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The most anticipated game of 2022 happened tonight in Raleigh, with the Word of God Holy Rams matching up against the Prolific Prep Crew. The crowd was into it and so were the players, as seen by the 9-9 score after just two minutes of play. WoG’s Alabama commit Davin Cosby Jr. got going early scoring five in the first few minutes, while Prolific’s Xavier commit Trey Green did the same. The...read more
The second of three championship games on day four features the Prolific Prep Crew against the Word of God Holy Rams. How They Got Here Word of God churned out a tough opening round win against Raleigh Christian on Wednesday night, using a balanced scoring attack including four players with 12 or more points. They played without Mekhi Grant in that opening game and RCA’s bigs were able to...read more
By: Evan Rogers The fourth game of the day featured a semifinal bout between Word of God and Winston-Salem Christian. The Lions aggressive defense forced Word of God into isolation sets early. 2023 Freddie Dillion momentarily found success for the Holy Rams, swishing a 3-pointer and converting a difficult floater, but Word of God’s offense soon went stagnant. With the Holy Rams struggling to...read more
By: Cooper Hart Collin Kuhl Dominance 2023 Georgia Southern commit and Holly Springs forward Collin Kuhl had another dominant day, this time against Southern Durham, scoring 20 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. He’s currently averaging 24p and 9r over the first two games. Collin has displayed great footwork within 10 feet, allowing him to get to his spots against quicker and stronger defenders....read more
6’0 2023 Amari Richardson (Panther Creek) Amari Richardson started off day two of The John Wall with a team-high 22 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. The senior guard shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc, going 4-7 from three. Richardson has the ability to knock down shots both off the catch and the bounce. He has an extremely smooth release on his jumper. Richardson also...read more
By: Cooper Hart Game four of day two featured two of the best prep schools in Raleigh with the Raleigh Christian Eagles matching up against the Word of God Holy Rams. The Eagles came out firing, jumping out to an early 12-6 lead thanks to seniors Nic Anthony and Jakel Powell scoring multiple baskets. RCA closed out the first quarter with a 14-13 lead. The second quarter was full of...read more
Here is a list of the top performers from the Hoops & Dream Showcase presented by Lucas Moore Realty. Please note these top performers are in alphabetical order by school. Fayetteville Academy6’5 2024 Xavier Johnson: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals on Friday. 19 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist on Saturday. 6’4 2026 Jossiah Johnson: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
One of the best games of the event was between Word of God vs. Trinity Academy of Raleigh. Down early, Word of God was able to complete the comeback but Noah Ross of Trinity had himself a showing. Check out all the highlights!read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Silas Demary Jr. Leads Liberty Heights over Word of God in OVERTIME at #HoopsDreams910!!
Two goliaths collided at the Hoops & Dreams Showcase down in Fayetteville, as Word of God and Liberty Heights battled. Word of God held a late lead but Liberty fought back, forced overtime, and secured a big win! Check out all the highlights.read more
Minnesota Prep and Word of God met up last week in what was an offensive explosion on the court. Phenom Hoops brings you all the highlights from the game. Check it all out!read more
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.read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Check out all the highlights from two of the top teams, that matched up in Rock HIll, SC.read more
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,...read more
#2 IMG TO THE WIRE: Top 10 Jaden Bradley BACK TO THE CAROLINAS vs. Po’Boigh King’s 32 & Quante Berry!
Check out all the highlights from IMG Academy vs. Word of God, provided by Hoop State Network.read more
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...read more
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.read more