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Life Christian Academy (Chester, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III 2018-19 overall record: 21-3 2018-19 notable accomplishments: VISAA Division III state champions Months past their memorable winter season, I’ve actually had the chance to come across most of Life Christian’s players in frequent back-to-school showcases and...read more
Twitter: @logan_ballout Instagram: @logan.ballout *Photo taken by Phenom Hoops’ co-worker Frank Bennett. Let’s go ahead and put it out there bluntly: players who can score well in basketball will always get the first look. It’s a notion that has existed ever since the game first came into formation and will likely persist for as long as we know. Scoring rests as the sport’s most valuable...read more
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...read more
With the 2019 high school season in Virginia ending, I must say that I’ve observed some serious talent around the Richmond area in my first year as a scout/journalist. A bunch of players can undoubtedly get a bucket on their own, as well as filling up the stat sheet in several different ways. While scoring typically always catches most of the attention, I decided to construct a list of...read more
The 2018-19 season for Virginia private school basketball officially wrapped up this past weekend in Chesterfield, VA, as the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) held its Final Four of the state tournament at Virginia State University. During the last two seasons, I’ve been able to check out this event as a spectator (during spring breaks in college), but found more...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