Andrew Little, of Volunteer Prospects, recently attended the championship week of Patosha Jeffery Fall Exposure League. He wrote about the impressive state of Memphis girls basketball and had quite a few notable players from the games. Many of our Lady Mambas stood out and were mentioned in the article. The full article is available here: http://www.volspecs.com/#!Memphis-Alive-and-Well/c1rhy/5600a43a0cf2f0ed7a1cfe52
Andrew Little stated:
Memphis, which is historically known for its rich roots and basketball culture, did not disappoint. I am proud to say girls basketball in Memphis is alive and well, and when girls basketball in Memphis is alive and well, it is not only good for Tennessee…..but good for girls basketball.
2018 G Taylor Lattimore (Arlington): Perhaps the most complete player of the day and the league’s leading scorer (18.5ppg), she has an explosive first step and the uncanny ability to break down her defender and get inside the lane to wreak havoc. Taylor also has nice shooting touch combined with top end speed to defend on or off the ball and deliver pin point passes in transition, a sure fire Div. 1 player. She combined with 2018 G Tanniesha Metcalf(Southhaven), who also has some of the exact same attributes as Lattimore making it almost impossible to guard the paint. When inside penetration was denied, the twin sister of Metcalf, Tyeniesha showed outside shooting ability that made Team Baylor impossible to defeat. Best trio of guards I saw by far.
2017 SG Zaire Hicks (Desoto Central) also a small and compact guard who has incredible lower body strength, which enabled her to power her way to the basket against her defender. She also can handle the ball well, and she shot the long ball with great confidence.
2019 PG Akeria James (Craigmont) really made an impression with her poise and off the charts ball handling capability. She is a young guard with a huge upside, seem to not get rattled under pressure and the most important thing is she was efficient and didn’t turn the ball over much for Team Tennessee.