Saturday, May 30, 2009

L.A. Lakers Capture Western Conference Championship

Booker T Washington Signees

from Commercial Appeal

Four Washington girls basketball players have signed National Letters of Intent to play in college. Jessica Brown, a 6-2 post, signed with Arkansas State. Daria Hester, a 6-1 post, signed with Jackson State University. Monique Ingram, a 5-9 wing, singed with Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn. Jaquita Burt, a 5-6 point guard, signed with Northwest Shoals Junior College.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Mid-South HoopMasters Recap


This past weekend the 3rd Annual Mid-South HoopMasters took place at Memphis Catholic with some Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi Teams. The teams took the court for some great games. It narrowed down to the final four of Memphis Elite vs. The Lady Bobcats 601 and the Lady Bobcats Platinum matched up with the Memphis Glory.

When it came down to the Championship it was the Memphis Elite and Memphis Lady Bobcats. It was an exciting game and for once the adults put aside their differences and let the kids have fun and do what they do. When the day was done The Lady Bobcats was crowned Champions and the coaches from each team shook hands and the girls hugged and laughed with each other and took a unity picture showing the strength of talent that the countries top college coaches need to prepare for this Summer.

Memphis is a hot bed for talent. There might not be many post players that come out of the city, but guards and shooters are overwhelmed in the Bluff City. These are two teams that everyone could not think could get together and play some good basketball. After all these are the two teams that started playing exposure basketball after the Mid-South Lady Tigers had disbanded and the rest is history. The Lady Bobcats has over 20 young ladies to acquire college scholarships and the Memphis Elite has done a great job in accomplishing that same goal. The difference is one wear NIKE and one wear Adidas. They even wear the same color uniform.

The one thing that is important, they will keep our airport busy this high school season with college coaches coming to see each of their high school teams play because of what they saw in the past Summer. This is why you see coaches in the gym with Rod Echols, Eric Daniels, Andre Pruitt, and Fred Echols. Their Universities have built relationships with these top programs.

Click here for full recap

Tournaments This Weekend: March 29-31, 2009

MAYB:Click here for Schedule

High School Summer League

Will be updated soon, White Station has joined the league.

1. Hillcrest
2. Fairley
3. Whitehaven
4. Sheffield
5. Rosa Fort

June 2 @ Hillcrest
6pm: Hillcrest vs Fairley
7pm: Whitehaven vs Sheffield
8pm: Hillcrest vs Rosa Fort

June 4 @ Fairley
6pm: Fairley vs Whitehaven
7pm: Sheffield vs Rosa Fort
8pm: Hillcrest vs Fairley

June 9 @ Hillcrest
6pm: Whitehaven vs Sheffield
7pm: Rosa Fort vs Hillcrest
8pm: Fairley vs Whitehaven

June 11 @ Fairley
6pm: Sheffield vs Rosa Fort
7pm: Hillcrest vs Fairley
8pm: Whitehaven vs Sheffield

June 16 @ Hillcrest
6pm: Rosa Fort vs Hillcrest
7pm: Fairley vs Whitehaven
8pm: Sheffield vs Rosa Fort

June 18 @ Fairley
6pm: Hillcrest vs Fairley
7pm: Whitehaven vs Sheffield
8pm: Rosa Fort vs Hillcrest

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Melissa McFerrin Hoop School

University of Memphis' Women's Basketball Coach will be offering camps in June:

* (06/19/2009 - 06/20/2009) - 2009 McFerrin High School Team Camp
* (06/22/2009 - 06/25/2009) - 2009 McFerrin Hoop School Day Camp
* (06/27/2009 - 06/28/2009) - 2009 McFerrin AAU Team Camp

Click here for more

Top 20 Club Teams of the South

The South is one of the biggest hotbeds of athletic talent in the United States and this edition of the best of the Spring highlights the updated top 20 club teams of the south entering the summer.

1. Tennessee Flight Silver (Murfreesboro, TN) –Flight Silver is a congomoration of the top talent in the country, touching both coasts with Kaleena Lewis 5’9’’ G 2011 Mater Dei and Stefanie Dolson 6’5’’ C 2010 Mikulski Valley. The Flight Silver finished 2nd at Boo Williams and will looking at the number 1 spot in the nation if they can win Nike Nationals.

2. Tennessee Flight Titanium (Murfreesboro, TN)- The Titanium Flight won the Wildcat Classic in Lexington, KY this past weekend defeating the Florida Essence. The Titanium is similar to the Silver except they do not have Lewis and Dolson. Look for them to play much more frequently this summer then the Silver because of the cost of travel.

3. Georgia Elite (Atlanta, GA) – Still undefeated, Andraya Carter’s Georgia Elite team has beaten several of the top teams in the south including FGB Junior Elite, the Georgia Ice, Southeast Elite, and the Georgia Pistols. Georgia Elite will be playing at AAU in July as well as several Peach State Events.

4. Team Breakdown (Miami, Fl) – Breakdown has only played three events this spring and finished in the top 4 of all three events. Breakdown’s strong play at the Deep South Classic lands them a spot in our top 5.

5. Jacksonville Lady Rams (Jacksonville, Fl) – The Rams struggled early at Deep South but have won three tournaments in Florida to move them into the top 5 in the rankings. The Rams won Disney’s Spring Fling, AAU State and the Coast to Coast Super Regional Tournament in Florida.

Click here to see the rest of Scout's Top 20

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Mary Jackson is coming HOME

Former Oakhaven Standout, Mary Jackson has committed to play for the University of Memphis Lady Tigers!!!!

Because of NCAA transfer rules, Mary will have to sit out next season.

Click here for more from Memphis Lady Tigers site

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Rising Blue Star (7/8/9th) Camp - Memphis, TN

Rising Blue Star Camps are Blue Star's GIRLS Grassroots Camps to help identify the top young female players in the country. These camps are in their 7th year of existence, and bringing the top 7th/8th/9th graders together in various regions to compete. Blue Star evaluator(s) will be on hand to assess players, and all participants will be included in the Rising Blue Star Report that goes to college coaches. A college recruiting lecture will also be given regarding the upcoming process for parents/players to attend. Each participant will receive a Nike Rising Blue Star T shirt.

08/14/2009 - 08/15/2009
Ages: U12, U13, U14

Registration Fee: $100.00
Registration Deadline: 08/04/2009

Early Registration Discount Available
$80.00 by 07/01/2009

For more info click here

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jamie Rosser leaves Overton

The Overton Lady Wolverines will be under new leadership as they try to make a back to back trip to the State Tournament next season.

It was announced today head girls basketball coach, Jamie Rosser, is now the men's assistant coach at Southeast Missouri.

Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Dickey Nutt has added Jamie Rosser to his first coaching staff at Southeast.

Rosser, who played for Nutt when he was the head coach at Arkansas State, has been the head girls basketball coach at Overton High School in Memphis, Tenn. Last season he guided Overton to a District championship, City Runner-up and Region Runner-up. Rosser won Coach of the Year honors in 2008 and 2009. He had been hired to coach both the boys and girls teams next season at Overton.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spring Show Off Camp 2009 Evaluations Available

Dominique Long, 2009, 5'9, Sheffield School (Memphis, TN) - Lefty Small forward with excellent passing skills very active in paint and nice soft touch on shot.

Kelsey Moore, 2009, 5'8, Haywood High School (Brownsville, TN) - Undersized forward but powerful and aggressive in the paint.

Christina LaSane, 2009, 5'9, Craigmont High School (Memphis, TN) - Talented scoring guard with range.

Melissa Hunt, 2009, 5'9, Westwood High School (Memphis, TN) - Strong shooting guard with range.

Tierra Henderson, 2009, 5'8, Mitchell High School (Memphis, TN) - Aggressive penetrating guard.

Valencia Williams, 2009, 5'4, Mitchell High School (Memphis, TN)
- Distributing point guard with shooting range.

Click here for complete list of camp evaluations

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Girls Basketball Summer Success Camp - Memphis, TN

Come increase your fundamental skills at Patosha Jeffery's Girls Basketball Summer Success Camp.

July 17-18, 2009

Ages 8-17

*Campers grouped according to age and skill level
*Learn Proper way to Shoot a Basketball
*Improve your Dribbling, Ballhandling, and Passing Skills
*Learn how to Play Defense
*Learn about the Recruiting Process
*Learn how to Make Good Grades while Playing Basketball
*Learn how to be a Leader and Team Work
*Lunch Provided Daily
*Everyone receives Summer Success Camp T Shirt

Visit for complete details.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tennessee AAU State Brackets Available

Click here for brackets

Girls Basketball Training - $20 sessions

Come train with the ONLY female girls basketball trainer in Memphis.

Contact Patosha at for more information.

Commercial Appeal's Pepsi Best of the Preps Girls Basketball Player of the Year Finalist

Lauren Avant,Lausanne junior
A two-time Division 2-A Miss Basketball winner and
Parade magazine All-American, Avant, a 5-9 guard,
averaged 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, four assists and five
steals for a Lady Lynx squad that went 30-4. Avant’s play
helped Lausanne advance to its second consecutive D2-A
state-title game.

Jasmine James, Bartlett senior
A 5-9 guard and Georgia signee, James averaged an
area-best 25.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and four
steals, helping Bartlett to a 25-7 record and a Class AAA
sectional appearance. James was one of three Class AAA
Miss Basketball finalists.

Jasmine Robinson
, Overton junior
A 5-8 point guard, Robinson led Overton to its most
successful season, as the Lady Wolverines advanced to
the Class AAA state tournament for the first time. Robinson
averaged a team-high 15 points per game for Overton,
which finished 27-7 after advancing to the Class AAA
state semifinals.

Jasmine Taylor,Central senior
A 5-10 forward and Arkansas State signee, Taylor was
the scoring leader for a Central squad that fell, 62-61, to
Nashville Hillsboro on a last-second shot in the Class AAA
state-title game. Taylor’s 15.5 points per game paced a
Lady Warriors team that finished the year 35-2.

Sarah Watkins, Houston senior
The area’s most dominant post player, Watkins, a 6-2
Arkansas signee, averaged 23.2 points per game during
the regular season for Houston, which advanced to the
Region 8-AAA quarterfinals.

Click here for all Best of Preps Teams