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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Ezra Ausar & Elijah Jamison Lead Liberty Heights over Bull City Prep at #CarmelTipOff!

To start the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, Liberty Heights National and Bull City National came together. Bringing some intriguing talent that you will see at the next level, it really started off the event in a big way. Check out all the highlights from the...

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

2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): This kid is something special, there is no doubt about it.  He doesn’t play like a freshman and his understanding of the game is off the charts.  He just continues to expand his game all over the floor, creating with the dribble, moving incredibly well without the ball, constantly getting defenders guessing, and being a scoring threat once he touches the ball.  He...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Combine Academy vs. NC GBB

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. Heading into the late-night games, Combine Academy was back in action, taking NC Good, Better, Best in what looked to be a coaching battle between two fantastic coaches.  Combine came out strong, led by...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Greensboro Day vs. Oak Hill

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. Moving on to one of the premier matchups on the night, the battle of the GOATS took place in Charlotte as Oak Hill Academy took on Greensboro Day early in the evening.  Oak Hill came out strong and was...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Moravian Prep vs. Winston Salem Christian

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. The day rolled on, as a highly-anticipated matchup between Moravian Prep and Winston Salem Christian was up next here in Charlotte. Two teams that are familiar with each other, this one was going to be...

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

2023 Collin Tanner (Wayne Country Day): After a 25-point performance on Day 1, Tanner came back strong once again on Day 2.  Not only did he rack up a double-double by halftime, but he continued to show just how effective he can be no matter where he is placed on the court. The 6’6 prospect can be a main ball-handler, run the offense, create for himself off the dribble, finish strong and through...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Cannon vs. Northside Christian

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. We continued down the schedule, as two local teams squared off in Northside Christian vs. Cannon.  Two evenly matched teams traded punches early on in the first quarter, as Cannon was led by DJ Nix...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Liberty Heights vs. Legion Collegiate

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. Day 2 continued as Legion Collegiate and Liberty Heights battled it out in Charlotte.  Liberty Heights picked up on defense full-court to create turnovers, which ultimately led to a few easy...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Wayne Country Day vs. Concord Academy

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. Day 2 kicked off in fashion between two very intriguing teams, Concord Academy vs. Wayne Country Day. Both teams were looking to bounce back from a loss on Friday and they came out strong. Concord...

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

2022 Cinque Lemon (Liberty Heights): One thing about this Liberty Heights team, on any night they can have someone step up and lead the charge. On Day 1, it was 2022 Cinque Lemon that stepped up for his team. Lemon continued to show what he has shown over and over; the ability to knock down shots from multiple levels with a confident jumper.  But what was also impressive was the...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Combine Academy vs. Northside Christian

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. The night continued with Combine Academy National vs. Northside Christian, two teams with a ton of talent to watch for.  Northside Christian came out strong and made an early statement, getting out...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Westminster Catawba vs. Wayne Country 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 our second game of the night, Wayne Country Day and Westminster Catawba battled it out in what looked to be an incredible game between two strong teams.  Both teams came out strong in the first...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Liberty Heights National vs. Bull City Prep National

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.  First up, we had Liberty Heights National vs. Bull City Prep National taking the court.  Both teams wanted to get out and run when they could but Bull City’s zone defense slowed down the game...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Saturday, Nov. 13)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for.

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Friday, Nov. 12)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for. Event Information:Event Page:...

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Players to Watch at Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic Presented by Phenom Hoops (Nov. 12-13)

The Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoops will be one of the most anticipated events to start the season; certainly, one you will not want to miss. You can check out all the information, buy tickets, and much more on our event page (Click Here). Just to give you a little taste of the talent that will be in the building on November 12-13, check out the list of players to...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic Schedule Announced (Nov. 12-13)

Charlotte (NC) – The high school season is quickly approaching here in North Carolina and Phenom Hoops continues to provide some of the best events around the state.  And we start the season off in a big way in Charlotte. The Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic has been one of the best events to kick off the season over the years but we may have our best event yet coming up in early November....

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The Battle of the Goats match up at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off

The Battle of the Goats… it is a showdown you will NOT want to miss and it will all be going down at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off in November.  Coach Freddy Johnson and Coach Steve Smith match up on the court, as two of the top high school coaches throughout the country will be on the sidelines.  Both coaches have racked up over 1,000+ wins each and both are Hall of Fame coaches.  But this is...

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