Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 Olive Branch Quistor Classic Schedule

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ariel Hearn (Arlington) Named To All-Conference Preseason Team

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Zaire Hicks Highlights - Memphis Metros - G - 2017

Highlights by Mr. Stephen Nichols

Teal Battle Highlights - Memphis Metros - F - 2017

Highlights by Mr. Stephen Nichols

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Memphis Metro Mustangs 7th Grader Ciara Taylor Makes shot......while sitting down

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Valecia Harris - Harding Academy - 2016 - G - #6

I have really enjoyed watching the growth of Harding Academy's 5'6 guard Valecia Harris (2016). She is an example of putting in the work to get better and trusting the process.

Valecia is a smart player. She understands team defensive principals and moving without the ball on offense. She is an active hustler with 3 point shooting range, ball handling abilities and knows how to get the ball to her teammates.

Video footage from Fall Exposure League. Highlight by Patosha Jeffery.

Ole Miss WBB: Ballin' with Brett - Torri Lewis

Nice video of former MHEA standout Torri Lewis talking about being on the Ole Miss football homecoming court and her role on the team this year.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mississippi State lands top in-state junior, Myah Taylor

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This isn't the first time Vic Schaefer landed one of the best girl's basketball players in Mississippi. With his track record, it probably won't be his last.

In front of her teammates, coaches and family, Olive Branch junior point guard Myah Taylor committed to Mississippi State on Wednesday morning. The four-star 2017 prospect is ranked No. 41 nationally by ESPN and chose the Bulldogs over a laundry list of high-major offers including Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Arizona, Memphis and Georgetown.

The 5-foot-8 point guard is Mississippi State's top target in 2017, which was made apparent to Taylor and her high school coach throughout the recruiting process.

"The first thing Vic Schaefer told me was that Myah was his 2017 point guard," Lady Quistors coach Blake Jones said. "He has not recruited another point guard, he has not offered another point guard. Have they (MSU) gone to see others and shown interest? Sure, and every college coach has to do that because of the business, but Myah has always been priority No. 1 to Mississippi State."

Taylor led Olive Branch to a 31-1 record as a sophomore and back-to-back appearances in the Class 6A state championship game. She averaged 18.2 points, eight assists and five steals per game during the 2014-15 season. Over the summer, Taylor and her AAU team, the Alabama Southern Starz, won a national championship.

With her junior season beginning in less than a month, getting her commitment out of the way was critical for her focus.

"I thought it was better for me so I can focus on winning a state championship this year because we've lost two times in a row," Taylor said. "I've always wanted to go to Mississippi State and they've always been there. I thought that if I go ahead and commit now, especially with me already feeling like I'm a part of that family, it's better for me and my team."

Schaefer and his staff began recruiting Taylor as an 8th grader. Since he arrived in Starkville in 2012, Scahefer has landed commitments from four Dandy Dozen selections including Victoria Vivians (Scott Central), Blair Schaefer (Starkville), Jazzmun Holmes (Harrison Central) and now, Taylor.

For the first member of Mississippi State's 2017 class, Schaefer's pursuit of and ability to lock up the state's top talent was a driving force in Taylor's decision.

"He goes after these players so hard," she said. "Him getting the top players opens my eyes like, "why not State?" I would love to play with the best of the best players. For me, I probably relate more to the Mississippi girls, too, and they could probably even start five Mississippi girls when I get there which is very important to me."

Not only has Schaefer made signing the best in-state players a priority but has had success drawing national talent to Starkville. Former five-star center Teaira McCowan is a marquee member of MSU's 2015 class, which was ranked No. 18 nationally.

But focusing his efforts heavily in Mississippi is what gave him an in with the top junior in the Magnolia State and could help him land others. While MSU has limited space in its 2016 class and will likely have one scholarship available, the Bulldogs already have an in with top 2017 guard Nyah Tate (Terry).

"Vic told me since Day 1 that his ultimate goal every year is to get the best girl in the state to come to Mississippi State," Jones said. "That's priority No. 1. Their slogan, after all, is (This is) "Our State." If you don't go for your in-state girls, there's going to be another Myah Taylor or Victoria Vivians come along. Southern Miss recruited her hard, Ole Miss not as much as I would've liked. If you want to go out of state and fly places to get other kids, that's fine but it seems to me it'd be a big advantage to keep these players closer to home."

The Lady Bulldogs enter the 2015-16 season coming off the best finish in program history (27-7) and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2010.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jayla Hemingway Standout at Fall Showcase

Last weekend, several Memphis players took the drive to Lebanon, TN to display their skills at's Fall Showcase. Although Jayla Hemingway was one of the younger players at the event, she displayed that she is ready for high school competition.

 Check out what said about her play at the event:

Jayla Hemingway (Collierville, Tenn.), Houston HS / Tennessee Flight – 2019

Although the gym was packed with talented underclassmen, the most impressive freshman in the building was Hemingway. She is a guard with a powerful build and she showed that she is not afraid to throw around her weight under the bucket. Her array of spin moves and half-hooks kept defenders puzzled both in 5-on-5 and in 3-on-3 play. However, it is Hemingway’s perimeter skill that could have her as one of the top prospects nationally in her class in upcoming years. She showed range on her jumper that comes with an easy release and consistent results. She blends a rare form of explosiveness and strength on the drive, which few defenders in this camp could match.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

2015-2016 SCIAA High School Basketball Jamboree Schedule

Granny’s Girls Basketball Camp: Ensure Delivery

Thank you so much to all the young ladies that participated in this year's Granny's Girls Basketball Camp. We were able to donate 342 individual bottles of Ensure to the American Cancer Society's Harrah's Hope Lodge. I also want to thank Mr. Doug Stubbs for his donation of Ensure. A special thank you to Ridgeway Baptist Church's Judy Sanders and Randy Chapman for donating gym space to host the camp.

During the 8 years of hosting the camp, we have donated a total of 3,052 bottles of Ensure to the American Cancer Society. That is an average of 382 bottles a year. I am setting a personal goal to have a donation year of over 500 bottles by year 10.      

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Johnna Jones, Kyla Taylor Shine at Playmaker Basketball Exposure Camp

On Saturday, Terry Boykin's hosted his Playmaker Basketball Academy Camp. TN Hoops Recruits was in attendance evaluating the talent.

Munford's Johnna Jones (2017) and Kyla Taylor (2016) caught the eye of the evaluator. Check out what they had to say:

Johnna Jones

Johnna Jones – G – Munford High School – Munford, TN
Johnna is a very athletic guard who easily gets up and down the court and battles on both ends of the court. She has some explosiveness to her. She is multi talented, has solid handles, good jump shot, can knock down the three ball, can penetrate and drive to the basket.

Kyla Taylor

Kyla Taylor – G – Munford High School – Munford, TN
Kyla is a small but very athletic guard. She runs the run exceptionally well. She is not afraid to get in the mix and get after rebounds.

You can also catch Johnna and Kyla in the camp highlight video.

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Canzis Echols, Kynadi Kuykendoll Standout at Battle of the Boro Fall Championship Event

Several Memphis teams traveled to Franklin, TN to participate in the Battle of Boro Fall Championship event. This event was held during the NCAA Fall Evaluation period and was the last opportunity of the year for players to display their skills in front of college coaches before the regular basketball season kick off.

Insider Exposure Scouting was in attendance at the event. Kingsbury's Canzis Echols (2016) and Central's Kynadi Kuykendoll (2019) caught their attention. Check out what they had to say:

Canzis Echols-2016-Memphis TN-Kingsbury High School
Colleges if you need a shooter this is your girl, the game I watched Carzis hit 5 threes to lead her team to a win. She wasn’t just a stand in the corner type of shooter, she moved well without the ball to find her open shot. Not only can she shoot she can defend on the other end.

Kynadi Kuykendoll- 2019- Memphis TN- Central High School
Strong, physical, gritty type of guard that is how I describe this athlete. Kynadi just gives it 110% when she is on the floor. Can really get to the rim with her speed, can shoot the three ball and my favorite is that she gets on the offensive and defensive glass. Can really jump for her size. Lock down defense too.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ridgeway's Elizabeth Dixon makes 2018 ELITE 60

Congrats to Ridgeway's Elizabeth Dixon on making Class of 2018 Elite 60. She is ranked #57. Check out the entire ranking.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015 Granny's Girls Basketball Camp Video

Check out the video from Saturday's 8th Annual Granny's Girls Basketball Camp. For over one hour and 45 minutes, the young ladies worked on speed, agility, explosiveness, ball handling, dribbling and their shooting techniques.

Monday, October 5, 2015

2015 Fall Exposure League Week 4: UConn vs Tennessee Video

Name (School, Class)
1 Emma Bowman (Munford, 2018)
2 Tierra Clements (ICCS, 2020)
3 Christina Nichols (Millington, 2020)
4 Zaire Hicks (Desoto Central, 2017)
5 Dontrecia Johnson (Overton, 2017)
6 Gabrielle Morgan (Southaven, 2016)
7 Emily Evans (Southaven, 2017)
8 Canzis Echols (Kingsbury, 2016)
9 Erica Jones (Southaven, 2017)
10 Quential Battle (TN Prep Academy, 2017)

TENN (Orange)
Name (School, Class)
1 Tyshianna Turner (Rivercrest (AR), 2020)
2 Taylor Young (Collierville, 2021)
3 Alexis Taylor (Collierville, 2018)
4 Jada Taylor (Collierville, 2018)
5 Elizabeth Dixon (Ridgeway, 2018)
6 Akeria James (Craigmont, 2019)
7 Lindsey Vaughn (MHEA, 2018)
8 Destiny Shaw (Collierville, 2018)
9 Brittni Moore (White Station, 2018)
10 Carria Smith (Germantown, 2018)

Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 Arlington High School Play Day

Collierville has replaced Southwind.

2015 Fall Exposure League Week 4: Notre Dame vs Dayton Video

1 Taylor Lattimore (Arlington, 2018) - Fill In
2 Tyler Garner (Bolton, 2019)
3 Ashtyn Baker (Northpoint, 2017)
4 Tieriney Echols (MAHS, 2020)
5 Bionka Massie (FACS, 2017)
6 Valecia Harris (Harding Academy, 2016)
7 Callie Stubbs (Harding Academy, 2016)
8 Tori Robinson (Harding Academy, 2016)
9 Alyssa Wells (Conway (AR), 2017)
10 Starlissa Simmons (Truman (AR), 2017)

DAYTON (Royal)
1 Zipporah Davis (Snowden, 2020)
2 Amaya Selmon (Power Center, 2020)
3 Trinity Farmer (Collierville, 2018)
4 Macee Horner (Collierville, 2018)
5 Kerrigan Braxton (Hutchison, 2019)
6 Destiney Amaefula (Collierville, 2019)
7 Jazsmyn Thornton (Craigmont, 2016)
8 Khyla Jeffery (Marion, 2019)
9 Karlynn Woods (Germantown, 2018)
10 Dallas Hullet (Olive Branch, 2017) - Fill In

Thursday, October 1, 2015

2015 Fall Exposure League Week 4: Maryland vs Baylor Video

1Jamiah Thomas (Germantown, 2020)
2 Daisha Jiles (ECS, 2016)
3 Shannon Sharp (Houston, 2017)
4 Dallas Hullett (Olive Branch, 2017)
5 Madelyn Anguiano (Bartlett, 2018)
6 LaDerykah Rockett (Catholic, 2021)
7 Kelsey Trice (Houston, 2018)
8 Jayla Hemingway (Houston, 2019)
9 Zakyia Head (Cordova, 2017)
10 Tamia Jones (White Station, 2017)

BAYLOR (Green)
1 Toni Green (Bolton, 2019)
2 Tyeniesha Metcalf (Southaven, 2018)
3 Tanniesha Metcalf (Southaven, 2018)
4 Taylor Lattimore (Arlington, 2018)
5 Taylor Robinson (MASE, 2019)
6 MaKayla Harley (White Station, 2021)
7 Nya Jeffery (Marion, 2021)
8 Kealy Wilson (Desoto Central, 2018)
9 Laurissa Campbell (Blytheville (AR), 2019)
10 Jerhonise Rollins (Cordova, 2016)