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HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 30 Robert Dillingham vs Julian Phillips; Combine Academy – Blythewood at BATR!

The stars were out at the Battle at the Rock, as Combine Academy and Blythewood took the court. Combine, led by 2023 Robert Dillingham and others took home the win against Blythewood, led by 2022 star Julian Phillips. Check out all the highlights from the matchup.

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 2 Standouts

Game 1           Combine Academy 76          Blythewood 45 Robert Dillingham    6’2       2023    (Combine Academy) Every single time Dillingham steps on the floor, he is nothing short of electric. The quick, shifty guard is a big-time shot maker who can get going at any moment. He has a unique ability to create off the...

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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Battle at the Rock: Moravian Prep vs. Legion Collegiate Academy

Next up on Thursday night, Moravian Prep and Legion Collegiate Academy duked it out on the court.  In the first quarter, it wasn’t the prettiest as both offenses seemed to struggle putting the ball through the hoop.  However, Marcus Kell stepped up for LCA, scoring eight of his team’s 10 first points. In the second quarter, both teams started to calm down and find some success on...

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Battle at the Rock: Northside Christian vs. York Prep

Northside Christian and York Prep kicked off the Battle at the Rock, a weekend full of talent.  York Prep came out strong in the first, finding success from the perimeter to get out to an early 13-4 lead but Northside started to pick up their play on both ends.  It was the play of others for Northside, as Noel Tesfa, Daniel Lubamba, and Jan Homanen really helped carry Northside to a...

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1-on-1 w/ Top 60 Frankie Collins; 2021 PG Talks New Team and Recruiting Update!

Phenom Hoops caught up with 2021 Frankie Collins at the Battle at the Rock. Collins is considered a Top 60 junior in the country and he made the move to AZ Compass this season after playing at Clark HS in Las Vegas, NV. He talks to us about the move, his new team, and how his recruitment is looking thus far.

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Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”

Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”    To say the inaugural Battle at the Rock was a success would be a huge understatement. The partnership between Visit York County and Phenom Hoop Report pulled off one of the country’s best early season tournament. With a mixture of high profile teams like Oak Hill and IMG Academy and local and state high school powerhouses provided the...

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Battle at the Rock “Stock Risers”

Battle at the Rock Stock Risers The inaugural Battle at the Rock Showcase featured two of the nation’s best teams in Oak Hill Academy and IMG. Both rosters feature high major prospects that are mentioned as the nation’s elite level talent. That being said, there was an abundance of talent at all levels and will be playing at the collegiate level. Today, we want to take a closer look...

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Oak Hill Fends off Dorman 75-59 Behind Cam Thomas and Cole Anthony

The Oak Hill Warriors came down to Fort Mill, South Carolina without their Head Coach Steve Smith and they still took care of business against a short-handed, although tough Dorman squad, playing without South Carolina’s #1 2020 PJ Hall, that is arguably the best Public School team in The Carolinas at full strength. Dorman hung around in the first half, largely due to the play of Morehead...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2

Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2 The action on Friday at the inaugural Battle at the Rock was outstanding. Be sure to check out the standouts from day 1 https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/12/01/coach-ricks-fab-5-battle-at-the-rock-day-1/ Also, be sure to check out Coach Rick’s Battle at the Rock Stock...

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Player Standouts at Battle at the Rock (Day Two, Part Two)

Northside Christian: 6’8 ’20 Jaden Seymour The high-level forward prospect was clearly the most impactful performer on either team during this contest. He continued to show the development of his skillset and maturation of his overall approach to the game, scoring efficiently, owning the glass, and making numerous plays on defense. Seymour does a nice job of attacking the basket without forcing...

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Battle at the Rock: Day 2; K-Rob’s Second Half Standouts

The gym has filled up for the afternoon/evening session of the day. Here’s my ‘second half’ recap.     Final Scores   Game 5: Northside Christian Academy – 71 Rock Hill High School – 65   Game 6: Nation Ford – 82 Porter Gaud – 51   Game 7: Oak Hill Academy – 75 Dorman High School – 59   Game 8: Oak Hill Academy...

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Northwood Temple Beats Northwestern at the Buzzer 86-84

In yet another close game, Northwood battled back with over 11 lead changes throughout the game including 4 in the final two minutes and came away with a much needed close win over a really intriguing Northwestern High School team out of Rock Hill, South Carolina after Travon Jackson’s lay in at the buzzer.  Northwood was led by the dynamic duo of Josh Nickelberry and Jamahri Harvey, the...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 1

The inaugural Battle at the Rock was an instant success. Great venue, great teams, great hospitality, but most of all great action on the basketball court. There was no shortage of talent and high level play. Now, let’s take a closer look at the standouts on opening day. Gray Collegiate Starting Five  This was my first time watching Gray Collegiate, but came away completely impressed. Five...

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Battle at the Rock Friday Night Storylines We’re Watching For

Can Josh Nickelberry Continue at his Torrid Pace It has been no secret how great Josh Nickelberry has been to start this season. He is the second leading scorer in North Carolina high school right now, putting up close to 30 points per game. Nickelberry has been playing like a Top 50 player in the country should, a player who has signed with Louisville (who currently has the #1 class in the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Phenom Hoops and SLAM Magazine Partner for Event Coverage

Basketball Giants SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops Team Up to Give Maximum Exposure this High School Season NORTH CAROLINA – SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops have agreed to partner in events this 2018-19 calendar year to provide the most exclusive coverage of some of the best players across the country. This exclusive deal will start off with four events, Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic...

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Two National Top Five Teams in Battle at the Rock

FORT MILL, SC – Visit York County and THE Phenom Hoop Report have partnered together to bring a national level high school basketball event to Nation Ford High School. The inaugural event will be called Battle at the Rock presented by Phenom Hoop Report and will be held November 30 and December 1. With this being the showcase’s first year, the planning came out swinging putting together and...

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Five Released in USA Today’s 2019 “Chosen 25” will Compete in Battle at the Rock

USA Today High School Sports came out with their high school Chosen 25 rankings and it carried a Battle at the Rock feel to it. Each year, Jason Jordan will put out his “Chosen 25” of the senior class and this year five players who are competing in the Battle at the Rock made their way onto the list. In fact, all five of the players are in the Top 20 of the ranking. Topping the list, at number...

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