PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

National HS Showcase “Final Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters”

Final Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters It was another outstanding event as USA Today deemed it one of the top 16 “must see” events in the country. There was plenty of exciting action, national level play, and story lines along the way. Now, let’s take a look at our final thoughts, takeaways and stock boosters from the event.  Everyone’s Super Bowl Game It’s no secret Oak Hill Academy...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom National Showcase

6’7 ’21 Jamylan Blakeney (Combine Academy) There are a ton of high-level defenders in North Carolina and it’s time that we start mentioning Blakeney among the best. He’s as versatile as anyone on that end of the floor due to his phenomenal blend of length, athleticism, and recovery speed. Blakeney can protect the rim and legitimately defend all five positions at the high school level. He plays...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom National Showcase

6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) Few teams in the region have as much talent as Liberty Heights, and Williams is arguably their most impressive prospect. He’s long, athletic, and possesses great size but moves and plays like a guard, making him a walking mismatch against any type of opponent. Williams scores regularly from all three levels, displays quality passing vision, and has strong...

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Phenom National Showcase “Day One Thoughts and Takeaways”

Phenom National High School Showcase Day One Thoughts and Take A Ways Oak Hill Academy bounces back in a big way Legendary coach Steve Smith has an unbelievable 94. % winning percentage at Oak Hill. Oak Hill losing is like a celestial “blue moon” event that happens just once in a while. After being upset by Combine Academy at the Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic, Coach Steve Smith stated the team...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was an incredibly consistent producer and shot maker at Greenfield last year as a junior. He and his teammates came away with the NCISAA 1A state title largely due to the performances he put up in their playoff run and he continued his excellence at the start of his senior year. He has some of the purest shooting mechanics in the state with...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s National Showcase

6’6 ’20 Brady O’Connell (Ravenscroft/ODU commit) There’s a quality amount of talent on this Ravenscroft squad, but O’Connell was their clear leader tonight. He can do a little bit of everything and, now with an improved jumper, looks capable of keeping opponents guessing on offense. O’Connell is a great athlete that knows how to rebound, push in transition, and create offense for himself or...

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Why is Phenom’s National High School Showcase One of the Nation’s Top Tip Off Hoops Events

USA Today has called it “One of the Nation’s Top Tip-Off Hoops Events.” Max Preps said it was a “Must-See Hoops tournament.” What is it about Phenom’s National High School Showcase that makes it the premier high school showcase in this region for November? Before we look into this event, we need to acknowledge that North Carolina is widely known as the Hoop State. Why is it known as the Hoop...

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Diving in With: Paul Hudson Baller and future Prosthetist

Paul Hudson is a senior leader on the Charlotte Christian Basketball team, he has taken that talent to earn a free Ivy League education at Dartmouth and the opportunity to pursue his dream as a Prosthetist. Charlotte, North Carolina- The ball stops bouncing for everyone at some point and one has to have a plan or passion to pursue when that chapter comes. Hudson is a man with a plan for the next...

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Diving In With: Elias King

Elias King recently put on a show at the Phenom National Showcase and proved why he was one of the most sought after recruits in the Southeast. King will be taking his talents to Starkville Mississippi, to join the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team currently ranked 15th in the nation according to ESPN, that features several upperclassmen.   Suwannee, Georgia- King is the type of high level...

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Diving in With: DJ Nix and Cannon

As a freshman in high school it is challenging to make any varsity team, but to start and excel in that sport early on is an entire different thing. That is exactly what DJ Nix is doing with Cannon School (NC), out of Concord. Concord, North Carolina- Nix isn’t built like a typical freshman and he certainly doesn’t play like one. Nix has a grown man game down low, he’s athletic and physical on...

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Phenom’s National High School Showcase Recaps … The Must See Unsigned Seniors

6’8” Prosper Obidiebube Aspire Academy (KY) Obidiebube walks onto the court, looking the part. He has long arms, broad shoulders and an athletic frame. He runs the floor very well and he can shoot the ball with 3-point range off the catch. He finishes the ball high above the rim and carries a 3.8 GPA. Obidiebube recently took an official visit to Holy Cross, his only offer. Perplexing as it may...

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