PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Early Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

Player Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic 5’11 ’21 Tyler Gill (Trinity of Raleigh) It was fairly easy to see the two-way leadership of Gill, who consistently fought to force turnovers, get out in transition, and make plays around the basket. He plays with great energy, especially on defense, and simply understands how to properly position himself at the point of attack. Gill gets to the basket...

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Early Standouts at The John Wall Holiday Invitational

6’1 ’20 Daveon Dunn (Garner) There might be more appealing long-term prospects on this roster, but none were more effective than Dunn. He operated as the primary two-way catalyst for Garner throughout this contest, consistently setting the tone with his toughness and intelligent decision-making. Dunn plays under control and works well within the team on both sides of the ball. His motor and...

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Moravian Prep v. The Burlington School

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina as the Spartans prepared to host national powerhouse Moravian Prep. It was a highly-anticipated matchup and would ultimately turn out to be a test for both squads. Moravian Prep is fresh off the heels of some difficult battles at Bojangles Bash and our Battle at the Rock, defeating every opponent and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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Phenom Hoops’ Thursday’s Open Gym Tour

We started the day off bright and early in Burlington, North Carolina to check out The Burlington School. Fresh on a Wednesday night practice which saw the likes of Virginia, Penn State, and Louisville in the gym alongside High Point, we caught the 6:15 AM practice. Still, with coaches along the sideline, Wofford sent 2, Mount Olive and UMBC all in attendance, we watched them get after it. The...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Week 1 Review

This is one of our favorite times of the year, traveling across the region to various Open Gyms, it means the basketball season is just around the corner. We join college coaches from across the country, in scouring our region to find players. Some gyms we walk in have 10+ coaches sitting, watching the practice, other gyms with no one (those are the favorite gyms!). It’s also great to...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina to get an updated look at once of the most prestigious programs from across the state. Led by Coach Will Robertson last season, the Spartans went 24-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Michael Wade (Young Harris) and Heath Gulledge (Lynchburg) moved onto the next level,...

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United Faith v. The Burlington School

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to The Burlington School to see the hometown Spartans host a very talented United Faith Christian squad. We’ve seen both of these squads multiple times throughout the current season, but there was certainly no clear-cut favorite entering this contest. The Burlington School has an excellent five-to-six-man rotation where everyone understands their role...

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