PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc (Familiar Faces)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’22 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Team CP3) This Team CP3 roster is arguably the most loaded group of prospects on display, and Hood-Schifino was as impressive as anyone in attendance. He’s already established himself as a high-level player over the years, but has really started to vault himself into elite territory over the last six months. Hood-Schifino is an incredible playmaker and game manager...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 2)

2023 6’3 Caleb Foster (Team Curry 16u): Foster just plays ahead of his time, which is why several schools are jumping on him early. The blend of size and understanding, with a smooth feel is impressive.  Foster showed more of his outside game with 5 3-pointers as well. 2022 6’6 Cade Tyson (Team Curry 16u): Tyson has the size, IQ, and fluid shooting stroke that should attract college coaches...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 17U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Coach Rick’s Fab Five (Phenom Hoop State Day Two)

Coach Rick’s Phenom Hoop State Fab Five Day Two  Playing for a state championship and trophy means something! If you don’t believe me, all one had to do is see the passion, effort and determination that was on full display on the second day of the Phenom Hoop State Championship. Now, let’s take a closer look at our Fab Five for Day Two. 6’6 2020 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy) ...

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Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five  The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players. Now, let’s take a closer look at the players that made the biggest impacts.  6’6 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy)...

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5-Star Jalen Hood-Schifino vs BREAKOUT David Jones; Combine and Teays Valley Full Game Raw Highlights

Check out highlights between Combine Academy and Teays Valley Christian at the 2020 Hargrave Military Challenge. David Jones and Jalen Hood-Schifino both dropped over 30 points a piece. Combine won the game off a last second block call which led to Hood-Schifino free throws.

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PHR Podcast (2.3.20): Hargrave Challenge Recap/ MVP’s/ Kai Sotto phenom

The Phenom Hoops group sit down after their travels to Virginia over the weekend to discuss all the talent that they saw at the Hargrave Military Challenge. Who were there MVP's of the 2-day event, what are our thoughts on 2020 7'2 Kai Sotto, and who were some breakout players, storylines from the event?

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Hoops’ Hargrave Military Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for our Hargrave Military Challenge. This event wraps up our high school showcases for the season, and we certainly went out with a bang. There was a ton of talent/high-level programs from all around the East Coast and they each came with something to prove, arguably making this the most talent-rich event...

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Combine only getting better and better

Combine only getting better and better  Combine Academy went 2-0 in the inaugural Hargrave Military Challenged presented by Phenom Hoop Report. After pulling out an exciting 66-64 win on Saturday against Teays Valley, Combine led start to finish in the 57-45 win over a very good and talented Beckley Prep IJN, that has over five D1 scholarship players on the roster. That being said, head...

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Combine Academy pulls out thrilling 66-64 win

Combine Academy pulls out thrilling win  In one of the better games of the season, Combine Academy pulled out a thrilling and intense 66-64 win over Teays Valley. Both teams battled literally tooth and nail. It was a well-played, well coached, and exciting game start to finish. When it comes to sideline passion and enthusiasm, Coach Ryan Arrowood and Jeff McInnis are in a class of their...

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Combine Academy Captures Win Over Liberty Heights

Combine Academy captures 63-45 win over Liberty Heights  Phenom Hoops travelled to Lincolnton, North Carolina to cover a key match-up between two of the top non-association teams in the state. Liberty Heights came into the contest with a 13-5 record while Combine Academy sported a 16-8 record. Both teams have played a tough and challenging national schedule and the game at Combine Academy...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’5 ’20 Trent McIntyre (Piedmont Classical) There are a ton of exciting prospects on this Piedmont Classical team, but few are as productive as McIntyre on a game-to-game basis. It’s honestly somewhat surprising that he hasn’t started get recruited on the Division I level, simply because his approach, mentality, and skillset never waver. He has IQ, size, and phenomenal two-way versatility, which...

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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom National Showcase

6’7 ’21 Jamylan Blakeney (Combine Academy) There are a ton of high-level defenders in North Carolina and it’s time that we start mentioning Blakeney among the best. He’s as versatile as anyone on that end of the floor due to his phenomenal blend of length, athleticism, and recovery speed. Blakeney can protect the rim and legitimately defend all five positions at the high school level. He plays...

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Team Charlotte bringing the talent on all levels to the JMAC Showcase

One program that everyone should know already will be the Team Charlotte program, as they will be bringing several teams to the event this weekend.  Team Charlotte 17u, 16u, 15u, and 12u will all be in attendance and you don’t want to miss some of the top talents around the area.

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Johnson

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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