Thursday, July 4, 2019




Upper Marlboro MD - This event had a few heavy hitters in the building for this 2 today event, we covered the Middle School Division which consist of 8th - 6th grade. There was a lot to play for that weekend of May 5 - 6, Mexican Heritage week was in full effect for the Old Line State. Teams flew in and drove quite some ways, to get a little bump before the season goes into full effect. Gthing felt obligated to do a few highlights on some Middle School All Stars that participate in this event.


Team Takeover has provided some good talent over the years in this divisions, this is the 4th Year that this organization has but together a well ran event. At one time it was combine with the boys, but over the years they have been able to do a event on there own phasing out the boys side of the tournament. Here is a list of notable names that you might recognize that played in this event.


Madisen McDaniel - 2024 - Guard - Team Takeover (MD) -  Definite floor general who can score or pass in close game situations. plays under control.. excellent court vision even when she is double team.. can score off the dribble.. poise... handle...


Tianna Thompson - 2024 -  Guard - AOT - (ATL) - Long athletic combo-guard who attacks constantly off the dribble when driving to the rack. Thompsons gets to the basket with ease because of her length. exceptional ball handler... explosive... creates off turn overs... length... size... 


Ava McGlockton - 2023 - Forward - AOT - (GA) - Strong physical presence who should develop well over the next few years. great footwork... excellent lateral movement... finishes strong around basket... good hands... scores anywhere in the block area... runs floor well... finishes against contact...


Allie Mussels - 2023 - Guard - Potomac Classic - (VA) - scoring guard with strong upper body, strives in the open court, can knock down the big shots. mid-range gamer... decent handle... uptempo player... fast hands... quick release... 


Qadence Samuels - 2023 - Forward - Team Takeover - (MD) - Athletic forward who has had a great transition from last year, starting to make some noise on the East Coast. Excellent footwork in the post... inside & outside game... good size... mid-range gamer... low post presence at times... can guard multiple positions. athletic... explosive leaper... 


Sahnya Jah - 2023 - Forward - Team Takeover - (VA) - Interior player with good hands, physical athletic low post performer. Shows good skilled footwork in the paint, 3 - 4 emerging prospect. strong on block... great frame... long arms... passes well... 


Madison Mims - 2023 - Guard - Carolina Flames - (SC) - Scrappy point guard who plays hard on both ends of the floor. Crafty with the ball and makes plays. handle... quick hands and fast feet... defends... small but effective... makes the right decision... 


Madison Jordan - 2023 - Wing - Carolina Flames - (SC) - Agile perimeter performer who recognize mismatches on the wing or the block. rebounds scores in traffic... athletic... mid-range gamer... versatile... skilled... quick first step...


Allison Hoffman - 2023 - Guard -  AOT - (GA) - Off Guard with a scorers mentality, agile guard who can catch and shoot beyond the arc. looks for teammates... drives in kicks... knocks down big shots...


Darionna Howard - 2023 - Forward - Carolina Flames - (SC) - Strong physical performer who seems to hold her own no matter who's in the paint, not a back to basket player put does possess some size in strength that should help her evolve her game. mobile... strong... rebounds... defends.. finishes when attacking... muscles... 


Dabrya Clark - 2023 - Guard - Team Takeover - (MD) - Flashy combo-guard with good handle, delivers in transition game. quick off the dribble... mid-range gamer... leadership skills.


Drew Jordan - 2023 - Guard - Team Takeover - (DC) - Strong, athletic big guard who exploits mismatches most of the time, just has to capitalize on them. finishes plays vs contact... drives and scores... brings size to back-court.... 


Jada Bates - 2024 - Guard - AOT - (GA) - Athletic guard with a little combo game, thrives in transition. long and disruptive on defense... attacks the rim occasionally... stock riser.. high ceiling for class of 2024... makes plays in traffic... skilled... 


McKenzie Lindsey - 2025 - Guard - AOT - (GA) - Very small, but definitely efficient. Plays very big, when all said in done. lead guard... plays in & out of traffic... scores in bunches... coachable... court awareness...


Sarah Conteh - 2024 - Guard Potomac Classic - (VA) - True point, with some swag in her game. half-court perfecter... scores in half-court sets... huge upside... playmaker... crossover game... 


Kyndal Walker - 2024 - Guard - Team Takeover - (MD) - Athletic off guard, with some hops to her game,.dishes in traffic... explosive off the bounce... rises in traffic... savvy play maker...  






Saturday, June 22, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #7

Ciera & Exodus Teams

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 7 of my diary 

Monday - Today we spent the day at my cousin's house in MD. Hung out by the pool all day. It was a great way to relax and spend time with family.  


Tuesday - I was so exhausted from the ride back home that I skipped school today and slept until 1pm. When I woke up I unpacked all my things and spent the rest of the day cleaning my room. 


Wednesday - Today We had a good day at school. We worked on a dance project during dance class. After school I went out for pizza with some of my friends before my mom picked me up. We had basketball practice so I was traveling with some teammates and their mom. We ended up going to the wrong address and drove all the way to Brooklyn NY instead of the Bronx. I was so upset because I was looking forward to basketball practice. My friend's mom felt so bad about the mistake that she took us all out to dinner and offered to pay for our training session the following day. The day ended on a good note. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019


Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #6

Ciera Cevallos 23'

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 6 of my diary.
  

Monday - Today was my first day back at school after my trip to Dallas. We had no classes again due to testing. But we still had to show be present. I spent the day catching up on some studying and hanging out with friends. After school my mom picked me up and shared some REALLY excite news with me. I had an off day from training and practice. So we just went home and hung out together.  


Tuesday - Today was a normal school day. I went to local pizza place to hang out with some friends after school before basketball training. My mom picked me up and we drove to Rylie’s house. Her dad took us to training. Training was a lot of fun, hard, but fun. After training we went to Rylie’s and had dinner. This has become our usual Tuesday routine. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #5

Ciera Cevallos

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 5 of my diary  

Monday - Today was the beginning of state exams at my school. I chose to opt out of the exam since I am going to private school . Since I opted out, I get to just hang out with my friends and have snacks, which is a nice break from all the work we normally do during the day. After school my dad and I went to the mall. He has a trip to get ready for and I am going to Dallas at the end of the week to play basketball so I have some things to pick up as well. We had a good time just the two if us.


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. Today was another chill day at school because of the state exams. After school I went to get pizza with my friends. My mom picked me up afterwards and I went home to get ready for my workout. I met up with my teammate Riley at the workout and we had a lot of fun. Coach asked me to shoot the free throw to end the session and if I made it we could go home and if I missed we had to run. I missed and so we had to run. He asked another kid to go and he missed also. Finally Riley shot the free throws and we were able to finish. Riley's mom made chicken and garlic bread and brought me some to eat after the workout. We got home kind of late, so I just cleaned myself up and went to bed.  

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #4

Ciera & Mom

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 4 of my diary.  


Monday - We stayer over in Maryland last night. We woke up early and drove back to NJ. Today was just a day to rest after the tournament. 


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. We found out that our Spanish teacher will not be coming back for the rest of the school year so we have 2nd period off till graduation. After school my mom picked me up. I did some homework and got ready to go to my Tuesday workout with my teammate Rylie. After workouts we went to her house for dinner. The food was really good and we had a lot of fun. 


Wednesday - Went to school in the morning as usual. I asked my mom to opt me out of the PARC exam since I was going to private school and did not need to take it. I had no tests today which was very good for me. After school I went to have pizza with some friends and then my dad picked me up because my mom has to work. Practice was canceled so I just stayed home. My plan was to have a snack, and workout in my yard. But I fell asleep and didn’t wake up till 9pm.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #3

Ciera, Miyoshi, Alisa

Hello to all the ballers out there, welcome to week 3 of my diary. 

Monday - Surprisingly woke up on time and went to school after a busy basketball weekend at Boo. School was quiet and the usual day to say things. When I got back home we decided to take the day to rest since the weekend was so busy. I just shot around outside for a little bit, did my chores, ate dinner and went to bed.  


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. In school I fell asleep during 7th period which has never happened to me before. Luckily the teacher didn’t catch me. Once I got home, we got ready to go workout with my friend/teammate Rylie. The workout was fun, we did warm ups and then situational drills and plays at game speed. I like it because it helps me work on what I would do during a game and practice calling for the ball and also passing.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #2

Ciera Cevallos & Exodus Family

Hello To All The Ballers Out There, Welcome To Week 2 Of My Diary.

Monday - Went back to school after spring break. It was finally nice enough to wear shorts. I had a free period for 2nd period everyday which was nice because we got to finish up homework and study. After school I went to The Hub (after school program) and played pick up basketball before practice. Our team had a very intense practice. Coach Tony always pushes us to our limits to help us get better. I don’t always like it, but I know it’s gonna help me. 


Tuesday - Usual morning routine of getting ready for school and driving with my mom. In school we had outdoor gym class because of the nice weather. Classes went as usual. I found out we have a quiz in social studies so have to make sure I study for that. After school my mom picked me up. I had a snack, did some studying and homework and got ready for practice. We had another really strong practice to get ready for Boo Williams Nike invitational. 


Wednesday - Today I had my social studies quiz. I feel like I did well and I’m hopeful that I got a good grade. After school I made sure my room was clean because I was going to be having company after practice today. We practiced with the 8th grade and 7th grade teams. At the end we scrimmaged each other in order to prepare for the weekend. Over all the practice was very hard. I still have so much to work on to get to the next level and my end goals for basketball. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Ciera Cevallos 23' Maplewood, NJ - Maplewood Middle School - Exodus - Entry #1

Ciera & Exodus Family

Hello to all my ballers out there, please follow me for 8 weeks with my Diary.

Monday - Today was my first day of spring break. My teammate Myoshi slept over after our game yesterday. Since we had the day off, my mom set up a personal training session for us. It was a good session we learned new techniques and had a lot of fun. Afterwards we had lunch and drove up to see our Exodus family teammate Rylie and had another workout with her. 

Tuesday - Today I was able to rest and get some work done at home. I put up shots in my backyard. I also just took time to clean my room and finish laundry. In the evening I had a workout session with my trainer Eric

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #8

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 8 Of My Final Diary.

Monday - Today my father and I went to the gym at 6:30am. We started with shooting 140 stationary shots and  then moved on to finishing around the rim. We stayed for about 2 hours before heading to Panera. Once I got home, I took a shower and spent a couple of hours working on some SAT/ACT assignments on Khan academy. After that, I watched tv and relaxed for the rest of the night. 


Tuesday - Today my father and I started the day at the gym at 6:30. Similarly to yesterday, I started with 140 stationary shots but then moved on to ball handling and different types of shots off the dribble. When I got home I ate breakfast, took a shower, and continued to work on some of my SAT/ACT assignments on Khan academy. My parents and I went to the movies later on to see The Greenbook. The movie was about a black pianist who defies the stereotypes set on African Americans during the 60s. The movie was extremely interesting and we enjoyed not only the message but it’s comic relief on a real issue. Following the movie, we went back home and watched some college basketball games on tv.


Wednesday - Today my father and I started the day at the gym at 6:30. We started off with 140 stationary shots and then moved on to mid range jumpers and layups in traffic. After we left, we went to Panera. When I got home I took a shower and continued to work on my SAT/ACT practice assignments. Later on, I watched tv and relaxed for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #7

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 7 Of My Diary.


Monday - Today was the last day before my exams, so I had a full schedule with all my subjects. In Biology, I spent most of the time editing my Cystic Fibrosis poster. In my Chemistry class, we played multiple “kahoots” that quizzed us on the material we learned throughout the trimester.  Following Chemistry, I had Calculus. We continued to look over AP review problems and different approaches or techniques on how to solve them. In my English class, we worked on our Moby Dick presentations. I was able to complete a good portion of the analytical information I needed for our exam. In History, I had already completed my final essay so I worked on more math problems in my Calc textbook. During our weekly school assembly, I also found out that I was voted for one of the five Honor Board representatives, which was really exciting. After classes, I went to the library until dinner to study Chem with some of my classmates. Following dinner, I returned back to the library to continue studying  for the rest of the night.  


Tuesday - Today I woke up and went to the library to review my chemistry notes one last time before my exam at 1:00. The test lasted about 2 hours and I felt pretty good about how I did. Following the exam, I went back to the library to finish the analytical information for my English project. I spent three hours in the library before heading to dinner. Following dinner, I went back to my dorm to continue working on  my English project for the rest of the night.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #6

Leiya Stuart & Jen

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With Week 6 Of My Diary.

Monday - Today before school, I went to the gym at 6:30. Following my workout, I took a shower and headed to Calculus. During class, we continued our preparation for the Spring trimester exam. Our test is cumulative and AP scaled, so we focused on material that we learned in the beginning of the year. After Calc, I had English. We also continued our preparation for our Spring trimester project. My presentation involves drawing connections between religious parallels in the book Moby Dick to limitations of human capabilities. Following school, I had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. We are gearing up for the first round of playoffs on Wednesday against Groton home . During practice, we specifically focused on how we were going to guard them defensively and our offensive sets. Before heading back to my dorm, I went the dining hall to eat. To finish the night, I took a shower and completed my homework. 


Tuesday - On Tuesdays, I have a full schedule with all my subjects. My most favorable classes today were Biology and History. In Biology, I continued to work on my research for Cystic Fibrosis, specifically, the mutated gene associated with the disorder. In History, I began my final essay on the futility of the Compromise of 1820. Following class, I had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. During practice we focused on are different defensive sets. Before heading to my dorm, I went to the dining hall to eat. Before going to bed, I completed more research for my biology project.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #5


Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With My 5th Week Of My Diary.

Monday - Today my team and I headed back to school from our long weekend in New York. We left Long Island at around 10 or 11 and got back to school at 2:45. We then had practice from 3:30 to 5:00. For most of the practice we conditioned by running sprints and going through various workout stations. Before heading back to my dorm, I ate dinner with the team. Later, I showered, unpacked my clothes, and completed my homework for the rest of the night. 


Tuesday -  Today I woke up and went to the gym at 6:30am with a teammate. We worked on shooting around the perimeter, focusing on our side step and step back. Today for school I had a full schedule with all my subjects. My most enjoyable classes were Calculus and History. In Calculus I had received a test that I had taken last week and scored a 96 percent. For the rest of the period, we discussed the recurring mistakes people made on the exam. In History, we began watching another film on the condition of the North and the South as they prepared for the Civil war. Following school, I headed to practice from 3:30 to 5:00. Tomorrow is gameday against Pomfret so we focused on our offensive sets. Following practice, I went to dinner before heading back to my dorm. To finish the night, I showered and then completed my homework.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #4

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With The 4th Week Of My Diary.

Monday: Today I woke up and got ready school. My first period class was Calculus. We took a quiz on ingrands and antiderivatives of trigonometric functions. My next period class was English. We continued our study of Moby Dick, while exploring the overarching theme of how people relate to the ocean. We used our journals to write an analysis of our prediction to how the story will end. After lunch, I had a Spanish tutoring lesson. My teacher is from Ecuador and we skype once a week, typically during my free periods. After School, I had basketball practice. During practice, we primarily focused on conditioning and defense. Following practice, I went to the dining hall to eat before heading to my dorm. After taking a shower, I finished the night with completing my homework.


Tuesday: On Tuesdays, I have full schedule with all my subjects. My most favorable classes today were Biology and History. In Bio, we started a new chapter focusing on gene expression along with transcription and translation. In history class, we had  discussed the Dred vs Scott case, along with other events leading up to the civil war. After school, I had practice. Tomorrow we have a a game, so we focused on offensive sets. These next couple of games are extremely important because they can greatly impact where SG is in the playoff standings. Following practice, I went to the dining hall to eat before heading back to my dorm. I did not have a lot of homework so for the rest of the night I helped one of my friends prepare for her chemistry test.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Diary Of A Female Baller: Leiya Stuart 20' East Stroudsburg, PA - St. George's HS, RI. Entry #3 

Leiya Stuart

Hello Basketball World, I'm Back With The 3rd Week Of My Diary.

Monday - Today I woke and was not feeling well. I spent most of the day in the health center and left around 4:45 pm. At 5:00 I watched my basketball practice, while completing the homework that I had for the following day. After practice, I went back to the health center to get more medication and went to bed early.

Tuesday - Today I woke up feeling more energized than Monday. On Tuesdays, I have a full schedule so I tend to be very busy.. The classes that I enjoyed the most today were AP Chem and English. In AP Chem, we reviewed for our upcoming test on rate law expressions, solubility, and solvation. In English, we are currently reading Moby Dick. We annotated and analyzed a set of chapters that will be the focus in our final projects of the trimester. I had also received a grade back from one of the essays I wrote last week, and got an A-. After classes, I had practice at 3:45. We scrimmaged against the Boys JV basketball team and focused on our transition defense. When practice finished, I went to dinner before heading back to my dorm for study hall. When my homework was complete, I finished the night with watching shows on my computer.

Wednesday - Today I woke up and went to the Health center to get more medication. The classes I had for the day were AP Bio, AP Chem, and History. In AP Bio, we reviewed the DNA replication process. In history, we had a debate about the significance of the Compromise of 1820; and in AP Chem, we started a lab that related to the properties of crystal violet. After class, I went to the gym to get ready for the game I had at 4:15 against BB&N. It was tough win, with a score of 48-43, and I had 17 points. After the game, I showered, ate dinner, and completed my homework for the night.

Thursday - Today I woke up and got ready for school. In Bio, I took a test that was on Mendel genetics, DNA replication, and Chromosomal inheritance. In math, we reviewed problems that would show up on the AP exam in the spring. I had also gotten back the quiz that I took on Monday and received a 100. Following classes, I had practice at 3:45. We focused on conditioning that involved various workout stations such as, burpees, ball handling, weight holds, etc . When practice was finished, I  showered, ate dinner, and completed my homework for the rest of the night

Friday - Today I woke up and went to the health center to get some more medication. Similar to Tuesdays, Fridays are also a full and busy schedule for me. The classes that I enjoyed the most today were History and AP Calc. In history, we further discussed the compromise of 1820, but also explored other compromises that occurred during that time period. In Calc, we were introduced to inverse trig functions. After classes, I had practice at 3:45. My Coach introduced new variations in our offensive sets and focused on our transition defense. When practice was finished,  my teammate and I took an ice bath for about 20 or 30 minutes before heading to the Boys Varsity basketball game. I got back to my dorm around 8pm, and ordered Chinese food with my teammate to finish the night.

Saturday - Today I woke up and had ACT testing for about 4-5 hours. After that, I grabbed lunch and headed to the gym to shoot on the gun with a possible incoming recruit. After shooting, I stayed in the gym to watch a boys basketball game. Following the game, I went to practice the piano for a couple of hours, before taking a shower . Later on, I went to the grocery store and for the rest of the night I watched shows on my computer.

Sunday - Today I woke up, went to  breakfast, and spent majority of the day in the library. I was with a group of kids from my math class and we were preparing for a test that I have Monday. The test is on derivatives and antiderivatives of Ln base e and logarithmic functions. I studied for the entirety of the day, and took occasional breaks to eat etc.