PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 3)

2023 Trey Green (Team EAT): Green came through Rock Hill and once again showed why he is a hot target for so many schools and that should only continue to grow.  Green’s game is absolutely mesmerizing at times, as he plays with such great pace, quick handles, change of direction, and has a high-major feel for how to operate on the floor.  He is and has been one of my favorite players...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Stephon Richards (CC Heat/Moravian Prep) One 2021 Charlotte-area guard that has truly felt the COVID’s negative impact on their recruitment is 6’3 Stephon Richards. Stephon is a combo guard truly built for the next level, with exceptional downhill abilities that he uses to his advantage. He’s shown 3-level scoring capabilities today, and I find it truly hard to...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2023

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Team CP3 2023 Do you want to talk about a team that is...

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Could it be a season to remember for JL Chambers?

As mentioned before in other articles, Phenom Hoops was posted up at the Myers Park Summer League, a 4-day event that brought several schools around the Charlotte area all under one roof and was live-streamed by The Hoop State Network. Giving us an early glimpse into what some of the teams may look like next season, one team, in particular, could be in for a big year.  JL Chambers, formerly...

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Does Team CP3 Have the Top Backcourt Trio in America?

Given the way basketball has trended over the last decade, it’s no secret that guard play now largely dictates on-court success at most levels. Whether it be a traditional “point guard” or more of a modernized floor general, the ball-handler position has more power and responsibility than ever before. The ideology of stockpiling size is important, especially for younger age groups, but it’s not...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham Leads Combine to Opening Season WIN vs Carolina Basketball Academy!

Combine Academy and Carolina Basketball Academy squared off at the Phenom Tip-Off Classic, both looking to make their mark early in the season. Combine Academy used a balanced attack, led by their young guards and talented squad. Check out all the highlights from the game.

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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 Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2021 6’1 Collin Mills (Team Vision NC 17u): Mills was the main scoring threat for Team Vision, showing his ability to score on multiple levels.  Whether it was spotting up from the perimeter with a smooth outside shot, attacking and pulling up with a mid-range shot, or attacking the rim, Mills was able to do it multiple ways.  He doesn’t try to force anything on the court and plays...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’22 Julian “Juice” Keitt (Upward Stars) The Upward Stars program possesses talent within each of their teams, and Keitt is arguably one of the more intriguing long-term prospects from this roster. He plays with a consistently high motor on both ends of the floor and tends to naturally create havoc with his overall activity level. Keitt is a great defender, finisher, and rebounder, which...

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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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Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen

Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen The Phenom High School Jamboree provided teams and players to give us hoop junkies just a nice glimpse of the upcoming season. Naturally, it’s the upperclassmen that have the opportunity to shine early on, especially in pre-season scrimmages. That being said, we’re going to look into a handful of freshmen that played beyond their years and grade.  6’4...

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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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Miles Magical Five: Myers Park Summer League Day Two (Part One)

We are very lucky in the state of North Carolina to have a bevy of Summer Leagues, Jamborees, and Team Camps for all of the High School talent in the month of June.  The great people at Myers Park put together a one week Summer League featuring some of the 704s best.  Here’s my magical five from Tuesday nights action!  (Part One) 6’0 2023 Jaylen Curry: Vance High School Curry is a young...

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A Closer Look: Team CP3 14U

Last weekend, we had the privilege of watching Team CP3 en route to the championship game at our Queen City Middle School Showcase. They undoubtedly have one of the top programs in the Carolinas and that certainly includes their middle school group. This article will take a closer look at some of the cornerstone pieces for this team 5’10 Jaylen Curry The scoring guard is one of the most electric...

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Aden Holloway & Jaylen Curry LEAD THE BEST 14U Team in the COUNTRY!

Check out highlights from arguably one of the best 14U AAU teams in the country, CP3 All Stars 2023. They are led by sensational duo Aden Holloway and Jaylen Curry. They captured the GOLD Bracket Championship this past weekend at the Phenom Hoops Queen City Middle School Showcase. This coming just a week after capturing the Championship out in Portland, OR at a NIKE Tournament. See what this...

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Phenom Queen City Middle School Showcase Recap: Player Standouts 14U

Phenom Hoop Report was on deck all day to check out the next young, upcoming talent from around the area this weekend at the Queen City Middle School Showcase.  The players didn’t disappoint at all, as players and teams displayed some intriguing talent that will be names national scouts are talking about in the upcoming years.  Our scouts wanted to recap an amazing, loaded event with names...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase

WNC Warriors: 6’0 ’23 Zack Meyers- The wing prospect possesses an abundance of two-way tools and utilizes them regularly. He’s strong, active, and has quite a dynamic offensive skillset, able to reliably take over and burden the scoring load whenever needed. Meyers has an excellent feel for the game and understands how to get downhill and attack the rim, but is also capable of spotting-up along...

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