PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Commitment Alert: 2021 Will Henderson commits to Hampton

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: William HendersonClass: 2021Committed to: Hampton What the Player Said: Q:...

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2022 6’5 Chas Kelley excited about summer ball; adds two new offers

2022 Chas Kelley is a 6’5 prospect from The Phelps School and is already seeing his recruitment take off while playing with Team Durant this travel ball season.  The defensive-minded point guard who brings a lot of intrigue with his game by getting others involved while showing his scoring ability and IQ is excited about playing with Team Durant this year, especially having high-level talent...

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Commitment Alert: Nwosu twins commit to Barton College

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Kenechi Nwosu/ Kanayo NwosuClass: 2021Committed to: Barton College Evaluation...

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2021 Peyton Gerald (Ardrey Kell) close to a decision

One of the top unsigned forwards remaining on the board could be close to a decision.  2021 6’8 Peyton Gerald from Ardrey Kell, has been a big target for many schools around the area and deservingly so, especially with his fluidity, his athleticism, and his impact on the court.  Gerald showed all of that and more this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC and one thing is for sure, a...

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Texas A&M offers 2023 6’7 Wesley Tubbs, others expressing interest

The Phenom Queen City Showcase brought some of the best talent around the region all under one building; it was a college coach’s dream.  One of the most impressive players throughout the entire weekend was 2023 6’7 Wesley Tubbs for Team United. Tubbs has been a familiar name to many over the past year or so, really being a key player at Northside Christian and one of the top players in the...

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2023 6’10 Brandon White continues to be a hot name for programs

2023 Brandon White has been a hot topic in North Carolina and that he should be. The 6’10 prospect was once looked at as one of the top bigs in the 2022 class but he recently made waves throughout the state and his recruitment when he announced he would be part of the 2023 class. Things have certainly changed over the last year or so for White, being a name many didn’t know about, tucked away at...

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Recruitment 1-on-1: 2022 BJ Edwards Jr. (BMaze Elite)

2022 BJ Edwards from Knoxville, Tennessee is ranked as one of the top point guards in the country and has been a target for many schools around the country. Back in December, the 6’3 guard announced his Top 6 schools and it seems that a few of those schools are continuing to make a strong push. We caught up with Edwards about the latest, his thoughts on the upcoming travel ball season with...

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Commitment Alert: Coker continues to secure talent; 2021 Demar Anderson commits

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Demar AndersonClass: 2021Committed to: Coker What the Player Said: Phenom:...

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2022 Kanye Clary playing with that underdog mentality; grabs latest HM offer

Kanye Clary (Credit: Colby Giacubeno) A hot name around the area has been 2022 Kanye Clary, who plays this season with Massanutten. Not only has he been showing an impressive game but he is continuing to grab the attention of college coaches, with one program recently sending an offer his way. Clary is an intriguing guard to watch. Phenom Hoops got a chance to view him back in November, where...

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Commitment Alert: Alabama secures commitment from 2021 Charles Bediako

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Charles BediakoClass: 2021Committed to: Alabama What is Alabama getting:...

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New face coming to Oak Hill: 2022 Judah Mintz

It seems each year, there always is a new name that is heading to Virginia to play under legendary head coach Steve Smith and for Oak Hill.  It seems like they already have a new name coming in, as 2022 Judah Mintz announced on Monday that he would be taking his talents there and joining the program. So of course, we had to dive in a little more about the new face in the Oak Hill jersey. Mintz...

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Stock Riser: 2022 6’8 Leon Nahar (Asheville School)

Every year, there is a player that can be considered a late-bloomer.  We have our eye on one in the western part of the state of North Carolina, as 2022 6’8 Leon Nahar is one to start tracking if you haven’t already. Nahar is a name that came across to us earlier in the season in Rock Hill at the Phenom MLK Showcase, capturing our intrigue with his skillset, potential, and size.  He...

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2024 Klairus Amir grabs attention early, earns offer from Xavier

To start the season, Phenom Hoops holds their annual Phenom Jamboree Bash and it brought in a young talent in 2024 Klairus Amir, who was then with Legacy Community Academy.  Fast-forward to today, you now have a 2024 6’6 prospect from Osborne High School that is making some early news in the recruiting world. Amir has been playing in the US for the last two years after being in Australia,...

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Could recruitment continue to rise for 2022 Elijah Jamison?

One of the premier guards in the state right now for the 2022 class is Elijah Jamison from Liberty Heights. Coming from Louisburg, where he showed it all and put up impressive numbers, Jamison took his talents to Liberty to show that he can in fact be the point guard that college coaches want leading their team. He displayed that countless times, helping Liberty Heights into the national...

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List continues to grow for the talents of former ECU star Jayden Gardner

The number of schools that should be lined up for former East Carolina star Jayden Gardner continues to grow and deservingly so.  For a player from Wake Forest, North Carolina, Gardner has simply produced from Day 1 in Greenville, playing in 81 games and averaging 18.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists throughout his career. To simply put, Gardner has been a star in the AAC.  He was...

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2022 Cinque Lemon earns offer after tough performance at Phenom Opening

Team Loaded this year, no matter where you look, well… is loaded. And one of the prospects who played really well this past weekend in Virginia Beach was 2022 6’6 Cinque Lemon.  A player that has certainly been making some noise throughout North Carolina in his class, Lemon has just continued his strong play from this past season at Cape Fear Christian and is now showcasing it more during...

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Murray State transfer Chico Carter becoming a hot target by many

If you remember recently, we wrote an article called “Recognize the Name: Soph. Chico Charter Jr.”  The reason why is just what the South Carolina native had been doing with the program through two years.  Playing in 48 total games so far through his young career, Carter has been averaging 9.7ppg and 2.1apg, while shooting nearly 49 percent from the floor and 43 percent from three. That is over...

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Commitment Alert: 2021 Bobby Pettiford the latest NC guard heading to Kansas

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Bobby PettifordClass: 2021Committed to: Kansas What are they getting in...

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2022 7’3 Bol Kuir quickly hitting the national spotlight

I still remember the day in Tennessee.  It was just another terrific Phenom 150 camp we were having at Phenom Hoops, as players started to gather into the gym.  Then, we start to see the size that was coming through the building.  As weird as it may sound, we had multiple 7-footers come through the door that day, which included 2022 7’3 Bol Kuir. (Click Here for his Evaluation...

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Interests starting to pick up for 2023 Silas Demary Jr.

What a year it has been for a guard that could quickly become a bigger name around the country.  Not only helping lead the charge to a state title this year, now 2023 Silas Demary is getting a chance to showcase his talents even more on the big stage this summer. Rewind to a months ago and into the last offseason, then 2022 Silas Demary Jr. was a hot name in what he showed with his...

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Top 2021 North Carolina prospects going to be hot targets for college programs around the country

It certainly has been a weird year all throughout the college basketball landscape, whether it has been with the transfer portal or in the recruiting world.  In North Carolina though, it will certainly be interesting in the 2021 class as some of the top players have recently announced they would be reopening their recruitment. 2021 7’0 Jonas Aidoo, ranked as the top player in the class by...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Jayden Epps commits to Providence

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jayden EppsClass: 2022Committed to: Providence Stats from 2019-2020 season: Epps...

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Offers coming in for 2021 6’4 Jayden Nunn after decommitment

There have been some changes at the college level all around, including at a few big-time programs.  One of those changes came at Iowa State not long ago and it also opened up the recruitment for 2021 6’4 Jayden Nunn, who was once committed to the Cyclones. One his recruitment re-opened, it didn’t take for schools to come his way and send an offer, as he added offers from Mississippi State,...

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Commitment Alert: USC-Upstate snags 2021 Jalen Breazeale

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jalen BreazealeClass: 2021Committed to: USC-Upstate What is USC-Upstate Getting: A...

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Rising Superstar Secures First Division I Offer

The grassroots basketball scene is such a unique landscape, especially given the uncommon circumstances we’ve been thrust into over the last twelve months. On one side, there are dozens of senior prospects that Division I schools should be prioritizing but prefer to hold onto offers and operate under the blind assumption that someone else is hopefully going to emerge. On the other hand, we have...

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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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Passes the eye test: 2021 6’7 Jermontae Hill (DME)

The Phenom Post Grad Nationals brought all of us the chance to not only brought us intense matchups, incredible competition, and big-time talent.  It also brought us a chance at Phenom Hoops to learn a few more names that quite frankly, should be getting more looks. One player that quickly caught our eye in a big-time matchup was 2021 6’7 Jermontae Hill from DME, as he was a huge part of...

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’22 Christ Essandoko continues to hear from programs around the country

2022 6’11 Christ Essandoko quickly made a name for himself even before touching a high school court this season.  College coaches around the country starting to flock his way at Winston-Salem Christian, seeing the potential in the big man from France. Before the season even started though, his recruitment took off with offers from Oral Roberts, North Carolina A&T, San Diego State, USF,...

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