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I obviously wasn’t around this type of business last year, but nevertheless can recall hearing great things stated about the Team Richmond Garner Road (TRGR) AAU program. After watching plenty of their 2019 players perform well throughout this recently-concluded high school season, my interest rose higher to find out more about the organization in this ‘open gym tour.’ It turns out that...read more
Man, have I enjoyed covering high school hoops for the last several months. With the 2019 season officially coming to an end this weekend (3/9), I decided to put together a list of superlatives for the Richmond, VA area’s talent. Other members on the Phenom Hoops team plan to release features of their own respective regions as well; we’re titling this series, ‘Phenom’s Picks.’ Hope...read more
With the 2019 high school season in Virginia ending, I must say that I’ve observed some serious talent around the Richmond area in my first year as a scout/journalist. A bunch of players can undoubtedly get a bucket on their own, as well as filling up the stat sheet in several different ways. While scoring typically always catches most of the attention, I decided to construct a list of...read more
North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations Team 3 Coach: James Blackburn #4:5’7 ’22 Jaylen Jones (Charlotte, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to make quality contributions throughout camp, Jaylen Jones. He’s a point guard prospect with great quickness and solid penetration ability. Jones is capable of knocking down shots from midrange, but also...read more
Trinity Episcopal School (TES) Richmond, VA Conference: Virginia Prep League 2017-18 Record: 26-4 College Coaches in Attendance: Pitt, George Washington, Hartford, William & Mary A New Look The Titans will feature a new make-up of their roster this season with the departure of Jason Wade ’18 and Armando Bacot, Jr. ’19. Wade now suits up for the Old Dominion Monarchs, while Bacot,...read more
Tennessee Phenom 150 Evaluations Team 4 Coach: Shane Harper #36: 5’11 ’21 Hamilton Campbell (Vansant, VA) Starting things off, we look at a player that truly displayed the ability to lead a team in dominant fashion, Hamilton Campbell. He’s a young point guard prospect with an incredibly innate sense for the game and understanding of how to consistently create scoring opportunities...read more
6’10” Justus Shelton Mountain Heritage HS (Mars Hill, NC) We have been watching Shelton since he was in middle school and every viewing we have had he continues to get better. Shelton was an excellent rebounder here, showcasing the ability to rebound out of his area, especially on the offensive end. Shelton has great hands and also showed the ability to consistently knock down a jump hook over...read more