PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Players to Watch for in the NCHSAA State Championships: Seventy-First v. West Charlotte

6'8 '23 James Scott (Seventy-First) Given the difference between these two rosters (especially following the Donovan Raymond injury), Scott could ultimately be the biggest x-factor on either team. He's just extremely reliable on both ends of the floor, and that should allow him to naturally affect all facets of the game within the flow of the action. Scott is long, poised, and really embraces...

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West Charlotte advances to the NCHSAA 3A State Championship

West Charlotte advances to the NCHSAA 3A State Championship  For head coach Jacoby Davis, this season has had its fair of adversity, with a late season injury to 6'8 star Donovan Raymond. Last season, West Charlotte was in the I-Meck 4A Conference, which was probably the toughest conference in the state. With realignment, West Charlotte moved to the 3A in the newly formed Queen City 3A/4A...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 4 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2023 Josh Bullock (Lake Norman Christian): Bullock may have had the performance of the day on Day 4, as he went off for 31 points in the in today.' His stock seems to be rising, as he has really elevated his play as a point guard.' His poise, his strength, his mentality on the floor' all make him very intriguing and when you add his offensive scoring output that he showed, Bullock is really...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 3)

2023 Trey Green (Team EAT): Green came through Rock Hill and once again showed why he is a hot target for so many schools and that should only continue to grow.  Green's game is absolutely mesmerizing at times, as he plays with such great pace, quick handles, change of direction, and has a high-major feel for how to operate on the floor.  He is and has been one of my favorite players...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6'3 2022 Stephon Richards (CC Heat/Moravian Prep) One 2021 Charlotte-area guard that has truly felt the COVID's negative impact on their recruitment is 6'3 Stephon Richards. Stephon is a combo guard truly built for the next level, with exceptional downhill abilities that he uses to his advantage. He's shown 3-level scoring capabilities today, and I find it truly hard to...

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POB's Best of the Best: Phenom MDC

The Phenom Memorial Day Classic was off the charts and gave us all a treat throughout the weekend with the talent that came through the doors. There was a ton of talent but we had a few players that really captured our attention from the event. So here are the best of the best from the players I personally viewed from the event in Rock HIll.

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Dawkins’ Day 1 Standout from Phenom G3 Showcase

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6'1 2026 Bradley Floyd (Team Loaded NC 13U)' Bradley is a 13U prospect that caught my attention at the end of Saturday night. Playing for Team Loaded, Floyd has exceptional positional size for his age operating as a 6'1 lead guard. Due to his size advantage, his easiest baskets come from driving to the rim, as most defenders do not possess the length to compete. A Kings...

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Dual-sport star 2022 Chance Morrow recruitment blowing up

Being a scout for a high school basketball site, we don't get too many chances to write about players in other sports as well but this opportunity was too good to pass up.' 2022 6'6 Chance Morrow is an absolute stud on both the basketball court and football field, as he has shown that he can really be a dynamic athlete no matter where he is. We have seen Morrow on the basketball countless times,...

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Division I talent everywhere you look for Team Charlotte 2022

It is an easy statement to make but one that you can say almost every year' Team Charlotte 17u is absolutely LOADED with talent that will have college coaches flocking their way.' Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them start the travel ball season at the Queen City Showcase.' This is a team coached by Derius McInnis, who has done an outstanding job with this group over the years.' When diving...

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Deserving of More Offers: Noteworthy Names in North Carolina's Class of 2022

Every year, the grassroots landscape is overflowing with capable college-level prospects'many of which fall under the radar and don't receive appropriate attention. North Carolina's Class of 2022 is no different given the sheer depth of talent. Add in the unique effects from Covid, and it's even tougher to earn scholarships than before.''However, this group should get an extended viewing with...

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Holiday Classic: DCT Elite vs. GBC (Recap/Standouts)

Continuing through the day, GBC and DCT Elite battled it out on Court 1 in what looked to be a good matchup.' But DCT Elite came out strong in the first half, pushing the tempo, playing north and south, and getting out in transition for easy buckets.' They were also all over the boards, creating second-chance opportunities, and eventually taking a 20+ point lead in the first half. DCT Elite...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina's Class of 2022

The North Carolina grassroots landscape is overflowing with talent, especially with the new transfers and incoming freshman class. However, this article will take a closer look at guys who should be familiar to most, as they've remained within the state throughout their playing careers. For one reason or another, their recruitment just recently picked up or is set to take off in the near future....

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Special K's Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts (Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League)

5'9 Jonah Drye 2025 of Crown Academy has a great feel for the game and an IQ that is beyond his age. He was precise in the way he operated in the picking roll, making the right reads almost each and every time down the floor. He displayed the ability to shoot both off the catch and off the dribble effectively. He also generated easy buckets for himself and his teammates in transition as he...

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