PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

A Prideful Journey: Henderson Collegiate’s Ability to Overcome

Basketball can be a brutal game of fighting through adversity and obstacles, more than simply competing on the hardwood. Though most might not realize, Henderson Collegiate has been dealt one of the roughest hands over the few years. In order to appreciate and understand the Pride’s unfortunate circumstances, one must start by looking at their devastating loss in the NCHSAA 1A State Championship...

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Phenom Game Report: Burlington School vs. Henderson Collegiate

Back in Rock Hill, as we bring you two teams that have winning pedigrees and were looking for a strong win on Tuesday night, as The Burlington School and Henderson Collegiate took the court. Henderson came out strong and looking to prove themselves, playing hard on the defensive end and looking to be aggressive offensively.  It took The Burlington School a few minutes to get settled but started...

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 (Part Two)

6’3 Kenny Noland (Apex Friendship) After enjoying an extremely productive summer, Noland continues to rise up the rankings with his smooth, well-rounded skillset and approach. He plays with a calm demeanor and offers knockdown three-point shooting with creation skills and the ability to spot-up or attack closeouts. Noland moves effectively without the ball, defends nicely for his position, and...

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Team Eli v. Bull City Prep PG (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two very intriguing teams in Team Eli and Bull City Prep PG. It didn’t take long for Team Eli to jump out to a double-digit lead. However, they were quickly met by the two-headed monster of Tommy Moore and Yasheem Kendrick from Bull City Prep—who were largely unstoppable throughout the first half, allowing them to hold...

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Team Eli v. Charlotte Red Storm (Recap/Standouts)

The second game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two club teams in Team Eli and Charlotte Red Storm. Despite a sluggish start for both squads, things picked up about halfway through the quarter and it quickly became a shootout. Charlotte Red Storm was excellent at sharing the ball and executing their offensive sets with poise, allowing them to gain a 14-13 lead...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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Looking Forward: Henderson Collegiate

In just four years, the Pride of Henderson Collegiate has gone from unknown to one of the premier programs within North Carolina. Their pathway has been somewhat uncharacteristic, especially for a 1A team, but hasn’t prohibited them from establishing a winning culture. Despite a ton of talent over the years, Coach George Marshall is arguably the most significant reason for their overall success....

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Henderson Collegiate “A Story Book Beginning”

Henderson Collegiate “A Story book beginning Just three years ago, Henderson Collegiate began as a small NCHSAA 1A Charter School located in rural Henderson, North Carolina. With coach George Marshall in command, what he has accomplished in these three years is simply short of remarkable, amazing and news worthy. In 2017, Henderson Collegiate began their first year of having a varsity high...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom National Showcase

6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) Few teams in the region have as much talent as Liberty Heights, and Williams is arguably their most impressive prospect. He’s long, athletic, and possesses great size but moves and plays like a guard, making him a walking mismatch against any type of opponent. Williams scores regularly from all three levels, displays quality passing vision, and has strong...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Award Winners

To say the talent level at Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 was off the charts would be a gross understatement. As Phenom scout Kevin Dawkins stated, “The talent at the NC Phenom 150 Session 2 had the feel of the NC Top 80.” There was so much talent in the gym and today we will take a look at the players who took home the hardware.   7’0 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High...

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Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#2 4’11 2023 Jaden Dodd: Eastern Guildford High School Dodd was able to affect all facets of the game, he’s a guard prospect with IQ and the ability to apply constant pressure on both ends of the floor.  Even with Dodd being on the smaller side he was still able to finish in the lane amongst the trees and showcased reliable shooting stroke from midrange and well beyond three-point territory. His...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Tournament Team 2021

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2021 6′2″ 65 Javonte Waverly Henderson NC Henderson Collegiate 2021 6′3″ 77 Justin Taylor Charlotte NC Carmel Christian High School 2021 6′5″ 103 Isaiah Ray Greensboro NC The Burlington School 2021 5′11″ 24 John Nepa Wake Forest NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2021 6′9″ 111 Kuluel Mading High Point NC The Burlington School   2020 All...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — Mid-Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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On the Rise: North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Yesterday, we took a closer look at some of the most underrated scholarship-worthy players within North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Now, we will highlight a variety of different guys in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that have made a strong impression over these last two months.   6’6 ’21 Ja’Dun Michael (The Burlington School) This class of rising juniors is quite impressive from top to...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp Session II

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for Session II of our Phenom Team Camp. Both sessions were absolutely overflowing with talent, even with other noteworthy events taking place within the Carolinas. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive standouts across the three days….   6’4 ’20 Zavian McLean (Village Christian) There should...

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Miles Magical Five: Day One #PhenomTeamCamp

6’2 2021 Javonte Waverly: Henderson Collegiate School (NC) Waverly continues to show his ability to impact the game in a variety of ways, he has a knack for making passes that most others just don’t even see.  His pull-up jumper is incredibly smooth, he elevates over the defender and lets it fly without hesitation.  As he improves his consistency from beyond the arc, and gets a...

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Carolina High School Showcase: Award Winners

The inaugural Carolina High School Showcase was an unbelievable success. The gym was packed with talent at all levels and the players bought into the “three dribble rule” as they played unselfishly and played with passion and purpose. The competition was intense and fierce as players were diving on the floor for loose balls and actually talked and played aggressive defense. Now,...

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