PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Lake Norman Christian v. High Point Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian in High Point, North Carolina for another quality matchup between a pair of talented opponents. The Cougars entered this game as slight underdogs, but both teams came in with something to prove. On the other side, the Storm of Lake Norman Christian has found some consistency within their overall structure. The stage was set, and...

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina (Part Four)

6’9 Luc Therrien (Bull City Prep) While most of the attention of Bull City Prep’s roster goes to guys like LJ Thomas and Dre Watson, Therrien is arguably as vital as anyone to their overall game plan. He possesses size, toughness, and a high motor on both ends of the floor. Therrien is a great rebounder with quality hands and the ability to finish around the basket or space the floor from the...

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The Burlington School v. High Point Christian

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian Academy to watch the Cougars host the visiting The Burlington School Spartans. On one hand, the Cougars have consistently gotten better while playing against increasingly high levels of competition. As for TBS, the Spartans have secured numerous notable wins and currently sit at second in our NCISAA rankings. There was no shortage of...

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Piedmont Classical v. High Point Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina, as the Cougars prepared to host the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. Both teams entered this contest with winning records (coming against quality competition) and each sought out to separate themselves from the pack. Anyone who has followed HPCA should know about the leadership of KJ Garrett,...

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Recruitment Update: 2021 KJ Garrett (HP Christian)

Phenom Hoops recently wrote an article about 2021 KJ Garrett from High Point Christian Academy, as he has really shown his leadership on the court.  You can find it here (Click Here).  Garrett though is also a player that has been receiving some new interests from schools.  Right now, he does hold a few offers and they think he could fit nicely in their program but other schools...

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Blatant Leadership: A KJ Garrett Story

Leadership is such a common buzzword in basketball, especially when attempting to properly evaluate these young prospects and their desire to succeed at the collegiate level. It can come through communication, by example, or through other subtleties, but leadership is typically an absolute necessity from the floor general. Let’s take KJ Garrett for example, someone who has never wavered in...

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Charlotte Christian v. High Point Christian Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game for day four of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two quality programs in Charlotte Christian and High Point Christian Academy. Although they entered this contest as one of the better private school programs in Charlotte, the Knights showed definite signs of vulnerability. Their struggles were thanks, in large part, to how well HPCA came out of the gate and established...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Kelly   #5:5’10 ’20 Steven Riley Jr. (Ravenscroft) Starting things off, we look at a player that did an excellent job of running the team and operating within his role, Steven Riley Jr. He’s a long, wiry point guard prospect with IQ and a well-rounded skillset. Riley understands how to get his teammates involved and take advantage of easy scoring opportunities without forcing...

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NC Top 80 2021 Breakouts: Names to jump on TODAY

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 T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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Kevin’s Player Standouts at NC Top 80

2020 #59 6’4 Ahmil Flowers (Greensboro) Ahmil is one of the most athletic kids in the state that nobody talks about. Flowers was a terror in transition and on the boards, he also has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Flowers does an excellent job of utilizing his body to navigate through traffic. Ahmil best basketball is ahead of him with his ability to fill the stat sheets up. #47 6’3...

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GDS hands HPCA first home loss 70-59

Greensboro Day claimed an impressive road win in front of a rowdy rival crowd. High Point, North Carolina- Last night Greensboro Day went on the road in a hostile environment, at conference rival High Point Christian and came away with a crucial win. It was back and forth for four quarters, each squad exchanging blows, Greensboro Day was pushed but never gave up the lead. Standouts –...

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High School Hot Takes — Week of December 3

Each Monday we hold a round table where we give our guys are given the platform to give their “High School Hot Takes”. **The Week of December 3 Jeff Bendel: Jaden Seymour is Ranked Too Low Nationally It seems somewhat peculiar that the 6-foot-8 athletic forward just recently cracked the top 150 on Rivals.com and still remains at #229 on 247sports.com, seeing as he’s blossomed from a high-major...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Standouts — The Young Guns to Watch For (2021 & Below)

6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael Burlington School (Burlington, NC) Michael is a two way stud, who is able to both defend the point of attack and create plays. He has a great frame and is very strong. Burlington School does a great job of setting him up all over the floor to utilize mismatches and give different looks. Michael picked up a Hofstra offer here, his first off, expect many more to come his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — the 2021 Standouts

North Carolina is known as the hoop state, that is because every year there are numerous high-level players who continuous come home grown from the state. Every year, there is no platform better than the North Carolina Top 80 to showcase the top talent the hoop state has to offer. The new crop of freshman is just as good as any. Many of them made their names on putting up big numbers on varsity...

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