PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Under-the-Radar Prospects for NC Heels Elite

The Phenom Summer Havoc has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the coverage stops there as we want to talk a little bit more about what we saw on the court throughout the last four days. Here are a few topics that I was able to view at the event. A local program that captured my eyes with their play was the NC Heels Elite, as there were two players that really impressed with their play...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Summer Havoc (Part 1)

2025 Ahmari Hicks (Team HOPE Gripper): Hicks has had a solid few weeks this summer, and continued that early on here at the Summer Havoc. In a team-first victory, Hicks shows an ability to score and be effective when called upon in a variety of ways; knocking down shots, driving and creating, and making strong plays. 2025 Zymari Perry (NC Heels): Perry had a very good start to the event, and he...

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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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Greater Destiny Prep has talent to look at

A great weekend of basketball brought us talent that we at Phenom Hoops have seen quite a bit, but it also gave us an opportunity to check out new names and new teams.  One team that I found intriguing was Greater Destiny Prep, as they came in and competed hard but also gave us a few new names to watch for. When diving into more of the players that captured my eyes, I'm going to start with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Hardwood Classic

2025 Martin Giant (Basketpoint USA): Giant played extremely well to start his day. Already sporting great size at his age, Giant showed a little bit of his pull-up game in knocking down shots but was really putting it on the deck to either get to the line or to finish strong at the rim. Really like his blend of playmaking, finishing/scoring, and athleticism. 2025 CJ Purdie (Combine Academy...

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