Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Memphis Regional High School Summer Camps/Leagues

Northpoint Lady Trojans Elementary & Middle School Girls Basketball Camp | May 30-31 | 1st-5th Grade (8am-11:30) 6th-8th grade (1pm-5pm) | $70 | Contact Ryan Richardson or 901-485-4157

Arlington Girls Basketball Camp | May 30-June 2 | 2nd-9th grade | $80 before May 30, $85 a the door | Call 901-233-9723

Olive Branch Summer League | June 1-2; June 6-8, June 13-14, June 19-21, June 28-29 | $35 per game, $125 for 4 Games | Contact Jason Thompson 901-268-2078

Westwood Summer League | June 5-7 | $200 | Contact Coach Brown @ 731-571-2679 or Coach Benton @ 901-315-3706

Harding Academy Team Camp | June 8, 9, 10 | $320 for 2 games per day | Contact Becky Starks 901-483-1784 or

Fayette Ware Middle School Summer Team Camp | June 10 | @ West Junior High | $75 per team | Contact Sherri Smith 901-493-7791

Northpoint Lady Trojans Varsity Team Camp | June 12, 13, 14 | $45 per player or $325 per team | Contact Ryan Richardson, 901-485-4157 or Barry Gray, 601-757-5061

Lausanne Basketball Camp | June 12-16 | 9am-12pm | 1st - 8th grade | $135 | Contact Lesa Mears @ lmears@lausanneschoolcom, (901) 626-2249 |

Northpoint Lady Trojans Middle School Girls Basketball Camp | June 15-16 | 7th, 8th and Combo Teams | $40 | Contact Ryan Richardson or 901-485-4157

Collierville Girls Basketball Camp | June 19-22 (1st-5th grade); July 10-12 (6th-8th grade) | $125 |

St. Agness Girls Basketball Camp | June 19-23 | 2nd-8th grade | $125 | Call 901-618-5700

2017 Regional Summer College Basketball Camps Information

Here are some opportunities within the region surrounding Memphis to work on developing your basketball skills and guarantee that you are playing in front of the specific women’s basketball college coaching staffs:

June 8 - Memphis Elite Camp (9th-12th Grade) - $50 - Flyer

June 9 - Memphis Team Camp - $225 - Flyer

June 9 - Arkansas State Shooting Camp (4th-12th Grade) - $60 - Flyer

June 10 - CBU Elite Camp - (9th-12th Grade) - $40 - Flyer

June 10-11 Arkansas State Jr. High Elite Camp (7th-8th Grade) - $150 - Flyer

June 12-14 Austin Peay Shooting Camp (5th-8th grade) - $60 - Flyer

June 12 -15 Mississippi State Day Camp (2nd-7th grade) - $65 - Website

June 12 - 15 Ole Miss Day Camp (5 years old - 8th Grade) - $140 - Flyer

June 13 - Southern Miss Team Shoot Out - $240 - Flyer

June 16 - Ole Miss Team Shootout - $100 + $65 Per game Fee - Flyer

June 16 & 17 Mississippi State Team Shootout - $250 per day - Website

June 17 Austin Peay Team Camp $150/$250 - Flyer

June 17 - Vanderbilt Elite Camp (8th-12th grade) - $100 - Website

June 17-18 - Southern Miss Elite Overnight Camp (10th-12th Grade) - $100/$75 - Flyer

June 18 - SEMO Elite Camp (9th-12th Grade) - $40 - Website

June 19  East Mississippi Community College Skills Camp - $40 - Flyer

June 19-21 - MTSU Team Camp - $150 - Flyer

June 19-22 - Memphis Day Camp (3rd-9th Grade) - $225 - Flyer

June 21-23 - Ole Miss Team Camp - $100 + $65 Per game Fee - Flyer

June 24 - Ole Miss Elite Skills Camp (7th-12th Grade) - $50 - Flyer

August 5 - Southern Miss Elite Day Camp (10th-12th Grade) - $40 - Flyer

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jayla Hemingway Standout at Captial Cool 2017

Last weekend, several top national teams traveled to Montgomery, AL to participate in the 5th Annual Capital Cool Classic. Several young ladies from Tennessee stood out in the event including Houston's 10th grader Jayla Hemingway.

Pass Tha Ball was there evaluating the event and this is what they had to say about Jayla:

Jayla Hemingway, 5-10, shooting guard, Tennessee Flight Silver (Collierville, Tennessee) Hemingway, a Power 5 prospect, is a first option driver, but can, as she did in the bracket final, hit a key three. She led Flight in scoring in the championship game.

Read entire Pass Tha Ball evaluation

Myah Taylor, MS Preps 2x Female Athlete of the Year/Female Basketball Player of the Year

image and article from Clarion-Ledger

When Myah Taylor’s senior season began, she had already been named Gatorade Player of the Year twice. She was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi and top 50 in the country. She’d won countless tournament MVP awards and earned the Female Athlete of the Year award for her performance on the court during the 2015-16 season.

Still, Taylor had one more accomplishment to add to the list: become a state champion.

Her four previous seasons with Olive Branch were nothing short of spectacular individually. Her talent on the basketball court was proven year-in and year-out by the accolades she continued to pull in. Every year though her team fell short of winning the coveted gold ball.

Her freshman year Taylor led her team to Jackson and the semifinals, before a broken foot sidelined her for all but a few seconds of the championship game. The next season she again led her team back to the championship, but Horn Lake took the title. Her junior season she again set her sights on the Coliseum and the possibility of hoisting the championship trophy above her head, but Olive Branch lost to Starkville in the second round.

Everything was different her senior season, with nothing to lose and everything to gain. Taylor knew this would be the year they’d win it all. Averaging 23 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals per game, the 5-foot-7 point guard led Olive Branch to its first state title in school history. She's also now the first two-time winner of The Clarion-Ledger Sports Awards Female Athlete of the Year award.

“It wasn’t easy,” Taylor said. “There have been some great moments and some sad moments. Very painful moments when my body was sore and I felt like I couldn’t do it anymore. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t easy at all. But it was worth it. I’m just glad I never gave up.”

Her entire career Taylor has reaped the rewards of her hard work and determination to be the best. On top of winning a state title this season, Taylor earned the Gatorade Player of the Year nod for the third consecutive year, was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and made USA Today’s third team.

If she hadn’t already cemented her place in Mississippi high school basketball history, there’s no question she has now.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NEB Spring Invitational Recap

InsiderExposure Media was in attendance at the NEB Spring Invitational event during the second week of the NCAA Spring Evaluation period. Several Memphis-area players caught their attention.

G Sade Hudson 5’8 2018 Team Slink Pink (Trezevant) 2018 Set the tone for her team all weekend through her awesome hustle and activity on defense. She also proved to be a nightmare for opposing teams through her playmaking on offense- whether it was her shooting the 3 ball at a high clip, blowing by her man and finishing at the rim, or penetrating and finding her teammates for open shots- she did it all!

G Chloe Moore 5’9 2020 Lady Silver Foxes (Greenfield) Big time game winner! She already has great length and athleticism for a PG. She plays hard, competes on the glass at both ends, has great vision and awareness, and is very adept at using fakes (whether off the catch or off the dribble) to get wherever she wants. She had one of the best clutch plays of the weekend when she drove the full length of the court, shook her defender loose and stepped back into a 3 pointer to tie the game up and send it into overtime.

G Joi Montgomery 5’8 2020 AR JB Lady Ballers (Marion(AR)) 2020 Baller who can pretty much do everything. Easily the most enjoyable player to watch this weekend purely because of her will to win. Whatever her team needed- she delivered. Big time rebounds, lock down defense and clutch plays down the stretch were all on display. She was very unselfish as well and always seemed to make the right decision.

Read entire Insider Exposure recap

Manaya Jones (Raleigh-Egypt) transfers from Old Dominion to return home to Memphis

Read entire University of Memphis Lady Tigers story

Memphis Area 2017 Class Signings

Please email commitments/signing updates and pictures.

Zaire Hicks

Damiah Griffin

Johnna Jones

Tamia Aldridge (Bolton/Team Slink) - signed with Bryan College
Teal Battle (White Station/Lady Mambas) - committed to Arkansas-Little Rock
Tasia Bland (Raleigh-Egypt) - signed with Dyersburg State
Emily Evans (Southaven/Lady Mambas) - signed with East Mississippi CC
Shaela Gardner (Houston/TN Flight) - Signed with Chipola College
Damiah Griffin (White Station/Team Penny) - committed to UT Martin
Zakyia Head (Raleigh-Egypt) - signed with Dyersburg State
Zaire Hicks (White Station/Lady Mambas) - committed to UT Martin
Dallas Hullett (Olive Branch) - signed with Blue Mountain
Dontrecia Johnson (Whitehaven) - signed with Rhodes College
Erica Jones (Southaven/Lady Mambas) - committed to Kentucky State
Johnna Jones (Munford/Clarksvile SOL/TN Glory) - committed to CBU
Myah LeFlore (St. Benedict/Team Penny) - committed to Austin Peay
Rochelle Lee (Houston/Lady Magic) - committed to Chattanooga
Antoinette Lewis (Harding Academy/Team Penny) - committed to South Alabama
Taelor Manning (White Station) - signed with Millsaps College
Kiara McCollins (Mitchell) - signed with Itawamba CC
Selena Pruitt (Lausanne/Team Penny) - committed to Alabama-Huntsville
De'Aysia Reeder (Whitehaven) - signed with Arkansas State-Midsouth
Takya Reid (Hamilton) - signed with Southwest TN CC
Ericka Richardson (Horn Lake) - signed with EKU
Hannah Shafer (Northpoint) - Signed with Mississippi College
Myah Taylor (Olive Branch/Southern Starz) committed to Mississippi State
Heaven Thompson (Bolton/Team Slink) committed to Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Tesia Thompson (Hamilton/Team Penny) signed with SEMO
Lindsey Whiteside (Northpoint/Lady Mambas) signed with Rhodes College
Ariel Williams (Whitehaven/Memphis Dream) signed with Grambling State
Alexus Williams (Whitehaven) signed with Grambling State
Taylor Williams (White Station/Team Slink) signed with Tennessee State
Jayla Woods (Whitehaven) signed with Arkansas State-Midsouth
Andreana Wrister (Cordova/Memphis Elite Daniels) committed to Mississippi Valley State

Monday, May 8, 2017

Meet the Commercial Appeal 2016-2017All-Metro Girls Basketball Team

From the Commercial Appeal

Meet the semifinalists for The Commercial Appeal's girls basketball player of the year.

The winners will be announced the inaugural Commercial Appeal Sports Awards at the Opheum on June 9.

Player of the Year SemiFinalists

Newcomers of the Year - Tess Darby & Chloe Moore

image and article from The Jackson Sun

GREENFIELD — Girls basketball at Greenfield has always been one of the top programs in West Tennessee.

But with injuries and the reliance on young players, there were some unknowns on how good the Lady Yellowjackets could be this season.

Behind the play of freshmen Tess Darby and Chloe Moore, Greenfield won its first girls basketball district title since 1979.

Darby averaged 18.6 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Moore averaged 14.9 points, 4.0 assists and 2.9 steals to be named the 2017 All-West Tennessee co-Newcomers of the Year.

"I expected us to be able to compete for the district title because I had played with these girls before, and I know how to play with them," Moore said. "It was a great experience."

Darby and Moore play totally different positions for the Lady Yellowjackets, so they know how to feed off of each other and attack in two different ways.

"We were used to playing with each other," Darby said. "We knew what our strengths and weaknesses are."

So what does each feel like her strength is?

"I feel like I see the floor really well, and I know when and where to pass it," Moore said.

"My strength is my height and being able to play in the post," Darby said.

Moore does more of the ball handling, working on breaking presses and running the offense, which Darby feels complements her game.

"She can dribble the ball, unlike me, so she can help us get into our offenses," Darby said.

Darby is more of a threat under the basket, and she has the ability to score 30 points on any given night, which complements the play of Moore.

"Tess' shooting helps that when I pass it to her, she has a quick release," Moore said.

Greenfield reached the region semifinals this season before losing to Dresden. Darby felt that the Lady Yellowjackets should have done more, but she is ready to put in the work this offseason for next year.

"I want to get stronger," Darby said. "That was one of the hard parts about last year was going up against bigger, stronger people."

Moore also has her sights set on being better for next season.

"I want to be more of a leader next year," Moore said. "We have a lot of potential with the ability to go to state."

Monday, May 1, 2017

Memphis-Area Players make ALL-USA Team

Last week, USA TODAY High School Sports announced the American Family Insurance ALL-USA State Girls Basketball Teams.

Several players from our area made the teams:


See entire Tennessee team


See entire Mississippi team