Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Fall Exposure League Dates are Set



Registration opens July 1!

Only 80 spots available!

Get more details here

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Memphis Area 2018 Class Signings

Please email popo@girlsbasketballtrainer.com commitments/signing updates and pictures.

Jasmine Carson (Whitehaven/Team Penny) - committed to Georgia Tech
Elizabeth Dixon (Ridgeway) - committed to Georgia Tech
Lauren Gross (Northpoint/Memphis Elite Daniels) - committed to North Florida
Mahogany Vaught (Olive Branch/Team Slink) - committed to South Alabama
Jireh Washington (Central/Team Slink) - committed to Arkansas State

Coming Soon: 2017 Fall Exposure League Dates

#7thAnnual #Only80Spots #CreateYourOwnTeam #HighSchoolOnlyEvent #MemphisTN


Monday, June 12, 2017

Mid-South Players Shine in Insider Exposure Junior All-American Camp 2017




Blue Star Media's Mark Lewis was in Memphis or rather Collierville evaluating the Insider Exposure Junior all-American Camp 2017.

Here's what he had to say about Mid-South Area players:

Sequoia Almond – 2021 – 5-5 – Point Guard – Cordova, Tenn. – Ballhandling and passing are elite…Sees the floor in transition and the halfcourt…Creates off hesitation move effectively…Attacks off make, miss and turnovers…Nice athleticism and strength for size and age

Karlee Bates – 2020 – 5-4 – Point Guard – Arlington, Tenn. – Ballhandling is efficient…In and out works well…Mixes up both speed and direction…Has some quickness…Carless at times…Consistency will have to evolve

Tylei Byrd – 2021 – 5-9 – Guard – Jonesboro, Ark. – Size, build and strength at guard…Impressive ballskills…Gets to the rim and handles contact…Pull up is there…Physically has the tools to be an impact on both ends of the floor…Major possibilities

Tess Darby – 2020 – 5-11 – Wing – Greenfield, Tenn. – Size and length on the wing…Has some ballskills…Can set up passes effectively…Reads the floor and defenders…Pull up is sound…Has depth in her game…Strength will have to come

Jayla Hemingway – 2019 – 5-10 – Guard – Collierville, Tenn. – Established physically strong guard…Using a change of speed much more effectively…Crossover still serving her well…Acceleration…Can produce near the rim but comfortable around the horn…Ducks her head to a degree on the jumper…Willing to mix things up…Taking better cushions on her close outs with good results

Mya Pratcher – 2022 – 5-11 – Forward – Olive Branch, Miss. – Wiry built forward…Has some ballskills to call upon…Lots of length…Had moments but seemed unsure at times…Confidence will come

Dionna Reed – 2021 – 6-2 – Post – Memphis, Tenn. – Size and frame in the post…Surprisingly mobile…Plays with an abandon unusual for interior players…Has great agility for size…Put it on the floor a time or two…Impressive awareness…Left hand has to evolve…All up to her

Johne Stewart – 2018 – 5-6 – Point Guard – Memphis, Tenn. – Quick and athletic…Ball skills are effective…Hesitation creates opportunities…Always looking to attack…Weak hand needs some attention…Lots of acceleration off her moves…Can make defenders pay for slow perimeter closeouts spotting up

Jireh Washington – 2018 – 5-9 – Guard – Memphis, Tenn. – Combo…Wiry athlete…Individual skills are strong…Lots of speed with the ball…First step can be explosive…Change of speed gets defenders out of their stance…Tends to overdribble at times…Pull up in traffic is sharp…Strong moments

Taylor Woodhouse – 2021 – 5-4 – Point Guard – Olive Branch, Miss. – Smooth and fluid with the ball…Mixes up speed and direction…Accelerates off her moves…Form is there on the jumper and the pull up…Needs to become a factor without the ball in her hands to keep defenders honest

Read entire Blue Star Media recap

Myah Taylor (Olive Branch) 3 X Commercial Appeal Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Image from Commercial Appeal 

Congratulations to Myah!


Olive Branch's Myah Taylor, who is headed to Mississippi State, won the basketball honor for the third year in a row, joining Central's Nina Davis and Jasmine James of Bartlett as the only players to achieve that feat.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Memphis Regional High School Summer Camps/Leagues

Northpoint Lady Trojans Elementary & Middle School Girls Basketball Camp | May 30-31 | 1st-5th Grade (8am-11:30) 6th-8th grade (1pm-5pm) | $70 | Contact Ryan Richardson ryan34@gmail.com or 901-485-4157

Arlington Girls Basketball Camp | May 30-June 2 | 2nd-9th grade | $80 before May 30, $85 a the door | Call 901-233-9723

Olive Branch Summer League | June 1-2; June 6-8, June 13-14, June 19-21, June 28-29 | $35 per game, $125 for 4 Games | Contact Jason Thompson 901-268-2078

Westwood Summer League | June 5-7 | $200 | Contact Coach Brown @ 731-571-2679 or Coach Benton @ 901-315-3706

Harding Academy Team Camp | June 8, 9, 10 | $320 for 2 games per day | Contact Becky Starks 901-483-1784 or starks.becky@hardinglions.org

Fayette Ware Middle School Summer Team Camp | June 10 | @ West Junior High | $75 per team | Contact Sherri Smith 901-493-7791

Northpoint Lady Trojans Varsity Team Camp | June 12, 13, 14 | $45 per player or $325 per team | Contact Ryan Richardson ryan34@gmail.com, 901-485-4157 or Barry Gray bgray@ncstrojans.com, 601-757-5061

Lausanne Basketball Camp | June 12-16 | 9am-12pm | 1st - 8th grade | $135 | Contact Lesa Mears @ lmears@lausanneschoolcom, (901) 626-2249 | lausanneschool.com/summer

Northpoint Lady Trojans Middle School Girls Basketball Camp | June 15-16 | 7th, 8th and Combo Teams | $40 | Contact Ryan Richardson ryan34@gmail.com or 901-485-4157

Collierville Girls Basketball Camp | June 19-22 (1st-5th grade); July 10-12 (6th-8th grade) | $125 | www.colliervillecamps.com/girls-basketball-camps.cfm

St. Agness Girls Basketball Camp | June 19-23 | 2nd-8th grade | $125 | Call 901-618-5700

2017 Regional Summer College Basketball Camps Information

Here are some opportunities within the region surrounding Memphis to work on developing your basketball skills and guarantee that you are playing in front of the specific women’s basketball college coaching staffs:

June 8 - Memphis Elite Camp (9th-12th Grade) - $50 - Flyer

June 9 - Memphis Team Camp - $225 - Flyer

June 9 - Arkansas State Shooting Camp (4th-12th Grade) - $60 - Flyer

June 10 - CBU Elite Camp - (9th-12th Grade) - $40 - Flyer

June 10-11 Arkansas State Jr. High Elite Camp (7th-8th Grade) - $150 - Flyer

June 12-14 Austin Peay Shooting Camp (5th-8th grade) - $60 - Flyer

June 12 -15 Mississippi State Day Camp (2nd-7th grade) - $65 - Website

June 12 - 15 Ole Miss Day Camp (5 years old - 8th Grade) - $140 - Flyer

June 13 - Southern Miss Team Shoot Out - $240 - Flyer

June 16 - Ole Miss Team Shootout - $100 + $65 Per game Fee - Flyer

June 16 & 17 Mississippi State Team Shootout - $250 per day - Website

June 17 Austin Peay Team Camp $150/$250 - Flyer

June 17 - Vanderbilt Elite Camp (8th-12th grade) - $100 - Website

June 17-18 - Southern Miss Elite Overnight Camp (10th-12th Grade) - $100/$75 - Flyer

June 18 - SEMO Elite Camp (9th-12th Grade) - $40 - Website

June 19  East Mississippi Community College Skills Camp - $40 - Flyer

June 19-21 - MTSU Team Camp - $150 - Flyer

June 19-22 - Memphis Day Camp (3rd-9th Grade) - $225 - Flyer

June 21-23 - Ole Miss Team Camp - $100 + $65 Per game Fee - Flyer

June 24 - Ole Miss Elite Skills Camp (7th-12th Grade) - $50 - Flyer

August 5 - Southern Miss Elite Day Camp (10th-12th Grade) - $40 - Flyer

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jayla Hemingway Standout at Captial Cool 2017

Last weekend, several top national teams traveled to Montgomery, AL to participate in the 5th Annual Capital Cool Classic. Several young ladies from Tennessee stood out in the event including Houston's 10th grader Jayla Hemingway.

Pass Tha Ball was there evaluating the event and this is what they had to say about Jayla:


Jayla Hemingway, 5-10, shooting guard, Tennessee Flight Silver (Collierville, Tennessee) Hemingway, a Power 5 prospect, is a first option driver, but can, as she did in the bracket final, hit a key three. She led Flight in scoring in the championship game.

Read entire Pass Tha Ball evaluation

Myah Taylor, MS Preps 2x Female Athlete of the Year/Female Basketball Player of the Year

image and article from Clarion-Ledger


When Myah Taylor’s senior season began, she had already been named Gatorade Player of the Year twice. She was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi and top 50 in the country. She’d won countless tournament MVP awards and earned the Female Athlete of the Year award for her performance on the court during the 2015-16 season.

Still, Taylor had one more accomplishment to add to the list: become a state champion.

Her four previous seasons with Olive Branch were nothing short of spectacular individually. Her talent on the basketball court was proven year-in and year-out by the accolades she continued to pull in. Every year though her team fell short of winning the coveted gold ball.

Her freshman year Taylor led her team to Jackson and the semifinals, before a broken foot sidelined her for all but a few seconds of the championship game. The next season she again led her team back to the championship, but Horn Lake took the title. Her junior season she again set her sights on the Coliseum and the possibility of hoisting the championship trophy above her head, but Olive Branch lost to Starkville in the second round.

Everything was different her senior season, with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Taylor knew this would be the year they’d win it all. Averaging 23 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals per game, the 5-foot-7 point guard led Olive Branch to its first state title in school history. She's also now the first two-time winner of The Clarion-Ledger Sports Awards Female Athlete of the Year award.

“It wasn’t easy,” Taylor said. “There have been some great moments and some sad moments. Very painful moments when my body was sore and I felt like I couldn’t do it anymore. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t easy at all. But it was worth it. I’m just glad I never gave up.”

Her entire career Taylor has reaped the rewards of her hard work and determination to be the best. On top of winning a state title this season, Taylor earned the Gatorade Player of the Year nod for the third consecutive year, was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and made USA Today’s third team.

If she hadn’t already cemented her place in Mississippi high school basketball history, there’s no question she has now.