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2019 Old Dominion University HS Basketball Team Camp (8/9/19 – 8/11/19)

Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) headlined this past weekend with an annual occurrence: their men’s basketball program’s hosted team camp.

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: Team Loaded 804 17u (4/30/19)

  Acknowledged as one of Richmond, VA’s renowned AAU grassroots organizations, it’s safe to say most know plenty about Team Loaded when it comes to talks about travel ball. The program features many different teams of age divisions and produces next-level talent on a yearly basis. On Tuesday night, I made an evening drive down to the U-Turn Sports Performance Academy facility (Henrico...

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2019 804 All-Star Game (3/16/19)

  I could feel the buzz and anticipation in Henrico County, VA yesterday evening immediately upon arriving to the area. It was for good reason too, as spectators would get a final look at the enormously talented 2019 class in the annual ‘804 All-Star Game.’ In its 16th year, Stephen Lewis (assistant coach at St. Christopher’s School) did an excellent job with the organization of this event...

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‘Phenom’s Picks’: K-Rob’s 804 Edition (2018-19 HS Season)

    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...

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VHSL 5B Regional Boys Championship: L.C. Bird HS vs. Varina HS (2/22/19)

  After the girls championship game had cleared, the gym started to see even more of a shift in its spectator capacity. I mean, who could blame people for wanting to come through and potentially check out the best game of the postseason in the 804? Held at Hermitage High School (Henrico, VA), the gym has plenty of seating availability, yet it got to near standing-room only as the...

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VHSL 5B Regional Semifinals: Prince George HS vs. Varina HS (2/19/19)

  The best time of the season has finally arrived: playoff basketball! While we can make predictions and try to use logic to argue why certain teams should win in various rounds, the postseason always comes with the unexpected. There’s no telling which upsets/surprise victories may occur once this time of the year hits. In the Richmond, VA area, I’ve seen such a great deal of talented teams...

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‘Unsigned Senior Spotlight’: Charles Tart

Twitter: @TartCharles Instagram: @sk2.c   Well, it’s official; the Varina Blue Devils have officially finished the regular-season with the best record in Richmond, VA, at 20-1 overall. Their sole loss happened during a visit to L.C. Bird High School (Chesterfield, VA) last month on January 31st. Most expected Varina to once again take over this season as one of the top teams. I mean, heck,...

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‘Off the Radar’: Jordan Hernandez

Twitter: @Faamoous_jaay Instagram: @faamoous.jaay   Man, the varsity hoops squad at Varina High School (Richmond, VA) can’t be stopped this season. After a recent 65-60 win this past Saturday (1/19) against Princess Anne High School, the Blue Devils now remain undefeated at 11-0. After finishing 26-2 and capturing the Class 5 state championship last season, they definitely look more than...

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Mid-Season Thoughts (2018-19 804 HS Hoops)

mM   This winter season has had its fill of exciting moments so far. The young guys in the Richmond, VA area don’t play around when it comes to on-court competition. In the case of pretty much every basketball season, this season has flown by. Each hoops season can take up to about 4-5 months, longer than most other sports, but I can’t believe we’re already in January. It’s almost like high...

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Times Dispatch Invitational Tournament; Girls Varsity (12/19/18 – 12/21/18)

  To my peers in the basketball community, I’m sure we can all acknowledge that this time of the year, around Christmas, tends to always bring some good hoops action. This mostly stems from various distinguished high school basketball tournaments happening all around the country. It was the 804’s turn this week, as the annual Times Dispatch Invitational (TDIT) got into play this past...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Varina HS (10/4/18)

Twitter: @BoysVarina   Varina High School (Henrico, VA) Classification: Class 5, Region B 2017-18 Record: 26-2, Class 5 State Champions Colleges in Attendance: Virginia State   I got a first look at the Blue Devils’ squad during CNU’s annual Fall Team Camp two weekends ago. They had a stellar tournament run to make it all the way to the championship game. Leaving from that camp, I had...

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