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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
The best time of the season has finally arrived: playoff basketball! While we can make predictions and try to use logic to argue why certain teams should win in various rounds, the postseason always comes with the unexpected. There’s no telling which upsets/surprise victories may occur once this time of the year hits. In the Richmond, VA area, I’ve seen such a great deal of talented teams...read more
Twitter: @Faamoous_jaay Instagram: @faamoous.jaay Man, the varsity hoops squad at Varina High School (Richmond, VA) can’t be stopped this season. After a recent 65-60 win this past Saturday (1/19) against Princess Anne High School, the Blue Devils now remain undefeated at 11-0. After finishing 26-2 and capturing the Class 5 state championship last season, they definitely look more than...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
Twitter: @BoysVarina Varina High School (Henrico, VA) Classification: Class 5, Region B 2017-18 Record: 26-2, Class 5 State Champions Colleges in Attendance: Virginia State I got a first look at the Blue Devils’ squad during CNU’s annual Fall Team Camp two weekends ago. They had a stellar tournament run to make it all the way to the championship game. Leaving from that camp, I had...read more