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Twitter: @HHS_HOOPS_VA Hopewell High School (Hopewell, VA) Classification: Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 3, Region A 2018-19 overall record: 18-5 One of only three schools in VHSL Class 3 to again represent the 804 area, I’m expecting greater attention to soon center on the Hopewell Blue Devils. Honestly, it’s a thought that crossed my mind well before I even...read more
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
I guess one could say Saturday was a MOVIE in Richmond, VA. Making my way to the historic Arthur Ashe Jr. Center in the downtown area, I arrived for the 7th annual ‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ presented by ‘Team Loaded AAU.’ With plenty of online promotion and buzz, I had no doubt that members from around the city would stop by to spend some of the afternoon/evening in the gym. Those...read more
mM This winter season has had its fill of exciting moments so far. The young guys in the Richmond, VA area don’t play around when it comes to on-court competition. In the case of pretty much every basketball season, this season has flown by. Each hoops season can take up to about 4-5 months, longer than most other sports, but I can’t believe we’re already in January. It’s almost like high...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
As the men’s basketball team at Hopewell High School (Hopewell, VA) reflects on their previous season, they most likely will acknowledge that it concluded with a lot of promise moving forward. The team finished with an overall record of 22-4 and took home the regional championship. Although standout players like Faizohn Taylor and the Jefferson brothers, Malik and Jalen, graduated,...read more
Twitter: @HHSHoops18 Hopewell High School (Hopewell, VA) Classification: Class 3, Region A 2017-18 Record: 22-4 Goal-Oriented Drills The focus of Hopewell’s workout stood out as soon as ten of the Blue Devils took the floor. No wasted time could be afforded, as they only had an hour and fifteen minutes of court time before the girls’ team took over. Hopewell’s workout...read more