PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Carmel Christian vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines

Carmel Christian vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines Battle of the Titans Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Greensboro Day to cover the marquee matchup between reigning NCISAA state champions. Last year, Greensboro Day won the 3A division while Carmel Christian won the 2A division. Coming into the contest, Carmel Christian has been nationally ranked in the top 25 for the majority of the season...

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Greensboro Day v. Forsyth Country Day

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro Day School for an inter-conference battle between the Bengals and the visiting Forsyth Country Day Furies. It was an excellent opportunity to see the GDS coaching staff work out the early-season kinks and utilize their bench. On the opposite side, we were looking to see what the Furies have to offer since the change in coaching regime.   This...

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Greensboro Day School vs. Piedmont Classical

Greensboro Day School vs. Piedmont Classical   The stage was set on Tuesday for a face-off between nationally-regarded powerhouse Greensboro Day School and lesser-known Piedmont Classical from just minutes down the road. This matchup projected as a nice early test for both programs, but ended up going down to the wire with everyone on the edge of their seats. Most people thought this...

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Phenom’s National High School Showcase Recaps … The Must See Unsigned Seniors

6’8” Prosper Obidiebube Aspire Academy (KY) Obidiebube walks onto the court, looking the part. He has long arms, broad shoulders and an athletic frame. He runs the floor very well and he can shoot the ball with 3-point range off the catch. He finishes the ball high above the rim and carries a 3.8 GPA. Obidiebube recently took an official visit to Holy Cross, his only offer. Perplexing as it may...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Day 2

Phenom National Showcase Game MPV Day 2 (Dillard Gymnasium) Awards of Excellence Game MVP    6’5 2019 Paul Hudson (Charlotte Christian) Standing a lengthy 6’5 and sporting an impressive 7’4 wingspan, the do-it-all hybrid forward simply had a great all around game. Hudson finished with 18 points, collected rebounds, and defended his position extremely well. In addition,...

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Brandon Lee’s Standouts: Day 1 Phenom National Showcase

Day one of the annual Phenom National Showcase didn’t disappoint, we had both gyms rocking at Greensboro Day School well into Friday Night, there was competitive basketball, live student sections, and of course more storylines! Greensboro, North Carolina-  A total of 18 teams from six different states gathered on opening night to battle it out, a handful of players did themselves serious...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase Night One: Miles Magical Five

5. 6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was sensational for Greenfield School in their win over Grace Christian (Sanford) displaying excellent touch from three point range, a high IQ, and excellent leadership abilities.  Greenfield was playing shorthanded without Djimon Bailey (Hip) and Jacari Outlaw (Death In Family) but Lebo was able to rally the troops and lead the way in the...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Dillard Gymnasium Day 1

Awards of Excellence Game MVP Awards   6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) The transition to Greenfield has been an easy one for the son of former UNC great Jeff Lebo. Creighton is a cerebral, high IQ and fundamentally sound scoring point guard. In the opening game the Phenom National Showcase, Creighton was dialed in and clicking on all aspects of his game. He enjoyed a game...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Late Game Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’8 2019 Nick Evtimov: Greensboro Day School Evtimov might take the cake as the most improved player in North Carolina I’ve seen thus far this season.  He’s clearly taken major strides physically, losing some weight further developing his explosiveness and quickness.  His skillset continues to develop as well, he is now extremely comfortable handling the ball in certain...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s Natinoal High School Showcase (Night 1)

  6’10” 2021 Moussa Diabate DME Academy (Daytona Beach, FL) Diabate came into the event with a heavy reputation. He is the #3 player in Europe’s 2002 generation. He is also ranked as the #7 player in the 2021 class by both ESPN and Rivals.com. It took him a quarter to get warm, but once he did it was apparent to see. He is a high level defender, in fact he has the ability...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 10/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 10/10) The UnCommitted Seniors We previously wrote about the fourteen seniors attending tomorrow’s Phenom’s High School Jamboree who are already committed to colleges. This write up will speak more toward the seniors who have not committed but have yet to make a decision. We will also briefly touch on juniors who are sure to...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 6/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 6/10) Independence HS Vs. Greensboro Day (3:40 PM at Prohelific Park) Defending NCHSAA 4A Vs. Defending NCISAA 3A Greensboro, North Carolina is right smack in the middle of the state the nation (led by Webb Wellman) has dubbed The Hoop State. Right in the heart of Tobacco Road, where every college basketball season, the entire...

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Live with Brandon Blakney ft Greensboro Day

On the latest episode Live With Brandon Blakney Extra we pull up to Greensboro day school for an early morning practice session. The Bengals feature a nice combination of talented youth and experienced veterans. Greensboro, North Carolina, The two- time defending state champs have seemingly reloaded after losing a couple program pillars. There may be some bumps early but coaches feel this group...

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Regional Low Major D1 April Stock Risers

6’7” 2019 Nick Evtimov Greensboro Day/Team United Evtimov has been a name that has circulated around for a while. He is a strong and very skilled post player who has always played on winning teams. He is also the son of former UNC big Vasco Evtimov and nephew of former NC State forward Ilian Evtimov. Evtimov is a brute, never worried about contact. He is a strong area rebounder and can score...

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