Wednesday, December 10, 2014
My Top 5 #MGBB Players
With all the media out about Chris Rock's new movie, Top Five, I decided to put together my Top Five Memphis Girls Basketball Players.
Nina Davis (Central/Baylor) - "Underrated by many, But now they know"
Marquita Mackey (Northside/Mississippi State/Southwest/Lemoyne Owen??) - "Get out of her way"
Alshaa Hodges (Hamilton/George Washington?) - "Half Court Buckets"
Kaylan Pugh (St. Mary's/Ohio State Signee) - "Memphis Representer"
Ashley Shields (Hamilton/Melrose/Southwest CC/WNBA/Overseas) - "Show Time"
As I started the Top 5, I couldn't believe all the names that started to pop in my head. I couldn't believe the history that I was uncovering. Then I said to myself..."This is why I started MemphisGirlsBasketball.com. The history we have and the memories created."
I've been involved with Memphis basketball for over 25 years. There has been a lot of talent to come out of this city so I know I'm leaving some names off. If you think of any, tweet (@patoshajeffery), facebook (patoshajeffery) or email firstname.lastname@example.org #MGBBTop5.
Jamila "MiMi' Ajanaku (Central/MTSU/Memphis)
Malinda Allen (Westminster/Duke (for soccer)) - "Miss 50/60 Club"
Rashida Allgood (Northside/Lemoyne Owen??) - "Too Freaking Fast"
April Allen (Hamilton/LeMoyne Owen) - "My PG"
Lauren Avant (Lausanne/Tennessee/Rhodes)
Ashley Awkward (White Station/Ole Miss)
Latasha Bailey (BTW/Texas A&M/Maryland-Eastern Shore)
Danielle Ballard (Central/LSU) - "Shake and Bake"
Mary Boatwright (Carver/?)
Tameka Boga (Millington/Lambuth)
Niki Bolden (West Memphis/Memphis)
Traci Boone (Melrose/Tennessee State) - "The Lefty"
Juana Brown (Harding/North Carolina) - "The Young Gun"
Taryn Brown (White Station/Texas) - "The Pilot's Daughter"
Latasha Byers (Bolton/Depaul/WNBA) - "Beast"
LaToya Bullard (Craigmont/Florida/Memphis) - "Skillful PG"
Anne Cate (Memphis Prep/SEMO)
Jasmine Cincore (Briarcrest/Nebraska)
Kim Critton (Mitchell/Florida)
Olivia Cunningham (Southaven/Horn Lake/Murray State) - "Post Surgery Possession"
Kanekia Curry (Northside/UAB)
Symone Daniels (St. Benedict/Drake/Rhodes0
Angela Davis (Westwood/UGA/Weststark CC/Arkansas)
Carmen 'Red' Davis (Melrose/Georgia Tech)
Ashley Early (Briarcrest/Vanderbilt)
Alliesha Easley (Briarcrest/Ole Miss) - "Perseverance"
Chyna Ellis (Arlington/South Alabama)
Cornelia Fondren (Overton/Syracuse) - "Energy Overload"
Deja Foster (Wooddale/Georgia Tech) - "Beast Mode "
Jasmine Gardner (Mitchell/Liberty)
Kimberly Gilchrist (Elliston/Memphis/Ole Miss)
Kiara Golden (Center Hill/Ole Miss) - "The Quiet Storm"
Celestin Gholston (Kingsbury/Union/Overseas)
CoCo Hart (Treadwell/St. John's)
Brenda Hatchett (Mitchell/Lamar)
A'Queen Hayes (Southaven/Horn Lake/Ole Miss) - "Always Ready to Play"
Ariel Hearn (Arlington/Memphis) - "Fearless"
Ashley Herring (Bartlett/Austin Peay)
Kelly Herron (Millington/Memphis)
Brandi Hillman (Hamilton/Auburn)
Katika Henry (BTW/Memphis)
Candace Holley (White Station/Cincinnati)
Amber Holmes (Overton/Memphis) - "Steve Nash"
Charlene Hopson (Northside/Memphis)
Whitney Houston (Hillcrest/Colorado/UTEP)
Jennifer Humprey (Ridgeway/Kentucky/Overseas)
Ashley Jackson (Ridgeway/Old Dominion) - 'Kawhi Leonard"
Jessica Jackson (Ridgeway/Florida/Memphis)
Laquita Jackson (BTW/??)
Mary Jackson (Oakhaven/Louisville/Memphis)
Jasmine James (Bartlett/Georgia/WNBA/Overseas) - "Unstoppable"
Antasha (Jones) Jefferson (Mitchell/Xavier) - "The Slasher"
Melika Jett (Central/Jackson State) - "My Lamar Terrace Mentor"
Shunda Johnson (West Memphis/Murray State)
Jasmine Joyner (Southaven/UTChatt) - "I Block Shots"
Tasha King (Harding/Kansas) - "All Around"
Kaylah Keys (Harding/High Point) - "The Energizer Bunny"
Paris Leornard (Wooddale/Memphis)
Torri Lewis (MHEA/Ole Miss Signee) - "The Family"
Star Leulan (Melrose/Southwest/Memphis/Overseas)
Jasmine Massey (BTW/Lemoyne Owen)
Keeta Mathews (Mitchell/Memphis) - "Hard-Nosed"
Jasmine McAllister (Southwind/Walters State CC/Kennesaw)
Nikki McCray (Collierville/Tennessee) - "The Lady Vol"
Tiffany McCollins (White Station/NC State)
LaTesa Mclaughlin (Millington/Union) - "Overcomer"
Amy McNear (East/Western Kentucky)
Jada Mincy (Briarcrest/Ole Miss) - "Post Moves"
Hasina Muhammad (Ridgeway/Auburn) - "Explosive Growth"
Jasmine Newsome (Millington/UT Martin) - "Impossible does not Exist"
Odegua Oigbokie (Ridgeway/Old Dominion)
Tarol Paige (Harding/Austin Peay)
Adlesia and Ann Parks (Millington/TN Tech) - "The Twins"
Raquel "The Rock" Perry (Melrose/Memphis)
Fonda Phillips (Ridgeway/MS State)
Adrian Pratcher (East/Texas A&M)
Crystal Riley (Hillcrest/Kentucky) - "Being small means nothing"
Tiffany Robertson (White Station/UTChatt/Overseas)
Candace Rucker (Northside/Colorado/Southern Miss) - "Got Hops"
Tameka Scales (Ridgeway/Texas A&M)
Jennifer Shepherd (West Memphis/Memphis)
Michele Simmons (BTW/MTSU/New Orleans)
Rudy Sims (East/Arkansas State)
Monique Stevens (East/??) - "Don't leave her open"
Linda Street (Mitchell/Memphis)
Regina Street (Mitchell/Memphis)
Sonya Tate (West Memphis/Arkansas State/ABL/WNBA)
Shay Trent (Wooddale/North Alabama)
Sherry Tucker (Kirby/MTSU)
Zebreta Tyson (Hillcrest/Southwest CC) - "My Windsor Apts Mentor"
Sabina Scott (Whitehaven/Mississipp State) - "The Rival (Coach Newman hated to lose to Whitehaven)"
Sarah Watkins (Houston/Arkansas) - "Stretch Post"
Derica Wiggins (Oakhaven/Jackson State) - "Scoring Machine"
Casey Williams (Mitchell/Ole Miss)
Stacey Williams (Mitchell/Missouri)
Sherita Williams (Melrose/MTSU)
Nikki White (Harding/Kansas) - "The Gentle Giant"
Whitney Woodard (East/South Alabama)
Stella Woodley (Melrose/Depaul)
Me (Hamilton/Memphis) - "Jump Shot" (Can I put myself on the list? I put myself in the honorable mention and not Top 5. LOL)