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Jason Porter Standouts: Cannon v. United Faith Academy

11/11/2017, 6:15pm EST
By Jason Porter

The Phenom Hoops Report National Showcase is a must see event every year. This year’s field features a ton of big time teams whose rosters are dotted with 3,4, and 5 star national players ready to get their season started with a bang. What makes this event so great though isn’t just the big names we all know about, it is the depth regarding the number of players here. Players for every level are on display at this event which means that every game is a must see.

Day 2, game 4, on the auxiliary court at Greensboro Day School featured United Faith versus the Cannon School. Cannon brings in a ton of firepower to this event led by 4 star national target Jairus Hamilton who seemingly everyone is pushing to get his signature on a letter of intent for next year. United Faith comes in with some guns of their own tough as they feature a roster loaded with size featuring Ohio bound 6’10 big Nate Springs and 6’6 UNCW bound Jaylen Sims. In the final game for this years national showcase, who would walk off the floor victorious?

Both teams would go at each other from the start with neither team gaining separation. After a half, Cannon would go into the break with a 5 point lead (35-30) but with neither team looking ready to go run away and hide with the win.

That would change to open the 2nd half as Cannon would go on a run and never look back. They would open up a double digit lead and cruise to a win to the final of 72-64

Players of Note:


United Faith:


Malcolm Wade, 6’ 2018 G – Quick G prospect with quick jumper. Picked spots and hurt the D when given the chance. (9p)

Rafael Jenkins, 6’ 2018 G – Like Wade, picked his spots well in this one. Also showed ability as a playmaker by finding his guys for looks. (12p/3a)

Brett Swilling, 6’6 2018 W – Good looking athlete on the wing did a little bit of everything for his team tonight. Ability to defend multiple spots helps his value. (10p)

KC Hankton, 6’8 2018 F (Team MVP) – Glue guy type big that helps in all phases of the game. Plus motor and nose for the ball led to production. (16p/5r)




Jairus Hamilton, 6’8 2018 F (Team MVP)– Powerful F showed versatile game by popping up in every phase of the game. One of top unsigned seniors left did nothing to hurt his stock. (20p/12r/2a)

Qon Murphy, 6’5 2018 W – Plays downhill and was using his strength to get to the rim at will. (22p/5r)

Alon Parker, 5’7 2018 G – Stout G created spacing for bigs to work by hitting from the outside with regularity. Tough kid for his size. (10p/3r)

Tag(s): National Showcase