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Phenom MLK Showcase: What to Watch (Part 2)

Phenom Hoops is bringing fans from around the region one of the top high school basketball events over the MLK weekend, as some of the top talent will be under one building. The storylines for some of these games are easy to see and don’t need much introduction, but we are going to dive into a few things you will want to watch to get you excited about the event in Rock Hill. Make sure you check...

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Holiday Classic: Concord Academy vs Franklin Prep National

The last day of the Phenom Holiday Classic kicked off on Wednesday, as Concord Academy and Franklin Prep National took the court in Rock Hill. It was a tight battle with neither tame creating much space and just when one you think one team was about to make a run, the other had an answer. Franklin Prep did well out in transition and getting easy buckets at the rim, while it was the guard play...

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Holiday Classic: Greensboro Day vs. Concord Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The second game of the day was a battle between two North Carolina programs in Greensboro Day vs. Concord Academy.  Both teams coming off a close game the day before, it was going to be interesting to see who could step up once again today. GDS came out strong from behind the arc, led by Mike Zanoni and Tyler Lundblade, helping Greensboro Day secure an early lead and extend it to double-digits...

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Holiday Classic: Cannon vs. Concord Academy (Recap/Standouts)

After an overtime thriller, Concord Academy and Cannon followed in yet another big-time showdown between two well-known programs.  The energy and fans were into it, as these two programs have some rich histories with them.  Trading leads and having a back-and-forth feel early on, it was Cannon that was able to get the early lead at 19-15 with a late tip-in at the end of the first quarter.  It...

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Concord Academy v. Northwood Temple (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams who have been firmly in the spotlight over the recent years in Concord Academy and Northwood Temple. Concord Academy quickly asserted their lead, but was quickly answered by a balanced approach from Northwood Temple who led after eight minutes by a score of 16-19. Despite numerous lead changes and continued...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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Phenom Game Report – Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy

Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy  Phenom Hoops travelled down to Matthews, North Carolina to cover a marquee matchup between two of the better private school teams in the state. Both teams have an abundant of talent and are extremely well coached and have won their fair share of NCISAA state championships. Coach Badgett does an extremely good job with his team. Yes, his team is filled...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Standouts from Phenom Tip-Off Classic

6’7 Ben Burnham ‘21 of Carmel Christian was a man amongst boys tonight as he dominated the game on both sides of the ball. He has a unique combination of motor, toughness, and athleticism that allows him to be very productive for his team. He is an incredible rebounder who works to collect every rebound possible, rebounds seem to just fall right in his hands. Watching him play you quickly see...

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Concord Academy v. Carolina Basketball Academy Recap

The contest between Concord Academy and Carolina Basketball Academy began in exciting fashion, particularly for the Eagles. Led by the smooth-shooting guard duo of 6’3 ’21 Trae Benham (Lipscomb commit) and 6’3 ’22 Logan Threat, Concord Academy jumped out to a quick early lead. However, guys like 6’5 ’21 Tyler Fearne, 6’2 ’21 Javian Cannady, and 6’5 ’22 Tucker Johnson all played extremely...

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Open Gym Report: Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly)

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Concord to watch the defending NCISAA 3A State Champions, Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly). Coach Frank Cantadore has done a remarkable job over the past nine years building Concord Academy into a perennial NCISAA power. In nine seasons, their overall record is 220-65 and they’ve won over 22 games per year for eight straight seasons....

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Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters” We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Is Trae Benham Making “The Leap?”

In all levels of basketball, there is an unspoken transition period where players go from “good” to “elite,” often referred to as “the leap.” This phrase is probably most commonly used at the professional level, where many young, highly-touted prospects tend to make drastic strides forward during the early stages of their respective careers. That being said, it’s also quite applicable to the...

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Concord First Assembly Wins NCISAA 3A State Championship

Concord First Assembly Wins NCISAA 3A State Championship Concord First Assembly 68 Village Christian 48 For coach Frank Cantadore, this has been a magical season.  Concord First Assembly cruised through the NCISAA 3A playoffs and won the state championship on Saturday against a very talented Village Christian team. The margin of victory was much of the same. It was another 20 plus margin of...

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Phenom Hoops Game Report: Concord First Assembly vs. Northside Christian

Phenom Hoops took the road again to check in one of the top matchups not only in the area but in the state, as Concord First Assembly traveled to take on Jaden Seymour and Northside Christian. The energy was outstanding and both teams were ready for a battle.

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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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Phenom Low Country Recap: Concord First Assembly vs. Aiken

First Half It was a highly-anticipated matchup between one of the top teams in the state of North Carolina and another in South Carolina, as the players left it all out on the floor.  Concord First Assembly jumped out early to an early 14-6 lead but Aiken came back tough. From then on, it was a back-and-forth type game, with each team trading blows, as we ended in a 34-34 tie after one...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom National Showcase

6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) Few teams in the region have as much talent as Liberty Heights, and Williams is arguably their most impressive prospect. He’s long, athletic, and possesses great size but moves and plays like a guard, making him a walking mismatch against any type of opponent. Williams scores regularly from all three levels, displays quality passing vision, and has strong...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover open gym at Concord First Assemly. Head coach Frank Cantadore is entering his ninth season at Concord First Assemly and is quietly building a basketball dynasty in the area. Coach Cantadore has led Concord First Assembly to an impressive 185-62 record during his...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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