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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Names and Storylines You Need to Know

Carmel Christian Vs. Independence was the Hoop State’s Game of the Year!! 6’9″ junior Obinna Anochili-Killen Chapmanville (WV) What is not to like about a high level defender, who is fluid with good hands and touch. The defensive switchability for Anochili-Killen is off the charts, exactly what you look for in modern basketball. Standing at a lengthy and explosive...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Moravian Prep: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Lobach The combo-forward causes a bunch of matchup problems for opponents, as he possesses a terrific blend of interior and perimeter skills. Lobach is able to reliably stretch the floor and force the opposition to account for him at all times. He also displays phenomenal touch and instincts around the basket, which allows him to conform and adapt to whatever role...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: The Battle for Charlotte

Folks in the Charlotte area should be well-informed about Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, especially after releasing the schedule and revealing that two of the local powerhouses will be going head-to-head. We are referring to the matchup between Carmel Christian and Independence, which is certain to be full of excitement from start to finish. Both programs are headlined by high-level...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Jamie’s List of Five Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic It was a pretty spectacular two days. The crowd was incredible, thanks to the fans of Charlotte, North Carolina for showing out. The play on the court warranted a raucous crowd, as the big time players made big time play after big time play. Here is who we saw as the event’s top performers… 6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville) Northwood...

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Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic

Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, the action on the floor...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC2018

The inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic was filled with an abundance of talent from future top 5 NBA Draft Selections to high level D3 hoopers.  Narrowing this list down to five was extremely difficult, I had to base this list off of their performance in this event, and not sheer potential.  Here’s my magical five from an awesome weekend in Charlotte! 5. 6’3 2020 Tyler...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5 Performances Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic (Day 2)

Coach Rick’s Fab 5 Performances Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic (Day 2)   The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, it...

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Awards of Excellence Game MVP (Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic)

The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, it wasn’t anywhere close to the enthusiasm and excitement that was generated on the court....

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5 Performances Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic

The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, it wasn’t anywhere close to the enthusiasm and excitement that was generated on the...

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Northwood Temple Vs Carmel Christian Game Recap: #CCSTOC2018

The Skinny: This game was an absolute electric factory from start to finish, one of the most entertaining atmosphere’s I’ve ever been a part of for a high school basketball game/event.  The first half was super tight throughout, 6’5 2019 Louisville Commit Josh Nickelberry was lights out in the 1st Half, scoring 18 points and keeping his team in it throughout the 1st half. ...

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Eye Catchers: Northwood Temple vs. Carmel Christian

Northwood Temple Academy vs. Carmel Christian Northwood Temple Josh Nickelberry (6’5, 2019): Nickelberry is such a superb, gifted scoring guard that can give out a few hits just as much as he can take it.  He has to score for this team and that he does in an array of ways.  His jumper was on point and you can tell, when ones goes in, the confidence level only increases, which can be very...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic — Night 1, Game 3

To put it mildly, the nightcap was freaking crazy. It was a tie game at half time, after an unbelievable performance from 6’5″ Louisville commit Josh Nickelberry from Northwood Temple. He was a pure scorer, shot the ball well at all levels and showcased an ability to handle the ball and create. Nickelberry finished up with 31 points on the game. It was a hard earned 31, but it was...

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Eye Catchers: Christ School vs. Concord First Assembly

Christ School vs Concord First Assembly Christ School Kojack Thompson (5’8, 2019): a very skilled point guard that packs a punch and understands how to push/ run an offense.  He is a strong finisher but makes the right plays for his team.  Very unselfish leader on the floor.  He makes difficult passes look easy. Stats: 16 points Was named Awards of Excellence game MVP  Gabe Wiznitzer (6’10,...

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Christ School Vs Concord First Assembly Game Recap: #CCSTOC2018

The Skinny: Kojack Thompson came out of this one with fire in his eyes early, completely controlling the game in the 1st quarter on the offensive end, leading Christ School to a hot start.  He, Brad Halvorsen, Gabe Wiznitzer, and Trey Austin propelled the Greenies to a crazy first half in which they led 42-21 at the break.  The start of the 2nd half was the Trae Benham found some rhythm getting...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic — Night 1, Game 1 Recap (Hickory Grove Christian Vs. Asheville Christian)

The story of game 1 had to be the point guard match up between the guards. It was spectacular, and off the charts battle that saw both players get were, and what, they wanted at each level. Hickory Grove Christian was led by 6’4” super sophomore AJ Smith. Still relatively unknown, expect Smith to really blow up over the coming year. He is a strong framed, downhill guard who plays both ends of...

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Eye Catchers: Asheville Christian vs. Hickory Grove

Eye Catchers: Asheville Christian vs. Hickory Grove Asheville Christian Raishaun Brown (6’0, 2019): Brown came out hot in the first quarter, scoring 13 points in an array of ways. He displayed a very good ability to move around the floor and find those quick openings to get his shot off.  He was also very confident from behind the arc. Brown is an underrated guard that can flat out find ways to...

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Asheville Christian Vs Hickory Grove Christian Recap

The Skinny: Asheville Christian clearly looked like the more experienced out of the gate jumping out to a 54-33 halftime lead largely due to the backcourt play from 6’4 2020 Tyler McKinney and 6’0 2019 Raishaun Brown.  They combined for 41 of their team’s 54 points at the break.  Hickory Grove Christian was led by 6’4 2021 AJ Smith had 17 at the break for his Hickory...

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What I Think: Must Watch Storylines from Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

This weekend kicks off the high school basketball season in the Hoop State. North Carolina is the epicenter of high school basketball, when it comes to talent, when it comes to coverage North Carolina is second to none. This weekend will be the first of a few things in the Hoop State. Most notably, Carmel Christian’s Tip Off Classic will be the first time a shot clock is used in game. This event...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || Elite Basketball Tournament in Charlotte Kicks Off the Prep Season This Weekend

Carmel Christian School and Phenom Hoop Report Team Up to Bring Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report to Charlotte CHARLOTTE – Carmel Christian School is partnering with Phenom Hoop Report to host the first annual Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic on November 9-10 at Carmel Christian School (1145 Pineville Matthews Rd, Matthews, NC 28105). This showcase will feature...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Phenom Hoops and SLAM Magazine Partner for Event Coverage

Basketball Giants SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops Team Up to Give Maximum Exposure this High School Season NORTH CAROLINA – SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops have agreed to partner in events this 2018-19 calendar year to provide the most exclusive coverage of some of the best players across the country. This exclusive deal will start off with four events, Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic...

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Phenom Hoop Report is Bringing a Shot Clock to North Carolina Basketball in 2018-19

Major news was made last week when Langston Wertz broke the news that Phenom Hoop Report has been approved to implement a shot clock in each of their first two events of the 2018-19 season. Both Phenom’s National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats (November 16-17 in Greensboro, NC) and Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report (November 9-10 in Charlotte,...

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Oak Hill Academy Headlines Loaded Field of the Inaugural Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

MATTHEWS, NC – Famed Oak Hill Academy headlines the absolutely loaded field of the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. The nine-team event will bring together some of the best talent from across the country. This will be the nation’s first high school basketball event. On opening weekend, all the nation’s basketball eyes will be on the new, state of the...

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Carmel Christian’s Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report

MATTHEWS, NC – Carmel Christian and Phenom Hoop Report have partnered to bring the First Annual Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. The event will be held at Carmel Christian’s brand-new state of the art facility which was debuted last season. On November 9-10 the event will bring together nine of the top teams from around the region to compete. Phenom Hoop Report’s...

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THE LIST — Phenom’s January High School Events Unsiged Senior Breakouts (Part 1)

In January Phenom Hoops has had the privilege to host two major regional events. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Phenom’s Low Country Showcase was visited by thousands of fans and brought in dozens of coaches to watch this high level of talent. it provided a great platform for unsigned seniors to really show out. Schools from across college basketball’s robust landscape attended, from the...

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From the Sideline – Carmel Christian MLK Showcase All-Tournament Team

From the Sideline Carmel Christian MLK Showcase All-Tournament Team The inaugural Carmel Christian MLK Showcase was held on the beautiful campus of Carmel Christian. There was plenty of talent on hand with four outstanding showcase games during the day. In the opening game, it was Concord First Assembly pulling out a 68-50 win over NCHSAA 2A power Forest Hills. In the second game of the day, it...

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Tomas Butkus is Ready for the Blow Up

Today Tomas Butkus went for 28 points on 7-13 shooting. He shot 40% from the 3-point line and pretty much filled the stat sheet. The point guard had 4 steals, 3 assists and 7 rebounds to go along with the most important stat for a point guard, he got the win. Butkus has been a regular at the Phenom Hoops Top 80 events and exposure camps and he has regularly stood out among the best. After his...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Game Storylines

Carmel Christian’s MLK Showcase presented by Phenom Hoop Report is going to be a day of incredible basketball. There are going to be numerous nationally ranked prospects, teams who will be vying for state championships and players who are atop college program’s recruiting boards. Playing in Carmel Christian’s MLK Showcase, Carmel Christian is the number 1 ranked school in Phenom...

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