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Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals Team Preview: Combine PG

The Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals should be one to remember, and we aren’t wasting any time in highlighting teams that will be in action that weekend down in Rock Hill, South Carolina. One of the top teams in the country will be on display at the event, as we bring you several prospects to check out throughout. EVENT INFO: Phenom Post Grad & Prep NationalsMarch 8-10, 2024Rock...

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John Wall Invitational Game Recap: Combine Academy vs. Winston Salem Christian

The third place game of the TJ Warren bracket showcased Combine Academy and Winston-Salem Christian. The Lions jumped out to an early lead behind the two-way play of 2023 Torey Alston, whose posterizing dunk nearly took the top off Holliday Gym. But 2024 Keshawn Brown banked in a 3-pointer as the first quarter clock expired to trim the GOATs lead to three points. Combine would build off its...

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John Wall Invitational Game Recap: Combine Academy vs. Prolific Prep

By: Cooper Hart In the most anticipated game of the day, two national powers faced off in Combine Academy and Prolific Prep. Combine blew out Greenfield School in their opening-round game yesterday and Prolific Prep had a similar result against Cannon School. They action did not disappoint, starting early with a balanced Combine attack in the first quarter. A Collin Tanner three at the buzzer...

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John Wall Holiday Invitational Day 2 Storylines

By: Cooper Hart Collin Kuhl Dominance 2023 Georgia Southern commit and Holly Springs forward Collin Kuhl had another dominant day, this time against Southern Durham, scoring 20 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. He’s currently averaging 24p and 9r over the first two games. Collin has displayed great footwork within 10 feet, allowing him to get to his spots against quicker and stronger defenders....

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John Wall Day 2 Standouts

6’0 2023 Amari Richardson (Panther Creek) Amari Richardson started off day two of The John Wall with a team-high 22 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. The senior guard shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc, going 4-7 from three. Richardson has the ability to knock down shots both off the catch and the bounce. He has an extremely smooth release on his jumper. Richardson also...

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The John Wall Invitational Game Recap: Combine Academy vs. Greenfield

By: Evan Rogers The third contest of the day featured a pair of in-state prep schools with Combine Academy taking on Greenfield High School. The GOATs used their size advantage early, as a pair of dunks by 2024 Trentyn Flowers highlighted a 16-0 run to start the game. Despite failing to find the bottom of the basket until late in the first quarter, the Knights would inch their way back behind...

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Standouts: Combine Academy National vs DME National

It starts with USC commit Silas Demary Jr. Combine goes as he goes. He sets the tone with his play on both ends of the floor. Demary is a high IQ floor general who has his imprint all over the game from scoring to facilitating to rebounding to defending. He is the total package. Demary finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Rakease Passmore once again continues to showcase his much...

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Standouts: Combine Regional vs DME Varsity

UMBC commit Clinton Efinda was dominant from the opening tip. With his college ready frame, he showcased his ability to attack downhill and finish above the rim. He set the tone early with 18 first quarter points, helping Combine Regional gain control of the game from the opening tip. Efinda finished with a game-high 27 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist.  6’0 2025 Dylan Craven was spectacular...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Combine Academy wins tight battle vs. 1of1 Prep

Two games were in the book and basketball fans were in for a HUGE treat between two of the top teams in the state in 1 of 1 Prep and Combine Academy. Two coaches that are familiar with each other matched up in a heated battle and it started off exactly how we thought. 1of1 Prep came out strong and quickly showed their youth came to play, but they also had a few veterans step up. But players like...

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Carmel Tip-Off Game Report: Combine Academy uses strong second half to earn a win vs. The Burlington School

After a thrilling Game 1 that went into overtime, it was time for Combine Academy and The Burlington School to get under action. Two big-time programs with new head coaches were kicking off the season in a big way in a hostile environment. Combine Academy came out strong behind one of their big-time stars in 2024 Trentyn Flowers, a 6’9 prospect that can be a complete mismatch on the floor with...

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Phenom Game Report: Combine Academy vs. Lincoln Charter

There is nothing like high school basketball getting underway here in North Carolina, as we had this date on our minds for quite some time now. Combine Academy, one of the top teams in the country, kicked off the season at home as they welcomed in Lincoln Charter, a team coming in with nothing to lose and looking to prove themselves in a big way. They did just that, as this game came down to the...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines: Day 1 (Friday, Nov. 11)

Carmel Christian Tip-Off Storylines Schedule Release: #CarmelTipOff Presented by Phenom HoopsThe Stars will be OUT at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic Friday, November 11th, 2022 – Carmel Christian School 5:00 pm – Northside Christian vs. Quality Education6:30 pm – Combine Academy vs. The Burlington School8:00 pm – Carmel Christian vs. Northwood Temple Potential...

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Carmel Christian Tip-Off ABSOLUTELY loaded with talent once again (Nov. 11-12)

When it comes to high school basketball in North Carolina, there is only one way to kick off the season and that is with Phenom Hoops at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off. Year after year, it has started the season in a big way here in North Carolina and is one of the top events nationally year after year. Well, this upcoming event will be no different as it will be loaded with some of the top teams...

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Combine Academy caps off season with title

Another season is in the books and there is no better way for teams to solidify their season than with a championship and that is exactly what Combine Academy did once again this year, winning the Phenom Hoop State Championship this past weekend. Overall, it has been another terrific year for the Goats. They end the season ranked in the Top-25 nationally, they secured a state title, and they...

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Hoop State Championship Preview: Combine Academy

It is that time of the year… time to crown a champion in what can only be recognized as the premier event to end the season for several of these teams.  The Hoop State Championship gives teams, players, and fans a chance to check out some of the top teams in the country from North Carolina, all competing for a state title! The season has flown by but Phenom Hoops has one more elite...

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Friday Standouts from Relentless Hoops Military Circuit

6’9 2022 David Dixon (Speights Academy)Dixon was arguably the top 2022 prospect in attendance at the event. In my humble and honest opinion, Dixon is a player who is being vastly under-recruited. He’s a player that could without question play in leagues like the A-10 or the American. At 6’9, he has a great mix of size, skill and athleticism. He has the ability to beat you from...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Word of God vs Combine Goes DOWN TO THE WIRE at 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

Combine Academy and Word of God faced off in a semi-final matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. With a back and forth game between the two teams, Word of God eventually came away victorious narrowly edging the Goats to advance to the championship game of the TJ Warren bracket.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina’s top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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Combine Academy continues to take down powerhouses

What a weekend for HoopState teams!!! So many teams made a ton of noise this past weekend from North Carolina and Combine Academy put everyone BACK on notice that they are still one of the premier programs in the nation… it is time to recognize that if you haven’t already. On the national stage at the Battle in the Bluff, Combine Academy (led by one of the top coaches in the country Jeff...

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Jaylen Curry 25 points vs #HoopState’s TOP TEAM: JL Chambers & Combine BATTLE at #CHC12

The Combine Academy Goats knocked off Julius Chambers in the premier game on the second day of the Charlotte Hoops Challenge, but Chambers didn’t go away without a fight. The Cougars, a 4A public school favorite, had a late fourth quarter lead before nationally ranked Comine was able to make some big shots late in a 62-60 win.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Illinois commit Jayden Epps Drops 39 PTS vs NC Good Better Best Academy at #CarmelTipOff

Phenom Hoops ended the day in a big way on Day 2 with Combine Academy taking on NC Good Better Best in what was a heated matchup. Both teams came out strong with a ton of energy, but it was the play of Jayden Epps and company that helped secure the win.

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HIGHLIGHTS: VT commit Patrick Wessler DUB-DUB 31/19 leads Combine COMEBACK vs Northside Christian!

Northside Christian and Combine Academy matched up at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic. Northside came out strong and built a double-digit lead but Patrick Wessler and Combine Academy battled back to ultimately secure the win.

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Combine Academy vs. NC GBB

Phenom Hoops kicked off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, bringing in some of the premier talent and teams from around the region under one building in Charlotte. Heading into the late-night games, Combine Academy was back in action, taking NC Good, Better, Best in what looked to be a coaching battle between two fantastic coaches. Combine came out strong, led by...

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Carmel Tip-Off Classic Recap: Combine Academy vs. Northside Christian

Phenom Hoops kicked off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, bringing in some of the premier talent and teams from around the region under one building in Charlotte. The night continued with Combine Academy National vs. Northside Christian, two teams with a ton of talent to watch for.  Northside Christian came out strong and made an early statement, getting out...

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Jayden Epps 39 PTS Against PROS! – Overtime Elite vs. Combine Academy in EPIC BATTLE!

In the third and final game of the night, Overtime Gomes and Combine Academy matched up what was looking like a very intense matchup. Both teams got off to a start with Overtime taking the slight lead 20-17 at the end of the first. But that Overtime started to put their foot on the gas and expand their lead out to 51-37 at halftime led by Jazian Gortman and Jean Montero who combined for 26...

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