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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Monacan HS

Twitter: @MonacanHoops   Monacan High School (Chesterfield, VA) Classification: Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 4, Region B  2018-19 overall record: 14-9   When I made my trip to the nice athletic facilities of Monacan last October for this same ‘preseason tour,’ the Chiefs put on an enjoyable open gym that mainly had them play full-court games for two hours. This year,...

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2019 ‘ASSIST 804 Top 48 Camp’; Boys’ Standouts (8/17/19)

Saturday (8/17) saw the annual ‘ASSIST 804 Top 48 Camp’ happen in Prince George High School’s (Prince George, VA) gymnasium. Two split sessions, girls in the morning to early afternoon followed by boys from mid-afternoon to evening, made up the entire hoops-filled day.

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2019 Steward School Summer League; Week 5 (7/17/19) Standouts

  Yesterday evening saw me again make the 45-minute drive to the West End of Henrico County, VA for continuation of The Steward School’s hosted annual high school summer league. As I predicted, more faces arrived to participate in the competition, following last week’s ‘live period’ for travel basketball. As they say, the more the merrier, and I had the privilege of scouting a slate of...

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Monacan HS @ L.C. Bird HS (1/7/19)

  Colleges in Attendance: Richmond, William & Mary, Rhode Island, VMI, Hampton, and Randolph-Macon.     I decided to open up this week by heading down to Chesterfield County, VA last night for a matchup between the L.C. Bird Skyhawks hosting the Monacan Chiefs. The two Chesterfield teams entered the Monday night contest with fairly similar records; Monacan had been 6-2, while...

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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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3-Team Scrimmage, hosted by The Steward School

  With tryouts completed and schedules finalized, it’s safe to say that the 2018-19 high school basketball season has officially arrived. Before games start taking place in the upcoming days/weeks, I had the opportunity to make a stop at The Steward School for a morning three-team scrimmage between the hosted Spartans, Monacan High School, and Lee-Davis High School. Getting a first look at...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Monacan HS (10/8/18)

Twitter: @MonacanHoops   Monacan High School (North Chesterfield, VA) Classification: Class 4, Region B 2017-18 Record: 15-10     Continuing the Success Varsity head coach RJ Spelsberg and the Chiefs of Monacan High School definitely have had a good ride for the last few seasons. In 2016, they took home the VHSL 4A state crown. During the following two seasons, Spelsberg’s group...

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