Saturday, October 31, 2009

Latest 2010 Committments

updated Monday, November 9, 2009

Over the past couple of weeks, several seniors have made their decisions on where they plan to continue their basketball career.

Manassas' Desiree Phillips - Missouri State University
Overton's, LaKeria Crowder - Jacksonville State University
Overton's Karisma Tyson & Collierville's Nia Gregory - Arkansas-Little Rock
Overton's Orlandria Williams - Marshall

Preseason AP NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings Released

The Associated Press released their Pre-Season Top 25 ranking for Women's College Basketball 2009-10 Season. Here is the Top 10:

1. Connecticut
2. Stanford
3. Ohio State
4. Notre Dame
5. North Carolina
6. Duke
7. Baylor
8. Tennessee
9. LSU
10. Michigan State

Click here for entire top 25

Pre-Season Show Off Camp 2009 Top Performer Highlights

The Pre-Season Show Off Camp Top Performer Highlights have been added on

The 4 Top Performers of the Pre-Season Show Off Camp 2009 were:

Westwood's Brinika Shepherd
Ridgeway's Hasina Muhammad
Oxford's (MS) Erika Sisk
Snowden's Tia Wooten

Check out Brinika Shepherd

Visit to watch the other highlights.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

She Got Game Back This Saturday

Due to technical difficulties, She Got Game was not aired last Saturday. The show will be back at it's regularly scheduled time on Saturday October 31 at 11:00am on Cable Ch. 17.

The Super 80 girls and boys championship will be featured.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Top 10 Memphis Girls Basketball Rivalries

I was reflecting on this past season and the upcoming girls basketball season. Then I began to think about some of the top rivalries. This is what I came up with.

1. Central vs Overton
2. Central vs East
3. White Station vs Ridgeway
4. Central vs Millington
5. Central vs Melrose
6. Houston vs Overton
7. Bartlett vs Arlington
8. Overton vs Ridgeway
9. Melrose vs Ridgeway
10. Hamilton vs Melrose

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Adrienne Pratcher, Texas A&M Aggie

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According to Texas A&M athletics site, Adrienne Pratcher was rated the No. 47 overall prospect by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, the No. 53 overall prospect by Michael White's All-Star Girls Basketball Report and the No. 60 overall prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz 100...The No. 8-ranked point guard in the country out of Memphis East High School...Named MVP...All-state and All-District Team selection...Averaged 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists per game as a junior...Played AAU basketball for the Memphis Bobcats...Selected to play on the adidas Nation Team...Honor Roll and Principal's List student.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shelby County Middle School Jamboree Report reported on the Shelby County Middle School Jamboree held at Southwind High School on Saturday, October 24, 2009.

Here is part of the report:

Schilling Farms is armed with one of the best 6th graders around with Jaida Roper. Roper plays defense and can she ever get down the floor on the break. She had 5 steals in the Jamboree. Roper is not alone at Schilling. 8th grade sensation Marissa Knox is no stranger to the area. Knox can get it done and to top it off they have a great coach in Patty Garner.

Khaila Prather was one who looked to be a force to recon with. Prather at 6'1 can do it all. She can bring it down the court, pass it, and rule the boards. She and her Arlington Bobcats will be out to make a run for the SCS Tournament. Just down the road a bit of course Shadowlawn is maintaining with Jasmine Cincore and Kayla Bolden, who are just 2 great players hands down.

Collierville looked like they will be competitors this year with the shooting of Sidney Smith and Amber Braxton, who both are intelligent athletes on the floor.

The biggest team of the day was Mount Pisgah with the Twin Towers in the Cowan Twins, Brittany and Breanna Cowan, and Aysha Harris made impressive showing against newcomer to Shelby County's League the Hawks of Highland Oaks where Rodrea Echols and Dariya Drew will be a force in the back court.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Memphis Girls Basketball Fundamental Friday: Cone Hops

Cone hops is a great way to improve quickness and agility skills.

If you are interested in increasing your agility skills through training, email

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Symone Daniels, Hasina Muhammad National Ranking

According to ESPN HoopGurlz, Saint Benedict's Symone Daniels is the 42th ranked forward in the country and Ridgeway's Hasina Muhammad is the 20th ranked guard in the class of 2011.

Click here for 2011 Guard Rankings

Click her for the 2011 Forward Rankings

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Super 80 Championship

Shock 69
Comets 41

Hasina Muhammad 33 points 10 rebounds 6 steals 3 blocks
Cornelia Fondren 14 points 11 rebounds 1 steal
Teresa Mays 11 points
Shervonte' Bright 6 points 8 rebounds
Phelicia Atkins 5 points 9 rebounds
Christyn Hopper 4 rebounds 2 blocks

Cleo Lee 14 points 8 rebounds
Tamara Cast 9 points 3 rebounds
Cortrice Golden 6 points 4 rebounds
Chetavia Rutherford 4 points 1 rebound 1 steal
Lakendra Harris 3 points 8 rebounds 1 steal
Melissa Vilar 2 points 2 rebounds 1 steal
Emily Chew 3 points
Rachel Oaks 2 rebounds
Ayanna Muhammad 1 rebound

League & Tournament MVP: Hasina Muhammad
All Tournament Team: Ebony Hayes, Katya Lloyd, Victoria White, Nina Davis, Cleo Lee, Tamara Cast, LaKendra Harris, Shervonte' Bright, Teresa Mays

Millington PlayDay Schedule Saturday, October 31

updated October 25, 2009

8:30 Millington vs Manassas
9:00 Germantown vs Munford
9:30 Braircrest vs Hillcrest
10:00 Covington vs Hamilton
10:30 White Station vs Munford
11:00 Ridgeway vs Fairley
11:30 Millington vs Covington
12:00 Germantown vs Hillcrest
12:30 Liberty Tech vs Manassas
1:00 Briarcrest vs Fairley
1:30 Ridgeway vs Hamilton
2:00 Covington vs Braircrest
2:30 White Station vs Liberty Tech
3:00 Munford vs Hillcrest
3:30 Millington vs Hamilton
4:00 White Station vs Manassas
4:30 Liberty Tech vs Ridgeway
5:00 Fairley vs Germantown
5:30 Millington vs Liberty Tech

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 Pre-Season Show Off Camp Report II

Report II of the Pre-Season Show Off Camp has been released on It highlights the 2012, 2013, and 2014 classes.

Here is a sneak peek:

The 2014 class demanded respect from the upper classmen in the camp. Amber Holmes (Southwind, 5'2, PG) was not shy at displaying her quickness, getting shots, distributing the ball and showing her NBA range.

Click here for the complete report

Ashley Martin transfers to Number 3 Ranked Team

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Former Southside player, Ashley Martin, has transferred to Division 2 number 3 nationally ranked Delta State from Southern Mississippi. The Delta State Lady Statesmen are coming off a 30-7 season in 2008-2009 which included their fourth consecutive Gulf South Conference championship and second consecutive trip to the NCAA Elite Eight tournament.

Before attending Southern Miss, Ashley played two seasons at Bevill State Community College in Fayette, AL... A first-team all-state selection twice, a first-team all-region pick two times and a first-team all-tournament selection for two seasons

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2009 Pre-Season Show Off Camp Report I

Report I of the Pre-Season Show Off Camp has been released on It highlights the 2010 and 2011 classes.

Here is a sneak peek:

The 2009 Pre-Season Show Off Camp was full of diaper dandies, however, the 2010 class did represent. Adrian Sanders (Ridgeway, 5'10, G/F) is like the energizer bunny. She just never stops; full of energy, loves to defend, rebound and can get to the free throw line and shoot beyond the arch.

Click here for the complete report

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Memphis Girls Basketball Fundamental Friday: 2 Ball V Dribble

Don't limit yourself to being an one dimensional player. Being one dimensional is when you can only use your strong hand. Here is a drill that helps your develop both your left and right hands. Below is an advanced 2 Ball Dribbling video of Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley.

If you are interested in increasing your ball handling skills through training, email

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Memphis Squads at End of the Road Championships

Two Memphis teams traveled to Georgia to participate in Peach State Hoops' End of the Road Championships this past weekend, Team Memphis Elite - Daniels and Team Memphis Elite - Little.

Although Team Memphis Elite - Daniels were only able to participate in two games, it was probably enough for Danielle Ballard to stake her claim as a Top 20 National Prospect. Here is the report from Peach State Hoops:

The 5-foot-8 Ballard is starting to make a name for herself on the circuit and this weekend didn’t hurt her cause. Even though her team was only able to play two games, the floor general left a lasting impression with her passing and ability to slice the defense to attack the rim. If she continues to add to her range, she’ll have a legit chance to be a fixture in the Top 20 for the remainder of her career.

Jeff Little's sophomore squad played up in the 16/17U bracket and was on a mission. Winning their first 2 games by 20 and 30 points. They went cold and lost to veteran squad, 2-time defending Georgia High School state champions, SW Dekalb Eagles, by 6. But it was enough for Arlington's sophomore, Ariel Hearn, to put herself on the map as a national player. Here is the report from Peach State Hoops:

Hearn - a 5-8 guard - made her presence felt in all three games showing the skill to get where she wanted to go on the floor with the ball. She showed that her ability to finish around the rim potentially makes her one of the region’s better guards in the sophomore class. Although she could use some added strength, Hearn definitely has the game to become a major name on the summer scene the next couple of years.

Click here for the full Peach State Hoops Report

Sporting News PreSeason Top 25

As preseason polls are starting to be released, you know basketball season is just around the corner.

According to LSU is the highest ranked SEC team in the Sporting News PreSeason Top 25 poll, coming in at 9th place. Tennessee is in 12th and Mississippi State is 21st. Middle Tennessee State out of Murfreesboro, TN is 23rd.

Top 25

1. Connecticut
2. Stanford
3. Ohio State
4. North Carolina
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. Oklahoma
8. Virginia
9. LSU
10. Baylor
11. Michigan State
12. Tennessee
13. Xavier
14. Florida State
15. Georgia Tech
16. Arizona State
17. Texas
18. DePaul
19. Maryland
20. California
21. Mississippi State
22. San Diego State
23. Middle Tennessee
24. Marist
25. Boston College

Click here for the complete article from

Granny's Girl Basketball Camp Registration Now Open

Registration for the Free Girls Basketball Camp is now open. Only the first 77 registered players will be able to participate in the camp.

Granny's Girls Basketball Camp is for 8-14 year olds only. Visit for more information.

Claim your spot now!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Danielle Ballard considered as Highly Touted Point Guard

Central's Super Sophomore Danielle Ballard is considered to be a Highly Touted Point Guard for the 2012 Class, according to Keil Moore
 of Peach State Hoops.

This is what he had to say:

"Schools in need of a point guard in the class of 2012 should be in great shape with a number of highly touted point guard prospects making names for themselves in early on in the careers. While players like Jordan Adams (CA), Mariah Jefferson (TX), and Andraya Carter (GA) have received a considerable amount of notoriety Alexis Jones (TX), Majorie Butler (TN) and Danielle Ballard (TN) add a considerable amount of depth to what could might wind up being called the year of the point guard recruiting wise."

Click here to read the entire Recruiting News segment from Peach State Hoops.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pre-Season Show Off Camp 2009 Recap

The Pre-Season Show Off Camp was a complete success. The following college progams were in attendance of this monumental event: Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas-Fort Smith, North Florida, McNeese State, North Alabama, Jackson State, Southern Illinois, and Pearl River Community College.

54 young ladies from Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas had the opportunity to display to the 14 college programs not only their basketball abilities but also their abilities to listen, follow directions, and follow a schedule. The participants in the camp also had the opportunity to learn more about how to market themselves to college coaches, the importance of academics, and the benefits of networking.

Stay Tuned for more on Individual Performances, Evaluations and Highlights

901PrepScoop Highlights Pre-Season Show Off Camp was in attendance at the Pre-Season Show Off Camp. They listed their Top 10 Players of the camp and even gave a Players to Watch list.

Click here for Part I

Click here for Part II