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2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian/Team Curry) continues to grow his game

2022 6’7 Cade Tyson is one of the premier talents in the state of North Carolina and he certainly showed that and more this past season at Carmel Christian.  It was interesting to see how he would handle the change and competition from Piedmont HS to Carmel Christian but Tyson made a statement of his own and is now hoping to carry that into this summer. Averaging 16.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5...

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Team Curry 17U Preview

Last summer, Pro Skills Basketball introduced their newest team to the lineup, Team Curry, part of the Under Armour Association. Head Coach Sim Frazier helped build this team into one of the most recognizable teams in the country. In a summer with so much uncertainty, Team Curry finished with a 23-4 record.  What’s even more impressive is that every single player on their roster earned a...

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On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships

On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships  It was only fitting, the top two teams in the NCISAA 4A were playing for the state championship. That being said, Cannon road to the title came the hard way, just like the year before. They had to win on the opposing team’s home court. Last year, Cannon beat Charlotte Latin and then beat Carmel 94-85 to capture the coveted...

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Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. Victory Christian (Boys)

The atmosphere was electric for this game, as both teams had fans show up to cheer them on in what looked to be a big showdown with two of the top teams in the state.  Both teams looked to attack with their strengths, as Carmel Christian was able to hold the small lead for much of the first half but it remained a one or two bucket game throughout.  Ben Burnham made his presence on both sides,...

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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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INTERVIEW: 2022 Cade Tyson Breaks Down HIS Game + Adjusting to a NEW Team!

Check out our latest interview as Tyler Lewis sits down with 2022 wing Cade Tyson from Carmel Christian. Tyson played this past summer with Team Curry and is looking to establish himself as a HM prospect in the #HoopState. He talks with us about his new team, what he's been learning from the upperclassmen, and what he's looking for in his recruitment.

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Needing a shooter? NC Class of 2022 offers a few to watch for

The class of 2022 in North Carolina is an intriguing class to look at, as there has been a lot of mix-up in rankings, new names that have come in, and players elevating their game over the last year or so.  One thing that one can see is that there are a few shooters that can be found in the class.  In this article, we are taking a look at a few of them to really watch this season but...

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Carmel Christian Sits atop Phenom Hoops’ NCISAA Rankings

Each year, Phenom Hoops’ high school rankings (NCISAA/NCHSAA/Sweet Sixteen) always seem to get folks worked up. Like most rankings list, they simply don’t matter. They are opinion-based and have no actual effect on the teams or players involved, perhaps beyond receiving some minor attention. However, the competitive balance is more evident now than the last few seasons. That being said, Carmel...

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T-Lew’s Fantastic Four From the Phenom Holiday Classic

Best Performances BJ Freeman 2021 (Moravian Prep) – BJ had one of the best performances we have seen all year vs Combine Academy. From the tip he had complete control of the game. He was making an impact on both sides of the ball. He was scoring in a variety of ways, knocking down shots, and attacking the rim. No one was able to keep BJ Freeman out of the lane. Not only is he a great basketball...

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Carmel Christian v. Anderson Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The third game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between a pair of very intriguing teams in Carmel Christian and Anderson Christian. The Cougars enter this game as one of the top private school teams within North Carolina while Anderson Christian has begun to solidify themselves as a program worth noting. Carmel Christian opened up this contest in complete control, utilizing...

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Holiday Classic: Carmel Christian vs. Piedmont Classical (Recap/Standouts)

Piedmont Classical and Carmel Christian started off Day 2 on the Arena Court and both teams brought the energy.  Piedmont Classical made the first statement in the game, coming out strong with intensity on both ends, getting after it on the offensive end and defensive side to earn the small lead early on.  Carmel Christian started to settle down and run their offense though, cutting into the...

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Phenom Game Report – Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy

Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy  Phenom Hoops travelled down to Matthews, North Carolina to cover a marquee matchup between two of the better private school teams in the state. Both teams have an abundant of talent and are extremely well coached and have won their fair share of NCISAA state championships. Coach Badgett does an extremely good job with his team. Yes, his team is filled...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Dwayne Cherry #0: 5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to offer an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. He’s a smart, tough, unselfish point guard prospect with great timing as a passer, both in transition and the half-court setting. Dawkins makes the best possible play with unwavering...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 2)

2023 6’3 Caleb Foster (Team Curry 16u): Foster just plays ahead of his time, which is why several schools are jumping on him early. The blend of size and understanding, with a smooth feel is impressive.  Foster showed more of his outside game with 5 3-pointers as well. 2022 6’6 Cade Tyson (Team Curry 16u): Tyson has the size, IQ, and fluid shooting stroke that should attract college coaches...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team Curry Preparing for Battle

Right now, there are various opinions about the “who’s who” of grassroots basketball—specifically within North Carolina. Throughout the summer, Team Curry has been at the forefront of those conversations due to their crossroads between success and a roster full of appealing prospects. This upcoming weekend, their 16U group will be in attendance at our Summer Havoc and should have the opportunity...

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Major Breakout Candidates for North Carolina’s Class of 2022 (Part Two)

The high school/grassroots development process differs greatly from that of any other level in basketball. Obviously these young players are going through physical changes, some for better and some for worse, which will ultimately help sculpt their overall basketball identity. However, there are also more critical checkpoints during this journey as opposed to the higher levels. This isn’t meant...

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Carmel Christian Team Preview

Carmel Christian  Last season, Carmel Christian finished with a 22-6 record. For most teams, that’s an impressive season. However, Coach Joe Badgett has raised the bar extremely high for the program after leading them to three straight NCISAA state championship appearances, winning the last two in back to back fashion. Carmel was headed for another title run last season, but got upset by...

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POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters” We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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PSB Elite dominates in 15U SEC Gold Championship Game

PSB Elite 15U is going to be an exciting one on the UA Rise circuit. They faced the Upward Stars in the 15U SEC Gold Bracket Championship on Sunday as they played up a division all weekend, but it didn’t slow them down as they won in the end 93-52. PSB came out firing on all cylinders, going on a 12-0 run triggered by a barrage of 3-pointers to put them up 21-9 in the early going. Upward Stars...

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