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Prospect Talk: William Lee

Twitter: @willmyleslee2 Instagram: @fullycharged_will   Well, we’re now in another ‘quiet period’ within the basketball scene, as the 2019 travel season has passed by and high school hoops won’t start up for another couple of months. Nonetheless, daily workouts for improvement never truly ends for driven players and they’ll have the final portion of this summer, headed into the fall, to...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session II, Day 3 Standouts (6/30/19)

  After the successful opening portion of the first-ever ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ the other weekend (6/21 – 6/23), I returned back to the grounds of Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA) for the event’s ‘second half’; held seven days later (6/28 – 6/30). Structure occurred in a similar way, with 18 teams participating throughout the three days and using up three different courts in the...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session II, Day 1 Standouts (6/28/19)

  After the successful opening portion of the first-ever ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ last weekend (6/21 – 6/23), I’ve returned back to the grounds of Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA) for the event’s ‘second half.’ Structure will occur in a similar way, with 18 teams participating throughout the three days and using up three different courts in the school’s athletic facilities. Ten...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session I, Day 3 Standouts (6/23/19)

  An event I had been anticipating all month finally tipped off this past weekend: The first ever ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout.’ Held on the beautiful campus of Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA), around 18 teams from both in and out of the state constituted the three days full of hoops. Being a break from travel ball, I saw the first session of this two-part showing as a great...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session I, Day 1 Standouts (6/21/19)

  Ah, an event I’ve been anticipating all month has finally tipped off: The first ever ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout.’ Taking place here on the beautiful campus of Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA), around 18 teams from both in and out of the state constitute the three days full of hoops. Being a break from travel ball, I see this two-part showing as a great opportunity for the players to...

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2019 ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’; Session I (6/21/19 – 6/23/19) Showcase Preview

  I have to be honest, this ‘dead period’ of travel basketball during June gives off a weird type of vibe. Other scouts will probably agree with me, considering how we’ve been so accustomed to attending weekly tournaments. However, excellent news surfaced on my Twitter feed last month when I read that Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA) had put their own plans of hosting a ‘live period...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Savion Helm

Twitter: @savionhelm Instagram: @kingsav   After a year’s worth of hard work, dating to around this time back in 2018, many can officially say the Blue Ridge Barons (St. George, VA) once again rests at the top of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II classification. Last March, the program fell to the Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) in the state title...

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VISAA Division II 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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‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ (2/2/19)

  I guess one could say Saturday was a MOVIE in Richmond, VA. Making my way to the historic Arthur Ashe Jr. Center in the downtown area, I arrived for the 7th annual ‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ presented by ‘Team Loaded AAU.’ With plenty of online promotion and buzz, I had no doubt that members from around the city would stop by to spend some of the afternoon/evening in the gym. Those...

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‘Off the Radar’ : Jaden Frazier

Instagram: @j_frazier32   The men’s varsity squad of Blue Ridge School has kicked off this season successfully with a 4-0 start. As the weeks continue on, obviously games will become tougher as teams start to gain a stronger on-court chemistry. Regardless, I feel Blue Ridge’s chances to keep piling up victories remains strong due to several key points I acknowledged in my season preview of...

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Season Preview: Blue Ridge School

  Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA) Classification: VISAA Division II 2017-18 Record: 21-10     This past Monday, I made my second trip to the school campus up in the mountains of St. George to partake in the Barons’ first-ever Media Day. After watching the team put on a clinic last month, during their hosted ‘Fall Shootout,’ I definitely had some eagerness to watch the varsity...

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‘Blue Ridge Fall Shootout’ Recap

  For the past two seasons, I’ve had the chance to watch the Blue Ridge men’s basketball team compete in the state tournament; they took home the VISAA Division II crown in 2017 when I saw the program in live play for the first time. This past Saturday, I finally made the trip up toward St. George, VA for a visit to the private boarding school. The Barons acted as hosts for the day, as...

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