PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Palmetto State Unsigned Seniors “Stock on the Rise”

Palmetto State Unsigned Seniors “Stock on the Rise” We have often stated, “South Carolina isn’t just a football state.” As a matter of fact, the Palmetto state is fast becoming a hotbed for basketball recruiting at the collegiate level and even the BLUE BLOODS have taken notice. In the 2018 class, Zion Williamson (Duke), Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt), Jimmy Nichols...

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Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”

Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”    To say the inaugural Battle at the Rock was a success would be a huge understatement. The partnership between Visit York County and Phenom Hoop Report pulled off one of the country’s best early season tournament. With a mixture of high profile teams like Oak Hill and IMG Academy and local and state high school powerhouses provided the...

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Miles Magical Five: #BattleAtTheRock Night One

5. 6’10 2019 Armando Bacot Jr: IMG Academy (UNC Signee) 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 6/7 From The Field Bacot was excellent in this contest at taking advantage of mismatches on the offensive end and making the right reads when the United Faith zone collapsed on him, kicking it out to his shooters or dropping it off to cutters.  He uses his length on defensive end to effect every shot at the rim and...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 1

The inaugural Battle at the Rock was an instant success. Great venue, great teams, great hospitality, but most of all great action on the basketball court. There was no shortage of talent and high level play. Now, let’s take a closer look at the standouts on opening day. Gray Collegiate Starting Five  This was my first time watching Gray Collegiate, but came away completely impressed. Five...

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Player Standouts at Battle at the Rock (Day One)

Gray Collegiate: 6’4 ’19 Jalil Robinson There are an abundance of talented South Carolina prospects that seem to get overlooked during the recruitment process, which certainly includes Robinson. He and various other underrated guys joined together on the Carolina Pressure, which was one of the top non shoe-circuit programs in the state last summer. Robinson did a great job of doing everything in...

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Porter-Gaud Takes Care of Business, Handling York Prep 60-52 Behind a Near Triple Double From Josiah James

Porter-Gaud is looking to get their 4th consecutive State Title and they showed that they’re primed for another championship campaign led by 5 Star Tennesee Signee 6’7 Josiah James.  York Prep is in their first year under a new coaching staff, but 6’2 2019 Deuce Dean is still at the helm, providing a high level of toughness with a diverse offensive skillset. The First Quarter...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 5

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Derrick Richards   #6: 5’9 ’21 Jalon Robertson (Greenville, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brings an unselfish, team-first approach to both sides of the ball, Jalon Robertson. He’s a scrappy point guard prospect with solid ball-handling skills and the ability to create off the bounce. Robertson has a sturdy frame for...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Still Available in South Carolina’s 2019 Class

South Carolina’s 2019 Rankings 6’7” Marlow Gilmore Hunter Kinard Tyler (Neeses, SC) SC 2019 Ranking: 15th Current Offers: South Carolina St, Lincoln Memorial You cannot watch Gilmore and not get incredibly excited about his length and explosion. Perhaps the most explosive kid in the state of South Carolina, he is a true defensive dynamo, able to defend the 1-5 at the D1 level. Gilmore’s...

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Phenom’s Summer Grind Storylines We’re Watching

July is almost here, and the Live Period is right around the corner. Travel ball programs have been idol over the last month as many players have been traveling around to team camps with their high schools. Now they are back, trying to shake the rust off. We will host a sold-out field of teams with some top prospects in tow. This Saturday, June 30 at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, NC will be the...

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Phenom’s David Rose Memorial Day Classic Player Profile: 6’3″ 2019 Deuce Dean

6’3” 2019 Deuce Dean has long been a player on Phenom Hoops’ radar. He has been coming to our events since the 7th grade, and he has made his presence known from the first event to the last. Dean has always been a standout player, not only because of his size as a point guard, but also because of his ability to see the floor and distribute. As a freshman, Dean participated in our inaugural South...

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