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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic: The Names and The Storylines

Championship Saturday Names to Know 6’2″ 2019 Chico Carter Jr. (Murray St) Cardinal Newman (SC) Carter Jr. was the MVP of the Crescent Moon bracket and won MVP of all three of his team’s wins. Carter Jr. is a competitive point guard who is able to score at every level, with consistency. He is more explosive that you expect and he has a tough downhill handle. Carter Jr. can...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Championship Saturday Morning Standouts

6′ 2020 Kenari Jones Great Bridge Christian (VA) He went for 42, so we can start with that. It was a full on display of craft in the paint with the ability to finish at the basket. This is a tournament record and he is someone who colleges should start to look at, and really pay attention to. He was poised and he played efficiently with a great pace. He had 42! 6’2″ 2019 Trae...

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The Game of the Year … Morgan County Vs. Ridge View

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StpMRNeEykc] The 2018 Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic has had some incredible games, however this one took the cake. You got to see this, this game had everything. It had buzzer beaters, it had incredible plays, it had high flying acrobatics. All in all, it was a great game, which ended up going into double overtime. Both Morgan County, out of...

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Day 1 of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Best Game: Ridge View Vs. Morgan County H/T: AC Flora Vs. Hartsville On a day that was filled with highly competitive games, two games really stood out. The deciding factor goes to the game that went into double overtime. Ridge View unsigned senior Crosby James hit the shot that sent the game into overtime. Crosby was great throughout the game, but so was the backcourt from Morgan County. Stevin...

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Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic Standouts: Thursday Afternoon

Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic Standouts: Thursday Afternoon The 2nd Annual Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic started Thursday morning at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. 16 teams are participating in the event with two eight team bracket play format. In the Palmetto bracket, we have the likes of Holly Springs (NC), Christ Church (SC), Ridge View (SC), Morgan County (GA),...

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Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic Standouts: Thursday Midday Standouts

Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic Standouts: Thursday Midday Standouts The 2nd Annual Phenom Palmetto Winter Classic started Thursday morning at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. 16 teams are participating in the event with two eight team bracket play format. In the Palmetto bracket, we have the likes of Holly Springs (NC), Christ Church (SC), Ridge View (SC), Morgan County (GA),...

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What to Watch For at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic (Part 2)

The Bigs If big men is your thing, if you’re a sucker for the high flying, rim protecting power 5 bigs, boy do we have a show for you. Not only do you have a number of nationally ranked guys who are 6’10” and up, but you also have a host of high-flying small ball bigs who look to tear the rim off while being incredibly switchable on defense. Phenom’s Palmetto Winter...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic List of Alums

In only its third year, Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic has had an incredible amount of talent come through its doors. With players who have played at the highest level of college as well as one, one-and-done lottery pick, Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic routinely brings in the best players from around the country. Phenom’s Winter Classic List of Alums NBA 14th Pick in 2018 NBA...

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Elite Basketball Teams Competing in 3rd Annual Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase

Elite Basketball Teams Competing in 3rd Annual Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase will take place at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC on December 20-22 Columbia, SC – On the heels of this Saturday’s Phenom’s Capital City Jam, Ben Lippen School (7401 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203) will host another major high school boys basketball tournament, set to take place from December 20-22. The 3rd...

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THE LIST — Phenom’s January High School Events Unsiged Senior Breakouts (Part 1)

In January Phenom Hoops has had the privilege to host two major regional events. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Phenom’s Low Country Showcase was visited by thousands of fans and brought in dozens of coaches to watch this high level of talent. it provided a great platform for unsigned seniors to really show out. Schools from across college basketball’s robust landscape attended, from the...

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From the Sideline: Five Impact Juniors

From the Sideline Five Impact Juniors One thing is for certain, the state of North Carolina is loaded with tremendous basketball talent at every level and class. This year, the freshman class of 2019 is no exception. This class is especially deep and talented. Today, let’s take a look at five impact juniors. 6’6 Wendell Moore (Cox Mill, Concord, NC) The evolution of Wendell Moore continues one...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Blythewood vs. Conway

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Blythewood vs Conway Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 6 on the day gives us our second of 2 championship games as Blythewood faces Conway for the title. Conway has pulled out a 2-0 record so far winning close games along the way while Blythewood has gotten stronger as the event has gone on and comes into the...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Village Christian vs. Independence

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Village Christian vs Independence Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 5 on the day gives us our first of 2 championship games as Independence goes up against Village Christian. Both teams are 2-0 this week and have looked good. Village brings a ton of size to the floor while Independence gets it done with...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – AC Flora vs. Hammond

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic AC Flora vs Hammond Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 4 on the day gives us AC Flora vs Hammond. Flora has dropped 2 close ones here by a combined 7 points so they would be looking to get out of here with a win. Hammond got blitzed last night by Blythewood so they would be looking to get right on day 3 and get...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – United Faith vs. Miller School

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic United Faith vs Miller School Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 3 on the day gives us a rematch of day 1 as both United Faith and Miller School lost as top seeds yesterday to fall here. United is 0-2 this weekend dropping one big to Independence last night and losing by 5 to Miller on day 1. Miller is 1-1 and...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach vs. West Charlotte

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic West Charlotte vs Christian Academy of MB Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it, we have 6 more games on tap. Game 2 on the day puts West Charlotte against Christian Academy of MB. Both teams come into this one 1-1 on the event looking to get out of town with a winning record on the week. MB is a bit beat up, having lost 2 starting guards on day 1...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Ben Lippen vs. Freedom

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Ben Lippen vs Freedom Christian Day 3 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 1 on the day puts the hosting Ben Lippen Falcons up against Freedom Christian. Both teams have had a rough go of it in this event going 0-2 over the last 2 days but they could wrap up the event on a high note with a win on day 3. Would Lippen’s...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 – Recap Miller School vs Conway ~ Village Christian vs AC Flora ~ Hammond vs Blythewood

From the Bleachers Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 – Recap Miller School vs Conway ~ Village Christian vs AC Flora ~ Hammond vs Blythewood By Eric Dawkins Day 2 of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic kicked off at Ben Lippen School (Columbia SC) on 29 December 2017. While very cold outside, the heat of competition inside the gym could melt snow. I personally thank all the players,...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 Recap

Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 Recap Friday, December 29 Results   Game 1 West Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – 53 Patrick Williams 15, Cartier Jurnigan 14, Christian Koonce 12, Walker 7, Gilbert 4, Harris 2 Freedom Christian (Faytteville, NC) – 39 Jahmari Harvey 12, Manrique Alvarado 11, Stajcic 5, Murray 5, Carter 3, Toussaint 2   Game 2 Christian Academy (Myrtle Beach, SC) – 59...

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From the Sidelines – Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 Standouts

From the Sidelines Palmetto Winter Classic Day 2 Standouts It was another outstanding day of hoops action at the Palmetto Winter Classic held on the campus of Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina. The action was fast-paced and the talent level was terrific. Dozens of college coaches were once again in attendance to check out the action. Now, let’s take a closer look a the standout...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Hammond vs. Blythewood

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Hammond vs Blythewood Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 6 puts Hammond versus Blythewood with a spot in the championship game on the line. Both teams looked good in winning efforts last night and would look to continue that trend in day 2. Blythewood brought in a decent crowd last night and was able to send the...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Miller School vs. Conway

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Miller School vs Conway Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 4 puts the Miller School up against Conway with a trip to the finals on the line. Both teams won close games last night and come in battle-tested and ready for the day. Conway only put 42 up on the board last night though, would they have enough firepower...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Village Christian vs. AC Flora

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Village Christian vs AC Flora Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 5 puts Village Christian vs AC Flora. Village got us started off with a big win over host Ben Lippen yesterday and looks to be one of the teams to beat here at this event. AC Flora, on the other hand, took a loss last night in one of the 2 showcase...

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Coach Preston Davis (Independence HS) “This guy can coach, really coach”

From the Sidelines Rick Lewis Coach Preston Davis (Independence HS) “This guy can coach, really coach” Last season, Independence finished 22-7 in the NCHSAA Southwestern 4A, which is regarded as one of the toughest boy’s basketball conferences in the state of North Carolina. In the second round, they lost to eventual state champion SW Guilford on the road by three points and thus ended their...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – United Christian vs. Independence

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic United Faith vs Independence Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 3 of the day puts United Faith versus Independence HS. Independence put on a great display of team ball yesterday getting the win over West Charlotte while United Faith took a loss in a close one in one of the showcase games last night. Both teams...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Ben Lippen vs. Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Ben Lippen vs Christian Academy of MB Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it we have 6 more games on tap. Game 2 of the day puts Ben Lippen vs Christian Academy of MB. Both teams got a loss yesterday and would look to rebound here on day 2. Davis Guyton and Mike Green put up good games on day 1 for MB but it came at a cost as Green twisted an ankle...

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Patrick Williams ” A Class Above”

Standing a lengthy and legitimate 6’8, 2019 Patrick Williams sports approximately 14 offers. They range from ACC schools such as Florida State, NC State, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. In addition, he has offers from Cincinnati, DePaul, Florida, and Penn State. We have seen Patrick Williams countless times and each time we come away more and more impressed, both on and off the court. Last year,...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Freedom vs. West Charlotte

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic West Charlotte vs Freedom Christian Day 2 at the Palmetto Classic is here and with it, we have 6 more games on tap. Game 1 on the day puts West Charlotte vs Freedom Christian. Both teams got a loss yesterday and would look to rebound here on day 2. Freedom’s senior big, Milos Stajcic had a solid showing in game one and would be looking to show out here again....

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 1 Recap

Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Day 1 Recap One of the region’s most talked about holiday basketball tournaments tipped off on Thursday at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina. As expected the day was full of great performances, great crowds and a lot of college coaches in attendance. One of the major factors of the event, prospects got exposure. The action is set to continue on Friday...

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