PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Northside Christian vs Moravian Prep National: Game Recap

In the second game of the day, we had a big time match up between two top ten teams in the state: Northside Christian and Moravian Prep National. Moravian Prep is led by senior guard BJ Freeman, who is one of the most highly rated unsigned seniors in North Carolina. In the first quarter, Moravian Prep through the first punch. Their three-quarter court pressure forced turnovers. We saw Jackson...

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Phenom MLK Showcase: What to Watch (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops is bringing fans from around the region one of the top high school basketball events over the MLK weekend, as some of the top talent will be under one building. The storylines for some of these games are easy to see and don't need much introduction, but we are going to dive into a few things you will want to watch to get you excited about the event in Rock Hill.

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

6’6 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep) After our update in rankings, Freeman now stands as the top unsigned senior in the state of North Carolina. This notion is easy to get behind, seeing as how he’s been the catalyst and focal point for Moravian Prep on a nightly basis. Freeman is an extremely skilled forward prospect with the ability to cause mismatch problems due to his blend of size, strength, and...

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T-Lew’s Fantastic Four From the Phenom Holiday Classic

Best Performances BJ Freeman 2021 (Moravian Prep) – BJ had one of the best performances we have seen all year vs Combine Academy. From the tip he had complete control of the game. He was making an impact on both sides of the ball. He was scoring in a variety of ways, knocking down shots, and attacking the rim. No one was able to keep BJ Freeman out of the lane. Not only is he a great basketball...

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Holiday Classic Player Spotlight: 2021 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep)

There is something to be said about a player that has something to prove, with a chip on his shoulder, and is determined to showcase his full talent and how he can produce. 2021 BJ Freeman from Moravian Prep did that and more at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  Freeman has been looked at as one of the top players in the state of North Carolina but it does feel at times he may get overlooked at...

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Holiday Classic: Moravian Prep vs. Combine Academy (Recap/Standouts)

It was the final game on Monday night, with two familiar opponents battling each other out once again in Combine Academy and Moravian Prep.  We knew the energy was going to be high in this one and it certainly was, led by their coaches. Moravian Prep came out a little heat and a chip on their shoulders, as they really played hard and looked to be physical on both sides of the floor, which...

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Franklin Prep v. Moravian Prep (Recap/Standouts)

The second game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two fairly intriguing teams in Franklin Prep and Moravian Prep. Things opened up and Moravian Prep quickly asserted themselves as the better team, quickly taking control of the tempo through quality perimeter shooting, ending the quarter with a 29-18 lead. Guys like Eli Ellis and BJ Freeman were strong early producers,...

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Holiday Classic: Word of God vs. Moravian Prep (Recap/Standouts)

Word of God and Moravian Prep kicked off Game 2 of the afternoon and it had the people excited to watch.  Word of God came out strong led by the shooting of Po’Boigh King, helping his team create an early double-digit first quarter lead.  BJ Freeman though kept Moravian Prep in the hunt and they started to knock down shots and play their game in the second quarter, getting it under...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Battle at the Rock (Day 1)

2021 Glynn Hubbard (Northside Christian): Hubbard played well in leading the charge on offense for Northside. Showing his leadership, his court vision, and his ability to create off the dribble.  Hubbard worked well in pushing the ball downhill and displaying a nice blend of playmaking and scoring ability. 2023 Aaron Hall (Northside Christian): The young man had a strong showing, giving fans a...

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Moravian Prep v. TLAP Sports Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward with another star-studded matchup of Moravian Prep versus TLAP Sports Academy. Though Moravian Prep has lost multiple pieces, they opened this game with confidence behind the leadership of 6’6 ’21 BJ Freeman, resulting in a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. That being said, TLAP’s balanced, unselfish approach allowed them to bounce...

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DeAjai’s Weekend Standouts from #PhenomTipOffClassic

By: DeAjai Dawkins BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep National) BJ Freeman has slowly but surely solidified himself as one of my favorite scoring guards in the entire state. Anyone that knows me from a basketball perspective should be able to tell you that I am a fan of “big guards”, as their powerful frames usually give them an automatic advantage at the rim. Freeman is gifted with a naturally sturdy...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Open Run Session 1

6’6 Sean Rose of Young Gunz (Varsity) is a very impressive prospect with an abundance of potential and upside. He is a super long and wiry athlete who can really produce in the paint. He tends to flourish when around the rim with his soft touch around the rim. He really attacks the boards and comes up with a ton of rebounds. Uses his length to be a good rim protector; changes and blocks shot...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’5 ’21 Dessie Canty (Upward Stars Watson) Despite some ups and downs as a team, Canty found a way to make an impact on this contest while standing out as their most enticing long-term prospect. He’s long, wiry, skilled, and plays with a nice blend of smoothness and physicality. Canty displays a great feel for the game and can create for himself or others with relative ease.  6’3 ’21...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Team EAT Jalen McDonald VIRAL DUNK vs Tea Marie 17U! Matchup with over 10+ HM Prospects!

Check out highlights between Tea Marie 17s and Team Eat 17s at the Phenom Queen City Showcase this past weekend. This matchup featured multiple high major prospects including Bobby Pettiford, Terquavion Smith, Deante Green, Elijah Jamison, Brandon White, BJ Freeman AND MORE

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Colby’s Queen City Recap

The Phenom Hoops Queen City Showcase was a loaded event with talent and competitiveness throughout all of the divisions. This was my first opportunity to see a lot of these players in live action. Here are just a few players who stuck out to me, regardless of class and projection level. This does not include players who have already committed. Will...

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Phenom Hoops’ Game Report: Westover vs. Clayton

We were told to arrive an hour before game time as both teams were expected to bring big crowds to watch the 4th round matchup at Westover High School. The matchup was the 4-seed Clayton against the 1-seed, and undefeated, Westover High School. The crowd showed up, and the atmosphere was great, everything you’d want in a playoff atmosphere.

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Crowd Rode HIM & BJ Freeman FLEXED with 22 & 15!! Clayton v. Wake Forest Full Highlights

Clayton matched up with Wake Forest last night and came away with the win. He had great numbers with 22 points & 15 boards, out of his teams 57 total. We also caught up with BJ with a small interview about recruitment as well Here are the full game highlights in a conference matchup vs. Wake Forest

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Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Joe Badgett   #7:5’11 ’21 Carlos Raven (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an excellent motor and team-first approach throughout camp, Carlos Raven. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with IQ, quickness, and a pretty useful two-way skillset. Raven is a solid all-around scorer, but is typically the most efficient when attacking the midrange...

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McCreary pushes Legacy past Word of God at USA National Prep (Standouts)

Legacy Charter 71 Word of God 58 Here are some of the standouts and players notes from the USA National Prep event, held in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday.  Legacy Charter and Word of God matched up for an intriguing battle.  Legacy was able to take a halftime lead but Word of God fought their tail off, eventually taking a second-half lead.  But McCreary and company were just to much in the end....

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The Game of Unpredictability: Heritage vs. Word of God

In the basketball world, some things are simply impossible to predict, even when the odds are stacked in the opposite direction. That’s a big part of what makes this matchup so riveting. This game is going to be a must-see for basketball savants, as there are so many gems and diamonds in the rough within these two teams. So folks need to attend Saturday, as Phenom Hoops will be traveling to...

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Team Loaded Duo Receives First Power Five Offer

The recruiting process is an interesting thing, especially over the last few years with kids earning scholarship offers as early as middle school. That trend has become increasingly popular, and now we have a variety of programs fighting viciously for prospects that can’t even drive yet. DePaul has been at the forefront of this, offering prior to high school and securing verbal commits from...

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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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