Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 31, 2013

Charlotte: Hailey inks Italian pro contract
Loyola Chicago: Women's Basketball Gives Back At Northwestern Campus Kitchen
Michigan: Checking In With Paige Rakers
Penn: Baron, Team USA Win Gold at Maccabiah Games
Pepperdine: Kelsey Patrick Signs Pro Contract to Play in Romania

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 30, 2013

Junkanoo Jam: 2013 Pairings Announced
Loyola Marymount: Inside the Lions: Getting to Know Leslie Lopez-Wood
Northern Colorado: White pleased with 2013-14 Women's Basketball schedule
Rice: Women's Basketball Players Take Missions To Haiti
Truman State: A Closer Look: GLVC Women's Basketball
USC: Incoming Trojan Drew Edelman Wins Gold At Maccabiah Games
UTEP: Laskowska Promoted To Associate Head Coach For UTEP Women's Basketball

Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 Music City Madness Recap and Po Po Fantasy Team

Last week, I had the time of my life following the 7 Memphis teams that participated in the Music City Madness tournament. The Memphis teams that played in the tournament were Memphis Bobcats Select , Memphis Bobcats Platinum, Memphis Elite-Holmes, Memphis Dream 2017 & 2018, Team All In, and Tri-State Elite. Memphis Dream 2017 and Tri-State Elite made it to the final four of their brackets.

All I can say is we have talent in Memphis and a great group of young talent coming up. I can't wait for the Fall Exposure League and basketball season to kick off so I can add more players to my Fantasy Team.

Music City Madness Po Po Fantasy Team

Derrica Wiggins (Tri-State Elite/Oakhaven/2014)- guard, prolific scorer and play maker, quick, can rely on 3 too much at times, anticipator on defense

Olivia Cunningham & AQueen Hayes (Memphis Elite-Holmes/Southaven/2014)- I hate I did not create a highlight video of these two years ago. You really can not write about one without writing about the other. Always alert on defense, on the ball defenders, anticipators, acrobatic, creative finishers at the basket, a ball of energy, plays hard the entire game, three point range, smart and composed guards

Amber Braxton (Memphis Bobcats Platinum/Houston/2014)- 5'10 guard/post, long and lanky body frame, long arms, can play inside or out, nice shooting stroke, can handle the ball

Cheridan Burroughs (Memphis Bobcats Platinum/Houston/2014)- 6'0 post, knows how to open up wide on the post and ask for the ball, she has a skill set that I have never seen a Memphis post player have before-the ability to direct the person with the ball to who can get her the ball at a better angle, runs the floor well

Jessica Brown (Memphis Bobcats Platinum/Collierville/2014) 6'1 nice size post player, mature body frame, nice back to the basket turn around jumper

Kaylan Pugh (TN Flight Silver Soph/St Mary's/2015) aggressive guard on offense and defense, she  reminds me of LeBron James with her ability to bulldoz her way into the paint to score, mature body frame, quick anticipator, acrobatic, creative finisher at the basket

Maia McCoy (Team All In/Whitehaven/2015) freakish athletic guard, long,  anticipator, three point shooter, quick off the floor for deflections, can finish at the basket left or right

Emanye Robertson (Team All In/White Station/2015) continues to impress me, has taken her game up a notch, athletic ball handler, has a motor on defense and offense, her game is finishing at the basket

Onesha Hunt (Team All In/ North Panola/2015) Post, mature body frame, board crasher, has short jumper range, has to learn to finish consistently and play under control

Tamia Jones (Memphis Dream/Lausanne/2017)- post, need to improve outside shooting, long body frame, long arms, shot blocker, athletic, has some ball handling skills

Tesia Thompson (Memphis Dream/Hamilton/2017) - long guard, loves to penetrate, aggressive penetrator left and right, has 3 point range, nice body frame

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 29, 2013

Auburn: Meet The Newcomers: Keonna Farmer
Bucknell: Former Bucknell Women's Basketball Player Lindsay Horbatuck Inks Pro Contract in Bulgaria
Cancun Challenge: 2013 Cancun Challenge Field Announced
Fairfield: Samantha Cooper and Canada Finish Play at FIBA U19 World Championships
Fresno State: Alex Sheedy Blog from China: Entry 5
Georgia State: Preparing Meals and Serving Others
Illinois: Illini to Participate in 2013 Cancun Challenge
Long Beach State: 2013-14 LBSU Women's Basketball Preseason Prospectus
Louisiana Tech: Weatherspoon Makes Historic Move
McNeese State: Tyria Snow Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach
MTSU: Lowe named Director of Operations for Women's Hoops
North Carolina: Hatchell Honored In Gastonia
Northern Iowa: Kalin Honored By NCAA as MVC Honoree for Woman of the Year Award
Stanford: Toni Kokenis Takes Medical Retirement
South Alabama: “OFF The COURT” With Juliann Miller
St. John's: Basketball Teams Up With Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation For Third 'Dribble For The Cure' On Sept. 28
Tennessee: Parker Steals Show At WNBA All-Star Game
USA: Strong Defensive Effort Propels USA Women Past France 61-28 For Fifth-Consecutive FIBA U19 World Championship Gold Medal
Wake Forest: Sandra Garcia Selected In First Round of BSNF Draft
Womens Basketball Hall of Fame: Class of 2014 Inductees
William & Mary: Emily Correal '13 Signs With Team in Top Italian League
Valparaiso: Westendorp Promoted; Mesalam Joins Crusader Women's Program

Friday, July 26, 2013

Journey to Memphis' Next Top Baller Episode 14

In this episode, I provide you with a behind the scenes look at the training session from July 20, 2013.

The video opens up with the players working on their free throw shooting. Then the video transitions into a series of left and right-handed ball handling development drills. This is a major area of BASIC SKILLS LEVEL development.

Left and right-handed ball handling skill development is essential for dribbling, passing, catching, and shooting the basketball. The drills used are 2 ball pound speed dribble, stationary 2 ball alternate dribble, dribbling between the legs while walking, and the Mikan drill.

If you are interested in signing up for the next individual skill development training session, visit

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 26, 2013

Auburn: Women's Basketball Team Hosts BraveHearts
Connecticut: Stewart and Tuck Lead Team USA Past France, 69-63
Duke: In the WNBA Update - July 25
Georgia Tech: Former Yellow Jacket Walthour Joins Women's Basketball Staff
Michigan: Checking In With Shannon Smith
Milwaukee: Women Add Carey As Video Coordinator
Longwood University: Sherrie Tucker Named New Assistant Coach
Southern Illinois: A new era in Saluki Women's Basketball
Tennessee: Cheer On Lady Vols In Bahamas
Tennessee: Americans Outlast France, 69-63
Texas Tech: Red Raiders to compete in Legends Classic

Sunday, July 21, 2013

2013 July Evaluation Period Play Day Recap

Bobcats Select coach, Curtis Jones, decided to put together a nice 3 team play day in preparation for the second half of the 2013 July evaluation period. The three teams included Bobcats Select, Team All In and Team Penny.

All teams feature some extremely talented 2015 and 2016 players. I'm happy I had an opportunity to really watch the players from all squads.

Attending this play day has given me an opportunity to present a new feature on Memphis Girls Basketball. It's called Po Po's Fantasy Team.

All coaches would love to have the opportunity to hand pick players for their team. However, it just does not always work that way. So when I attend events, I will provide recaps of players that stand out and make me say "she could play for me".

So I present to you, my very first FANTASY TEAM!!!!!! Yeah!

Taylor Barnes (Team Penny/St. Benedict/2016) - combo guard,  nice strong body type, quick first step, turns the corner fast, deceptively fast, prettiest stroke

Manaya Jones (Team All In/ Raleigh-Egypt/2016) - Nice size post, shot blocker, can run the floor,  back to the basket counter moves, when she decides to commit to basketball and getting in shape, she will be dangerous

Emanye Robertson (Team All In/White Station/2015) - long and wiry point guard, can dribble out of tight situations in transition, a slasher with the ball, loves to feed the post

Gazmyne Herndon (Bobcats Select/Douglas/2016)- there's something about this kid.. She is a ball handler with extremely long arms.. She plays so patiently sometimes too patiently. An extremely composed PG.. Her frame is small yet has toned arms. She is deceptively strong.

Kayla Williams
(Team Penny/Overton/2016) - a 6'1 guard with long arms and long legs. I can stop there. Developing her agility and quickness will only elevate her game. She is definitely on my watchlist to see how she develops over the next couple of years

Bobcats Select and Team All In will be attending Music City Madness and Team Penny will be attending Basketball on the Bayou.

I will be attending Music City Madness this week. Be sure to follow me at for instant updates.

Friday, July 19, 2013

In the Game Interview with Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and Robin Roberts

As one of the most celebrated players in women’s basketball history, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has garnered nearly every accolade in the sport. From college championship and the Olympics to leading the Houston Comet’s to three WNBA championships and induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, Cooper-Dyke continues her legacy in women’s basketball – most recently as the head coach of her alma mater, the USC Trojans. Despite her legacy and continued success, Cooper-Dyke still remembers the struggles of her past.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 19, 2013

Auburn: Meet the Newcomers: Kiani Parker
Boston College: Q & A With Lauren Engeln
Cheyney: Names New Women's Basketball Coach
Eastern Illinois: Pressley to play professionally overseas
Fairleigh Dickinson: Devin Jefferson Named Associate Head Coach for W. Basketball
High Point: Campbell joins HPU women's basketball staff
Loyola Marymount: Lions Take Advantage of New Summer Practice Model
Memphis: Elma Roane Fieldhouse Continues to Evolve
Montana State: Bobcat Sports Properties Announces New Women's Basketball Radio Talent
Murray State: Niebler Joins Women’s Basketball Class of 2013-14
Northeastern: La-Force announces women’s basketball non-conference slate
Northwestern: Coffey Updates from U19 FIBA World Championships
Northwestern: Carrie Banks Joins McKeown's Staff
Northwestern: Coffey Talks: A Long Way to Lithuania
St. Francis: Women's Basketball Finishes Second In Division I With 3.625 Team GPA
Saint Francis: Women's Basketball Adds Two Players
St. John's: Tartamella Adds Former Dowling Assistant Coach Alioune Ndiaye As Video Coordinator
Penn: Women's Basketball to Host Notre Dame on Nov. 23
Penn State: Lady Lions' Agee and Team USA Top Lithuania in U19 World Championships Pool Play
Tennessee: Candace Parker Wins Fourth ESPY
Tennessee: Lady Vol Presence At ESPYs
Tennessee: USA U19 Opens With Lithuania
Texas A&M: Cooper joins A&M women's basketball
UIC: Women's Basketball Adds Tiffany Sardin to Coaching Staff
UIC: Jasmine Bailey Signs Contract to Play in Italy
UCLA: Nirra Fields and Team Canada Conclude China Tour
UTEP: Gari Opens Play With Spain At 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship For Women
Youngstown State: Ranks 17th on WBCA Academic Top 25
Valpraiso: Women's Basketball Announces Addition of Four Newcomers
WBCA: Announces 2013 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls
Virginia: La'Keshia Frett Meredith Named Assistant Basketball Coach

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Helen Darling (Memphis Future Stars) Elected to Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Click here for complete Penn State story

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 17, 2013

Auburn: Meet The Newcomers: Meagan Tucker
Baylor: Odyssey Sims Earns World University Games MVP
DePaul: Fahey Joins Women's Basketball Staff as Video Coordinator
Duke: Liston Nabs Gold Medal With USA Basketball
Fairfield: Samantha Cooper To Play For Canada at FIBA U19 World Championships
Florida State: FSU to Experience Senegal and Italy on Foreign Tour
IPFW: Summit League Announces Women’s Basketball League Schedule
Jacksonville State: JSU's Pietri Rounds Out Coaching Staff With Ali Heller
Nebraska: Hooper Stars in USA Gold Medal Win
Oklahoma: The Golden Girls
Oakland: Jeff Tungate Named Women's Basketball Head Coach
Oakland: Women's Basketball Announces 2013-14 Schedule
Ohio State: Buckeyes announce challenging non-conference schedule
Penn State: Lady Lions' Nikki Greene Selected in Korean WKBL Foreigner Draft
Penn State: Former Lady Lion Helen Darling Elected to Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame
Pitt: Women's Basketball Season Tickets Go On Sale; Non-Conference Slate Announced
Providence: Women's Basketball Releases 2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule
Rice: Jae Cross Promoted To Associate Head Coach For Women's Basketball
San Diego State: Ciara Carl Added to #AztecWBB Coaching Staff
Tennessee: Massengale Claims Fourth Gold Medal
Tennessee: Carter, Graves Draw Academic Praise
Tennessee: WNBA Honors For Parker
UC Davis: UConn, Stanford and USC Highlight 2013-14 Schedule
UNLV: Keeping Up With Amanda


ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be attending this event to evaluate Memphis teams and players competing against national talent. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for instant updates at or

Memphis Tri-State Elite, Memphis Lady Bobcats Select, Memphis Lady Bobcats Platinum, Memphis Elite Holmes, Team All In, Memphis Dream 2017 and Memphis Dream 2018 will be participating in this event.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Journey to Memphis' Next Top Baller Episode 13

Finally Episode 13 is here!

If you have been following the episodes closely, you would know that my girls basketball training sessions have definitely evolved.  During the early sessions, the players learned basketball and developed their skills. However, the sessions were not exactly were I wanted them to be.

I have transformed my sessions from slow-paced and static to FUN! FAST-PACED! FUNDAMENTALS!

FUN! The fun starts before the players even get to the gym. I get so excited when I'm creating the workout. It energizes me to be able to use my creativity to teach young ladies about basketball. They never know what to expect. It also brings excitement to my eyes to watch the young ladies developing friendships as they partner up with each other and work in groups during certain drills.

FAST-PACED! Basketball is a fast-paced game. Players are always moving and reacting to situations. So I decided to start training that way. Don't get fast-paced confused with advanced and overwhelming. Fast-paced means the players are always involved and engaged during the workout. We do a lot within the time frame of the training session. Because we are constantly rotating from one drill to the next, the players barely realize how much they have actually done and learned.

FUNDAMENTALS! I know people may get confused when they look at my training sessions description and see it is for beginners to experienced players. What confuses me---watching a 7 year old confidently dribbling 2 basketballs at the same time and having the ability to make left and right-handed layups. Then watching a 16 year old, who has been playing basketball for years, not be able to do what the 7 year old can do. That's why my session descriptions are the way they are. Basketball is basketball and fundamentals are fundamentals no matter how old the player is.

THE FUTURE! Over the upcoming months, my basketball training sessions will be expanding. As more players continue to develop and master the BASIC SKILLS LEVEL (I will write more about the levels of basketball development in the future) through my trainings, I will begin offering more advanced trainings.

Below is a video of an advanced drill Team Po Po players went through at the end of a skill development session. The players are working on speed dribbling towards the chair, into the retreat dribble, then advancing forwarding into the in-out move then a layup. They will perform this drill using they left hand and right hand.

If you are interested in signing up for a training session, click here

Georgia Tech Promotes Deja Foster (Wooddale) To Assistant Coach

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 16, 2013

Colorado: Buffaloes Begin Practice For Trip To Italy This Week
Connecticut: Mosqueda-Lewis Posts Double-Double in USA's Thrilling 79-78 Win Over Australia
Connecticut: Hartley Scores Game-High 17 to Lead Team USA to WUG Gold
Duquesne: Szamosi Records Double-Double at U20 European Championship Women
Georgia Tech: Promotes Deja Foster To Assistant Coach
Louisville: Shoni Schimmel and USA Basketball Win the Gold at World University Games
Northwestern: Coffey, Team USA Win Lanzarote International Invite
Tennessee: Graves scores 8 as Team USA U19 wins exhibition tournament
Tennessee: USA Finishes Unbeaten In Canary Islands

Monday, July 15, 2013

2013 Basketball on the Bayou Schedule/Results

Memphis Elite-Williams, Team Penny 2016, Team Tennessee Glory-Richardson, Team Tennessee Glory-Jackson, Team Tennessee Glory-2016/17 will be participating in this event.

Team Tennessee Glory 14U/9th Grade team - Nike Nationals Invitational

Team Tennessee Glory’s 14U/9th grade team traveled to the Nike Nationals Invitational in Chicago, IL. July 10 - 12 to compete against some of the top athletes and teams in the country.

The 14U/9th grade team won the 15U division going 5-0 overall against tough competition with four close victories and one OT win. The team faced quality competition from Baltimore, Oregon, Indiana, Texas and Louisiana. The team had several outstanding performances from rising 7th grader Taylor Lattimore (Kate Bond Middle), Jamie Crumm (MHEA), Ciara Pettis (Ridgeway HS) Tiara Pettis (Ridgeway HS), Ashley Carson (MHEA), Jessica, Promise Gray (East HS), Dontricia Johnson (Overton HS), Sarina Rodgers (Bellevue Middle), and Kiara McCollins (Mitchell HS).

The teams successfully competed at this NCAA college exposure in front of several 100 NCAA Div.1 and Div.2 college coaches, competing at high-level college exposure events is a daunting task but the GLORY Girls met and exceeded the challenge. Additional thanks goes to coaches Wesley Cincore and Tom Jackson for their guidance and preparation of the team.

The team will travel to New Orleans, LA to compete at the Basketball on the Bayou college exposure event July 22 - 25.

Team Tennessee Glory 16U excels at Nike Nationals Invitational

Team Tennessee Glory’s 16U grade teams traveled to the Nike Nationals Invitational in Chicago, IL. July 10 - 12 to compete against some of the best athlete and teams in the country.

The 16U team won their pool/division with outstanding performances by Jasmine Cincore (Briarcrest HS & Univ. of Nebraska commit), Raye Starks (Arlington HS), Courtney Banks (White Station), Grade Wade (FCA), Chyna Ellis (Arlington HS), Gabrielle Salazar (Briarcrest HS), Tenelle Walker (Overton HS), Shuntavia Rodgers (Bartlett HS), and Ashley Jackson (Ridgeway HS).

The team went 4-1 overall, and lead their bracket with the best overall record to win their section.

The teams successfully competed at this NCAA college exposure in front of over 200 NCAA Div.1 and Div.2 college coaches, competing at high-level college exposure events is a daunting task but the GLORY Girls met and exceeded the challenge. Additional thanks goes to coaches Wesley Cincore and Tom Jackson for their guidance and preparation of the teams.

The squad will attend the Basketball on the Bayou in New Orleans, LA. (July 22 - 25).

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 15, 2013

Auburn: Meet The Newcomers: Allina Starr
Chaminade: Swords Unveil 2013-14 Schedule
Idaho State: Vella Heads to England to Pursue Master's and Play Basketball
North Carolina: Latta Named New Carolina Assistant Coach
USA: USA U19 Women Claim Lanzarote International Invitational Title
USA: USA Women Survive Australian Comeback, Advance To Finals With 79-78 Win
UNCW: Seahawks Add Cole To Roster

Memphis Women's Basketball Adds Jessica Bogia as Assistant Coach

The University of Memphis women's basketball team has added Jessica Bogia as an assistant coach it was announced by Head Coach Melissa McFerrin, Friday. Bogia will work with the Tigers' guards and brings a significant recruiting background with her to the Tigers' staff.

"Jessica brings with her a great background in recruiting and analyzing basketball talent, along with a significant national recruiting network. She already has contacts on the East Coast, in Ohio and in the Upper Midwest, including the Chicago area, all areas important in our recruiting plan here at the University of Memphis," McFerrin said.

Bogia was as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Eastern Illinois University for the 2012-13 season, helping the Panthers to an Ohio Valley co-championship and the WNIT Second Round. At EIU, she guided two Panthers' guards to first team all-conference honors and also served as the liaison between the academic department and the team.

She joined EIU after spending the 2011-12 season at the University at Buffalo as an assistant coach and the assistant recruiting coordinator. There, she coached the guards and guided Brittany Hedderson to Mid-American Conference first team honors. She also spent part of 2011 as the head coach of the Philadelphia Belles 13U Team.

Prior to her assistant position at Buffalo, Bogia served as the head women's basketball coach at Keystone College from 2008-10. Under her guidance, the team doubled their win totals in her first season. Her first head coaching job came on the heels of a one season stint at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy from 2007-08, where she served as an assistant coach and as the department's marketing director. At USMMA, she helped lead the Lady Lightning to a 12-win improvement and its best season in school history.

A graduate of Lafayette College with two degrees, one a bachelor's in Business and Economics and the other in Government and Law, Bogia has a significant background in developing elite level prep talent. She was an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Belles Nike National U16 Team in 2003-04, then served as the Event Director of the US Junior Nationals and the Blue Star National Invitational Camp in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., with Blue Star Scouting Services from 2003-05. Following the 2012-13 season at Eastern Illinois, Bogia returned to Blue Star Media as a consultant and evaluator, helping with player evaluations for the Blue Star Report. hool history.

She left Blue Star to take an assistant coaching position at Goldey-Beacom College in 2005, becoming an integral part of the third-largest turnaround in college basketball in the 2006-07 season. She also received her MBA from Goldey-Beacom.

Bogia is a native of Hockessin, Del.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 12, 2013

Duke: In the WNBA Update
Illinois State: Women's Basketball Volunteers at Little Jewels
Illinois State: Winge Receives Hutchison Endowed Scholarship
Providence College: Women's Basketball Adds Transfer Student-Athlete Shequana Harris To Roster
Siena: Stephanie McCormick Joins Women's Basketball Staff
South Carolina: Women's Basketball 2013 Summer Blog - Week 6
Xavier: To Participate In 2013 Paradise Jam

2013 Big State Flava Recap

Memphis Lady Bobcats Select had a top 4 finish in the 16u Silver Division

MVP Mood: Ebony Shaw F (2016) Southwind High
Ebony was lightning in a bottle all weekend with games of 14pts 7rebs & 14pts 8rebs before becoming under the weather
Gazmyne Herndon G (2016) Douglass High
Gazmyne continued to be unstoppable in transition and led all guards in rebounds and a huge game vs CA Ballaz 13pts 4stls

Sara Owen G (2015) Dyer County High
Sara's tough & steady play with little to no turnovers while averaging 7pts 4asts  & 1 to

Breakout performance
Taylor Crutcher C (2016) Craigmont High
Taylor is the newest & humblest member of the team but had a breakout game of 10pts 7rebs vs Team Success and also rebounded great all weekend

Memphis Lady Bobcats Platinum

Came in first place going 3-0 in pool play against DFW Elite East Texas, Houston Insiders 2014 and D1-Rohn. In bracket play, lost an 8 point lead and lost to UBAVE Black going 3-1.

Top performers were Aysha Harris, Jessica Brown, Cheridan Burroughs and Amber Braxton

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kaylan Pugh, Class of 2015 National Ranking recently updated their 2015 ranking after evaluating talent during the Spring.

St. Mary's guard Kaylan Pugh is listed as the 5th ranked guard and 21st overall.

Kaylan has been a dominating scorer in the city since lacing it up as an 8th grader for the high school squad. It's no secret why she is considered a top player nationally.

To see the overall ranking, click here.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 10, 2013

Akron: Jodi Kest Signs Five-Year Contract Extension to Lead Women's Basketball
Auburn: Meet The Newcomers: Katie Frerking
Auburn: In The WNBA: July 8 Update
Dayton: Bre Elder Transferring From Dayton
Dayton: National Champ Tiffany Johnson Joins Flyers
Davidson: Women's Basketball Has Another Solid Camp Season
Duke: Liston Nets 13 Points in USA Basketball Victory
Duquesne: Alum Jade Singleton Named Women's Basketball Graduate Assistant Coach
Georgia State: Sun Belt Basketball to Play for Titles in New Orleans
IUPUI: WOMEN’S Basketball Adds Transfer Shaquira Scott
Penn State: Lady Lions' Spann Sidelined with Torn ACL
Pepperdine: Waves Welcome Pair of Assistants
Tennessee: Parker Named WNBA Player of the Week
Tennessee: USA Women Maul Mali In WUG Opener
Tennessee: USA Cruises Past Czech Republic
Troy: Women's Basketball Completes 2013-14 Coaching Staff
Tulsa: Coffey Promoted to Associate Head Coach; Brown Named Recruiting Coordinator
UCONN: Women's Hoops Announces 13-Game Non-Conference Schedule
UNLV: Keeping Up With Amie
Wright State: WBB Recruit Competing in U20 European Championships
Xavier: Women's Basketball Recruit Davis Named To Canadian JWNT

Memphis Future Stars, TEAM Tennessee Glory YBOA National Champs

The Memphis Future Stars finished an undefeated season by winning the Youth Basket Organization of America (YBOA) 6th Grade Division 1 girls basketball Nationals in Kissimmee, FL on July 6, 2013.

Melisa Carter was named MVP.  Kaylan Morris and Madison Moore made the all tournament team.  Madison Griggs won"The Hustle" award.

Madison Griggs also finished first place in the 3 point contest and Madison Moore finished 2nd in the Free Throw contest.

The TEAM Tennessee Glory 7th grade girls are the 2013 YBOA Division 2 National Champions!!!

They went undefeated in this years national's tournament in Kissimmee, Fl beating teams out of Georgia, New Orleans, Alabama, and Florida. The girls came together and played well as a team with aggressiveness on all ends of the court!

Jireh Washington was named MVP of the tournament.
Destiny Shaw and Karlynn Woods was named to the All Tournament Team.
Kylie Loadholt was named Ms. Hustle.
Alexis Taylor finished 1st in the Hot Shot contest.
Jireh Washington finished 2nd in the 3 Point Shoot Out.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Amber Holmes, 2014 PG commits to Memphis

Amber Holmes (Overton) of Memphis Elite-Holmes has committed to the University of Memphis. She chose Memphis over Vanderbilt and Ole Miss.

I have watched Amber grow as a player since 2009, when she participated in the first Pre-Season Show Off Camp.  Back then she was not shy at displaying her quickness, getting shots, distributing the ball and showing her NBA range. Through the years, she has developed her offensive and defensive game to the point were she is one of the top PGs in this area.

Womens College Basketball Daily News - July 5, 2013

Buffalo: Ashley Zuber Returns To Buffalo As Assistant Coach
Central Michigan: Saint Louis Transfer Lorreal Jones Joins Chippewas
Duke: McCallie Releases Non-Conference Schedule
Duquesne: Cherie Lea Named Women's Basketball Director of Operations
Eastern Illinois: Foley Hired As Women's Basketball Associate HC
Evansville: Rogers Added to Women’s Basketball Staff
Georgia State: The New Sun Belt: Today's Conference Members
Indiana: Jakubicek to miss 2013-14 Season Due to ACL Injury
Kent State: Summer Notebook: CiCi Shannon
Montana State: Binford Announces 2013-14 Montana State Women’s Basketball Schedule
MTSU: Edwards resigns as Director of Operations
Nebraska: Hooper Ready for Russia
NC State: Stockdale Hired as WBB High School Relations Director
Oregon State: Hamblin Back With Team Canada For Tournament In China
Texas: Get to know the newcomers: Kelsey Lang
Texas: Get to know the newcomers: Nekia Jones
Washington: Freshmen Continue To Build Women's Hoops Momentum

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Memphis Dream successful at 2013 Georgia Tarheels Tournament

 8th grade team bring homes 2nd place!!!

7th grade team wins 1st place!!! MVP goes to Stephanie Turner

2013 PBR Super 64 National Championship Schedule and Results

Memphis Tri-State Elite is participating in this event.

2013 Big State Flava Schedule and Results

Memphis Lady Bobcats Platinum, Memphis Lady Bobcats Select, Team TN Glory 15U and Team TN Glory Richardson are participating in this event.

2013 FILA Nationals Schedule and Results

Memphis Elite Holmes, Memphis Elite Williams and Team Penny 2016 are participating in this event.

2013 Real Deal in the Ville Schedule and Results

Team All In and Team Po Po are participating in this event.