PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

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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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops wrapped up the summer season in Greensboro, North Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, offers were given out, and high-level competition took place per usual. This article will take a closer look at some of the top standouts from the event…   6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (New Light Disciples) The New Light Disciples...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2 #PhenomSummerFinale

Time flies when you’re having fun, another season of AAU is almost in the books!Greensboro, North Carolina– The Phenom Hoops crew is going out with a bang here at the Summer Finale! The stars came out for one last go around, coaches at multiple levels flooded the sidelines in search of a late boost to 2019, and others got the jump on some classes of the future. 6’2 2022 LeBron Thomas (FIBA)...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’0 ’20 Reggie Walton (Team Trezz) While other guys might draw more headlines, Walton is a very vital piece to Team Trezz. He’s a phenomenal playmaker that scored efficiently and defended full-court very well throughout this contest. Walton is smart, possesses all the intangibles that college coaches should be looking for, and simply does the little things that lead to winning games.   5’11...

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A Closer Look: New Light Disciples

The travel season is finally upon us and competition has begun to heat up; the who’s who of shoe-circuit teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack while many of the top non-shoe-circuit programs have been at our events and playing in front of dozens of college coaches. Team Winston, Team Trezz, Juice All-Stars, New Light Disciples, the Greensboro Warriors, and numerous others have...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Guards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the guard...

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Phenom Challenge Team Preview: NL Disciples Elite 17u

The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. So let's preview each teams players heading into the event.

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Brandon’s Don’t Sleep On Me Team

After much thought and preparation I have created  a list of prospects I personally felt flew under the radar somewhat this weekend. It’s easy to get lost in the headlines and star power, but all these prospects came in wit something to prove.   Greensboro, North Carolina- Every guy on this list came in under the radar for one reason or another, all came in ready as well to bring...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

Team Winston 5’11 ’21 Camian Shell- The point guard was arguably Team Winston’s best performer to open the second day of Phenom Stay Positive. He’s such an excellent leader that sets the tone on both sides of the ball. Shell is so smart and steady on offense, which allows him to highlight his phenomenal balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s extremely tough, especially when attacking the...

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Stay Positive Team Preview: NL Disciples 17u

April is one of the biggest months when it comes to the AAU season.  Players and teams are looking to play in the right events, which is why Phenom Hoop Report is hoping to provide that platform all month long. We kick off the month of April in a big way with the Stay Positive, as teams from all over the region will come to compete.  Nationally ranked players and teams, along with unsigned...

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Miles’ Magical Five: Top Point Guards of Day Four at #PhenomSummerHavoc

I want to start this off by saying that there are six courts in this building and I’m only one man, so If I didn’t see a certain performance please don’t come at me, but let’s get to the top five Point Guards from the action today. Honorable Mention: 6’0 2019 Jamarii Thomas: New Light Disciples Thomas isn’t going to wow you with his size or athleticism, what...

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