PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2020)

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 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 15 Isaiah Todd Headlines MICHIGAN’S STAR-STUDDED Class; Senior Yr. Highlights!

Check out Isaiah Todd's senior year highlights. Todd is committed to Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines. He completed his senior year at Word of God Christian Academy after transferring over from Trinity of Raleigh. Todd was named to the Jordan Brand Classic. He's a 6'10" point-forward and ranked 13th on 247 Sports and ESPN while Rivals has him at 14.

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Who’s NO. 1 in NC?! Isaiah Todd vs Josh Hall; Word of God – Moravian Prep Raw Game Highlights!

Check out highlights from Word of God vs Moravian at the 2020 Kinston MLK Classic presented by the Hoopstate Network. This match up was highlighted by no. 1 ranked senior Isaiah Todd vs no. 2 ranked senior Josh Hall. In a game that ultimately saw Moravian Prep come out on top 65-61, both players had their moments. Hall finished with 24 points while Todd finished with 12 points.

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“ON HIS HEAD!” Isaiah Todd x Brady O’Connell; Chase Forte BODY, Q. Bullock WINDMILL! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from last nights game between Word of God and Ravenscroft School. WOG was led by Michigan commit Isaiah Todd while Ravenscroft was led by ODU commit Brady O' Connell. Word of God ultimately pulled away and Quandre Bullock decided to throw down a windmill dunk to cap off the win.

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Four Storylines: John Wall Holiday Invitational (Day One)

Carter Whitt Vs Daeshun Ruffin Both Carter Whitt and Daeshun Ruffin play an incredibly exciting brand of basketball that will bring a ton of excitement to Holiday Gymnasium in the nightcap of day one. Whitt is a smooth playmaking guard and Ruffin is a dynamic scorer that plays with relentless energy. These two are competing within the national rankings in the 2021 class and being offered by...

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The Best of Good Guys vs. Cancer (Part 1)

Crowd at First Flight for the Good Guys vs. Cancer Henry Coleman The 6’8” Top 30 Duke signee at Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia made his mark on the Outer Banks, in a major way! During both of his games, he absolutely came alive in the second half, just ripping rims down and playing with incredible aggression. Coleman is a unique blend of very high IQ mixed with incredible tenacity once...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — What is All the Buzz Surrounding Word of God?!

Over the past 10 years, Word of God Christian Academy (the Holy Rams) has built itself into a national entity. With putting top-level talent on its roster, year in and year out, like John Wall, Dez Wells, CJ Leslie, TJ Warren, Torian Graham, Zach Newkirk, etc..etc..etc…every gym the Holy Rams walked into, they garnered your attention. Well, the start of the 2019-20 season has them right...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Fab Five and More

The North Carolina 2020 class is rich in talent and once again has a tremendous amount of depth. In today’s issue we will take a look at my FAB FIVE. Here is our rankings for the 2020 class https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/   6’10 2020 Day’Ron Sharpe (South Central HS) The UNC commit solidified his spot by averaging a double double at...

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Phenom Hoops NC All-Star Lineups, including Dunk Contest and 3-point Contest

It was All-Star weekend in the state of North Carolina.  The stars were out in Charlotte, with names comes from the Hoop State of North Carolina.  So, Phenom Hoops wanted to have a little fun of our own with a little All-Star flavor.  Each of our scouts had a chance to state who would be in their All-Star lineup from the state of North Carolina, no matter if they were in the senior or freshman. ...

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Duke Watches NCs #1 Player Isaiah Todd go for 20 & 10

Isaiah Todd is a unicorn, there are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it. He is being recruited by everyone across the country and rightfully so. Todd, a 6’10” junior, is the top ranked junior in North Carolina. Here, his Trinity Academy team goes up against Wayne Country Day in a playoff game. The atmosphere was great as the likes of Duke, Oregon and Oklahoma State...

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Burlington Christian Vs Trinity Academy: Players to Watch

On Thursday Night I had the opportunity to watch round three of NC’s newest Rivalry between Burlington Christian and Trinity Academy of Raleigh.  The two schools split the first two meetings, BCA winning @ Trinity in the last of the meetings and both of the games were exciting down to the last buzzer and last night wasn’t any different with Trinity of Raleigh coming away with the win...

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American Hebrew Academy v. Trinity Academy of Raleigh

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the historical American Hebrew Academy to see the hometown Eagles host Trinity Academy from Raleigh, North Carolina. The visiting Trinity Academy Tigers have been phenomenal all season long, standing at 18-9 and playing behind the talents of nationally-regarded Isaiah Todd. Meanwhile, the Hebrew Academy entered this contest with a quality 8-5 record and have...

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Miles Magical Five: #PhenomCityOfOaks Session Two

6’10 2020 Isaiah Todd: Trinity Academy of Raleigh Isaiah Todd willed his Trinity Academy of Raleigh team to victory over Holly Springs after knocking down a walk off free throw with no time on the clock.  Todd is in the unicorn mold considering there really aren’t many predecessor’s to his blend of size, skill, tenacity, and moxie.  At 6’10 he is capable of creating his...

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Isaiah Todd “Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.”

Isaiah Todd “Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.” Young basketball players who are national prospects sometimes live under a microscrope. People have a tendency to pick apart their game and sometimes scrutinize their actions and behavior on and off the court. This past weekend, 6’10 junior Isaiah Todd played in front of UNC head coach Roy Williams. He had a...

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City of Oaks “Thoughts and Storylines”

City of Oaks “Thoughts and Storylines” The inaugural Phenom City of Oaks Classic was a huge success with the Holly Springs vs. Raleigh Trinity game going down as one of the more exciting and entertaining games we have seen this season. 6’10 junior forward Isaiah Todd hit a game winning “walk off” free throw with zero time remaining on the clock to secure an 61-60...

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Session II Player Standouts at Phenom’s City of Oaks Classic

Heritage: 6’6 ’21 Redford Dunton The wiry forward prospect was extremely useful today and continues to display promise on both ends of the floor. He can play three positions comfortably at the high school level and causes problems for opponents with his offensive versatility. Dunton has such an impressive array of scoring moves and counter moves. He’s still developing physically and should...

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The Storylines That are Getting Us Ridiculously Excited About Saturday’s City of Oaks Classic

Kadin Shedrick Vs. Isaiah Todd This is the main attraction, the headliner of the loaded event. Isaiah Todd is North Carolina’s best junior big man while Kadin Shedrick is North Carolina’s best senior big man. The 6’10” Todd is a Top 15 prospect in the country and a Team USA guy while Shedrick is a consensus Top 75 guy, and committed to Top 5 Virginia. The two players...

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Battle of the Stars: Holly Springs v. Trinity Academy

Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic is set to be in Raleigh, North Carolina this upcoming weekend and will feature an unbelievable amount of talent within this five-game field. The hosting Trinity Academy squad should have their hands full with Holly Springs, a program that has emerged as one of the top public schools in the state. There’s going to be numerous high-level matchups at every...

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John Wall Holiday Invitational: Opening Day Standouts

John Wall Holiday Invitational: Opening Day Standouts When it comes to high school holiday basketball tradition, one has to put the 47th Holiday Day Invitational (sponsored by John Wall Foundation) on the list. Played at historic Broughton High School, the John Wall is a must see. It brings a wealth of talent and teams to the Raleigh area each and every year, not to mention one of the best...

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Must Watch Storylines for Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Part 1)

The first annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase was one of the most live events Eastern North Carolina saw last year. This year will have a deeper field. It will have incredible talent and the match ups are off the charts. With 3 teams ranked among the nation’s top programs, 9 players ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects and 11 players who have signed to play college basketball …...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase Night One: Miles Magical Five

5. 6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was sensational for Greenfield School in their win over Grace Christian (Sanford) displaying excellent touch from three point range, a high IQ, and excellent leadership abilities.  Greenfield was playing shorthanded without Djimon Bailey (Hip) and Jacari Outlaw (Death In Family) but Lebo was able to rally the troops and lead the way in the...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Dillard Gymnasium Day 1

Awards of Excellence Game MVP Awards   6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) The transition to Greenfield has been an easy one for the son of former UNC great Jeff Lebo. Creighton is a cerebral, high IQ and fundamentally sound scoring point guard. In the opening game the Phenom National Showcase, Creighton was dialed in and clicking on all aspects of his game. He enjoyed a game...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Late Game Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’8 2019 Nick Evtimov: Greensboro Day School Evtimov might take the cake as the most improved player in North Carolina I’ve seen thus far this season.  He’s clearly taken major strides physically, losing some weight further developing his explosiveness and quickness.  His skillset continues to develop as well, he is now extremely comfortable handling the ball in certain...

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