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Phenom HoopState Championship: Bull City National vs. Combine Academy

Last game of the night, as Combine Academy and Bull City National brought us a rematch for a chance to compete for a championship.  In the first matchup, it was an absolute slugfest, with Combine grabbing the narrow win.  Now these two met again and it brought the same energy level.  Combine was able to gain the edge after the first quarter, as they looked focused and ready to compete.  2022 AJ...

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Combine Academy vs Lake Norman Christian

In the game that everyone has been eagerly anticipating all year, Lake Norman Christian traveled to Lincolnton to take on Combine Academy on Tuesday night. With two of the top rated sophomores in the nation, the basketball community wanted to see Mikey Williams vs Robert Dillingham. While these two young prospects were the headline, each team was filled with several talented players and coaches...

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Combine Academy vs The Burlington School: Game Recap

On Saturday afternoon, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch Combine Academy take on The Burlington School. TBS was facing a nationally ranked Combine Academy for their second game in two days after getting a close road win Friday night at South Granville. The first half was a defensive battle. Both teams were doing a really good job of pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers. Robert...

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham Leads Combine to Opening Season WIN vs Carolina Basketball Academy!

Combine Academy and Carolina Basketball Academy squared off at the Phenom Tip-Off Classic, both looking to make their mark early in the season. Combine Academy used a balanced attack, led by their young guards and talented squad. Check out all the highlights from the game.

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy (Part II)

It is getting close to that time of the year, where Phenom Hoops hits the road to check out teams and get an early glimpse of the talent around the area. We first started out heading to Lincolnton, to check in on Jeff McInnis and Combine Academy who is loaded once again.

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Player Standouts at Phenom Gate City Classic

6’2 ’20 Dylan Blake (First Flight) Arguably no team in North Carolina brings as much intrigue as First Flight, and Blake is a major part of what they do. He’s the lynchpin in an absolutely new-age style of infinite three-point shooting. Blake is a knockdown shooter in virtually every way but also showcases the mentality of a point guard and consistently works to get others involved. He’s tougher...

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Team Charlotte bringing the talent on all levels to the JMAC Showcase

One program that everyone should know already will be the Team Charlotte program, as they will be bringing several teams to the event this weekend.  Team Charlotte 17u, 16u, 15u, and 12u will all be in attendance and you don’t want to miss some of the top talents around the area.

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom Stay Positive (Part I)

It has been a great event this weekend in Greensboro, as players have shown up and competed all throughout the event.  Some players have caught the eyes of our scouts, but here are a few quick notes from some of the players we have seen.

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#PhenomStayPositive: Miles Early Standouts (Court 3, Proehlific Park)

6’6 2022 Trey Ramsey: Foothills Legacy 15U Ramsey is a sturdy young post player that is incredibly physically developed at this point in his young basketball career.  He plays the game with a high motor and aggressive mindset, that can lead to some dumb fouls at this point, but the kid is working his absolute tail off on the glass.  He showed the ability to protect the rim and rebound at a high...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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