Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mid-South Memorial Day Classic PSG Media Recap

Memorial Day Weekend is a mid-point in the summer between the spring evaluation period and the July evaluation period where exposure teams get the opportunity to play one more time before players go back to their high school teams for team camps in June. This weekend, PSG Media covered the Mid-South Memorial Day Tournament that was held in Memphis, TN. There was plenty of talent to be seen.


Savannah Jones, 6’1 Guard, Jackson Phenoms (St. Martin HS, St. Martin MS) – athletic, long and lean frame, nice handles against pressure, can post up smaller defenders around the basket, shoots the three decently, attacks the basket. Only offer is from South Alabama, has BCS interest, very under-recruited player.

Brandi Beasley, 5’8 Guard, Team Penny-Holmes (Ridgeway HS, Memphis TN) – strong athletic combo-guard, tight handles, nice pull up jumper on fast break, shoots the three ball well, physically overpowers smaller defenders, plays tough defense. Has offers from Florida, Arizona, MTSU, UTM.

Lashala Saine, 6’3 Post, Team Penny-Daniels (West Memphis HS, West Memphis AR) – athlete that runs the floor well, great shot blocker, rebounds well, needs to develop post game, high upside to her game. Low to Mid-Major.

Miyah Barnes, 5’5 Point Guard, Team Penny- Holmes (Central HS, Memphis TN) – crafty point guard, nice speed, great handles, great court vision, finishes well around the basket despite size, did not see her shoot the three much, good true PG. Offers from Louisiana Tech, UAB, UTM, Houston.

LeJzae Davidson, 5’5 Point Guard, Team B.Wright (East HS, Nashville TN) – speedy point guard, scores in a variety of ways, shoots the three well, attacks well, scrappy defensively, makes players around her better. Offers from Eastern Kentucky and Furman.

Tijuana Griggs, 6’4 Center, Team Penny-Holmes (Central HS, Memphis TN) – long frame, runs the floor very well, rebounds well, plays a physical game offensively and defensively, showed the potential of a mid-range game, decent back-to-the-basket game. Interest from Cincinnati, Arizona, UTM.

Kerrice Watson, 5’10 Combo Guard, Team Memphis Elite (Bolton HS, Memphis TN) – athletic combo, solid handles, nice shot from 3, plays with a bounce to her game, solid defender, rebounds well. Low to Mid D1.

Erica Haynes, 5’6 Guard, Team B.Wright (Overton HS, Nashville TN) – has a nice shot from three, plays extremely hard, crafty, very impressive passing ability, creates shots for others, smart player. Low to Mid D1.

Myah LeFlore, 5’9 Wing, Team Penny-Holmes (Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch MS) – big strong body, plays with high intensity, scores by attacking the basket, finishes through contact, great defense, needs to improve outside shot. Mid-Major.

Kesha Brady, 5’7 Guard, Team B. Wright (Smyrna HS, Smyrna TN) – quick athlete, active all over the floor, takes pride in defense, shoots the 3 ball well, crafty with the ball, very solid player. Low to Mid D1.

Rochelle Lee, 6’4 Post, Memphis Magic Elite (Southwind HS, Memphis TN) – long and lean post player, ran the floor very well, finished around the basket with consistency, showed a small bit of a mid-range game, high ceiling depending on development. Offer from LA Tech. Interest from UT-Chatt., Memphis, Williams and Mary.

Teal Battle, 6’0 Wing, Team Penny-Holmes (Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch MS) – long athletic wing, outstanding defense, nice mid-range game, rebounds well, scores in the paint, very active player on both ends. Mid-Major.

Janiah Sandifer, 5’7 Point Guard, Team B.Wright (Pearl Cohn HS, Nashville TN) – quick guard, tight handles, sets team mates up to score, great passer, shoots the three, stingy defensively, very active player. Low to Mid D1.

Damiah Griffin, 5’11 Wing, Team Penny-Holmes (White Station HS, Memphis TN) – nice athlete, solid frame, shot the ball well, scored around the basket, very solid defensively, jumps well, named MVP of the tournament in 17U. Mid-Major. Interest from UTM.

Alayjah Sherer, 5’9 Wing, Team Penny-Daniels (Tupelo HS, Tupelo MS) – active wing player, nice stroke from 3, played with a high motor, solid frame, handled the ball decently. Low to Mid D1.


Jamirah Shutes, 5’9 Combo Guard, Team Penny-Daniels (Haywood Co. HS, Brownsville TN) – strong frame, explosive with the ball, impressive passing ability, scored at will, added a nice floater to her game, improved game overall. Top player in Tennessee in this class. Interest from several high BCS schools.

Jordan Elder, 5’7 Point Guard, Arkansas Flames Select (Rivercrest HS, Wilson AR) – quick guard, tight handles, consistent from three, crafty with the ball, sets teammates up to score, can create own shot, solid defender. Mid to High Mid-Major.

Gabby Crawford, 6’2 Forward, Team Penny-Daniels (Munford HS, Munford TN) – long and strong lefty, nice mid-range game, can put it on the floor, strong around the basket, finished through contact, huge upside to her game. BCS.

Daphane White, 6’4 Post, Jackson Phenoms (Gulfport HS, Gulfport MS) – long and solid frame, needs to develop offensively, rebounds well, good shot blocker. Mid-Major player depending on development over high school career.

Allie Thomas, 5’9 Guard, Arkansas Flames Select (Greene County Tech, Paragould AR) – solid all-around game, consistent from three, attacked and finished around the basket, high IQ, named MVP of the tournament in 15U. Mid-Major.

Nyah Dismukes, 5’6 Guard, Team B.Wright (Hume Fogg HS, Nashville TN) – quick guard, great shot from three, doesn’t force too much, solid handles, high IQ, great job of creating. Low to Mid D1.

Brittni Moore, 5’9 Wing, Team Penny-Holmes (White Station HS, Memphis TN) – strong frame, high motor, big time athlete, improved shot from three since last time I’ve seen her, scores in transition and off of put backs, intense defense. Mid-Major.

Kallie Searcy, 6’2 Post, Team B.Wright (Brentwood Academy, Nashville TN) – long and solid frame, physical on both ends of the floor, shoots the mid-range, finishes through contact. Mid-Major.

Mahogany Vaught, 5’7 Point Guard, Team Penny-Holmes (Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch MS) – true point guard, can shoot the three, very solid handles, smart player, plays under control, quick feet defensively. Mid-Major.

Taylor Hammack, 5’10 Combo Guard, Arkansas Flames Select (South Side HS, Batesville AR) – lefty combo, smooth game, nice shot from three, nice handles, finished around the basket, great job of driving and kicking to shooter. Mid-Major.

Kaia Upton, 5’6 Point Guard, Team B.Wright (East Nashville HS, Nashville TN) – quick guard, great shot from three, attacked the basket, great decision maker. Low to Mid D1.



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