PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Combine Academy vs Lake Norman Christian

In the game that everyone has been eagerly anticipating all year, Lake Norman Christian traveled to Lincolnton to take on Combine Academy on Tuesday night. With two of the top rated sophomores in the nation, the basketball community wanted to see Mikey Williams vs Robert Dillingham. While these two young prospects were the headline, each team was filled with several talented players and coaches...

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Needing a shooter? NC Class of 2022 offers a few to watch for

The class of 2022 in North Carolina is an intriguing class to look at, as there has been a lot of mix-up in rankings, new names that have come in, and players elevating their game over the last year or so.  One thing that one can see is that there are a few shooters that can be found in the class.  In this article, we are taking a look at a few of them to really watch this season but...

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Combine Regional v. Franklin Prep (Recap/Standouts)

The second game for day four of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two tough squads in Combine Regional and Franklin Prep. Both of these teams have next-level prospects and seem to improve with each outing. Combine Regional came out of the gate and established an early lead behind a very balanced attack, finishing the first half with a 29-33 advantage. Shamarrie Hugie performed...

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Gaston Christian v. Combine Regional (Recap/Standouts)

The seventh game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams who have trended upward over the last few years in Gaston Christian and Combine Regional. After somewhat of a sluggish start, neither team was able to gain a ton separation leading to a 9-11 lead for Gaston Christian. Following the first quarter, things began to pick up, both in terms of pace and offensive...

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Holiday Classic: Concord Academy vs. Combine Academy Regional (Recap/Standouts)

Game 4 on the night, this time having Concord Academy matchup with Combine Academy Regional.  It was Concord Academy that got out to the early lead but Combine Regional responded really well.  Tying it up after one, it was Combine’s ability to knock down shots in the second quarter, especially from the play of Joel Baucom, who led with 14 first-half points.  They also brought the...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts

Elijah Wilson 6’8 Jaquan Scott of TLAP Sports Academy was very intriguing and showcased quickly that he is a high level Division I prospect. Watching him for the first time, I was very impressed; he has all the physical tools: size, athleticism, strength, and mobility. He was overwhelmingly dominant in the paint as he scored almost every time he got the ball. He has a unique skill set that...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Rodney Carter   #2: 4’10 ’23 Malcolm Edwards (Westchester Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to assert himself and impact the game nicely despite his lack of size, Malcolm Edwards. He’s a young guard prospect that operated nicely as a spot-up threat and displayed a solid feel for the game. Edwards made numerous three-pointers and was able to...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Chattanooga Elite 5’8 ’20 Cahlib Edwards- Though somewhat undersized, the wiry guard prospect proved to be a quality shot-maker with the ability to create for himself or others. Edwards displayed a strong feel for the game and highlighted solid craftiness when taking opponents off the bounce.   Team Trezz 6’3 ’20 Keishon Porter- The long, wiry wing prospect immediately catches the naked eye...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Lowe   #13: 6’0 ’20 Arrington Jones (Atkins) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to run a successful team on both ends of the floor, Arrington Jones. He’s a quick, smart point guard prospect that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Jones is vocal and does a great job of setting his teammates up on offense, always getting the...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#54- 6’5 ’20 Josh Banks- Today was an incredible platform for Banks, as he put the full arsenal on display from start to finish and never let up. He’s always possessed a fluid, well-rounded skillset, but has gotten stronger and more athletic throughout the last few years. Banks is an excellent prospect that all Division I programs should be looking at.   #35- 6’2 ’21 Elijah Jamison- There...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 1

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 1 Coach Williams   #60: 5’2 ’22 Zane Caudle (Franklinville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to control a team extremely well on both sides of the ball, Zane Caudle. He’s a point guard prospect with great IQ and the understanding of how to position himself for success. Offensively, Caudle is a nice...

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#PhenomJMAC Day Two Afternoon/Night Game Standout’s Court Two

Let’s get right to the stars of the show! 6’7 2021 Zaire Patterson: Team Winston 15U/Winston-Salem Prep Patterson has an excellent frame for his age and it’s pretty clear he’s done a nice job figuring out how to use it on the glass and on the low block offensively.  He possesses a high defensive IQ with an innate ability to call out defensive adjustments anchoring...

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