Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sarah Watkins & Adrienne Pratcher on ESPN Hoopgurlz Tip Sheet

Houston High's, Sarah Watkins, and East High's, Adrienne Pratcher makes the River City Classic Tip Sheet

Sarah Watkins has the size, build, skills and range to be an impact player.
Sarah Watkins, a 6-3 Forward with the Memphis Elite Platinum 91 and University of Arkansas commitment, has the size, build, skills and range to be an impact player. In other words, ranked number 82 in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100, she has it all. What sets her apart from other skilled players is her ability to create her own looks. With and without the ball she's active and forces defensive adjustments. She can work in the paint as well as knock down perimeter shots. She scored well in Memphis on very limited playing time and will have an even greater impact when she's on the floor longer.

Adrienne Pratcher, the 5-7 point guard for the MSA Bobcats Gold, has that good quickness and strength that seems to be in demand these days. Utilizing a good first step she gets by defenders again and again and creates a lot of scoring opportunities for herself and her Bobcat teammates. She can get to the rim and finish, but she also has a solid pull up. She'll have to give it up more at the next level with the size of the help that will rotate her way, but it shouldn't be a problem as she already threads the needle with some pretty solid passing.

For the complete Tip Sheet click here

Monday, July 28, 2008

Memphis Elite finishes 5th in 14U AAU National Championship

For final results of 14U National Championship click here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

River City Classic starts July 22 in Memphis, TN

SITE: Memphis, Tennessee
DATES: July 22–25, 2008
COST: $675
EVENT DETAILS: NCAA Certified Event. Last year 160 teams and over 300 college coaches

SITE GYMS: Univ. of Memphis, Christian Brother Univ., NIKE, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Harding Academy, Ridgeway Baptist Athletic Center, Second Pres Athletic Center, Central HS

Unsigned seniors (Class of 2008) will be allowed to participate

CONTACT: Carl Tinsley at 503-654-2066 tins@ocbasketball.com

For brackets click here

Jasmine James shines at Battle of the Boro

According to ESPN HoopGurlz, Bartlett High's, Jasmine James, ranking in the ESPN HoopGurlz hundred should climb from 57 to even higher.

Here is Jasmine's evaluation from the Battle of the Borro Tip Sheet:

Jasmine James, a 5-7 guard out of Bartlett, Tenn., is part of the Tennessee Flight glut of talent. Athletic and explosive, she has all the tools to take over a game. 57th in the ESPN HoopGurlz Hundred, James can and should climb the list before July comes to an end. If she can find the consistency to play at her best on every possession, there are going to be a lot of sleepless nights for her defenders in the future. Her four 3 pointers against the Georgia Metros to open the second half in the tournament's semi-final were back breakers. That range and touch should force defenders to close out and that can only lead to a lot of smiles as James drives by on her way to the hole.

To read the entire Tip Sheet Click Here

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Millington's Ashley Robinson set to sign with Lady Tigers

It's been nearly three years since a Memphis-area girls basketball standout publicly committed to the University of Memphis. One would have to go back to the summer of 2005, when former Munford High star Jasmine Brown committed to the Lady Tigers, to find the last.

But Millington High senior forward Ashley Robinson said Wednesday she's ready to buck the trend.

Read the full Memphis Commercial Appeal article here

Sunday, July 6, 2008