Thursday, December 5, 2013
Had a problem floating around when I cover the Who Got Next Camp back in August regarding who could come to the camp. I was speaking with a trainer after the camp and he insisted it was invitation only and although I might have come off as rude, that was my no my intention because I said something like, if i post a a link, well like this one that says
That in itself should tell you that's not the case. December 15th, Duncanville TX, free Q&A session with me for parents and whatever else PassThaBall has on the site. BRING IT!
These were some of the standouts from the SBISD Tournament, Lady Gander Tip Off and Greater Houston Invitational held earlier this season
Destiny Navarro-5’10 guard-Clear Falls HS
A big guard that can face the basket and score from anywhere up to 25 feet is on many college coaches wish lists. This young lady is now realizing her potential and the next few months will determine if she’s a BCS player. Right now, I’m sold on her being
Irenisha Johnson-5’10 forward-Bellaire HS
I didn’t even about this young lady however when you have success against Brianna Turner as a freshman, well I’m impressed. Don’t get me wrong, Turner won the war but Johnson wasn’t afraid and was able to finish a few times against Turner. She has good hands and runs the floor well and loves to battle in the paint on both ends. Huge upside
Didi Richards-6’1 forward-Cy Ranch HS
This young lady continues to expand her game, she can hit the midrange consistently and the three shows a lot of improvement. She runs the floor as well as anyone and even better finishes with contact. If you’re looking for a BCS player that’s young, here she is because five have already offered
The gifted player with tremendous upside caught my eye a couple of years ago and over this past club season had both eyes wide open, hey I got a million of lines throw at you but check this one as I close. Her mom thanked me for all that I did and my response was" I need to thank you for letting me see Paris without going to France"
Action and an abundance of talent on hand next Sunday, December 15th, at the Duncanville Fieldhouse
Remember early bird discounts end tomorrow night and I know the temp is dropping so don't be left out in the cold
I take a lot of pictures because I know one day,I'll interject them @dfwelite once said, I'm sort of like Tupac cause the archives I have will be rolling around 10 years after I'm gone. Kennedy Leonard recently, committed to Colorado, and her Southlake Carroll teammates are on a collision course to play Manvel tomorrow night, I'm sure North Shore will have some input before that happens
Last week, the dynamic duo of Tasia Foman and Ariel Atkins helped lead Duncanville to the Texas Invitational final, so.......
I haven't seen Leonard's team however Manvel is clicking and even though they lost to Duncanville, I'm sure they know they are capable of beating one of if not the best team in the country
"The Now Network" will not be working over the weekend, wait, unless you're a subscriber 24/7 folks,if you need the schedule, click below
I've seen this kid on multiple teams, playing with and against multiple age groups let me throw new at ya since I always used the "futures so bright I need sunglasses" line how about this one. How bright is her future? Compare it to looking at an eclipse without protective glasses. Hey when you travel across state lines, you get the works
This is what I said about her after the BigTyme Fall Finish read more
Seriously this young lady joins a special group of players that are going to being doing damage for quite some time at the Hoop A Holics Camp. The date, December 15th, where, Duncanville Fieldhouse in Duncanville Texas
Whitney is the younger sister of Lauren "Miss Triple Double" Cox and I will get my first look at her next Sunday at the Hoop A Holics Camp. Hold your horses, there are two other Cox sisters, Kaylle (2021) and the baby, well youngest, Madison (2023). I have seen Madison put on halftime exhibitions from bta so I'll be rolling up 45 for years to come
5'10 Whitney just helps make this camp deeper and deeper and don't forger, early bird discounts end tomorrow night
These are some of the standouts from the SBISD, CISD and Lady Gander Tournaments along with my Metroplex Friday visit
Gabbie Stanton-5’6 guard-Kingwood HS
Stanton has elevated her status on the floor. Her shooting has been there but her ball handling has improved. The most important thing that’s jumped is her ability to run a team and set her teammates up for easy baskets. She can play the one or two.
Tana Driver-5’1 guard-Irving MacArthur HS
I often use the “size doesn’t matter” with this young lady because her IQ and skill level can be productive at the next level. Her outside shooting continues to improve and she always manages to be somewhere around the ball. Knows how to run a team and get the ball to the right person. Great assist to t/o ratio. How smart is she? Ivy League type grades and was just inducted into NHS.
Torrie Thompson-5’7 guard-Clear Lake HS
It took me a while on this one however as the Lady Tip Off classic progressed, I knew she was definitely a player that could play at the next level. Stronger than she looks, she’s dives after loose ball, has a good handle and sees the floor well. Better than average defender that also showed she could score from mid to long range.
Brynae Thompson-5’8 guard-Jersey Village HS
A lefty that can get to the hole and score in bunches. Anticipates well and is a decent defender. One drawback is she needs to work on her right but when she’s on, her ability to catch and shoot from bta is second to none.
Christalah Lyons-5’6 guard-Dallas Skyline HS
Lyons is an exciting player with amazing speed and I’m talking with the ball. Her numbers don’t show it because her team is loaded but she can score from just about anywhere and defend. Good IQ and even more important she is very unselfish and doesn't take a play off.
That old phrase about the bark being worst than the bite definitely doesn't apply to Kennedy Taylor and Alicia Shufford, a couple of young players I caught on my many journeys to the Metroplex covering Prime Time events. The first time, they were still in the seventh grade playing up against high school players and let me say did a more than adequate job, Taylor in fact made the Tip Sheet, read more
The next time out, it was Shufford who not only showed she could dominate on both ends of the floor, it's just the fact that she played so hard that blew me away. Both of these young ladies are currently riding an undefeated streak for their school team, if memory serves correctly they've never lost, don't even know if the games have been close but even more exciting that everything I've said is that they'll be at the Duncanville Fieldhouse on December 15th
This tournament keeps getting deeper with talent, stay tuned but while you're waiting, if you haven't registered please do so now because early bird discounts end when., tomorrow
It's confirmed that sharpshooter Stacy Rios from the Houston area will be a the Hoop A Holics Camp next weekend in Duncanville,, TX. Camp will be at the Duncanville Fieldhouse and all early bird discounts end tomorrow.
Rios joins a host of several talented players from the area that will be in attendance, along with stars from across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and California, yes California. If you have signed your player up, keep in mind that some of the best players in the country from their respective classes will be in attendance and as a parent, I always wanted to know where my daughter was
Again early bird discounts end tomorrow, Friday December 6th at 11:59 pm
Ashley Ezeh, along with Carolyn Davis and Jasmine Blakemore, formed one of the areas best frontcourts during their time at Bush as all three went on to play D1 basketball. Ezeh, the y youngest, continued to blossom through high school and last season average almost a double-double wit 15 pts and 9 reb per game for Texas State. As it always does, the boy how time flies saying works right here as Ezeh is in her senior season with the Bobcats and she travels home for the last time tonight against Rice, game time 7pm. Also , sophomore Raven Burns is an area product from Bellaire
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Natalie Chou played in one of the greatest basketball games I've personally seen and I'm talking from playing on dirt and rocks in over 100 degree weather barefoot to some of the most memorable professional games I've witnessed since I started watching back in the old ABA days, and let's not forget that fantastic run I traveled with Texas A&M on their way to a National Championship
Plano West vs Clear Spring 5 OT thriller
Owens sister Devri, a freshman at Utah, starred at Plano West and played in one of the best games I've seen in my life, at any level. This was a five overtime thriller last season that I simply called The Game, read more
After watching Jaden during the summer, she not only knows The Game but has quite a bit herself and this Who's Who list of talented players that have registered simply keeps getting better. When you have many of the best players going at each other, it helps them where they are and others where they need to be
Early bird discounts for not only one session but both, ends Friday at midnight. Sign up now, do it on the court and get blown up off of it
I have a vast amount of knowledge about this stuff and believe me I know the recruiting process upside down and I can give you any perspective you need read more
Parents of campers, feel free to have your questions answered at the Hoop A Holics Camp, December 15th at the Duncanville Fieldhouse, aka Bobby Knight
Jones will be one of an abundance of area talent traveling to Duncanville next weekend for PassThaBall's Hoop-A-Holics Camp