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BATTLE AT THE ROCK EVENT RECAPS

Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”

Battle at the Rock “Final Thoughts”    To say the inaugural Battle at the Rock was a success would be a huge understatement. The partnership between Visit York County and Phenom Hoop Report pulled off one of the country’s best early season tournament. With a mixture of high profile teams like Oak Hill and IMG Academy and local and state high school powerhouses provided the fans...

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Battle at the Rock “Stock Risers”

Battle at the Rock Stock Risers The inaugural Battle at the Rock Showcase featured two of the nation’s best teams in Oak Hill Academy and IMG. Both rosters feature high major prospects that are mentioned as the nation’s elite level talent. That being said, there was an abundance of talent at all levels and will be playing at the collegiate level. Today, we want to take a closer look...

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Oak Hill Fends off Dorman 75-59 Behind Cam Thomas and Cole Anthony

The Oak Hill Warriors came down to Fort Mill, South Carolina without their Head Coach Steve Smith and they still took care of business against a short-handed, although tough Dorman squad, playing without South Carolina’s #1 2020 PJ Hall, that is arguably the best Public School team in The Carolinas at full strength. Dorman hung around in the first half, largely due to the play of Morehead...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2

Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2 The action on Friday at the inaugural Battle at the Rock was outstanding. Be sure to check out the standouts from day 1 http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/12/01/coach-ricks-fab-5-battle-at-the-rock-day-1/ Also, be sure to check out Coach Rick’s Battle at the Rock Stock...

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Player Standouts at Battle at the Rock (Day Two, Part Two)

Northside Christian: 6’8 ’20 Jaden Seymour The high-level forward prospect was clearly the most impactful performer on either team during this contest. He continued to show the development of his skillset and maturation of his overall approach to the game, scoring efficiently, owning the glass, and making numerous plays on defense. Seymour does a nice job of attacking the basket without forcing...

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Battle at the Rock: Day 2; K-Rob’s Second Half Standouts

The gym has filled up for the afternoon/evening session of the day. Here’s my ‘second half’ recap.     Final Scores   Game 5: Northside Christian Academy – 71 Rock Hill High School – 65   Game 6: Nation Ford – 82 Porter Gaud – 51   Game 7: Oak Hill Academy – 75 Dorman High School – 59   Game 8: Oak Hill Academy – 94 Christ School...

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Northwood Temple Beats Northwestern at the Buzzer 86-84

In yet another close game, Northwood battled back with over 11 lead changes throughout the game including 4 in the final two minutes and came away with a much needed close win over a really intriguing Northwestern High School team out of Rock Hill, South Carolina after Travon Jackson’s lay in at the buzzer.  Northwood was led by the dynamic duo of Josh Nickelberry and Jamahri Harvey, the...

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The Miller School Outlasts Irmo 54-50 Behind Dae Dae Heard

A little matchup between Private School Virginia Powerhouse The Miller School, and South Carolina Public School defending 5A State Runner-Ups Irmo High School on a great Saturday Afternoon here at Battle At The Rock.  This one was a tightly contested battle from start to finish with some young players really stepping up in key spots for The Miller School to come away with the win. It was one of...

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Battle At The Rock: Day 2; K-Rob’s First Half Standouts

Day 2 is underway! A total of eight games will take place today, featuring some of the same teams from last night and several new ones. Here’s my recap of the first half of the day:   Final Scores   Game 1: Lower Richland – 74 York Prep Academy – 39   Game 2: Oak Hill Academy Red – 58 Byrnes High School – 44   Game 3: Miller School – 54 Irmo HS – 50  ...

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Miles Magical Five: #BattleAtTheRock Night One

5. 6’10 2019 Armando Bacot Jr: IMG Academy (UNC Signee) 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 6/7 From The Field Bacot was excellent in this contest at taking advantage of mismatches on the offensive end and making the right reads when the United Faith zone collapsed on him, kicking it out to his shooters or dropping it off to cutters.  He uses his length on defensive end to effect every shot at the rim and...

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IMG Academy Simply Dominates United Faith in Springer’s Return to the Carolinas

This one was pure domination from start to finish with IMG Academy blowing the doors off of United Faith in their season opener 104-54.  Jaden Springer was incredibly efficient with his touches in his return to the Carolinas going 7/10 from the field with 22 points, and his teammates were excellent too.  There were highlights on top of highlights with Mikeal Brown-Jones leading the way with a...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 1

The inaugural Battle at the Rock was an instant success. Great venue, great teams, great hospitality, but most of all great action on the basketball court. There was no shortage of talent and high level play. Now, let’s take a closer look at the standouts on opening day. Gray Collegiate Starting Five  This was my first time watching Gray Collegiate, but came away completely impressed. Five...

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Battle At The Rock: Night 1 Recap

I’ve been looking forward to this event all week… the ‘Battle at the Rock’ showcase, presented by our service. A handful of talented teams will swing by Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC) for Friday night and Saturday games. To kick things off, three games took place on Friday night, featuring several next-level prospects.   Game 1: Gray Collegiate Academy – 90...

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Porter-Gaud Takes Care of Business, Handling York Prep 60-52 Behind a Near Triple Double From Josiah James

Porter-Gaud is looking to get their 4th consecutive State Title and they showed that they’re primed for another championship campaign led by 5 Star Tennesee Signee 6’7 Josiah James.  York Prep is in their first year under a new coaching staff, but 6’2 2019 Deuce Dean is still at the helm, providing a high level of toughness with a diverse offensive skillset. The First Quarter...

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Jalil Robinson Leads Gray Collegiate by Northwood Temple 90-63 in Battle At The Rock Opener

In the opening game at the Battle At The Rock Gray Collegiate handled Northwood Temple 90-63.  A strong first quarter from 6’0 2019 Tommy Bruner and 6’4 2019 Jalil Robinson, Gray led 18-8 with Robinson attacking at will offensively and the entire team handling their business defensively, keying in on Josh Nickelberry, making him work for every inch early on.  They held an 18-8 lead...

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Battle at the Rock Friday Night Storylines We’re Watching For

Can Josh Nickelberry Continue at his Torrid Pace It has been no secret how great Josh Nickelberry has been to start this season. He is the second leading scorer in North Carolina high school right now, putting up close to 30 points per game. Nickelberry has been playing like a Top 50 player in the country should, a player who has signed with Louisville (who currently has the #1 class in the...

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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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Two National Top Five Teams in Battle at the Rock

FORT MILL, SC – Visit York County and THE Phenom Hoop Report have partnered together to bring a national level high school basketball event to Nation Ford High School. The inaugural event will be called Battle at the Rock presented by Phenom Hoop Report and will be held November 30 and December 1. With this being the showcase’s first year, the planning came out swinging putting together and...

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Five Released in USA Today’s 2019 “Chosen 25” will Compete in Battle at the Rock

USA Today High School Sports came out with their high school Chosen 25 rankings and it carried a Battle at the Rock feel to it. Each year, Jason Jordan will put out his “Chosen 25” of the senior class and this year five players who are competing in the Battle at the Rock made their way onto the list. In fact, all five of the players are in the Top 20 of the ranking. Topping the list, at number...

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