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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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#CCSMLK22 Game Preview: Carmel Christian vs. JL Chambers

The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase is going to be an absolute show, as private schools and public schools square up on the hardwood Saturday afternoon and Phenom Hoops will be helping lead the charge.  Another fantastic and must-see event from Phenom, come out and enjoy a day of basketball.  Event Page: https://phenomhoopreport.com/events/phenoms-mlk-showcase-details-page/...

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Phenom November Classic Recap: Carmel Christian vs. Providence Day

We headed into the night sessions of the afternoon and fans got themselves an absolute show coming in, as to of the premier programs took the court in Carmel Christian and Providence Day.  Carmel is coming off a great showing last weekend and this was the first chance for many to see what all the talk was about at PDS.  Providence Day came out strong and showcased their new roster, a...

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What You Missed: Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

What a way to start the high school season at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as the atmosphere was off the charts, the competition was incredible, and fans were treated to some of the premier talent around the region. If you missed you, you missed a good one. Here are JUST A FEW things you might have missed.

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Carmel Christian vs. Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops kicked off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, bringing in some of the premier talent and teams from around the region under one building in Charlotte. In the final game of the night, it was Carmel Christian vs. Westminster Catawba in what looked to be an intense showdown.  Both teams came out strong and looking to make an early statement. ...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Carmel Christian vs. Covenant Day

Phenom Hoops kicked off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, bringing in some of the premier talent and teams from around the region under one building in Charlotte. In the final game of the night, we welcomed in all the fans from Carmel Christian and Covenant Day, as it was a hostile crowd going back and forth before the ball was even tipped.  Then we got the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Carmel Christian’s Ben Burnham TRIPLE-DOUBLE vs Demar Anderson & Victory Christian!

Carmel Christian and Victory Christian duked it out in Rock Hill on a Tuesday afternoon. Two teams loaded with talent, 2021 Ben Burnham and company put on a show, while Victory Christian was led by Lewis Duarte, Demar Anderson, and others. Check out all the highlights.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Cade Tyson x Ben Burnham Lead Carmel Past Asheville School at #PhenomMLKShowcase

Asheville and Carmel Christian kicked off the Phenom MLK Showcase. Both teams got after it and it brought us a few intriguing matchups. Asheville School has a few new names to keep an eye on but the firepower from Carmel Christian was just too much in the end.

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Phenom MLK Showcase: What to Watch (Part 2)

Phenom Hoops is bringing fans from around the region one of the top high school basketball events over the MLK weekend, as some of the top talent will be under one building. The storylines for some of these games are easy to see and don’t need much introduction, but we are going to dive into a few things you will want to watch to get you excited about the event in Rock Hill. Make sure you check...

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Phenom November Classic: Carmel Christian vs. Northwood Temple (Recap/Standouts)

Carmel Christian and Northwood Temple started off Day 2 of the Phenom November Classic and it was the offensive shooting of Carmel that came out quickly to make a statement. Draining some early three’s, Carmel was able to quickly jump out to a big lead in the first quarter. Carmel continued to hold that lead with a balanced attack throughout the second quarter as Northwood Temple was able to get...

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INTERVIEW: Carmel Christian’s Joe Badgett on 2021 Team Outlook + Lessons from Old State Champ Teams

Check out our latest interview featuring Carmel Christian HC Joe Badgett. Coach Badgett goes in depth on his teams roster along with what to look forward to this season with the Cougars. He also gives us his "why" and how he got started in the coaching basketball. Along with that, Coach Badgett talks his golf game and what his handicap is!

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Coach Joe Badgett, “Cool, Calm and Collect.”

Joe Badgett, “Cool, calm, and collect”  Joe Badgett and winning go hand and hand. He has a tremendous resume as a head coach and assistant coach. Coach Badgett has either coached or been an assistant coach the last nine years at Carmel Christian or Northside Christian. During this time frame, a coach Badgett team has played for an NCISAA state championship and has also won five...

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2021 6’3 Justin Taylor could be in for a HUGE season at Carmel Christian

Taylor is a very skilled guard with tight handles, excellent vision, and has the ability to score whenever he wants.  Right now, he is currently ranked No. 12 in the Phenom Hoops 2021 rankings but his stock could continue to rise as well as his recruitment.

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Names and Storylines You Need to Know

Carmel Christian Vs. Independence was the Hoop State’s Game of the Year!! 6’9″ junior Obinna Anochili-Killen Chapmanville (WV) What is not to like about a high level defender, who is fluid with good hands and touch. The defensive switchability for Anochili-Killen is off the charts, exactly what you look for in modern basketball. Standing at a lengthy and explosive...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Moravian Prep: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Lobach The combo-forward causes a bunch of matchup problems for opponents, as he possesses a terrific blend of interior and perimeter skills. Lobach is able to reliably stretch the floor and force the opposition to account for him at all times. He also displays phenomenal touch and instincts around the basket, which allows him to conform and adapt to whatever role...

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Carmel Christian vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines

Carmel Christian vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines Battle of the Titans Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Greensboro Day to cover the marquee matchup between reigning NCISAA state champions. Last year, Greensboro Day won the 3A division while Carmel Christian won the 2A division. Coming into the contest, Carmel Christian has been nationally ranked in the top 25 for the majority of the season...

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Carmel Christian vs. Comenius Game Recap

Game Recap: Carmel Christian vs. Comenius Final Carmel Christian 90 – Comenius 49 In the first quarter, it seemed like both teams were looking to play their style of offense and defense, figuring each other out.  In doing so, both started out slow in the first half.  Comenius took advantage early against the full court press but Carmel Christian picked it up a notch, creating turnovers and...

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Ranked 23rd Nationally, Carmel Christian Looks to Continue Their Win Streak

Number 23 Carmel Christian Looks to Continue Win Streak Phenom’s National High School Showcase is an event where reputations are, not only made, but cemented. You can rest assured that Carmel Christian School will not be creeping up on anyone this season. They are a consensus Top 50 program in the country, by all accounts and have a roster as deep as anyone. Fab50 ranking, which is powered by...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Jamie’s List of Five Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic It was a pretty spectacular two days. The crowd was incredible, thanks to the fans of Charlotte, North Carolina for showing out. The play on the court warranted a raucous crowd, as the big time players made big time play after big time play. Here is who we saw as the event’s top performers… 6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville) Northwood...

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Elite Teams Carry Elite Prospects, Phenom’s National High School Showcase Has ELITE Teams

People come to watch high school events, to see the stars play. There are no ifs ands or buts about it. Fortunately for Phenom’s National High School Showcase, the stars have come out to play. This is the 5th Annual event, so in four years there have already been seven players who were drafted into the NBA. In those four year, there have also been 115 players go on to sign and play Division 1...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5 Performances Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic (Day 2)

Coach Rick’s Fab 5 Performances Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic (Day 2)   The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, it...

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Awards of Excellence Game MVP (Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic)

The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, it wasn’t anywhere close to the enthusiasm and excitement that was generated on the court....

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Eye Catchers: Northwood Temple vs. Carmel Christian

Northwood Temple Academy vs. Carmel Christian Northwood Temple Josh Nickelberry (6’5, 2019): Nickelberry is such a superb, gifted scoring guard that can give out a few hits just as much as he can take it.  He has to score for this team and that he does in an array of ways.  His jumper was on point and you can tell, when ones goes in, the confidence level only increases, which can be very...

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What I Think: Must Watch Storylines from Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

This weekend kicks off the high school basketball season in the Hoop State. North Carolina is the epicenter of high school basketball, when it comes to talent, when it comes to coverage North Carolina is second to none. This weekend will be the first of a few things in the Hoop State. Most notably, Carmel Christian’s Tip Off Classic will be the first time a shot clock is used in game. This event...

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