PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Two teams loaded with talent, Winston Salem Christian and The Burlington School matched up at the Phenom Tourney Town Showcase in Greensboro. WS Christian, led by 2024 Lewis Walker, 2024 Chol Machot, 2024 Isaiah Washington, 2025 Jordan Lowery, and others were able to take the win vs. 2024 Zion Walker, 2025 Cam Flippen, 2024 Jordan Durham, 2027 King Gibson, and the rest of the TBS squad. Check...

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Grimsley vs. Salisbury Game Recap

The second day of our Tourney Town Showcase continued forward with a battle between Salisbury High School and Grimsley High School. Action got underway with Salisbury establishing the lead behind Juke Harris and their array of meaningful contributors. They led 13-6 after the opening eight minutes. In the second quarter, the offensive juices began flowing on both sides but Grimsley was unable to...

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Millbrook vs. Greensboro Day Game Recap

The second day of our Tourney Town Showcase transitioned into the next slat of games with a contest between Millbrook High School and Greensboro Day School. Action got underway with the Bengals finding success through their balanced attack and establishing a 14-10 lead after eight minutes of play. The second quarter featured more of the same, as the back-and-forth battle allowed Greensboro Day...

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Phenom Hoops putting Central NC on display at Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

The second annual Tourney Town Showcase last year was incredible, as it allowed fans from all over to check out the talent in the central part of North Carolina; it was one to remember. This is why we can't wait to head back to Ben L. Smith high school for the 3rd Annual Tourney Town with some tremendous matchups and teams in action. Check out the teams that will be participating this year!...

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Is Ben L. Smith Greensboro's Top Public School Team'

Prior to our Tourney Town Showcase, we discussed the possibility of the Golden Eagles starting the new year with an undefeated record. After two wins at the event, that scenario is still certainly in play. However, the viewings of this group also provided us with a more concrete idea of what they'll look like from game to game.  Every Coach Partee-led group has been balanced, and this squad...

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Northwood's Frontcourt Duo Deserves More Offers

Anyone who has been plugged into the grassroots scene over the last few years should know that it has become extremely difficult for prospects to get recruited by appropriate-level schools. Outside of nationally recognized names, the days of stacking offers are long gone. This isn't just applicable to Division I prospects, as it's happening at all levels of college basketball. Regardless, the...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Tourney Town

5'9 '24 Morgan Smith (Ben L. Smith) It's easy to see the value Smith brings to this Golden Eagles squad, especially given her status as their primary ball-handler and overall creator. She's a very tough, rugged, polished lead guard with a quick first step and the ability to fill it up as a scorer or create for others. Smith attacked the basket and finished, but also hit pull-ups at a high...

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Learning a few new names: Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

The Phenom Tourney Town Showcase, sponsored by Healthy Blue NC, has an outstanding event that brought players and fans to the Greensboro area. There was plenty of talent that we have seen countless times before, but there were a few new names that you may want to jot down and learn a little bit more about. Here are a few new names to watch out for. 2026 Adam Grier (HP Christian): Grier is a...

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Playing at another level: Phenom Tourney Town

The Phenom Tourney Town Showcase, sponsored by Healthy Blue NC, was a terrific event that brought some terrific talent from around the state all under one building. Several teams and players captured our eyes, but these players listed below really have shown they have elevated their game and are playing at another level this season. 2024 Sean Birmingham (Cannon): Coming from Iceland, Birmingham...

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Pay More Attention To: Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

Another great event for Phenom Hoops at the Phenom Tourney Town Showcase, sponsored by Healthy Blue NC. So many teams and players came out and put on a show, including a few players that should garner a little more attention their way with how they played at the event. Here are a few names that you may want to start paying attention to more this season. 2024 Isaiah Sanders (HP Christian): The...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 of Phenom Tourney Town (Part 2)

2025 Kaden Hammond (The Burlington School): A new piece to the program, Hammond has quickly come in for this team and made himself a presence with his frame and ability to carve out space in the paint. The 6'8 prospect did a great job in battling down in the paint, attacking the boards, and being strong in carving space and showing touch around the basket. Another stat that has to grab your...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Tourney Town (Part 1)

2024 Morgan Smith (Ben L. Smith): Smith led the way on Day 2 for her team, helping secure a strong overtime victory. She finished with 22 points and filled it up, doing a nice job of penetrating and creating. Smith was at her best when she was able to get downhill and attack the defense, finding ways to score inside but also did a tremendous job in getting to the line.  But that doesn't...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Tourney Town

6'7 '24 Josh Randolph (The Burlington School) Although it was a fairly balanced (and dominant) showing for the Spartans, Randolph made a lasting impression with everything he showcased. He's a knockdown shooter with length, range, and a wiry build. Randolph is excellent off the catch, but can also attack closeouts and finish, pull-up, or kick out to an open teammate. He has gotten more...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Tourney Town

2024 6'7 Josh Randolph (The Burlington School): It was a good day overall for The Burlington School but I really liked the presence and impact that Randolph presented on the court.' The 6'7 long prospect was able to show a little bit of everything; his ability to play multiple positions, helping out on the boards, his ability to push in transition, and his confidence from outside with range.'...

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