Head Coach: Greg Beckwith

About the Coach 



Welcome to James River Blaze 10th Grade Boys

About the Coach 


 Former Richmond basketball standouts Greg Beckwith was named as part of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Legends Class.The lightning quick ball-handler, Beckwith finished his career as the Spiders’ all-time leader in assists (573) and steals (227). He remains the Spiders’ single-game, season and career assist leader, including the top two marks for assists in a game and season, dishing 16 dimes in a game against Navy in 1986. He also owns the second and third best single-season steals records. Beckwith led the Spiders to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1983-84, including a first-round win over Charles Barkley and Auburn, and again in 1985-86. He dished 38 assists in four career NCAA Tournament games, a 9.5 assist per game average. A Second Team All-Conference and All-State selection in 1985-86, Beckwith twice earned Richmond’s Most Improved Player (1983-84 and 1985-86). Beckwith earned one of the most prestigious awards bestowed upon a Richmond basketball player - the Kevin Eastman Award. He was inducted into the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Fayette County (PA) Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. Currently, Beckwith provides analysis for Spider men’s basketball TV and radio broadcasts.


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 Recap of our Boys 17 U Blaze team for 2017.


Our Motto has been...Play Hard, Play Smart and Have Fun! We did that for the past four years and especially this our last season together.  Our record this season was 29-8!  See the following below:
- Participated in 10 Tournaments
- Won 4 of the 10 tournaments
- Made it to at least the Qtrs in all but 1.
- Great team chemistry
- Very Competitive Players/Coaches
- Represented JR Blaze Organization the right way!

Again, thank you for all of your support. We could not have done it without you.