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Kinston MLK 2nd Half of the Day Standouts

6’8″ 2020 Josh Hall of Moravian Prep24 Points. 9-16 FG. 4 Boards. Hall had the much anticipated matchup with Isaiah Todd. Hall came away with the team victory in this one and finished with a number of buckets, showcasing his ability to create in the half court. Hall is committed to NC State. 6’8″ 2021 Dontrez Styles of Kinston18 Points. 8 Rebounds. Styles is a physically...

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Kinston v. Farmville Central Game Recap

Easily the primetime game of the Kinston MLK Classic, Kinston versus Farmville Central was already guaranteed to be a bloodbath. These squads enter this contest as two of the best programs in North Carolina. They both have depth, star-power, and quality coaching but that “it” factor is what makes them so tough. The stage was set, the gym was packed, and all players were healthy and ready to...

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Evening Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

6’3 ’21 Carter Whitt (Leesville Road) It would be extremely difficult to find many performers from the Kinston MLK Classic better than Whitt. He was the ultimate leader and decision-maker for this team, consistently setting up others, scoring on all three levels, and rebounding at a terrific rate for a guard. Whitt highlighted quality shooting efficiency and continues to show improved...

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Pender v. Leesville Road Game Recap

There were a lot of intriguing individual matchups at the Kinston MLK Classic, but few more exciting than Jajuan Carr against Carter Whitt within the Pender v. Leesville Road battle. The expectations were high, but these two certainly delivered. It was neck-and-neck for a majority of the game, as these were two of the most evenly-matched squads in attendance at the event. Carr ran Pender like a...

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Game Recap: Moravian Prep vs. Word of God

The game everyone was talking about, Word of God vs. Moravian Prep. The crowd showed out and the players did as well. Final ScoreWord of God – 61Moravian – 65 Word of God put five players in double figures as they had only six who played over ten minutes. They also rebounded the ball well, as they out rebounded Moravian 31-26. However, when it comes to shot making, 44% from the...

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Greenfield v. The Burlington School Game Recap

Arguably no game at Kinston MLK Classic provided better storylines than Greenfield and The Burlington School. These two are in the same classification within the NCISAA and could potentially meet later this season in the state playoffs, which only added more fuel for both sides. Despite some early season struggles, The Burlington School has discovered some newfound confidence and it’s directly...

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The Matchup: Carter Whitt and Jajuan Carr

Before we get started, let us go ahead and put one thing out there, we are not trying to sensationalize individual players over team. However, when you have two of the best players in the state, at the same position, on the floor across from one other, that is what the people are talking about. The buzz surrounding the matchup of 2020 Jajuan Carr, North Carolina’s #2 point guard in his...

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Early Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

Player Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic 5’11 ’21 Tyler Gill (Trinity of Raleigh) It was fairly easy to see the two-way leadership of Gill, who consistently fought to force turnovers, get out in transition, and make plays around the basket. He plays with great energy, especially on defense, and simply understands how to properly position himself at the point of attack. Gill gets to the basket...

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Cox Mill v. First Flight Game Recap

There was a lot of excitement in the building for Cox Mill versus First Flight and the contest itself definitely delivered some riveting moments. Cox Mill came out of the gate with something to prove, showing their ability to spread the ball, distribute scoring, and work together on both ends of the floor. They received contributions from basically everyone on their roster, making it extremely...

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Game 1: Ashley vs. Trinity Academy

The story of the game was made shots and rebounding. Ashley held Trinity Academy to 33% shooting from the field, while Ashley shot 54%. Ashley also, as a team, assisted on 67% of their made field goals (18 assists on 27 field goals). Let’s look toward the standouts. Welcome to the conversation Mikhail Pocknett. The 6’5″ sophomore from Ashley High School (Wilmington) showcased a...

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Mt. Tabor impressive in Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown

Mt. Tabor 74 Ben L. Smith 55 Piedmont Triad 3A Showdown Phenom Hoops travelled to Winston-Salem to cover the marquee matchup between perennial NCHSAA Piedmont Triad Conference heavyweights, Ben L. Smith and Mt. Tabor. Smith came into the contest with a 13-2 record losing to NCHSAA 4A power Millbrook and NCISAA 4A power Greensboro Day. On the other hand, Mt. Tabor came into the contest with a...

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TOP 20 Josh Hall x 4 Star Shakeel Moore SHUT DOWN #TheJohnWall! NCSU Commits 3 Game Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore of Moravian Prep at the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Both Hall and Moore are committed to play for NC State next season so you know they had to put on a show in front of the Raleigh crowd. Moravian Prep went 2-1 at the John Wall and finished 3rd in their bracket. Hall is a smoothing scoring 6'9" SF while Moore is a 6' EXPLOSIVE combo guard.

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ACC interests picking up for 2021 6’9 Eric Van Der Heijden

In our latest Phenom Hoops’ recruitment update, we check in on 2021 6’9 Eric Van Der Heijden from Millbrook high school. Helping his team out to a 15-1 record and already pegged as one of the top teams in the state, Van Der Heijden has been one of the key figures for the program this year.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’8 Sam Hood

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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“ON HIS HEAD!” Isaiah Todd x Brady O’Connell; Chase Forte BODY, Q. Bullock WINDMILL! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from last nights game between Word of God and Ravenscroft School. WOG was led by Michigan commit Isaiah Todd while Ravenscroft was led by ODU commit Brady O' Connell. Word of God ultimately pulled away and Quandre Bullock decided to throw down a windmill dunk to cap off the win.

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40 PIECE! Elijah Jamison DROPS 40 vs NRCA at 2020 City of Oaks Classic! Raw Game Highlights

Check out highlights between Louisburg HS and NRCA, the host school of the 2020 City of Oaks Classic presented by Phenom Hoops. Louisburg was led by 6'2" junior CG Elijah Jamison, who decided to mess around and drop 40 points in the win. Jamison currently holds offers from the likes of Ole Miss, JMU, and Elon.

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase/ Kinston MLK Classic Previews

Jamie and Patrick sit down to preview the upcoming weekend of basketball in the East and West part of North Carolina. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Kinston MLK Classic will bring some of the best teams all under one building in Charlotte and Kinston. We preview teams, players, and headlines that you won't want to miss.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Silas Mason

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Trevon Williams

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 7’0 Jonas Aidoo

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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