BY: Silverio Ford
South Medford High School out of Medford,Oregon will make the trip cross-country to participate in the Title IX Invitational Event in Washington,DC. South Medford is a well coached quad lead by: Ashley Bolston a 6-foot Senior guard committed to Washington State;Andee Ritter a 5-11 JR guard and Keyari Sleezer a 5-8 JR.South Medford will open up at Title IX against South Shore High School out of Brooklyn New York lead by 6-4 JR Brianna Fraser a major D1 prospect and 6-1 SR Kadijha Jones a solid mid-major prospect.
Title IX Holiday Invitational early tentative schedule subject to change.
#-1-Our Lady of Good Counsel-MD
#-5-Howard D Woodson-DC
#-1-St Marys Ryken-MD
#-7-Calvin Coolidge Senior-DC
KIA NURSE SR G HAMILTON
Hamilton High School in Canada has an elite senior girls basketball prospect in Kia Nurse a 6-foot guard. Nurse has made the Canadian nSenior National Team at the age of seventeen years old, this accomplishment is unheard of.”She has every single intangible you would want in a point-guard”says Senior Team coach Lisa Thomaidis.
Asia Durr 5-10 JR from Georgia has some home visits scheduled for the month of September with Maryland,UConn,Duke and Louisville. UConn will in-home visit and offer September 12,2013 and Louisville will do the same September 25,2013.
ReJean Martin 5-7 JR
Denisha Swan 5-8 JR
Alexis Davis 6-1 SR
Jasmine Gaines 5-7 FR
Keep an eye on Honesty Grayson 5-7 2018 class member who is currently in the ideal situation as a young elite prospect. Playing at Life Center Academy-NJ will enable Grayson to cultivate her game in ways she could not at a nondescript high school program who will not remotely play the echelon of talented high school teams that Life Center will take on.
CHELSIE HALL FR G CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER-FL
Baby back-court of the future in the sunshine state are 2017 guards Chelsie Hall 5-6 and Cabria Lee 5-7 both will attend Coral Springs Charter High School in Florida.
TeamTakeOver first spring,summer on the girls basketball circuit was a very successful one.The boys basketball division of TeamTakeOver is sponsored by Nike,the same situation as Mac Irvin Lady Fire-IL and City Rocks out of Albany,New York. The TeamTakeOver girls were competitive in every event and have prospects committed to schools like:Virginia;Duke;Louisville;George Mason;Old Dominion and Eastern Carolina.
With the USA Teams games running concurrent with the shortened spring,summer evaluation period some of the top prospects barely or does not participate on the spring,summer circuit. Brianna Turner a Senior forward from Texas; California native Senior Gabby Green a legit 6-foot-1 skilled big guard and 6-5 Aja Wilson a Senior Wing from South Carolina. These three prospects may be locks for a McDonalds All-American selection.
Essentially if a prospect has been selected for a USA Team their main focus is USA Basketball, everything else is secondary or an after thought.So in essence USA team members that are in their senior class get an automatic McDonald’s All-American selection from the committee?
The last McDonalds Committee member debacle was with Hoopgurlz front-man Glenn Nelson who quit and disavowed himself from the committee. Nelson alleged that committee members used illegal voting tactics such as block-voting.
Interview coming soon with Sports America Inc. the company that organizes the McDonalds Game and Bob Geoghan the games founder.
It is a travesty that the state of New York does not have a Nike Sponsored girls basketball club program.The Gauchos Nike Girls Youth Program uses the NYC label however they are mainly rooted in the state of New Jersey and does not adequately represent New York. The Gauchos name is world renowned as a basketball program made up of elite boys prospects from New York.
BY: Silverio Ford