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Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian

Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian Coach Joe Badgett is one of the premier high school coaches in the country! Period. Point Blank. Winning and Coach Joe Badgett go hand in hand and the defending NCISAA 4A state champion has once again put together a roster that will be a favorite to repeat as state champions. And to take it a step further, put Carmel Christian in the national conversation as one...

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On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships

On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships  It was only fitting, the top two teams in the NCISAA 4A were playing for the state championship. That being said, Cannon road to the title came the hard way, just like the year before. They had to win on the opposing team’s home court. Last year, Cannon beat Charlotte Latin and then beat Carmel 94-85 to capture the coveted...

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Basketball Coach Joe Badgett, Books and Basketball

Basketball coach Joe Badgett and winning have become commonplace in the past ten years. He has an impressive resume both as a head coach and as an assistant coach during his tenue at Northside Christian and now at Carmel Christian. Until this past season, a team coached by Joe Badgett has played for a NCISAA state championship. While coach Badgett has been coaching for the past 20 years, he has...

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Hartsville Classic “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock boosters” (North Carolina Teams)

Phenom Hartsville Classic Final thoughts, takeaways and stock boosters. (North Carolina teams) Phenom Hoops travelled to Hartsville, South Carolina to host the inaugural Phenom Hartsville Classic. One thing is for certain, the state of South Carolina is making a heavy investment into quality high school facilities. Hartsville High has a beautiful high school gymnasium and although the host...

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Coach Joe Badgett, “Cool, Calm and Collect.”

Joe Badgett, “Cool, calm, and collect”  Joe Badgett and winning go hand and hand. He has a tremendous resume as a head coach and assistant coach. Coach Badgett has either coached or been an assistant coach the last nine years at Carmel Christian or Northside Christian. During this time frame, a coach Badgett team has played for an NCISAA state championship and has also won five...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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