PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Bendel’s Best: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina for our third annual Hoops and Dreams showcase. As loaded as the National Showcase and Gate City Classic were, one can truly argue that this field was even better. It featured a majority of the top teams from North Carolina in addition to a national powerhouse (Huntington Prep) and a very impressive...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Yusuf English   #15: 5’9 ’24 Bryson Heath (Arborbrook Christian Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player that did a great job of making an impact against older competition, Bryson Heath. He’s a young, smart point guard prospect with nice ball-handling skills and the ability to attack the basket and finish through contact. Heath scored well on all three levels but...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomAllAmerican

The inaugural Phenom All American camp came into the weekend as some what of an enigma. Greensboro, North Carolina- The Triad played host to the first ever Phenom All American Camp, our brand and product are recognizable, but until Saturday we hadn’t conducted a true All American Camp. This was another prime opportunity for prospects in the classes of 2020-2024, to get better and boost...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp The first day of the Phenom Team Camp held at the beautiful campus of Queens University was a tremendous success. We have quality teams, great match ups and dozens and dozens of college coaches in attendance. With 45 plus teams in attendance, there was an abundance of quality play demonstrated throughout the day, but we will take a closer...

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NC Top 80 Hot Takes

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Coach John Allen’s Legendary NC Top 80 Thoughts

Coach John Allen’s Legedary NC Top 80 Thoughts Interesting numbers I recall from the Top 80 event.   In some ways it could sound like a football offense call from the quarterback  89 55 92 103 on 2.  But in reality these are the numbers of players that impressed during stations and then watching them play you start to project what you see translated from stations to the game gives you...

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2020 NC Top 80 Breakout Performers

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Ricky Council IV, “We’re not going to lose this game.”

NC Top 80  “WE aren’t losing” by Coach John Allen   Once again Rick Lewis brought some of the best talent in North Carolina to Proehlific Park for his Top 80 event.  The talent featured bigs with skills and high basketball IQ like Josh Hall and small guards like Jalen Cone and Kadyn Dawkins.  Also a who’s who of persons important in “travel” ball were in attendance to...

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Southern Durham Meets Elijah Jamison

This weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our second annual City of Oaks Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina. The field is absolutely brimming with talent and each game features an entirely new set of storylines. Yesterday, we wrote about the highly anticipated matchup between Holly Springs and the host team Trinity Academy, but one could truly argue that the opening matchup will make for the most...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Southern Durham HS (Durham, NC)

Southern Durham High School (Durham, NC) 2017-18: 21-7 (12-2) 3A 2nd Round Gone to Eastern Kentucky is the team’s leading scorer, assists, steals and second leading rebounder Jomaru Brown. 2018-19 starts year two of the David Noel regime. Head Coach David Noel, an alum of Southern Durham High School played at the University of North Carolina and was drafted 39th overall by the Milwaukee...

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Coach Rick “North Carolina 2020 Dream Team” Part 2

We at Phenom Hoop Report released our updated August rankings of the North Carolina 2020 class. https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/ and earlier we published our North Carolina Dream Team which consisted of the top five players in the class. https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/08/17/coach-rick-north-carolina-2020-dream-team/ The North Carolina 2020 is so deep...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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“Miles’ Magical Five” Phenom JMAC Edition

It’s been another excellent event at Phenom Hoops!  We had well over 200 different coaches come through over the course of a day and a half watching some of the top up and coming prospects in the region/country.  Here is the five that grabbed my attention! Honorable Mention: 6’5 2019 Trey Cousin: Mid-State Magic/Washington Prep Trey Cousin can get so hot you worry about the gym...

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Caleb Mills Stars, Bryson Childress Talks that Talk and Walks that Walk and More from Night One

Here are some of the top performers from Night one of #PhenomJmac PSB Elite Frazier: 6’4 2019 Caleb Mills:  Mills was in his bag all night long producing what felt like effortless 25+ point efforts in both of his games tonight.  He’s such a silky smooth guard that creates for himself in one of the smoothest fashions I’ve ever seen.  He had 75+ coaches watching him including...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — Players Firmly Plant Themselves on the High Major & Top 100 Radars

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake their claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allows many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys who used this national platform...

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