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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session I, Day 2 Standouts (6/22/19)

    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...

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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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VISAA Division I 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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Brothers Xavier & Darius Johnson Beat Nationally Ranked Paul VI in Playoffs

Xavier is committed to George Mason, brother Darius is a sophomore stud, ready to break out. Episcopal is playing in the VISAA state championships today, after defeating a nationally ranked Paul VI team in the semi-finals. The brothers are tough, they are winners, and they are players who you to have an eye on Here are the raw highlights of their semi-finals win over Paul VI…...

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VISAA 2019 Girls State Tournament, First Round: Saint John Paul the Great Catholic HS @ Episcopal HS (2/26/19)

  After watching the boys’ varsity team of Episcopal High School (Alexandria, VA) secure a satisfying victory, the Maroons’ girls’ squad took over the home floor for the second portion of the school’s doubleheader. Matched up against the Wolves of Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School (SJPG) (Dumfries, VA), Episcopal’s first-round contest in the VISAA Division I state tournament...

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VISAA 2019 Boys State Tournament, First Round: Norfolk Academy @ Episcopal HS (2/26/19)

  Colleges in Attendance: George Mason University The VISAA state tournament officially began yesterday evening with a handful of first-round games taking place across the state. Honestly, it took me a while to choose which contest to attend; a total of twelve VISAA games, between the divisions of I, II, and III, all occurred on Tuesday. Eventually, I decided on making my way up north to...

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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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