PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

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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Providence Day v. The Burlington School (Recap/Standouts)

The third game of Phenom’s November Classic took place between The Burlington School and Providence Day School. The Spartans quickly jumped out to a lead, highlighted by a balanced overall attack, opening things up with a 9-3 run and only keeping their foot on the gas. Though they saw contributions from guys like 6’10 ’21 Kuluel Mading and 6’1 ’22 Shane Peterson, 6’1 ’21 Jamarii Thomas really...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Patrick King A foreword from Coach King: “This team was absolutely STACKED. I was blown away with how coachable, cohesive, and team-centric these guys played. Every single one of them bought into the unselfish brand we wanted to play, and our bench was live the entire day. It seemed repetitive to mention their coachability in every blurb, so I’ll say it about all of them right off...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 3)

LJ Thomas 2021 6’3 Knoah Carver (AK Knights): Carver really showed a nice scoring ability, knocking down shots at several levels but staying aggressive and attacking. He just has a nice ability and understanding of how to put the ball in the basket. 2021 6’3 Nick Green (Team ELI): Green has been the leading producer for Team ELI in multiple games, finishing in double-figures.  He really...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Phenom Hoops tuned in virtually to a few practices for the Burlington School, a program that certainly is brining a lot of excitement and talent to the floor this season. With a blend of new names, returning players, and young prospects, Coach Ryan Bernardi should have the eyes of many this season. We dive into names that we saw and should watch this year.

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

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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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#OTRSummerJam: Unsung Heroes

Despite a great weekend for many being cut short due to the ignorance of a group of people losing control, there was a ton of talent in the building for Summer Jam presented by On The Radar Hoops. A lot of headline-grabbing prospects were in attendance but let’s take a look at a few guys that played major roles for their teams and are sometimes forgotten about in the grand scheme of things. 5’11...

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POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Browns Summit, North Carolina for a high-level showdown between two of the top independent schools in the state in Liberty Heights and Piedmont Classical. Liberty Heights entered this game with two wins over Piedmont Classical and sought out a third. Even though these squads possess equal talent and coaching, Liberty Heights has found a way to be slightly...

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City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers” The 2nd Annual Phenom City of Oaks Classic took place on the beautiful campus of North Raleigh Christian Academy. We had five exciting games with some interesting story lines. Once again, we had high quality teams, high quality players, and high-quality performances. Now, let’s check out our “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock risers.” ...

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Bendel’s Best: City of Oaks Classic

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for a five-game slate of high-level basketball. There was so much talent in the gym, both in terms of teams and individuals, which made for an incredibly competitive atmosphere from start to finish. This event proved to be a great tune-up and overall litmus test just before things start to heat up in...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic

6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (Piedmont Classical) Although the newest addition to this roster, it’s easy to see that Thomas is a large part of the heart and soul for this Piedmont Classical squad. His quickness, toughness, and rugged mentality are evident on every possession. Thomas gets downhill whenever he desires and possesses a certain tenacity and ferocity that separates him from other similar...

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Holly Springs v. Piedmont Classical Game Recap

The first contest of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic took place between two ultra-competitive squads in Holly Springs and Piedmont Classical. Holly Springs jumped out to a quick, early lead and looked ready to take control of the game, even without their senior leader and starting point guard Marcus Elliott. That was short-lived, as Piedmont Classical was able to completely flip the script,...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Aaron Hogner #28: 5’8 ’23 Seth Foster (High Point Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty nice two-way impact within the flow of the team, Seth Foster. He’s a wiry, high-motor point guard prospect that does a little bit of everything on the court. Foster is a quality shooter from midrange but even better from beyond arc. He gives great effort on both...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom National Showcase

6’7 ’21 Jamylan Blakeney (Combine Academy) There are a ton of high-level defenders in North Carolina and it’s time that we start mentioning Blakeney among the best. He’s as versatile as anyone on that end of the floor due to his phenomenal blend of length, athleticism, and recovery speed. Blakeney can protect the rim and legitimately defend all five positions at the high school level. He plays...

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Piedmont Classical v. Henderson Collegiate

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the edge of Browns Summit, North Carolina, where Piedmont Classical was set to kick off their season against the reigning 1A runner-up in Henderson Collegiate. It was a matchup made in heaven, since both teams truly embrace playing the best possible opponents and have the talent to compete with any program in the state. There’s no love lost between these...

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If you Can Defend, You Can Play: HS Jamboree Session I

If you have come to a Phenom Exposure Camp this Fall, you have heard Rick Lewis talk about, "you can play at the level you can defend". At Saturday's 7th Annual Phenom's High School Jamboree there were a few defenders who would be classified as "special".

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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Mid-Day Standouts/Storylines

James Wilkins has Calvary Day Clicking on all Cylinders  6’1 2022 Guard James Wilkins is the catalyst behind this Calvary Day offense and he’s surrounded by a unique set of wings/bigs that make this team a tough cover. 6’4 2021 Zech Gibson and 6’8 2022 Charles McClenahan provide inside/outside scoring punches and work well within the offense. Wilkins can impress you with his scoring or...

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Elon Elite Camp’s Super Six and More

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Elon University to cover the inaugural Elite Camp under first year head coach Mike Schrage. Elon’s staff of  Jonathan Holmes, Mark Adams, Allen Payne, Tyler Lewis and Josh Pierre did a remarkable job of putting together an excellent roster of talent. In addition, the camp was well organized and scout friendly as the players participated in stations, skill...

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