Carmel Christian School and Phenom Hoop Report Team Up to Bring Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report to Charlotte

CHARLOTTE – Carmel Christian School is partnering with Phenom Hoop Report to host the first annual Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic on November 9-10 at Carmel Christian School (1145 Pineville Matthews Rd, Matthews, NC 28105). This showcase will feature two days of some of the countries elite high school basketball talent. Tickets will be sold on site, the day of the event in a first come first served manner.

This event will be the first-time official North Carolina high school games will be using a shot clock (Read More Here). The hot ticket item has been much talked about over the past year, with not much gray area, either you think it’s great for the game or you don’t think it will matter. This will be the first time North Carolina has implemented the shot clock in a game situation.

The first annual Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic is set to feature many of the nation’s top prospects. There will be nine players participating who have committed to Division 1 programs, including the likes of Louisville, Alabama and more.

There will also be ten players who are ranked among the nation’s Top 150 prospects in their respective classes including 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon School), 2019 Juwan Gary (Liberty Heights) and 2019 Cole Anthony (Oak Hill) who have each participated in their age groups with Team USA.

The Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report will host two teams who are ranked among the nation’s Top 25 programs in the Fab 50, one of the most respected national rankings powered by Ball is Life. Carmel Christian begins the year ranked 23rd and Oak Hill Academy starts the year ranked 2nd overall.

This will be the very first event held in this region, kick starting high school basketball season in the Hoop State. Expect thousands of fans to line the stands as they watched the incredible competition. College coaches and nationally read media alike filed into the arena so they could put eyes on the unbelievable talent in the gym. The depth of talent coming to Charlotte, North Carolina will be off the charts.

Teams Participating:

  • Oak Hill Academy
  • Carmel Christian
  • Cannon School
  • Providence Day
  • Liberty Heights
  • Concord 1st Assembly
  • Hickory Grove Christian
  • Christ School
  • Asheville Christian
  • Northwood Temple
  • Moravian Prep

Featured Players
#1 Prospect in the 2019 Class Cole Anthony (Oak Hill)
Top 25 2019 Kofi Cockburn (Oak Hill)
Top 25 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon School)
Top 50 2020 Cameron Thomas (Oak Hill)
Top 50 2019 Juwan Gary (Liberty Heights)
Top 50 2020 Justice Ajogbor (Christ School)
Top 100 2019 Christian Brown (Oak Hill)
Top 100 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Northwood Temple)
Top 100 2022 DJ Nix (Cannon School)
Top 150 2019 Donovan Gregory (Carmel Christian)

Committed Players
Josh Nickelberry of Northwood Temple (Louisville)
Juwan Gary of Liberty Heights (Alabama)
BJ Mack of Oak Hill Academy (South Florida)
Deangelo Epps of Carmel Christian (College of Charleston)
Donovan Gregory of Carmel Christian (Appalachian State)
Myles Pierre of Carmel Christian (Houston Baptist)
Jake Boggs of Carmel Christian (UNC-Wilmington)
Marten Maide of Carmel Christian (Liberty)
Brandon Stone of Christ School (LaSalle)


The 1st Annual Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic is presented by Phenom Hoop Report and would like to think Champion Brand, Awards for Excellence, Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Chick Fil A – Waverly for their sponsorships.

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Ticket Information: Friday $10, Saturday $15



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