Fall Exposure League
Begins August 19
Granny's Girls Basketball Charity Camp
September 23
Patosha Jeffery's Preview Camp
September 30/October 7

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jalen O'Bannon (Central) makes 2013-14 All-Sun Belt Conference Preseason Team


Click here for the Arkansas State womens basketball story

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 31, 2013

Connecticut: Stefanie Dolson Selected as Candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award
Cornell: Allyson DiMagno Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award
FGCU: Sarah Hansen Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Florida State: Howard Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Fredonia State: Names Linda Hill-MacDonald as interim head coach
Indiana: Knocks Off Georgetown College, 79-55
Iowa: 1-on-1: Nicole Smith
Iowa: Logic, Taylor Named Team Captains
Iowa: 1-on-1: Bethany Doolittle
Kentucky: Stallworth Named Candidate for 2014 Senior CLASS Award
Kentucky: Goodin-Rogers to Miss Freshman Season
Loyola Chicago: Simone Law Named To Preseason All-Missouri Valley Team
Nebraska: Hooper Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
Mizzou: Newcomers Help Fuel Big Exhibition Victory
Penn State: Lady Lions' Maggie Lucas Named Senior CLASS Candidate
Penn State: BLOG: A Lot to Like for Washington's Lady Lions
San Francisco: Youth and Passion Expected to Lead Dons in 2013-14 Women's Basketball Season
Saint Francis: Williams Announced as 2014 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Saint Francis: Williams Scores 29 as SFU Routs UPJ in Exhibition Game
Santa Clara: BACK IN MY DAY: Liz Bruno '82 Looks Back As Part of the 50th Anniversary of Women's Athletics
Vanderbilt: Countdown to Tipoff: Kristen Gaffney
Vanderbilt: Record setters: Balcomb, Stallings to stand alone in SEC
Virginia: Harris and Franklin Candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award
USA TODAY: Top 25 Coaches Poll

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013-14 Clarion-Ledger.com Girls Basketball Dandy Dozen

Each year, The Clarion-Ledger selects Mississippi's top 12 girls basketball stars. Several players are from our area.

Olivia Cunningham, SR, Horn Lake
Kiara Golden, SR, Center Hill
Kayla Gordon, SR, Meridian
A'Queen Hayes, SR, Horn Lake
Jazzmun Holmes, JR, Harrison Central
Trista Magee, JR, Presbyterian Christian
Jessica Powers, SR, Pearl River Central
Christa Reed, SR, Bay High
Blair Schaefer, SR, Starkville
Shandricka Sessom, SR, Byhalia
Victoria Vivians, SR, Scott Central
Aja Williams, SR, Provine

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 30, 2013

Colorado State: Rams triumph in home opener
Lipscomb: Three score in double figures as Lady Bisons sink FHU

Memphis vs CBU This Saturday

Basketball Season is Here!


Monday, October 28, 2013

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 3 Video: Tennessee vs Uconn



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TENNESSEE (ORANGE)
Name (School, Class)
1 McKinley Berry (MHEA, 2019)
2 Lauren Gross (North Point (MS), 2018)
3 Gabrielle Moore (Catholic, 2016)
4 Kiara Golden (Center Hill, 2014)
5 Suzanne Dease (Catholic, 2016)
6 Kairnesha Trent (Wooddale, 2014)
7 Brianna Cooks (Snowden, 2019)
8 Kenyatta Elchols (Hillcrest, 2014)
9 Brenda Fields (Raleigh-Egypt, 2015)
10 Jordan Richardson (Arlington, 2016)

UCONN (Royal)
Name (School, Class)
1 Sarah Grandberry (Arlington, 2018)
2 Kyla Moore (MASE, 2018)
3 Jasmine Malone (Houston, 2017)
4 Sydney Malone (Houston, 2016)
5 Tieasha Williams (Hamilton, 2014)
6 Destiny Henderson (Southwind, 2015)
7 Taylor Robertson (Rossville, 2015)
8 Johne Stewart (Snowden, 2018)
9 Jerhonise Rollins (Cordova, 2016)
10 Manaya Jones (Raleigh-Egypt, 2016)

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 3 Video: Memphis vs Notre Dame


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MEMPHIS (WHITE)
Name (School, Class)
2 Kynadi Kuykendoll (Snowden, 2019)
3 Alexis Payne (White Station, 2016)
4 Katherine Newman (Briarcrest, 2015)
5 Kelsey Trice (Schilling Farms, 2018)
6 Elise Holden (Briarcrest, 2015)
7 Brynn Holden (Briarcrest, 2015)
8 Olivia Roberts (St. George's,2015)
10 Alexyse Thomas (Horn Lake (MS), 2015)


NOTRE DAME (GREEN) Name (School, Class)
2 Kylie Loadholt (MHEA, 2018)
3 Alyssia King (Senatobia (MS), 2014)
4 Keveona Fayne (Craigmont, 2016)
5 Menley Long (Brookland (AR), 2015)
6 Dariya Drew (Southwind, 2014)
7 Catie Shoemaker (Homelife Academy, 2018)
8 Destiny Henderson (Southwind 2015)
9 Kaylan Pugh (St. Mary's, 2015)
10 Margy Westbrook (Fayette Academy, 2014)

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 3 Video: Louisville vs California



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CALIFORNIIA (GOLD)
Name (School, Class)
1 Megan Caffrey (Hernando (MS), 2019)
2 Emanye Robertson (White Station, 2015)
3 LaVaesha Jackson (Catholic, 2016)
4 Victoria Rourke (St. Benedict, 2015)
5 Amber Nelson (Catholic, 2016)
6 Amber Hooker (Catholic, 2014)
7 Jayla Hemingway (Schilling Farms, 2019)
8 GiGi Lewis (MHEA, 2018)
9 Maia McCoy (Whitehaven, 2015)
10 Carmen Moore (First Assembly, 2016)

LOUISVILLE (Red)
Name (School, Class)
1 Khyla Riddle (Cordova, 2018)
2 Jasmine Suggs (Southwind, 2015)
3 Phenicia Howard (Munford, 2015)
4 Dominique Baker (Olive Branch (MS), 2014)
5 Callie Stubbs (Harding Academy, 2016)
6 Valecia Harris (Harding Academy, 2016)
7 Victoria Lewis (MHEA, 2015)
8 Jasmine Rhodes (Whitehaven, 2015)

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 28, 2013

California: Cal Women's Hoops - Something New, Something Old
Georgia Tech: Wallace Leads Tech in Exhibition Win
Green Bay: Women's Basketball Takes Down St. Cloud State, 74-63
Iowa: Learning the Hawkeye Way
Michigan: Guard Williams Out with Hand Injury
Nebraska: Huskers Power Past Gorillas in Pinnacle Debut
Oakland: Defeats Windsor 60-46 In Exhibition Game
Penn State: Lady Lions Ground Eagles, 102-51, in Exhibition Action
Providence: Women's Basketball Defeats Assumption College In Exhibition Game, 73-49
South Alabama: Getting To Know The Jaguar WOMEN’S Staff – Yolisha Jackson
Southern Illinois: SIU Women's Basketball picks up exhibition win over Maryville, 67-60
Tulsa: Four Tulsa Players Net Double Figures in 90-67 Win Over Newman in Exhibition
Vanderbilt: Erickson, King join Vanderbilt women's basketball staff

Thursday, October 24, 2013

How to Get a Girls Basketball Scholarship: Number 1 Thing to Do Today

By Patosha Jeffery

I have been around so many talented girls basketball players. However, it’s so frustrating to watch these players enter their senior years with little to no opportunities to play basketball on the college level.

I watched one player become one of the most prolific scorers of her city. The summer heading into her senior year she was the talk of summer travel ball. She had evaluators talking about her performances left and right on websites, Facebook and Twitter. Yet, her parents were panicking because it was not turning into scholarship offers. As a matter of fact, she only had 1 scholarship offer and she took it. Unfortunately, she was looking to transfer before her college freshman season even started.

Click here for the complete article on Girls Basketball Recruiting

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 24, 2013

Auburn: Tanner, Davis showing the way for Auburn's newcomers
Baylor: Odyssey Sims Included on Wooden Award Preseason List
California: Cal women's basketball preview: The roster
Cal Poly: Crain Named To Big West Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Colorado: Lappe Eyes Balance From Post-Chucky Buffs
Connecticut: Four Huskies Earn Spot on Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 List
Long Beach State: 49ers Picked to Finish Fourth in Big West Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
MTSU: Rowe brings her A game to scholar-athlete equation
Nebraska: Hooper Named to Wooden Preseason Top 30
Penn State: Lady Lions' Lucas on Preseason Wooden Award Top 30 List
South Alabama: Versatile Guards To Be A Strength For The Jaguar Women
USC: Cassie Harberts Named To Wooden Award Preseason Top 30
UC Davis: Aggies Picked Sixth, Fipps Earns Preseason Honors

2013 Mt. Pisgah Jamboree Schedule

Scheduled updated on 10/15/13

Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 2 Video: Memphis vs Uconn



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MEMPHIS (WHITE)
Name (School, Class)
2 Kynadi Kuykendoll (Snowden, 2019)
3 Alexis Payne (White Station, 2016)
4 Katherine Newman (Briarcrest, 2015)
5 Kelsey Trice (Schilling Farms, 2018)
6 Elise Holden (Briarcrest, 2015)
7 Brynn Holden (Briarcrest, 2015)
8 Olivia Roberts (St. George's,2015)
10 Alexyse Thomas (Horn Lake (MS), 2015)

UCONN (Royal)
Name (School, Class)
1 Sarah Grandberry (Arlington, 2018)
2 Kyla Moore (MASE, 2018)
3 Jasmine Malone (Houston, 2017)
4 Sydney Malone (Houston, 2016)
5 Tieasha Williams (Hamilton, 2014)
6 Destiny Henderson (Southwind, 2015)
7 Taylor Robertson (Rossville, 2015)
8 Johne Stewart (Snowden, 2018)
9 Jerhonise Rollins (Cordova, 2016)
10 Manaya Jones (Raleigh-Egypt, 2016)

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 2 Video: Tennessee vs California



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TENNESSEE (ORANGE)
Name (School, Class)
1 McKinley Berry (MHEA, 2019)
2 Lauren Gross (North Point (MS), 2018)
3 Gabrielle Moore (Catholic, 2016)
4 Kiara Golden (Center Hill, 2014)
5 Suzanne Dease (Catholic, 2016)
6 Kairnesha Trent (Wooddale, 2014)
7 Brianna Cooks (Snowden, 2019)
8 Kenyatta Elchols (Hillcrest, 2014)
9 Brenda Fields (Raleigh-Egypt, 2015)
10 Jordan Richardson (Arlington, 2016)

CALIFORNIIA (GOLD)
Name (School, Class)
1 Megan Caffrey (Hernando (MS), 2019)
2 Emanye Robertson (White Station, 2015)
3 LaVaesha Jackson (Catholic, 2016)
4 Victoria Rourke (St. Benedict, 2015)
5 Amber Nelson (Catholic, 2016)
6 Amber Hooker (Catholic, 2014)
7 Jayla Hemingway (Schilling Farms, 2019)
8 GiGi Lewis (MHEA, 2018)
9 Maia McCoy (Whitehaven, 2015)
10 Carmen Moore (First Assembly, 2016)

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 2 Video: Louisville vs Notre Dame


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LOUISVILLE (Red)
Name (School, Class)
1 Khyla Riddle (Cordova, 2018)
2 Jasmine Suggs (Southwind, 2015)
3 Kynadi Kuykendoll (Snowden, 2019)
4 Dominique Baker (Olive Branch (MS), 2014)
5 Callie Stubbs (Harding Academy, 2016)
6 Valecia Harris (Harding Academy, 2016)
7 Victoria Lewis (MHEA, 2015)
8 Jasmine Rhodes (Whitehaven, 2015)
9 Jerhonise Rolliins (Cordova, 2016)
10 Kairneisha Trent (Wooddale, 2014)

NOTRE DAME (GREEN) Name (School, Class)
2 Kylie Loadholt (MHEA, 2018)
3 Alyssia King (Senatobia (MS), 2014)
4 Keveona Fayne (Craigmont, 2016)
5 Menley Long (Brookland (AR), 2015)
6 Dariya Drew (Southwind, 2014)
7 Catie Shoemaker (Homelife Academy, 2018)
9 Kaylan Pugh (St. Mary's, 2015)
10 Margy Westbrook (Fayette Academy, 2014)

Brandi Beasley, Jaida Roper, Nicole Ungaro Shine in 94/50 Showcase

Recently, several Memphis players traveled to Clarksville, TN to participate in the inaugural 94/50 Elite Player Combine. FullCourt.com was in the building observing the talent.

Brandi Beasley, Jaida Roper, and Nicole Ungaro stood out amongst the players.

Check out their evaluations:

Brandi Beasley (5-7 – St. George's HS Ridgeway, Memphis, TN – 2016) Beasley has been a national circuit performer for some time now and her mentioning among the very best in the state has been there for some time. A 2016 Full Court watchlist candidate, Beasley has the game and build to be one of the top point guards nationally in the class of 2016. She’s what we would classify as a “find first” point, meaning she’d rather distribute to open teammates than score. Her strong ball-handling skills and toughness make her attractive at the next level. Always in attack mode, the Memphis native will need to improve her shooting for both the mid-range and 3-point arch to warrant major consideration for All-American status, but a sure high end Division I prospect in time. (Category: Penetrator, Attacker, Distributor, Rim-Finisher)

Jaida Roper (5-5 – Houston HS, Collierville, TN – 2016) While many may look at Roper and see a diminutive and petite frame, her game screams like a giant. An absolute wizard with the ball in her hands, Roper showed on countless occasions that there are very few defenders who can stay in front of her as her crafty dribbling skills are effective and effortless. She executes dribble drives with purposes and can get anywhere she pleases on the basketball court with the ball. Roper also showed the ability to score at a high rate. Her ability to stretch the defense with three-point shooting makes her a very attractive prospect despite her lack of size and weight. (Category: Crafty Handler, Lead-Guard, Entertainer, Scoring PG)

Nicole Ungaro (6-0 – St. Benedict HS, Collierville, TN – 2016) Ungaro has a high basketball I.Q. and has good size for her position. A crafty finisher over the shot blockers and she also finishes well with both hands around the basket. (Category: Power Wing; Cerebral Player; Average Athlete)

Click here for the complete article

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 21, 2013

DePaul: Extends Bruno's Contract Through 2018-19 Season
Oakland: University's Minifee Out For Season
Ole Miss: McFarland Is Key To Rebels' Up-tempo Style Of Play
Purdue: Meet the Boilermakers: Liza Clemons
South Alabama: Getting To Know The Jaguar Women's Staff – Dan Presel

Friday, October 18, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 18, 2013

Baylor: Lambert Helped Lady Bear Program Gain Early Respect
Eastern Illinois: Run The Floor With Coach Debbie Black
Tennessee: WSF Sportswoman Honors For Parker
Tennessee Women's: North Little Rock Picked for 2015 SEC Women's Hoops
Western Carolina: Tim Wilson Added to Western Carolina Women's Basketball Staff

Germantown High School Middle School Play Day Schedule

Germantown High School Middle School Play Day Schedule
October 19, 2013

5 Steps to Creating a College List

By Patosha Jeffery

During the spring, I held a recruiting seminar for my team. During the seminar and throughout the rest of our season, I preached to create your list of schools. As I continued to think about the task of creating a list of colleges that you are interested in attending, it really is not as easy as it sounds. Most kids, players, parents, coaches are only familiar with their local schools or teams that they hear about on TV, like ESPN.

I know there are a lot of schools and opportunities available. So, I was thinking. How can I make this process easy for people? I did some research and found a nice article and tools on the College Board website.

Here are the College Board’s 5 Tips to Creating a College List:

Click here to read the entire article at Girls Basketball Recruiting

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jessica Green hired as Mid-South CC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

 image and article from Mid-South Community College Athletics site

Jessica Green has been hired as assistant coach for the women’s basketball team for the 2013-14 season.  The Memphis native comes to MSCC after a stellar four-year career at Christian Brothers University in Memphis and serving as an AAU basketball coach for four seasons.

Green graduated from Lausanne Collegiate School where she lettered four years for coach Wayne Kelley while earning All-State honors and helping lead the Lynx to the 2008 state championship.  Her high school recognition also included All-District and All-Region honors while being named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” team.

Green then accepted a basketball scholarship at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, and played for Coach Sarah Condra.  In four seasons at CBU, the three-point specialist was named Academic All-Conference three years while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Green also served as team captain as a junior and senior, and finished her collegiate career with the third most three-pointers and third highest three-point percentage in CBU history.

Green also has been heavily involved in the Memphis AAU scene, coaching with the Memphis Elite and Bluff City Magic travel teams the last four summers with Don Williams. She is currently working in the MSCC academic enhancement program and helps in college recruitment in addition to her coaching duties.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 16, 2013

Albany: Megan Craig, Shereesha Richards Honored on America East Preseason All-Conference Team
Hartford: Bepko Named Pre-Season All-America East
Marshall: Evans Finds Second Home with Herd
Stony Brook: Sabre Proctor tabbed preseason all-conference
Tulane: Women's Basketball To Celebrate 20 Years Under Lisa Stockton
Utah State: USU Women's Basketball Picked Sixth In Mountain West Preseason Poll
Vanderbilt: Players go through military-style workout

2013 Fall Exposure League Week 3 Recap

I have to start the Fall Exposure League Week 3 Recap off with a congratulations to Team Memphis for going undefeated. This was a team that simply would not quit. There were several times the team would be down heading into the last 5 minutes of the game and they just turned it up.



The anchor for Memphis was definitely 6'2 junior Alexyse Thomas (Horn Lake). She is a face up post that stretches the defense with her outside shooting and passing abilities to cutting teammates.When she is in the paint, she has great hands to catch all kinds of passes. She finished the day with 18 points.

The point guard for Memphis was junior Katherine Newman (Briarcrest). She is a mature player with a nice shot from long range. She had 10 points.

Every team needs that one player that does not mind doing the dirty work. Junior guard Olivia Roberts (St. George's) was that player for Memphis. She aggressively defends, crashes the boards and gets buckets. She had 8 points.

Junior twins Elise and Brynn Holden are alumni of The League participating for the third straight year. They continue to bring their high energy, ball handling abilities and aggressive rebounding. Plus, its a task to guard them because they love moving with out the ball.


Sydney Malone
 As the weeks went on, UConn's sophomore guard/forward Sydney Malone (Houston) got more in a rhythm. She built on her Week 2's performance. She continued to use her strong body to bully for points in the paint. Then she took her game to the 3 point line. Sydney has also improved her free throw shooting. She had 14 points.
Johne Stewart


Another player from UConn that finished with 14 points was 8th grader, Johne Stewart (Snowden). Remember her name. She will be one of the best guards to come out of Memphis. She is extremely confident and has handles and abilities to 'break ankles". She loves to penetrate to the basket for a floater. Then she plays both sides of the ball -- on offense and defense. She is an active on-the-ball defender.

Kenyatta Echols


Senior guard Kenyatta Echols (Hillcrest) for Tennessee came out of her shell during week 3 to lead the team with 12 points. She is an athletic guard that can get to the basket in one-on-one situations to score.  She moves a lot on offense with out the ball and rebounds from the guard spot.

Junior guard Phenicia Howard (Munford) is another Girls Basketball Exposure event veteran playing in her third Fall League. She has developed from a shy guard into a tough point guard with abilities to go left and right. She is strong and quick. She can get get through traffic into the paint to score. If you play off her, she will knock down the three. 

Watch List

Carmen Moore

Carmen Moore (First Assembly) is a 6'0 sophomore post player. She takes up a lot of space in the paint. It was difficult for players to post up on her. She can rebound and has nice range on her shot.

LaVaesha Jackson (Catholic) is a 5'7 sophomore guard with some nice hops.  She is quick to the basketball and has an instinct for rebounding at the guard spot.

Brianna Cooks (Snowden) is a 7th grade point  guard that I will be keeping my eye on. She is a developing floor general. I like how she handles the ball with her head up. She can go left to the rack and finish.

Week 3 Scores
 Tennessee 31 UConn 48
Memphis 58 Notre Dame 52
Louisville 37 California 57


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 15, 2013

Auburn: Women's Basketball Picked 8th In SEC Preseason Media Poll
Buffalo: Mackenzie Loesing Named Big 4 Preseason Player of the Year
Central Florida: UCF Guard Selected to American Preseason All-Conference Team
Cincinnati: Women's Basketball Selected to Finish Seventh in American Athletic Conference
Connecticut: Four Huskies Earn Preseason Accolades at American Athletic Conference Media Day
Connecticut: UConn Unanimously Selected to Win 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Regular-Season Title
Houston: Women's Basketball Well Represented at Inaugural AAC Media Day
Memphis: Women's Basketball Picked to Finish Sixth in American Athletic Conference Inaugural Coaches' Poll
St. Bonaventure: Four Bonnies selected to Preseason All-Big 4 Teams
SMC: Mays Selected To American Athletic Conference All-Preseason Team
Tennessee: Media Picks Lady Vol Hoops

Memphis Women's Basketball Picked to Finish Sixth in American Athletic Conference Inaugural Coaches' Poll

 image and article from GoTigersGo.com


Coming off a fourth straight post season appearance in last year's WNIT field, the University of Memphis women's basketball team was picked to finish sixth in a poll of the American Athletic Conference head coaches it was announced Monday.

"One of our goals as a team entering the American Athletic Conference was that we came in as a team that had some credibility," Head Coach Melissa McFerrin said. "Obviously, SMU was our conference winner last season, however, the recent success of our program has not gone unnoticed as is evidenced by the preseason poll. "

Defending national champion Connecticut was named the preseason pick to win the conference crown, with Louisville picked to finish second. USF, Rutgers and SMU round out the top five of the preseason picks.

"We have significant challenges in the American, however we have great opportunity," McFerrin said. "We will be bold in our expectations in The American. We are not naïve to the competition level, but we will expect to compete and compete well on the court."

The preseason poll was released in conjunction with the league's media day, hosted at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Monday. The WNBA arena will be the host site of the league's conference tournament in March.

"The American media day was held in an absolute first class Mohegan Sun arena. It gives us an opportunity for national exposure for The American as well as for the University of Memphis. This is, without question, one of the greatest facilities to host a conference tournament in the nation. The fans will have a tremendous basketball and entertainment experience."

2013-14 Preseason Coaches Poll
1.  Connecticut (9) 81
2. Louisville (1) 73
3.  USF 59
4.  Rutgers 57
5. SMU 50
6. Memphis 32
7. Cincinnati 30
8. UCF 28
9. Temple 25
10. Houston 15

Monday, October 14, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 12, 2013

Duke: Greenwell Adjusting to Life at Duke Well
Fresno State: Seniors Farley, Thompson Set to Lead Fresno State Women's Hoops
Marshall: Scott Anxious to Get Started with Herd Hoops
New Hampshire: Student-Athletes Team Up with Pease Greeters to Welcome Troops Back Home
St. John's: Women's Basketball Individual Game Tickets On Sale Now
Vanderbilt: Women's Basketball Commercial: Other Girls

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Memphis Dream 4th & 5th Grade Girls Tryouts

Memphis Dream 4th & 5th grade girls Tryouts
 Tuesday, October 15th & October 22nd 
 6pm-8pm @ Lausanne Collegiate School
 1381 West Massey Road
 Memphis, 38118
 (Old gym on the left side of campus)
 Registration begins at 5:45pm.
Any questions please contact Coach Norwood at 901-828-6266 or via email crnorwood12@gmail.com

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 10, 2013

Connecticut: Breanna Stewart Primed For Another Big Season In 2013-14
Connecticut: UConn Selected to Host First and Second Rounds of 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
Iowa: Selected as 2014 NCAA Tournament Host Site
NCAA: Host sites selected for preliminary rounds of the 2014 championship
Louisville: Awarded A Regional Site for the 2014 NCAA Basketball Championship
Notre Dame: To Host Regional In 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship
Penn State: To Host NCAA Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds
Oakland: Sinclair Russell To Miss 2013-14 Basketball Season
Purdue: Selected to Host NCAA Women's Basketball First & Second Rounds
Tennessee: Lady Vol HOF Inductees Announced
Tennessee: UT To Host NCAA WBB 1st/2nd Rounds
Tennessee: Warlick Pumped To Help United Way
Xavier: University Names Brian Neal As Interim Women's Basketball Head Coach Following Amy Waugh's Resignation

Jannah Tucker says she was abused

article from ESPNW.com, image from BaltimoresSun.com

 In July, highly prized Lady Vols basketball recruit Jannah Tucker decided not to enroll at Tennessee due to personal reasons.

Last week, it was revealed that Tucker's reasons were both personal and tragic.

"There were many instances of physical abuse this past summer, with the last occurring on Tuesday, September 24, 2013," Tucker said in a statement. "I was badly beaten and had several injuries. However, I was never in critical condition nor was I admitted to the hospital."

Baltimore County police arrested Josh Gerrard, 19, of Owings Mills, Md., on Sept. 25 after Tucker's mother told police that her daughter had sent several text messages on Sept. 24 -- including one of a photo of Tucker with a severely bruised left eye -- saying she had been hit by Gerrard and instructing her mother not to call police. According to the report, Tucker had wanted to meet her mother but was being held in the house by Gerrard. He has been charged with second-degree assault.

When police arrived at the home that Gerrard and Tucker had been sharing, they noticed a large bruise and a red mark on Tucker's left cheek and eye, according to the report. Tucker did not receive medical treatment, the police report said.

Gerrard told police he and Tucker "were just playing." Upon his arrival at the police station, Gerrard reportedly threatened to injure the person who reported him.

After the arrest, Tucker "got an emergency temporary protective order against the offender," she said in the statement. "That order was amended October 3rd becoming a permanent protective order which will be in effect for one year."

Tucker and Gerrard had been dating for two years and living together for three months, the police report said.

Tucker, 18, was the No. 8 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz rankings for the 2013 class and became the first underclassman to commit to Tennessee in the post-Pat Summitt era when she announced her decision in June 2012.

She spent part of the summer of 2012 winning a gold medal with USA Basketball at the FIBA Americas in Puerto Rico, but she injured her knee during the tournament. She signed with Tennessee in November but sat out her senior season, nursing her knee injury.

Featuring Tucker, Mercedes Russell (the No. 1 prospect in the 2013 class) and Jordan Reynolds (No. 42), Tennessee's 2013 class was ranked No. 3 in the nation.

But rather than playing basketball, Tucker is now focusing on something much bigger.

"I want what happened to me to inspire other girls to find their own voice and strength," Tucker said in a statement released to Blue Star Media. "… My interest is to help others recognize and prevent domestic violence."

ProspectsNation.com 2016 Class Ranking

ProspectsNation.com released their Elite 25 ranking for the 2016 class. Unfortunately, no one from the Memphis area is listed in the ranking.

Top 5
1. Lauren Cox, Texas, Post, 6'4
2. Tori McCoy, Illinois, Post, 6'4
3. Joyner Holmes, Texas, Forward, 6'3
4. Crystal Dangerfield, Tennessee, Point Guard, 5'6
5. Jazmine Jones, Florida, Wing, 6'1

Click here for the complete listing

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Memphis Lady Tigers First Practice of 2013-14 Season

Womens College Basketball Daily News - October 3, 2013

Baylor: Duo Honored by Big 12 Coaches
Central Florida: UCF Women's Basketball's 2013-14 Broadcast Schedule
James Madison: Women's Basketball Announces Full 2013-14 Schedule
Long Beach State: Women's Hoops Holds First Official Practice of 2013-14 Season
Marshall: Randle Receives Hometown Hall of Fame Honors
Massachusetts: Chris Wielgus Named Women's Basketball Director Of Operations
Memphis: Women's Basketball Off to Early Start for Upcoming Season
Nebraska Omaha: Lindley Steps Down as Women's Basketball Coach
Tennessee: Lady Vol Hoops Report - First Full Practice
Texas Tech: Practice begins for Lady Raiders under Whitaker

HI-C JV Fall Saturday League Schedule



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