PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Class of 2019 Prospects We Cannot Wait To Watch In College

Every year a new batch of kids head off to college where they can achieve their dreams both in the classroom, and on the basketball court. North Carolina’s 2019 class was filled with special basketball talent, but also a special group of people, let’s take a look at some of the 2019 kids we can’t wait to see flourish at the next level. 6’3 CG Caleb Mills: University of...

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Is Moravian Prep Becoming a National Powerhouse?

Much like in the NBA, the high school “off-season” can often be incredibly fun and entertaining, especially with things like transferring and reclassifying becoming more common trends. If any program in North Carolina has “won” the off-season, it would have to be Antonio Lowe and Moravian Prep.   Let’s be clear, Rome was not built in a day and neither was the new basketball Mecca that has...

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Johnson

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Caleb Burgess

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Unsigned Seniors Who Showed Out During the Holidays (Part Two)

The early signing period has come and gone, but an abundance of Division I prospects remain unclaimed from the Carolinas. Many of these guys made a noteworthy impression on college coaches throughout the holiday break and this article will take a closer look at some of the top standouts.   5’11 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) What more is there to say about Mikey Dukes? At this point, it’s time...

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Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise

Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise   The state of North Carolina has a wealth of talent. The 2019 class is extremely deep. 38 prospects have already committed or signed with D1 schools while eight have committed or signed with D2 schools. Like every year, there is a tremendous amount of unsigned seniors going into new calendar year and this year is no exception. The month of...

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#AmateurHour (Ep33): BoBash Recap and A Preview of the Capital City Jam

Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and Miles Masercola break down some major takeaways from the Bojangles Bash (Start-13:00) and everything leading into this weekends Capital City Jam (13:10-End). Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge

Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge Back in September, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Lenoir, North Carolina to watch the Moravian Prep open gym. After watching the collection of talent, we proceeded to ask coach Antonio Lowe if he would be interested in playing Oak Hill Academy at the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. Immediately,...

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North Carolina Stock Boosters from November (2019)

The month of November has been full of nonstop, high-level basketball, especially now with the high school season starting. We’ve hosted jamborees and showcases every weekend this month, featuring an abundance of talent from throughout the East Coast. This article will focus at five North Carolina prospects that have boosted their respective stocks over the last month.   6’3 ’19 Talton...

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Six Unsigned Senior Point Guards in North Carolina Coaches HAVE to See

6’2” Travian McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) Offers: USC-Upstate, Campbell, Radford, Stetson, SC State Toughness is the key here, explosion and toughness in every sense of the word. He is a winner who makes everyone around him elevate their game. McCray is a strong and sturdy lead guard who makes shots and takes care of the ball. Sure he is a volume guard, but his wins games and...

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Coach Rick’s Top Ten Performances from the Hoops and Dreams

The Second Annual Hoops and Dreams was filled with quality and nationally ranked teams and players. To put it mildly, there was an over abundance of talent. While some of the bigger named players did what big time players should do, there was also a list of players that used the Hoop and Dreams platform to elevate their recruitment and stock. Today, we want to take a closer look at the players...

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Must Watch Storylines for Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Part 1)

The first annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase was one of the most live events Eastern North Carolina saw last year. This year will have a deeper field. It will have incredible talent and the match ups are off the charts. With 3 teams ranked among the nation’s top programs, 9 players ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects and 11 players who have signed to play college basketball …...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s National High School Showcase (Freddy Johnson Gymnasium)

Wesley Christian: 6’8 ’19 Puoch Puoch There’s no other way to describe Puoch other than incredibly unique. He’s long, wiry, and brimming with two-way polish. Puoch opened up this contest by bringing the ball up and initiating sets on every offensive possession, but quickly displayed his intriguing ability to create from anywhere on the floor. He scores extremely well around the basket and knows...

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Five under the radar to Watch: Phenom National Showcase

The National Showcase has been headlined by some of the top players to come through the prep ranks in recent years, but there have also been sleepers to break onto the scene and really make a name for themselves.   Greensboro, North Carolina-  The Phenom National Showcase is upon us once again and this year may be bigger than ever, hoops media giant Slam Magazine is partnering up this year...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Jamie’s List of Five Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic It was a pretty spectacular two days. The crowd was incredible, thanks to the fans of Charlotte, North Carolina for showing out. The play on the court warranted a raucous crowd, as the big time players made big time play after big time play. Here is who we saw as the event’s top performers… 6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville) Northwood...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC2018

The inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic was filled with an abundance of talent from future top 5 NBA Draft Selections to high level D3 hoopers.  Narrowing this list down to five was extremely difficult, I had to base this list off of their performance in this event, and not sheer potential.  Here’s my magical five from an awesome weekend in Charlotte! 5. 6’3 2020 Tyler...

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Jamie’s Breakout Performers at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1)

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Coach’s Rick Stock Raisers

The start of the high school season is upon us. At the 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree, we got a nice glimpse of the players who have made the biggest jump in their game. These are the players who have put in work during the summer and off season to get better. Now, we will take a closer look at players that impressed us with their improvement and guys who has raised their stock....

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Late Morning Recaps: #PhenomHSJamboree Court One @ Proehlific Park

Carolina Basketball Academy Vs Greater Beckley Christian (WV) Coming into the Jamboree as a virtual unknown by many Carolina Basketball Academy assured that everybody would know their name by the end of the day.  The feature backcourt of 6’5 2019 Gavin Singleton and 6’4 2020 Omar Gardner controlled the game from the opening tip until the final buzzer, creating many highlights along the way. ...

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Early Morning Recaps: #PhenomHSJamboree, Court One @ Proehlific Park

Carolina Day Vs Moravian Prep Moravian Prep got the better of Carolina Day by a significant margin largely due to the play of 6’3 2019 Caleb Burgess, 6’8 2019 Josh Hall, and 6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton.  The Point Guard, Wing, Big trio that might be the best in North Carolina.  Burgess is clearly the vocal leader of this group and his energy is simply contagious throughout the entire roster.  He...

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Open Gym Tour: Moravian Prep

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Lenoir, North Carolina to cover Moravian Prep high school and prep team’s open gym. This is the first time Moravian Prep has instituted a high school team and coach Jeremy Ellis and Antonio Lowe have a lot to be excited about. They have a nice blend of collegiate prospects and college coaches from D1, D2, and D3 coaches have all made the trek to Moravian Prep....

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Moravian Prep Gearing Up for Battle

There are circumstances in high school sports that can sound too good to be true, but this Moravian Prep roster has truly become more competitive by the day and should be one of the most exciting new-look programs in the area. They have done a quality job of bringing in kids and providing them with an opportunity to play at the collegiate level. Last year’s team had a slew of prospects that...

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