Thursday, December 29, 2016

UNSIGNED SENIOR 6'0 AYANNA BEY 2017 FORWARD HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL NJ. 1ST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE, 2015 - 16 ALL SOUTH JERSEY, 1000 PT 


Thursday, December 22, 2016



UPPER MARLBORO MD - Unlike Some People, That Has The Weekends Off. Well I'm Not That Fortunate No More Since A Few Of My Ex Co- Workers Decided That They Had Enough Of Working After 35 Years Straight, Can You Actually Blame Them Though. That Is What Stop Me From Attending The First two Day's Of One Of The Biggest High School Basketball Showcases On The East Coast Which Took Place December 9 -11. The 8th ANNUAL SHE GOT GAME CLASSIC, There Were 117 Teams Participating In This Huge Event Along With 8 Different Location That Spanned From Maryland To DC. All Of The Heavy Hitters Hoops Girlz Scouts Were In The Building Watching Some Of The Top Athletes In Country Perform On A Cold Put Calm Day, That Was The Mood If You Where Outside For Those That Where Inside The Talent Range Was Far From Calm.




Sydnee Roby - 2019 - 6'4 - Milwaukee Rufus King (WI) - Very assertive on the offensive side of the ball, not that fast but very effective when crashing the boards. Scoring machine in the painted area, has a few post moves. Can defends; Clogs Lanes... Mean Streak... High Prospect For 2019... Knows How To Keep Defenders On Hip When In Attack Mode...



Anissa Rivera - 2019 - 6'1 - Rock Creek Christian Academy - (MD) - Athlete with huge upside, can become one of top prospect in the 2019 class. Physical and strong.. Can play the 2 Thur 4 spot... Leaper... Elevates over smaller guards and forwards when she is guarded by either...



Grace Stone - 2018 - 5'10 - Long Island Lutheran - (NY) - Strong Off Guard with good size; Nice frame and great upper body strength which allow her to take on a little punishment when attacking. Knows how to use her body to shield off defenders... Body vs Contact.. Talks to teammates... Delivers off dribble... Facilitates...



Katie May - 2018 - 5'11 - Archbishop Wood (PA) - Northeastern Signee... Not So Athletic, put has a great skill set, Plays out of position but can hold her own. Scores in variety of ways, put can definitely score. Defends... Mid - Range Gamer... Good Shot...


Sarah Fazio - 2018 - 4'11 - Lakewood Ranch (FL) - Guard with good ball handling skills, Sets up offense... Very Smart... Knows how to break press or trap... Uptempo... Loves to push the ball... Reads presser... Interior passer... 



Ashley Owusu - 2019 - 5'10 - Paul VI (VA) - Off Guard can create for herself in teammates, attacks basket draws contact. Kind of shifty for big guard, Mid - Range Gamer... High percentage shots... Smooth... High Prospect 2019... Athletic... Manages game in the half-court set... Drives in delivers...



La'Dazhia Williams - 2017 - 6'3 - Lakewood Ranch (FL) -  South Carolina Signee... Has all the tools necessary to be good at South Carolina, Size and Strength to go along with athleticism... Can Get Out In Run... Mobile... Good Skilled Set... Raw... Handles the ball well for big... Has to recognize Mix Matches.. Athletic... Shot blocking presence... Length...




Vanerlie Valcourt  - 2017 - 5'10 - Mary Louis Academy (NY) - 2 or 3 who is highly over look, very athletic with strong build. Quick First Step... Can Jump... Big 2 or 3.... Can Handle Ball... Plays Hard... Attacks In Create Space...



Emma Fazio - 2018 - 4'11 - Lakewood Ranch (FL) - Almost a mere image of her sister, likes to get out in run. Can knock down big shot... Uptempo... Mid - Range gamer... Shoots the three ball really well... Consistent... 


Jordan Nixon - 2018 - 5'9 - Mary Louis Academy (NY) - Strong lead guard; Great court vision... High IQ... Mid - Range gamer... Attacks off dribble... Calm demeanor... Transition game... Delivers in a half court.... Control the pace of the offense... Strong build... Very poise... High prospect for 2018...


Celeste Taylor - 2019 - 5'11 - Long Island Lutheran (NY) - Active off - guard who finishes play in traffic; Assertive on the glass... Creates off dribble... Explosive... Leaping ability... Mid - Range game is starting to emerge... High Prospect for 2019...
Shauntavia Green - 2017 - 5'7 - Lakewood Ranch (FL) - Aggressive Lead- guard; High motor... On ball defender... Lock down defender... Attacks rim... Impact floor leader.. Need to show the ability to a mid - range game...



Maggie Connolly - 2018 -  5'8 - Ursuline Academy (DE) - Controls the pace of the offense... Attacks... Scorers mentality... Confident demeanor... Anticipates... Read defenses...


Danielle Patterson - 2017 - 6'3 - Mary Louis Academy (NY) - Notre Dame Signee; Versatile perimeter player; Active on glass... Rules the glass on both sides... Can handle in transition... Attacks off the dribble... Quick leaper....




Honesty Grayson - Scott - 2018 - 5'10 - Paul VI (VA) - Improves everytime she touches the court, Grayson - Scott has added some more punch to her already good skill set. Honesty has the ability to get in the open court in deliver crisp passes to her teammates or keep it for herself in pull a from any where on the court. Consistent... Mid - Range Gamer... Handles ball... Athletic.. Great control... High IQ... High Prospect for 2018... Passes very well... Open court player.... Penetrates in dishes... Explosive... 



Ayiana Smith - 2018 - 5'7 - Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD) - Combo guard with consistency; Reads zones... Range in game... Spreads the floor... Arc on Shot...  Superior shooter... 


Lauren Ebo - 2018 - 6'4 - Paul VI (VA) - Low post prospect with consistent interior post game; competes on glass... Physical on block... Rebounds... Knows her role...


Mikayla Vaughn - 2017 - 6'3 - Paul VI (VA) - Notre Dame signee... Agile low post performer; Active on block... Quick footwork... Shot blocking ability... Superior mobility... Rebounds... Attacks in paint... Versatile...


Alisha Lewis - 2019 - 5'7 - Ursuline Academy (DE) - Explosive floor leader with handle; Attacks.... Breaks down defenders... Plays under control.... Impact floor leader... Crafty... Ball handle... Pushes in uptempo game...



Laysha De La Santos - 2019 - 5'5 Bishop Loughlin (NY) - Confident floor leader; Court awareness... Distributes in passing game... Consistent on the jump shot... Pass first guard...


Lynette Taitt - 2017 - 5'8 - Bishop Loughlin (NY) - Creative off guard; with scorers mentality; Handle and distribute in uptempo game... Elevates over defenders to get shot off... Coachable... 


Amira Collins - 2018 - 6'3 - Paul VI (VA) - Tennessee Signee; Versatile low post performer with superior foot speed; Starting to create off dribble... Physical on the glass...  Face-up performer... length... Wingspan...  Interior foot work....

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Diary Of Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry # 7 & 8
Jordan Nixon & Teammates

Hello Basketball World;

Week 7 

Monday: Following another long day of classes, we threw on our things and headed to practice. We focused on getting out in transition, boxing out and pressure defense. We discussed the game the next day, but we dedicated the day to focusing on us and the big weekend ahead. 



Tuesday: Today was game day against Cardinal Spellman, a highschool in the Bronx. We didn't prepare too much for this game, but we had confidence that we'd make the right adjustments to ensure the win. From the jump, we were outplayed. We refused to show heart and mental toughness in the beginning, but after a little bit of cursing (an understatement) from the coaches, we picked up our intensity and established a comfortable lead. Ultimately, we pulled out with the win. I was frustrated afterwards due to many different things, but mainly my individual performance. 



Wednesday: After the events the day before, we had a discussion about what needed to happen going forward, especially before we took on the number one ranked team in the country. We moved through practice swiftly and talked about the game plan for the coming days. Overall, it was good day. 



Thursday: Today was immaculate conception, so TMLA was closed, but we had practice. We watched film and ate breakfast for an hour and a half before hitting the court for another two hours. We focused in for the entirety of practice. I felt particularly determined to find a rhythm since I wasn't happy with my play. After practice, I stayed for an extra hour shooting catch and shoot shots to build some confidence. I headed home later that afternoon to get my hair washed then braided. 



Friday: Today we had a shortened schedule, so school ended at 12:30. Soon after, the team had a shoot around at Mary Louis for about an hour and a half. We boarded the bus an hour later and made our way to D.C. On the ride, I thought a lot about my responsibilities for the weekend, which included staying aggressive on both ends of the floor, amongst others. For those who don't know already, I love J. Cole, so his new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, was on replay while I anticipated the next two days. I didn't like the way I'd played in our last few outings, including our scrimmages, so I carefully articulated the details of my play in order for our team to be successful. 



Saturday: Today was game day against Ursuline at 2:30 pm. Unlike our first three games, we played with urgency right out of the gate. However, as the game waned on, we lost that sense of urgency, lost our lead and the game. We couldn't dwell on the loss given the gravity of the game the next day. So, we went out to dinner as a team and enjoyed each other's company. 



Sunday: Today was the big day. The day we'd been preparing for and talking about for several weeks. Today was the day we played Paul VI. Obviously they are a special team, but despite the pressure and hype around the situation, I approached it as a regular game. I also made sure to remind my teammates of the same thing. The first quarter into the beginning of the second were great spans for us; we flowed well. However, as the clocked ticked down to halftime, we lost our stride and didn't hit it again until the fourth quarter. We struggled to advance the ball and to get momentum-building possessions. The starters sat out for the entire third quarter watching the lead swell to a point of no return, so when we stepped on the court for the final period, running off of the energy left on the floor by the bench, we played HARD. Ultimately, the lead they built was too much to overcome, but we proved something to ourselves: we can compete. Every experience is a learning experience, no matter the outcome, so we talked about it in the car ride back to the city, I reflected on my play, and thought about practice the next day. 



Week 8: 

Monday: Today was our off day, so we had the opportunity to leave right after classes. I didn't do anything special today except relax and do some homework. 



Tuesday: Today was our first practice after the disappointing weekend. My teammates had voiced their apprehension about practice. "What's coach going to do", we thought. Luckily for us, our coach changed the practice plan to adjust to our weak areas as opposed to punishing us. We adopted, "energy", as the theme for the coming week. After a few minutes of clapping, yelling and encouraging each other, the apprehension flew out of the window. We worked hard and remained focused for the duration of practice. After practice, we spent about an hour talking about the weekend, not so much our play, but off of the court team issues. At the end of it all, we resolved the issues and reminded ourselves of the season's goals as well as the significance of sacrifice to ensure success. 



Wednesday: Today was pajama day at Mary Louis, so the day was a little bit more enjoyable than usual. I was looking forward to practice after school; we had a high-energy, productive practice the day before and I wanted the same again. thus far. We did a lot of our defense drills, worked on our zone as well as our new offense. 



Thursday: Today was an ordinary day at school. I had a couple of assessments and practice about an hour and half after classes ended. Again, we worked on our lagging areas using a high-energy approach, but today we implemented a new offensive scheme in order to get the ball in different spots. I finished the night with some homework and studying. 



Friday: Today was dress down day at school, so from the moment that I was able to throw on sweatpants and sneakers to go to school, it felt like a great day. Following the school day, we had our second to last practice before our next game against Neumann Goretti. Again, we were energized especially working within our new offense. It felt great to head home after a productive week in both school and in the gym to watch Netflix, listen to music and complete some homework. 



Saturday: I had practice from 10-1 this morning, so even through the snow and slush, everyone was present and ready to go. We had another great, high energy practice to close out a full week of sessions. I returned home and had time to do chores, homework and FaceTime. I finished the night with some core and adductor exercises. 



Sunday: Today was game day against Neumann Goretti, the eleventh ranked team in the country. Again, My teammates and I approached it as another game. After getting a whooping last weekend, we were all eager to redeem ourselves. At the end of it all, we won the game and to top it off, we played our best basketball of the season thus far. I'm extremely proud of the way my teammates played from start to finish. After the game, I made my way home to prepare for the next day. I also made sure to do my core and adductor exercises again. 



I'm looking forward to this week as we have prayer Monday, so classes are shortened, Tuesday is the only day that we have a regularly scheduled day and Wednesday is the annual Christmas play, so we get dismissed early in the day. Glad I could share the last two weeks with you all, until next time. Signing off...

Friday, December 16, 2016

NEW JERSEY GIRLZ HOOPS 2016 / 2017 PRE - SEASON TOP 20 LIST.

1. Manasquan - TOC Runner Up Last Season, Plus they have All Returning starters.  Dara Mabrey, Faih Masonius, Addie Masonius, Stella Clark, Victoria Glavan.

2. Rutgers Prep - Made it to the TOC Semi-Finals Last Year. They are very Deep, In They Go as far as Jahsyni Knight Takes Them, She is the Engine That Drives The Bus, Along With One Super Sophomore In A Bunch Of Freshman.

3. St. Rose - Another Team That Could Have Possibility Been At The 1# Spot, One Of The Best Coaches In New Jersey Coach Whalen Always Seem To Get The Kids To Play For Him In Know There Role. They Also Have A Few Players That Can Flat Out Score Or Just Be Well Coached.

4. The Patrick School - With The New Two New Editions Of New York States Transfers Mimi Reid And Zaria Dorsey, The Patrick School Could Easily Take The State By Storm In Become A Top Contender, They Also Have Q. Hoppie St. John's Signee A New Head Coach In A Few Assistant Coaches That Stayed With The Staff, That Should Also Help Out.

5. St. John's Vianney - Coach Karpell Lost 5 Starters Last Season, That Played A Big Part of Vianney's TOC Championship, They Will Be Anchored By Kim Evans The Seton Hall Signee, Vianney Is Very Deep With Some Good Talent. Coaches Daughter  So.Sarah Should Provide A Spark, So. Sajada Bonner Also Should Give St. John's A Lift.

6. Gill St. Bernard - There Fate All Boils Down To How Healthy The UMass Signee Alexia Allesch Stays. They Have Some Transfers That Will Play A Big Role, So. Nisani Santiago Is One Of The Toughest Combo Guards In The State.  

7. MiddleTown South -  Returning 4 Out Of 5 Starters Should Help South Make A Big Run, Sr. Haley Dalonzo St. Peters Signee Is Back From Injury. Filling The Shoes Of Stephanie Karcz Will Be Huge Who Graduated Last Year. Freshman Kayla Richardson Will Give Them A Boost If It's Starting Or Coming Of The Bench.

8. Newark Tech - Tech Is Ranked 7th Because Of A Few Reasons, Coaching Is Definitely One, And Getting A Couple Of Transfers From A Once Powerhouse Shabazz. So. Mariah Perez Is A Huge Part Of There Offense, If She Steps Up This Year This Could Be Techs Year To Make It To The TOC.

9. Franklin - I'm Just Going To Say One Word Diamond Miller, This Young Lady Can Carry A Team Well On Her Back, She Has A Little Help In Guard Jr. Camille Gray And Post Monique Davis - Campbell.

10. Queen Of Peace - LSU Signee Raven Farley-Clark Is And Should Have A Big Year For Peace, The Lost Of Asonah Alexander (Injured) Will Surely Be Missed. Point Guards Jr. Forever Toppin And Sr.Sydney Watkins Will Help Take Over In The Backcourt.

11. Immaculate Conception (Lodi) - Very Talented Field, Put The Question Will Be Can They All Play Together In A Short Period Of Time. Sr. Brey Ballard, JMU Signee.. Sr. Danelle Deoul George Mason Signee...

12. Red Bank Catholic - A Good Shore Conference Team That Will Probably Finish In The Middle Of The Pack.

13. Notre Dame - Freshman Post 6'4 Erica Porter Will Be The Work Horse In The Middle, Lost Some Major Key Parts In The Big's Department And One D1 Guard. The Jr Crawford Twins Eve And Maryam Return And That Should Give Them That One Two Punch.

14. Paterson Eastside - New Jersey Is Still Waiting For A Breakout Season From Jr. Andrea Aquino, The 6'9 Jr Post Should Be Going Into The Season Fully Healthy. This Is A Guard Ridden Team, Let's Just Hope That There Guards Can Get The Ball To There Big.

15. Rumson Fair Haven - With Legendary Head Coach Retiring (Sourlis) The Question Is What Will Rumson Fair Do. Well They Will Be Lead By D1 Prospect Jr. Guard Tori Hyduke Who Is Always Electrifying When The Ball Is In Her Hands, Sr. Hannah Scanlan (Bryant) Has Trim Up This Season, And Sr. Katie Foos Should Shine.

16. Gloucester Catholic - One Of South Jersey Best Teams, Should Go Undefeated In The Area Until They Meet Up With The Likes Of Rutgers Prep, St. Rose Or Gill St. Bernard In The States There Enrollment Is Down Which Switches Them From Non - Public A To Non - Public B, They Will Be Lead By Sr. Danielle Sanderlin (Canisius) Who Will Hold Down The Middle, Sr. Niya Saab, And Boston U Bound Sr. Tenisha Pressley, And Transfer So. Aziana Baines Will Make Things A Little Easy For Coach Lisa Gedaka Until State Run.

17. Saddle River Day - This Was a Cinderella Team Last Year, So. Michelle Sidor Should Lead The Charge.

18. Rancocas Valley - Are Returning All 5 Starters from Last Year, Sr. Jonsie Ledbetter (Bloomfield Tech) Will Lead This Team Very Far In The Group V States.

19. Camden Catholic - Jr. Post Brittany Garner Is The Lone Wolf On This Team, Coming Back From Missing All Of Last Season, Will Probability Have To Get It Done All By Herself.

20. Cherokee - Sr. Isabel Therien (Loyola, MD), Izzy Is The Only Starter Back From Last Season But Is Surround By A Bunch Of Talented Underclassmen.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #6

Jordan Nixon & Danielle Patterson Notre Dame Commitment

Hello Basketball World;

Hey guys, since the last time we spoke, I hadn't played my first official game as a Mary Louis Hilltopper, but Friday, December 2nd was opening night. 

Sun: Today was our "off-day", so I went over to a friend's house to watch movies and eat snacks. Later that evening, I gathered my things for practice on Monday, conditioned and completed a full body workout before hitting the shower then the bed. 

Monday: Today was a regular school day, no tests nor quizzes. I had practice immediately after school.  During practice, we did several box out drills and reviewed our offensive concepts. Upon returning home, I watched some television, since I didn't have homework due the next day. Later on, I ran my mile. I ran faster than I did the day before and faster than I've ever run. While running, I "blacked out": I was completely focused on keeping a constant speed even when I started to feel fatigue. I embraced the ache and burn and kept pushing. Ultimately, I finished in 5:49. After tryouts several weeks ago, we cut our strength training to two days as opposed to three; in order to maintain my strength, I decided to do full body workout circuits. None of the workouts require any equipment, but I use 10 pound weights for different exercises. After completing the circuit twice, I decided to take an ice bath. Soon after, I hit the bed.

Tuesday: Today, the entire junior class when on the annual retreat in Brentwood, New York. The theme for the day was relationships. I can attribute enjoying the experience to my closest friends. After we returned from the retreat, we had practice, which was cut short for a variety of reasons; however, it was ultimately productive. When I returned home, I began my homework, ran my mile and completed a tough full body circuit. 

Wednesday: if I could characterize today in one word, it would be productive. School went well and immediately following, the juniors had a session with our beloved strength and conditioning coach. I can always count on Miss V to make me "uncomfortable": that strand  sensation you get when you've left your comfort zone whether you've began a new exercise, went up in weight or did exercises in a different sequence than usual. After our session, the team headed to practice. There, we worked on transition, game situation shots, post entry passes. We also scrimmaged at the end. I was exhausted from the day, so I decided to rest my body. I went through my regular nightly routine and hit the bed. 

Thursday: Today wasn't the most thrilling, but I managed. After school, we had a light practice being that tomorrow is our first game. I couldn't believe the season was already upon us. I'd been eagerly anticipating it since the day I found out I would be attending Mary Louis. 

Friday: From the moment I walked into TMLA, my friends and peers started asking, "what day is it?" and it was my job to respond, "It's GAME DAY!" In honor of the first home game of the season, today was also the pep rally. Our game against Nazareth Regional Highschool was scheduled for 6:45, following the Junior Varsity game against Naz; we had to wait the entire day and part of the evening to play. It was a great day overall thank to my friends' enthusiasm. I hadn't experienced a pep rally quite like this one in my former school. In the game, I struggled offensively. Yes, I was a little frustrated, but I kept going. As a team, we slowly built momentum as the game waned on, but everyone had her share of struggles. My coach reiterated after the game, that every win isn't always a good one, but we have to identify the weak areas and build on them. 

Saturday: The day after I feel I've had another poor performance is difficult. I'm determined to compete and to get to my spots, but initially, I feel embarrassed; it's unexplainable. Overall, it was a good practice; I remained aggressive. After practice, my mom and I traveled to my friend's house for a massage. I'd never gotten a massage, so this, too, was a first. Ice baths usually do the trick, but I think I prefer a massage. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would do it all over again. I spent the rest of the day at my friend's house, talking on the phone and speaking to my mom. 

Sunday: Today was our off day, so I finished up some homework, cleaned parts of the house, talked on the phone, walked the dog amongst several other things. I decided not to do anything basketball related for it is a long season, and it's important that I stay fresh and motivated. 

After all, it was a standard week, with a few highlights. Glad i was able to share my week with you. Until next time...




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Is A Must Attend Event For Middle Schoolers!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #5

Jordan Nixon

Hello basketball World;

Since we last spoke, not much has changed, but several exciting events occurred this week; I'm really excited to share them with you. 
Monday: Over the weekend, we had a total of three scrimmages. As a result, a clear picture of issues that we should address developed in our minds. Monday was a little more intense than some of our previous ones. Conditioning and constant energy  as well as defense were all topics of focus. We made it through; it was tough, but we made it. During a tough practice, I constantly remind myself how important it is to push when you don't want to do so. I also remind myself that in order to be successful, you have to pay the price of discomfort. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #4


JORDAN, KANIA (KP), VAL

Hello Basketball World;

Monday, Nov 14th: It was regular a regular day at school. I had freshman lunch, so only some of my close friends had lunch with me, it was fun and full of laughs. At the end of the day we had a rough practice, transition work, and conditioning, boxing out, and a lot of running in various forms. Went home did HW and worked on my core for about 30 mins before bed. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #3


Jordan Nixon & Friends



Hey Basketball World, glad to have you back for week 3! I'm having a lot of fun sharing my whereabouts with you and giving you a little bit of insight into my life, the life of a female baller. 

Sunday; I slept a lil late since its the weekend and since preseason is officially over, it's all about maintaining strength and growing as a player and person for the duration of the season. Today I decided to do core and calve work; I didn't want to do anything too strenuous because Monday marked our first practice. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #2


JORDAN NIXON


What's Up Basketball World,

This is Jordan Nixon signing back In for my 2nd week of a "Diary Of A Female Baller"

On Monday; Since I'm attending a Catholic School (The Mary Louis Academy) Halloween is no longer a standard school day, so I spent the day at home. I'd been working out a lot, so I decided to rest my body and enjoy the day. If I had a gym to go to, believe me, I would've been there, but the rest days are critical to staying fresh and enjoying every minutes you spend getting better. Most of the day was spent watching Netflix, talking to friends via face time and text; I spent the rest of the day playing with my dog. In the evening I ran the steps of my building, conditioning workout I do once or twice a week, especially since it's getting colder. Before I did stair work, I begged my concerned mother to let me out of the house for about 10 - 15 minutes so I could work on my ball handling. Luckily my mother realizes how important improvement is to me. I finish the night with exercises to strengthen my hip adductors, after which, I stretched my abductors.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Diary Of A Female Baller: Jordan Nixon (Harlem, NY) Entry #1

Jordan Nixon


What's up Basketball World,

My name is Jordan Nixon, and I would like to welcome you to my first week of a "Diary Of A Female Baller", I would like to thank Gthing Basketball for this great opportunity and allowing me to display what go's on weekly in my life and what it takes to become a perfect athlete and student.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Week Coming Gthing Basketball Will Go Inside With 2018 Jordan Nixon For A Diary Of A Female Baller!


Sunday, October 2, 2016


FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

MIDDLE VILLAGE QUEENS, NY - This Event Is Regard As One Of Top Showcase On The East Coast, It's was Hosted By NYG HOOPS Joe Fenelon Of BLUE STARS MEDIA. Right Now Joe Is Known as The King Of New York When It Comes To Girl's Basketball, He Gives You All The Info In Most Of The Tri-State. This Was His Third Year In Throwing This Event In Boy Was It Loaded, Despite Some Of The Major Colleges That Were Boycotting. Not This One In particular But All Across The Country For Those Who Were Having A Event, But That Didn't Stop Them From Coming To Watch Some Of Top Upper And Underclassmen At One Of The Top High School Programs In The Country Which Was Christ The King HS, New York The Home Of WNBA Stars Tina Charles and Chamique Holdsclaw Where both Of There Jersey's And Hardware Was On Display In The Trophy Case.




Taliyah Medina - 6'0 - 2020 - Combo-Guard - Bethlehem Catholic HS, PA - Lead guard who brings some real size to the game, Plays both size of the ball... Triple - Threat producer, Mid-Range gamer... Confident... Attack mode... Score's mentality... Knows how to play off the ball... Great size... Hustles on every play... Defends... High Prospect for 2020 class...


Indya Akbar - 6'2 - 2017 - Post - Spartanburg HS, SC - Inside interior threat, with good size. Very mobile can run on the break... College frame... Rebound the ball well... Can score on the block... Needs to add more moves for her arsenal...


Eve Crawford - 5'9 - 2018 - Combo Guard - Notre Dame HS, NJ - Gets better everytime she touches the court. High basketball IQ... Knocks down big shots... Mid-range gamer.... Scores in spurts... Handle... Attacks the basket...


Nkemamaka Nwabudu - 6'0 - 2018 - Forward - Elmont Memorial HS, NY - Explosive athletic inside and out prospect... Active around the rim... Super Mobility... Of the chart potential... Super strong... Mid-range gamer... Consistent play making...Shooting forum high to the arc... Scores in different ways...


Kateri Poole - 5'8 - 2020 - Combo-Guard - Monsignor Scanlan HS, NY - Confident lead guard who executes in the half-court game, combo skills, duo threat. Delivers and manufacture in transition... Creates and produce... See and runs floor well... Exceptional passer... Court vision...


Nyah Garrison - 5'10 - 2018 - Combo-Guard - Archbishop Prendergast Catholic HS, PA - Bang Bang Shooter who must get her touches to stay hot in a game. Long range gamer... Moves well without the ball... Raise up to shoot over defenders... Size.... Needs to improve a little more speed for next level... Great stroke...


Nicole Johnson - 5'8 - 2018 - Combo-Guard - East Brunswick  HS, NJ - Shifty combo-guard with cat like speed, Attacks off the dribble... Mid-range gamer... Great in transition and in the open floor... Handle... Quick hands and feet... Dimes at times... Finishes in traffic... 




Lauren Hansen - 5'7 - 2019 - Guard - Ward Melville HS, NY - Confident floor leader with handle, Active in passing lane and on break... Scores mentality... Mid-range game producer... Swag in game... Great in transition.... Crafty with ball...


Celeste Taylor - 6'0 - 2019 - Wing - Long Island Lutheran, HS, NY - Versatile Wing with guard like tendencies, Superior athletic ability... Attacks in transition... High leaper... Finishes in traffic... On ball defender... High motor... Quick first step... Very active on both sides... Elite wing for class (2019).


MacKayla Scarlett - 5'7 - 2020 - Guard - St. Francis Preparatory HS, NY - Lead guard with some good skills and quality... Strong vs Contact... Passes well in transition... Penetrates... Attack mode is consistent... Floor general... Not yet, but will be elite in her class (2020)...


Sajada Bonner - 6'0 - 2019 - Forward - St. Johns Vianney HS, NJ - Crazy athlete with incredible hops, Lanky with long arms... Good defender... Rebounds... Can play different position... Need to see some mid-range game...


Kailah Hall - 5'7 - 2017 - Guard - Cambridge Rindge & Latin HS, MA - Strong off-guard who likes to punishes her opponent, Finds ways to get to the rack... Body control... Does well verses contact... Physical...


Brittany Garner - 6'4 - 2018 - Post - Camden Catholic HS, NJ - Strong, back to basket performer, Face-up player with call on... Excellent foot work... Great Lateral movement... Just coming back from ACL injury... Post presences... A slew of offensive moves... High IQ... Alter shots when in the lane... Passes well 4 big...



Jade Hill - 6'4 - 2019 - Post - Summit Academy HS, NY - Interior post prospect, College frame... Great size... Goods hands... Runs floor well... Face-up player... Polished... Patience...






Jonsie Ledbetter - 5'4 - 2017 - Rancocas Valley HS, NJ - Speedy floor leader; Uptempo... Crafty with ball... Mid-Range gamer... Handle... Penetrate and dish... First step is quick... Can Knock down the three... Lighting quick...



Emily LaPointe - 5'9 - 2019 - Staten Island Academy HS, NY - Big off-guard who can create and who bring size to the back-court, Quick leaper... Mid-Range Gamer... Long arms... Athletic... Finish against contact...



Teisha Hyman - 5'11 - 2019 - Woodlands HS, NY - Superior athletic combo-guard with explosive offensive game, Mid-Range game threat... Smooth in transition... Creates... Attacks off dribble... Length... Defends... Elevates on jump shot... Finishes at basket... Underrated.... Floater in lane... Should be elite for her class (2019)




Diamond Miller - 6'0 - 2019 - Franklin HS, NJ - Athletic off-guard who exploits mismatches and finishes around rim... Superior length... Defends in pressure... Mismatch producer... Active in passing lane... Wingspan in back court... Stock rising...  



Meg Hair - 5'10 - 2018 - Combo-Guard - Jamesville Dewitt HS, NY - Smooth Combo with a shooters touch, knows how to get open to get off a good shot... Handle... Elevates on shot... Floater in lane... Splits defenders...




Daja Wentz - 5'6 - 2019 - Guard - Monsignor Scanlan HS, NY - Lead-guard with a scores mentality... Cuts defenders in half... Swag in game... Mid-Range gamer... Handle... Uptempo and shifty... Streaky scorer... Tough to contain... Confident... Keeps defenders on wheel...

















Monday, September 26, 2016


NEPTUNE, NJ - Just Us Girls Tournament Was Held By Team Member Of The Shoreshots Tracey Sabino As A Reminder Of How Bad And Deadly Cancer Could Be To Are Self's Or A Close Relative, I'm Sure We All Have Knew Of A Person with This Disease, So Thanks To The Shoreshots For The Awareness. Not To Many Teams Participate In This Event This Year, But That Didn't Mean There wasn't A Bunch Of Talent In the Building.





Sophia Sabino - Point Guard - 2021 - Shoreshots - Combo Guard with a lot of confidence, gets out on the break and pushes. Plays both sides of ball... Defends... On ball defender... Swag... Handle.. Pass and dish...


Kelsey Ramson - Guard - 2020 - NJ Panthers - Physical type guard who loves to attack the basket, very strong when in attack mode. Aggressive... Skilled... Physical.... Good size... Gets to the rack with ease because of strength... Needs to develop a mid-range...


Paige Slavin - 2020 - Point Guard - Shoreshots - Very underrated guard who keeps on getting better, if it where not for a loaded GTHING ALL-STAR CLASSIC, we would have definitely squeeze her in. Lead guard... Handle... Skilled... Thread the defense... Penetrates... Passes well... Uptempo...


Toni Panayides - 2021 - Guard - Shoreshots - High motor kid with a lot of room to grow, plays the game well has a good knowledge of the game. Smart... Hustles... High motor... Mid-range game... 


Sarah Karpell - 2019 - Combo Guard - Jersey Shore Elite - One of the best shooters in her class hands down, can play the one or two position with a lot of confidence. Good shot selection... Streaky... Great forum... Handle the ball with care... Shooter... Gets others involved... Shooters mentality... Spreads floor...





Kelsey Stites - 2018 - Guard - NJ Panthers - Lead guard, who has good court vision and See's the floor very well especially when leading the break. Good leadership... Court vision... Athletic... Runs floor... High IQ... Great passer...



Tori Hyduke - 2018 - Guard - Jersey Shore Elite - Playing on a high level right now, has the ability to make a major impact at the next level. Creates off the dribble... Quick first step... Pushes tempo... Scoring guard with a knock out punch... Breaks down defender... Delivers and handles in transition...



Justine Pissott - 2022 - Point Guard - Shoreshots - Confident while on the court... Among the elite for 2022... Play under control... Poise... Mid-range... 



Destiny Adams - 2021 - Wing - Shoreshots - Ultra interior post prospect player that has versatility, Shot blocking ability... Quick first step... Aggressive... Rebounds well... Cleans glass... Unpolished... Super mobility... Offensive game... Crazy potential... 



Rahmena Henderson - 2019 - Combo Guard - Jersey Shore Elite - Lead guard with a combo game, active in passing lanes... Make's plays... Handle and distributes...


Allie McGinn - 2021 - Guard - Shoreshots - Versatile, big guard with combo guard mentality. Mid-range gamer... Athletic... Long... Lanky... Attack mode... Mismatch nightmare... 







Wednesday, August 17, 2016




EWING, NJ - This was the 3rd Annual Gthing All Star Classic which consist of 24 girls we have seen or have followed across the country for the past few years, some have been as early as this year. Are event has had some of the top players in country to play in this event before, big names such as Faith Masonius and Honesty Scott - Grayson who played on the USA 16 Under Olympic Team, this year we searched out a few big's to play in this uptempo All Star Game. Besides the heat outside which was a record high of 110 degrees we also had some heat inside between the two teams under a air condition roof.




Kylee Watson - 2020 - 6'3 - Forward - Mainland HS (NJ) -  Linwood, (NJ) - MVP, High ceiling prospect for her age in class, can play face up with her back towards basket. Interior presents on both sides... Superior foot work and speed... Athletic...Time to develop Mid-Range game... Rebounds well... Recognize double teams... Mobile... Runs floor... Stock rising... High prospect for 2020...


Kemari Reynolds - 2020 - 5'7 - Guard - Manchester HS (NJ) -  Lakehurst, (NJ) - Lead guard who likes to control the pace of the game. Controls the game... Lead Guard... Handles the ball well... Can score...True point... High IQ... Needs to show jump shot game...


Leiya Stuart - 2020 - 5'10 - Wing - Westtown HS (PA) -  East Stroudsburg, (PA) - Likes to play along the wing area, can go from anywhere on the floor. Sportsmanship Award Winner... Mid-Range Gamer... Spot up shooter... Consistency... Good Forum... Great shot selection...


Brynn Farrell - 2020 - 6'1 - Forward - Metuchen HS (NJ) - Edison, (NJ) - Very Versatile Forward, who loves to play out in the open court. Versatile... Hustles... Rebounds... Active on glass... Mismatch for smaller forward because of her size and speed and ability to put but the ball on the floor...


Shania (Tink) Davis - 2020 - 5'6 - Combo Guard - St. Elizabeth HS (DE) - Wilmington, (DE) - Small in crafty point guard with a huge heart and the willingness to play. Creates... Quick first step... Crafty... Excellent handle with the rock... Always in attack mode... Small with good upper body size... Tough... Needs that Jumper...





Jasmine Lyles - 2020 - 5'11 - Forward - Rutgers Prep HS (NJ) - Somerset, NJ - Very versatile forward, that is starting to show she has few tricks and her bag. Versatile... Strong... Rebounds... Active on boards... Skilled... Scores in bunches... Finishes against contact... Strong build...


Heaven Figueroa - 2020 - 5'8 - Combo Guard - Lawrenceville Prep HS (NJ) - Brooklyn, NY - Excellent combo - guard who can beat you with either hand, and that's doing it on both sides of the ball. Definite gamer... Creates of the dribble... Handle with grace... Uptempo style... Mid-Range Gamer... Great floor leader... Attacks basket... Draws contact... Score's mentality...


Kayla Johnson - 2020 - 6'2 - Forward - Victory HS (NY) - Brooklyn, NY - Faceup stretch 4 type style, Physical of the dribble... Finishes against contact... Superb foot work... Execute in half court game...Breaks defender down on wing...


Olivia Mullins - 2020 - 5'9 - Guard - Rutgers Prep HS (NJ) - Somerset, NJ - Lead guard with combo skills, High IQ for the game... Game manager with court awareness... Handle and drives... Skilled... Penetrate and dish... Fundamentals.... 



Erica Porter - 2020 - 6'4 - Post - Notre Dame HS (NJ) - Plainsboro, NJ - Off the chart potential; Good hands... Long wingspan... Interior presence... Hogs lane... Shoot blocker... Scores around the basket... alter shots... Soft touch... High prospect for (2020).


Emma Boslet - 2020 - 6'0 - Wing - Edison HS (NJ) - Edison, NJ - All around good player; can play multiple position... Athletic... Great out in transition... Runs floor well... Creates... Big wing with guard like skills...



Rachel Kuhl - 2020 - 5'7 - Combo Guard - Old Bridge HS (NJ) - Old Bridge, NJ - Lead guard / combo guard all in one; Uptempo game... Mid-Range Game... Smooth... Court vision... Handle and penetrates... Crafty... Good Passer... Finds teammate out on break...















Tuesday, August 9, 2016

3rd Annual GTHING BASKETBALL ALL STAR CLASSIC ROSTERS ARE NOW SET!



The 3rd Annual GTHING ALL STAR CLASSIC is scheduled for August 13th
in Ewing, NJ and the roster is listed below. We would like to congratulate all
the players selected, remember please make sure your on time for the event.

Saturday August 13th
(Incarnation St. James 1555 Pennington Road. Ewing, NJ 06618)
12:00 PM Girls Regional Classic
1:30 PM Boys Regional Classic Game


South Team
Kylee Watson (Linwood, NJ)
Heaven Figueroa (Brooklyn, NY)
Olivia Mullins (Somerset, NJ)
Jariah Patterson (Bloomfield, NJ)
Kayla Richardson (Middletown, NJ)
Brynn Farrell (Metuchen, NJ)
Anna Morris (Mahwah, NJ)
Rachel Kuhl (Old Bridge, NJ)
Emma Boslet (Edison, NJ)
Kemari Reynolds (Lakehurst, NJ)
Raquel Longobardi (Staten Island, NY)
Camryn Foltz (Colts Neck, NJ)


North Team
Erica Porter (Plainsboro, NJ)
Kateri Poole (Bronx, NY)
Leiya Stuart (East Stroudsburg, PA)
Kayla Johnson (Brooklyn, NY)
Molly Lynch (Sea Girt, NJ)
Kaylah Barnes (Dover, DE)
Jasmine Lyles (Somerset, NJ)
Ciani Howard (Atlantic City)
Shani Gerald (Paterson, NJ)
Shania Davis (Wilmington, DE)
Bella Stuart (Clifton Park, NY)
Kate Anderson (Coatesville, PA)






Monday, August 1, 2016

KAYLA JOHNSON GETS INVITE TO 3RD ANNUAL GTHING ALL STAR CLASSIC!
KAYLA JOHNSON 2020

Johnson (aka) the big fundamental had a great aau showing this year, she was very skilled and well taught coming into the 2016 summer. Kayla definitely was underrated for the class of 2020 forwards across the country, but her skilled set and other intangible has earned her a spot to play in the 3rd Annual GTHING BASKETBALL ALL STAR CLASSIC.

Gthing Basketball would like to congratulate Kayla on her selection in wish her well as she heads to high school this fall. Watch and listen as we bring you more top players that will play in the 3rd Annual Gthing ALL STAR CLASSIC.