PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

The Burlington School v. Wayne Country Day

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Burlington, North Carolina, as the Spartans of The Burlington School prepared to host Wayne Country Day School in the 2A NCISAA semi-final. Between their undeniable talent and overall success, the Chargers entered this contest with a ton of momentum. On the other side, The Burlington School has played one of the toughest schedules in North Carolina and...

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Wayne Country Day vs Greenfield

The stage was set for the NCISAA Coastal Plain Conference Championship. Wayne Country Day (20-2) hosted Greenfield (11-4) for the conference title on Friday night in Goldsboro. It’s never easy to beat a team three times in a single season. So you knew it was going to be a battle all night. Columbia signee, Jaden Cooper started the game off with a drive and a basket. Wayne Country Day...

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Worthy of More Attention: Wayne Country Day School

Often times, balance is the recipe for success in the game of basketball—particularly at the high school level. It’s become somewhat of a rarity at all levels during the modern era, but there are still plenty of programs who subscribe to this approach. But why is this mentality so underutilized? Well, simply because having three of the top five players on the court is sexier and easier than...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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Jaden Cooper BREAKS OUT!! Wayne Country Day Becomes NC’s Cinderella Team

Making it all they way to the NCISAA Final Four and upsetting Trinity Christian and Davidson Day along the way. It has been a fairy-tale playoff so far for Wayne Country Day However, in looking deeper within the construct of the team, it makes all the sense in the world. This team has studs and none more so that BREAK OUT star Jaden Cooper. The sophomore has been the driving force in both upset...

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Big M’s Bucket Getters: #PhenomSouthernJam Guilford College Court 3

6’2 2020 Rahkeem Sims: LBA Thunder 16U Sims is one of the best defensive rebounders at his size and his age I’ve seen all weekend and that’s largely due to the way he competes at that end of the court.  He knows his physical gifts and limitations and works within them, never trying to do something he isn’t capable of, yet continuing to produce at high level over the course of an entire game...

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