Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 30, 2013

Boston College: Women's Basketball Celebrates The 2012-13 Season
DAYTON: Sam Mackay Signs Contract With WNBA'S Seattle Storm
Duquesne: Dan Burt Named Head Women's Basketball Coach
East Tennessee: ETSU seeks TBR approval to make Ezell women’s hoops coach
High Point: Women's basketball inks three for 2013-14
Tulsa: Mossman Named as Court Coach for 2013 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship and World University Games Team Trials
UAB: Norton Announces Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Monday, April 29, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 29, 2013

Indiana: Chaplin Granted Sixth Year of Eligibility by NCAA
Missouri: Women's Basketball Earns Academic Recognition
Southern Illinois: Stein adds Kat Martin to coaching staff
Troy: Women’s Basketball Adds Point Guard
Southern California: USC Completes Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Friday, April 26, 2013

Manaya Jones, Michaela Campbell stand out at Peach State Basketball Tip Off Classic

2013 Spring Evaluation period event recaps have been pouring in all week.

I was reading one of the Tip Off Classic's recaps and saw that two Memphis Girls Basketball players received some ink.

Team All In's Manaya Jones (Raleigh Egypt/2016) and Michaela Campbell (Cordova/2015) got some love from Peach State Basketball's Stephen Peck. This is what he had to say about the players:

One of the teams that caught attention at the Tip-Off classic was Team All In from Memphis, Tenn. A couple of players that stood out were 6-2 post Manaya Jones and 5-9 guard Michaela Campbell. Jones had a commanding performance in the post as she aggressively tracked rebounds and has a nice drop-step move. Campbell was great in transition and her shot selection was very good. This kid is a playmaker.

Read the complete recap on ProspectsNation.com

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 26, 2013

Albany: Julie Forster Named America East Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Boston College: New England Basketball Hall Of Fame Honors Amber Jacobs
Hartford: Rizzotti Inks Extension Through 2018
Illinois State: Russell Picked to Play on USA All-Star Team in China
Jacksonville State: Watts Adds Domonique Clune To Signing Class
Kent State: Women's Basketball Signs Junior College All-American
North Carolina Wilmington: Harris Finalizes Freshman Class
San Jose State: Women's Hoops Adds Major College Transfer for 2013-14
Seton Hall: Bozzella Finalizes Coaching Staff
Virginia Tech: Hokies add Nahodil for 2013-14
Utah State: USU Women's Basketball Adds Two More to 2013 Signing Class
West Texas A&M: Names Mark Kellogg as Women's Basketball Coach
Western Michigan: Women's Basketball Signs Jasmine Parker for 2013-14
Vanderbilt: Clarke invited to Sparks camp

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Journey to Memphis' Next Top Baller Episode 8

AAU and Travel basketball season is here.

Team Po Po's season has not quite started the way I would have wanted it to. However, the season is still early. With 3 more months remaining, the team and players will improve over that time period.

Below is an inside view of one of Team Po Po's early practices. In the video, you will see a drill we use to create focus and intensity while working on passing, catching, shooting and layup skills. You will also see drills we use to work on boxing out and partner shooting.

If you are interested in learning how you can become a part of Team Po Po, email popo@girlsbasketballtrainer.com. Also, if you are interested in having your team or daughter trained by Patosha Jeffery, visit http://www.girlsbasketballtrainer.com/miniregistration.htm .

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 25, 2013

Connecticut: Auriemma and Calhoun Inducted Into Connecticut Hall of Fame
Illinois: Kyley Simmons Transfers to Illinois
Lipscomb: Where are they going? Chelsea McMeans
Purdue: Mingo Honored at Wooden Citizenship Cup Event
Radford: Mike McGuire Introduced as Head Coach of Radford Women's Basketball

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 24, 2013

Akron: Women's Basketball fields five Academic All-MAC honorees
Alabama: Women's Basketball Coach Wendell Hudson Accepts Administrative Role in Athletics
Dartmouth: Belle Koclanes Named Head Coach of Dartmouth Women's Basketball
Drury: Steve Huber Named Lady Panthers Basketball Head Coach
Eastern Michigan: Chelsea Hite Named Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC
Green Bay: Borseth Adds Vogel to Green Bay Coaching Staff
Eastern Kentucky: EKU Women's Basketball Adds Two Signees to Class of 2013
Evansville: UE Women’s Basketball Signs McLeod
Florida State: Memorial for Alicia Gladden on Friday in Orange Park
High Point: Women's basketball adds Maja Michalska for 2013-14
James Madison: Women's Basketball's Burkholder is Finalist for JMU Award
Miami: Courtney Osborn Named Academic All-MAC
Michigan State: Tempie Brown Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Missouri: Norton Named Head Coach at UAB
Murray State: Murray High’s Starks Selects MSU Women’s Basketball
Northern Illinois: Amber Gray Joins NIU Women's Basketball Program
Northern Iowa: Kalin Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Oklahoma: Little Transfers to Oklahoma
Paradise Jam: 2013 Paradise Jam Women's Tournament Teams and Brackets
Texas: Women's Basketball signs Henderson to National Letter of Intent
Truman State: Women's Basketball Adds Division I Transfer
Troy: Women's Basketball Adds Third NJCAA All-American
VCU: Hollingsworth Eyes WNBA Return
UAB: Randy Norton Named UAB Women's Basketball Coach
UTEP: Anete Steinberga Signs Pro Contract With Belgian Club Castors Braine

2013 HI-C Wednesday Night 4 Week League HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE

Memphis Teams Results for 2013 NCAA Spring Evaluation Period

Memphis Elite-Holmes: Peach State Tip Off Classic (3-0 Bracket) - 1st Place
Memphis Elite Williams: Deep South Classic (2-2 Bracket)
Memphis Lady Bobcats Harris: Heart of Texas (2-1 Bracket) 
Memphis Lady Bobcats Select: Heart of Texas (2-1 Bracket)
Team All In: Peach State Tip Off Classic (1-2 Bracket) - 4th Place
Team Penny 16U: Deep South Classic (2-2 Bracket)
Team Po Po: Peach State Tip Off Classic (1-2 Bracket) - 7th Place
TN Glory Jackson: Peach State Tip Off Classic (2-1 Bracket) - 3rd Place
TN Glory Malone: Peach State Tip Off Classic (2-1 Bracket) - 2nd Place
TN Glory Richardson: Peach State Tip Off Classic (2-1 Bracket) - 5th Place
Tri-State Elite: Heart of Texas (1-2 Bracket)

AAU News

Team Memphis Elite 6th Grade went undefeated winning all of its games by margins of 14 to 28 points recently at the Jackson, TN AAU Regional Qualifier held 4/19-21.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Day in the Life of Po Po - After 2013 Peach State Basketball Tip Off Classic

Can you imagine going into the first day of a NATIONAL NCAA-Certified event with only 7 players? Well that's how this past weekend started for me.

Check out how it went:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 22, 2013

Bucknell: Women's Basketball to Host Trio of Camps
Cincinnati: Former Cincinnati Women's Basketball Player Inducted to Cincinnati Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame
Clemson : Audra Smith Adds Daryl Oliver, Marc Wilson to Staff
Dixie State: Catherria Turner Named Dixie State Women’s Basketball Coach
Georgia Tech: Danielle Hamilton-Carter To Play For Sweden At World University Games
LSU: Women's Basketball Adds JC Transfer Harden
Marshall: All-America Signee Scott Makes Daniel Smile
McNeese State: Southwood High's Jessica Ellis Is Cowgirls' Latest Signee
NC State: Wes Moore Receives Five-Year Contract
Oakland : OU's Herrington and Hamlet Leave Women's Basketball Program
Oakland: Women's Basketball Signs PSL Star Nijzah Hill
Portland State: Women’s Basketball Adds Another for 2013-14
Southern Illinois : Andrea Gorski named Associate Head Coach for Women's Basketball
Southern Miss: Women's Basketball Gets Addition for 2013-14
Tennessee: Honors Come UT's Way
Texas A&M: Aggie basketball player Peyton Little to transfer
Truman: Women's Basketball Adds Ashley Ploudre To Signing Class
Wagner: Taylor Butigian Of Nationally-Renowned Christ The King HS Signs Letter of Intent With Wagner
Washington: UW Promotes Mike Neighbors To Lead Women's Basketball
William & Mary: Aldridge Earns Defensive Player of the Year Award
Valpraiso: Women’s hoops inks Karungi to National Letter of Intent
VCU: Women’s Hoops 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked Among Nation’s Best
Virginia Tech: Adds two guards for 2013-14

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jasmine Cincore, Amber Holmes PeachStateBasketball Hype Kids

PeachStateBasketball has coined players that jump on the map and garner national attention during the April evaluation weekend as "Hype Kids". They are basically saying these are players they are expecting to take advantage of playing in front of college coaches and nationally media and showing out.

Jasmine Cincore

Amber Holmes dribbling

Tennessee Glory's Jasmine Cincore and Memphis Elite-Holmes' Amber Holmes were two of the players mentioned to be "Hype Kids" of PeachStateBasketball's Tip Off Classic.

 Check out the full article

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 18, 2013

Alabama A&M: Altherias Warmley not returning as Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Auburn: Women's Basketball Signs Kiani Parker To NLI
Baylor: Ieshia Small Signs NLI to Attend Baylor
Colorado State: Adds Austgulen
Colorado State: Williams' announces addition of Newton
Dayton: Wbb Coach Jim Jabir Earns Contract Extension
Gardner Webb: GWU Women’s Basketball Inks Bianca Andre’ for Fall 2013
Hawaii: Williams Joins Rainbow Wahine Basketball Staff
Houston: Women's Basketball Inks Two Guards to National Letters of Intent
Houston Baptist: Donna Finnie Named HBU Head Women’s Basketball Coach
IUPUI: Caitlyn Tolen Joins 2013 IUPUI Women's Basketball Recruiting Class
McNeese State: Adds Three More To 2013-14 Signing Class
NC State: Nikki West Named NC State Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach
Northern Iowa: UNI Panthers Signs Transfer Tyisha Smith To NLI
Northwestern: Emily Spector signs to join Northwestern State women's basketball
Ole Miss: Insell Adds Tai Dillard To Coaching Staff
Santa Clara: Meagan Fulps Headed to China with USA All-Stars for Two Week, Nine Game Tour
San Jose State: Women's Hoops Signs Oregon Product To NLI
Siena: Signs Local Star Willingham
Southeast Missouri State: Margenthaler Adds Two More to Recruiting Class
Southern Illinois: Julie Beck named Women's Basketball Director of Operations
Troy: Women's Basketball Inks Two Standout Players
Wisconsin: Badgers sign guard to 2013 class

2013 Heart of Texas Showcase Schedule/Results

2013 Michael T White All Star Report Deep South Classic Schedule/Results

2013 PeachStateBasketball Tip Off Classic Schedule/Results

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Tips to Run a Successful Basketball Practice

I normally go into my team practices with a plan. Not having a plan means I will use too much time on one thing, run out of time on something else or leave something out.

Here are some tips from Youth Basketball Drillson how to run a successful practice:

Read the Tips at Girls Basketball Drills

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 17, 2013

Arizona: Whyte Discusses WNBA Draft Selection
Big 5: Announces Women's Basketball award winners
Florida: WNIT Run Something for the Gators to Build on Heading Into Off-season
George Mason: Nyla Milleson Announced as George Mason Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Illinois State: Smith Named Seventh Illinois State Women's Basketball Coach
Ohio State: Kevin McGuff Named Head Women's Basketball Coach
Purdue: Mingo Headed to Mystics Training Camp
Sacred Heart: Merriman Receives Fulbright Scholarship
San Diego State: Beth Burns Retires as #AztecWBB Head Coach
Stanford: Women's Basketball - 2012-13 In Review
Tennessee: Williams Ready For Big Apple
Washington: Kevin McGuff Named Head Coach At Ohio State
Virginia: China Crosby - So You Want to Be a Coach

Monday, April 15, 2013

Danielle Ballard (Central) Receives Freshman All-America Honor

Click here for complete LSU story

Dream Come True Classic Winners

TN Swag 5th grade girls
Jonesboro Lady Ballers 6th grade

Memphis Elite 7th grade

MS Elite 8th grade

Lady Thunder 9th grade

Team All In 10th grade

Team Penny-Daniels 11th grade

2012-13 Best of the Preps Girls Basketball Teams

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 15, 2013

Baylor: Bittney Griner Wins Women's Wooden Award
Baylor: Griner Invited to WNBA Draft at ESPN
Coastal Carolina: Jaida Williams Introduced As Head Women's Basketball Coach
Duquesne: Suzie McConnell-Serio Accepts Head Coaching Position at the University of Pittsburgh
Iowa: Johnson Wins Best Defender and Coaches Award
Iowa State: Women’s basketball ranks 2nd nationally in attendance
Jacksonville: Names Yolett McPhee-McCuin Women’s Basketball Coach
Loyola: Names Sheryl Swoopes Head Women's Basketball Coach
McNeese State: Ashlyn and Caitlyn Baggett Named To All-Louisiana Team
Nebraska: Huskers Celebrate at Banquet
Rice: Kuster Named Women's Basketball MVP
San Diego State: #AztecWBB Trio Takes Part in Pro Hoops Combine
St. John's: McKenith And Smith Prepare For WNBA Draft Day On Monday
Southern California: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Named USC Women's Basketball Head Coach
SMU: Keena Mays Named Women's Basketball Team MVP
Temple: Women’s Basketball Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Awards Banquet
Tennessee at Chattanooga: Burrows Named Lady Mocs Interim Head Coach
Tulane: Women's Hoopsters Blagg, Grayson Earn All-Louisiana Honors
Washington State: June Daugherty Talks Marv Harshman With Seattle Times

Friday, April 12, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 12, 2013

Houston Baptist: HBU Names Donna Finnie Interim Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Iowa: Final WBB Game Notes
IPFW: Hyde Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Lake Superior State: Eggers is promoted from interim head coach to head coach
Northeastern : 2012-13 Northeastern Women's Basketball season recap
Temple: Women’s Basketball Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Awards Banquet
Wake Forest: Jaida Williams Named Head Coach At Coastal Carolina
Youngstown: John Barnes Introduced as Youngstown State's Head Women's Basketball Coach
UT Arlington: Krista Gerlich named UT Arlington head women's coach
UConn: Women's Hoops Welcomed Back to Nutmeg State in Style
USC: Cynthia Cooper-Dyke Named USC Women's Basketball Head Coach

3 Tips to Look Good while Playing in NCAA-Certified Event

Here are some tips on looking your best while playing in front of women’s college basketball coaches and evaluators during NCAA-Certified events.

Play Your Game

These events are set up for you to show your skills off. Be aggressive yet under control. Don’t try to do too much with the ball and be perceived as a ball hog. Shoot within your scoring range. Pass the ball, if your teammate has a better open shot. Talk on defense. Encourage, congratulate and cheer your teammates on.

View all 3 Tips at Girls Basketball Recruiting

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2013 Dream Come True Classic Schedules

GYM 3 CHANGED TO  Collegiate School of Memphis-3353 Faxon Ave Memphis, 38122

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 10, 2013

Louisville: Unable to Grab NCAA Title Against UConn
Minnesota: Kellogg Granted Release from Minnesota Women's Basketball Program
UConn: Tops Louisville for Eighth National Championship

UConn routs Louisville, ties NCAA record with eighth national title

image from Yahoo Sports

Geno Auriemma has been chasing Pat Summitt since he started coaching. Now with his eighth national championship, he has finally caught her.

It might not be long before Auriemma stands alone with freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way.

Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in a dazzling first half and Connecticut won its eighth NCAA title with a 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night. It was the most lopsided victory in a title game, and it put the Huskies back atop college basketball after missing the game the past two years.

Read complete ESPN story

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 9, 2013

Baylor: Griner Wins Wade Trophy and WBCA Defensive POY
Baylor: Griner Wins Second Straight Naismith Trophy
Clemson: Smith Ready to Breathe New Energy into Basketball Program
Clemson: Audra Smith Named Clemson Head Women's Basketball Coach
Full Court: 2013 All-American and Freshman Teams
Full Court: 2013 Mid Major All-Americans
MTSU: Fuller resigns to accept position at Ole Miss
NC State: Moore is Back in the Pack as Head Women's Basketball Coach
Notre Dame: Muffet McGraw Earns WBCA National Coach Of The Year
Ole Miss: Insell Adds Assistants, Will Be Introduced Friday
Princeton: Rasheed Named Full Court Mid-Major First Team All-America
Tennessee: Warlick National Rookie Coach of Year
UC-Riverside: To Host WNBA Preseason Game Between Los Angeles Sparks & Tulsa Shock On May 19
Washington: UW Signee Kelsey Plum Named California Ms. Basketball

Hi-C League Schedule for Tonight



Monday, April 8, 2013

TSWA All-State Girls Basketball Teams

Nina Davis (Memphis Central)
Olivia Jones (Riverdale)
Alexa Middleton (Riverdale)
Allison Ball (Cocke County)
Hannah Goolsby (Cookeville)
Kia Perry (Station Camp)
Brooke Copeland (Bradley Central)
Erin Walsh (Bearden)
Tyisha Petty (Riverdale)
Alex Johnson (Blackman)
Crystal Dangerfield (Blackman)
Madison Blevins (Farragut)
Aryanna Gilbert (Columbia Central)
Shy Copney (Science Hill)
Tiana Tarter (Science Hill)

Brandi Goodman (Obion Central)
Elizabeth Masengil (McMinn Central)
Abbey Sissom (Cannon County)
Teddy Vincent (Westview)
Ashia Jones (Covington)
Anna Hammaker (CAK)
Allison Hodge (Grainger)
Karsen Sims (Gatlinburg Pittman)
Jayda Johnson (Fulton)
Lauren Thompson (CPA)
Meredith Roman (CPA)

Jaycee Coe (Jackson County)
Sarah Raby (Moore County)
Brooke Rhodes (Cloudland)
Briana Jones (Gleason)
Lexi Lowery (Cosby)
Mendy McNeese (North Greene)
Averyale Joy (Middleton)
Cayla Sheets (Madison)
Emily Griffith (Oliver Springs)
Mariah Massengill (Silverdale Baptist)
LakeLyn Bouldin (Van Buren Co.)
Erin Hill (Sale Creek)
Morgan Long (Summertown)

Division II

Jasmine Cincore (Briarcrest)
Kennesha Nichols (Ensworth)
Justice Swett (Ensworth)
Eliza Edwards (USJ)
Derica Wyatt (FRA)
Kaylah Keys (Harding Academy)
Micah Sheetz (Webb)
Katie Collier (Webb)
Molly Melton (Webb) 6 apg
Kaleigh Clemons (Baylor)
Akia Harris (GPS)

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 8, 2013

Baylor: Griner Repeats as USBWA Player of the Year
Cal: Special Season Ends with Loss to Louisville
Drexel: Women's Basketball Captures the 2013 WNIT Championship
Louisville: Advances to NCAA Championship With 64-57 Win Over Cal
Notre Dame: #2 Irish Fall to #3 UConn in Final Four
WBCA: Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced All American Team for DI
UConn: Huskies Upend Notre Dame, 83-65
Utah: Women's Basketball Falls Late to Drexel in WNIT Championship Game, 46-43

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Memphis Women's Basketball All-Access: Life on the Road

Here is a nice Behind-the-Scenes video of Memphis Lady Tiger Basketball.. Boy have times changed..  When I played for the Lady Tigers, we definitely did not fly on Private Jets.

HI-C League Schedule for Tonight

HIGH SCHOOL @ Early Grove LIfe Center 255 Lester Ave. 38112


@ Binghampton Life Center 3079 Crystal Ave. 38112


Admission is $3.00

Womens College Basketball Daily News - April 2, 2013

Auburn: Blanche Alverson Selected For State Farm 3-Point Championship
Columbia: Stephanie Glance Named Columbia Head Women's Basketball Coach
Georgia: Lady Bulldogs Fall in Elite Eight to Cal
Kentucky: Hoops' Season Ends in Elite Eight
Louisville: Tennessee the Next Giant Up for Louisville to Slay
Michigan: Thompson Selected for State Farm Three-Point Shootout
Missouri: Kyley Simmons to Transfer from Mizzou
Northwestern: NU Signee Nia Coffey Set for All-America Games
Tennessee: Lady Vols adjust their NCAA focus to Louisville
UConn: Huskies Down Kentucky to Return to Final Four