PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

2019 Blue Ridge School ‘Fall Shootout’ (10/12/19) Standouts

Colleges in Attendance: Davis & Elkins College and Bridgewater College     While St. George, VA tends to have a calm, hushed vibe surrounding its community for the majority of its days, one can expect to see activity pick up whenever the Blue Ridge School men’s varsity basketball program hosts an event. Having covered their showcases on three different occasions in the last year,...

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: The Carmel School

  The Carmel School (Ruther Glen, VA) Colleges in Attendance: Hampden-Sydney College Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III 2018-19 overall record: 12-16   It took me no more than 15 minutes for my Tuesday afternoon drive to the Carmel Wildcats’ school gymnasium, where they held a sharp focus on detail-oriented drills and competition for...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — D1 BREAKOUTS!!!

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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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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