PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

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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Hoophall Classic Standouts (Sunday) (Part II)

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops sat down to watch the HoopHall Classic being presented by ESPN. The matchups were off the charts, providing high school basketball fans a chance to watch some of the premier talents around the country and names you will certainly be hearing about at the college level.

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Hoophall Classic Standouts (Sunday) (Part I)

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops sat down to watch the HoopHall Classic being presented by ESPN. The matchups were off the charts, providing high school basketball fans a chance to watch some of the premier talents around the country and names you will certainly be hearing about at the college level.

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Carmel Christian MLK “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

The 3rd Annual Carmel Christian MLK event sponsored by Phenom Hoops was another outstanding and successful event. There were high-level teams, players and games played before near-capacity crowds for the entire day. Below are the scores from the action on Saturday and our final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers.

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Kinston MLK 2nd Half of the Day Standouts

6’8″ 2020 Josh Hall of Moravian Prep24 Points. 9-16 FG. 4 Boards. Hall had the much anticipated matchup with Isaiah Todd. Hall came away with the team victory in this one and finished with a number of buckets, showcasing his ability to create in the half court. Hall is committed to NC State. 6’8″ 2021 Dontrez Styles of Kinston18 Points. 8 Rebounds. Styles is a physically...

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Pender v. Leesville Road Game Recap

There were a lot of intriguing individual matchups at the Kinston MLK Classic, but few more exciting than Jajuan Carr against Carter Whitt within the Pender v. Leesville Road battle. The expectations were high, but these two certainly delivered. It was neck-and-neck for a majority of the game, as these were two of the most evenly-matched squads in attendance at the event. Carr ran Pender like a...

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Game Recap: Moravian Prep vs. Word of God

The game everyone was talking about, Word of God vs. Moravian Prep. The crowd showed out and the players did as well. Final ScoreWord of God – 61Moravian – 65 Word of God put five players in double figures as they had only six who played over ten minutes. They also rebounded the ball well, as they out rebounded Moravian 31-26. However, when it comes to shot making, 44% from the...

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Cox Mill v. First Flight Game Recap

There was a lot of excitement in the building for Cox Mill versus First Flight and the contest itself definitely delivered some riveting moments. Cox Mill came out of the gate with something to prove, showing their ability to spread the ball, distribute scoring, and work together on both ends of the floor. They received contributions from basically everyone on their roster, making it extremely...

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Is 5’9 Daeshun Ruffin the Country’s Best Sub-6′ BUCKET GETTER?! #THEJohnWall 3 Game Raw Highlights

Check out these 3 game highlights from 5'9" Daeshun Ruffin of Callaway HS (MS). Ruffin is currently ranked 25th in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. He played on the Nike EYBL this past spring/summer and finished no. 2 in scoring. He currently holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU among others.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Wy’Kise Allen

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Bendel’s Best: City of Oaks Classic

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for a five-game slate of high-level basketball. There was so much talent in the gym, both in terms of teams and individuals, which made for an incredibly competitive atmosphere from start to finish. This event proved to be a great tune-up and overall litmus test just before things start to heat up in...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic

6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (Piedmont Classical) Although the newest addition to this roster, it’s easy to see that Thomas is a large part of the heart and soul for this Piedmont Classical squad. His quickness, toughness, and rugged mentality are evident on every possession. Thomas gets downhill whenever he desires and possesses a certain tenacity and ferocity that separates him from other similar...

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Durham Academy v. Village Christian Game Recap

The third game of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic was another incredibly tight, neck-and-neck contest between the Durham Academy Cavaliers and Village Christian Knights. It opened up in favor of the Cavaliers behind the play of Cole Sinclair and Toby Harris. However, the Knights quickly turned things around through the leadership of sheer dominance of Zavian McLean. Village Christian held...

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Holly Springs v. Piedmont Classical Game Recap

The first contest of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic took place between two ultra-competitive squads in Holly Springs and Piedmont Classical. Holly Springs jumped out to a quick, early lead and looked ready to take control of the game, even without their senior leader and starting point guard Marcus Elliott. That was short-lived, as Piedmont Classical was able to completely flip the script,...

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Top 25 Josh Hall vs Dontrez Styles; Moravian Prep – Kinston Raw Game Highlights!!!

Check out highlights between Moravian Prep and Kinston HS from Day 1 of the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Kinston was led by duo Dontrez Styles and Isaac Parson while Moravian was led by their duo of NC State commits Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore. Moravian won the game and advances to play the winner of Hillcrest - Combine.

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