PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Holiday Classic Championship: Weddington vs. The Burlington School

It was championship time at the #PhenomHolidayClassic at Cox Mill, as Weddington and The Burlington School went to battle. 2024 Grant Hamilton and 2025 KJ Younger led the charge for Weddington, but 2024 Zion Walker walked away with Tournament MVP helping lead The Burlington School to a victory. Check out all the highlights and subscribe to the #PhenomHoops YouTube...

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Phenom Holiday Classic Highlights: Chambers vs. Central Cabarrus

Two premier teams battled it out at Cox Mill High School this past weekend at the #PhenomHolidayClassic, as Central Cabarrus took on Chambers. Bringing in premier talent from the state, it was Central Cabarrus who was able to make a statement in a victory. Make sure to subscribe today to our YouTube Page at...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Holiday Classic

2025 KJ Younger (Weddington): Talk about a breakout-type showing at the Holiday Classic for many who haven’t watched him, but he has been doing this all season long so far for Weddington. We wrote about him more as of late, but he continued to shine throughout as he may have been the best player throughout the event.  Younger brings such physicality and demand to the court, as he is assertive,...

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Bringing Value to the Court: Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2025 Levon Jacobs (Davidson Day): Programs always need an energy guy and one who can bring versatility to the court. Jacobs could be that sneaky underrated prospect that has a blend of size and athleticism, and does what is needed for his team.  One thing you will always get with him is his hard-working mentality and incredible athleticism, finishing strong and with authority at the rim. But...

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Bringing Value to the Court: Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2024 Felipe Patino (WS Christian): Programs and coaches are always looking for shooters and Patino can provide that instantly. He continues to come off the bench for WS Christian and can be an instant offense with his ability to get to his spots and his confidence from behind the arc. Doesn’t force much and plays within the offense, but can be a difference-maker if shots are falling. 2025 Ian...

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POB’s Standouts: Day 3 at the Phenom Holiday Classic

2025 Sean Dunn (Cox Mill): Dunn continues to light it up and be such an effective weapon on the court, as he should be a point guard who earns more attention. He simply was everywhere on the court on both ends, scoring and creating, being an excellent playmaker, scrappy defensively, and bringing a tremendous overall impact. Such a leader for this young group and he stepped up again on Day 3....

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Day 3 Stats and Scores: Phenom Holiday Classic

Game 1 Cox Mill 77 – Carmel Christian 65 Stats: CM: Sean Dunn 25pts, 4bs, 7asts, 6stls/ James Carswell 14pts/ Cruz Miller 14pts, 5rebs, 4astsCC: Kameron Taylor 24pts, 7rebs, 2asts/ Bryce Slay 19pts, 4rebs, 7asts/ Cody Peck 9pts, 5rebs Game 2 Northside Christian 60 – Gaston Christian 39 Stats: NCA: Kyrell Shaw 20pts, 6rebs/ Arael Jones 13pts, 4asts/ Josh Bullock 9pts, 5asts, 2stlsGC:...

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POB’s Standouts: Day 2 Standouts from Phenom Holiday Classic

2026 Makalia Ritter and 2024 Chloe Woodward (Hickory Ridge): Though the team was able to cruise to a victory, it was the defensive presence these two and others were able to make. Both were very active defensively, creating steals and turning it into offense for their team. Impressive showing overall from them on both sides of the ball. 2026 June Wallace (Hickory Ridge): It was a rough day...

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Day 2 Stats and Scores: Phenom Holiday Classic

Game 1 Hickory Ridge 63 – Hopewell 10(Girls) Stats: HR: Sheree Gidney 18pts, 7rebs, 6stls/ Makalia Ritter 10pts, 7stls/ Chloe Woodward 6pts, 6stls, 3astsHopewell: June Wallace 8pts, 12rebs, 4blks Game 2 Northside Christian 55 – Carmel Christian 44 Stats: NCA: Kyrell Shaw 24pts, 10rebs/ Jaleel Smith 8pts, 3stls/ Arael Jones 8pts, 8rebs, 3astsCC: Kameron Taylor 30pts, 8rebs/ Bryce Slay...

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POB Standouts: Day 1 Standouts from Phenom Holiday Classic

2027 Lenise Joseph (North Meck): There is so much to like about this young freshman, as she makes an immediate impact on both ends of the court.  Offensively, she is a force down in the paint, but displays tremendous feel and touch in the paint but can also step out. But I think the most impressive thing about her game is her impact defensively and her ability to block/alter shots. ...

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Day 1 Scores and Stats: Phenom Holiday Classic

Game 1 North Meck 52 – Hickory Ridge 44Girls Stats: NM: Boston Bates 14pts, 5rebs/ Lenise Joseph 10pts, 9rebs, 7blks/ Sahley Reid 8pts, 6rebsHR: Amya Leathers 13pts, 3rebs, 3asts/ Sheree Gidney 12pts, 4rebs/ MaKaela Gidney 10pst, 7stls Game 2 Winston-Salem Christian 75 – Charlotte Christian 55 Stats: WS: Jordan Lowery 14pts, 5asts/ Isaiah Washington 12pts/ Lewis Walker 10pts,...

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Phenom Schedule Announcement: Holiday Classic (Dec. 21-23)

Another day, another schedule coming out' The Phenom Holiday Classic has certainly been an exciting event right before the Christmas holidays, and this year's event may surpass previous years as we have some terrific matchups but also bracket play to crown a champion of the event.  With three full days of loaded matchups and intense basketball here in North Carolina, there is no better way...

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The Phenom Holiday Classic (Dec 21-23) may be the best event of the YEAR

What a way to enjoy a few days off right before Christmas' Spend time with Phenom Hoops for yet another tremendous event with the Phenom Holiday Classic, an event that may go down as the best event we have this high school season. Schools from all over the state will be attending, and the best talent will be on display at this event.' So make sure you leave some time to check out these teams in...

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Recruitment should continue to rise: Phenom Holiday Classic

2025 Isaiah Henry (Cannon): Think it is only going to be a matter of time for this young sophomore, but Isaiah Henry has been showing us A LOT early on this season; his game has matured, and he is understanding and adding more to his game, and is really stepping up as an overall leader and go-to player. Henry continues to mix up his offensive game, showing that he can be productive from outside...

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Freshmen to Know from Phenom Holiday Classic

2026 6'3 Dane Cassada (Calvary Day): Cassada continues to be a name that impresses us with his overall maturity as a freshman. Cassada is a tough, strong, high IQ guard that understands the game well, sees the floor, and can bring some versatility to the court on both sides of the floor.  He showed that he can be a knockdown shooter, as well as a playmaker with the ball in his hands. 2026...

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POB's Best of the Best: Phenom Holiday Classic

2024 Austin Swartz (Cannon): We will start this article off this way' Austin Swartz should be a nationally recognized prospect by all outlets. Swartz's game looks to translate well at the next level and he is showing so much more of his all-around game along with just how big of a prolific scorer he can be. When talking about his game, everyone knows his ability to be a fluid 3-level scorer,...

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

2023 Lance Gill (United Faith): Gill led the charge for his team in a win on Day 2, showing a more assertive nature offensively and using his athleticism to his advantage. First off, Gill did a great job defensively, pressuring the ball and making plays in the passing lanes; that doesn’t mention his impact on the boards. Offensively, he uses his athleticism well to attack and get to the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2023 Brandon Nelson (Indian Land): How about the play of Nelson to start the day on Day 2 at the Holiday Classic, flourishing as a prospect that stretches the floor with his perimeter shot-making ability. Time after time, Nelson was able to knock down shots from three in catch-and-shoot situations, but also doing a nice job in creating and making plays for others.  He led the charge in a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Holiday Classic (Day 1)

2023 Dallas Gardner (Charlotte Country Day): Gardner really set the tone in this game to start the weekend, as he was able to fill up the stat sheet and make his presence felt on both sides of the court.' Gardner did an excellent job in pushing in transition and attacking the defense, penetrating and getting in the lane, finishing well through contact, and showing his athleticism. His defense...

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Phenom Holiday Classic Game Reports

Check out all the scores and stats from the Phenom Holiday Classic, which is being played at Cannon high school. Friday Game 1: Charlotte Country Day 85 – Virginia Episcopal 42 CCDS: Dallas Gardner 26pts, Amare Bethel 21pts, Aj Hewett 15ptsVES: Lukas Buinevicius 17pts, Ethan Kline 8pts, Gordon Wyatt 6pts Game 2: Concord Academy 76 – Forsyth Country Day 60 CA: JJ Moore 22pts, Avion...

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Talent of ALL levels will be on display at Phenom Holiday Classic

Phenom Hoops has an exciting weekend of basketball around the Charlotte area, as we bring you yet another terrific weekend of basketball with the Phenom Holiday Classic, which will take place at Cannon HS. This is an event loaded with talent of all levels and it should once again be a competitive weekend of high school basketball in North Carolina. Check out JUST A FEW names that will be on the...

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