PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

The Best of Good Guys vs. Cancer (Part 1)

Crowd at First Flight for the Good Guys vs. Cancer Henry Coleman The 6’8” Top 30 Duke signee at Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia made his mark on the Outer Banks, in a major way! During both of his games, he absolutely came alive in the second half, just ripping rims down and playing with incredible aggression. Coleman is a unique blend of very high IQ mixed with incredible tenacity once...

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Bendel’s Best: Good Guys Versus Cancer

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina for another loaded slate of basketball. Chad Williams founded this meaningful event last year to represent and honor his father, the original “good guy.” Although competitive, these players and coaches approached this event with class and respect. Now, let’s take a closer look at some...

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#PhenomGoodGuys: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’6 2020 De’Andre Downing: Washington County Downing is a really interesting unsigned senior that’s undoubtedly deserving of attention from scholarship coaches. He’s a unique player considering his size and skillset. He can shoot the ball from way beyond the arc, handle the ball, and defend 3-4 positions on the court at the high school level. If the outside shot is falling with consistency he’s...

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Trinity Episcopal School

Twitter: @TES_BBasketball Instagram: @tesmbb   Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I Conference: Virginia Prep League (VPL) 2018-19 overall record: 20-11 2018-19 season achievements: VPL tournament champions     Whenever a sports program has remained at the top for a good deal of time,...

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NBA Top 100 Camp Rosters Announced; Congrats to All!

Coming up in just under a week from now, some of the top players from around the country will be heading to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the NBA Top 100, an event that Phenom Hoops will be covering throughout. The list was recently announced, with quite a few names that have been marquee names with Phenom Hoops.  We just want to get a huge congrats to all the players, especially...

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2019 ‘Big Shots Team Loaded’ Tournament Standouts (5/4/19 – 5/5/19)

  Spending this past weekend in Mechanicsville, VA, I had a chance to again check out the Team Loaded AAU organization, who brought their absolute A-game. Of course, one could expect this when considering the fact that Team Loaded happened to also be a co-host with ‘Big Shots’ for the annual ‘Big Shots Team Loaded’ tournament. Like I mentioned in my recent feature of this year’s Team Loaded...

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‘Phenom’s Picks’: K-Rob’s 804 Edition (2018-19 HS Season)

    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...

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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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Times Dispatch Invitational Tournament; Boys Varsity (12/19/18 – 12/21/18)

  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...

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‘Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament’ (12/6 – 12/8/18) Recap

  Every year around this time, in early December, the upper campus of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (SSSAS) knows to expect both some new and familiar faces arriving for a weekend stay in the Alexandria, VA area. This completely has to do with SSSAS hosting their annual ‘Sleepy Thompson Basketball Tournament,’ one of the most prestigious high school hoops events in the Northern VA...

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Trinity Episcopal School vs. Saint John Paul the Great Catholic HS (11/28/18)

  It was a battle of Northern Virginia vs. Richmond on Wednesday night, as the Titans of Trinity Episcopal made the trip up to Dumfries, VA for an evening showdown against Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School. A good crowd showed up for the Wolves’ home opener and the energy within the gym persisted all night long. Being the first official regular-season game of the school year...

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3-Team Scrimmage, hosted by John Marshall HS (11/17/18)

  After checking out some scrimmages over at The Steward School that morning, I made my way to Old Brook Road for a three-team matchup between John Marshall High School, Trinity Episcopal School, and Phoebus High School. One would’ve thought a regular-season rivalry game was taking place considering how packed the gym became. I got a chance to see John Marshall and TES in game time action...

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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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Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Trinity Episcopal School (9/24/18)

Trinity Episcopal School (TES) Richmond, VA Conference: Virginia Prep League 2017-18 Record: 26-4 College Coaches in Attendance: Pitt, George Washington, Hartford, William & Mary     A New Look The Titans will feature a new make-up of their roster this season with the departure of Jason Wade ’18 and Armando Bacot, Jr. ’19. Wade now suits up for the Old Dominion Monarchs, while Bacot,...

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