PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Coach Rick’s Fab Five (Phenom Hoop State Day Two)

Coach Rick’s Phenom Hoop State Fab Five Day Two  Playing for a state championship and trophy means something! If you don’t believe me, all one had to do is see the passion, effort and determination that was on full display on the second day of the Phenom Hoop State Championship. Now, let’s take a closer look at our Fab Five for Day Two. 6’6 2020 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy) ...

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Coach Rick’s Opening Day Stock Boosters

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Stock Boosters The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players while others increased their stock. 6’7 2020 Josh Rubio (Combine Academy) With a star-studded roster with young talent, being the...

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Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five  The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players. Now, let’s take a closer look at the players that made the biggest impacts.  6’6 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy)...

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Player Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#59- Jakwon Moore- There are a ton of enticing prospects in attendance, but Moore is arguably the most appealing. He has all the necessary tools to be a game-changing prospect at the next level, especially considering he’s only going to continue to improve. Moore utilized his athleticism around the basket for rebounds and finishes but also created very well off the bounce for pull-up jumpers. ...

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Player Standouts at North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp

#9- Zicareian McNeil- The young, scrappy point guard prospect displayed IQ, poise, and patience throughout the day. He can knock down open jumpers but prefers to get downhill and make plays for himself or others around the basket. McNeil also proved to be a pesky defender with quickness and solid decision-making in the open floor.  #11- Drew Johnson- There are few point guards in attendance that...

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Hickory Ridge is for real

Hickory Ridge is for real  Hickory Ridge 63 Myers Park 56 Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Harrisburg, North Carolina to cover the marque NCHSAA Southwestern 4A matchup between Myers Park and Hickory Ridge. Myers Park entered the contest with a 15-5record (8-2 conference) while Hickory Ridge sported a 16-4 record (8-2 conference). Coming into the contest, traditional power Independence,...

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7’2″ Kai Sotto is a UNICORN! Filipino Big DID IT ALL at Hargrave Military Challenge! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 7'2" Kai Sotto from The Skills Factory. Sotto is a transplant from the Philippines and regarded as one of the top prospects from Asia. He made the move to the US this past season and is playing with The Skills Factory. Here are his 2 game highlights from the weekend.

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PHR Podcast (2.3.20): Hargrave Challenge Recap/ MVP’s/ Kai Sotto phenom

The Phenom Hoops group sit down after their travels to Virginia over the weekend to discuss all the talent that they saw at the Hargrave Military Challenge. Who were there MVP's of the 2-day event, what are our thoughts on 2020 7'2 Kai Sotto, and who were some breakout players, storylines from the event?

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Hoops’ Hargrave Military Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for our Hargrave Military Challenge. This event wraps up our high school showcases for the season, and we certainly went out with a bang. There was a ton of talent/high-level programs from all around the East Coast and they each came with something to prove, arguably making this the most talent-rich event...

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NO. 1 JUNIOR Jonathan Kuminga Got John Wall OUT OF HIS SEAT! Holiday Invitational Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6'8" Jonathan Kuminga, widely regarded as the no. 1 player in the class of 2021. He's currently being recruited by the likes of Kentucky, Duke, Michigan, and Auburn just to name a few. Kuminga is a guard/wing prospect who's athletic, can shoot it from deep, and create off the dribble. He's projected as a one and done prospect and a potential lottery pick.

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MadeHoops Session II Standouts

Phenom Hoop Report was on hand at the recent Session II of the MadeHoops Winter Circuit at Boo Williams Sportsplex. Let’s take a look at some of the players who caught our attention at that event and other up and comers from the Winter Circuit.

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VaPreps Session II Top Performers (Part II)

Phenom Hoop Report provided opening tap to final buzzer coverage of Session II of the 12th Annual VaPreps Classic last Saturday at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA. Let’s take a look at some of the events most impactful players and performances:

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VaPreps Session II Top Performers (Part I)

Phenom Hoop Report provided opening tap to final buzzer coverage of Session II of the 12th Annual VaPreps Classic last Saturday at Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA. Let’s take a look at some of the events most impactful players and performances.

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PHR Podcast (1.27.20): Memories of Kobe Bryant/ #PhenomHartsville standouts

Rick, Jamie, and Patrick sit down to discuss multiple topics, including their thoughts on the passing of Kobe Bryant and what he did for the world of sports, recapping the best performances and standouts from the Hartsville High School Classic, and how Phenom Hoops is dipping their foot into girls basketball this season.

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VAPreps Classic Session II Game Recaps

Phenom Hoop Report was on hand to provide coverage throughout the day at Session II of the 12th Annual VaPreps Classic. The event featured two of the best big men in the country in Steward School 7’0 five star junior Efton Reid and John Marshall’s 6’11 junior center Roosevelt Wheeler.

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The Rematch: Combine Academy versus The Burlington School

The high school basketball scene in North Carolina has maintained its usual amount of excitement this season but few teams came into the season with more buzz than Combine Academy or The Burlington School. On one side, Jeff McInnis has burst onto the high school scene and has been as riveting as any past or present coach in recent memory. His message has always been clear: you will defend, you...

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Will the Midland’s Leading Scorer Put on a Show?

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Hartsville, South Carolina for our Hartsville High School Classic. Fourteen of the region’s top teams will come together for an exciting day of basketball. Many of these squads are pretty well-known across the state but Lugoff Elgin is quietly approaching for battle to show what their capable of against Darlington.  Led by Devante...

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Battle Lines II Top Performers

Phenom Hoop Report provided day long coverage of “The Battle Lines II” at Kings Fork High School in Suffolk VA on Saturday, an event that matched teams from the 757 area code in Virginia against school’s from the 804 area code.

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