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New names to put on your radar from Carmel Tip-Off

2024 Kyrell Shaw (Northside Christian): Coming from Mooresville and now being a big part of Northside Christian, Shaw is a player that could garner more eyes his way. The younger brother of KC Shaw, Kyrell showed this weekend that he can be a big threat from outside if someone was looking for a shooter with range. He runs the floor and gets to his spots well, but also finished out in transition...

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Stockrisers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off

2025 Isaiah Henry (Cannon): Henry’s growth as a player can easily be seen and recognized. The sophomore prospect is continuing his play this summer and offseason, and kicked off the season in a big way on Day 2. One can see that Henry just has a different feel to his game, a better understanding of what he can do, and is taking the game more into his own hands. His combination of strength and...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Carmel Christian comes out on top vs. Asheville School

It was the final game of the night, as the hosting school Carmel Christian welcomed Asheville School for a showdown that would end what has been an absolutely insane event to start the season.  Carmel Christian came out strong and attacked the paint, with Bryce Cash and Jaeden Mustaf leading the charge in the first half.  But Asheville School started to settle down, run their offense, and get...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: The Burlington School pulls out win in double overtime vs. Cannon

The day only continued, as The Burlington School was back in action after Day 1 and they were going up against Cannon, a team that we are getting a chance to see what they had to offer this season.  Both teams were getting an early feel for each other, with both showing a balanced attack and getting multiple players involved early.  Cannon was able to earn the early edge after the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off (Part 2)

2024 JJ Moore (Concord Academy): The junior guard was terrific in this game. Moore came out red hot from the outside, continuing to show his capability to be a threat from three but also using his speed to attack and create off the dribble. It was hard for defenders to stay in front as they had to respect his quickness but he made them pay multiple times from three.  Even in overtime, he...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Concord Academy holds off Greensboro Day in OT

We continued the day here at the Carmel Tip-Off, as two powerhouse programs went to battle between Concord Academy and Greensboro Day.  It was Concord Academy that flexed their muscles first, showing their new backcourt duo in Isaiah Tate and JJ Moore as both were knocking down shots early on from behind the arc.  That trend continued, as Concord Academy was able to build upon its lead after the...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Combine Academy wins tight battle vs. 1of1 Prep

Two games were in the book and basketball fans were in for a HUGE treat between two of the top teams in the state in 1 of 1 Prep and Combine Academy.  Two coaches that are familiar with each other matched up in a heated battle and it started off exactly how we thought.  1of1 Prep came out strong and quickly showed their youth came to play, but they also had a few veterans step up.  But players...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Northside Christian strong once again, defeating Northwood Temple on Day 2

Game 2 on Day 2, Northside Christian and Northwood Temple were back in action here in Matthews for the Carmel Christian, as the atmosphere and crowd started to pile in for a great day of basketball.  Two very different teams (roster-wise) got it going early, as Northwood Temple’s zone defense created some early havoc, but Northside Christian started to get their guards going. Northwood...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off (Part 1)

2023 Derek Bradley (Westminster Catawba): The senior point guard played well throughout the game, showing his ability to not only run the show for his team but also to be an effective scorer on the court.  Bradley brings a physical game to the floor, getting in the paint to find ways to score but also make plays for his teammates.  He was at his best breaking down defenders and...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Quality Education bounces back with Day 2 win vs. Westminster Catawba

Day 2 at the Carmel Tip-Off started off with a very intriguing matchup, as Quality Education was looking to bounce back from a Day 1 loss, and we were getting out first viewing of Westminster Catawba and what they had to offer.  Both teams started out a little slow offensively, but QEA was able to take the early lead behind the play of AJ Reeves (who had seven first-half points) and...

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Stockrisers from Day 1 at Carmel Tip-Off

2023 Bryce Cash (Carmel Christian): It is great to see that more schools are catching on with what Cash offers but still believe that more offers and college programs could use a player like him for their future. His ability to be a two-way player can really impact the game.  On Day 1, he showed just that, using that college-ready frame to attack and finish through contact, and...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Carmel Christian secures tough victory vs. Northwood Temple

The last game of the night, as Northwood Temple traveled to take on the home team Carmel Christian in what ended a great Day 1 at the Carmel Tip-Off.  Carmel Christian came in strong in showing why they were being ranked as one of the top teams in the state, both on the offensive and defensive end. The three-ball started to fall early for Carmel Christian, but they also created havoc defensively...

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Player Standouts at Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

6’3 ’23 Antonio Perkins (Northside Christian) Given the limited number of seniors on the roster, Perkins’ value should be pretty obvious. He provides a clear veteran presence with the IQ, experience, and leadership qualities to set the tone in a variety of different ways. Perkins is arguably the top shooting threat on the team, but also stands out through being steady, adaptable, and...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Combine Academy uses strong second half to earn a win vs. The Burlington School

After a thrilling Game 1 that went into overtime, it was time for Combine Academy and The Burlington School to get under action. Two big-time programs with new head coaches were kicking off the season in a big way in a hostile environment.  Combine Academy came out strong behind one of their big-time stars in 2024 Trentyn Flowers, a 6’9 prospect that can be a complete mismatch on the floor with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Carmel Tip-Off (Day 1)

2024 Josh Bullock (Northside Christian): Bullock is a strong sturdy point guard that isn’t afraid of the bright lights and he really started his season off in a great way. Bullock is a tough-minded guard that understands what is needed to do on the court, leads the offense, and is a strong playmaker with the ball in his hands. His ability to get into the paint, finish strong through contact, or...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Northside Christian wins in OT vs. Quality Education

The high school season got underway here with Phenom Hoops at the Carmel Tip-Off, with Northside Christian and Quality Education kicking off a HUGE weekend of basketball in the Charlotte area.  The offense started clicking early on for both teams, as shots from outside fell early and the guard play was able to make plays on the floor. QEA came out strong and aggressive against the zone, as...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines: Day 2 (Saturday, Nov. 12)

Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines Schedule Release: #CarmelTipOff Presented by Phenom HoopsThe Stars will be OUT at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic Saturday, November 12 at Carmel Christian 12:00 pm – Quality Education vs. Westminster Catawba1:30 pm – Northside Christian vs. Northwood Temple3:00 pm – Combine Academy vs. 1of1 Prep4:30 pm – Concord Academy vs. Greensboro Day6:00 pm – Cannon...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines: Day 1 (Friday, Nov. 11)

Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines Schedule Release: #CarmelTipOff Presented by Phenom HoopsThe Stars will be OUT at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic Friday, November 11th, 2022 – Carmel Christian School 5:00 pm – Northside Christian vs. Quality Education6:30 pm – Combine Academy vs. The Burlington School8:00 pm – Carmel Christian vs. Northwood Temple Potential National Powers kick off the...

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The Stars will be OUT at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Let’s get the party rolling for the upcoming high school season. We have already told you and everyone else that the Carmel Christian Tip-Off is THE place you will want to be. The loaded schedule and elite talent continue to be the best way to kick off the season and it looks like this year won’t be any different. Starting on November 11, fans will get a treat with some incredible...

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Schedule Release: #CarmelTipOff Presented by Phenom Hoops

The day has come, as Phenom Hoops has released the LOADED schedule for the Carmel Christian Tip-Off presented by Phenom Hoops. It is one of the top events to kick off the season every year and this one is no different, as it is loaded with talent everywhere you look. We start on Friday night at Carmel Christian and it will be a must-attend event on Saturday, as fans will get a chance to kick off...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off ABSOLUTELY loaded with talent once again (Nov. 11-12)

When it comes to high school basketball in North Carolina, there is only one way to kick off the season and that is with Phenom Hoops at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off. Year after year, it has started the season in a big way here in North Carolina and is one of the top events nationally year after year. Well, this upcoming event will be no different as it will be loaded with some of the top teams...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Illinois commit Jayden Epps Drops 39 PTS vs NC Good Better Best Academy at #CarmelTipOff

Phenom Hoops ended the day in a big way on Day 2 with Combine Academy taking on NC Good Better Best in what was a heated matchup. Both teams came out strong with a ton of energy, but it was the play of Jayden Epps and company that helped secure the win.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Greensboro Day UPSETS Top 10 Oak Hill Academy in “Battle of the GOATS” at #CarmelTipOff!

It was the battle of the GOATS at the Carmel Tip-Off Classic, as Oak Hill and Greensboro Day took the floor. Two teams with a ton of talent, Oak Hill started off hot but GDS chipped away and eventually took the lead. It was a thriller until the end, as the Bengals took down Oak...

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Taking his Game to Another Level: 2023 Collin Tanner (Wayne Country Day)

The talent that was on the court this past weekend at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic was incredible. Many of which have been earning the attention of college coaches around the country but there was one player that really showcased his talent on the big stage and should see his recruitment take off.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Drexel commit Shane Blakeney GOES OFF vs Liberty Heights; BUT Was it Enough?!

Liberty Heights National came off an impressive Day 1 victory and then matched up against Legion Collegiate. Both teams brought the fight, as '22 Shane Blakeney went off... but was it enough to take down Liberty Heights on Day 2 at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 2025 Eli Ellis Scores 31 PTS vs W-S Christian at Phenom Hoops #CarmelTipOff!

Winston Salem Christian vs. Moravian Prep... The storylines were there and it also gave fans a view of some very intriguing talent. The young players of 2025 Eli Ellis, 2026 Isaac Ellis, 2024 Isaiah Washington, and 2024 Lewis Walker all showed up, while 2022 Christ Essandoko, 2022 Quante Berry, and others stepped up also. Check out the full highlights from an intense game.

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HIGHLIGHTS: VT commit Patrick Wessler DUB-DUB 31/19 leads Combine COMEBACK vs Northside Christian!

Northside Christian and Combine Academy matched up at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic. Northside came out strong and built a double-digit lead but Patrick Wessler and Combine Academy battled back to ultimately secure the win.

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HIGHLIGHTS: VT commit MJ Collins vs 2023 Collin Tanner Goes Down at Phenom Hoops #CarmelTipOff!

2023 Collin Tanner and 2022/Virginia Tech commit MJ Collins put on two incredible performances at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as they showed why they are two of the premier prospects in the state. Check out all the highlights from this intense game.

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