Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trezevant Summer League Schedule Revised

schedule updated June 14, 2010 10:15pm

This is the latest updated version

Monday, June 14th
Cancelled due to Heat Index

Tuesday, June 15th
2:00 Manassas vs. Ridgeway (boys)
3:00 Hamilton vs. Trezevant (girls)
4:00 Whitehaven vs. East (girls)
5:00 Fairley vs. Manassas (girls)
6:00 Frayser vs. Manassas (boys)
7:00 Trezevant vs. East (Boys)
8:00 Ridgeway vs. Melrose (boys)

Wednesday, June 16th
2:00 Ridgeway vs. East (boys)
3:00 Whitehaven vs. Manassas (boys)
4:00 Mannassas vs. Horn Lake (girls)
5:00 Douglass vs. East (girls)
6:00 Trezevant vs. Manassas (girls)
7:00 Frayser vs. Melrose (boys)
8:00 Hamilton vs. Ridgeway (boys)

Thursday, June 17th
2:00 Ridgeway vs. Whitehaven (boys)
3:00 Whitehaven vs. Hamilton (girls)
4:00 Hamilton vs. East (boys)
5:00 Horn Lake vs. Fairley (girls))
6:00 Trezevant vs. Ridgeway (boys)
7:00 East vs. Fairley (girls)
8:00 Manassas vs. Frayser (boys)

We are less than a week away from the month of June which means players will be joining their school teams in team camps and summer leagues. For the second year, Trezevant High School will be hosting a league. This is a boys and girls league with the following teams participating:

Girls - Fairley, Whitehaven, Trezevant, Douglass, Hamilton, Manassas, Horn Lake, Ridgeway, Douglas, East

Boys - Whitehaven, Frayser, East, Manassas, Melrose, Trezevant, Ridgeway, Oakhaven, Kingsbury

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

U18 National Team

USA Basketball released the 26-player roster that will compete for the 12 roster spots on the U18 national team. All of the invitees are members of the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 in either the 2010 class or the 2011 class.

The 2010 class top-ranked prospect and Stanford signee, Chiney Ogwumike of Cypress, Texas, headlines the talented pool of players. Other top-25 prospects from the senior class include Kaneisha Horn (No. 5) from Birmingham, Ala., Richa Jackson (6) from Midwest City, Okla., Alyssa Thomas (7) from Harrisburg, Pa., Karla Gilbert (9) from College Station, Texas, Cassie Harberts (11) of San Clemente, Calif., Bria Hartley (14), from North Babylon, N.Y., Afure Jemerigbe (15) of Stockton, Calif., Sara James (18) of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Haley Peters (19) of Red Bank, N.J., Kayla McBride (20) of Erie, Pa., Laurin Mincy (23) of Newark, N.J., and Meighan Simmons (24) of Cibolo, Texas.

Eight invitees are ranked among the top 70 in the class of 2011 by ESPN HoopGurlz, including six ranked in the top 40 -- Morgan Jones (No. 11) from Altamonte Springs, Fla., Cassie Peoples (21) of Houston, Reshanda Gray (25) of Los Angeles, Brittany Boyd (30) of Berkeley, Calif., Amber Orrange (35) of Houston, and Raven Ferguson (39) of Columbus, Ohio.

Click here for the complete list

U17 World Championships Team

A few weeks ago I announced that Central's Danielle Ballard will be trying out for the U17 World Championships Team. There are actually 36 players trying out.

The trials will include 10 players who competed for the USA U16 National Team, which won gold in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship in Mexico City. The U17 team will compete at the FIBA U17 World Championship July 16-25 in Rodez and Toulouse, France.

The trials will take place June 8-11 and selections for the U17 team will be made in addition to selections for the new Youth Olympic Games. The new games will take place in Singapore Aug. 14-26 and will feature 20 team which will compete in 3-on-3 basketball. In total, there are 16 roster spots up for grabs in Colorado Springs next month.

Of the invitees, 13 are new faces to USA Basketball while 13 were invited a year ago but were not selected to the U16 team.

Click here for the complete USA Basketball U17 World Championships Team Trials Roster

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Girls Basketball Speed & Agility Camp Recap

The Girls Basketball Speed & Agility Camp was a success. Thank you to all the participants that came out to learn how to be more powerful, explosive, and agile basketball players. By attending the camp, the young ladies also put themselves a step ahead of the competition in girls basketball.

Rob Weatherly of Velocity Sports Performance did an excellent job showing the young ladies the different ways to warm up and stretch, drills to increase agility and quickness and how it applies to basketball. And you know I could not let the young ladies come to a girls basketball camp and not go over basketball skills. I had the young ladies go through stations of shooting, dribbling, passing and free throw shooting.

Check out the highlights.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Girls Basketball in Africa

These videos will show you an inspirational story of dreaming, sacrificing and giving back.

In the middle of an economic recession, Mobolaji Akiode quit her job and packed the apartment. She moved 5,000 miles from Bristol, Conn. to Lagos, Nigeria, which is going on 18 million and soon to be the most populous city in Africa. Her goal was both simple and grand: to use sports, particularly basketball camps, to inspire and empower impoverished young women, first in Nigeria and then throughout the African continent.

Mobolaji Akiode was sitting in her old bedroom in her parents' home in New Jersey, rifling through memorabilia from her days as a basketball star. There were the photos of the Columbia (Maplewood, N.J.) High School team that won the 1998 state finals, clippings from her record-setting years at Fordham University, mementos from her tenure as a Nigerian-American member of the Nigerian teams at the Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2004.

At that moment, she decided to do something different.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Monday, May 17, 2010

Girls Basketball Speed & Agility Camp


Girls Basketball Speed & Agility Camp
Saturday, May 22, 2010
5th-9th Graders
Only $25
Spaced limited to 25 players

2nd Annual Tennessee Turkey Jamm

The schedule is already out for the 2nd Annual Tennessee Turkey Jamm. Last year, this event was hosted at Central High School and featured several nationally ranked teams. Here is this years participating teams and schedule.

Novemeber 26th
11:00 am St. Bennedict (Tn) vs, H.W. Byers (Ms)
12:45 pm Forrest Park (Ga) vs. West Memphis Arkansas (Ar)
2:30 pm Hillsboro (Tn) vs. Milton (Ga)
4:15 pm Ridgeway (Tn) vs. Oldsmar Academy (Fl)
6:00 pm Overton ( Tn) vs. St. Anthony (NY)
7:45 Clarksville (Tn) vs. Hoover (Al)
9:15 Memphis Central (Tn) vs. Potters House Christian Acd. (Fl)

November 27th
11:00 am St. Bennedict (Tn) vs. Milton (Ga)
12:45 pm H.W. Byers (Ms) vs. Forrest Park (Ga)
2:30 pm Clarksville (Tn) vs. West Memphis Arkansas (Ar)
4:15 Hillsboro (Tn) vs. Potters House Academy (Fl)
6:00 pm Hoover (Al) vs. Overton (Tn)
7:45 pm Oldsmar Academy (Fl) vs. Ridgeway (Tn)
9:15 pm Memphis Central (Tn) vs. St. Anthony (Ny)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Memphis in May Rage on the River Tournament This Weekend

The Memphis Lady Bobcats organization is hosting the Memphis in May Rage on the River. The tournament is featuring 18 teams including several Bobcat Squads, Memphis Tigers Select, and the Memphis Disciples.

It will be held at the following locations: Christian Brothers University, Southwest TN Community College and White Station Church of Christ.

Play begins on Saturday.

Click here for the schedule

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hoopfest Tournament This Weekend

I will be heading to Millington this weekend to check out some Memphis squads.

To be honest, I don't know if the name of the tournament is or But I do know that I will be checking out Memphis Elite, Memphis Magic, Team Idlewild Fury and Team Tennessee Glory in the senior division.

The tournament will be held at Millington High, Middle and Elementary schools.

Play begins Saturday.

Click here for Schedule

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sexual Abuse in Sports

I don't know how people are going to react to this post.

But this is real. This is important and it is happening in girls basketball.

Players and parents should be aware and educated on this subject.

There was a recent story on ESPN's Outside the Lines about a young lady that was molested by her swim coach. She was 14 years old. Watch the video for her story.

Although Outside the Lines focused on swimming, again it happens in girls basketball.

Tips for Parents from Dr. Robert Shoop, Director, Cargill Center for Ethical Leadership

**Look for Problems, Don't wait til they come to you
**Talk to your child everyday and ask how things are going
**Look for warning signs (constantly transporting child alone, massaging)

Watch Dr. Shoop

For more from Outside The Lines, click here

Monday, May 10, 2010

ESPN Hoopgurlz releases 2011 Top 100, Hasina Muhammad Ranked

ESPN HoopGurlz has expanded its ranking of the 2011 class after its six evaluators assessed talent, nationally and in person, during the fall evaluation period, the high-school season, the recent spring evaluation period, and the six Nike Regional Skills Academies. The rankings are a consensus reached by the ESPN HoopGurlz staff, which discussed the relative standing of prospects during marathon video conferences last week.

Ridgeway's Hasina Muhammad is the only Memphian ranked at 70th.

Here is the Top 10:

1 Elizabeth Williams P 6'3" VA
2 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis W 6'0" CA
3 Bria Smith G 5'8" NY
4 Cierra Burdick F 6'2" NC
5 Krystal Forthan F 6'4" TX
6 Ariel Massengale PG 5'6" IL
7 Shakena Richardson PG 5'6" NJ
8 Justine Hartman P 6'2" CA
9 Briyona Canty G 5'9" NJ
10 Amber Henson F 6'3" FL

Click here for the complete ranking

Peach State Hoops 2010, 2011, 2012 Rankings

Peach State Hoops recently released their latest rankings.

For the 2010 Class, Lausanne Collegiate School's Laren Avant is ranked 35th. She will be heading to Tennessee in the fall to be a member of Pat Summit's Lady Vol squad.

Click here for the complete 2010 ranking

For the 2011 Class, Ridgeway's Hasina Muhammad is ranked 59th. We are anxiously awaiting word on what college program Hasina decides to sign a letter of intent with.

Click here for the complete 2011 ranking

For the 2012 Class, Central's Danielle Ballard is ranked 13th and Aaliyah Whiteside is ranked 27th. Both Danielle and Aaliyah will be on a mission to lead Central to a state championship next season.

Click here for the complete 2011 ranking

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tennessee AAU State Championship - This Week

The 11U and 15U brackets for the TN AAU State Tournament will be held in Memphis this weekend, May 7-9.

The Tournament will be hosted at St Benedict at Auburndale and St Francis of Assisi Middle School.

Click here for the schedule

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jasmine James, Freshman Season Georgia Highlights

Science and Mathematics Conference

I know this isn't related to basketball, however, its related to me and academics.

On September 25, the University of Memphis will host the Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics Conference for girls grade 6-9.

At the conference, you get to participate in fun, hands-on workshops in science, healthcare, engineering, computers, & more, talk with women professionals about careers in science & math, and meet other girls interested in math & science. There's also parent workshops in educational preparation, student life & more.

And guess who is the Keynote Speaker?????? Your very own Patosha Jeffery.

Did I mention that the registration fee is only $12.00 and includes lunch.

Take advantage of this opportunity.

Click here for more information