Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Kathleen Anderson & Relay Team

What it takes to do well when you are a two sport star, Gthing go inside with one of them in finds out want it takes to keep on going.

Gthing: How did your AAU basketball season go this past year ?

Kathleen: Our season went pretty well. We started out kind of slow in Virgina losing games to bigger 5th grade teams, but we played well as a team and beat most of the teams we played. The teams we lost to were mostly 6th and 7th grade teams.

Gthing: How was National for you and your Comets team this year ?

Kathleen: I wasn't able to attend the Nationals this year because I was busy qualifying for the Junior Olympics in Detroit. I qualified in the 100M 200M and 4*100 relays. For the 4*100 relay team I ran with the older girls and we were ranked top 20 in the nation. For the 100M, I finish 2nd in our area ( PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD ). I heard our Comets team did pretty well at the beginning at Nationals, but the other 5th grades teams were just a lot bigger in Tennessee.

Gthing: What did you do this summer ?

Kathleen: I finished out the Comets season, winning 2nd place in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals, I won the Philly Archdiocese 100M Dash Championship, won a Mid-Atlantic AAU Track and Field Championship, competed in the Junior Olympics in Detroit, played summer rec basketball and went to some basketball camps and clinics.

Gthing: Do you think your speed on the court helps your game ?

Kathleen: Definitely! Getting out ahead on the fast break and breaking presses are where my speed really helps me. I can usually get to the basket pretty quick or if that isn't there I can always look for an open teammate or can quickly pull up and take a shot.

Gthing: What's your plan for this winter and AAU this coming season ?

Kathleen: Right now I been attending Stronger Team Nation / Top Notch Drillz Clinics every week and working with the "shoot away" gun. I am working to improve my speed, agility, ball handling and shoot. It's is almost November, so I am really focused on my upcoming  school season at Villa Maria Academy, in PA. This will prepare me and have me ready, once the AAU season comes around.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Diary Of Baller: Ayanna Jones (Absecon, NJ) Part # 5
I've been working hard on my game and my school work. On Monday I had workouts from 3-4, I work on my jump shot and foul shots plus some of my moves. After that I went to my cousins soccer game against Hammonton, they lost 4-2, I went home afterwards to studied for my physics and math test. On Tuesday I went to workouts from 3-4:30, I work on my jump shot only, I'm trying to get better at my shooting. On Wednesday I had a math and physics test. I got a 97 on my math test and a 93 on my physics test, I was so proud of myself.
I also went to workouts from 3-3:30. I did 30 foul shots and 20 jump shots and I lifted weights. On Thursday I went to Holy Spirit High School Clinic from 6-8 and the rest of my night I finish my media project on the Breakfast Club. On Friday I went to a sleep over that one of my friends was having, we had a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it.
On Saturday I went to Coach Woody's practice from 11-1:30, he told me I do better when I shoot the right way than the wrong way. I will work extra hard to get my shot 10 times better before the season starts. On Sunday I went to Galloway Township Middle School from 9-12, afterwards I had a game at my school against Ocean City. I took a picture with my friend in teammate Lexi, I never thought me and Lexi would be on the same team. I was kind of tired after the game, but some how I got enough energy to go to Fear Factory with my cousin.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

LANIYA MILLER (Class of 2018)
Every time Gthing sees Laniya play we are very impress with this young ladies skill set. When we first seen her play at Hoop Group in Neptune New,Jersey we knew she would be special, she doe's everything that a coach could ask for which is her dad. She is about 5'9 and can rebound like she is bigger then that though, Miller has a nice little handle can move very well. Laniya will be a complete player once she develops a good enough jump shot to were as she will be able to take you inside in out. When Miller does that, Gthing definitely knows she will be one of top in her class for the the State of NJ.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diary Of A Baller: Ayanna Jones (Absecon, NJ) Part # 4


This week I didn't do a lot. On Monday I had gym and I ran my mile in 7 minutes. Next period I had a math test and got a 97 on it. I had workouts from 3-3:30 and thought I did good. On Tuesday I didn't go to school because it was the Eid, for those that don't know it is a Muslim holiday. I really had fun, I got to see people I haven't seen in a long time. On Wednesday I had a half of day at school because of the PSAT, freshman aren't allow to take them. On Thursday I had a rough day I got a 86 on my test and I wasn't to happy with it, I'm usually hard on my self when it comes to grades, because I know I can do better than a 86.

I ran my mile in 8 minutes in 45 second my lowest time ever SMH. On Friday I went to the Atlantic City High football game against Buena, Atlantic City won 46-19, it was Atlantic City first home game this year because they we're waiting on the new artificial turf since last year when Hurricane Sandy destroyed half of the old field. After the game I went out with a couple of friends, we all had a blast.

On Saturday I went to my brothers football game against Ocean City, Absecon Blue Devil's won a close one 28-26. My brother played really well I was so proud of him, afterwards I went to my cousins game. On Sunday I went to Absecons Emma C Attales Middle and Elementary School basketball courts and played 1 on 1 with my mom, she thinks she won but she didn't, theres only one real baller in the Jones house in that's me. After that I went to my game at my school, we played against Ocean City.

Signing Off
Ayanna Jones.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mikayla Coombs & Kasiyahna Kushkituah
FBC is always finding good talent and putting out good talent. They are very known throughout the south on the AAU Curcuit, after speaking with Marc Tampa he told Gthing that a few player's on there team are being heavily recruited.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Diary Of A Baller: Ayanna Jones (Absecon, NJ) Part # 3
Ayanna Jones & Felicia
This week wasn't as busy as last week. On Monday workouts got cancelled because of the tornado warning, but I dribble outside. After I studied for my physics test. The next day was hard for me but I work through it. I ran my mile in the gym at 8:30am when last year I ran it at 7:34 and in workouts I wasn't making my shots. On Wednesday I had a much better day, I went 15 - 20 at the foul line and I ran my mile in 7:01, which is better than both my times before. Then I supported the Mustangs

Sunday, October 13, 2013


After being invited to a couple of Team Miller's Tournaments,
Gthingbasketball was able to finally sit down in talk
to one of Villanova's All-Time greats Lance Miller.

Tell the basketball people who you are ?

I'm from Bridgewater, NJ. My high school team won three State Championships. I scored over 2000 points in high school, I was a Four year starter at Villanova University and  I'm also member of there Hall Of Fame Team.

When did you start coaching ? And why ?

I started coaching in 1996. I saw girl's not being taught proper basketball. I love coaching them, I treat them no different then the boy's.

How does it feel to coach your daughters ?

Exciting, and challenging at the same time. When I coach I don't see daughters I see players.

When do you have time to coach, train and work and be a parent ?

None, my day is none stop. I'm busy 24/7 and 365 days a year.

How much more longer do you thing you can keep going ?

I really don't know, I can tell you this much.  I know that I'm having a lot of fun Right Now !!!

After this interview With coach Lance Miller Gthingbaketball  went inside in did a exclusive interview with three of  Miller's daughters, who actually are current members of his Team 
Miller's Team.


Andreana Miller: Playing for my dad is such a great experience, he knows this basketball game better than anyone I know and I love that about him. He teaches me everything I know about the game.

Laniya Miller: I really do enjoy playing for my dad, he just wants me to succeed and try to do my best. Even thought at times it does get frustrating and confusing. Hard work pays off, and I'm continuing to remember that. I love being a Miller.
Diamond Miller: It is crazy at times. He's hard on me, but at the end of the day he loves me and just wants me to get better. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Name: Tiana Jackson
Team: Team Miller
Position: Point Guard
Class: 2019
State: NJ
Event: Team Miller Extravaganza
Profile: This is one tough cookie, she is small in size, but big at heart. Jackson has all the necessary tools to be a good point guard. Tiana has great court vision while going up in down the court, she play's very calm in poise for her age and seems to be a leader on offense and defense. Don't let her fool you if you see her play, she loves to pass the rock put Tiana sure can score when have to, she's not that strong but has other skills to make up for that.  


Monday, October 7, 2013

GthingBasketball was in the house this past weekend at the Team Miller Fall Extravaganza/Coaches Choice Tournament. There was a lot of new talent and new faces for this event, the gym was rocking like it normally does when Mr. Miller has a Girl Tournament, coming this week Gthing will go inside in give you the One on One interview with Lance Miller and some Recaps of this weekends Tournament.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Dairy Of A Baller: Ayanna Jones (Absecon, NJ) Part # 2
Ayanna Jones
This week was a bit more busy for me. On Monday I had a math test and got a 93 on it. I was proud of my 93, but I will study harder to get a perfect score. After school from 3-400 I had workouts and I worked really hard on my jump shot and creating my own shot. When I was finish I studied for my physics test for an hour. On Tuesday I had workouts from 3-4:30 and lifting, my arms felt like noodles afterwards,"Laugh out loud".
I also did the beep test again and I pushed myself to beat my personal highest score and I did. On Wednesday I only had lifting from 3-3:30 then I went to a soccer game at Mainland Regional and we won against Absegami. Shortly after that I had to meet my cousin from North Carolina for the first time in my life, so I did the family thing for the rest of the night.
On Thursday had workouts at Holy Spirit High School from 6-8, afterwards I went to a Fall Classic basketball game at the Pleasantville Rec Center. On Friday I had a long day and night, we had our pep rally ,and this was my first one of the year an I had a blast. Mainland is really a great high school. I then went to the Mainland football game, it was a terrible lost against Holy Spirit the score was 41-0 Spirit, I still believe that we were a better team then them just not on that night. Then at 1am in the morning I went in camp out all night for the Jordan #5 Bel Airs at sneaker Villa. I went with some friends and we sat outside from 1:30am to 9am. On Sunday I went to workout from 9-12, then I had a game at 12:45 at Mainland, this was my busies weekend since school started, but this is what I must do to get better in basketball in school.
Ayanna Jones


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Diary Of A Baller: Ayanna Jones (Absecon, NJ) Part #1
Ayanna Jones
       Dear Basketball World,
I would like to thank G-thingbasketball for including me in the "Diary of a Baller" series. My name is Ayanna Jones and I am a freshman at Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, NJ. My dream is to become a player in the WNBA. To achieve my dream I workout 6 times a week on my game to become better and get good grades. Last Monday on the 23rd I had a pre-quiz in math and I got a 98 on it. That day after school I had weightlifting from 3-3:30, and from 3:30- 4:30 I shot around working on my jump shot and foul shots.