PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Scoring power, athleticism should have LSU fans excited about ’21 Brandon Murray

There is no doubt about it, IMG Academy Post Grad is absolutely loaded with talent.  All over the court, you see Division I talent and names that you will be quite familiar with at the collegiate level.  One of those players will be 2021 6’5 Brandon Murray, who will be a name to remember in the SEC. To put it simply, Murray looked like a star on the floor and quickly became one of the...

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Fork Union PG is a program with next-level prospects

The Post Grad Nationals brought several impressive teams to the forefront, giving us a chance to check out talent of all levels. One program that has had success in producing next-level talent has been Fork Union Post Grad and they brought a team loaded with talent that can be seen as a positive piece at the D1, D2, and D3 level. We break down their roster and what they can provide on the court....

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Phenom PG Nationals Top Scorers

PlayerAverageTommy Moore29.0Bull City PG CharlotteAnthony Breland28.7Charlotte Elite AcademyCaleb Williams27.3Experience AcademyBenard Blunt Jr25.3Rocktop Academy NationalIsaiah Griffin24.3Bull City Prep DurhamBrandon Murray24.0IMG AcademyLovell Smith23.7WS Christian PGGilles Vrancken23.3Combine PG WhiteMatthew Smith22.3TLAPChristian Wright22.0TSFJaheem Tyson21.3Vision PrepAmir Spears20.7Mt....

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PG Nationals Gold: TSF secures championship in final seconds

Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. We moved into the GOLD bracket of the Post Grad Nationals, as both teams were coming off hard-fought wins on Day 2 and wanted to leave with a championship.  Both teams were trading blows and baskets, with Link Year grabbing the early upper hand after the first half.  O’Mar Stanley played...

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First in Flight Division: Franklin Prep’s strong play earns trophy

Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. We moved into the First in Flight bracket, as Elevation Prep and Franklin Prep battled it out on the court.  This was a game that looked to be fun with some players that you will want to remember.  Franklin Prep came out strong, clicking on all cylinders, playing scrappy basketball, and...

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DeAjai’s Day Two Standouts Part 2

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’3 Christian Wright (TSF Post Grad) Christian Wright is a primed engine of TSF, a hard-bodied roster that makes up one of the most talented post-graduate teams in the country. Christian is 6’3 with an intense competitive spirit, forcing the energy around him to complement his own. In a very memorable matchup against IMG’s Academy’s post-grad team, Christian was tasked...

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PG Nationals Post Grad Silver: TLAP secures win over Rocktop

Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. In the Silver division, it provided fans of two programs some may have not seen around the region but they came in ready to battle, and that they did, as Rocktop Academy and TLAP went toe-to-toe throughout this game. In the first half, both teams were trading blows and both teams were...

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PG Nationals Post Grad Bronze: Believe Prep makes a statement

Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. In the Bronze division, Believe Prep and Franklin Prep started out the day in hopes of finishing off on a high note.  First half, it was the Isaiah Grant and Luis Smikle Jr. show, as they really stepped up their game, scoring the ball consistently and effectively.  Those two...

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Phenom PG Nationals Standouts (Day 2)

By Johnathan Kirkland Cameron George (Experience Academy Kings) 6’4 2020 Had two good games on Friday and Saturday, a pure shooter and clean, crisp passes to find the open man. James Mansell (Combine Academy White) 6’5 2021 Made several good plays during his game today against Rocktop International. He drives to the lane with authority and also made a nice move to avoid contact and get the...

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Phenom PG Nationals: Link Prep vs. DME

With a chance to go to the championship, DME and Link Year battled it out in the second game of the night to decide the championship matchup against TSF.  This one was pretty close all throughout, with neither team really being able to create a comfortable cushion.  DME was led by four players that scored five points each, including one of their leaders in Jermontae Hill who was coming...

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Phenom PG Nationals: IMG PG vs. The Skill Factory National

It was a battle of the titans in this one, as IMG post-grad and The Skill Factory National came to battle for a chance to compete for a championship.  It was probably one of the best games we had so far at the loaded event and the smack talk started early in this one.  TSF though came out incredibly strong, building an early double-digit lead led by Jalen DeLoach and Christian Wright, two that...

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Breakout Players from Phenom Post Grad Nationals

Malik Lunford of Bull City Prep PG Durham was great for his team as he attacked the basket relentlessly. His ability to change speeds and burst to the rim was very impressive. He has the ability to draw contact and get to the free throw line. He led his team offensively the entire game as they looked to him to initiate and create for himself and teammates. He is super quick and was very hard to...

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First in Flight Bracket: Standouts from Day 1

Elevation Prep vs. Charlotte Elite Elevation Prep Chyron Davis Davis had 19 points in his teams win and was the leading scorer for his team. He is a strong player that finishes at the rim with ease. He is well coached and makes good decisions when the ball is in his hands. His defense is impressive as the zone that Elevation plays fits into his style of play. Charlotte Elite 2023 6’3 Anthony...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, PG Nationals, HoopState Championship) Part 2

2021 Brandon Murray (IMG): Murray showed it all early and often in this contest. You don’t see many with his blend of size and strength, along with his athleticism and ability to score on all levels of the floor. Played with a ton of confidence today. 2021 6’3 Lynn Greer (IMG): Greer simply played with poise and understanding on the floor.  It looked like the game just slowed down for him...

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Phenom Post Grad Nationals: TSF National vs. Mt. Zion Prep

TSF National Christian Wright 6’3 2021 Wright has offers from Iona, USC, and Mt. St. Mary’s. He was the leader on the floor for TSF. He got injured halfway through the second half after he went up for a rebound and fell to the ground, smacking his head on the hardwood. But before then he provided strength at the guard position. He has a high basketball IQ and always made smart passes and knew...

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Phenom Post Grad Nationals: DME vs. Hargrave

DME 2021 6’11 Mo Njie He is an interior force and has the strength to back up the length to provide a post presence that college coaches will love. He makes good decisions with the ball and stays down low to always provide that strong presence. 2021 6’7 Jemontae Hill Hill broke out in the second half and was a joy to watch as he used his dribbling skills and quickness to provide a big spark and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1/ PG Nationals) (Part 1)

2021 6’5 Sam Ihekwoaba (Scotland Prep): Ihekwoaba is a strong, downhill type of guard that plays well in creating for himself, attacking the paint and finishing strong around the rim.  Crafty, shifty ball-handler to get defenders off-balanced but also plays with a good sense of where to attack a defense. 2021 6’10 Halil Barre (Scotland Prep): Barre is a strong, mobile, and active forward...

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Phenom Post Grad Nationals: Scotland Prep vs. Link Year

In the first game of the day in the Phenom Post Grad Nationals Scotland Campus Prep took on Link Year Prep. Link Year led for the majority of the game, at times the lead was close to 20 points. As Scotland Campus ramped up the defense the game tightened, getting down to as close as 5 points. But in the end it was Link Year advancing to the gold winners bracket game tomorrow 72-67. There was...

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