PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Taky Prosper

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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 overlooked and...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: College coaches should be all over the NC Spartans 17u teams

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. NC Spartans 17u Pittman 2024 6'2 Coleman Lawhon ' Lawhon had a good...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Hoops Live

2024 Davion Riddick (WAVE Bball Club) Easily the top shooting team I was able to see this weekend, and Davion was the primary catalyst in leaving that impression. His ability and understanding of free-flowing 5-out offense was really impressive and allowed him to expose defenses for any small mistake. He's a crafty, well-sized, shot creator that is lethal off the catch or bounce, but he also has...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge (Part 2)

2024 Jerquarius Stanback (Midstate Magic): Stanback continues to be a prospect on the rise over the last few months. The 6’6 forward shows a strong skill set, is fluid and active on both ends, displays a developing feel in scoring around the basket as well as stepping out at times, and also brings a good presence on the defensive end. Stanback is just scratching the surface of what he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Challenge (Part 3)

2024 Taky Prosper (NC Spartans): We spoke and wrote about Prosper coming into the event and he has shined once again, but he still isn't a done package with his game.' Which only makes him more intriguing. Such a strong physical presence down in the post, and is so active on the glass.' He is one that I would jot down and watch how he continues to develop, as there is a lot to like about what he...

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2024 6'7 Taky Prosper brings appeal with his game

Countless times, we check in or tune into games throughout the high school season to find new names to watch out for throughout the region.' And then that name pops up during the travel ball months that grab our attention more.' Rolling back to the high school season, we tuned in to watch Oak Ridge Military in action as they went up against Caldwell.  A game that went under the radar, but...

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Grassroots Team Preview: NC Spartans Lindell

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, North Carolina for the NC Spartans' media day. The practice featured their five 17U squads, which allowed us to see the differences in style and roster construction between each team. We've seen this program put kids in college on a yearly basis, yet this might honestly be their most talented group from top to bottom....

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Phenom Game Report: Oak Ridge vs. Caldwell Academy

Phenom Hoops reviewed the tape from Thursday's game between Caldwell Academy and Oak Ridge Military Academy, checking in on a few players we have our eyes on but also learning about a few others.  Oak Ridge came out firing and built a double-digit lead early in the first few minutes, but Caldwell started to settle down with its starters and eventually was able to take the lead back by the...

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