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Phenom Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Carmel Christian

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian 77 The Burlington School 58 The Burlington School, defending NCISAA 2A state champions, came into the contest with an impressive 21-4 record, losing only to nationally ranked Southern California (58-51),  Word of God (69-65) and Link Academy (59-53), who is also ranked the No. 1 team in the country. In addition, The Burlington School also lost a close...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Recap: JL Chambers vs. Carmel Christian

It was a battle of the titans in this one, as two state title contenders looked to end a great day of basketball. Carmel Christian hit the home court and welcomed in JL Chambers and there certainly wasn’t a lack of talent on the court. Both teams came out looking to make a statement; early on it was 2023 Jaylen Curry was taking over early, getting to the line and using his speed to help...

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Phenom Hoops’ 2022 Top 12 Rankings

Phenom Hoops is gearing up to release their entire rankings for the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 very soon but we wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of the Top 12 players for each class. We look first at the loaded and very talented Class of 2022, as we give you an early look at some of the top players in North Carolina.

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Impressive Performers: Chick-Fil-A Classic

The Chick-fil-a Classic was an outstanding event once again down in South Carolina, as it brought some of the top teams and talent from around the country all under one building. There were several memorable performances throughout the event, and these were just a few names that captured our eyes in certain areas.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Chick-Fil-A Classic (Tuesday, Part 1)

Grayson vs. Carmel Christian Grayson came out strong to hold the early lead but Carmel Christian’s defense in the second quarter helped them earn a 32-29 halftime lead.  Both teams continued to battle in the second half, but the duo of Chauncey Wiggins and Tyrese Elliott helped lead Grayson to a big 65-58 victory between two very good programs. For Grayson, Elliott had a strong showing,...

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’22 Cade Tyson having a huge senior season at Carmel Christian

Phenom Hoops likes to shed light on players having an outstanding year and one player that is leading one of the premier programs in the state is 2022 Cade Tyson at Carmel Christian.  The Cougars are off to an undefeated season and Tyson is proving to not only be the leader but one of the go-to players for his team; he is having an outstanding season. Already committed to Belmont, Tyson is...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom November Classic

Phenom Hoops had a terrific event this past weekend down in Charlotte with the Phenom November Classic, presented by Ivester Jackson Christie’s. We had some terrific performances and teams in action, but there were a few players that really left a mark on our scouts. Here are five players that really impressed at the event. 2023 Dallas Gardner (Charlotte Country Day): What a performance...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 from Phenom November Classic (Part 2)

2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian): It was an absolute battle between Carmel and Providence, it was Tyson that led the charge and kept his team in the game in the first half, and also made big plays in the second to help secure the win.  Tyson though showed just how effective he can be from anywhere on the floor. He can score outside, he can use his 6’8 size against smaller defenders to score...

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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 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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Phenom Hoops Blog: 1-on-1 with 2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian)

Phenom Hoops continues to dive into the minds of players around the region, learning their thoughts, their excitement about the upcoming season, and all the latest going on. In our latest 1-on-1 blog, we talk to one of the top players in the state of North Carolina in 2022 Cade Tyson. Now attending Carmel Christian, we dive into how he prepares for the upcoming season, being a leader on the...

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Cade Tyson Calls it for Belmont

Given everything with covid and general restrictions over the last year, the recruiting landscape in Division I basketball has arguably become more brutal than ever before. Receiving an offer is starting to become a rarity unless a player is nationally ranked or pursued by other programs of the same (or higher) levels. In less than twelve months, Cade Tyson went from a standstill in recruitment...

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INTERVIEW: 2022 Cade Tyson COMMITS to BELMONT! 1 on 1 about HIS Decision & WHY He Chose the Bruins!

Phenom Hoops has the exclusive interview with 2022 Cade Tyson, as he announced that he would be heading to Belmont. What made that the place for him the next few years? What kind of relationship has he built with the staff? What will he bring to the program with his game? He answers it all!

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Carmel Christian

Phenom Hoops continued their travel around North Carolina for the Open Gym Tour, then making a late-night stop at Carmel Christian.  The Cougars had a special year last season but came up just short in their quest for a state championship. But Carmel is back on the court and ready for another chance to make a championship run. 2022 6’7 Cade Tyson will be looked at as one of the senior...

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Stars of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2022

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will start with the stars that showed out from the class of 2022.

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Carmel Christian looking to reload and preparing for another big upcoming season

If you paid attention to high school basketball in North Carolina last season at all, you would have known how much fun it was to watch Carmel Christian on the court.  A team loaded with talent looked almost unstoppable but they came up just short in earning another state championship. With the likes of Ben Burnham, Glenn Bynum, and a few others now gone, there are a few new names that will...

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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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