PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

INTERVIEW: 2023 Greg Jackson on HM Offers Rolling In + Previewing Peach Jam with CP3 16U!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sat down with 2023 Gregory Jackson from CP3 and Ridge View to talk about an exciting summer so far. What is his excitement playing with CP3 this summer and how would he best describe his game. He also talks about his blow-up with his recruitment, earning multiple high-major offers and more coming.

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Big men show out at Phenom Summer Havoc

The talent was rich in Rock Hill throughout Session 1 and Session 2 of the Phenom Summer Havoc. Storylines were developed all throughout but one that really seemed to capture my eyes was the production and talent from the bigs.  Here are just a few of the big men that captured my eyes all throughout the event and certainly should and will be priorities for college coaches of all levels. 2022...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 2, Part 3)

2022 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite): Big Patrick Wessler showed it all and is continuing to play at an elite level.  Honestly, he is showing so many reasons why he is one of the top big men in the country.  With such a dominant performance, Wessler showed the touch, the footwork, the strength, and how to be an absolute monster on the boards.  2023 Gregory Jackson (CP3): In terms of excitement and...

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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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Stars of Tomorrow come out at the Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part 2)

The amount of talent on the court this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC was outstanding but the stars of tomorrow really stole the show. High-major talent could be found all around, especially watching the big-time matchups that happened on the arena court. We want to review some of the top guys that grabbed our attention and should be earning the national spotlight from this event. Check...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: NC/SC Top80 Standouts

Christ Essandoko 6’11 Christ Essandoko 2022 was unbelievable today as he showcased his dominance on the offensive end scoring in a wide variety of ways. His presence in the paint is so overwhelming as he scores at will around the basket and overpowers his defender. He rebounds the ball at a very high level and runs the floor pretty well. He showcased a unique ability to attack from the high post...

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Player Standouts at NC Top 80 v. SC Top 80

Jamarii Thomas- The tough, heady point guard prospect offered a very consistent two-way presence, overwhelming opponents with his motor and toughness. Thomas attacks the basket very well and displays a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s great in the open floor and shows a willingness to make hustle plays. Julian Kiett- It’s somewhat perplexing to try and understand why Kiett...

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2023 Gregory “GG” Jackson earns first offers from ACC, SEC programs

It was just a matter of time and if you have watched the game of 2023 Gregory Jackson, you simply knew that he was going to be a big-time prospect for the class of 2023 in South Carolina. Teams though didn’t waste much time, especially with what they have seen early in the summer from Jackson.

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Yusef English   #4: 5’9 ’22 Edward “Brice” Cohen (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that proved to be an excellent two-way floor general throughout camp, Edward “Brice” Cohen. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a very well-rounded approach on both ends of the floor. Cohen is a knockdown perimeter shooter, both from midrange and...

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#SCTop80: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#67 6’3 2021 Janyle Pittman: Lancaster High School Pittman possesses a great blend of explosiveness and playmaking ability as a true combo guard. He can take the top off the defense at any time with a jaw dropping dunk or run the team to a tee when needed. His perimeter jumper is continuing to develop at a nice rate and his on-ball defense may be his best attribute as a player. He does a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part II)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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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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