Thursday, June 18, 2009

Melissa McFerrin Hoops School Middle School Elite Camp Recap

Melissa McFerrin, Memphis Head Women's Basketball Coach

Tia Wooten with Assistant Coach, Brett Schneider

On Tuesday 52 players participated in the 1st annual Middle School Elite Camp on the campus of the University of Memphis at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Hickory Ridge and Elmore Park schools started the camp with an exhibition game, with Elmore Park winning with a 3 pointer in the closing seconds to win by 1. The players were then divided into groups by position and led through a series of drills by University of Memphis staff, Head Coach Melissa McFerrin, assistants Danielle O’Banion, Michael Wholey, Brett Schneider and players Savannah Ellis, Christine “Moo Moo” Lesane, and Ramses “AQ” Lonlack. After the stations, players were divided into teams.

Standout players from the camp included:

8th grader Tia Wooten from Snowden Middle School - Tia displayed that she can play the 2-5 position. Tia’s game stood out above the competition with her dynamite body, ability to handle and finish with both the left and right and the ability to grab a board and go coast to coast, taking it all the way herself or giving up to a teammate.

Timmia Sunders strong build and physical play stood out as she showed to be one of the premier 7th graders in the city.

Lyric Douglas’s monster body was too much for the post players. She took some of the tips from the skills session earlier and went to work on the other post players.

Other notables included Rodrea Echols, Lakyia Parker, Tierani Pettes, Ashley Jackson, and Jaida Roper.

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