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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...read more
After covering my first ‘Hoop Group’ tournament last month, the 2019 ‘Pitt Jam Fest’ in Pittsburgh, PA, I noted it as containing the biggest collective group of people I’ve seen in a gym (over 630 teams). This past weekend, as expected, that same pattern emerged once again as an enormous portion of the basketball community showed up for another annual ‘Hoop Group’ event: the...read more
Twitter: @jcam_20 Instagram: @josh.campbell Reflecting back on this past 2018-19 season, frequent weekend showcases and holiday tournaments helped greatly in me covering the majority of high school teams within Richmond, VA. Some teams came across my way more than others, mainly due to participation in some of the same events I attended to scout. One prime example is The Carmel School...read more
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...read more