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Hoop State Championship Preview: Word of God

It is that time of the year… time to crown a champion in what can only be recognized as the premier event to end the season for several of these teams.  The Hoop State Championship gives teams, players, and fans a chance to check out some of the top teams in the country from North Carolina, all competing for a state title! The season has flown by but Phenom Hoops has one more elite event to...

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Friday Standouts from Relentless Hoops Military Circuit

6’9 2022 David Dixon (Speights Academy)Dixon was arguably the top 2022 prospect in attendance at the event. In my humble and honest opinion, Dixon is a player who is being vastly under-recruited. He’s a player that could without question play in leagues like the A-10 or the American. At 6’9, he has a great mix of size, skill and athleticism. He has the ability to beat you from...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Oziyah Sellars GOES OFF for So. California as they DEFEAT Word of God at #theJohnWall!!!

Word of God and Southern California Academy faced off the in TJ Warrne bracket Championship at the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational. So. Cal jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they defeated Word of God behind Oziyah Sellars 6 3PTs and an MVP performance from MSU commit Jaxon Kohler.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Word of God vs Combine Goes DOWN TO THE WIRE at 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

Combine Academy and Word of God faced off in a semi-final matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. With a back and forth game between the two teams, Word of God eventually came away victorious narrowly edging the Goats to advance to the championship game of the TJ Warren bracket.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina’s top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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Freddie Dillione EXPLODES for 27 in UPSET WIN vs. #3 Burlington School

FINAL SCORE: Word of God Academy The Burlington School ➡️ 69 The Burlington School ➡️ 65 FULL STATS: WOG: Freddie Dilione 22 points + 4 assists, Jakwon Moore 18 points + 8 rebounds, Truman Claytor 13 points TBS: Zion Walker 20 points + 4 assists, Michael Nwoko 13 points + 8 rebounds, Shane Peterson 12...

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Word of God putting everyone on notice with an impressive showing in Outer Banks

Like we said… what a weekend for teams in the HoopState; it is why NC should be regarded as one of the top states when it comes to high school basketball.  Phenom Hoops had two tremendous events going on in the state with so many teams and premier talents from NC on display.  But, down in the Outer Banks was the Good Guys vs. Cancer, sponsored by Albermarle Landscapes.  There were several...

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The Ellis Brother Show vs Freddie Dilione MONSTER POSTER! 🏀 #HoopState GAME OF THE YEAR on the OBX

FINAL SCORE: Moravian Prep ➡️ 76 Word of God Academy ➡️ 86 FULL STATS: Moravian Prep: Eli Ellis 27 points + 4 steals, Mayar Wol 13 points, Jackson Holt 17 points WOG: Freddie Diliione 19 points + 5 rebounds, Truman Claytor 19 points, Jakwon Moore 14 points + 6 rebounds + 5...

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HIGHLIGHTS: BJ Freeman Leads Moravian Prep over His FORMER Team WOG Holy Rams at #PhenomHoopState​!!

Word of God and Moravian Prep matched up on Day 1 at the Phenom HoopState Championship, kicking off the day in fashion. BJ Freeman led the charge for Moravian Prep, while Jai Smith and company battled. Check out all the highlights from this intense game.

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Phenom HoopState Championship: Word of God vs. NC Storm

In what was one of the best games of the HoopState Championship, Word of God got 2 big free throws from PoBoigh King with 5.5 seconds left to secure a 64-62 win over NC Storm to finish in fifth place in the tournament. NC Storm got out to an early lead and Word of God had trouble trying to figure out a way to handle the size of the Storm. With 5 players going 6’7 or taller, they make it tough...

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Phenom HoopState Championship: Word of God vs. WS Christian

Day 2 of the Phenom HoopState Championship continued in Rock Hill, as our first game got underway between Winston-Salem Christian and Word of God. Two teams loaded with talent and certainly had pride on the line, not wanting to go 0-2 early in South Carolina. Word of God came out strong but WS Christian battled right back, as it ended 20-20 after one.  Gerasim Bordin shot the ball really...

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Phenom HoopState: Word of God vs. Moravian Prep

Day 1 of the Phenom HoopState Championship was underway and it brought Moravian Prep and Word of God on the court to battle it out in Round 1.  Both teams that have racked up the wins this season, it was Moravian Prep that set the stage early on both ends of the floor.  They were able to run their offense and really showcase their shooting ability from deep, knocking down 11 3-pointers...

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Phenom HoopState Championship Matchup Preview: Moravian Prep vs. Word of God

The Phenom HoopState Championship brings you some of the best teams that haven’t competed for a state championship in NCHSAA and NCISAA, all under one building to compete for a championship.  Last year, Moravian Prep took home the title but this year, it looks to be even deeper and it is anyone’s ball game.  To get geared up for the event, we want to preview some of the matchups you...

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Word of God Takes Down Combine Academy

In a matchup of two of the top teams in the state, Combine Academy travelled to Raleigh to take on Word of God. The anticipation and hype surrounding this game was real. Combine won the first meeting by four points on November 20th at Combine. You knew both teams would be ready. Each have played a national schedule and have notable wins on their resume. The ball was tipped and from then on out,...

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HoopState League: Word of God earns Silver Bracket Championship

Final:Word of God 66 – Raleigh’s Finest 50 The end was coming in the Hoop State League, as Word of God and Raleigh’s Finest wanted to end on a high note and secure the silver bracket championship. Word of God came out and made an early statement, creating an early lead and eventually putting Raleigh’s Finest in a big hole, down 41-14 at half. Raleigh’s Finest still...

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HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 15 Isaiah Todd Headlines MICHIGAN’S STAR-STUDDED Class; Senior Yr. Highlights!

Check out Isaiah Todd's senior year highlights. Todd is committed to Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines. He completed his senior year at Word of God Christian Academy after transferring over from Trinity of Raleigh. Todd was named to the Jordan Brand Classic. He's a 6'10" point-forward and ranked 13th on 247 Sports and ESPN while Rivals has him at 14.

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recaps: Day 3

Phenom Hoops and HoopState wanted to bring an opportunity for programs to compete for a championship and that is what has happened, with eight programs coming to Lincolnton to play for bragging rights. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we bring you some of the best talent and teams form the state. Follow us throughout the event, as we provide coverage and recaps throughout.

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Phenom HoopState Championship Recaps: Day 2

Phenom Hoops and HoopState wanted to bring an opportunity for programs to compete for a championship and that is what has happened, with eight programs coming to Lincolnton to play for bragging rights. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, we bring you some of the best talent and teams form the state. Follow us throughout the event, as we provide coverage and recaps throughout.

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Day 1 Takeaways/ What to watch for on Day 2: #PhenomHoopState Championship

It was a great day of basketball in Lincolnton and you could certainly feel the energy and intensity in the building… these teams came to compete for a championship. With four games in the books and winners moving a bit closer to the ultimate goal, we had a few notes and takeaways from Day 1, while also what we are looking at on Day 2.

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“ON HIS HEAD!” Isaiah Todd x Brady O’Connell; Chase Forte BODY, Q. Bullock WINDMILL! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from last nights game between Word of God and Ravenscroft School. WOG was led by Michigan commit Isaiah Todd while Ravenscroft was led by ODU commit Brady O' Connell. Word of God ultimately pulled away and Quandre Bullock decided to throw down a windmill dunk to cap off the win.

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Todd leads Word of God past Holly Springs

Don’t let the Word of God (9-6) win-loss record fool you! They have played a brutal schedule and have lost to nationally-ranked teams and some of the top teams in the state of North Carolina. Featuring one of the top players in the country, 6’10 five-star Michigan commit Isaiah Todd looked to make an immediate impact. In addition, 6’3 senior Chase Forte, 6’4 senior Quandre Bullock, 6’7 junior Saiquone Harris, and 6’3 sophomore Po’Boigh King bring plenty of firepower to this lineup.

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