Monthly Archives: September 2013

Basketball Wall Street: “Miami Made Channise Lewis”

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Almost everyone loves the sport of basketball. We love to watch,we love to play,we love to write and talk about the game. However very few can call themselves a ball-player, Channise Lewis is a ball-player. Lewis can get anywhere on the court with the basketball using low measured and balanced protect dribbles,reverse pivot dribbles and a devastating cross-over dribble maneuver. At a rangy 5-foot-8 Lewis runs the show like a general and does not waste time shedding and blowing by defenders while keeping her head up and leveled to deliver crisp and exceptional passes to teammates. At this point her shot is good but needs better rotation and touch but that will come.“Her shot can be tightened up, and she will learn to be more vocal as the point guard,” “But she has the right demeanor — very stoic.” says Miami Country Day head coach Ochiel Swaby a former University of Miami men’s basketball standout. Lewis is just a freshman prospect but she is a very experienced and seasoned player out of the Miami area.“Most of our players, we’ve taught them the game from scratch,” “But Lewis grew up playing against boys. She’s been competing for a long time. She’s not intimidated by anyone.” says Swaby. Channise Lewis is Miami made and on her way to being an outstanding student-athlete.

LovePeopleSports:Under Armour 2017 Prospects

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BY:Silverio Ford

LovePeopleSports:Under Armour CLASS OF 2017:

Lizzie O’Leary 6-1 Archbishop Wood-PA
Sanaijah Davison 5-7 Pioneer Central-NY
Tenisha Pressley 5-8 Shipley-PA
Elayna Daniels 5-8 Blair Academy-NJ
McKenna Haire 5-7 Myers Park-NC
Valena Hickerson 5-6 South Shore-NY
Madelyn Cressman 5-7 Calvary Christian-PA
Madison Treece 6-4 Incarnate Word-MO
Kanare Fatoumata 6-5 Boys&Girls-NY
Eva Rubin 6-5 Homewood-Flossmoor-IL
Tenisha Pressley 5-8 Shipley School-PA
Aislinn Flynn 6-1 Long Island Lutheran-NY
Destiny Pitts 5-8 Detroit Country Day-MI
Lauran Sheriff 6-3 Murrah-MS
Courtney Dobrinsky 5-7 St John Vianney-NJ
Maddie Holland 5-11 Archbishop Mitty-CA
Brelynn Hampton 5-8 Robert Rogers-OH
Jasmine Jeffcoat 6-1 Monarch-CO
Chelsea Gipson 5-7 Windward-CA
Channise Lewis 5-8 Miami Country Day-FL
Mikayla Boykin 5-9 Clinton-NC
Andra Espinoza-Hunter 6′-Blair Academy-NJ
Jalaysha Thomas 6-2 Potters House Christian-FL
Shalexxus Aaron 6-1 Apple Valley-CA
Megan Walker 5-11-Monacan-VA
Victoria Galvan 6-2 Manasquan-NJ
Claire Moloney 6-2 Hun School-NJ
Danielle Patterson 6-2 Medgar Evers-NY
Chasity Patterson 5-5 North Shore-TX
Tamieria Johnson 5-5 Potters House Christian-FL
Musharapha Alhassan 6-3 Capitol Christian-MD
Khayla Pointer 5-6 Holy Innocents Episcopal-GA
Jaala Henry 6-3 Eleanor Roosevelt-MD
Cabria Lee 5-7 Coral Springs Charter-FL
Daly Sullivan 5-8 St Joseph-IN
Makayla Stanley 6-3 Glenn Allen-VA
Autumn Newby 6-1 Archer-GA
Kim Evans 6-3 St John Vianney-NJ
Kelsey Marshall 5-10 Sagemont-FL
Breaonna Mayfield 6-6 Good Counsel-MD
Jonise Ledbetter 5-5 Rancocas Valley-NJ
Lyrissa Deans 6-2 St Marys Ryken-MD
Kasiyahna Kushituah 6-3 Saint Francis Academy-GA
Olivia Dabney 5-9 Rutgers Prep-NJ
Marissa Cottrell 5-11 Capital Prep-CT
Autumn Giles 5-9 Fort Myers-FL
Syndey Lowery 5-9 St Lukes-CT
Milicia Reid 5-7 Murry Bergtraum-NY
Larissa Deans 6-3 Arbishop Carroll-DC
Annie Ramil 5-9 Binghampton-NY
Dekeriya Patterson 5-8 Dunbar-FL
Gabbie Redden 5-11 Rutgers Prep-NJ
Kristen Horne 5-9 St Johns College-DC
Ty Battle 6-1 Joliet Catholic-IL
Syanna Brown 5-6 Dunbar-FL
Kennedy Fairfax 6-2 Good Counsel-MD
LaDazhia Williams 6-2 Lakewood Ranch-FL
Maya Calder 5-9 Eleanor Roosevelt-MD
Taylor Boyd 6-2 Hamilton Heights-IN
Tariah Johnson 5-8 East Chapel Hill-NC
Dominique Webster 5-4 St Marys Ryken-MD
Mikayla Coombs 5-8 Wesleyan School-GA
Taya Robinson 5-10 Huguenot-VA
Rellah Boothe 6-1 Potters House Christian-FL
Mykeaya Gray 5-5 Capital Christian-MD
Kayla Casteel 5-8 Plainfield-IN
Niya Beverly 5-6 St Johns College-DC
Dayniesha Banks 6-1 Jean Ribault-FL
Lindsey Pulliam 5-8 Good Counsel-MD
Abigail Franklin 5-8 Jefferson-GA
Alexis Kiser 5-7 Graham-VA
Tatyana Wyatt 6-2 Columbus-GA
Hunter Rowson 5-9 Bullis School-MD
Josie Larkins 5-7 Red Bank Catholic-NJ
Tiffany Tolbert 5-7 Dr Phillips-FL
Elisa Diorio 5-9 Marian Catholic-IL
Destinee Auzenne 5-4 Duluth-GA
Emma Evo 5-10 Fenton-MI
Kristian Eanes 5-7 Northwood-NC
Alia Parker 5-3 St Johns College-DC
Trinity Wade 5-11 Paxson-FL
Ellyn Stoll 5-7 St Rose-NJ
Mikera Carroll 5-9 Capital Christian-MD
Chelsie Hall 5-7 Coral Springs Charter-FL
Zoe O’Day 5-8 Montini Catholic-IL
Olivia Martino 5-8 Chesapake Charter-VA
Emma Applegate St Joseph-IN
Ariyah Copeland 6-3 Columbus-GA
Stella Clark 5-7 Manasquan-NJ
Jasmine Gaines 5-7 Potters House Christian-FL
Kyara Frames 5-3 Bishop McNamara-MD
Nikki Oppenheimer 5-9 Montini Catholic-IL
Hope Forrester 6-2 Jefferson-GA
Asia McCray 5-8 Eleanor Roosevelt-MD
Jenna Davis 6-1 Jean Ribault-FL
Logan Jones 5-9 Homewood-Flossmoor-IL
Addie Masonius 5-7 Manasquan-NJ

BY:Silverio Ford
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LovePeopleSports:Under Armour AAU/HS/College Wire 5

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 2012 - JAN 19 - Cardinal O'Hara defeats Ursuline Academy 40-39
Adrianna Hahn a 5-foot-7 class of 2015 prospect reminds the true basketball lifer why they love the game.Hahn out of Ursuline Academy in Delaware is a guard prospect with good ball handling dexterity and an outstanding feel for the game.Her shot is consistent in catch and shoot situations and off the dribble with a goose neck follow through.Hahn uses angles very well to beat defenders off the dribble and has the vision to find open teammates for easy scoring opportunities.Hahn was Delaware’s State Player of the Year last season as a true Sophomore.

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Regis Jesuit HS located in Aurora Colorado and coached by Carl Mattei have 6 division one commitments on this seasons roster:
Neffie Cockley5-8 SR-Howard
Anna Ptasinski 5-9 SR-Lafayette
Kelsi Lidge 5-8 SR-Drexel
Justine Hall 5-11 SR-Purdue
Diani Akigbogun 6-1 SR-Texas
Jordan Molyneaux 6-4 SR-Seton Hall

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One of the better girls basketball high school events in the mid-atlantic region is the Beast of the East Showcase.The following are games of note at the Baltimore,Maryland showcase:
Blair Academy-NJ
Victoria NITP

Roland Park-MD
Long Island Lutheran-NY

Victoria NITP
Life Center Academy-NJ

St Marys Ryken-MD
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Riverdale Baptist-MD
Victoria NITP

Milford Mill-MD
South Shore-NY

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The Victoria National Intensive Training Program Team is Australia’s Junior National Basketball Development System directed and coached by Wayne Pollock.The top player of the lot is Lauren Scherf a 6-foot-5 forward/post who would be a class of 2014 prospect in the states.Gemma Fyffe 6-1 2015;Erin McKernan 5-9 2015;Molly Jovic 5-8 2014;Sam Moodie 5-10 2014 and Funda Nakkasoglu 5-11 2015 round out the top six of Victoria’s roster.

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McDonalds All-American Selection 2014 Rundown Part 1
The following prospects should be locks for a McDonald’s All-American East Coast Selection:
Kelsey Mitchell 5-8 OH
Aja Wilson 6-5 SC
Alexa Middleton 5-9 TN
Jataire White 6-4 NC
Sierra Calhoun 6-1 NY
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The Following prospects are in contention for a McDonald’s All- American selection:
Taylor Rooks 6′ NJ
Jaime Cherry 5-6 NC
Myisha Hines-Allen 6-2 NJ
Bianca Cuevas 5-6 NY
Alyssa Rice 6-3 OH
Azura Stevens 6-4 NC
Zaire ONeal 6′ NJ
Alexa Hart 6-3 OH
Kathryn Westbeld 6-2 OH
Ariana Freeman 5-10 VA
Makayla Waterman 6-3 OH
Skakayla Thomas 6′ AL
Mychal Johnson 5-8 WV
Kaydra Duckett 5-10 SC
Victoria Vivans 6′ MS
Lynee Belton 6-2 MD
Vionise Pierre-Louis 6-3 FL

Depending upon the range of the prospects in a particular class the state of Texas and Illinois would decide if a particular prospect would be placed on the east squad or the west squad.
The following prospects are in high contention for a McDonald’s All-American Selection from Texas,Illinois and other mid-west locations:
Brianna Turner 6-3 TX
Ariel Atkins 5-11 TX
ReCee Caldwell 5-8 TX
McKenzie Calvert 5-10 TX
Brooke McCarty 5-5 TX
Khaalia Hillsman 6-5 IL
Jasmine Lumpkin 5-11 IL
Kortney Dunbar 6-2 IL
Chatrice White 6-3 NE
Gabrielle Ortiz 5-7 WI
Kenisha Bell 5-9 MN

The girls high school basketball rankings are great for discussion,fodder and just plan fun.The FullCourt outfit rankings are comprised by a committee of Clay Kallam;Kevin Powell;Bob Corwin;Dan Olsen and Kelly Kline.Prospects Nation is a girls basketball recruiting service outfit based in the Atlanta,Georgia area. Front man Brandon Clay has a staff in place that consists of Keil Moore;Stephen Peck;Jonathan Hemingway and original HoopGurlz disciple Chris Hansen.

Both outfits do an outstanding job covering girls grassroots basketball and their rankings basically have the same Top 10 give or take a few differences here or there.

Brianna Turner is ranked No.1 in FullCourts 2014 rankings and Kelsey Mitchell is the No.1 ranked prospect at Prospects Nations.Both prospects are well deserving of these laurels.

Both rankings have Lajhna Drummer ranked at No.10

Prospects Nation No.25 ranked prospect is Mikayla Venson 5-6 VA and FullCourts No.25 ranked prospect is Mariya Moore 6’CA

FullCourts No.50 ranked prospect is Chartice White 6-4 NE and Prospects Nations No.50 ranked prospect is Ariana Freeman 5-10 VA

Abrianna Porter 6-2 MO is committed to Missouri and ranked No.43 by FullCourt and unranked in Prospects Nations Top 100.

Kortney Dunbar 6-2 is committed to Tennesse and is ranked No.43 by Prospects Nation and unranked in the FullCourt Top 50.

McKenzie Engram 6-1 committed to Georgia and ranked No.38 by Prospects Nation and unranked in the FullCourt Top 50

Paris Kea 5-8 NC committed to Vanderbilt is ranked No.24 by Prospects Nation and unranked in the FullCourt Top 50

Alexa Hart 6-3 OH is ranked No.21 by Prospects Nation and unranked in FullCourts Top 50

The following are Prospects with the largest discrepancies in ranking:
Jaime Nared 6-1 CA is ranked No.9 by FullCourt and No.40 by
Prospect Nation

Taylor Rooks 6’NJ is ranked at No.18 by FullCourt and No.60 by
Prospects Nation

Azura Stevens 6-4 NC is ranked at No.57 by Prospects Nation and
No.15 by FullCourt

Haley Lorenzen 6-2 IA is ranked No.40 by FullCourt and No.106 by Prospects Nation

Bianca Cuevas 5-6 NY is ranked No.18 by Prospects Nation and No.34 by FullCourt

Jamie Cherry 5-6 NC is ranked No.79 by Prospects Nation and No.44 by FullCourt.

Victoria Vivians 6′ MS is ranked No.6 by FullCourt and No.64 by Prospects Nation

Sydney Brackmore 6’OH is ranked No.102 by Prospect Nation and No.48 by FullCourt.

Sadie Edwards 5-9 NJ is ranked No.38 by FullCourt and No.8 by Prospects Nation.

Shakayla Thomas 6′ AL is ranked No.12 by FullCourt and No.39 by Prospects Nation

In New Jersey:
Aliyah Huland-El 6-1 is ranked at No.23 by FullCourt and No.44 by Prospect Nation

Myisha Hines-Allen 6-2 is ranked at No.11 by Prospects Nation and No.24 by FullCourt

BY:Silverio Ford
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LovePeopleSports: Under Armour HS Report

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Lajhna Drummer 6-foot-2 and Emoni Jackson 6-foot-1 both seniors have transferred from St Bernards-CA to Long Beach Polytechnic HS in California.Add in Utah commit Jada Matthews a 5-10 senior and Arica Carter a 5-8 senior guard who recently narrowed her recruiting list to Michigan;Ohio State;Kansas and Arizona State the Lady Jackrabbits will be primed for a great season.

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Nicole Ekhomu 5-10 Sophomore has transferred from Joliet Catholic-IL to Bolingbrook-IL.Ekhomu is an athletic and skilled guard prospect that will be an impact player at Bolingbrook-IL immediately.

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Desiree Elmore 6-foot maybe the most complete sophomore prospect in the NY/NJ/CT area.Elmore will have a chance to have a breakout season at Capital Prep-CT playing with JR PG Dejane James,JR F Kiah Gillespie 6-1 and Taylor Williams a 5-8 SR committed to Sacred Heart.

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Dr Phillips HS out of Orlando,Florida has four division one senior commitments on this seasons roster:

Ionna McKenzie 6-1 SR-Texas Tech
Taryn Griffey 5-6 SR-Arizona
Matea Britvar 6-1 SR-St Bonaventure
Jade Cheek 5-8 SR-Florida International

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The Riverdale Baptist School-MD has three Atlantic Coast Conference senior commitments:

Khalia Prather 6-2 Miami
Chania Ray 5-9 Florida State
Chole Jackson 5-9 North Carolina State

BY:Silverio Ford
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Blacktop HS Files: Shipley School-PA

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BY:Silverio Ford

Shipley School
Bryn Mawr,PA
Head Coach:Sean Costello


Aaliyah Holloway 5-5 JR
Anna Scutt 5-6 JR
Hope Roehrs 5-7 So
Mia Holland 5-5 JR
Elizabeth Denbigh 5-6 SR
Maya Overton 5-10 So
Courtney Redcross 5-10 So
Martine Fortune 6-3 JR
Tamesha Alexander 5-7 SR
Colleen Walsh 5-10 SR
Ali Kotari 5-6 JR
Emily Talluto 5-4 SR

2013-14 Schedule:
@ Blair Academy-NJ-56-38-(L)
vs Elizabeth Seton-Md-68-58-(W)

The Shipley School will be headed to this years Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona lead by Senior guard Tamesha Alexander a St Johns commit.

By: Silverio Ford

LovePeopleSports:Under Armour Recruiting Radar

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BY:Silverio Ford
Head Coach Anthony Bozzella shores up his 2015 class with two commitments: Katie Healy 5-9 Colts Neck-NJ and Taylor Bryne 6-2 Long Island Lutheran-NY. With three seniors and seven juniors coach Bozzella will have enough scholarships ti bring his players in.
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KATIE HEALY 5-9 2015

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Alexandra Cantwell 5-11 2015 North Shore-NY makes a verbal commitment to sign a national letter of intent to attend Lafayette College as a student-athlete.

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The Fordham women’s basketball coaching staff have been doing a good job recruiting local prospects. Alex Parlato a 6-foot-3 2015 forward at Wantagh high school on Long Island has verbally committed to Fordham.
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Abby Grant 5-10 2015 out of Saint Francis-GA has made a verbal commitment to Syracuse and coach Hillsman.Grant helped Saint Francis win their 1st state championship last season.

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Sophie Cunningham 6-foot-1 2015 Rock Bridge HS in Missouri and is committed to the instate SEC school Missouri.Fellow Rock Bridge HS teammates Brianna Porter 6-2 2014 and Cierra Porter 6-4 So are also committed to Missouri.

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Jenna Staiti 6-5 2016 West Forsyth-GA and Sarah Myers 5-11 2016 South Forsyth-GA are both early verbal Maryland commits.

BY:Silverio Ford
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