PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

2025 Rodmik Allen and 2025 Zeus Batts should be on college radars

New Hanover sits undefeated on the season and is clearly one of the top teams in the state, as they have high hopes of taking home a title this season. They are led by a dynamic duo of 2025 Rodmik Allen and 2025 Zeus Batts, as they both bring offensive and defensive presences to the court as clear leaders. Which is why college programs should be looking hard their way. Let’s break each...

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Garner MLK Showcase Standouts (Monday)

2025 Chance Gladden (Ravenscroft): Gladden has been having a tremendous season and has been putting up some impressive performances. He continued to flourish in a tough battle at the Garner MLK Showcase, Gladden continues to flourish and be the go-to leader as a scoring option. Gladden was able to make plays and penetrate the defense, score well around defenders, get inside the basket, put...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: WBC Elite program has talent to be found

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn't mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let's dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. WBC Elite Aria Paris 2026 5'9 QuinSier Waddell (Laney):  The...

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Leaving an Impression: Phenom Grassroots TOC

2026 Nick Arnold (Team Charlotte): Walking away from the event, Arnold was one that left a lasting impression on our scouts with his stellar play throughout.  The 2026 point guard, who is one we have watched countless times, has seemed to take his game to another level; he looked stronger, more assertive as a guard, and is taking his offensive game to another level. He was assertive, got...

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Taking Notice of More: Phenom Rise Showcase (Part 1)

2025 Elijah Melton (Sandhills NLPB): We had a great opportunity to watch Melton in action, and he simply dominated en route to a 30+ point game. The 6'5 forward from Pinecrest is coming off a HS season in which he averaged a double-double, and he should only garner more attention this summer. He is a strong, physical prospect that is incredibly active in the paint, finishes at the rim, can step...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip Off Classic (Day 3)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Tyler Brown (Crown Academy)Tyler immediately passes the eye test and once just a few minutes into the game he passes the evaluation test. Tyler has the potential to be a special two-way big with his already outrageous length and mobility. He's a natural rim protector with instincts and timing, and he can cover ground so quickly. He can turn boards into transition pushes and...

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