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Springboard Spotlight: Curtis Allen

Twitter: @Almightyallen1 Instagram: @2lethal_almighty     Photo taken by Kristian Brown (@kristianbrwn)     As most know, being young can sometimes lead to a lack of recognition; whatever the situation may be. In the case of high school hoops, with the 2020 and 2021 classes next in line as upperclassmen on the scene, a primary focus on them can often overshadow the other...

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L.C. Bird High School Summer League; Week 2 (6/27/19)

  After a successful viewing last Wednesday, I once again decided to hit the road down South toward Chesterfield County, Virginia for the second and final week of L.C. Bird High School’s annual hosted summer league. Playoffs officially began on Tuesday (6/25) and will conclude after tonight, following Thursday’s championship. In a likewise routine to the previous week, my schedule...

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L.C. Bird High School Summer League; Week 1 (6/19/19)

  It felt good to once again check out some high school hoops last night, as the 2019 L.C. Bird High School Summer League continued in Chesterfield County, Virginia. There’s a couple of different summer leagues occurring throughout the 804 for these next six weeks; I’m hoping to get a look at each one. I’ve had various individuals urge me to check out L.C. Bird’s hosted two-week event,...

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‘Off the Radar’: Jajour Lambert

Twitter: @HoopJay11 Instagram: @cloutboynorm   With only a couple of weeks remaining in the 2018-19 school year, many should expect high school seniors from across the country to start rapidly making their future decisions, if not done already. I remember stating in one of my articles last month, ‘Recruitment to the Next Level: Private vs. Public High School’ (4/19), that most of the...

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: Team Flight 16u

Twitter: @TeamFlightVA Instagram: @teamflightva   Ever since this past fall, I’ve held a good connection with the basketball program at Prince George High School (Prince George, VA) and ran into the Royals’ junior-varsity head coach, Kristian Brown, a couple of weeks ago at a Saturday event. During the exchange, I learned that Coach Brown also serves as a coach/program director of Team...

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VHSL 5B Regional Semifinals: Prince George HS vs. Varina HS (2/19/19)

  The best time of the season has finally arrived: playoff basketball! While we can make predictions and try to use logic to argue why certain teams should win in various rounds, the postseason always comes with the unexpected. There’s no telling which upsets/surprise victories may occur once this time of the year hits. In the Richmond, VA area, I’ve seen such a great deal of talented teams...

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Matoaca HS @ Prince George HS (2/5/19)

  Man, am I glad that I made the trip to Prince George, VA last night. The Royals at Prince George High School held their Senior Night, honoring seven ’19 players: Patrick Gee, Maurice Ivory, Jeff Jackson, Jajour Lambert, Cheruad Newsome, Rashel Oliver, and Jacob Thompson. After the pregame festivities, including a creative introduction video, had finished, a flat-out dogfight between...

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‘Tri-City Holiday Classic’ (12/27/18 – 12/29/18)

  During the latter part of this past week, I took the trip down to Petersburg, VA for a final high school hoops event of 2018: the annual ‘Tri-City Holiday Classic.’ Held at Petersburg High School this year, the tournament hosted eight teams from different regions of Virginia for a three-day bracket. I always enjoy attending tournaments like these because it especially gives one a strong...

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Prospect Talk: Jeff Jackson

Twitter and Instagram: @_J3ff2   With another Christmas having come and gone, basketball audiences in the Richmond, VA area can now expect several holiday varsity high school tournaments to start taking place during the incoming days. Six tournaments have been scheduled in the 804: ‘Henrico Holiday Hoops Tournament’ (Henrico High School) ‘The Southerner Classic’ (Lee-Davis High School)...

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Prospect Talk: Jacob Thompson

Twitter: @jacobjeron01 Instagram: @_supplanter   For most, adapting to a new environment never really comes with ease. It’s pretty rare to come across people who have zero issues leaving a place they’ve already found comfort in. However, there’s no denying how different circumstances always have the possibility to come into play and force relocation. As I typically say, “sometimes it just...

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Springboard Spotlight: Johnny Soto

Twitter & Instagram: @huncho_soto   It’s always satisfying to come across players who know how to ‘trust the process,’ as NBA all-star Joel Embiid would say. Yes, the term has become a bit more cliché ever since the Philadelphia 76ers started to market the term more and more to the point that it now serves as the team’s main slogan. Some don’t favor the term, as they feel it just...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Prince George HS (10/29/18)

Twitter: @PGRoyalsBBall   Prince George High School (Prince George, VA) Classification: Class 5, Region B 2017-18 Record: 14-9     Time to RELOAD Head Royals varsity coach, Travis Carr, had a clear specific focus heading into the offseason after this past season concluded: keep his guys in the gym together as much as possible. However, this didn’t stem from disappointment in the...

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