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Coach Frank’s Name to Know: 6’5″ 2019 Jalen Hargrove (Matoaca HS)

Player: Jalen Hargrove Class: 2019 Height/Weight: 6’5”/180 pounds High School: Matoaca High School (Chesterfield VA)Recruiting Update: Interest from Longwood University, Appalachian State University and Guilford College      Travel Ball Club Name: Sports Empowerment Basketball Club and CVA Elite Personal: Jalen’s father, James Hargrove starred in football at John Marshall High School in Richmond...

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An Insider’s Take: Deandre Thomas Commits to Samford

An Insider’s Look Deandre Thomas Commits to Samford By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 Wing Thomas has made quite a name for himself throughout the region so it comes as no surprise that he ended up with just shy of 15 Division 1 offers when it came time to make his school decision. Thomas is a sturdy and athletic guard. When he is locked in, he plays hard with a chip on his shoulder. Thomas has the...

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An Insider’s Take: Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian

An Insider’s Take Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian By Jamie Shaw 6’5” 2018 Wing Somehow Gibson flew under the radar, it is perplexing to us how this happened. He was the star for 6A Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. Standing at 6’5”, Gibson led his team in points and rebounds and finished second on the team in assists. Gibson has a great frame and he really has a nice...

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An Insider’s Take: Deandre Thomas Commits to Samford

An Insider’s Look Deandre Thomas Commits to Samford By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 Wing Thomas has made quite a name for himself throughout the region so it comes as no surprise that he ended up with just shy of 15 Division 1 offers when it came time to make his school decision. Thomas is a sturdy and athletic guard. When he is locked in, he plays hard with a chip on his shoulder. Thomas has the...

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An Insider’s Take: Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian

An Insider’s Take Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian By Jamie Shaw 6’5” 2018 Wing Somehow Gibson flew under the radar, it is perplexing to us how this happened. He was the star for 6A Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. Standing at 6’5”, Gibson led his team in points and rebounds and finished second on the team in assists. Gibson has a great frame and he really has a nice...

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6’6″ 2019 Mike Christmas Takes a Major Step

Mike Christmas Takes a Major Step By Jamie Shaw It has just been announced that Mike Christmas has transferred to Huntington Prep. We figured this the perfect time to go through Mike Christmas as a prospect and a standout in Phenom’s Stay Positive Live this past July. The first time we came across Christmas was in Octber of 2015 (Click Here for the Full Article) when our Frank Bennett said very...

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Virginia Top 80 Team Evaluations: Team 4

VA Top 80 Team Evaluations: Team 4 Coach Ben Veshi #85 Jalen Frazier Frazier is a 6-foot-9 center that showed a great attitude and IQ on the court, as well as great team effort and play.  He was solid in showcasing his range of shot inside the arc and really excelled in his ability to knock down the shot with his back to the basket.  He finished at the rim and rebounded well with his size.  For...

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Virginia Top 80 Team Evaluations: Team 1

Virginia Top 80 Team 1 Evaluations Coach Scott Riggins #44 Myron Prescott “Myron is a game changer.  He bring energy and a high basketball IQ to the court.  He gets to the rim with ease and whenever he wants to and has a nice outside touch, making him very difficult to slow down.  With his ability to knock down shots at multiple levels and with his release, Prescott showed that he can be a...

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Virginia Top 80 Team Evaluations: Team 2

Virginia Top 80 Team 2 Evaluations Coach Kelvin Mills #2 Jarontez Garrett “Jarontez Garrett is an exciting and explosive player with untapped upside.  He is a run and jump kind of athlete, so it is no surprise when he explodes at the rim.. He can really shoot the ball with solid range, all the way out to 17 feet.  He showcased really good shooting mechanics.  Continue to work on his defensive...

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April’s Regional Blow Ups

We at Phenom Hoops are fortunate the go to scouting eyes in possibly the most fertile ground of talent in the country. NCAA Research came out with a study that showed North Carolina is the #2 and Virginia is the #5 state in the United States with the “Percentage of HS Boys Basketball Players Recruited by a Division 1 School”. In fact 4 of the top 5 states in the study were all on the Eastern...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 1

Find all the evaluations from the Virginia Top 80 The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a platform for...

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Recruit One-on-One: Norfolk Academy 6’10 Freshman Mark Williams

Player: Mark Williams School:  Norfolk Academy,  Norfolk VA Class: 2020 Height/Weight: 6’10/195 pounds Athletic Achievements: 2017 First team All TCIS Selection…Selected to the Phenom Hoop Report VA Top 80 where he earned the showcase’s “Mr Station” Award. What the scouts are saying: From Phenom Hoop Report Co-Owner and National Scouting Director Rick Lewis after the Virginia Phenom Top 80:  ...

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6’7″ 2018 Bassirou Diop of Bayside HS (Virginia Beach, VA)

One of the great parts of the Top 80 platform is that it allows players to earn their stripes. Any time you are going up against the top guys in the state, you are able to make a mark for yourself. Junior Bassirou Diop was one of the players who utilized the Virginia Top 80 to spring board his recruitment moving forward. What stood out the most about Diop against some of the best players in the...

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6’6″ 2018 Dereon Seabron of Lake Taylor HS (Norfolk, VA)

The look test is a real thing and walking onto the court Dereon Seabron passes the look test with flying colors. The look test is a real thing and walking onto the court Dereon Seabron passes the look test with flying colors. After his performance at the prestigious Virginia Top 80 Seabron’s talent has rapidly caught up to his frame as a player who needs to be watched closely. Seabron showed a...

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Phenom Hoops Brings Exposure and the NCAA Tournament is Proof

It is no secret, Phenom Hoops reputation is of an organization who puts players in front of college coaches. It is no secret, Phenom Hoops reputation is of an organization who puts players in front of college coaches. Not only does Phenom Hoops bring elite exposure to the prospects, but the elite schools around the country have taken notice and made it a point to subscribe to the Phenom Hoop...

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Phenom Hoops Virginia Top 80 Recap – Class of 2018

Three names stood out among the rest for the class of 2018. See which young guys stood out and could be making noise in their HS career. PHENOM HOOPS VIRGINIA TOP 80 CAMP RECAP Class of 2018 This weekend, Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first annual Virginia Top 80 Camp at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA. After scouting countless amounts of players throughout the year, our team invited...

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6’7″ 2018 Bassirou Diop of Bayside HS (Virginia Beach, VA)

One of the great parts of the Top 80 platform is that it allows players to earn their stripes. Any time you are going up against the top guys in the state, you are able to make a mark for yourself. Junior Bassirou Diop was one of the players who utilized the Virginia Top 80 to spring board his recruitment moving forward. What stood out the most about Diop against some of the best players in the...

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“Sometimes You Just Know” 6’10” 2020 Mark Williams (Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, VA))

Sometimes you just look at a kid and know. You hear the player’s history, you see the player walk into the gym and interact with them and you watch them warm up and see the fluidity and the movements of the play. Mark Williams is that type of player, upon initially watching, you just know he is a big time player. Once he steps on the floor and the game starts you see that he in fact is...

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Today’s 5 to Know: Virginia Top 80

The Top 80 platform provides a stage for prospects to come out do their thing. Some prospects are able to make their name and breakout from the unknown against some of the top talent in the area. Some prospects are able to display progression in their games and show they have advanced to the next level. And some players are already ranked at a high level and are able to show their utter...

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POB’s Standouts: Virginia Top 80

Patrick O’Brien was on deck for Phenom Hoops at the VA Top 80 and here are the names that took his eye Isaiah Todd Isaiah Todd (2020, John Marshall): He was the talent that brought the eyes and didn’t disappoint.  He is a 6’9 prospect that plays like a junior or senior but is only a freshman.  This kid has all the tools and scouts were talking the last time they saw a prospect this good...

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Phenom Alums Throughout ESPNs 2017 Top 100

It’s well known that Phenom Hoops Brings in the nation’s elite talent through their doors each year. We thought that 2016 was a banner year as there were over 20 prospects ranked in the final ESPN Top 100, who we were able to call Phenom Hoops alums. In the 2017 we carried just as much fire power, even though the talent level could be considered a down year on the highest level nationally....

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Phenom’s #79 Prospects, Aamir Simms Commits to Clemson

6’9” 2017 Aamir Simms of Blue Ridge in St George, Virginia has committed to Clemson University. Phenom Hoops #79 ranked player in the country chose Clemson over a final group that included Miami, Pittsburgh, and VCU. Simms joins former Blue Ridge team mate Scott Spencer at Clemson, but while Spencer did play a part in his recruitment Simms made the decision on his own merit, “Scott did play a...

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Virginia Top 80 All Academic Team

The 2nd Annual Virginia Top 80 event took place Sunday, March 20th in Richmond, Virginia. It is one of the most prestigious exposure events in the state of Virginia. The invite only camp featured 80 of the top players in the state regardless of class. While athleticism and skill are often associated with the top players today, we at the Phenom Hoop Report also love the players that exemplify the...

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Today’s 5 to Know Virginia Top 80

What a great day and a great event. A collection of some of the best talent that Virginia has to offer, gathered in the building and showed out. Everyone competed, as the big name kids got national level exposure and some unknown kids put their names on the map. Phenom Hoops provided a national stage and the players wrote their own scripts. Here were the standouts, from my eyes. 6’8” Freshman...

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Sacha Killeya-Jones Reopens Recruitment

Sacha Killeya-Jones has been a familiar face around Phenom Hoops for quite some time. Killeya-Jones has been participating in Phenom Hoops events for the better part of the past 4 years. He most recently participated in the Virginia Top 80 back in March. In fact, it was after his performance in the Spring of 2014 NC Phenom 150 camp that propelled Killeya-Jones into being considered a consensus...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 8

The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a platform for every kid that supports our events, so here is a...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 7

Find all the evaluations from the Virginia Top 80 The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a platform for...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 6

The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a platform for every kid that supports our events, so here is a...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 4

Find all the evaluations for Team 4 from the Virginia Top 80. The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a...

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Va Top 80 Player Evaluations – Team 5

Find all the evaluations for Team 5 from the Virginia Top 80 The Virginia Top 80 is the most prestigious showcase camp in the state. In this annually held camp, we utilize scouts, coaches, and programs to help us identify the 80 best players Virginia has to offer. Virginia is traditionally a basketball hotbed, and that tradition is not slowing down anytime soon. Phenom Hoops likes to provide a...

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