Monthly Archives: October 2013

LovePeopleSports: New Jersey 2015

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By:Silverio Ford

LovePeopleSports New Jersey 2015:

Grace Stant 5-11 Rumson-Fairhaven-(Villavona)
Kaity Healy 5-9 Colts Neck-(Seton Hall)
Taylor Brown 5-11 Panther Academy-(Clemson)
Marina Mabrey 5-11 Point Plesant Beach
Theresa Ekhelar 6-6 Life Center Academy
Kristin Smith 6-1 Rancocas Valley
Aliyah Jenue 5-11 Life Center Academy
Nia Adams 5-9 Rosa Parks Academy
Caitlin Roche 5-8 Immaculate Heart
Samantha Fuehring 6-1 Immaculate Conception
Janelle Mullen 5-9 Hun School
Ashli Cheek 5-10 Winslow Township
Taylor Nelson 5-7 Piscataway
Donnae Days 6-2 Union Catholic
Batouly Camara 6-2 Blair Academy
Katia Oge 6-2 Immaculate Heart
Breanna Cavanuagh 5-8 Blair Academy
Mariah Martinez 5-10 Rutgers Prep
Nyasia Franklin 5-11 East Orange
Nyree Grant 5-11 Paramus Catholic
Morgan Rooks 5-9 Gil St Bernard
Ciarah Bennett 5-4 Woodrow Wilson
Yasmine Bacote 5-10 Hillside
Allison Girardi 5-5 Rutgers Prep
Acestra Robinson 5-5 Malcolm X Shabazz
Andreana Miller 5-9 Franklin
Janae Mayfield 5-7 Rumson-Fairhaven
Sarah Kurtz 6′ St Rose
Jaeda Wildgoose 5-8 Franklin
Carolynn Giordano 5-7 North Hunderton

LovePeopleSports Report:The UConn Effect

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By:Silverio Ford

Athletics is a major part of a college or university it gives the student body a sense of pride and spirit.The University of Connecticut is a well known learning institution because of their Women’s basketball program. Luigi Auriemma better known as Geno began his stellar coaching career at UConn in the summer of 1985,at this point Storrs was not a well known collegiate location in any regard.Little Geno from Norristown,Pennsylvania took over a lowly women’s basketball program in Storrs with minimalist facilities and resources and turned it into a Women’s Basketball powerhouse with 8 NCAA National Championships. UConn and Tennessee both have the same amount of national championships but this will not last for long especially if class of 2014 recruit Aja Wilson 6-foot-5 from Columbia,South Carolina and Asia Durr a 5-foot-10 class of 2015 guard out of the Atlanta,Georgia area both commit to UConn.

The Lady Huskies have a good chance to win at least four more NCAA National Titles in the near future with the talent in place plus some prospective recruits.Is this good for NCAA women’s basketball? Are there any other programs who could win a National Title?Is dominance or parity better for NCAA women’s basketball?

The Tennessee Lady Vols was UConn’s only real adversary in women’s basketball.The Tennessee faithful are some of the most dedicated and proud fans.Pat Summit is still a pioneer and the matriarch of women’s basketball however, the Lady Vols program is not at the same echelon as it used to be.Pop culture and social media have taken the lead and programs like Notre Dame and Louisville have risen in popularity with young ladies.Then other prospective recruits go for the quality education of say a Duke or Stanford.Many student-athletes and their parents choose Duke for the name and a career after basketball not for the coaching.The exact antithesis occurs when recruits decide to attend The University of South Carolina.Prospects usually head down to Columbia to play for legendary head coach Dawn Staley.

Regional recruiting has also been on the rise as coaching staffs have made it their business to lock-up top tier local talent.At programs like Cal every player on the roster is a California native.Baylor’s roster is full of players from the deep south,the player from the northern most city on their roster is Atlanta,Georgia.North Carolina’s roster does not have a player on their roster north of the Mason Dixon line with North Carolina being the northern most native state of any player on the North Carolina roster.

The state of New York has been good to the UConn women’s basketball program with players such as Tina Charles,Breanna Stewart and most recently Soniya Chong a 5-foot-9 guard from the Westchester County section of New York that was an under the radar prospect until her senior year.Chong was easily a top 20 caliber recruit in a feeble 2013 class.

With the top front-court in the nation in place:Stephanie Dolson 6-5 SR;Morgan Tuck 6-2 Soph;Breanna Stewart 6-4 Soph;Kiah Stokes 6-3 JR.UConns guard play will be imperative this season because the Lady Huskies will be tested early:vs Stanford;at Maryland;at Penn State;at Duke and at Baylor.

LovePeopleSports HS Basketball

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2012 Nike TOC
Top Backcourt:
Mater Dei-CA:
Leaonna Odom 6-1 Soph
Jayde Woods 5-10 Soph
Katie Lou Samuelson 6-3 JR
Andee Velasco 5-7 JR
Peyton Langston 5-11 SR
Amy Ogren 5-9 SR

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Best Coaching:
Anthony Smith Homewood Flossmoor-IL
Barbara Nelson Myers Park-NC
Kevin Kiernan Mater Dei-CA
Tony Bannister Potters House Christian-FL
Delany Rudd New Hope Christian-NC
Dawn Karpell St John Vianney-NJ
Sue Phillips Archbishop Mitty-CA

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ERICKA CASSELL 6-1 2016 Holy Innocents-GA
Top Young HS Teams:
Holy Innocents Episcopal-GA
Jean Ribault-FL
Eleanor Roosevelt-MD
Potters House Christian-FL

Toughest Schedule:
Mater Dei-CA
Life Center Academy-NJ
Potters House Christian-FL
Capitol Christian-MD

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2015 Posts Super 7:
Kalani Brown 6-5 LA
Brianna Fraser 6-4 NY
Batouly Camara 6-3 NJ
Bri Berryman 6-5 OH
Breatrice Mompremier 6-4 FL
Erin Degrate 6-5 TX
Martine Fortune 6-3 PA

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Highest Stock Risers:
1.Napheesa Collier 6-2 MO
2.Aliyah Mazyck 5-10 NC
3.Davida Dale 5-11 RI
4.Destinee Walker 5-10 FL
5.Lena Niang 6-2 MD

Diaper Dandies:
Tiesha Hyman 5-8 2019 NY
Dara Mabrey 5-6 2018 NJ
Amira Collins 6-2 2018 VA
Khoi Love 5-9 2019 FL
Azzi Fudd 5-7 2021 VA
Alisa Fallon 5-8 2018 IL
Asia Deal 5-8 2018 VA
Zaria Dorsey 6-2 2018 NY
Rachel Stovall 6-2 2018 VA
Caria Reynolds 5-10 2018 GA
Brianna Jackson 6-1 2019 VA

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Top Transfers:
Caliya Robinson 6-3 2015 GA
Carlton Kell-GA to John McEachern-GA

Leaonna Odom 6-1 2016 CA
Los Alamitos-CA to Mater Dei-CA

Faith Suggs 6-1 2015 IL
Plainfield-IL to Homewood Flossmoor-IL

Lajahna Drummer 6-2 CA
St Bernard-CA to Long Beach Polytechnic-CA

Lena Niang 6-2 MD
Central Park Christian-AL to Riverdale Baptist-MD

Emonie Jackson 6-1 CA
St Bernard-CA to Long Beach Polytechnic-CA

Thresea Ehkelar 6-6 NJ
Woodbridge-NJ to Life Center Academy-NJ

Raven James 5-6 VA
Bullis School-MD to Paul VI Catholic-VA

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Tennessee 2014 Class:
Jamie Nared 6-1 CA
Alexa Middleton 5-9 TN
Kourtney Dunbar 6-1 IL

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Michigan Underclass Recruits:
Nicole Munger 5-7 PA 2015
Lauren Brozoski 5-6 NY 2015
Akienreh Johnson 5-11 OH 2016
Brelynn Hampton-Brey 5-7 OH 2017

Recruiting Rundown:
It seems as how Aja Wilson 6-5 2014-SC is down to UConn and South Carolina.Bianca Cuevas 5-7 2014-NY is being heavily recruited however, Ole Miss and South Carolina seem to be ahead of the pack at this point.

The 2015 recruiting class should be interesting as the top prospects in the class are guards and or wing-players.The 2015 class has very little post prospects.Every outfit and grassroots brass have Asia Durr 5-10-GA No.1 and Katie Lou Samuelson 6-3-CA No.2.

Napheesa Collier a 6-foot-2 prospect out of Missouri has risen to the top of the 2015 class and rightfully so after a tremendous summer she was a dominant performer for the Missouri Phenoms travel club.Collier is being recruited by UConn and will be playing a loaded high school schedule with Incarnate Word Academy-MO.

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Howard Universities women’s basketball coaching staff need to create a stronger presence on the recruiting trails in order to get commitments from significant prospects.Howard is the Center of black-american academia and Washington,DC is the superb locale to attract exemplary student-athletes to build a solid and competitive women’s basketball program in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and beyond.

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Anna Wilson 5-foot-7 Soph VA seems to be near the top of everyone’s 2016 class list.So is Stephanie Jones 6-2 2016 Aberdeen-MD.

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Jasmine Jones 6′ Soph FL is ranked in the top 25 in every outfits rankings.This distinction indicates a solid top 25 caliber prospect.

Sydney Zambrotta 5-7 Soph NY is ranked by Prospects Nation as the 24th best prospect in the 2016 class.Fellow New Yorker Dominique Toussaint a 5-foot-9 Soph is the 15th ranked Prospect in the Prospect Nations 2016 class rankings.

BY:Silverio Ford
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LovePeopleSports:Nike Rose Classic

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LovePeopleSports:Rose Classic Fall 2013 Update;

Exodus NYC-55
D1 Bound-48

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Exodus NYC played an inspired brand of basketball in a win over an excellent D1 Bound squad.Lauren Best did an amazing coaching job and the team defense was great at neutralizing UConn commit Courtney Ekmark a 5-Foot-11 senior out of Phoenix,Arizona to 2-pts.Yasmine Belk committed to Virginia Commonwealth had a big double-double for Exodus NYC.Jennifer Fay was steady as usual and Clay Brown controlled the offense well and played solid defense all game. Daneesha Provo was the key factor in the win over D1 Bound providing scoring,strong defense and timely rebounding.

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Daneesha Provo 5-11 2015 Kent School-CT

Yasmine Belk 6-3 2014 Nazareth Regional-NY 13-PTS 13-REBS

Jennifer Fay 5-10 2014 Nazareth Regional-NY 20-PTS

Aliyah Huland-EL 6-2 2014 Randolph-NJ/D1 Bound 26-PTS 11-REBS

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Mass Rivals-54
Trenton Catholic-NJ-25

Davida Dale 5-11 2016 St Andrews-RI 10-PTS 10-REBS 5-Ass

Janai Crooms 5-9 2018 RI 13-PTS 5-REBS

Erin Garner 6-4 2014 Trenton Catholic-NJ 15-PTS 8-REBS

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Riverdale Baptist-MD-50
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Chania Ray 5-8 SR 10-PTS 5-Ass 4-Stls

Chole Jackson 5-8 SR 16-PTS

Khalia Prather 6-2 SR 11-REBS 7-PTS

Lena Niag 6-3 JR 12-REBS 6-PTS

Tyla Parham 5-4 SR 8-PTS 4-Ass

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Mass Rivals-53
Lady Choz NYC-34

Courtney Ekmark 5-11 SR St Marys-AZ/Rivals 19-PTS

Davida Dale 5-11 So St Andrews-RI 11-PTS 10-REBS 6-Ass

Joella Gibson 5-5 SR/Lady Choz 15-PTS

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Side Bar:

-Bianca Cuevas 5-7 SR was on a visit to Ole Miss and did not play for Exodus NYC

-Makeda Nichols 6-2 SR and Chastity Taylor 5-10 SR did not play for St Anthony’s.

-Davida Dale 5-11 So has transferred from LaSalle Academy-RI to St Andrews-RI.Dale is one of the better 2016’s in the country.

-Courtney Ekmark 5-11 SR made the trip to Brooklyn,NY from Phoenix,AZ and played with Mass Rivals and the D1 Bound outfit.

-Janai Crooms 5-9 2018 out of Cranston,Rhode Island played well in the win against Trenton Catholic-NJ connecting on three 3-pointers and has the skill-set,build and confidence to play inside-out and be effective.

-The D1 Bound out-fit is coached by Mike Toro and consists of:
Aliyah Huland-EL 6-2
Courtney Ekmark 5-11
Aliyah Butts 5-5
Sierra Calhoun 6-1
Arella Gurantes 5-10

BY:Silverio Ford

LovePeopleSports:Under Armour HS Supreme Teams

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Brianna Turner 6-4 2014 Jordan Hosey 6-2 2015 MANVEL-HS-TX

BY:Silverio Ford

The following high school teams are very exceptional in talent,basketball concepts and coaching.The schools are not listed in any particular rank or order.

Rock Bridge-MO
Mater Dei-CA
Incarnate Word Academy-MO
John McEachern-GA
Long Beach Polytechnic-CA
Whitney Young-IL
Riverdale Baptist-MD
Fairmont Kittering-OH
Malcolm X Shabbazz-NJ
Paul VI Catholic-VA
Regis Jesuit-CO
Blair Academy-NJ
New Hope Christian-NC
Potters House Christian-FL
Marian Catholic-IL
Robert Rogers-OH
Myers Park-NC

BY:Silverio Ford
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