Monthly Archives: July 2016

Basketball Wall Street: “It’s Diamond Miller Time”

 

Basketball Wall Street: “Its Diamond Miller Time”

Name: Diamond Miller
Height: 6’1″
Position: Guard
Class: 2019
School: Franklin HS-(Somerset, New Jersey)
GPA: 3.6
College Projection: Major Division I
Travel Club: Team Miller Lightning

Strenghts

  • Ball Handling
  • Advanced Court Vision
  • Fundamentally Sound
  • Elite Skill-Set
  • Size For Position
  • High Basketball IQ
  • Versatility

Somerset, New Jersey native Diamond Miller is an emerging class of 2019 prospect with strong bloodlines and the game to match. Diamond was introduced to basketball by her father Lance Miller who was a distinguished player on the  Villanova University Men’s Basketball team in the early part of the nineties. “My dad influenced me because he was with me from the beginning when I did’t even know how to shoot” says Diamond who is a highly skilled elite level guard prospect. She also plays travel club basketball for the Under Armour sponsored Team Miller Lightning coached by her dad. “My goals for the summer is to play aggressive and consistent basketball at a high level to help my team win”.

Throughout the scholastic school year Diamond attends Franklin High School-(Somerset,New Jersey) where she is a standout guard for the girls varsity basketball team. Standing 6-foot-1  Diamond’s  skill-set, athleticism and feel for the game is very evident and at a high level, she has been receiving  early  interest from schools like: “Seton Hall; Virginia Tech; Fordham; Villanova and St Joseph’s.” While still early in her development as a prospect look for Diamond to receive much more collegiate interest in the near future.

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Long Island Lutheran HS-(NY) Update:”

Basketball Wall Street Scholastic Update:

Long Island Lutheran HS-(NY) 2016-17 Record  (12-3)

Quality Wins:

Central HS-(Springfield,MA)
South Broward HS-(Hollywood,FL)
Jamesville DeWitt HS-(DeWitt,NY)
Rumson Fair Haven HS-(Rumson,NJ)
Archbishop Wood-(Warminster,PA)

Meaningful Upcoming Games:

2/6-Staten Island Academy-(Staten Island,NY)
2/11-St John Vianney-(Holmdel,NJ)
2/18-Christ The King-(Middle Village,NY)
2/23-Mary Louis Academy-(Jamaica,NY)

Basketball Wall Street: “Long Island Lutheran Is Ready For The 2016-2017 Season”

Long Island Lutheran 
Head coach: Rich Slater
Location: Brookville, New York

2016-17 Roster

Aslin Flynn 6’1 Sr
Marika Korpinen 5’7 Sr
Destiny Samuels 6’2 Jr
Grace Stone 5’11 Jr
Amani Free 5’11 Jr
Emma Cuccurullo 5’11 Jr
Celeste Taylor 5’11 So
Cassidy Roberts 5’6 So
Jaida Patrick 5’10 So
Diamonae McLean 5’7 So
Penny Pando 5’6 8th

Coming off of a 19-6 season and a trip to the New York State Federation Championship the Long Island Lutheran girls basketball program is set to make another championship run for the 2016-17 season. 10th year coach Rich Slater has done a great job with the program bringing in talented prospects and playing a tough schedule against top tier competition.

Any basketball program is built upon the success of the players and the team, and LUHI has achieved both with a strong history of student-athletes going on to the collegiate level at schools such as: Harvard; Michigan; University of Pennsylvania; Colgate; Seton Hall; Sacred Heart; Vermont and Trinity College in Hartford, CT just to name a few. This seasons team will add two transfers, Amani Free a junior wing-forward prospect from Syracuse and Jaida Patrick a 5’10 sophomore guard from the Rockland County, NY area. Patrick adds to a stellar returning sophomore class including standout guard Cassidy Roberts, dynamic wing Celeste Taylor and emerging guard Diamonae McLean. Under the tutelage of coach Rich Slater look for LUHI to be one of the top teams in the state and across the country.

Basketball Wall Street USA: “I90 is Here”

 

Basketball Wall Street USA: “I90 Elite is Here”

Interstate 90 is a transcontinental freeway and the longest Interstate Highway in the United States at 3,020 miles, with an eastern terminus in Boston, Massachusetts and its western terminus in Seattle, Washington. In November of 2015 the Syracuse based Interstate 90 Elite girls basketball travel club was founded by longtime William Nottingham High School coach Randy Wright and built on the premise and strong foundation of a program were all of the coaches have collegiate basketball playing experience from the Division 1 through 3 levels. This component legitimizes and propels the program in regards to drawing top prospects over other programs with unproven, nondescript coaches and directors that cannot bring in and properly cultivate a high level of legitimate talent on a regular basis.

The newly minted Adidas 3-Stripe Girls Grassroots sponsored organization have a talent pool that stretch 500 miles from Boston to Buffalo. The Current I90 Elite team have 5 prospects in the graduating class of 2017, 4 of which hold several D1 offers and 2 have already verbally committed to attend Towson University and Niagara University as student-athletes respectively. In the class of 2018 the program is very strong and consists of 12 prospects 8 of which are being heavily recruited or hold offers from  D1 schools. Jamie Boeheim a 6-foot-1 Guard is one of the program’s 2018 D1 prospects, she also happens to be the daughter of  legendary Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Look for I90 Elite to be a major club in the northeast and on the Adidas circuit.

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Rauch Is Born and Bred to Ball”

 

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Rauch Is Born and Bred To Ball

Name:Danielle Rauch
Height: 5’7
Position: Point Guard
Class: 2018
School: Bishop Ludden-(Syracuse,NY)
GPA: 3.8
College Projection: Major Division I
Travel Club: I90 Elite

Strengths

  • Ball Handling
  • Ability To Create Plays
  • High Basketball IQ
  • Perimeter Shooting
  • Fundamentally Sound
  • Feel For The Game

Danielle Rauch is a smooth, skilled point guard prospect with an innate feel for the game. She was introduced to the game of basketball at a very early age by her father. “My dad had the biggest influence on me in my decision to play basketball. I have been playing since 4 years old, it has always been a apart of my life. I played with boys until I was in 6th grade so that helped me develop a little more toughness to my game.””I love the action of the game and the feeling of making a shot. When I was younger just scoring a basket and hearing everyone cheer was the best feeling, basketball has always been a major part of my life”.

Danielle has been playing at a very high level for the I90 Elite Club that is based in Syracuse but travel to participate in the top exposure events throughout the country. This is the ideal platform for Rauch to play against top tier competition and to showcase and develop her talents. “My goals for the summer are to establish myself as a high division one prospect and to bring my game to the next level. Playing against the competition that we do all summer, I hope to develop better skills as a point guard as well. At this point in her development as a prospect Rauch has performed well enough to garner strong recruiting interest from schools such as: George Washington; Boston College; University of Richmond; Providence College and St Joseph’s-(PA).” Says Danielle who also have aspirations to lead her Bishop Ludden High School team to the New York State Federation Tournament this winter. Look for her to have a breakout summer and Junior season in high school.

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Free Loves The Game”

 

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Free Loves The Game”

 

Name: Amani Free
Height: 5’11
Position: Guard/ Wing
Class: 2018
School: Long Island Lutheran-(Brookville,New York)
GPA: 3.2
College Projection: Major Division I
Travel Club: I90 Elite

Strenghts

  • Athleticism
  • Size For Position
  • Slashing Ability
  • Defensive Rebounding
  • High Motor
  • Mid Range Shooting

Syracuse New York is a basketball city centered around the lure of the Carrier Dome and the storied success of the Syracuse University Orangemen program, and Big East Basketball. Since the recent proliferation of women’s grassroots basketball and the Syracuse Women’s Basketball program making a strong run to the NCAA Championship game the city is full of young ladies that want to carry on that tradition and follow in the footsteps of players like Breanna Stewart.

Syracuse native Amani Free has been performing at a high level as a standout division one level student-athlete. “I was inspired to play basketball being around it my whole life because my dad played. One night I was watching the UConn Huskies play and I told myself that’s where I want to be and what I want to do, I told my dad that night I wanted to play basketball at the highest level” says Free who is very goal orientated and just transferred from Cicero-North Syracuse High School to Long Island Lutheran-(Brookville,New York) and will be eligible to play for the 2016-17 scholastic season.”My goals for this high school season is to help LUHI win the New York State Federation Championship” says Amani, a versatile, athletic guard, wing prospect who is also an elite level rebounder and a solid defender. Playing travel club basketball with the Adidas Sponsored I90 Elite program she has been able to garner heavy recruiting interest from schools like:”Georgetown University; University of Florida; Dayton University; Fordham University; Delaware University; Towson University; St Joseph’s; University of Buffalo and Canisius College.” Look for Free to play well against tougher competition scholastically at Long Island Lutheran-(NY).

Basketball Wall Street USA: “Rutgers Revamped”

Basketball Wall Street USA:”Rutgers Revamped”

Legendary head coach C. Vivian Stringer has just revamped the Rutgers Women’s basketball team’s roster with a good mix of Junior College players, transfers and prep prospects to propel the program for a competitive run in the vastly improved BIG 10 Conference and throughout the NCAA season. Moreover, Coach Stringer hired former Grambling State Head Women’s Basketball Head Coach Nadine Domond as an assistant to solidify her coaching staff.

Transfers

Stasha Carey 6’2 F Pittsburgh/ Bera-Midland Park-(OH) Jr-eligible next season
Ciani Cryor 5’8 G Georgia Tech/ Neumann Goretti-(PA) So-eligible next season
DaChe Williams 6’2 G Winthrop/ Watkinson School-(CT) RS/Jr-eligible immediately
Kathleen Fitzpatrick 5’9 Sr Joseph’s/ Academy of Notre Dame de Namur-(PA)RS/Sr-eligible next season.

JUCO

Kandiss Barber 5’10 G Southern Idaho-17.5-(PPG) 9.3-(RPG)
Jazlynd Rollins 5’7 G Daytona State-15.3-(PPG) 3.1-(APG)

Recruits

Jordan Wallace 6’3 P Sterling-(NJ)
Kate Hill 5’7 PG Peddie School-(NJ)