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Looking to find wherever a ball is bouncing as usual, this past Saturday (8/24) involved me covering my third consecutive ‘Assist Student Athletes’ high school showcase event now, led by Coach William Carter. After back-to-back prospect camps the other weekend (8/17 – 8/18), the ‘ASSIST 804 Top 48’ and ‘ASSIST DMV Top 100’, Carter and his crew decided to again gather up players/teams in...read more
With the 2019 high school season in Virginia ending, I must say that I’ve observed some serious talent around the Richmond area in my first year as a scout/journalist. A bunch of players can undoubtedly get a bucket on their own, as well as filling up the stat sheet in several different ways. While scoring typically always catches most of the attention, I decided to construct a list of...read more
When I published my ‘Mid-Season Thoughts’ article last month, I had a section focusing on two of the more underrated programs in the 804: Petersburg High School and Lee-Davis High School. Obviously, it’s my own personal feelings of the two teams not getting enough recognition, but I stood firm by that belief for the entire regular season. Petersburg heads into the first round of their...read more
mM This winter season has had its fill of exciting moments so far. The young guys in the Richmond, VA area don’t play around when it comes to on-court competition. In the case of pretty much every basketball season, this season has flown by. Each hoops season can take up to about 4-5 months, longer than most other sports, but I can’t believe we’re already in January. It’s almost like high...read more
The West End of Henrico County had a good buzz in the area on Wednesday night as the visiting Lee-Davis Confederates arrived to suit up against Mills Godwin High School. Lee-Davis entered Wednesday night with a 5-1 record (a 4-0 start to the season), while Mills Godwin stood at 3-2. When looking at the makeup of both rosters I had expectations of an evenly-matched contest; the result...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