PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Bull City Prep Durham v. Charlotte Elite Academy

The second game of Phenom Hoops’ MLK Showcase took place between two tough, competitive programs in Bull City Prep and Charlotte Elite Academy. It quickly opened up as a back-and-forth contest featuring numerous lead changes and both teams displaying great balance. Neither team had any issue finding ways to score the ball, which ultimately led to a 13-13 score through the first quarter. The...

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Bull City Prep v. New Faith Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The fifth game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams who have become somewhat of regulars at our events over the last few months in Bull City Prep and New Faith Christian. Bull City Prep came out of the gates with their normal amount of fire and intensity, sharing the ball and displaying quality balance on both ends of the floor. New Faith Christian did quite well...

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Holiday Classic: Bull City National vs. Cape Fear Christian (Recap/Standouts)

Last game on the night, viewers and fans got themselves a treat as Bull City National, loaded with talent, went up against Cape Fear Christian, a team that has started off the season in tremendous fashion and looking to make a statement in Rock Hill. It wasn’t the highest scoring game in the first half but it was more of a balanced attack for Bull City Prep National, as he had several players...

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Constantly Progressing: Treyvon Byrd

Over two years ago, Phenom Hoops’ intern Chris Sause (now an assistant at Averett University) first came across a long, gangly, explosive 6-foot-5 wing/forward prospect named Treyvon Byrd at our Grassroots TOC. He played with NC Ice 15U, which was coached by Ryan Bernardi and included other noteworthy names like Ryan Roberts, Shane Peterson, Isaiah Escobar, etc. Not even a full month later, Byrd...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Rod Bridgers #0: 6’2 ’22 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) Starting things off, we look at a player that has proven himself as easily one of the toughest, most prolific scorers in the state, Elijah Jamison. He’s a strong, rugged, downhill guard prospect with the ability to access and convert nearly any shot from inside the arc. Jamison is quick and crafty enough to get by...

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Kory Davis (1Carolina) The 1Carolina program possesses a ton of intriguing prospects within their program, and Davis has performed well with both squads in attendance. Playing up an age group, he really stood out with his defensive prowess and ability to really harass opposing guards for 94 feet. Davis is also very quick and fast in the open floor, which allows him to consistently get by...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Queen City Showcase (Part Three)

The Phenom Hoops’ travel schedule is officially back in full swing, as we traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase this past weekend. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Superlatives: Player that can go for 30

After every event at Phenom Hoop Report, it is always fun to listen to what our scouts have to say when comparing players and their skillset.  Of course, we have scouts watching different teams, which only means they have different opinions. That is why we want to hear the thoughts of our scouts on different topics. Player that can go for 30 at the Phenom G3 Showcase: Jeff Bendel: 6’0 ’22 Neeko...

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#PhenomG3Showcase: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’0 2019 David Murphy: NC Empire Perry Murphy is as pure of a scorer we’ve seen all spring, looking like an unstoppable force with the ball in his hands against every team he’s played all summer.  He’s explosive, crafty, and does a great job stepping into his pull-up jumper with a ton of confidence.  Will almost certainly end up a full scholarship kid when its all said and done. 6’3 2021 Glenn...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Highest Ceiling

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. Who has...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Wings/Forwards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the...

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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the American Athletic Conference

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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