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I’ve always seen this month, April, as possibly one of the most nerve-wracking times for high school seniors. The feelings of stress/anxiety may all take place because this becomes the time when most make their decisions for the next chapter after graduation. For the hoopers, this is especially true, as I’m starting to see many guys sign their college commitment papers as the days...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
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more