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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Paul VI Catholic HS

Well, it’s about that time again for one of my favorite occasions, being a part of the Phenom Hoops team: our annual high school preseason open gym tour.

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VISAA Division I State Tournament Final Four (3/1/19 – 3/2/19)

  The 2018-19 season for Virginia private school basketball officially wrapped up this past weekend in Chesterfield, VA, as the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) held its Final Four of the state tournament at Virginia State University. During the last two seasons, I’ve been able to check out this event as a spectator (during spring breaks in college), but found more...

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ARS Rescue Rooter Washington DC HoopFest (12/8/18) Recap

  Finally… I can check it off the list that I attended the annual ‘DC National Hoopfest.’ I’ve heard SO much about this event for the last several years but never had the opportunity to go and watch due to my own college basketball career. This past Saturday, it felt pretty surreal to walk into the historic Wooten gymnasium on DeMatha Catholic High School’s campus and prepare for media...

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Springboard Spotlight: Trevor Keels

Instagram: @iam_tk21   December has arrived… and that means several tournaments of high school hoops will start taking place all around the East Coast. I’m excited; showcases always give great opportunities for both player exposure and scouts, like myself, to get a good look at many teams. A big-time annual event is actually set for this weekend, Dec. 7-9: the ‘D.C. National Hoopfest,’...

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Prospect Talk: Josiah Freeman

Twitter: @flyyjo Instagram: @smoovjo   Many high school basketball fanatics acknowledge the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) as one of, if not, the best high school hoops conferences in the country. When looking at the speed, size, and advanced skill of some of the best players within the league, it’s honestly hard to argue against that belief. One can go through the record...

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Prospect Talk: Jeremy Roach

Twitter: @Jeremyroach10 Instagram: @iam_jr20   For most of the top high school hoopers today, periods of rest barely come around, no matter the time of year. Think about it: the school season takes up to around 4-5 months, followed by a heavy spring/summer of travel ball, possible summer leagues, and even college camps. Once the fall arrives, preseason workouts and maybe even a fall league...

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‘Off the Radar’: Anthony Harris

Twitter: @MANZANT3 Instagram: @ant_harris3   Frankly, it seems like every time I have discussions with high school players in regards to college commitment, they always breathe some sigh of relief when the recruiting process comes to a conclusion. Sure, a lot of fun comes with it: visiting campuses, building coach-player relationships, and even interacting with fan bases. At the end of the...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Paul VI Catholic HS (10/10/18)

Twitter: @PVIHoops Instagram: @pvihoops Team Website: pvihoops.com   Paul VI Catholic High School (Fairfax, VA) Classification: VISAA Division I 2017-18 Record: 33-4. WCAC regular season and VISAA Division I state champions Ranked #11 in MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 High School Basketball Rankings   Making my way to the gym on the school grounds, I had much anticipation to get an early...

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