PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

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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Evening Standouts at The John Wall Holiday Invitational

6’7 ’21 Dontrez Styles (Kinston) There’s an abundance of talent from the Kinston area, and their current star is quite obviously Styles. He’s a long, physical, versatile two-way wing/forward prospect with excellent feel and the ability to cause matchup problems on both ends of the floor. Styles is a great athlete that loves to get downhill and attack the basket but also has the ability to knock...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Week 1 Review

This is one of our favorite times of the year, traveling across the region to various Open Gyms, it means the basketball season is just around the corner. We join college coaches from across the country, in scouring our region to find players. Some gyms we walk in have 10+ coaches sitting, watching the practice, other gyms with no one (those are the favorite gyms!). It’s also great to...

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Battle of the Stars: Holly Springs v. Trinity Academy

Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic is set to be in Raleigh, North Carolina this upcoming weekend and will feature an unbelievable amount of talent within this five-game field. The hosting Trinity Academy squad should have their hands full with Holly Springs, a program that has emerged as one of the top public schools in the state. There’s going to be numerous high-level matchups at every...

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Things Shaking Up North Carolina’s Class of 2020 Rankings

As we’ve stated before, rankings are subjective and meant to constantly change. Players are either improving, plateauing, or getting worse, simply put. That being said, two specific, currently unranked prospects are about to cause hysteria after vaulting themselves into the upper echelon for North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Both of these players absolutely belong in the top ten, but could...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Morgan County: 5’8 ’19 Stevin Greene Though small, the point guard prospect was one of the most exciting players to take the floor thus far. He’s an incredibly polished scorer with the ability to generate a clean look out of thin air, especially given his sharp handle and overall quickness. Greene is problematic for opponents, since his lack of size only makes him more challenging to defend....

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Phenom Hoops Game Report – Holly Springs Vs. Heritage

Holly Springs – 98 Heritage – 57 Coaches from UVa, UNC-Wilmington and Hampden Sydney were in the Stands… It was a masterful game plan from the Holly Springs sidelines with Coach LJ Hepp having his team pound the ball inside. Working with a pair of high major bigs working the high low really opened everything up in the second half. Kadin Shedrick and Kaleb Scott have a great...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Holly Springs High School (Holly Springs, NC)

Holly Springs High School Holly Springs, NC 2017-18: 13-15 (6-4) South Wake 4A The Superstar The step 6’11” 2019 Virginia commitment Kadin Shedrick has taken over the last year has been exponential. Recently measuring in at 6’11” (with shoes on) with a 7’4” wing span, Shedrick’s mentality is aggressive. Around the rim, he tries to dunk everything. He can put it on the floor for a could dribbles...

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Making The Leap: Who’s Next to Jump up the Rankings? 2020 Edition

Whenever any sort of recruiting service puts rankings out there’s a lot of controversy and discussion surrounding where certain players are placed within the rankings, and difference of opinion on the rankings themselves.  It’s a controversial, imperfect system, but it’s the system used throughout the state, region, and country, so get used to it ladies and gentlemen.  For the...

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