Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 University of Memphis - Melissa McFerrin Elite Camp Thoughts

Two things come to mind as I think about this year's Elite Camp.

1) The talent was in the building!
2) Mississippi was representing!

Bring 'Em Out! Bring 'Em Out! was the theme today at the Memphis Elite Camp --because the talent came out.

Olive Branch's Myah Taylor, Mahogany Vaught, Quienteal Battle, Myah Leflore, and Savanna Geeslin were on deck displaying why they have been in Mississippi's State Championship game the past 2 years.  Desoto Central's Zaire Hicks, Holly Springs Star Walton, Bartlett's Charity Savage and Jessica Jackson, Harding Academy's Antoinette Lewis and Valecia Harris (Love her passion for the game and persistence), FACS's Shay Johnson, Bolton's Kerrice Watson (Kerrice has been playing great this spring) Cordova's Jerhonise Rollins (I love how her game has developed - length and motor) and MHEA's Kylie Loadholt (I'm telling you now.. Keep an eye on Kylie). 

Zaire Hicks looked like the player I saw during last year's Fall Exposure League high motor, explosive and confidently knocking down shots. I was very impressed to see Mahogany Vaught come out of her shell and play aggressively. She has such a laid back personality and plays that way but I liked that beast side of her.. If she keeps bringing that beast out, her game will be sky-rocketing.
Charity Savage was all over the place as expected. On one play, I watched her get a steal, save the ball from going out of bounds, getting her composure to sprint down the court and get the ball back for a layup. Savanna Geeslin was unconscious behind the 3 point line. Oh course, it was Myah Taylor pulling defenders towards her so she could feed Savanna and others for wide open shots.

My visit to the camp was short which means I missed a face or two. But that was enough to have me excited about the upcoming school season and give me some names to add to my #MGBB Mix Highlight list.

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