nothing. Britt is excellent at blowing by his man and finishing around the...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Patrick King A foreword from Coach King: “This team was absolutely STACKED. I was blown away with how coachable, cohesive, and team-centric these guys played. Every single one of them bought into the unselfish brand we wanted to play, and our bench was live the entire day. It seemed repetitive to mention their coachability in every blurb, so I’ll say it about all of them right off...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Gary Hall #0: 5’9 ’23 Trey Green (Lake Norman Christian) Starting things off, we look at one of the most complete floor generals throughout North Carolina, Trey Green. He’s a smart, decisive, extremely well-rounded point guard prospect with an incredible understanding of how to run a team on both ends of the floor. Green offers a strong balance between playmaking and...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Rod Bridgers #0: 6’2 ’22 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) Starting things off, we look at a player that has proven himself as easily one of the toughest, most prolific scorers in the state, Elijah Jamison. He’s a strong, rugged, downhill guard prospect with the ability to access and convert nearly any shot from inside the arc. Jamison is quick and crafty enough to get by...

read more

POB’s Notes from NC Top 80 (Part 3)

2022 Evan Smith (Ardrey Kell): Smith had a very good camp and really think this is a player that could see an uptick in his recruitment and game this season.  He was shifty in the open floor and was showing how he can be assertive on the court. 2022 Noah Ross (Trinity Academy): Ross is going to be a player that coaches will love and really seems to be taking his game to the next...

read more

POB’s Notes from NC Top 80 (Part 2)

2021 Kuluel Mading (The Burlington School): One can see that Mading has continued to make steps with his game, becoming more comfortable with the ball in hands and creating more off the dribble.  But once again, he also impacts the floor with his ability to block shots, use his long arms on the boards, and run the floor. 2021 Ben Burnham (Carmel Christian): Burnham made it known that he was...

read more

POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

read more

Special K’s Hoops Take: NC/SC Top80 Standouts

Christ Essandoko 6’11 Christ Essandoko 2022 was unbelievable today as he showcased his dominance on the offensive end scoring in a wide variety of ways. His presence in the paint is so overwhelming as he scores at will around the basket and overpowers his defender. He rebounds the ball at a very high level and runs the floor pretty well. He showcased a unique ability to attack from the high post...

read more

Player Standouts at NC Top 80 v. SC Top 80

Jamarii Thomas- The tough, heady point guard prospect offered a very consistent two-way presence, overwhelming opponents with his motor and toughness. Thomas attacks the basket very well and displays a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s great in the open floor and shows a willingness to make hustle plays. Julian Kiett- It’s somewhat perplexing to try and understand why Kiett...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 Team Rosters

NameClass ofCityHigh SchoolHeightTeamNumberElijah Jamison2022LouisburgLiberty Heights6′3″NC 1 (Black)0Kenny Noland2021ApexApex Friendship6′2″NC 1 (Black)1Justin Taylor2022CharlotteCarmel Christian6′3″NC 1 (Black)2Antonio Perkins2022CharlotteHopewell6′3″NC 1 (Black)3Jaxon Prunty2024CharlotteDavidson Day6’4″NC 1 (Black)4Isaiah Washington2023FayettevillePine Forest6′4″NC 1 (Black)5Trey...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 2020 Revised Roster

NameClassCityHigh SchoolHeightAntonio Perkins2022CharlotteHopewell6′3″Asa White2022GarnerGarner6′8″Athan Gill2023SalisburySalisbury High6’3Avion Pinner2022WilliamstonRiverside6′7″Benjamin Burnham2021MatthewsCarmel Christian6′8″Bishop Boswell2024CharlotteSouth Mecklenburg6′3″Brandon White2022SpencerWinston-Salem Christian6′10″Breon Pass2021ReidsvilleReidsville High6′0″Bryce...

read more

North Carolina Top 80 2020 Roster

NameHeightClassCityHigh SchoolAJ Smith6′4″2022CharlotteCombine AcademyAntonio Perkins6′3″2022CharlotteHopewell Asa White6′8″2022GarnerGarner Athan Gill6’3″2023SalisburgSalisburyAvion Pinner6′7″2022WilliamstonRiverside Ben  Burnham6′8″2021MatthewsCarmel Christian Bishop Boswell6′3″2024CharlotteSouth Mecklenburg Bobby Pettiford...

read more