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I’ve always seen this month, April, as possibly one of the most nerve-wracking times for high school seniors. The feelings of stress/anxiety may all take place because this becomes the time when most make their decisions for the next chapter after graduation. For the hoopers, this is especially true, as I’m starting to see many guys sign their college commitment papers as the days...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
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
The renowned Times Dispatch Invitational (TDIT) got up and running this past Wednesday with eight boys’ varsity teams from around the Richmond, VA area all participating in first-round matchups. I remember coming home for Christmas break last year while in college and checking out the thrilling TDIT 2017 championship between Varina High School and Trinity Episcopal School. Fast forward to...read more
4-Quarter Regulation Meadowbrook – 60 Collegiate – 55 Fifth Quarter Meadowbrook – 14 Collegiate – 11 Some Notes Man, the atmosphere in the gym made the scrimmage feel like a hyped up mid-season rivalry contest. Both teams impressed in their sharpness and focus all throughout the game. If the Cougars and/or Monarchs still feel they have some rustiness to rid of...read more