Thursday, March 24, 2016
GIRLS ALL STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS TEAMS (NJ) - GTHINGS PICKS 15 / 16 THIS INCLUDES PREP, PUBLIC, CATHOLIC, PRIVATE, ETC
1st TEAM ALL STATE (NJ)
BLAIR WATSON (SR) - NUTLEY HS, (MARYLAND)
JOCELYN WILLOUGHBY (SR) - NEWARK ACADEMY HS, (VIRGINIA)
KELLY CAMPBELL (SR) - ST. JOHNS VIANNEY HS, (DePAUL)
HONESTY SCOTT - GRAYSON (SO) - BLAIR ACADEMY
KIMI EVANS (JR) - ST. JOHNS VIANNEY HS
2nd TEAM ALL STATE (NJ)
DARA MABREY (SO) - MANASQUAN HS
FAITH MASONIUS (FR) - MANASQUAN HS
STEPH KARCZ (SR) - MIDDLETOWN SOUTH HS (LOYOLA)
MARY KATE GEDEKA (SR) - GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC (VILLANOVA)
STELLA CLARK (JR) - MANASQUAN HS
3rd TEAM ALL STATE (NJ)
NNEKA EZEIGBO (SR) - NOTRE DAME HS, (ROBERT MORRIS)
TORI HYDUKE (SO) - RUMSON FAIR HAVEN HS
ANDRA ESPINOZA - HUNTER (JR) - BLAIR ACADEMY (U CONN)
JAHSNYI KNIGHT (SO) - RUTGERS PREP
MICHELE SIDOR (FR) - SADDLE RIVER DAY
HONORABLE MENTION ALL STATE (NJ)
DESIREE ALLEN (JR) NEPTUNE HS
SAM KRAMER (SR) - GILL ST. BERNARD (FAIRFIELD)
LAUREN McBRIDE - (SR) GILL ST. BERNARD (UNDECIDED)
LUCY THOMAS (SO) - ST. ROSE
GABI REDDEN (JR) - RUTGERS PREP
MADDIE SIMS (SR) - LENAPE HS, (SIENA)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - KELLY CAMPBELL - ST. JOHNS VIANNEY
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - FAITH MASONIUS - MANASQUAN HS
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
BROOKLYN, NY - Took a little trip to the Big Apple to see some of the top Middle Schooler's from mainly the New York and New Jersey area, Joe Fenelon from NYG HOOPS REPORT always puts on a great event and knows how to find some of the top talent on the East Coast. He brought in Priscilla Edwards the former St. Bonaventure great and St. John's assistant, along with some other training and development coaches. You will have to sit back in wait a while because unfortunately some of these player are from the 2024 class to 2020. Here is the List.
Kateri Poole - 5'8 - 2020 - PG/SG - Can go to 0 - 100 real quick, Poole is High School Varsity ready. The heart of a lion at a young age... Can handle the ball... Killer instinct... Creates and makes things happen.... Good passer.. Better when ball is in her hand...
Shawnasia O'Faire - 5'8 - 2020 - Wing - Very skilled player how has good size, has good ability to rebound. Great size... Good on boards...
Brianna Martin - 4'11 - 2020 - Point Guard - Small but nice, takes control of game. Great ball handler...
Geneece Boone - 5'9 - 2022 - Wing - Big body Wing, who can turn out to be a special player one day. Can put the ball on the floor... Little handle... Good hands...
Skye Owens - 5'3 - 2022 - PG - To be so young Owens has a good basketball IQ, very smart in knows how to play her position. Great passer... Good IQ... Good handle... Some speed... Can hit Mid shot...
Olivia Hill - Riley - 5'7 - 2020 - Wing- Lanky frame but very athletic, can get up in down the floor fast. Plays at a fast pace... Very athletic... Good athlete...
Julia DeBeatham - 5'6 - 2020 - PG - Solid big guard with some skills to go along with it.
Aalia Carlson - 5'6 - 2020 - PG - Very sharpe, Can shoot. Will be able to develop under Coach K.
Heaven Figueroa - 5'6 - 2020 - Combo Guard - Good decision maker. Ability to see the floor well... Quick first step.... Good skill set...
OTHER DIME PIECE
Paulina Paris - 5'1 - 2021 (NY) - Guard
Alyssa Rodriques - 5'2 - 2021 (NJ) - Guard
Za'Nya Henderson - 5'7 - 2021 (NJ) - Guard
Amber Abusbeih - 5'3 - 2020 (NY) - Guard
Reyna Scott - 5'0 - 2022 (NY) - Guard
Amaya Lewis - 5'6 - 2021 (NY) - Wing
Leah Harmon - 4'7 - 2024 (NJ) - Guard
Thursday, March 3, 2016
GTHING'S ONE ON ONE WITH THE PATRICK SCHOOL'S (NJ) JHAYLA HODGES.
Jhayla Hodges 17' 5'9 (SG)
Q: So Jhayla how has it been for you since the transfer to the Patrick School ?
A: Transferring was hard, and I knew It would be. So, I had to make a name for myself and so I did that. Because of that I'm now one of the top shooters on the team and I can be trusted on the floor.
Q: How do you like playing on a team with a bunch of guards ?
A: Playing on a team full of guards is very tough. You have to know every position because everyone is required to play everywhere. And one mistake can take you right out, so you have to be on your P's and Q's.
Q:Has going to the St. Patrick's. Helped your game out, since going there ?
A: I think that the Patrick School has helped me me improve a lot. My defense has gotten a lot better, and my shooting has improved as well. And I'm used to playing at a higher level of competition, It's fun and It's just like AAU.
Q: Do you think you found a home ?
A: Yes, I think I found a home. This team is my family, these players are my sisters.
Q: What High School's did you attend before the Patrick School ?
A: Conwell Egan Catholic (PA), Rancocas Valley (NJ), and Trenton Catholic (NJ).
Q: Was the transition hard for you being as though you played for several different High School's ?
A: Yes, It was hard but I think that It was worth It cause I wouldn't be where I'm at today.
Q: What are some of your goals for next season ?
A: For next season, one of my major goals is to average 20 points a game and to just go all out for my senior year. I want to set a record, and I want to make a name for myself.