PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy

It is getting close to that time of the year, where Phenom Hoops hits the road to check out teams and get an early glimpse of the talent around the area. We first started out heading to Lincolnton, to check in on Jeff McInnis and Combine Academy who is loaded once again.

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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham (56 PTS) x Aden Holloway (30 PTS) Look UNSTOPPABLE in Semi-Finals WIN!

Check out highlights from the Game Changers semi-final game Saturday afternoon at the Phenom Summer Havoc. Robert Dillingham was locked in going for a game-high 56 points while fellow 5 star guard Aden Holloway went from 30 points himself in the blowout win. Both 2023 guards currently hold multiple HM offers and look for their lists to only continue.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham the MOST EXCITING Buckets in North Carolina! Challenge Raw Footage

Check out highlights from Robert Dillingham at the Phenom Challenge this past weekend. Another event down and another event that Dillingham has proven himself as one of the most exciting scorers in North Carolina. This past weekend he competed against 15U and 16U teams in an effort to show hes capable of competing with anyone.

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’21 Zach Gibson (PSB Winston Robinson) Prior to going down with injury, Gibson was arguably the best player on the floor during PSB Robinson’s early dominance. Though somewhat gangly and undersized, Gibson makes a ton of plays through his toughness and nonstop motor. He’s a great rebounder that understands how to utilize his length and athleticism to disrupt the action around the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham is a CERTIFIED BUCKET! “Baby Iverson” Freshman Year Highlights

Check out highlights from 6'2" Robert Dillingham, a SG from Combine Academy out of Lincolnton, NC. Dillingham is considered one of the top freshman in his class nationally and made the move over to Combine this last season. He hit some big time shots and showed immense maturity despite being his age and the ceiling is only up from here.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2023)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2023 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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North Carolina Freshmen Making a Difference on Varsity

The talent in North Carolina is at an all-time high, and that is throughout all the classes in the state. The freshman (2023) class this season had some impressive showings, with some standout performances.

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Battle at the Rock “Coach Rick’s Top 15 Performers”

Battle at the Rock Top 15 Performers 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)  The NC State commit came into the Battle at the Rock on a mission. They were playing four games in three days and Hall had determined he wasn’t leaving the Palmetto State with a loss. On Thurday, Moravian Prep scored an upset win over nationally ranked Dream City. The next day, Moraian Prep travelled to Columbia to...

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Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers”

Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers” At the inaugural Gate City Showcase, the talent level was off the charts. While many of the players were known on the national level, there were also a handful of players under the radar that used the Gate City Showcase as their own personal platform to elevate their stock and recruitment. 6’9 2021 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs HS) What’s not to like...

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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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Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”

Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”’ Robert Dillingham is only 14 years old and is playing as a freshman for Coach Jeff McInnis of Combine Academy. He came into the event with an outstanding reputation as being one of the more, if not, most talented freshman in the state. As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding,” and what the young and uber talented point guard did this past...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Night One

6’4 2021 AJ Smith: Hickory Grove Christian 31 Points AJ Smith has proved to be one of the most intimidating backcourt players in the HoopState with his dawg like mentality and grown man physical traits. He competes at both ends of the floor with a ton of purpose, finishing with 4 steals by the halftime break and continued his relentlessness at the other end of the floor. Smith found a way to...

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North Carolina 2023 Watch List (Part 3)

It is a standard practice that we at Phenom Hoop Report don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link:...

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Previewing Top Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As the game has continued to evolve, folks have tended to get less enamored with size and exploiting mismatches through strength. For better or worse, he modern-day game is dominated by guards and looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. These guys have always been the primary creators but it seems like teams are content with initiating offense from other positions, especially...

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