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UNC Pembroke spoils WSSU Home Opener 75-64

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invaded the Gaines Center, and earned an impressive road win against a retooled Winston Salem State squad.Winston Salem, North Carolina- This contest went down in front of a packed house. The Rams student section got after the visiting Braves all night, I have to say the energy was emphatic throughout the gymnasium! The Braves captured a double digit...

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This was Just 1 Game … Charlotte Regains that Ugly Hornets Nest Trophy

This is the first time in the past 7 seasons Charlotte has taken home The Battle of the Hornets Nest Trophy, the trophy they call the "ugliest in college basketball." However Coach Ron Sanchez reiterated time after time, "this is just one game."

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Athens Drive Jamboree Recap

Millbrook in State Championship or Bust Mode Having seen them both in the past 5 days, Millbrook and North Meck should be considered the odds on favorites to meet in the 4A state championship game come March. With Millbrook having been in this event, let’s talk on them. Their size is unmatched, but what makes it special is their size’s combination with the ability to move their feet...

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Antonee Abraham “Dropping Dimes”

Antonee Abraham “Dropping Dimes” Coach Mike Wright has something special brewing at Liberty Heights. They are currently 2-0 and had an even more impressive 76-60 win over a very talented Piedmont Classical team at the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic sponsored by Phenom Hoops. Leading the way has been the 1-2 scoring punch of 6’9 Tay Williams and 6’6  Kahari Rogers. However, with any good team,...

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Tyler Fearne “Stepping Up”

Tyler Fearne “Stepping Up” For 6’6 “reclassed junior” Tyler Fearne, he has been quietly binding his time. Last season, Fearne played for Hickory Ridge High School. He transferred to Concord First Assembly and had the luxury to reclass which gives him another year of high school basketball. Fearne is a super slender wing that needs to gain additional strength and weight. That being said,...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Day Two Late Slate

6’3 2021 Nick Green: Henderson Collegiate (5-8 From the Field, 5-7 From Deep, 15 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Steals) Green is a vital piece to a Henderson Collegiate squad that features an abundance of backcourt talent. His ability to impact the game as a 3 & D guy is a perfect compliment to the playmaking of Javonte Waverly, the dynamic offensive force of Kalib Matthews, and the steadying...

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Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”

Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”’ Robert Dillingham is only 14 years old and is playing as a freshman for Coach Jeff McInnis of Combine Academy. He came into the event with an outstanding reputation as being one of the more, if not, most talented freshman in the state. As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding,” and what the young and uber talented point guard did this past...

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Josh Hall “Five Star Humbleness”

Five Star Humbleness 6’9 senior Josh Hall has seen his stock rise dramatically over the past year. He’s gone from being an undervalued and under recruited prospect to one of the more sought-after prospects. He now has offers from Alabama, DePaul, Georgia, Georgetown, Louisville, NC State, Pitt, and Texas. This past weekend, Josh Hall averaged 26 PPG in the two games at the Carmel Christian Tip...

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David vs. Goliath

David vs. Goliath For Henderson Collegiate and the Royal Knights travel ball team, it’s a “we over me” mentality and this NCHSAA 1A Charter School in Henderson, North Carolina has embellished and embraced the attitude, “we will play anyone, anywhere attitude.” For Coach George Marshall and his side kick Stanley Yarborough, they simply get the big picture.  Coach Yarborough coaches the...

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Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic Final thoughts, take a ways and stock boosters

Final thoughts, take a ways and stock boosters There is no event on a national level that kick starts the beginning of the high school basketball season than the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic sponsored by Phenom Hoops. More importantly, we will take a closer look at our final thoughts, take a ways and overall stock booster from this star-studded event.  Number One Point Guard Nationally...

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Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic Saturday Early Standouts

Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic Saturday Early Standouts 6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) In the win over a very talented Piedmont Classical team, Williams had a complete all-around game. With his length and athleticism, he creates problems especially on the defensive end of the court. He has good anticipation and has the ability to block or alter shots in the paint. For the game,...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Day Two Early Slate

6’6 2020 Kahari Rogers: Liberty Heights (20 Points, 7-13 from the field, 3-8 from deep, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists) Kahari Rogers continues to show everyone that he’s a must watch guy for mid-major coaches. At 6’6 he can score from all over the court and in a bevy of ways. He’s a lethal spot up threat with the ability to create his own jumper off the bounce from beyond the arc or in the mid range....

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Lucas Taylor (Heritage) The Raleigh area is filled with talent and Heritage has as much as anyone, especially given how Taylor looked today. He’s long, athletic, and skilled which makes him a matchup problem at his size and position. Taylor is an impressive offensive player, but has even more tools and ability on the defensive end. He’s a likely candidate to start collecting Division I...

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Carmel Christian Tip Off “Coach Rick’s From the Sidelines” Opening Day

Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic Opening Day from the Sidelines It was another exciting opening night for the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic sponsored by Phenom Hoops. In the 4:30pm game, it was Hickory Grove pulling out a tough, hard fought win over Christ School by the school of 61-56. Leading the way was 6’4 ’21 AJ Smith with a game high 31 points. We’re talking about a strong, physical,...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Night One

6’4 2021 AJ Smith: Hickory Grove Christian 31 Points AJ Smith has proved to be one of the most intimidating backcourt players in the HoopState with his dawg like mentality and grown man physical traits. He competes at both ends of the floor with a ton of purpose, finishing with 4 steals by the halftime break and continued his relentlessness at the other end of the floor. Smith found a way to...

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