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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: The Battle for Charlotte

Folks in the Charlotte area should be well-informed about Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, especially after releasing the schedule and revealing that two of the local powerhouses will be going head-to-head. We are referring to the matchup between Carmel Christian and Independence, which is certain to be full of excitement from start to finish. Both programs are headlined by high-level...

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#HoopsDreams910: Storylines to Follow (Mid-Day Slate)

Independence Is Is THE Best Defense in NC Led by 6’6 Matt Smith (Murray St Signee), 6’3 AJ McKee (Queens Signee), and 6’6 Tyler Harris Independence is one of the most tenacious and versatile high school teams I’ve ever seen on the defensive end.  It’s clear that everybody on the team is completely dedicated to that aspect of the game and it’s obviously a huge...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams   Freedom Christian 6’5 ’19 Brandon Murray The wing prospect was arguably the most consistent two-way performer for Freedom Christian, given his scrappiness on defense and ability to apply scoring pressure from all three levels. Murray is known for his shooting, but his penetrating and finishing was actually his most reliable scoring avenue for most of...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam — Top 10 Performers

What an event it was. There was so much talent in the gym, with a sold out event of some of the top teams from around the region. We had two defending NCHSAA state champions with Independence (4A) and Forest Hills (2A) competing (neither seemed to have lost a beat). It was a great collection of prospects and teams and it was awesome to have 15-20 college coaches in the gym, throughout the day....

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