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The Battle of the Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the state. Once a sleepy little mill town, the city of Mooresville has grown in part due to the growth of Lake Norman. Mooresville, a city school vs. Lake Norman has become a rivalry and the capacity crowd on Tuesday night showcased the interest the game has to the student bodies of each perspective school. In the girls game,...read more
Team 10 Coach: Tyler Lewis #24: 5’8 ’26 Darnerius Gibson (Winston-Salem Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who highlighted a pretty dynamic identity, especially for his age, Darnerius Gibson. He’s a smart, crafty, unselfish point guard prospect with nice quickness, vision, and playmaking instincts. Gibson attacks the basket well and can score as needed, but looks to get...read more
Top Performer- 6’6 ’25 Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Although there were a lot of notable guys on display, Jake Cackovic utilized this camp to serve as the setting for his breakout campaign. He was an impressive player throughout the summer, but really showcased flashes of pure dominance at the event. Winning the MVP award was relatively simple for the young, skilled forward. He’s a knockdown...read more
Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Don’t sleep on Mooresville” Phenom Hoops traveled to Mooresville to kick start the 2022-23 basketball season to cover open gym. Last season, Coach Armard Moore led Mooresville to one of the most successful years for the Blue Devils. Mooresville finished 10-2 in the Greater Metro 4A and an impressive 21-4 overall record. Coach Moore lost his top three players due to...read more
Chemistry is such a significant part of basketball. It’s intangible and immeasurable but can often be the ultimate factor for a given team’s success or ceiling. Due to this, we’ve seen teams comprised of quality players overthrow “better” opponents countless times throughout all levels of the game. Obviously, talent is required, but this is why games are played instead of determined on paper....read more
Hitting the road once again Thursday night, we went out to one of the more surprising teams in the state in Mooresville, as they welcomed in Hickory Ridge on the night. The atmosphere was off the charts and the gym was full, as we got ready for this showdown. Early on, both teams were able to find their offensive groove, trading baskets for the most part with Mooresville holding the...read more