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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We've reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Phenom Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Carmel Christian

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian 77 The Burlington School 58 The Burlington School, defending NCISAA 2A state champions, came into the contest with an impressive 21-4 record, losing only to nationally ranked Southern California (58-51),  Word of God (69-65) and Link Academy (59-53), who is also ranked the No. 1 team in the country. In addition, The Burlington School also lost a close...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2022 Julian Arias (Carmel Christian)

Player: Julian AriasClass: 2022Position: GuardSchool: Carmel Christian One thing you will get with 2022 Julian Arias from Carmel Christian is a gritty player.  This is a guard that competes at the highest of levels on the floor each time he comes out.  Though he is one of the smaller guards on the floor, that doesn't stop this young man from getting up into defenders, playing with a...

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Guard play excelling at Carmel Christian

Logan Threatt Coming into the season, it was going to be interesting to see how different Carmel Christian may look from last year's team, as they lost some key guys.  2022 Cade Tyson came back for his senior season and we knew what we were going to get from him but it was going to be the others that look to step up, especially at the guard position. Though it is still early, guard play has...

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Carmel Christian looking to reload and preparing for another big upcoming season

If you paid attention to high school basketball in North Carolina last season at all, you would have known how much fun it was to watch Carmel Christian on the court.  A team loaded with talent looked almost unstoppable but they came up just short in earning another state championship. With the likes of Ben Burnham, Glenn Bynum, and a few others now gone, there are a few new names that will...

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Mint Hill Lakers continue their winning ways at Phenom Stay Positive

Head coach Glenn Bynum Sr. and the Mint Hill Lakers have been making a ton of noise this summer, now winning two straight championships at the Phenom Challenge and the Phenom Stay Positive.' But when you look at the group that they have, you can easily see why they continue to rack up the W’s; they are an unselfish, gritty, and battle-tested group with players that simply give it their all...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Ryan Bernardi  #35: 5'9 '23 Hanif Omar (Jordan) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game quite well despite being among the youngest and smallest prospects on this team, Hanif Omar. He's a smart, high-motor guard prospect with excellent quickness and phenomenal ability as a three-point shooter. Omar was able to run the team or operate without the...

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