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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
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...read more
Chapmanville (WV): 6’9 ’20 Obinna Anochili-Killen There’s a lot to like with this Chapmanville team, especially when Anochili-Killen is on the court. He’s long, athletic, and moves like a guard, which makes him a very intriguing two-way prospect. Anochili-Killen can do a solid amount of things on offense, as he can shoot, operate within two to three dribbles, and possesses excellent touch around...read more
This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is traveling to Charlotte, North Carolina for our Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, which features the most loaded four-game field in the state over this holiday weekend. There’s a lot worth getting excited about here, as each game contains an abundance of interesting subplots and storylines. We’ll focus on the battle between Davidson Day and Lincoln Charter for the...read more
6’7″ 2019 Josiah James (Tennessee) Porter Gaud (SC) James was a purely dominating force. The lefty point guard shot the ball, distributed the ball and brought the crowd to its feet with game changing dunks. There is not much more James can do to solidify himself as a National Top 10 guy, he is elite. 6’4″ 2021 Josh Beadle Cardinal Newman (SC) Beadle, only a sophomore,...read more
Tomorrow, Phenom Hoops will travel to Charleston, South Carolina for our second annual Low Country Showcase. This ten-team field features a ton of talent from the Carolinas and should be an exciting day of quality basketball competition. We’ve recently discussed some of the key matchups, from Berkeley versus Cardinal Newman to Sumter versus Porter Gaud, but the showdown between Christian Academy...read more