Sunday, September 22, 2019


LINWOOD, NJ - This was the 6th annual 24/7 Gthing All Star Classic game which was held at the Belhaven Middle School, this is were it all started for Kylee Watson who will be attending Oregon University on a full basketball scholarship next year. Last year we did the event in Atlantic City, but this year we decide to take the show just a few miles out of the city to Linwood. The heat wave was definitely in the building this particular day with some of the hot names from the 2023 and 2024 class, it was like any showdown this day just waiting for it to kick off in get underway to see who's who on this nice summer day.


It was a typical North vs South game that kept the gym rocking all afternoon, the gym temperature was set at 65 degrees before we kick off the first game and that was with the 2024's. The youngsters set the tone for 2023's and when it was all said in done, the temperature got higher because of the fire that was brought on by the youngsters this day.


Coming into the gym there was high expectation, this year we went farther North. This roster had a few special player's on the list, we had Blake O'Grady and Mariana Padilla come up from Massachusetts to represent Bay State Jaguars, also farther South we had Darrionna Howard come up from North Carolina to represent Carolina Flames. We will take you inside and give you the scoop on some of the players that participated in the All Star Classic.


Mickelle Lowry (MVP) 

Mickelle Lowry - 2024 - 5'6 - Maryland Lady Tigers - Athletic off guard, can score from all different angles on the court. scores in bunches, finishes in traffic, high IQ, shoots well In transition. 



Name: Mia Pauldo

Team: New Jersey Sparks

Class: 2024

State: NJ

Profile: Quick speedy guard with fast hands and feet, attacks basket regularly, handle, uptempo guard, weaves in and out of traffic. keeps her defenders on their heels, playmaker.



Name: Jennah Johnson

Team: New York Rens

Class: 2024

State: NJ

Profile: Long athletic guard with good size and length, can create space in the open court, gets to the basket with her length, poised playmaker.




Name: Sierra George

Team: Maryland Lady Tigers

Class: 2024

State: MD

Profile: Versatile player with a huge upside, can play multiple position, scores on the block, does well in the halfcourt set, handle, recognizes mismatches, strong upper body.





Name: Lauryn Swann

Team: New Jersey Sparks

Class: 2024

State: NJ

Profile: Athletic Combo-guard who has a great shot, rises on jumper in mid range game, high motor, excels in transition game, scorer.





Name: Morgan Matthews

Team: Cardinals

Class: 2024

State: NJ

Profile: Athletic off-guard who creates off bounces,  superior length, finishes at rim, quick leaper, elevates over smaller defenders, active, disrupts on defense.





Name: Christina Parralla

Team: New York Rens

Class: 2024

State: NY

Profile: lead-guard with combo-guard skills with a smooth handle, delivers off dribble, floor creator, consistent offensive threat, strong off the dribble, finishes.








Name: Tyonna Bailey

Team: New Jersey Sparks

Class: 2023


State: NJ

Achievement: MVP

Profile: Strong, athletic-guard with explosive moves when attack the rim, physical off the dribble, scorers mentality, misleading athletic ability.  











Name: Sahnya Jah 

Team: Team Takeover


Class: 2023

State: MD

Profile: Skilled perimeter player with versatility in her game, creates and beat defenders off the quick bounce, handle in passes in the uptempo game, guard like skills, catch in shoots in transition, next level ready, competes on both ends, high prospect for 2023 class.




 Name: Angelica Velez

Team: New York Rens

Class: 2023

State: NY

Achievement: MVP

Profile: Elusive lead-guard who thrives in the uptempo game, pushes tempo in delivers, scores mentality, cross-over queen, mid-range gamer.






Name: Jade Tillman 

Team: GT Fusion

Class: 2023

State:  VA

Profile: Physical guard who recognizes mixmatches, drives in makes plays in traffic, draws contact when attacking, rebounds in finishes, super strong, versatile big-guard, rebounds in pushes.





Name: Hannah Hidalgo

Team: New Jersey Sparks

Class: 2023

State: NJ

Profile: Smooth floor leader who handles in transition, flys past the defense in distributes, penetrates in lane in dishes, on ball defender, disruptive defender, fast hands.






Name: Qadence Samuels

Team: Team Takeover

Class: 2023

State: MD

Profile: Super athletic 3 or face-up 4 with next level potential, quick on the block, active on glass, emerging offensive game, versatile defender, guard skills.







Name: Grace Sunback

Team: New Rens

Class: 2023

State: NY

Profile: Confident combo-guard with a scorers mentality, consistent offensive threat, creates off the dribble, mid-range gamer, long range threat, crafty floor leader.





Name: Randi Griffin

Team: Team Takeover

Class: 2023

State: MD

Profile: Strong post prospect with a nice touch on the block, emerging back to basket player, rebounds, defensive presence.







Name: Darionna Howard

Team: Carolina Flames

Class: 2023

State: NC

Profile: Agile 3 who attacks the lane with authority, quick first step when attacking, rebounds in handles in transition, physical presence, high motor, competes on both ends of the floor.







Name: Aalyah Del Rosario

Team: New York Rens

Class: 2023

State: NY

Profile: Low post prospect with superior size in the paint, mobile interior footwork, low post delivery, catches in the paint in finish, college frame, next level prospect, shot blocker, impact in the paint, defensive presence, active on block, good hands.






Name: Jaylin Hartman

Team: Philly Belles

Class: 2023

State: NJ

Profile: Agile smooth 4 who rebounds in attacks in transition, versatile offensive game, athletic finishes plays in transition, plays hard and rebounds, athlete.







Name: Blake O'Grady

Team: Bay State Jaguars

Class: 2023:

State: MA

Profile: Physical interior performer with good footwork, versatile and competes on glass, developing offensive game, strong.






Name: Zoey Brooks

Team: New Jersey Sparks

Class: 2023

State: NJ

Achievement: Most Exciting Player

Profile: Consistent combo-guard with a scorers mentality, offensive firepower, prolific scorer, delivers off the dribble, mid-range gamer. 






Name: Samiyah Nasir

Team: Maryland Lady Shooting Stars

Class: 2023

State: NJ

Profile: Athletic floor general with handle, high motor in the transition game, crafty with ball, court vision is there, delivers and finishes plays, uptempo giver, creates on 1 on 1, situations.










Name: Alexis Hess

Team: Philly Comets

Class: 2023

State: PA

Profile: Athletic combo-guard with explosion when attacking the basket, rises on jump shot, mid-range game threat, creates off the bounce.










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.