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Just the Start: The future of the Anthony Morrow Shootout

The holiday season is upon us, and we want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas first. Phenom Hoops is coming off a great 3-day event at the Anthony Morrow Shootout, which was hosted at Charlotte Latin on December 20-22. What a week it was for the inaugural Anthony Morrow Shootout, as it gave fans from around the state a chance to watch high-level basketball right before the Christmas break. ...

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Stats from Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout

Here are all the top scorers from bracket play at the Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout PlayerPPGNed Hull23.00Austin Swartz22.67Sean Rose21.33Isaiah Tate20.67Brock Rose20.33Bryce Cash19.67Jaeden Mustaf18.00Zion Walker18.00Jermaine Gray17.33Isaiah Henry17.00Khamani Wertz15.00Sean Birmingham15.00JJ Moore14.67Delani Hammonds14.33Zi’Kei Wheeler14.33Ollie Alford14.33Markus Kerr12.33Daevin...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Cannon vs. Carmel Christian

The championship game everyone was waiting for, between Carmel Christian and Cannon. Cannon was off to a slow start to begin the game with a score of 12-3. They continue their lead to as much as 13. Cannon fought back but was still down by 10 at the end of the first quarter 28-18. To come out the second quarter cannon started off on fire cutting the deficit to 3-points. At half Carmel Christian...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Central Cabarrus vs. United Faith

Game 5 of the night brought us an excellent showcase between Central Cabarrus and United Faith, two teams that have high aspirations this season.' It was looking like an excellent battle as United Faith got off to a strong start but Central Cabarrus started to get going with their presence offensively and defensively.' Central started to build on their lead to double-digits but United Faith was...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Concord Academy vs. JM Robinson

Game 4, JM Robinson takes on Concord Academy to see who will take third place in that Anthony Marrow Shootout. Robinson starting with a slow start gave CA the lead early 2-10. To end the first CA leads 22-11. A quick start for CA in the second quarter was led by Isaiah Tate and Jameen Moore. The fight wasn’t over for Robinson as they began to make the uphill battle to come back into...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: West Charlotte vs. Charlotte Latin

Game 3 was about to get started between the host school Charlotte Latin and West Charlotte, as they were looking to put a record together of 2-1 leaving the Phenom Anthony Morrow.' It started out strong, with Latin taking the early lead behind the play of Sean Rose and company.' They were able to use a balanced attack to maintain that narrow lead for much of the second quarter but West Charlotte...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Anthony Morrow

2023 Brock Rose (Ardrey Kell): Even though it has been a tough week overall for Ardrey Kell, Rose should have opened more eyes about his play. Rose continues to be a lethal weapon for his team, especially with his pull-up game and ability to score in catch-and-shoot situations. He moves exceptionally well without the ball to get to his spots and has an extremely quick release, and does a great...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Ardrey Kell

Game 2, the final day of the Anthony Morrow shootout features The Burlington School and Ardrey Kell. TBS started the game off to a quick start, taking an early lead of 15-4. Ardrey Kell's Brock Rose took the lead of AK's offense, but TBS school led going into the second quarter, 23-12. It was a defensive battle to start the second quarter. AK begins to start chipping away cutting the deficit to...

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Day 3 MVPs from Phenom Anthony Morrow

The Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout brought some of the best talent from around the state all under one building, and there were a few players that walked away with MVP honors from the event. Check out the Day 3 MVPs, presented by HPT and Sport Mode One. Game 1 MVP 2026 Charlotte Tune (Charlotte Latin) Game 2 MVP 2024 Ty Outlaw (The Burlington School) Game 3 MVP 2023 Ollie Alford (West Charlotte)...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Charlotte Latin vs. Olympic (Girls)

Game 1 of Day 3 at the Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout, as we had a treat to start the day as Charlotte Latin Girls welcomed in Olympic to start the day. Both teams looked to get off to a strong start, as Latin was able to take the narrow lead early after the first quarter and maintain that cushion until halftime. Latin really shared the ball well around the court and scored from multiple levels...

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Key Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom Anthony Morrow

By: Asia Lampe Gaberiel Mabor 6'11 2024- Gaston Christian School ' Mabor is a young star on the rise. As he goes into his junior year of school you can tell that it is only going to get better from here. He is an absolute beast when it comes to tracking down a rebound, ending with 19 today. He is there to clean up around the rim with putbacks along with creating shots for himself. A true...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. JM Robinson

Game 6, the final bracket game of the day between JM Robinson and Carmel Christian. It was a tight game between the two opponents the entire first quarter. Robinson took the early lead, 15-17. The second quarter is a continued back and forth battle between the two teams. Carmel Christian comes up with a late lead in the second quarter finishing the half 35-26.  Coming from halftime,...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Anthony Morrow Shootout

6'8 '23 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Catholic) Although there are plenty of unsigned seniors on display, Tivnan is likely the best big man available across the state. He's very skilled with the blend of touch, footwork, and perimeter shooting to cause a ton of problems for opponents. Tivnan prefers to operate from the block, but can also be featured from the high post or atop the key. He's tougher...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Cannon vs. Concord Academy

Game 5, begins bracket play for the day with a star-studded matchup between Concord Academy and Cannon. The first quarter was a back-and-forth game until Cannon pulled away towards the end by 8 points, 17-25. Entering the second quarter Concord Academy started slow but picked it up towards the middle, cutting it to a 6-point deficit. Cannon quickly responded with a 3 by Austin Swartz to bring...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Central Cabarrus vs. Gaston Day

Game 4 of the day between Gaston Day and Central Cabarrus. The first quarter was a defensive battle. The ending score was 9-12. To begin the second quarter the Vikings came out on fire. They created a 7-point lead over Gaston Day to enter the half, 27-34.  Gaston Day enters the third quarter slowly chipping away at the lead Central created bringing it within 2 points. Central quickly...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Charlotte Latin vs. The Burlington School

Game 2 in the auxiliary gym, with Charlotte Latin and The Burlington School matching up to see if they could get back in the win column on Day 2 of the Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout.  The games started out a little slow, with The Burlington School taking the early edge led by Zion Walker and Cam Flippen.  But Ned Hull and Sean Rose did just enough early in the first half, especially...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Northside Christian vs. Charlotte Country Day

Northside was off to a slow start early on having Charlotte Christian Day leading 4-13 in the first quarter. Later in the 1st Northside picked it up but CCD still led the charge at the end, 16-10. To start the second, it was an aggressive back-and-forth battle between the two teams on both offense and defense. Northside came back from a thin lead created by CCD, later in the second quarter to...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: West Charlotte vs. Ardrey Kell

On Day 2, fans had a quick chance to check out two games in action, as Ardrey Kell and West Charlotte in bracket play from Day 1. Coming together in a beautiful facility at Charlotte Latin, both of these teams were looking to get back on the winning side of things.  Both teams started off on the right side of things early in the first quarter, as it remained a close game early. But West...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Gaston Christian vs. Weddington

Game 2 of the day'was played between an exciting matchup of Gaston Christian vs'Weddington. Starting off early Gaston Christian'led the game 7-2. As the 1st quarter was underway Gaston Christian continued to capitalize off every possession, leaving Weddington in the rearview. The quarter ending 20-7, Gaston Christian. The second quarter was full steam ahead for GCS leading the entire second...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Anthony Morrow

2023 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Catholic): It was good to see the big man back in action; knowing what to expect with his game, he just sent a reminder of how dynamic he can be with his skillset. The 6’8 senior continues to show how poised he is on the court, displaying tremendous footwork and ability to create his own shot, stretch the court with his outside game, and using his frame to...

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Day 2 MVPs from Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout

The Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout brought some of the best talent from around the state all under one building, and there were a few players that walked away with MVP honors from the event. Check out the Day 2 MVPs, presented by HPT and Sport Mode One. Game 1 MVPs 2025 JD Bowden (United Faith)2023 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Catholic) Game 2 MVP 2024 Gabriel Mabor (Gaston Christian)2023 Corey...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: United Faith vs. Charlotte Catholic

Day 2 got underway with Phenom Hoops at the Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout, as we started out day with United Faith taking on Charlotte Catholic.  A very interesting matchup between these two teams, and it started as a back-and-forth type of game.  Neither team was able to make an early breakaway, as the guard play led the way for United Faith and Patrick Tivnan led the charge for...

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Key Standouts from Day 1 at Anthony Morrow Shootout

By: Asia Lampe Zi'Kei Wheeler Guard 2023 6'3 ' JM Robinson Wheeler is a guard that can do a little bit of everything. He is a levelheaded, mindful player that plays his own game. Although there was some back in forth in the game, he remained composed through it all. Following the double technical warnings on two players (not him), he came out and scored on the next two possessions. He is...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Providence Day vs. Chambers

The final game of the night on Day 1, Providence Day and Chambers met up in what we hope would end a great day of basketball.' Both teams started off well offensively, with Providence Day going down early with Riley Allenspach and company, while Chambers was able to attack with their guards. PDS was able to jump out to the early lead after the first quarter, leading 21-15 but this game was just...

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Player Standouts at Anthony Morrow Shootout

6'0 '23 Sam Turner (Charlotte Country Day) Although there were numerous standout performers for the Buccaneers, Turner was clearly their biggest difference-maker down the stretch. He made plays defensively, hit timely jumpers, and consistently found ways to involve himself in the action on both ends of the floor. Turner clearly understands how to fill in the gaps for this group. Expect him to...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Cannon vs. West Charlotte

Going into Game 5, we had West Charlotte and Cannon on deck in what we hoped to be a thriller but one team came out extremely strong to start the game.  Cannon was able to get going early behind their trio of Swartz, Henry, and Birmingham, ultimately getting out to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. West Charlotte just couldn't find success in finding the bottom of the basket, as...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. The Burlington School

The day continued into the afternoon, and Game 4 certainly had everyone's attention as two heavyweights met up in Charlotte. Carmel Christian and The Burlington School, two of the top teams in the state squared off in what looked to be a thriller.  Both teams came out strong and made plays; Zion Walker was leading the charge once again for The Burlington School but Bryce Cash and Jaeden...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: Concord Academy vs. Ardrey Kell

Game 3 was next on deck for Day 1, as Concord Academy was looking to continue their success early on this season, going up against a pesky Ardrey Kell team.  Both teams were getting a strong feel for each other early on, with both looking to figure out each team defensively. Concord Academy was able to attack using their size and athleticism, but Ardrey Kell was able to answer right back...

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Phenom Anthony Morrow Shootout Game Report: JM Robinson vs. Charlotte Latin

We continued the day into Game 2 of the night, as the host school Charlotte Latin took on JM Robinson in what looked to be an absolute battle early on.  Robinson came out strong, showcasing their physicality and ability to attack, as it helped them gain the early edge at 18-10 after the first quarter.  Charlotte Latin though started to settle down in the second quarter and get going...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Anthony Morrow

2024 Grant Hamilton (Weddington): Hamilton was a known name coming into the event but he came out and really put his name on the map with his shot-making ability. Hamilton seemed to be making plays all over the court, whether it is knocking down shots and scoring, but also being active on the defensive end. Hamilton was able to create multiple turnovers to help his team, but his shot-making...

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