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Phenom Spotlight: 2022 Jabare Perry (Cape Fear Christian)

We can say it now… Cape Fear Christian Academy is going to be a program you will want to watch and keep track of in North Carolina in the 1A Division. They have talent and a winning pedigree, led by their coaching staff. Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them at the Holiday Classic recently and we saw several players of interest.

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Holiday Classic Rewind: Class of 2023/2024 Standouts

It was a great week of high school basketball in Rock Hill for Phenom Hoops, as the Phenom Holiday Classic was off the charts with terrific games and performances. We have continued our extensive coverage of our event but we wanted to run back through the list of players that captured our eyes from the event. Here are several names that left a lasting memory on us with their performance on the court. Check out the list below and start making yourself familiar with the names this season.

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Holiday Classic Rewind: Class of 2022 Standouts

It was a great week of high school basketball in Rock Hill for Phenom Hoops, as the Phenom Holiday Classic was off the charts with terrific games and performances. We have continued our extensive coverage of our event but we wanted to run back through the list of players that captured our eyes from the event. Here are several names that left a lasting memory on us with their performance on the court. Check out the list below and start making yourself familiar with the names this season.

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Holiday Classic Rewind: Class of 2021 Standouts

It was a great week of high school basketball in Rock Hill for Phenom Hoops, as the Phenom Holiday Classic was off the charts with terrific games and performances. We have continued our extensive coverage of our event but we wanted to run back through the list of players that captured our eyes from the event. Here are several names that left a lasting memory on us with their performance on the court. Check out the list below and start making yourself familiar with the names this season.

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Phenom Holiday Classic Player Spotlight: 2021 Bray Greer (Anderson Christian)

Some of the best times when watching as many games as we have at Phenom Hoops is finding that hidden gem on the court.  When you watch a new player and start to find out more information about him, there are players that make you scratch your head on why or how others aren’t talking more about him. One player that fits that picture was 2021 Bray Greer from Anderson Christian.  Greer is...

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Doing More with Less: Anderson Christian

The high school basketball scene is unique in each respective state, but very few programs have to battle quite like Anderson Christian. What is it that makes this program so strange? Well, they have a total of 192 students in their entire K-12 system, which only seems to make their abilities on the hardwood that much more impressive. When asked about this unusual circumstance, coach Josh Brown...

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Carmel Christian Sits atop Phenom Hoops’ NCISAA Rankings

Each year, Phenom Hoops’ high school rankings (NCISAA/NCHSAA/Sweet Sixteen) always seem to get folks worked up. Like most rankings list, they simply don’t matter. They are opinion-based and have no actual effect on the teams or players involved, perhaps beyond receiving some minor attention. However, the competitive balance is more evident now than the last few seasons. That being said, Carmel...

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Comenius Girls’ Program is Rapidly on the Rise

Earlier this month, Phenom Hoops saw a slew of teams come through our Holiday Classic in Rock Hill, South Carolina. These squads came from all types of areas and featured varying levels of competition during the seven-day event. That being said, no one expected the Comenius girls’ program to be an exciting, well-oiled machine—especially to be the youngest group in attendance. Although their...

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Players that Need More Attention from the Phenom Holiday Classic

Need More Attention DJ Cuttino 2022 (Hickory Grove) –DJ was in complete control in their upset win over Cannon School. Hickory Grove needed DJ to have a bigtime performance and that is exactly what he did. He made big shot after big shot. He was scoring from all three levels. He is a smart, quick, crafty guard who can impact the game on both sides of the ball. He finished the game with a game...

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T-Lew’s Fantastic Four From the Phenom Holiday Classic

Best Performances BJ Freeman 2021 (Moravian Prep) – BJ had one of the best performances we have seen all year vs Combine Academy. From the tip he had complete control of the game. He was making an impact on both sides of the ball. He was scoring in a variety of ways, knocking down shots, and attacking the rim. No one was able to keep BJ Freeman out of the lane. Not only is he a great basketball...

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Holiday Classic Player Spotlight: 2022 Logan Threatt (Concord Academy)

If a college coach is looking for a point guard that can lead a team, is quick in the open floor, plays with a tough and physical mindset, and can be a playmaker for himself or for others, you should start looking at the player Logan Threatt, a 2022 prospect from Concord Academy. He had a stellar event in Rock Hill, South Carolina at the Phenom Holiday Classic, posting double-digit outings on...

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Phenom Podcast: Holiday Classic Day 7 Recap/ POB’s Eye Catchers

It was the final day of what was a long but exciting week at Phenom Hoops, as we ended the Phenom Holiday Classic in Rock Hill with a bang. Teams wanted to end the week with a big win on Wednesday, as players and teams competed on the court. We review and recap the action on Wednesday, go over the scores, and talk about POB’s Eye Catchers from the day. Make sure you subscribe to our...

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Holiday Classic Player Spotlight: 2021 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep)

There is something to be said about a player that has something to prove, with a chip on his shoulder, and is determined to showcase his full talent and how he can produce. 2021 BJ Freeman from Moravian Prep did that and more at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  Freeman has been looked at as one of the top players in the state of North Carolina but it does feel at times he may get overlooked at...

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Holiday Classic: Combine Academy National vs. Bull City Prep National

Last game of the event and fans were in for a treat, as there were over 15 D1 players on the court between Combine Academy National and Bull City Prep National.  Bull City brought the energy early and played with something to prove and that they did, getting out to a double-digit lead early, eventually leading 26-16 at the end of the first. But Combine started to pick up the energy in the...

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Holiday Classic: Hickory Grove vs. Cannon (Recap/Standouts)

Second to last game of the event, Cannon and Hickory Grove hit the court to battle it out at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  It started out as a low scoring affair between the two Charlotte programs, as neither team found a ton of success in scoring the ball in the first half, but both teams did a good job in limiting each other to just one shot on the floor.  Hickory Grove was up a few...

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Holiday Classic: Victory Christian vs. Bull City Durham

Victory Christian and Bull City Prep Durham continued the action in the arena court.  Victory Christian was looking o make another statement but Bull City Durham had other ideas to start the game, as they came out focused and determined, really attacking the paint and getting buckets at the rim. VCCS started to get a few more buckets out in transition and picked up the energy, which helped...

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Holiday Classic: Carmel Christian vs. Providence Day (Recap/Standouts)

The action continued on Day 7 in Rock Hill, with Carmel Christian and Providence Day taking the court.  Both were hoping to finish the event strong with a win, as it looked to be an intriguing matchup. Carmel found success early from Burnham and Bynum, while Kyle Bean stepped up as well. Quave Propst-Allison led the charge early in the first with eight first-quarter points.  With a...

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Holiday Classic: Cape Fear Christian vs. Franklin Prep Regional (Recap/Standouts)

Second game of the day brought us Franklin Prep Regional and Cape Fear Christian. Both teams were coming off losses on Tuesday and they were looking to bounce back on the final day of the Holiday Classic. It took a few minutes for teams to adjust on the court but it was Cape Fear Christian that took the early lead midway through the first, as it was their pressure defense that created easy...

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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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Phenom Podcast: Holiday Classic Day 6 Recaps/ POB’s Eye Catchers

We continue our coverage in Rock Hill for the Phenom Holiday Classic. It has been a fantastic event so far, that has brought some very exciting games.  We review and recap the action that happened on Tuesday, going over some of the scores but also talking about our standouts that we saw by Patrick O’Brien, who was on the Arena Court all day.  See who impressed us with their play....

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Holiday Classic: Combine Academy vs. Cape Fear Christian (Recap/Standouts)

Last game of the night, Combine Academy National and Cape Fear Christian got after it in Rock Hill.  Combine Academy came out with a lot more energy and looked early to make a statement, creating turnovers, getting out in transition, and getting downhill for baskets.  They also were able to get to the line to help the matter, as they looked to play their game to get out to an early...

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Franklin Prep v. Bull City Prep (Recap/Standouts)

The final game for day five of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two quality prep programs in Franklin Prep and Bull City Prep. After mounting a 10-2 run, Bull City Prep maintained their offensive pressure and ended the first period with a 20-10 advantage. Although both squads continued battling, Bull City Prep maintained their 43-22 lead entering halftime. Following the break, Bull...

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Holiday Classic: Cannon vs. Gaston Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The action continued in Rock Hill as Cannon and Gaston Christian was next on the schedule.  Gaston Christian came out ready to play and grabbed the early lead, as they did a tremendous job in getting and scoring around the basket but also limiting Cannon to one shot.  Cannon did struggle with their offensive game, as shots just didn’t fall but also give credit to Gaston for making them play...

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