Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memphis Girls Basketball TV: Danielle Ballard

This young lady is the truth.. She has been just as aggressive and athletic to the basket since I first saw her in 2005. And she has range. And guess what?? She is just a rising freshman.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Jasmine James ranked in ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60

Bartlett High's, Jasmine James, has a ranking of 55 in the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60.

Click here for more on the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Memphis Girls Basketball Events for Memorial Day Weekend

MidSouth Hoopmasters - May 23-26, 2008
MAYB Memphis Memorial Day Classic - May 23-25

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Alexis Givands stays in Florida

Alexis Givands, former Kirby High standout, has signed a national letter of intent to play womens colllege basketball for the University of South Florida. Alexis has spent her last 2 years at Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City Beach, Florida.
Her team recently won the National Junior College National Championship.

Givands, who is ranked the eighth best junior college (JUCO) player and No. 2 among all JUCO guards in America by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (CGBR), averaged 12.2 points and 2.6 assists which was good enough for third and first on the Commodores roster respectively. She also grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game. For her efforts during the 2007-08 campaign, Givands was tabbed a first team All-Panhandle Conference selection.

As a freshman, Givands averaged 5.9 points per game and grabbed 3.2 rebounds per contest and was a Region VIII All-Tournament team.

For more on this story, visit

Friday, May 16, 2008 says Jasmine James Got Skillz

...Jasmine James, a 5-8 rising senior from Tennessee, were probably the most skill-set complete guards on hand with range to 20-plus feet. Jasmine has a slick handle and plays hard.

Read the complete story here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Starkitsha Luellen is a Lady Razorback

Former Melrose High and Southwest TN Community College standout, Starkitsha "Star" Luellen, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's college basketball at the University of Arkansas.

“She has the potential to play either post position, but is best suited for the four position,” Collen said. “She has good shooting range, and gives us the flexibility to go big with her at the forward position in the lineup.”

For more comments form the Head Coach of the University of Arkansas, visit

Flashback: Amy McNear, Whitney Houston, Crystal Riley, Starkitsha Luellen

Memphis, TN is a hot bed for Division 1 (D1) women's college basketball talent. Don't Believe me.

Let's start with the present. Class of 08 signings include Mary Jackson heading to Louisville, Crystal Riley heading to LSU, Kurstin Mead heading to Robert Morris, Andrea Holmes heading to State University of New York at Binghamton, Andrea Neil heading to UT Chatt. That's just O8 players and not the entire list of signings.

From the JUCO scene, we have Candace Rucker (Southwest TN) heading back into D1 to Southern Mississippi, Ashley Martin (Bevil State) joining Candace at Southern Mississippi and Starkitsha Luellen (Southwest TN) heading to the University of Arkansas.

College Coaches take note that Memphis is the place to be..

This video is a tribute to young ladies that's in D1 schools or heading that way. It features Crystal Riley, Whitney Houston, now at University of Colorado, Amy McNear, now at Western Kentucky University and Starkitsha Luellen.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Former Southside High Standout joins Candace Rucker

Coach Joye Lee-McNelis, former University of Memphis coach and current Head Coach at Southern Mississippi University, inks another Memphis player.

Ashley Martin, Bevill State Community College post player and former Southside High Standout, has joined with former AAU Mid-South Lady Tiger teammate, Candace Rucker, at Southern Miss.

"I am excited to have Ashley as a part of our program," said McNelis. "She gives us an added dimension that we so desperately need. She has a great body that can post up down low and will make our high-low game even better. Ashley is a first class young lady with a passion to excel in the classroom and on the court. We are very honored to have Ashley as a Lady Eagle."

For more, visit

Lady Owls ink Northside Standout, Asia Minter

Asia Minter will be joining Rigeway's Devia Harris at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA this fall.

Here are comments from Kennesaw's coach:

"Asia can score from anywhere on the court," said Coach Tilley. "She will force opposing teams to play us straight-up because they will have to respect her ability to score from long range or off the dribble."

For more, visit

Young Gunz - Adrienne Pratcher, Sarah Watkins, Jasmine James

Before they were ranked by Mike White's All Star Report, Before they were mentioned on Before they were some of the most highly recruited players representing Memphis, TN.

They were known as the Young Gunz in the 2005 CBL league.. Here is Adrienne Pratcher, Sarah Watkins, and Jasmine James.

Words from The Publisher, Patosha Jeffery

It's easy for me as a coach, trainer and mentor to tell players what to do on the court. However, did I actually do what I tell you to? Did I actually play basketball? Could I actually play basketball?

You tell me. Here's the video:

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ashley Shields, WNBA Preseason Opener

Former Melrose and Southwest Tennessee Community College standout, Ashley Shields pulls down 7 rebounds and score 8 points in 17 minutes of action in the Houston Comets preseason opener.

Her next preseason game is May 9th in Connecticut.