PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

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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Stock risers from Phenom Prep Showcase

2024 6'6 Jacob Brandly (Combine Regional): Brandly is one that continues to come to events, and catches our eye each time.' Why' This is a 6'6 forward that creates so much havoc when he is on the court.' Brandly does a great job in being able to attack the defense in an array of ways, whether it is in pick-and-pop situations and hurting them with his perimeter shooting, or his ability to use his...

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Top Unsigned Seniors from Phenom Prep Showcase

2023 Shaedon Simpson (Combine): Already holding a few offers, if a college program is needing a late senior, Simpson would be one I'd look at. He has really elevated and taken the next step in his game, continuing to add more layers to his game. Simpson has the size you like at 6'6, he can knock down shots from the outside with a ton of confidence, make plays off the dribble, and brings...

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POB’s Day 1 Standouts (Phenom Prep Showcase)

2026 Carter Bullock (NC GBB Varsity): Only a freshman, Bullock played with a lot of poise and did a great job today getting to his spots. He finished with 16 points and hit multiple threes from a variety of areas of the court. Like his understanding, can create off the bounce, and has good size for his age. 2023 Shaedon Simpson (Combine PG): It was great to watch Simpson on the court again, and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight:'6'9 Jajuan Nicholls

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who...

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Offer-Worthy Seniors from Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

6'8 Jajuan Nicholls (NC GBB) It's difficult to find a reason as to why Jajaun Nicholls isn't being recruited by more college coaches. He's a strong, mobile post prospect with a steady presence on both ends of the floor. Nicholls possesses touch and can reliably finish with either hand around the basket or knock down the occasional midrange jumper. He gives consistent effort on the glass and...

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Offer-Worthy: Five Juniors Deserving of Scholarships

Although the recruiting landscape has drastically changed due to everything involved with Covid, the Class of 2023 has a chance to observe things returning back to normal. While they will still deal with an absolute bloodbath of a transfer portal and the aftermath of the NCAA rewarding an extra year of eligibility (both naturally creating positional logjams), it shouldn't be...

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 2, Part 2)

2022 Jajuan Nicholls (Sheed Wallace Select): There is a lot of length on this Wallace Select team but Nicholls is one that has continued to earn praise with what he provides on both ends. The 6'8 prospect showed flashes both on the defensive side of the ball, blocking shots, creating a wall on the court, and moving well against different opponents. He also has a nice feel and mobility...

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Watch out' Sheed Wallace Select is quickly making noise

One team that really got our scouts and fans excited this past weekend was Rasheed Wallace Select 17u (formly known as Boo Williams Carolina), a program that has some new, intriguing talent and one that is quickly making some noise in North Carolina. They were in action at the Phenom Stay Positive and will be once again in the Phenom G3 Showcase and with Phenom Hoops during the live period, as...

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