PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Josiah James Makes it Look Easy … He DOES IT ALL as Porter Gaud CRUISES in SCISA Playoff Win!

McDonald’s All American Josiah James is one of the best players in the country. Tabbed as a 6’7″ Point Guard, he has the skills to dominate on both ends of the floor, all over the court. This week James, and his Porter Gaud team, is vying for their 4th consecutive state championship. This is something unparalleled, however “unparalleled” seems to be what Porter Gaud...

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Why We’re Excited About the 2nd Annual Low Country Shootout

Year one of this event was off the charts. It had Josiah James and Trae Hannibal (SCs top two prospects in 2019) facing off. It had college coaches and an incredible slate of games … of course we were most excited when the snow stopped, but that’s neither here nor there. The second version of this event has even more storylines and some incredible talent … Let’s take a look at...

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South Carolina’s Most Explosive Players Preparing for Battle

Phenom Hoops’ Low Country Showcase continues to be a January staple in Charleston, South Carolina, and this field might be the best collection of talent yet. The slate is littered with noteworthy contests from top to bottom, but the most anticipated matchup will be between CJ Felder and Josiah James, as Sumter versus Porter Gaud will conclude the evening with a flurry of highlight plays. Though...

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Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic: The Names and The Storylines

6’7″ 2019 Josiah James (Tennessee signee) Porter Gaud (SC) James is an elite prospect, capable of doing so many things on the court, there is really nothing more to say about that. In this one he showcased a repetitive jump shot, going 5-7 from 3. He also attacked the basket and scored from every way possible. We all know he can run a team, an excellent passer with vision. But to go...

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Why Everyone in the Low Country Needs to Attend Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic

After taking two years off, Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic is back in full force. This year they guys at Porter Gaud teamed up with Phenom Hoop Report and will be bringing a star studded event for everyone in the Low Country to enjoy. The last time Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic took place, players such as Zion Williamson, Josiah James, Trey McGowens, Aaron Nesmith and others took the...

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Battle At The Rock: Night 1 Recap

I’ve been looking forward to this event all week… the ‘Battle at the Rock’ showcase, presented by our service. A handful of talented teams will swing by Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC) for Friday night and Saturday games. To kick things off, three games took place on Friday night, featuring several next-level prospects.   Game 1: Gray Collegiate Academy...

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If You Were Paying Attention, Tennessee is a Perfect Fit for 5-Star Josiah James

South Carolina’s most sought-after prospect in the 2019 class came off the board today as he spurned traditional powers Duke and Michigan State as well as the local favorite Clemson to choose Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers. At the end of the day, the decision is not much of a surprise if you knew much about the recruitment. Tennessee was the first high major program to offer Josiah,...

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Phenom’s JMac Showcase and CP3 Live Storylines (Part 1) — Blue Blood Coaches in the Stands Closing Elite Prospects

Phenom’s JMac Showcase and CP3 Live are known year after year in the basketball community as the top Live Period event through our region and as one of the top events in the country. Coaches from all over are in attendance watching, with head coaches from some of the most notable blue blood programs across the basketball landscape in attendance. Here are some storylines we are watching for this...

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USA U18 FIBA Americas Team Announced … We Look at Our First Articles About 3 of the Members

What great news to receive, you were selected to represent your country as one of the very best in your field. USA Basketball brought together 32 of the nation’s top prospects and have them battle it out for the final 12-man roster, which was announced on Tuesday. Be sure you watch Team USA U18s next week as they play in the 2018 FIBA FIBA Americas Championships in Canada. The team will be...

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Phenom Hoops’ SCISA All State Team and Play of the Year Awards

They say the power of talent lies in public schools in the state of South Carolina, and to some extent that is true, but the independent schools are rapidly catching up. There are some immensely talented players, top players nationally, playing South Carolina private school basketball. One of the most slept on events of the year are the SCISA playoffs, the semi-finals and finals held at Sumter...

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GAME MVPs — Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase — Game MVPs Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Vs. Oceanside Collegiate Christian Academy 6’6” 2019 Davis Guyton 18 points, 6 made 3s, 8 rebounds Oceanside Collegiate 6’4” 2019 Shane McCravy 21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists   First Baptist of Charleston Vs. Aiken High School First Baptist 5’11” 2019 Mikey Dukes (left) 18 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 4...

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THE LIST — Today’s 5 to Know from Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

What a great day of basketball. The games were buzzing with a gym full of fans streaming through to watch throughout the day. Coming into the event, there were players who were garnering major attention on a national scale, however as with most of Phenom Hoops events, this showcase provided a platform for players to breakout. Who made today’s 5 to know… THE LIST Phenom’s Low Country...

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The List – Players You Must Watch at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of high level players competing against one another, not only competing for pride but competing for status. THE LIST The Players You Must Watch – Part 1 Phenom’s Low Country Showcase (January 20) Nationally...

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THE LIST — The High-Flyers You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Of at Phenom’s Low Country Invitational

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of players competing in the event who are universally considered as high-flyers. Guys the mix tape people will not want to take their cameras off of. Guys they fans will get out of their seats and uncontrollably...

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Porter Gaud Duo Finally Getting Their Just Due at the National Level

It has been a long time coming for the Porter Gaud pair, but senior Aaron Nesmith and junior Josiah James are finally getting their due on the national level. The pair has long been thought of among the top prospects in the state, by Phenom Hoops but it has taken the national writers far too long to catch up. When Rivals.com came out with their updated rankings for the 2019 class on Wednesday...

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