Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Summer Basketball Camps

Email if you know of any 3-5 day basketball camps for girls in the surrounding Memphis area.

June 6 - 9 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Life Time Fitness | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

June 11 | University of Memphis Elite Camp |  For girls grades 9-12 in fall of 2016 | $50 | Contact: 901-678-4120

June 13 - 16 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Rhodes College  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

June 14 - 16 | Inaugural Myneishia "Shug-Nug" Johnson Heart of a Warrior Girls Basketball Camp  | For girls ages 6-14 from 9am -1pm | FREE | Contact 901-878-9476 or

June 17 | Ole Miss Womens Basketball Elite Skills Camp | For girls 7-12 grade  | $50  | Contact: (662) 915-7592 or email

June 18 | Christian Brothers Elite Camp | For girls grades 9-12 | $35 early registration | $50 | Contact: Sarah Condra or Kristin Itschner

June 20 - 23 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Independent Presbyterian  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

June 20 - 23 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Landers Center  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

June 20-23 | University of Memphis Day Camp | For girls ages 7-14 from 9am-3pm | $225 | Contact: 901-678-4120

June 27 - 30 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ First Assembly Christan School  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

July 5-8 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Lausanne Collegiate School | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

July 11-14 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Independent Presbyterian  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

July 18-21 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Evangelical Christian School  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

July 25-28 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Memphis University School  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

July 25-29 | St. Benedict Girls Basketball Camp  | For girls ages 3rd - 8th  from 9am -2pm | $150 | Visit site

August 1-4 | Memphis Grizzlies Camp @ Independent Presbyterian  | For boys and girls ages 7-16 from 9am -4pm | $265 | Visit site

Friday, May 20, 2016

Myah Taylor, Best of MS Preps: Female Athlete of the Year Award


Myah Taylor’s season began with her visiting Mississippi State, the burgeoning Southeastern Conference power that made it clear there was no one else it wanted to be its point guard of the future.

Her 2015-16 season proved why: Taylor lit up basketball courts at Olive Branch and wherever else she went in Mississippi. The 5-foot-7 point guard scored 30 or more points 10 times, including a season-high 47 against Horn Lake on Feb. 19, and averaged 26.1 points.

This was not a case of a guard putting up too many shots because she was just so efficient. Taylor shot nearly 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range for the 25-3 Conquistadors, who advanced to the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.

She also did plenty of other things, averaging 6.9 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.1 rebounds, which means she raised her scoring average by eight points and nearly a full steal more than her sophomore season.
It’s no wonder that ESPN ranks Taylor as the No. 42 prospect in the class of 2017.

“She’s a phenomenal athlete that’s been blessed with a talent she is making the most out of,” former Olive Branch coach Blake Jones said. “She knows she’s smaller than your average big-time guard, but she makes up for it with her work ethic, her training, the time she puts in the gym. I guarantee you she puts more time into the gym than anybody in the state of Mississippi.”

Said Taylor: “I realized that the more I make my teammates’ jobs easier the more it makes my job easy.”

That approach is working out for Taylor, and for Olive Branch — and Taylor still has more season remaining to show off her skills and build a reputation that will live on in Mississippi girls basketball history.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Memphis Area 2016 Class Signings

Please email commitments/signing updates and pictures.

Dejah Montgomery

Gabby Moore

Marneisha Hamer

Kerrice Watson

LaShala Saine

Miyah Barnes (Central/Team Penny) - Commited to UAB
Taylor Barnes (St. Benedict/Team Penny) - Committed to Memphis
Josslyn Basemore (Manassas) - Signed with Dyersburg CC
Brandi Beasley (Ridgeway/Team Penny) - Committed to Illinois
Teiangula Boston (Marion(AR)) - Signed with Lewis & Clark
Raegyn Branch (Arlington/TN Team Pride) - Committed to Wake Forest
Kiante Butts (Overton) - Signed with Dyersburg CC
Danielle Conley (Craigmont) - Signed with Lewis and Clark
Ebony Day (Marion(AR)) - Signed with Arkansas State
Canzis Echols (Kingsbury) - Signed with Walters State
Rodrea Echols (Overton) - Committed to Oklahoma State
Keveona Fayne (Craigmont) - Signed with Lewis and Clark
Tijuanna Griggs (Central) - Signed with North West Florida
Marneisha Hamer (Kirby) - Signed with Jackson State
Myyela Issac (Hamilton) - Signed with Lewis & Clark
Jessica Jackson (Bartlett) - Committed to Missouri Baptist
Imani Johnson (Desoto Central/Memphis Elite-Williams) - Committed to UAB
Manaya Jones (Raleigh-Egypt/Memphis Elite-Williams) - Committed to Old Dominion
Emily Lytle (ECS) - Committed to Arkansas-Little Rock
Sydney Malone (Houston) - Signed with Southwest CC
Dejah Montgomery (White Station) - Signed with Walters State CC
Gabby Morgan (Southaven) - Signed with Lewis and Clark
Astera Moore (Southaven) - Signed with Northwest CC
Gabby Moore (Catholic) - Signed with Spring Hill College
Lakyia Parker (Bolton) - Signed with Rhodes College
Ciara Pettis (Overton) - Signed with Tennessee State
Tae'lour Richardson (Horn Lake/Memphis Elite-Williams) - Committed to Eastern Kentucky
Chrishona Reddix (Olive Branch) - Signed with Coahoma CC
Jaida Roper (Houston/TN Flight) - Signed with Kentucky
LaShala Saine (West Memphis/ Memphis Elite- Daniels) - Committed to Southeast Missouri State
Tori Sewell (Arlington/Memphis Elite-Williams) - Committed to Arkansas State
Ebony Shaw (Southwind) - Signed with Motlow College
Nyla Smith (Bartlett/Memphis Magic) - Committed to UAPB
Jaszmyn Thornton (Craigmont) - Signed with Dallas
Kerrice Watson (Bolton/Memphis Elite-Jones) - Committed to Cumberland University
Dee Williams (Bartlett) - Signed with Lewis and Clark
Kayla Williams (Overton/Team Penny) - Committed to Wichita State

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Memphis Area 2016 TSWA All-State Team Members

Congratulations to the following players for making All-State!

Raegyn Branch, Arlington

Jasmine Carson, Central

Rodrea Echols, Overton

Jayla Hemingway, Houston

Danielle Conley, Craigmont

Ashtyn Baker, Northpoint

Taylor Barnes, St. Benedict

Antoinette Lewis, Harding

Lindsey Whiteside, Northpoint

Complete list of All-State members:

Class AAA
Jazz Bond, Blackman
Raegyn Branch, Arlington
Jasmine Carson, Memphis Central
Lea Lea Carter, Dickson County
Crystal Dangerfield, Blackman
Karen Donehew, South-Doyle
Rodrea Echols, Overton
Shelby Gibson, Oakland
Jada Guinn, Oak Ridge
Anastasia Hayes, Riverdale
Jayla Hemingway, Houston
Rhyne Howard, Bradley Central
Sydney Newsome, Morristown West
Kendall Spray, Wilson Central
Courtney Whitson, Dobyns-Bennett

Class AA
Madison Brantley, Union County
Ashli Chew, DeKalb County
Karli Combs, Grainger
Kenedi Hambrick, CPA
Erica Haynes-Overton, East Nashville
Kalee Johnson, Happy Valley
Savannah LeGate, CPA
Akira Levy, Upperman
Jacobi Lynn, McMinn Central
Kayla Marosites, Elizabethton
Keke McKinney, Fulton
Hope Neyman, South Gibson
Paige Pipkin, Chester County
Aryn Sanders, Signal Mountain
Janiah Sandifer, Pearl-Cohn
Jamirah Shutes, Haywood

Class A
Abby Bertram, Midway
Taylor Boggess, Meigs County
Breanna Boggs, Houston County
Lakelyn Bouldin, Van Buren
Danielle Conley, Craigmont
Madison Duncan, Harriman
Briana Fields, Gibson County
Taylor Lamb, South Greene
Maddie Long, McEwen
Brynne Lytle, TCA
Morgan Martin, Bradford
Tristan McClellan, Pickett County
Chelsey Perry, Middleton
Sarah Pierce, Community
Ashlynd Wilkerson, MTCS
Braelyn Wykle, South Greene

Division II
Ashtyn Baker, Northpoint
Taylor Barnes, St. Benedict of Auburndale
Jordyn Cambridge, Ensworth
Riley Casey, FRA
Kaleigh Clemons, Baylor
Bria Dial, Brentwood Academy
Sydni Harvey, Brentwood Academy
Windee Johnson, Pope John Paul II
Anna Jones, University School of Jackson
Antoinette Lewis, Harding
Mya Long, Baylor
Selena Pruitt, Lausanne
Micah Scheetz, Webb
Marci Sneed, Ezell Harding
Lindsey Whiteside, Northpoint

Lady Toppers sign ICC's Raylin Starks (Arlington)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Houston Jayla Hemingway makes Best of Preps Finalist as a Freshman

I had my guy, John Varlas at the Commercial Appeal, to do some research for me. (Thank you John) I wanted to know when was the last time a freshman was named as a finalist for the Best of Preps award......

Big shout out to Houston freshman Jayla Hemingway on being named a BOP Finalist. It has been 16 years since a freshman was named a finalist when Ashley Shields was in 2000.