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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Trinity Episcopal School

Twitter: @TES_BBasketball Instagram: @tesmbb   Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I Conference: Virginia Prep League (VPL) 2018-19 overall record: 20-11 2018-19 season achievements: VPL tournament champions     Whenever a sports program has remained at the top for a good deal of time,...

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‘The Unsung Heroes’: Kendrick Robinson

Twitter & Instagram: @kbounce_04   The other week, I came across an online 60-second clip produced by ‘Ballislife.com’ that solely featured defensive plays made by a high school prospect, whose name I did not learn. I, along with others, deem this as a pretty rare occurrence; considering the majority of basketball mixtapes tend to showcase guys getting their buckets. Regardless, the...

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2019 Justin Anderson Elite Camp (7/25/19 – 7/27/19)

Current NBA pro Justin Anderson sure has been all around the country in only his first 25 years of life. Tracing back to the high school years, the 6’7” wing’s made stops in Maryland, Las Vegas, Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and many other cities/states. He’s stepped out of the U.S. as well; having most recently visited Tanzania the other week. Still, when asked what truly ‘feels like home,’...

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2019 Steward School Summer League; Week 6 (7/24/19) Standouts

Coming off of a weekend spent in Northern Virginia, I returned back to my familiar territory in Richmond, VA for the ongoing summer league hosted by The Steward School.

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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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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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Springboard Spotlight: Luke Smith

Twitter: @LukeSmith_34 Instagram: @luke_smith_34   When the Titans of Trinity Episcopal School (TES) (Richmond, VA) prepared to open up their 2018-19 school season this past winter, they likely knew attention would center on them just as, if not, more than any other private school program within the 804. This notion mainly stemmed from the fact that two of the area’s best players for the...

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Prospect Talk: Kristy Hamze

Twitter: @kristy_hamze Instagram: @kristyhamze   Attempting to get a look at many teams as possible this season, it didn’t take long to recognize the amount of talented girls’ basketball programs in Richmond, VA. I had the chance to see several teams in a couple of events, most notably the ‘Times-Dispatch Invitational’ (TDIT) tournament (December 2018) and ‘Athletes for Awareness’ showcase...

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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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Virginia Prep League Championship: St. Anne’s-Belfield School vs. Trinity Episcopal School (2/23/19)

  Yesterday evening allowed me the chance to cover a third championship game in the past two days, as I made way into the nice campus of St. Christopher’s School for a final Virginia Prep League (VPL) contest between St. Anne’s-Belfield School (STAB) (Charlottesville, VA) and Trinity Episcopal School (TES) (Richmond, VA). Likewise to the 5B region title game between L.C. Bird High School...

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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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Central Virginia Homeschool @ Trinity Episcopal School; Varsity Girls (12/13/18)

  Swung by Trinity Episcopal School for some mid-week action last night! Many recognize the Titans as one of the top teams in the Richmond area; they now sit at 5-0 after Wednesday night’s victory. Matched up against Central Virginia Homeschool (6-2), they made it loud and clear how they plan to keep defending their home floor.   Final Score: Trinity Episcopal – 78 Central Virginia...

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‘Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament’ (12/6 – 12/8/18) Recap

  Every year around this time, in early December, the upper campus of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) knows to expect both some new and familiar faces arriving for a weekend stay in the Alexandria, VA area. This completely has to do with SSSAS hosting their annual ‘Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament,’ one of the most prestigious high school hoops events in the Northern VA...

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Trinity Episcopal School vs. Saint John Paul the Great Catholic HS (11/28/18)

  It was a battle of Northern Virginia vs. Richmond on Wednesday night, as the Titans of Trinity Episcopal made the trip up to Dumfries, VA for an evening showdown against Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School. A good crowd showed up for the Wolves’ home opener and the energy within the gym persisted all night long. Being the first official regular-season game of the school year...

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3-Team Scrimmage, hosted by John Marshall HS (11/17/18)

  After checking out some scrimmages over at The Steward School that morning, I made my way to Old Brook Road for a three-team matchup between John Marshall High School, Trinity Episcopal School, and Phoebus High School. One would’ve thought a regular-season rivalry game was taking place considering how packed the gym became. I got a chance to see John Marshall and TES in game time action...

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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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