PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League

6’6 ’25 Brandon Adams (All-Carolina) Despite some ups and downs as a group, it was easy to the appeal of someone like Adams. He’s already a long, fluid athlete with solid touch and floor-spacing ability. In this contest, Adams blocked shots, rebounded the ball, and filled in the gaps offensively. He will be a prospect to keep an eye on as his body continues to develop. 6’7 ’25 Ira Wilson (South...

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Five Rising Seniors Who Should Have More Offers

The evaluation process for high school basketball players is similar to the majority of sports. The combination of performance, translatable tools/skills, and comparison to others from the same archetype is part of how we make these conclusions. Add in trends and what history has shown us, and it’s pretty basic. If Player A is better than Player B, yet Player B has more offers, then yeah,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Champion Showcase

6’4 ’25 Jaheim Hall (Next Level SC) There were a variety of useful contributors for Next Level SC, but it would be impossible to ignore the physically overwhelming presence Hall brought to the table. He’s a strong, fluid, explosive athlete with great length and downhill ability. Whether as a cutter, penetrator, or transition threat, Hall applies constant pressure at the rim and plays very well...

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Talent to Watch Out For: NC GBB

We continue to cover this past week’s Phenom high school team camp, as we had a great opportunity to get an early view of teams and what they may be bringing to the table this upcoming season.  Let’s look at NC GBB, as they have been a program that has built a strong foundation and brings talent that college coaches should take notice of.  Phenom Hoops got an early look at what they could...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: Breaking Down more of Team Wall

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn’t mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let’s dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout.  Team Wall It was great to see our friends again with Team Wall, a...

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recap: Word of God vs. NC GBB

Game 2 on Day 2, the Rams of Word of God matched up with NC Good Better Best, as each team was looking to make their way into the semifinals.  Word of God came out with the early punch, knocking down shots and showcasing their strong guard play early to get the early lead.  But NC GBB started to settle down and shots eventually started to fall as well. Word of God held the 21-13 first-quarter...

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POB’s Day 2 Standouts (Phenom Prep Showcase)

2024 Chicale Ward (Bull City Prep): Ward has put together back-to-back outstanding games to help lead his team to two wins. The 6’5 prospect has been an extremely effective scorer on the floor and is a tough matchup with his skill set, his versatility, and his ability to score in a variety of ways. He is coming off a 30-point showing and ended today with 20 points in the win on Day 2.  Opening a...

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Top Performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...

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Hoops & Dreams Top Performances

Here is a list of the top performers from the Hoops & Dream Showcase presented by Lucas Moore Realty. Please note these top performers are in alphabetical order by school. Fayetteville Academy6’5 2024 Xavier Johnson: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals on Friday. 19 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist on Saturday. 6’4 2026 Jossiah Johnson: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #7: 6’0 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a scrappy, high-motor presence throughout camp, Jaiden Thompson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a nice feel and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Thompson is a quality three-point shooter, but also attacks the basket...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: NC GBB Academy

Thursday afternoon last week, Phenom Hoops was in the Raleigh area to check in on the talent.  After our stop at Word of God, we drove just minutes down the road to check in on NC GBB Academy, a new program that will certainly bring eyes their way this year.  Many of these guys we saw this summer and will look to have themselves a big upcoming high school season.  Let’s dive into...

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Stockrisers from the Phenom 757 Showcase

There were plenty of storylines through the event at the Phenom 757 Showcase, along with college coaches lining the baseline. This is why these players could be ones that see their stock rise after a strong showing in Virginia Beach. Check out who made the list this week. Jacob Cooper 2022 6’9 Khouri Carvey (Team Trezz): Carvey was one of the first players I watched this weekend, wanting to see...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 757 Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 6’4 Ta’zir Smith (Higher Level): Smith was excellent when I sat down to watch his game.  He was non-stop getting downhill, staying aggressive and embracing contact.  There wasn’t a defender that could stay in front of him in that game, as he continued to put pressure on the defense and finish tough buckets or get to the line. 2023 6’2 Caden Bell (Team Wall 2023): I do believe that...

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Game Recap: Cape Fear Christian at Northwood Temple

One thing is for certain, basketball in Fayetteville is high level and the NCISAA Sandhills Conference is one of the toughest conferences in the state from top to bottom. Every single game is a dog fight. You have to bring it every single night. Last night’s conference opener between Cape Fear Christian and Northwood Temple lived up to the hype. Even with limited seating capacity, the...

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