Friday, September 19, 2014

2014 Fall Exposure League Week 2 Recap

First, I would like to thank the area middle and high school coaches who have come out to support their players during the league. I also want to send a special thank you to LeMoyne Owen's head coach, Antony Partee, for attending and checking out the players this week. Coach Partee is in his second year as head coach.

There were some great games this week. Game 1 was an overtime thriller. Game 2 was close until the last 7 minutes of the game. Game 3 was close til the very end.

I enjoy the league platform because it gives players the opportunity to make adjustments and get more comfortable from week to week. It also gives them the chance to take their game up a level.

Zaire Hicks
UConn's Zaire Hicks displayed in Week 1 that she is a legit point guard with impressive abilities to run the team and set teammates up. This week she showed that she can also take over a game, if necessary. The veteran UConn team was challenged to the very end by a young, yet undeniable Tennessee squad. It took UConn overtime and a free throw by Zaire to escape. It also took Zaire putting up a total of 21 points. She led the league in scoring this week.

Brittni Moore
Tennessee's Brittni Moore was the only player to put up a double-double last week with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Others came close this week, however, Brittni is still the lone Miss Double Double. She elevated her game this week with an impressive 18 points 20 rebounds performance.

Last week, Notre Dame's Julia Nicholson quietly put up a 4 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks effort. This week, she showed her inside-outside game while accumulating 8 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, and 1steal.

Shannon Sharp
With one of Stanford's primary ball handlers not available to play this week, Shannon Sharp had to step up and take on a lot of the ball handling and scoring responsibilities. She did just that with a 12 points 4 rebounds and 1 steal performance.

Destiny Shaw
Memphis' Destiny Shaw had more fouls last week than points or rebounds. Aggressive is an understatement when describing Destiny. She loves the physicality of the game. This week she was just as aggressive and more comfortable with the competition in the post. She finished with  13 points and 6 rebounds.

Kyra Pryor
Miss Consistent

If I was giving out a Miss Consistent award for the league, Tennessee's Kyra Pyor would be leading in the category thus far. She always seem to be at the right place, at the right time in the game to get buckets. Last week, she had 8 point and 3 rebounds. This week, 7 points and 2 rebounds.

Zipporah Davis
Double Trouble, Plus One 

Memphis' Brianna Cooks and Kynadi Kuykendoll can be a handful. They are tough. They are aggressive. They are fast. They don't quit. And now they have a sidekick. Stanford's Zipporah Davis will be joining Brianna and Kynadi on Snowden's team this season and she is just as tough, aggressive, fast and doesn't quit. This week, she had two episodes of running into Memphis' Morgan Walton and being laid out on the floor. She just jumped back up and kept playing.

Jasmine Rhodes
Miss Defense

Maryland's Jasmine Rhodes is a league veteran. Over the years, she has made the transition from the post to the perimeter. The transition wasn't always pretty. In the early stages, Jasmine played out of control and unclear of her offensive role.  I'm happy she didn't give up. She is more under control. She is automatic from the free throw line. And her biggest asset is her defense. At 5'8, she has a mature body build and a motor that does not quit. She has the ability and agility to give ball handlers, penetrators and top scorers major problems.

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