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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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Baseline Thoughts: Names to watch from Scout Focus in Charlottesville

What is great about the NBA Top 100 camp is just a few miles down the road, Scout Focus has their camp of players and a few names are ones to watch down the road, including one of the best players in the 2023 class.  Here are names to keep an eye on that caught the eye of our Phenom Hoops staff.

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: District WAWG 17u (3/30/19)

Twitter: @UAADistrictWAWG Instagram: @uaadistrictwawg   A new face in the Under Armour Association (UAA) circuit, I definitely recommend folks to get familiar with the District WAWG program, if they have not already. Director Stefan Welsh, a former Arkansas Razorbacks basketball standout and current head varsity coach of Woodside High School (Newport News, VA), has put in the work to...

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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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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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