BY: Silverio Ford
It is really a shortcoming on the part of Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball to sponsor a club team program classify them as tier two then not invite this particular club team or their 15U squad to the Nike Nationals Event.Sponsoring Twenty-five plus club teams are too many for Nike to adequately commit to.
The NCAA has killed the college recruiting process for prospects on a whole by shortening the viewing periods. Student-athletes do not get to experience the process of being recruited.
The NCAA travel club border regulation rules takes away from the esthetic of AAU travel ball.The fiber of summer basketball is beginning to become watered down and mundane.
NCAA Universities athletic directors really need to put an onus on shoring up the women’s basketball head coaching position.Forty plus openings is a very sad epidemic.Our prospective young ladies deserve better stability and structure in place in-so-far as the head women’s basketball coach position.
High School Sprint:
Life Center Academy-NJ adds: 8th grader 5-7 guard Honesty Grayson a high caliber prospect,6-6 Junior Center Theresa Ehkelar, Grace Simmons a 5-foot-11 Sophomore guard from Spain, IsIs Young a 5-7 Senior guard Committed to Florida that Transferred from Trenton Catholic-NJ.Then finally, two prospects a 6-3 JR and a 6-4 Sophomore will matriculate at Life Center Academy-NJ starting mid september.Life Center will host Riverdale Baptist-MD and will play at Mater Dei in California.
Sydney Zambrotta 5-7 Sophomore guard transferred from St John the Baptist-NY to Christ the King-NY right after long time coach Ted Oberg was let go.Hopefully there is enough basketball and cohesion between 6-1 Senior Sierra Calhoun a Duke commit, Sophomore gem Dominique Toussaint a 5-10 guard, newcomer Zambrotta and head coach Bob Mackey. This gives all three prospects a chance to learn how to to play without the basketball.King has great ass coaches in former Boston College Standout Clare Droesch and Asia Petty a California native and former standout guard at Howard University.
Jean Ribault HS in Jacksonville,Florida has a long history of winning as a girls basketball program. In 2002 the Lady Trojans took the crown as USA Today National Championship runner-up to Lynwood-CA. They also had two McDonalds All-American selections with : Dorian Williams a 5-8 guard that went onto play at Florida State and Erica White 5-6 PG went onto LSU.
The New era of Lady Trojans are: 5-8 G Kayla Rogers and 6-1 G JaTavia Tapley both Sophomores,Dayneshia Banks 6-1 and Renna Davis 6-1 both Freshman,add in Tarje Norman a 5-9 Sophomore G and the Lady Trojans have a solid young nucleus consisting of five Division one prospects.
Danielle Patterson 6-3 Freshman with attend Megar Evers-HS in Brooklyn,NY
Kaela Hilaire 5-5 soph PG transfers from long Island lutheran-NY to Floral Park-NY
Faith Suggs 6-1 JR transfers from Plainfield-IL to Homewood