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Legitimate Contenders: Asheville School

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Matthews, North Carolina for our annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase. The event featured a six-game slate of intense, highly talented competition from throughout the state. Although each of the twelve teams in attendance have their own respective subplots and storylines, the Asheville School Blues were too impressive to ignore. We’d previously...

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New year, new team? Gaston Christian starting the year off well

Sometimes, it just takes time for teams to get going.  It isn’t how you start but it is how you finish and right now, Gaston Christian is playing extremely well to start the new year.  But you can say it all started back at the Phenom Holiday Classic, when they pulled up one of the biggest upsets to date in North Carolina, defeating Word of God 64-63 in Rock Hill.  Yes, they also...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Recap: JL Chambers vs. Carmel Christian

It was a battle of the titans in this one, as two state title contenders looked to end a great day of basketball. Carmel Christian hit the home court and welcomed in JL Chambers and there certainly wasn’t a lack of talent on the court. Both teams came out looking to make a statement; early on it was 2023 Jaylen Curry was taking over early, getting to the line and using his speed to help...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Recap: Weddington vs. Cannon

We went into the second session of the night, as fans were treated to a fantastic game between Weddington and Cannon, two premier programs in the state of North Carolina. Weddington got out to a strong start led by one of their leaders in Chase Lowe as he scored eight first-quarter points. But Cannon was right there behind 2024 Austin Swartz and company, as they found themselves down 18-17 after...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Gaston Christian vs. Cardinal Newman

The day continued down in Matthews, NC as Gaston Christian took on Cardinal Newman, a team from South Carolina looking to make a mark. Two intriguing teams that certainly came to play in this one. 2024 Jahseem Felton had been playing well and came out strong in this one to help lead his team to an early 19-16 first-quarter lead but 2022 Gerald Gary also had a strong start for Cardinal Newman. It...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Asheville Christian vs. Rocky River

We continued a great day of basketball, as Rocky River and Asheville Christian battled it out on the court and it was a battle throughout. Neither team was able to create space between each other, as we were tied at 10 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was much of the same, as 2022 James Wilkins led the charge for Asheville Christian and 2023 Jaden Lyles led the way for Rocky...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Concord Academy vs. Asheville School

We continued on throughout the early part of the evening, as Concord Academy and Asheville School took the court for a terrific showdown. Concord Academy was missing a key player in Noah Van Bibber, but Concord had veterans that could step up to the challenge. The size and playmaking of Asheville School came out strong early to gain the early 16-12 lead. They were able to get attack the boards...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Covenant Day vs. Lake Norman

We got things underway to start a great day of basketball, as Covenant Day and Lake Norman went to battle to kick off the day. Both teams started out a little slow, getting a feel for themselves early on a Saturday but it was a late run 8-0 run at the end of the first quarter for Covenant Day to get the early 16-8 lead. Second quarter, Covenant Day was able to expand their lead, as the bigs of...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Carmel Christian vs. JL Chambers

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge.  Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.  Event Page: https://phenomhoopreport.com/events/phenoms-mlk-showcase-details-page/...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Weddington vs. Cannon

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge.  Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.  Event Page: https://phenomhoopreport.com/events/phenoms-mlk-showcase-details-page/...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Cardinal Newman (SC) vs. Gaston Christian

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge.  Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.  Event Page: https://phenomhoopreport.com/events/phenoms-mlk-showcase-details-page/...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Rocky River vs. Asheville Christian

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge. Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Asheville School vs. Concord Academy

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge. Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.

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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Lake Norman vs. Covenant Day

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge.  Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.  Event Page: https://phenomhoopreport.com/events/phenoms-mlk-showcase-details-page/ Tickets:...

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Carmel Christian MLK/ Kinston MLK standouts, storylines, and more

The Phenom Hoop group sits down to discuss their recent travels to Charlotte and Kinston, recapping and discussing what they saw at two loaded events: Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Kinston MLK Classic. Who were the standouts? What players claimed the spotlight? Who impressed and what were some storylines that we took away from the event? We discuss it all

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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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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase/ Kinston MLK Classic Previews

Jamie and Patrick sit down to preview the upcoming weekend of basketball in the East and West part of North Carolina. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Kinston MLK Classic will bring some of the best teams all under one building in Charlotte and Kinston. We preview teams, players, and headlines that you won't want to miss.

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase “The Glue Guys”

  Carmel Classic MLK Showcase Recap and Storylines https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-recap-and-storylines/ Carmel Classic MLK Showcase Scoreboard https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-scoreboard/   Carmel Christian MLK Showcase “The Glue Guys” 6’2 2019 Myles Pierre (Carmel Christian) Myles Pierre (Houston Baptist...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase “Recap and Storylines”

The Second Annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase sponsored by Phenom Hoop Report was another huge success. There were four outstanding games, great crowds and an unbelievable atmosphere for a high school event. Now, let’s take a closer look at our observations and storylines. Be sure to check out our scoreboard link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-scoreboard/...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Moravian Prep: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Lobach The combo-forward causes a bunch of matchup problems for opponents, as he possesses a terrific blend of interior and perimeter skills. Lobach is able to reliably stretch the floor and force the opposition to account for him at all times. He also displays phenomenal touch and instincts around the basket, which allows him to conform and adapt to whatever role...

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Player Standouts at Session I of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Chapmanville (WV): 6’9 ’20 Obinna Anochili-Killen There’s a lot to like with this Chapmanville team, especially when Anochili-Killen is on the court. He’s long, athletic, and moves like a guard, which makes him a very intriguing two-way prospect. Anochili-Killen can do a solid amount of things on offense, as he can shoot, operate within two to three dribbles, and possesses excellent touch around...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Scoreboard

Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Scoreboard   Liberty Heights 66 Chapmanville (WV) 64 In an exciting game start to finish, Liberty Heights pulled an a dramastic win over a hot shooting Chapmanville team. Leading the way for Liberty Heights was 6’6 2020 Kahari Rogers with a game high 26 points. Rogers hit five 3-pointers for the game, but hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the second...

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