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Man, have I enjoyed covering high school hoops for the last several months. With the 2019 season officially coming to an end this weekend (3/9), I decided to put together a list of superlatives for the Richmond, VA area’s talent. Other members on the Phenom Hoops team plan to release features of their own respective regions as well; we’re titling this series, ‘Phenom’s Picks.’ Hope...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
Twitter: @ttiller622 Instagram: @ttiller.2 In covering both the ‘Tri-City Holiday Classic’ (December 2018) and ‘William W. Lawson, Jr. Classic’ (January 2019) this season, one particular team caught my eye in the back-to-back events: Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ). The Vikings showed out with their breathtaking pace and style of play during the four total games I watched them compete...read more
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...read more