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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Gore   #67: 5’6 ’23 Mario Williams Jr. (Highland Springs) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well despite being among the smaller prospects at camp, Mario Williams Jr. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect that knows how to get downhill and make plays for himself and others around the basket. Williams has a tight handle and displays...

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Jamie’s Names You Got to Know — Virginia Phenom 150

5’10” 2021 Jason Nelson of John Marshall (Richmond, VA) There is something about Nelson that just exudes winning. He gets wherever he wants on the floor, he is a shot-maker from every level and he has court vision and a craftiness about his game that just gets things done. He most recently visited Vanderbilt, walking away with an offer (to join the likes of Richmond, VCU, Drexel and...

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#VaPhenom150: Miles Magical Five (Late Slate)

#119 6’7 2022 Tyler Nickel: Massanutten Nickel is one of the more intriguing long term prospects in attendance today. He has legitimate explosion off of 1 or 2 feet and a perimeter skillset that makes your jaw drop. He’s a confident 3 level scorer, capable of posting up, attacking from the wing, or spotting up from deep for a catch and shoot 3. As he continues to learn how to apply...

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Player Standouts at Virginia Phenom 150 Camp

#83- Jason Nelson- Despite the many impressive point guard prospects on display, Nelson was in a league of his own throughout camp. He’s incredibly smart, quick, and consistently sets the tone on both ends of the floor. Nelson leads through communication and by example, always setting the floor for others, defending with purpose, and applying efficient three-level scoring pressure. He has all...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Virginia Phenom 150 (Part II)

It was a great trip to Virginia once again, getting a chance to see an array of talent from around the state.  Several of these names will be ones you will hear about in the coming years but they caught our eyes in Richmond. Here are some of the standouts from the Virginia Phenom 150. — 2024 Damon Thompson Even at a young age, Thompson has a nice feel as being a lead point guard on the...

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2019 ‘Big Shots Team Loaded’ Tournament Standouts (5/4/19 – 5/5/19)

  Spending this past weekend in Mechanicsville, VA, I had a chance to again check out the Team Loaded AAU organization, who brought their absolute A-game. Of course, one could expect this when considering the fact that Team Loaded happened to also be a co-host with ‘Big Shots’ for the annual ‘Big Shots Team Loaded’ tournament. Like I mentioned in my recent feature of this year’s Team Loaded...

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‘Zero Gravity Southern Showdown’ Tournament Standouts (4/6/19 – 4/7/19)

  A past weekend full of frequent whistle-blowing, filled up standing sections, numerous recognizable faces, and long hours spent in the gym all served as indication that AAU basketball tournaments are now in full swing. It felt unique providing coverage of my first spring tournament in the U-Turn Sports Performance Academy (Richmond, VA); I remember playing games in that same building...

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