Monday, July 18, 2016
Romolo Dominguez was definitely a bright spot as she scored so many ways my head was spinning. She's long, has range and can finish with contact not to mention defend. Keara Felix also used her length to her advantage on both ends, showed she was definitely hard to handle while Destiny Love dazzled the fans with her ball handling and passing as well as her ability to create for herself and her teammates
This team really gets after it, well the picture says it all and any combination works because when Victorious Love and Tyuana Coe entered the game, there was simply no let down in fact Breanna Reeves came in to ignite a rally but like I said, this squad simply gets after it. Morgan Leslie used her body well for easy baskets, she goes after everything and plays the passing lane well and what can I say about Leilah Vigil other than you can read about her a little later on my Tip Sheet from the event on my website so stay tuned
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Raenett Hughes brings so much heat, even I was sweating just watching the pressure she applies on both ends of the court and when you talk about athleticism, she and Keekee Nowlin definitely have an abundance of that . Nowlin's length enables her to create problems on defense as she alters shots and rebounds and when you factor in her ability too score multiple ways, that's definitely a plus. So many bright spots on this team Haley Wilton adds size and the ability to score in the paint but she also scores facing the basket and rebounds
Friday, July 15, 2016
I'll be at Prime Time all day Sunday but first, San Jac all day Saturday for the Tune Up Showcase featuring some of the areas top player that I hadn't seen but guess what, I know who you are and contrary to rumor that carries a whole lot of weight when you figure out how much exposure you really DONT get attending some events, you'll catch on eventually but here''s the schedule for Saturday/Sunday at San Jac
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Another Prime Time weekend filled with talent and I must admit I'm sort of excited just glancing at the schedule because I'll get a good look at the Poth twins, Ashton and Addison and their talented squad as well as Megan Haby and her Texas Elite BCS squad because these are some talented players I haven't seen in a couple of years yet impressed me initially so can't wait to see the progression
I'll have a recap, some tweets with pics, follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram folks under Girlz Prep Report because one thing you get from when I cover a tournament is exposure because few look at as many players at event that, well me and NO ONE covers an event like me
Here are some links to schedules for this weekend and PLEASE email your rosters ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 8, 2016
Over the years, her propensity of being able to put the ball in the basket multiple ways has only been overshadowed by her "highlight waiting to happen" acrobatic shots which includes hang time college coaches as this young lady just keeps showing me a variety of different things. Based on the early buzz as a glance at my phone, several college coaches are definitely seeing what I'm seeing as she had a very good showing at Big State Flava Jam for Houston Dream Elite as they head to Chicago next
The long ball is falling and Schenck is doing damage off the dribble as well and remeber she is one of the top 2018 players in the state of Texas
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
I love the throwback photos because sometimes players just catch my eye with their mannerisms before they take a shot, Reagan Heun is one of those players. Her name and game preceded her, yeah I heard this and that but after watching her walk into a gym by herself and immediately start working out, by herself before a camp, I said to myself hmmmm
Fast forward to now, she's done an array of good things, impressed college coaches from Southwest to Midwest as well as extend her already long range game but putting it on the floor and scoring with contact as well as that midrange has gone through the roof as she starts of July with Sophia Young Elite Black at Super 64 and Adidas Uprising tournaments
Check out file video, updated coming
The talented 2018 has picked up offers from the Big 12 and SEC to name a few but that in itself should grab your attention as she opens up July at the Big State Flava Jam and then ASGR in Las Vegas with Cy Fair Premier
The first time I saw Rayven Patin I knew she was going to be AWESOME on the court and with the photo below, Google thinks she's #AutoAwesome. The talented 2018 guard helps open up Super 64 before heading to Battle at the Boro with the New Orleans Lady Trojans however along the way, that deceptive first step, high basketball IQ and ability to run a team and take over when needed has raised the eyebrows of many college coaches so far and I guess her high academics and test scores don't hurt
What also doesn't hurt is her ability to play one and two, both good enough for the next level and I'm talking D1. Here's a look at her in motion and click on the link for a little more
What can I say about Tia Tolbert that I haven't already said? Probably not much as she continues to find ways to put the ball in the basket, she also has become more aggressive on both ends of the floor and to top that off, she's adding another dimension to her game by finding ways to make teammates better.
The talented Tolbert and her Katy Rebels Tolbert squad opens up today at the Super 64 TEXAS division and for more on Double T, click right here
I'll never forget when I received a video from a professor at Texas A&M asking me to check out a couple of talented 8 year old players and what I actually thought about them. A few days later he asked me had I had a chance to look at it and I said yeah but I'm still waiting on the one with 8 year old players because these young ladies have to be in middle school. Okay embellishing the story just a tad, they weren't they were 9 and I immediately got back to him but I did say, Kiana and Brianna Suber had to be in middle school
Fast forward to now, the talented duo whose acrobatic shots hanging in the air as well as mid and long range baskets alone make them legitimate D1 prospects however when you throw in blocks and defense, high BB-IQ and the will to win as they've helped lead their Rudder HS to state once and almost pulled it off again last season, the icing on the cake for me is watching them throw alley-oops to one another. The talented twins are the draw, the place is Frisco where they're suiting up with Texas Elite Phenoms in the Super 64
Coaches in case you don't know who they are, use your IPADS and (or) smartphones and check out the link below filled with stories on these talented young ladies or better yet, if you are where they are, see for yourself and remember where you heard about them but chances are you already now
Talented 2019 guard Jessica Cornelius is going to make a lot of noise in her upcoming sophomore season at Dallas Skyline and after the club season she's had with the Lady Jets, that noise will be louder than the fireworks I was hearing a couple of nights ago. Cornelius made the transition from middle school to high school without a glitch and has been an integral part of her club squad success this season
Not only did she raise eyebrows at the Rice and SFA Camps last month, where she was MVP of her team, she's also showing another side of her game as she definitely does more than score. Cornelius is on one of the Lady Jets squads participating in the Super 64 in Frisco
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
So many times players settle on just being good however one thing I saw in Aerial Starks as a freshman was the desire to get better. Sure she was a college prospect capable of playing D1 that initial sighting however the way she grasped things immediately told me I was watching something special in the making
Fast forward to now, she's put together an impressive resume on what she's done and who she's done it against and if you follow me on Twitter, I have this pinned, "it's not what you do, it's who you do it against" and believe me this AD Elite Peterson star has been on a tear but guess what, it ain't over just yet
From the Big 12 to the Pac 10 to the Ivy League, there is plenty of interest, high academics and high test scores are rolled int the package and that package will be opened starting at PBR Super 64 and then Battle at the Boro and just to refresh yourself
Monday, July 4, 2016
The first time I saw Peyton Andrews was almost a couple of seasons ago and looking at her size, the first thing you think is "what can she do in the paint" however a 25 footer later had me looking at her in a total different light. The talented young 2021 just keeps getting better, I think she's taller than 5'10 and can shoot the ball from deep, college coaches love that as well as her ability to score with either hand, left and right folks and fluidly but what I love on top of all that is she's handling the ball under pressure going coast to coast better and better and what I really love is she's doing things instinctively playing against older players like playing the passing lane
After a variety of National Camps this season, she continues to not only excel and impress others but implement everything she's learning into game situation so as the July exposure events start, she's going to be doing it up with a couple of teams. Check out her schedule and video below and remember, she's only heading to the 8th grade and still hasn't reached her peak because she definitely wants "it"
2021 Texas United
July 5-8, 2016: Big State Flava Jam - Grapevine, Texas
July 9-10: Frisco, Texas
July 28-29, 2016 – #PSBELITE32 Summer Jam Session II - Atlanta, Georgia
2021 Arkansas Banshees
July 16, 2016: Hoop Play Nationals - Conway, Arkansas
July 23-25, 2016: PSB Summer Invitational - Atlanta, Georgia
July 26, 2016: PSB Power 48 Summer Finale - Atlanta, Georgia
Sunday, July 3, 2016
You also had this small point guard that I immediately took an interest in simply because she never made the same mistake twice, she knew how to run a team and her poise under pressure, keep in mind she was 9, not only impressed me but also a couple of Texas A&M players when she attended their camp, I remember my daughter asking if I heard of her because she could play and of course I told her I had
Fast forward to now, she made the transition to HS with ease helping make Cy Ranch one of the teams to beat her first two seasons and in spite of injuries over those two seasons, they still did well and the game starts where. at the ONE. Cy Ranch has another run in them and the 2018 Collins will be in the mix but before we jump the gun or whatever clever phrase I'm trying to use, it's SHOWTIME in July!!!
Collins is one of the states top point guards, she's shown me in HS and club ball and she's doing it with AD Elite Peterson as they start the month off at the Super 64 in Frisco and then they head to Tennessee for the Battle in the Boro. Trust me on this one, she's definitely a D1 player that can control the tempo, play D and score when needed and again, I haven't been wrong yet
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Talk about making an impression, Morgan Livesay simply put on a show on Sunday, yeah I knew she could play on Saturday just by watching her shoot along with her mannerisms, but this squad as I stated above is filled with talented players but on Super Sunday, she simply did enough extra to make the ever so important Tip Sheet
Friday, July 1, 2016
There are always talented players that fall through the cracks, trust me I’ve been looking at this since last century and if you watch as much basketball as I watch, you know at every level, talent is everywhere and with Clear Falls Destiny Navarro making her decision to play at St. Mary’s, after I tweeted it someone responded the Rattlers were getting a steal and I agree because at 5’10 and being able to shoot the ball the way she can, she’s a legitimate D1 player however after tearing her ACL a couple of times, some schools backed off the GPR Under The Radar player however she fought hard and came back both times
I saw Navarro play at the Lady Phenoms unsigned event at San Jac a little over a month ago and I asked her if she had any updated video, which she did, and after sending this 80 plus second video out to various schools, she, her high school coach and myself were bombarded with calls and emails, I personally received 35 emails the first three hours on how to get in contact with this young lady and after a week over 200 programs were interested in fact even though this all started a month ago, I’m still getting inquiries about her as of yesterday. The bottom line is she can flat out play and like I’ve said over and over, I haven’t been wrong yet so I can’t wait to see her at St. Mary’s but with all the offers on the table, I asked what sold her on the program
“I chose St. Mary’s because I felt like I could do great things there, on and off the court. The academics are outstanding, the campus is beautiful, and the coaches genuinely want to make every player a stronger basketball player and stronger woman. I can really see myself doing big things at St. Mary’s and even after St. Mary’s in the career path I choose.” She even gave me a S/O “Thanks again Simmie! It's meant a lot to have you helping me out through the process!” but in actuality I’m so proud of this young lady for coming back not once, but twice showing how bad she really wanted it.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Although I couldn’t personally make it to the Tyrone Johnson Showcase, as I always tell people “talent is everywhere” and with the exposure events approaching, remember “there are eyes everywhere” so treat your July experience like a job interview and be on your best behavior on and off the court because you never know who’s watching or what they’re looking for. Girlz Prep Report correspondents were on hand for the event and here’s what they saw
The 14th Annual TJ Showcase moved to the new multiple court Round Rock Sports Center, but had same deep pool of talent…..dun da dun, dun da dun. And I must say, the home cooked food in the hospitality room alone is worth the trip to Central Texas. Coach Fonzell Martin & Tommy Gregg of Austin Elite continues to raise the bar on this event. Here’s a tip – there’s talent everywhere. Best game of the tournament may have been the double OT sudden death thriller between Fort Worth Lady Hornets and Austin Elite RFW.
2017 P Jhyrah Cobb (Fort Worth Lady Hornets) – Best player throughout the event. Dominant on the block with back to basket but also showed face up game. Finesse moves but holds position. Went beast mode in championship game with a coast to coast finish that brought the crowd off their feet. #REALDEAL
2017 PG – Emily Daniel (Austin Elite RFW) – Pull up game on point. Versatile, long point guard that consistently made plays to stop the other team’s runs. Has a 3 pt shoot to compliment her automatic pull up. At 5’8 she rebounds well for a guard.
2017 P Ireneshia Johnson (Houston Hoops) – Showed strength but quickness around the basket and at times was an absolute load to deal with. Loves to attack the rim off the dribble after a turn and face move. Quick on the rebounds.
2017 G Chantel Govan (UBAVE) – Who has #23 was a constant phrase being heard. Answer was it didn’t matter as she got to rim at will and should good poise running UBAVE spread offense. Another kid who is better now than in March and that’s a scary thought.
2018 W Kansas Watts (Team Ichiban) – Does a great job of rebounding because she attacks the ball in the air. Was very active blocking shots, disruptive and with help defense. Once she gets a lil more consistent scoring the ball…..look out.
2017 PG Brooke Elliott (Fury Haney – Orange) – Showed great vision in open court and was able to get where ever she wanted to on the court. Complete SSP player, was smart, can shoot it and can pass with the best of them.
2018 PG Diamond Morrison (Austin Elite RFW) – Been keeping an eye on this one. Nice quicks with college body. Pull up game is probably he strength at the moment although she showed she could hit a three, attack the rim and play solid on defense.
2018 G Jessica Ray (DFW Elite Cannon) – Attacks very well, good handles with vision and played relentless on defense game in and game out. More comfortable getting to the rim vs jumpers but her talent jumps off the court almost as high as she does.
2018 F – Sydney Brock (Austin Elite Black) – Had a great weekend showing ability to score inside and out. Very patience on post moves. Another up and coming player that has grown in confidence. At 5’10, if she gets her handles a little tighter, skies the limit.
2021 F Anaya Freeman (Rising Stars) – Long, slender athlete that can play 2-5. Tremendous upside if she continues to hone her game. Great instincts for the ball as it seems to always find her hands.
2021 5’11 Trinity Valentine (DFW Elite Houston Young Guns) – Very active on defense and ran the court very well. Player to watch.
2022 W Carleigh Wenzel (South Texas Hoyas Gray) – This playa is as aggressive as they come. Competes on both ends and plays with an edge. Further along offensively than defensively but has the chops to be all-state caliber in high school.
In memory of long time Austin Elite Coach Louis Monroe, the Monroe Division featured top varsity boys and saw Team Gregg crowned champs in a 3 pt win over Centex Attack. Monroe daughters Raven, Kayrin, Kaylin and Reann all suited up for Austin Lady Knights and Austin Elite over the many years. Louis had a great smile that would light up the room and his presence and gifts will be missed but never forgotten.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I love watching Miya Crump play ball and when she made the Tip Sheet last month, I said she just did things effortlessly and she does. She has the tools to play every position in high school and quite a few depending on where she decides to attend college but the overused phrase "smooth as a silk" definitely applies to her. Deitra and Melodee Jackson don't need three more players with the same last name to make a record because this duo showed they could be a hit as they along with Lauryn Sells and Tiara Hartfield created problems in the paint
How about the heat from Lydia Cooper, Chaunta Thomas and Kirstien Beasley and even without catching Mirackle Sally at all this season, I know what she can do, DAMAGE and just a glimpse of Andria Foreman earlier this season, she along with Colandria Haynes sold me on what they could do last season. Haynes, who I'll forever refer to as ICE just doesn't melt under pressure, especially at the line and when she told me "I hit em when they count" that was perfect. Elysia Chevalier, Ogechi Nwodo and Briana Cloud, check, double and triple check and since I started with Miya, I'll close with Ireneshia Johnson on the Tip Sheet and say CHECKMATE
Alexa Lumpkin and Deja Montgomerey have put in work all season and the more I see Jada Russ, the more dominant she looks and once everything falls into place, she's going to be very, very hard to deal with. Kia Cobbs is hard to deal with since she's expanded her game from just a back to the basket player while sister Kayla Cobbs is just, well she made the Tip Sheet
The names were somewhat overwhelming as talent from various classes invaded Sharp Gym for the annual HBU Elite Camp. I knew the vast majority of players like Rory Harmon, a young lady I said was a can't miss four years ago, she's a 2020 or how about Mikayla Hutchinson who I knew had a shot at being a D1 player when she was 10. Then you had Jada Malone, a talented 2021 who is already over the magic number of six feet and speaking of 2021, Ashton and Addison Poth both caught my eye three years ago and a growth spurt later, they're on the verge of doing big things. With so much talent, I wish I could've made both days but here are some of the standouts I caught on day two
Madison Miller-never takes a play off, high BB-IQ, scored and defended well
Micayla Weber-relentless scorer and defender sort of sums her game up, she can go
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Oni Bodoo- powerful in the paint, rebounded well on both ends, finishes strong
Madison Griffon-does a number of things well but loved watching her create and score multiple ways
Jordan McClenton-explosive jumper, strong finisher, runs floor and rebounds well
Brittany Schnaebel- scores multiple ways, sees the floor well and handles ball under pressure
Christina Adeniran-defends baseline to baseline, nice midrange jumper and can score off the dribble
Danielle Davalos- as close to automatic as they come from long range and I mean catch and shoot
Savannah May-first step is a killer, nice stop and pop in traffic
Cassidy Howard-plays one way, hard and can either finish with contact or drain long and mid shot
Brielle Hampton-talk about a long ball shooting exhibition, in game situation at that. She's long, knows how to get shot off and can drain it from, well anywhere
Gracen Williams-so much poise at this age is sort of scary, well for defenders. Can flat out shoot
Jaedyn Dunn-so far ahead of the game it's scary, loves being in pressure situations and delivers
Samantha Simmons-nice pull-up and continues to hit acrobatic shots from any angle