PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Commitment Alert: Cumberlands lands 2023 TJ Cave

Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: TJ CaveClass: 2023Committed to: Cumberlands What Was Said by Phenom Hoops: 'The...

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POB's Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Rise Showcase

2025 Shamarius Peterkin (Team Official): Peterkin has been a name that Phenom Hoops has been impressed with over the last year. And you can see that he only continues to get better on the court. A two-sport athlete in football and basketball, Peterkin should have the attention of D1 schools with his long athletic frame, his ability to get to the rim and finish, consistently fills it up, but also...

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recap: WS Christian National vs. QEA

Game 3 was on its way here in Lincolnton (NC) as Winston Salem Christian National got in on the action.' They took on QEA which was able to secure a Day 1 victory and advance.' Neither team was able to get really going in the first quarter, as QEA held the slight edge 8-6 but it was the defensive intensity that picked up for WS Christian that changed the game in the second quarter.' The offense...

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Under-The-Radar Prospects in North Carolina's Class of 2023

6'8 Beckham Tharpe (North Iredell) It's probably somewhat difficult to stay under the radar after scoring fifty points as a big man in public school basketball, but many folks are still unaware of Beckham Tharpe. After opting to forego travel ball, the fluid 6-foot-8 post prospect is still clearly enjoying the opportunity to dominate throughout the high school season. Tharpe possesses excellent...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight:'6'0 TJ Cave

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 are...

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Learning New Names from Phenom Lakesgiving

2023 Elijah Ford (Central Cabarrus): A new name on Central Cabarrus, Ford really stepped up and made big-time shots for his team on Day 2. He should fit in nicely with this team, as he was able to be a big perimeter threat hitting multiple threes.' With how the team shares the ball, Ford will have his opportunities to shine and will be a big part of the team’s success this year along with...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth)As one of the most highly regarded prospects in the area heading into his senior year, Will is proving he's hardwired to be a multidimensional leader for the Eagles. He's the pulse of their offense, providing quality ball control with a quick handle to navigate defenses, efficient creation of his own looks with shotmaking ability, and natural lead...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Halloween Havoc

6'0 '23 TJ Cave (Winston 76ers) The Winston 76ers simply understand how to outwork opponents, and Cave is a massive part of their overall identity. He's a heady guard prospect with athleticism, defensive prowess, and a strong, sturdy frame. Cave's combination of quickness and physicality allows him to reliably defend opposing ball-handlers at the point of attack. He's also a smart passer and...

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