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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016 Fall Exposure League Session 1 Week 2 Recap

This was the most intense week of action I believe I have ever witnessed during the Fall Exposure League existence. The intensity and aggressiveness was so high that I have been calling players during the week checking on their recoveries from scratches and flying elbows injuries. We didn't experience the same close games as Kick Off Week. However, I'm super proud of how all teams and players continued to fight and play hard till the end of the games.

Washington 47  Texas 31



Texas started the game undermanned and pretty much was scratching and clawing their way back into the game from the start. A couple of their players arrived to the gym right at tip off and it just put them at a disadvantage. Plus, Texas was without their second leading scorer, Heaven Thompson, who was on a recruiting trip to Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Again, congratulations to Heaven on her oral commitment to the school. The Jayla  Hemingway-led Washington was just to much for Texas to handle. Jayla led all scorers with 18 points and 6 steals. Texas was led by senior Tamia Aldridge who had another double-double 13 points and 11 rebounds.

UCONN 64  Tennessee 50



Tennessee just could not get it going on the offensive end. UCONN's (and Liberty commit) Ashtyn Baker turned into a possessed player. She was simply unstoppable in the open court and a majority of her shots were off of fast break layups. She lead the league in scoring this week with 25 points. Ashtyn didn't do it alone though.  Freshman Zipporah Davis has been hampered with a nagging hamstring for quite some time but you would not have known it by her game on Saturday. She is really maturing as a player -- Knocking down 3s, finishing with the left hand or operating as the distributor. She had 17 points points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Cleaning up the boards for UCONN was senior all around player Lindsey Whiteside with 14 rebounds and 8 points.  Tennessee was led by CBU commit Johnna Jones with 19 points and Sade' Hudson with 13 points and 7 rebounds....

Oregon State 53  Syracuse 38



This game actually started off pretty tight. Then Oregon State grew a lead behind freshman forward Taylor Clemons. Taylor shocked me with her ability to stretch the defense when she knocked down a 3 pointer. She finished the game with a team high 18 points. Taylor had help on the perimeter from 5'10 Caitlyn Wilson who was 2/3 from the 3 point line. But I was more impressed with her showing that she is more than a spot up shooter. She can get to the basket also. Caitlyn had 16 points and 8 rebounds.  Another player that displayed a well rounded game was Syracuse's Jada Taylor. I'm used to seeing her cranking out threes. But she demonstrated her ability to score off the dribble as well. Jada had a team high 13 points.

No Games This Week Due to Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Fall Exposure League Kick Off Week Recap on IPreps Radio Show

Listen to the Fall Exposure League Kick Off Week Recap on the IPreps Radio show. The interview starts around the 1:02 mark.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016 Fall Exposure League Session 1 Kick Off Week Recap

The Kick Off Week exceeded my expectations. This is one of the youngest leagues I've had but you would not have known that by the competitiveness of all the teams.

First, I want to give a big thank you to everyone that showed my mom love on Saturday. On June 1, she had open heart surgery. She told me about all the people that stopped by concessions to talk to her (and to purchase her infamous rotel nachos :) ).

UCONN 38 vs Oregon State 35

We can call this the matchup of the State Champions vs The Future. UCONN is lead by Northpoint players, Ashtyn Baker,  Lindsey Whiteside and Jade Wells, who won a State Championship last season. The first thing I noticed about those three -- they play so well together. Ashtyn is the high motor leader and extremely stingy  on defense. She lead this week with 10 steals. I love the aggressiveness and all-aroundness of Lindsey. She can do it all. Bring the ball down the court. At 5'9, she doesn't mind banging for rebounds. She can knock down the three and bully her way into the paint. I didn't realize how athletic Jade is. She can explode off the ground for rebounds and accelerate
up the court in transition.



State Champions didn't mean anything to the youngsters of Oregon State nor did it intimate them. Especially, point guard Endya Buford. When she wasn't getting steals (5) or grabbing boards (5), she was aggressively getting into the paint to feed her teammates or set herself up to get to the line. She finished 5 of 6 from the line for a total of 17 points and was the game leading scorer.

Syracuse 54 vs Washington 56

Syracuse broke out with an early lead. They got balanced scoring from Zareia Ector (13), Carria Smith (13) and Trinity Farmer (11). Then Washington's Jayla Hemingway turned it up from the perimeter (4/6 from 3 point line) and from the free throw line (7/14) for a total and league day high 27 points. Bionka Massie also added 15 points for Washington.



But it was the stat lines from two eighth graders that raised eye brows. Syracuse's Anandi Farrell-Rousseau was all over the offensive glass. She grabbed 11 rebounds on the offensive end and finished with a total of 12. She is only 5'2.  Washington 5'9 guard Tylei Byrd traveled all the way from Missouri to get in on this competition and she is taking advantage of it. She made her presence known and finished the game with 10 rebounds.  Syracuse's Carria Smith also added 12 rebounds with her 13 points to finish with a double-double.

Texas 52 vs Tennessee 60

This game ended up being the battle of the defenses. The guards on these 2 teams are extremely aggressive and stingy. This game had the highest total steals with 34.



Texas' Tamia Aldridge shocked me with her ability to handle the ball at 6'0. I thought she was primarily a post player but it became a regular thing to watch her grab one of her 10 rebounds and lead the break up the court. She finished the game with a double-double including game high 20 points. Her teammate, Heaven Thompson, was hustling all over the court and got 5 steals along with 14 points. Texas looked to have the momentum early but Johnna JonesSade' Hudson and the rest of the Tennessee squad had something else in mind. You could not give Johnna any breathing room or she was letting it fly. She was 3/6 from the 3 point line and finished with team high 17 points. When Sade' wasn't grabbing 5 of her steals, she was contributing in the points column with 16.  Two young players I have to keep my eye on is 7th grader Janiya Jones and 8th grader Leah Jones. Janiya is quite the athlete and Leah at 5'11 can knock down perimeter shots.

This Saturday's Schedule:

10:15am Washington vs Texas
11:15am UCONN vs Tennessee
12:15pm Oregon State vs Syracuse

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2016 Fall Exposure League Session 1 Kick Off Week Recap

The Kick Off Week exceeded my expectations. This is one of the youngest leagues I've had but you would not have known that by the competitiveness of all the teams.

First, I want to give a big thank you to everyone that showed my mom love on Saturday. On June 1, she had open heart surgery. She told me about all the people that stopped by concessions to talk to her (and to purchase her infamous rotel nachos :) ).

UCONN 38 vs Oregon State 35

We can call this the matchup of the State Champions vs The Future. UCONN is lead by Northpoint players, Ashtyn Baker,  Lindsey Whiteside and Jade Wells, who won a State Championship last season. The first thing I noticed about those three -- they play so well together. Ashtyn is the high motor leader and extremely stingy  on defense. She lead this week with 10 steals. I love the aggressiveness and all-aroundness of Lindsey. She can do it all. Bring the ball down the court. At 5'9, she doesn't mind banging for rebounds. She can knock down the three and bully her way into the paint. I didn't realize how athletic Jade is. She can explode off the ground for rebounds and accelerate
up the court in transition.

State Champions didn't mean anything to the youngsters of Oregon State nor did it intimate them. Especially, point guard Endya Buford. When she wasn't getting steals (5) or grabbing boards (5), she was aggressively getting into the paint to feed her teammates or set herself up to get to the line. She finished 5 of 6 from the line for a total of 17 points and was the game leading scorer.

Syracuse 54 vs Washington 56

Syracuse broke out with an early lead. They got balanced scoring from Zareia Ector (13), Carria Smith (13) and Trinity Farmer (11). Then Washington's Jayla Hemingway turned it up from the perimeter (4/6 from 3 point line) and from the free throw line (7/14). Bionka Massie also added 15 points for Washington.

But it was the stat lines from two eighth graders that raised eye brows. Syracuse's Anandi Farrell-Rousseau was all over the offensive glass. She grabbed 11 rebounds on the offensive end and finished with a total of 12 and she is only 5'2.  Washington 5'9 guard Tylei Byrdtraveled all the way from Missouri to get in on this competition and she is taking advantage of it. She made her presence known and finished the game with 10 rebounds.  Syracuse's Carria Smith also added 12 rebounds with her 13 points to finish with a double-double.

Texas 52 vs Tennessee 60

This game ended up being the battle of the defenses. The guards on this team are extremely aggressive and stingy. This game had the highest total steals with 34.

Texas' Tamia Aldridge shocked me with her ability to handle the ball at 6'0. I thought she was primarily a post player but it became a regular thing to watch her grab one of her 10 rebounds and lead the break up the court. She finished the game with a double-double including game high 20 points. Her teammate, Heaven Thompson, was hustling all over the court and got 5 steals along with 14 points. Texas looked to have the momentum early but Johnna JonesSade' Hudson and the rest of the Tennessee team had something else in mind. You could not give Johnna any breathing room or she was letting it fly. She was 3/6 from the 3 point line and finished with team high 17 points. When Sade' wasn't grabbing 5 of her steals, she was contributing in the points column with 16.  Two 8th graders I have to keep my eye on is Janiya Jones and Leah Jones. Janya is quite the athlete. and Leah at 5'11 can knock down perimeter shots.

This Saturday's Schedule:

10:15am Washington vs Texas
11:15am UCONN vs Tennessee
12:15pm Oregon State vs Syracuse

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PATOSHA JEFFERY’S FALL EXPOSURE LEAGUE

Article from 901PrepScoop.com



Patosha Jeffery has been in girls basketball for over a decade and she continues to put out a great product through her passion for the game of basketball. Her Fall Exposure League has plethora of talent in the Memphis and surrounding area and features such players as Gigi Lewis (MHEA) Endya Buford respected by many as the best 9th grader in the area (Olive Branch) Ashtyn Baker, (Northpoint) who had fans raving on Saturday, Bionka Massie (Central), Sade Hudson (Trezevant) and several other names that people should know in the girls game.

I hate that I missed the first match up of the day which featured Buford and Baker against each other as I heard both played very well but I did see the last 2. In the second game, Syracuse vs Washington, Jayla Hemmingway was incredible. The 5’11 scored on all 3 levels and with the improved jumper especially from 3, Hemmingway might contend as the area’s leading scorer. She’s so physical on her way to the rim and can finish with fouls with either hand. Jayla’s very good with the ball in her hands and she makes good decisions as a passer but she’s at her best with the intent to score and she’s down hill, not a lot of east to west in her game. She looks for mismatches and when she sees it, she exploits it to her advantage. Hemmingway was the best player that I saw on Saturday, hands down but others stood out s well.

Johnna Jones, a 5’8 guard from Munford and CBU commit was really good, polished shooter who can maybe able to play some combo next year when she begins college. You simply can’t leave her because every time she shot the ball, it looked like it was going in. Really sound fundamentals, she moved well without the ball and got in positions to score via the jumper. Christian Brothers is getting a really good player in Jones, an absolute steal.

Tamia Aldridge was a surprise for me because when the game first started, it appeared she was more of a pure post but as the game progressed, so did she. She put it on the floor, handled full court and looked comfortable enough to play on the perimeter maybe more than she has in the past at her new school, Bolton High. She’s more athletic than one may think at first glance and plays every possession hard. She showed she can score it close and be a finisher and while she didn’t shoot the ball a lot from the perimeter, her mechanics were good when she did. She’s going to do some really positive things for Bolton this year and make a name for herself while doing so. Her teammate Heaven Thompson just keeps going and going, so active and she’s more than a ball hawk, I might call her a ball eagle. You can’t loft passes around her and you better guard your basketball because she gets after whoever she’s guarding . She takes chances and will gamble a lot but it’s something you can live with because of how hard she plays. She was the best on ball defender that I saw Saturday but Thompson isn’t just a defensive pest, she can score it as well. She did most of her damage off lay ups in transition where she thrives because of her speed and showed she can get where she wants in a half court setting. She’s just a ball of energy and she’s fun to watch because she looks like she loves to play.

Stay tuned to more coverage from Patosha Jeffery’s Fall Exposure League in the coming weeks.

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2016 Fall Exposure League Session 1 Week 1 Syracuse vs Washington



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

2016 Fall Exposure League Preview

The Fall Exposure League kicks off on Saturday. Check out the preview video of the type of players participating and the key to success. (Please excuse my awful singing! LOL)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nina Davis (Central) in SLAM: No Basic




Baylor’s Nina Davis is just your average college basketball star on her way to becoming a WNBA mainstay. OK, maybe “average” isn’t the right word.

Read entire SLAM article 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 Fall Exposure League Fun Fact #3 – 3 Days till Registration Deadline



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Karlee Bates, Sequoia Allmond, Diona Reed, Nya Stewart participate in Invite Only Event




Last month, Karlee Bates, Sequoia Allmond, Diona Reed, and Nya Stewart had the opportunity to attend an invite-only event, Future Stars USA, for 2020, 2021, 2022 classes in Augusta, GA.

44 division one colleges were in attendance to watch the players including Kentucky, Notre Dame, Louisville, South Carolina and Maryland.

PassThaBall was also in attendance and had this to say about Diona Reed:

Diona Reed, 6-4, center, 2021 (Millington, Tennessee) Reed has a very strong build (particularly for so young), decent hands and game around the basket. All things considered, she runs adequately.

Read entire Passtheball recap here 


Keep up the great work Ladies!!!