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What Was Said: Standouts at SC Sophomore 40

2026 Columbus Parker (Lancaster): Parker has a tremendous feel for the game. Good size/frame at the PG position. High basketball IQ. Makes the right play. Plays the game at his own pace. Good body control on drives. Makes everyone around him better. 2026 RJ Brown (Sumter): Brown has the ability to impact the game on both sides of the floor. Long, athletic wing. Can play / guard multiple...

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Brady’s Ballers from Phenom MDC

By; Brady Malston 2025 Simms Disbrow (Next Level Elite) Simms consistently displays maturity on the court beyond his age. He is constantly picking teammates up, communicating on the court and always moving on to the next play. The mental approach to basketball is a skill that is hard to master and often overlooked in today’s game, especially on travel circuits. With Simms, you can tell he is...

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Phenom MDC Player Watch: 2026 Mikey Williams

Michael Williams, of Riverside High School in Greenville SC. At 5’11 is a true Phenom Memorial Day Classic stand out Williams is a player who easily stood out among the top performers with games of 25, 43 and 23 points. He’s a smart, strong, tough guard prospect with the ability to produce with or without the ball in his hands. Williams is a quality creator with vision, ball-handling, and...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom MDC (Day 2)

2026 Mandrake Lewis (Team Holley) Everyone knows the trend of versatility for longer inside-out players that we’re in, and Mandrake is a textbook example of it. He has a highly advantageous frame to go to work with and has confidence when isolated on the block to take his time and go at you. While already being a mismatch most times down the court, if you give him time in the weight room ahead,...

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Combine Academy vs Lake Norman Christian

In the game that everyone has been eagerly anticipating all year, Lake Norman Christian traveled to Lincolnton to take on Combine Academy on Tuesday night. With two of the top rated sophomores in the nation, the basketball community wanted to see Mikey Williams vs Robert Dillingham. While these two young prospects were the headline, each team was filled with several talented players and coaches...

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Stars come out at Super Showcase

The Super Showcase in Greenville SC did not disappoint with two good games. The first game was between South Carolina powerhouses Dorman High School 5A and Christ Church Episcopal 2A, headlined by Jalen Breazeale of Dorman and Florida State’s signee John Butler of Christ Church. The second game between nationally recognized programs of Lake Norman Christian and Ypsi Academy, headlined by Espn 2023 Top #5 Mickey Williams of Lake Norman and ESPN 2022 Top player Emoni Bates of Ypsi Prep.

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Lake Norman Christian v. High Point Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian in High Point, North Carolina for another quality matchup between a pair of talented opponents. The Cougars entered this game as slight underdogs, but both teams came in with something to prove. On the other side, the Storm of Lake Norman Christian has found some consistency within their overall structure. The stage was set, and...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth...

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2023 Mikey Williams proves himself in first HoopState battle at Phenom November Classic

Credit: Sensei Hoops Mikey Williams… he is a name that almost every basketball fan knows by now.  He is a viral sensation, he is must-see TV, and fans from around the country come to watch what he may do next.  Williams is one of the biggest stories in the country for high school basketball and Carolina fans got their first true glance of just what he is capable of doing on the...

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INTERVIEW: HC Mason Padgett On Possibly His BEST TEAM YET'! + What He’s Learned & Season Outlook!

Lake Norman Christian Mason Padgett sits downs with Tyler Lewis to discuss the highly anticipated season for his program, as they bring in a loaded team that includes one of the top players in the country, Mikey Williams. He discusses what it has been like so far, what he has learned, and breaks down his loaded roster.

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POB’s Tidbits: Lake Norman Christian vs. Oak Hill

Phenom Hoops was excited to tune into ESPN 2 to watch Lake Norman Christian travel to Oak Hill in a game loaded with talent. Both teams battle throughout the game, but it was Oak Hill that came away with the home win. But here are a few of our thoughts from the game.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Christian

A new North Carolina Power has been established at Lake Norman Christian School with a bevy of in-state and out of state talent making their way to the school for what should be an incredibly exciting season. Last week Head Coach Mason Padgett was nice enough to let my stop by and check practice out. Let’s take a look at this loaded roster! 6’3 2023 Mikey Williams Mikey is one of the most famous...

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Phenom Open Gym: Lake Norman Christian

Phenom Hoops went out on the road again, just checking in on another open gym. Always an exciting time for us, as we get to see what teams are shaping up to look like heading into the season but also learn a few new names. Lake Norman Christian has been a HOT name over the last few months and Head Coach Mason Padgett has a ton of talent for him on the floor. They brought in a lot of Division I...

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Welcome to the #HoopState Mikey Williams; transferring to Lake Norman Christian

What a busy day it has been and possibly the biggest news of the day may have been one of the top prospects in the country announcing that he would be headed to North Carolina. 2023 Mikey Williams, who is ranked No. 3 overall by ESPN, announced that he would be heading to the 704 and will be attending Lake Norman Christian under head coach Mason Padgett.  Coach Padgett has done a TREMENDOUS...

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