PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

A Showdown for the Ages: Davidson Day v. Lincoln Charter

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina for our Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, which features the most loaded four-game field in the state over this holiday weekend. There’s a lot worth getting excited about here, as each game contains an abundance of interesting subplots and storylines. We’ll focus on the battle between Davidson Day and Lincoln Charter for the...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: The Battle for Charlotte

Folks in the Charlotte area should be well-informed about Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, especially after releasing the schedule and revealing that two of the local powerhouses will be going head-to-head. We are referring to the matchup between Carmel Christian and Independence, which is certain to be full of excitement from start to finish. Both programs are headlined by high-level...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Not Ranked Nationally, But The 6’6″ Junior’s Recruitment Will Say Top 100

Through his play this year, Trinity Christian’s 6’6″ junior Audiese Toney has more than stepped out of the shadows of his more well-known (and deserving) teammates. It is about time that the nation and college coaches take notice of Toney and all the production he brings to every game played as well. Originally from Alabama, the 6’6″ junior moved up to Fayetteville...

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THE LIST — Phenom’s January High School Events Unsiged Senior Breakouts (Part 1)

In January Phenom Hoops has had the privilege to host two major regional events. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Phenom’s Low Country Showcase was visited by thousands of fans and brought in dozens of coaches to watch this high level of talent. it provided a great platform for unsigned seniors to really show out. Schools from across college basketball’s robust landscape attended, from the...

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Five “Under the Radar” Guys that Grabbed my Attention at the CCS MLK 18

When I say sleeper, I say guys that aren’t incredibly well known within the HoopState by casual HS basketball fans.  If you love the game you have to make it out to see these guys hoop! Jaleel McLaughlin: 5’10 2018 PG, Forest Hills A 1:00 tip-off can be difficult to get up for, but Jaleel McLaughlin found a way to bring the intensity from the opening tip.  He finished with 20 points and found a...

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From the Sideline – Carmel Christian MLK Showcase All-Tournament Team

From the Sideline Carmel Christian MLK Showcase All-Tournament Team The inaugural Carmel Christian MLK Showcase was held on the beautiful campus of Carmel Christian. There was plenty of talent on hand with four outstanding showcase games during the day. In the opening game, it was Concord First Assembly pulling out a 68-50 win over NCHSAA 2A power Forest Hills. In the second game of the day, it...

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Stephen Edoka Proves at #CCSMLK18 The Recruitment Bump is MUCH Warrented

In the win, 6’5” unsigned senior Stephen Edoka finished with 22 points, 8-12 FG and 7 boards that paired nicely with his 3 blocked shots and 2 steals. Edoka is 4.0 student, in fact, since being enrolled at Concord First Assembly Edoka has never made below an A in the classroom. On the court, Edoka does a little bit of everything. He is a tough, hard-nosed defender, able to go between the...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Game Storylines

Carmel Christian’s MLK Showcase presented by Phenom Hoop Report is going to be a day of incredible basketball. There are going to be numerous nationally ranked prospects, teams who will be vying for state championships and players who are atop college program’s recruiting boards. Playing in Carmel Christian’s MLK Showcase, Carmel Christian is the number 1 ranked school in Phenom...

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From the Sideline: Five Impact Juniors

From the Sideline Five Impact Juniors One thing is for certain, the state of North Carolina is loaded with tremendous basketball talent at every level and class. This year, the freshman class of 2019 is no exception. This class is especially deep and talented. Today, let’s take a look at five impact juniors. 6’6 Wendell Moore (Cox Mill, Concord, NC) The evolution of Wendell Moore continues one...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Rick’s From the Sidelines — 6’2″ 2020 Ford Cooper (Carmel Christian)

  Ford Cooper His time has come     During the Phenom Hoop Report open gym tour, we stopped by Carmel Christian to check out the 2017-18 roster. While the likes of Donovan Gregory, Miles Pierre, Martin Maide were the more well-known names, we wrote the following about 6’3 ’20 Ford Cooper. “We have seen Ford for quite a while. He has attended our Phenom camps and his game keeps...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree…Seniors (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops HS Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro had plenty of top notch performances these are some of the ones we observed from players in the 2018 class on the day: Greyson Collins 6’1” CG Caldwell Academy (Greensboro, NC) Over the many years we’ve scouted hundreds of guys like Collins who get ignored by D-1 schools because they’re looking for the primo athlete who never works...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree Seniors (Part 2 – More Unsigned Guys)

Phenom Hoops HS Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro had plenty of top notch performances these are some of the ones we observed from players in the 2018 class on the day: As we mentioned in Part 1 of the Senior Standouts, we made notes on more players…Here are some more seniors who deserve mention:   6’3″ Unsigned Senior Tomas Butkus Tomas Butkus 6’3” PG Rabun...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, NC) By Jamie Shaw This was Trinity Christian’s annual college day, where they bring all of their players in to compete with upwards of 50 college coaches from around the country watching on. Coaches along for the ride here include representatives from NC State (x2), UCLA, Texas, Providence, Missouri, Wake Forest, Michigan, Louisville and...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Lincoln Charter (Denver, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Lincoln Charter (Denver, NC) By Jamie Shaw   Phenom Hoop Report travelled down to Denver, North Carolina to cover Lincoln Charter’s open gym. Coach Brad Gabriel has done a fabulous job in building Lincoln Charter into a NCHSAA 1A powerhouse. The school has only had a basketball program for seven years and has made the regionals for the past four years, not to...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Carmel Christian (Charlotte, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Carmel Christian (Charlotte, NC) By Rick Lewis Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Charlotte to cover Carmel Christian.  Last season, Carmel Christian finished 21-6 and lost in the NCISAA 2A championship to Village Christian. The quiet and reserved head coach Byron Dinkins has to be smiling on the inside about the upcoming 2017-18 season. First of all, he returns four key...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour – Asheville Christian (Asheville, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Asheville Christian (Asheville, NC) By Rick Lewis Phenom Hoop Report stopped by Asheville Christian to talk hoops with the staff of Asheville Christian. Head coach Andy Ray and assistants coach Jonathan Bennett, and coach Mike Woods spent quality time to discuss the upcoming season. For Asheville Christian, the 2017-18 season will be a challenging one to say the...

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Phenom Hoops Rankings: A Look at the 2018 Class

The updated 2018 rankings were released and we saw lots of changes.  Some players moved up the top 100, while others saw their positions slip after subpar spring performances. This class has many prospects who will go on to be extremely productive at the next level.  To give a little retrospect, majority of players in the top 50 are receiving strong interest from D1 programs across the nation....

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