PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

JaDun Michael Vs. Josh Nickelberry/Jamahri Harvey … ALL GO FOR OVER 20!

What a matchup, you have the future vs. the present. Josh Nickelberry is one of the best scorers North Carolina has seen in recent years. He is a smooth shooter going to Louisville. Jamahri Harvey’s name is one that is quickly on the rise. Always a tough defensive presence, he is showing a lot of creation and shot making ability this year. Michael, only a sophomore, is a Top 5 prospect in...

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Live with Brandon Blakney ft Josh Nickleberry

Fayetteville, North Carolina- On the latest segment of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, Northwood Temple senior, and Louisville signee Josh Nickleberry joined the podcast. Nickleberry is one of the hottest names in prep hoops at the moment, he’s got a chance to break 3,000 career points this season. Phenom Hoops Analyst Jamie Shaw described Nickleberry as “ the best scorer in North Carolina...

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Josh Nickelberry IS the Best Scorer in North Carolina Right Now … PERIOD

Watch 2:47 of Raw Footage of Nickelberry’s 7 Games So Far: Josh Nickelberry is scoring the ball at an absolutely prolific rate. In fact, the senior hooper at Northwood Temple has a chance to be one of the most prolific scorers, on record, in North Carolina high school basketball history. Currently, the 4-star Louisville commit is sitting on 2.281 career points, which in itself is good for...

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Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”

Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”    To say the inaugural Battle at the Rock was a success would be a huge understatement. The partnership between Visit York County and Phenom Hoop Report pulled off one of the country’s best early season tournament. With a mixture of high profile teams like Oak Hill and IMG Academy and local and state high school powerhouses provided 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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Battle at the Rock Friday Night Storylines We’re Watching For

Can Josh Nickelberry Continue at his Torrid Pace It has been no secret how great Josh Nickelberry has been to start this season. He is the second leading scorer in North Carolina high school right now, putting up close to 30 points per game. Nickelberry has been playing like a Top 50 player in the country should, a player who has signed with Louisville (who currently has the #1 class in the...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Hoops and Dreams Showcase

6’3” 2020 Zavian McLean Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) McLean had one of the better weekends a player could have. Going head on against a pair of top 50 teams, McLean was awarded the MVP of both games. He is a hyper athletic 2-way wing who showcased the ability to both defend the perimeter and create offense. He scored the ball at each level and was a deciding factor down the stretch. This...

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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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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day 2

6’10” 2020 Moussa Diabate DME Academy (Dayton Beach, FL) Diabate has all the tools you look for in a long term prospect. His frame is off the charts and he has a natural fluidity and athleticism in his cadence. Already, Diabate is a high level defender with the ability to block shots, rebound and switch on the perimeter. He has some Jaren Jackson, Jr. in him on that side of the floor....

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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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Eye Catchers: Northwood Temple vs. Carmel Christian

Northwood Temple Academy vs. Carmel Christian Northwood Temple Josh Nickelberry (6’5, 2019): Nickelberry is such a superb, gifted scoring guard that can give out a few hits just as much as he can take it.  He has to score for this team and that he does in an array of ways.  His jumper was on point and you can tell, when ones goes in, the confidence level only increases, which can be very...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Coach Rick’s Fab Five

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree has enjoyed a history of outstanding teams and players and this year’s jamboree was no exception. In all, we had 40 teams and a total of 60 games that were played throughout the day. Proehlific Park and Northwest Guilford High School were the venues being used. While this was a great way to kick off the 2018-19 season, the Phenom High School...

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Two Unsigned Seniors Prove to be Criminally Under-Recruited at NC Phenom 150 Session 1

The Fall Session of the NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp is like a mixed bag of candy, you never know what you will get, but you know it will be good. Session 1 of 2018 was no different, in fact there were countless Division 1 and Division 2 prospects who showed up. Not only that, the size of this came was unrivaled. Showcased in this article are two unsigned senior big men who really showcased...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Exposure Camp — Session 1 2019s to Know

6’9″ Brandon Franklin Northwood Temple (Fayetteville, NC) When you have a very lengthy 6’9″ prospect with guard skills he opens a lot of eyes. Throughout the day, Franklin continuously knocked down 3-pointers and showed off a confident mid-post game. Still developing the finer parts of his game (especially footwork), He did a good job of rebounding his area and has...

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Oak Hill Academy Headlines Loaded Field of the Inaugural Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

MATTHEWS, NC – Famed Oak Hill Academy headlines the absolutely loaded field of the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. The nine-team event will bring together some of the best talent from across the country. This will be the nation’s first high school basketball event. On opening weekend, all the nation’s basketball eyes will be on the new, state of the...

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Even The Nationally Ranked Prospects Used the NC Top 80 Platform to Raise Their Stock

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allowed many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys already on the national radar who...

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Jamie’s NCISAA All State First Team and Player of the Year

The NCISAA tournament is one of the most talked about state tournaments across the region. Without fail there are 2-4 nationally ranked teams who are battling for state titles throughout the three classifications. Also, without fail, there are numerous highly ranked national level kids participating. By the time it gets down to the Final Fours of each classification, every team has “a dude” and...

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