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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham & Jaylen Curry COMBINE For 40 as the Goats Defeat W-S Christian!

Combine Academy vs. WS-Christian. Jeff McInnis vs. Antonio Lowe. This was a matchup many wanted and it didn't disappoint as they battled it out at the November Classic, presented by Phenom Hoops. Check out all the highlights and make sure to subscribe for more videos/

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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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DeAjai’s #PhenomNovemberClassic Standouts

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’2 2022 Sam Cogan (Team Together)  Sam Cogan boasts such an important presence for this Team Together squad, creating offense by scoring both points for himself and creating for his teammates. Cogan is standing about 6’2 and handles his role as a combo guard impressively from both positions. He’s exceptionally strong driving to his left, which is his preference when both...

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2023 Mikey Williams proves himself in first HoopState battle at Phenom November Classic

Credit: Sensei Hoops Mikey Williams… he is a name that almost every basketball fan knows by now.  He is a viral sensation, he is must-see TV, and fans from around the country come to watch what he may do next.  Williams is one of the biggest stories in the country for high school basketball and Carolina fans got their first true glance of just what he is capable of doing on the court...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom November Classic/ Hoop State League

2022 Chancellor Morrow (The Wonders): Morrow continues to produce every time he hits the floor. Having multiple 20+ point games under his belt, he did it again with his versatility, length and skill set to score on multiple levels of the floor. He really has had a consistent summer and fall all throughout. 2021 Lucas Taylor (Raleigh’s Finest): Taylor can absolutely take over a game and that he...

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Phenom November Classic: Team Charlotte Grier secures win in title game

Final:Team Charlotte Grier 59 – Elite 1 50 One of the final title game’s at the Phenom November Classic in the 8th and 9th grade level, Team Charlotte Grier was able to end the weekend off with a bang, securing a title on Sunday afternoon. Team Charlotte found themselves down at halftime 26-20, as Elite 1 used a balanced offensive attack, with five different players able to score....

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom’s November Classic

6’5 ’25 John Lash (Team Charlotte)Although an extremely balanced group, Lash continually finds ways to stand out as a dominant force within the action. He’s an incredible two-way rebounder with the necessary skill to reliably push the break in transition, where he’s shown the ability to finish strong or set up others with regularity. Lash defends multiple positions, sees the floor very well, and...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Sunday Standouts

Redford Dunton 6’2 Kenny Noland ‘21 of Papa Pete’s Patriots is a vital piece for their team. He provided a great combination of scoring and passing that allows him to control the offense. His ability to attack off the bounce and get into the lane was eye-catching as he consistently finished at the rim. As the defense began to shift their focus on him, he began showcasing his ability to really...

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Phenom November Classic: Raising Young Men 17u 10th/11th Grade Title

Final:Raising Young Men 92 – Carolina Stars 58 The Raising Young Men program were dominant for much of the weekend and they didn’t seem to slow down in the championship game, as they cruised in this one behind the firepower of Terquavion Smith and company. Smith was lighting it up from the floor, finishing with 31 points, while Neek Taylor, Jeremy Dixon, Dontavious Pettaway, and...

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Phenom November Classic: Lake Norman Christian vs. The Burlington School

The stars were out as it was going to be a battle between two of the top teams in the state of North Carolina; Lake Norman Christian and The Burlington School took it too the floor to battle it out. The energy level was off the charts for both teams, for the fans and for the players.  Both teams traded blows and started to get a feel for each other, with the Burlington School holding a...

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Phenom November Classic: Combine Academy vs. WS Christian (Recap/Standouts)

Session three was underway and Combine with Jeff McInnis matched up with Antonio Lowe and Winston-Salem Christian in a highly-anticipated showdown.  These two teams traded punches all throughout the first quarter and into the second, as Robert Dillingham came out swinging early while Brandon White muscled his way in the paint. Second half, Combine retained their very small lead throughout,...

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Phenom November Classic: Bull City National vs. TLAP (Recap/Standouts)

Final matchup of Session 2 on Saturday pinned Bull City National vs. TLAP, two very talented squads that had people excited.  Bull City played well in the first half, as they were able to create a double-digit cushion by halftime behind the play of LJ Thomas and Treyvon Byrd, who was lighting it up early, scoring 24 of the team’s 35 points in the first half.  Lee Dorsey found success from...

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Providence Day v. United Faith (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between Providence Day and United Faith Christian. Things kicked off with United Faith seizing the lead and controlling the action for majority of the first half with their balanced approach. 6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson, 6’2 ’22 Xavier Mckelvy, 6’3 ’23 Lance Gill, and 5’10 ’22 Marcus Willis helped mount their 12-20 first quarter lead, which...

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Phenom November Classic: Liberty Heights vs. Legion (Recap/ Standouts)

The 3:30 matchup on the afternoon was between Liberty Heights, who came off an hard-fought win on Friday night and Legion, who also was able to secure a tough victory late Friday.  Both were looking to go 2-0 on the weekend at the Phenom November Classic. Liberty Heights came out strong with an early 10-0 lead before Legion called time out.  Legion got on the board but it was tough...

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Northwood Temple v. Victory Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between two premier programs in Victory Christian and Northwood Temple. Both teams are missing major pieces, namely 6’2 ’22 Jaquantae Harris for Northwood Temple along with 6’8 ’22 Randi Ovalle and 6’7 ’23 Addison Archer for Victory Christian. That being said, the Eagles quickly asserted themselves in control, dictating the action well,...

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Phenom November Classic: Concord Academy GBB vs. NC GBB Academy (Recap/Standouts)

Final game on Court 4 on Day 2, we brought fans a special treat on the girl’s side as Concord Academy and NC GBB Academy dueled it out on the court.  It was a high-scoring affair between the two teams in the first half, as both teams were able to attack and score well inside the arc.  Raven LeXander and Jael Hall were the ones to lead the charge for Concord Academy, combining for 17...

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Phenom November Classic: W-S Regional vs. Northside Christian (Recap/Standouts)

Heading into the mid-day of the event, the energy did not stop there as Winston-Salem Regional and Northside Christian Academy hit the floor for Game 3.  Winston-Salem Christian came out strong on both ends, creating a lot of havoc for Northside to find their offense but Northside got back into it, picking up the energy on both ends and getting themselves right back into it. It was a...

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Phenom November Classic: Franklin Prep PG vs. Moravian Prep PG (Recap/Standouts)

Just another battle between two talented post-grad teams, as Franklin Prep and Moravian Prep PG Blue hit the court. Franklin Prep was able to earn the early advantage and hold on throughout much of the game but it was just a narrow margin throughout. Keon Smith led the charge, while Khalil Clay and Dashawn Sims helped chip in. Moravian Prep PG though battled back and eventually tied the game,...

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Phenom November Classic: Bull City Durham PG vs. Believe Prep PG (Recap/Standouts)

Bull City Prep Durham and Believe Prep Team 2 took the court between the two postgrads and just like Game 1, it looked to be a battle.  Believe Prep used a balanced attack with seven different players scoring in the first half led by Stephen Augustine and Nicholas Burns.  Bull City Prep PG Durham found some success from outside to keep it close at halftime, with Believe Prep leading 28-21. ...

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Phenom November Classic: Concord Academy vs. Trinity Christian (Recap/Standouts)

Game number two kicked off in the arena between Concord Academy and Trinity Christian.  These two teams went at it early on, with neither creating any separation early on.  With Concord holding a narrow lead, they started to get it done on both ends, making it tough for Trinity Christian to score but also getting out and attacking the defense.  Before we one knew it, Concord Academy created...

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Moravian Prep v. TLAP Sports Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward with another star-studded matchup of Moravian Prep versus TLAP Sports Academy. Though Moravian Prep has lost multiple pieces, they opened this game with confidence behind the leadership of 6’6 ’21 BJ Freeman, resulting in a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. That being said, TLAP’s balanced, unselfish approach allowed them to bounce...

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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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Phenom November Classic: Believe Prep PG vs. Bull City PG Charlotte (Recap/ Standouts)

Believe Prep Post Grad and Bull City Charlotte Post Grad kicked off the day on Court 4, with these two teams coming in ready to roll in a big-time matchup.  Believe Prep was able to get out to an early lead, eventually as many as double-digits in the second quarter but Bull City stayed aggressive and got to the line to stay within striking distance, only being down a few points at halftime. The...

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Bull City Prep v. New Faith Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic kicked off with Bull City Prep and New Faith Christian. Bull City Prep came out of the gate and established themselves early, securing the lead, mounting a run, and genuinely clicking on all cylinders. However, New Faith Christian turned things around and ended the first quarter only trailing 20-16. Despite excellent leadership from 6’1 ’21 Cynicer...

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Phenom November Classic: WS Christian National vs. New Faith Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The final game of the night on Court 1, fans and viewers were treated to a showdown between Winston-Salem Christian National and New Faith Christian.  In the first half, the duo of Brandon White and Quante Berry led the charge for Winston-Salem Christian, with White making a statement in the paint on both ends and Berry attacking off the dribble.  But New Faith did a solid job staying...

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Moravian Prep v. Liberty Heights (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game of Phenom’s November Classic took place between two star-studded programs in Moravian Prep and Liberty Heights. With so many notable names and next-level prospects, college coaches are bound to find guys worth prioritizing within these two groups. Despite jumping out to an 11-2, Liberty Heights was met with a quality challenger in Moravian Prep—who tightened things up and only...

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Phenom November Classic: Concord Academy vs. Bull City Prep Durham (Recap/Standouts)

Concord Academy and Bull City Durham matched up on Court 1 on Day 1.  Both teams started to feel each other and turnovers were tough in the first quarter, as Concord Academy was able to knock down a big three to create a 5-point cushion after the first quarter. Concord Academy continued to retain their lead throughout the second quarter but Bull City Durham seemed to always have an answer...

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