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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: St. Anne’s Belfield School

Twitter: @ STABHoops   St. Anne’s Belfield School (Charlottesville, VA) Conference: Virginia Prep League (VPL) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I 2018-19 overall record: 17-11 (9-3 in conference)   Being one of the primary private school conferences that I scouted last season, the VPL contains seven programs within Central/Southern...

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Prospect Talk: Malachi Poindexter

Twitter: @MalachiFromDeep Instagram: @malachipp     I guess one could say the incoming latter part of this week, heading into the weekend, is going to indeed be a big one for the travel basketball scene. One of the final ‘live periods’ will take place in events scattered all over the country. This opens up major opportunities to show off promise in front of college programs; our own...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session I, Day 1 Standouts (6/21/19)

  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 players to...

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2019 ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’; Session I (6/21/19 – 6/23/19) Showcase Preview

  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...

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Virginia Prep League Championship: St. Anne’s-Belfield School vs. Trinity Episcopal School (2/23/19)

  Yesterday evening allowed me the chance to cover a third championship game in the past two days, as I made way into the nice campus of St. Christopher’s School for a final Virginia Prep League (VPL) contest between St. Anne’s-Belfield School (STAB) (Charlottesville, VA) and Trinity Episcopal School (TES) (Richmond, VA). Likewise to the 5B region title game between L.C. Bird High School...

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‘Blue Ridge Fall Shootout’ Recap

  For the past two seasons, I’ve had the chance to watch the Blue Ridge men’s basketball team compete in the state tournament; they took home the VISAA Division II crown in 2017 when I saw the program in live play for the first time. This past Saturday, I finally made the trip up toward St. George, VA for a visit to the private boarding school. The Barons acted as hosts for the day, as...

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