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HIGHLIGHTS: Oziyah Sellars GOES OFF for So. California as they DEFEAT Word of God at #theJohnWall!!!

Word of God and Southern California Academy faced off the in TJ Warrne bracket Championship at the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational. So. Cal jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated Word of God behind Oziyah Sellars 6 3PTs and an MVP performance from MSU commit Jaxon Kohler.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Word of God vs Combine Goes DOWN TO THE WIRE at 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

Combine Academy and Word of God faced off in a semi-final matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. With a back and forth game between the two teams, Word of God eventually came away victorious narrowly edging the Goats to advance to the championship game of the TJ Warren bracket.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Dior Johnson vs Eli Ellis + Ryan Roberts CANT MISS as So. California Defeats Moravian!

Moravian Prep and the Ellis brothers faced off vs Dior Johnson and Jaxon Kohler of Southern California Academy in the other semi-final of the TJ Warren bracket. Ryan Roberts couldn't miss for Moravian Prep but it wasnt enough as Dior sealed the game with a game-ending layup for So. Cal to advance to the championship.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Hansel Emmanuel 5 BLOCKS vs Farmville Central as Life Christian WINS in OVERTIME!

Farmville Central took on Hansel Emmanuel in the semi-finals of the Devonte Graham bracket of the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational held at Wake Tech North in Raleigh, NC. Hansel registered 5 blocks in the game despite not scoring much. Angel Montas led Life Christian in overtime past the Jaguars.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Cam Whitmore (Archbishop Spalding) vs The Burlington School at 2021 #theJohnWall

Villanova commit Cam Whitmore and Archbishop Spalding took on the Burlington School led by Kheni Briggs and Avion Pinner in the semi-finals of the Devonte Graham bracket at the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

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Walking Away Impressed: John Wall Invitational

The John Wall Invitational was off the charts once again, as it brought excitement and high-level talent to the court in Raleigh. There were several players and teams that really caught our eyes, but there were a few players that left a memorable impression on us. Here are just a few players that had an outstanding event, as we walked away very impressed.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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Get to Know: ’22 Keiveon Hunt (Callaway HS)

Phenom Hoops was on deck at the Ohn Wall, getting a chance to watch some of the premier talents around the country and a few new teams playing on the big stage. We got our first view of Callaway high school from Mississippi, which included one of their leaders in 2022 Keiveon Hunt. Hunt had a solid showing on the two days Phenom Hoops watched him, recording 19pts, 8rebs, and 5asts on Day 1 and 13pts and 5 rebs on Day 2. He also picked up a new offer as well from Labette CC.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall

Game 1Broughton vs. Millbrook This was a great battle between two of the best public schools in the 919. These two programs have a rich basketball history. Millbrook started the game on a 10-0 run. Even with the slow start from Broughton they managed to fight back in the first quarter tying the game at 17.  Throughout the entire game there were a lot of players who made big time plays. The...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina’s top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 1

Game 1Callaway vs. Northwood  First game of the day and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Northwood came away with a 61-52 win in overtime. Each team had their chances to win the game at the end of regulation. Callaway played without their leader and playmaker (Keiveon Hunt) for most of the 4th quarter and overtime. Keiveon has the ability to create plays for himself and his teammates....

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POB’s Eye Catchers: John Wall Invitational (Monday, Part 2)

Archbishop Spalding vs. North Meck It was an intense battle between these two teams and a fun one to watch.  It was a pretty close battle all throughout but Archbishop was able to hold the lead for nearly the entire game.  2022 Cam Whitmore was the real deal.  Yes, he has incredible athleticism and he put that on display but his ability to score in a variety of ways, use his body well, put on...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: John Wall Invitational (Monday, Part 1)

Trinity Academy of Raleigh vs. Garner 2022 Noah Ross really stepped up with his team short-handed, as he continues to show his ability to effectively score from multiple levels and in a variety of ways. He has such a smooth pull-up game, plays strong on the boards, and made his opponent pay from outside. 2022 Zach Sloan also stepped up for his team, playing with terrific energy and scoring...

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NO. 1 JUNIOR Jonathan Kuminga Got John Wall OUT OF HIS SEAT! Holiday Invitational Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6'8" Jonathan Kuminga, widely regarded as the no. 1 player in the class of 2021. He's currently being recruited by the likes of Kentucky, Duke, Michigan, and Auburn just to name a few. Kuminga is a guard/wing prospect who's athletic, can shoot it from deep, and create off the dribble. He's projected as a one and done prospect and a potential lottery pick.

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3 TOP 15 PLAYERS ON ONE TEAM?! Meet Montverde Academy; #theJohnWall Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from Montverde Academy from the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. The Eagles of Montverde are considered the no. 1 team in the country right now led by 5 Division 1 committed seniors. Cade Cunningham (OK St.), Scottie Barnes (FSU), and Dayron Sharpe (UNC) are all ranked in the Top 15 in their class. Moses Moody (Arkansas) and Zeb Jackson (Michigan) are also Top 50 seniors on this team.

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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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Top 25 Josh Hall vs Dontrez Styles; Moravian Prep – Kinston Raw Game Highlights!!!

Check out highlights between Moravian Prep and Kinston HS from Day 1 of the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Kinston was led by duo Dontrez Styles and Isaac Parson while Moravian was led by their duo of NC State commits Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore. Moravian won the game and advances to play the winner of Hillcrest - Combine.

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Terquavion Smith SLAM Seals Farmville Central WIN over Broughton at 2019 John Wall! Game Highlights

Check out highlights between Broughton High School and Farmville Central at the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Farmville was led by their BIG 3 in Justin Wright (NCCU), Terquavion Smith (NCSU), and Samage Teel.

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Mading x Poteat DID EVERYTHING as TBS Advances to Kyran Bowman Championship; Raw Game Highlights

Check out highlights between the Burlington School and Heritage HS as they met off in the 1st round of the Kyran Bowman bracket. Rice commit Mylyjael Poteat and junior Kuluel Mading were all over the court for TBS as they dunked and blocked everything in their sights. Heritage was led by Tre Waller and Redford Dunton but they simply weren't enough to stop Burlington School's big men. TBS advances to the Championship game of the Kyran Bowman bracket.

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John Wall Holiday Invitational Top 40 Scorers

Player  PTSPPGTEAMNick FARRAR9832.7APEX FRIENDSHIPDaeshun RUFFIN8829.3CALLAWAYJonathan KUMINGA7826.0PATRICK SCHOOLSamage TEEL7224.0FARMVILLELucas TAYLOR4522.5HERITAGEJustin WRIGHT6220.7FARMVILLEDontrez STYLES6220.7KINSTONJosh HALL6220.7MORAVIAN PREPMylyjael POTEAT3919.5BURLINGTONChase HAKEREM5418.0LEESVILLE ROADTerquavion SMITH5317.7FARMVILLEWilliam FELTON5317.7MILLBROOKJaDun...

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Samage Teel “A Statement Performance”

6’2 Senior Samage Teel (Farmville Central) “A Statement Performance” There may be no bigger stage than the John Wall Holiday Invitational held at Broughton High School over the Christmas Holidays. For Samage Teel, he has been a vital part of the 32-0 team that went undefeated and won the NCHSAA 2A state championship last season.  Teammates Justin Wright has signed to play at NC Central...

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Millbrook High School “A Closer Look”

Millbrook “A Closer Look” Last year, Millbrook lost in the NCHSAA 4A state championship to South Central. Coming into the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Millbrook was on an absolute roll. They entered the event undefeated winning by an average score of 31.8 PPG. In the second round of the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Millbrook had the dubious honor of playing the undisputed No.1 team in the...

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Hillcrest Prep Shows Flashes of Dominance in The TJ Warren Bracket

Few matchups brought the anticipation and excitement of Hillcrest Prep facing off against Word of God in the championship at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Both teams are absolutely overflowing with talent but one could legitimately argue that Hillcrest has as much as any team in the country. Word of God had their work cut out but came out of the gate ready to compete and went toe-to-toe...

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Montverde Rolls to Title Victory in The David West Bracket

Montverde has garnered a reputation as the top team in high school basketball and there’s been little resistance against that notion. Justifiably so, as they’ve beaten everyone in their path while demolishing many opponents along the way. Tonight, The Patrick School lined up in their crosshairs and was tasked with trying to stop arguably the most talent-rich squad in the country. The first half...

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Two of North Carolina’s Top Teams Collide

The bracket play has been full of excitement throughout the final day of competition at the John Wall Holiday Invitational, and Millbrook versus Farmville Central was potentially the best matchup of them all. These two teams entered this contest after each suffering their first loss of the year, both coming to nationally-ranked squads, and looked to bounce back in a big way. Millbrook came out...

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