PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Hopewell HS

Twitter: @HHS_HOOPS_VA   Hopewell High School (Hopewell, VA) Classification: Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 3, Region A 2018-19 overall record: 18-5     One of only three schools in VHSL Class 3 to again represent the 804 area, I’m expecting greater attention to soon center on the Hopewell Blue Devils. Honestly, it’s a thought that crossed my mind well before I even...

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: Team Loaded 804 17u (4/30/19)

  Acknowledged as one of Richmond, VA’s renowned AAU grassroots organizations, it’s safe to say most know plenty about Team Loaded when it comes to talks about travel ball. The program features many different teams of age divisions and produces next-level talent on a yearly basis. On Tuesday night, I made an evening drive down to the U-Turn Sports Performance Academy facility (Henrico...

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: Team Flight 16u

Twitter: @TeamFlightVA Instagram: @teamflightva   Ever since this past fall, I’ve held a good connection with the basketball program at Prince George High School (Prince George, VA) and ran into the Royals’ junior-varsity head coach, Kristian Brown, a couple of weeks ago at a Saturday event. During the exchange, I learned that Coach Brown also serves as a coach/program director of Team...

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‘Tri-City Holiday Classic’ (12/27/18 – 12/29/18)

  During the latter part of this past week, I took the trip down to Petersburg, VA for a final high school hoops event of 2018: the annual ‘Tri-City Holiday Classic.’ Held at Petersburg High School this year, the tournament hosted eight teams from different regions of Virginia for a three-day bracket. I always enjoy attending tournaments like these because it especially gives one a strong...

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Wake Forest is officially in the running for Brice Williams

Two weeks ago it was announced Wake Forest had extended an offer to 2019 6’7 wing Brice Williams of(Hopewell HS) NC. Williams is a prospect whose stock has been on the rise over the last year, his combination of size and scoring ability are ideal for the next level.   Winston- Salem, North Carolina- At 6’7 Williams can play the two or the three; Williams can seriously fill it up, he’s got a...

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Springboard Spotlight: LaMonta Ellis

Twitter: @LamontaEllisJr Instagram: @lamontaellisjr   All successful basketball teams need that one ‘glue guy’ within the roster. For those who don’t know, the term ‘glue guys’ refers to players who take pride in doing little things to help their teams win. Most of the time, this doesn’t involve scoring 25 points a game, but making different valuable contributions such as defense,...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Available in North Carolina’s 2019 Class

North Carolina’s 2019 Rankings This is the time of year colleges are re-shuffling their recruiting boards. Players are forming their lists and choosing their schools and coaches are needed to fill their rosters. North Carolina’s 2019 class is incredibly deep, yet as of this writing only 10 players have committed to their program of choice. Of course there are a good number of kids...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — 2019 North Carolina July Breakouts

Anytime you allow college coaches an extended period of time to watch kids over the course of time, blow ups are inevitable to happen. Whether its in AAU or high school settings, offers having a trickling effect where when one comes, a lot of times, a cascade of them can follow. It has been great to watch Caleb Mills rise to stardom this July. He is similar to what Aaron Nesmith did last year,...

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