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Hoophall Classic Standouts (Sunday) (Part II)

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops sat down to watch the HoopHall Classic being presented by ESPN. The matchups were off the charts, providing high school basketball fans a chance to watch some of the premier talents around the country and names you will certainly be hearing about at the college level.

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Hoophall Classic Standouts (Sunday) (Part I)

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops sat down to watch the HoopHall Classic being presented by ESPN. The matchups were off the charts, providing high school basketball fans a chance to watch some of the premier talents around the country and names you will certainly be hearing about at the college level.

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Carmel Christian MLK “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

The 3rd Annual Carmel Christian MLK event sponsored by Phenom Hoops was another outstanding and successful event. There were high-level teams, players and games played before near-capacity crowds for the entire day. Below are the scores from the action on Saturday and our final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers.

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Several schools getting involved with 2021 6’6 Sean Durugordon (Canterbury School)

Up north, 2021 6’6 Sean Durugordon has quickly been picking up offers over the last month, adding four new offers since December 20. His latest coming from San Francisco, the junior prospect was excited about receiving the offer from the Dons, especially having a chance of playing in the West Coast Conference.

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Kinston MLK 2nd Half of the Day Standouts

6’8″ 2020 Josh Hall of Moravian Prep24 Points. 9-16 FG. 4 Boards. Hall had the much anticipated matchup with Isaiah Todd. Hall came away with the team victory in this one and finished with a number of buckets, showcasing his ability to create in the half court. Hall is committed to NC State. 6’8″ 2021 Dontrez Styles of Kinston18 Points. 8 Rebounds. Styles is a physically...

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Kinston v. Farmville Central Game Recap

Easily the primetime game of the Kinston MLK Classic, Kinston versus Farmville Central was already guaranteed to be a bloodbath. These squads enter this contest as two of the best programs in North Carolina. They both have depth, star-power, and quality coaching but that “it” factor is what makes them so tough. The stage was set, the gym was packed, and all players were healthy and ready to...

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Evening Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

6’3 ’21 Carter Whitt (Leesville Road) It would be extremely difficult to find many performers from the Kinston MLK Classic better than Whitt. He was the ultimate leader and decision-maker for this team, consistently setting up others, scoring on all three levels, and rebounding at a terrific rate for a guard. Whitt highlighted quality shooting efficiency and continues to show improved...

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Pender v. Leesville Road Game Recap

There were a lot of intriguing individual matchups at the Kinston MLK Classic, but few more exciting than Jajuan Carr against Carter Whitt within the Pender v. Leesville Road battle. The expectations were high, but these two certainly delivered. It was neck-and-neck for a majority of the game, as these were two of the most evenly-matched squads in attendance at the event. Carr ran Pender like a...

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Game Recap: Moravian Prep vs. Word of God

The game everyone was talking about, Word of God vs. Moravian Prep. The crowd showed out and the players did as well. Final ScoreWord of God – 61Moravian – 65 Word of God put five players in double figures as they had only six who played over ten minutes. They also rebounded the ball well, as they out rebounded Moravian 31-26. However, when it comes to shot making, 44% from the...

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Greenfield v. The Burlington School Game Recap

Arguably no game at Kinston MLK Classic provided better storylines than Greenfield and The Burlington School. These two are in the same classification within the NCISAA and could potentially meet later this season in the state playoffs, which only added more fuel for both sides. Despite some early season struggles, The Burlington School has discovered some newfound confidence and it’s directly...

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The Matchup: Carter Whitt and Jajuan Carr

Before we get started, let us go ahead and put one thing out there, we are not trying to sensationalize individual players over team. However, when you have two of the best players in the state, at the same position, on the floor across from one other, that is what the people are talking about. The buzz surrounding the matchup of 2020 Jajuan Carr, North Carolina’s #2 point guard in his...

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Kinston MLK Early Standouts

6’5″ 2022 Mikhail Pocknett of Ashley High School21 Points. 7 Rebounds. 7 Assists. 3 Steals. 2 Blocks.Pocknett is a jack of all trades type of player, with the ability to produce across he floor. He is built like a college guy already, and the game is slowing down for him. Watch him closely moving forward, his is a name to expect to hear a good bit from. 6’6″ 2020 Jake...

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Early Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

Player Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic 5’11 ’21 Tyler Gill (Trinity of Raleigh) It was fairly easy to see the two-way leadership of Gill, who consistently fought to force turnovers, get out in transition, and make plays around the basket. He plays with great energy, especially on defense, and simply understands how to properly position himself at the point of attack. Gill gets to the basket...

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Cox Mill v. First Flight Game Recap

There was a lot of excitement in the building for Cox Mill versus First Flight and the contest itself definitely delivered some riveting moments. Cox Mill came out of the gate with something to prove, showing their ability to spread the ball, distribute scoring, and work together on both ends of the floor. They received contributions from basically everyone on their roster, making it extremely...

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Game 1: Ashley vs. Trinity Academy

The story of the game was made shots and rebounding. Ashley held Trinity Academy to 33% shooting from the field, while Ashley shot 54%. Ashley also, as a team, assisted on 67% of their made field goals (18 assists on 27 field goals). Let’s look toward the standouts. Welcome to the conversation Mikhail Pocknett. The 6’5″ sophomore from Ashley High School (Wilmington) showcased a...

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Mt. Tabor impressive in Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown

Mt. Tabor 74 Ben L. Smith 55 Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown Phenom Hoops travelled to Winston-Salem to cover the marquee matchup between perennial NCHSAA Piedmont Triad Conference heavyweights, Ben L. Smith and Mt. Tabor. Smith came into the contest with a 13-2 record losing to NCHSAA 4A power Millbrook and NCISAA 4A power Greensboro Day. On the other hand, Mt. Tabor came into the contest with a...

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Is 5’9 Daeshun Ruffin the Country’s Best Sub-6′ BUCKET GETTER?! #THEJohnWall 3 Game Raw Highlights

Check out these 3 game highlights from 5'9" Daeshun Ruffin of Callaway HS (MS). Ruffin is currently ranked 25th in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. He played on the Nike EYBL this past spring/summer and finished no. 2 in scoring. He currently holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU among others.

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TOP 20 Josh Hall x 4 Star Shakeel Moore SHUT DOWN #TheJohnWall! NCSU Commits 3 Game Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore of Moravian Prep at the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Both Hall and Moore are committed to play for NC State next season so you know they had to put on a show in front of the Raleigh crowd. Moravian Prep went 2-1 at the John Wall and finished 3rd in their bracket. Hall is a smoothing scoring 6'9" SF while Moore is a 6' EXPLOSIVE combo guard.

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ACC interests picking up for 2021 6’9 Eric Van Der Heijden

In our latest Phenom Hoops’ recruitment update, we check in on 2021 6’9 Eric Van Der Heijden from Millbrook high school. Helping his team out to a 15-1 record and already pegged as one of the top teams in the state, Van Der Heijden has been one of the key figures for the program this year.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’8 Sam Hood

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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