A brief clip on what Walters State fans can expect to see all season from 2016 incoming freshman Canzis Echols. Canzis utilizes her athleticism on both ends of the floor. Her vertical allows her to score with ease in traffic even over taller defenders.
Canzis Echols (2016/ Kingsbury) adds to her already impressive high school career by being named to the 14-AAA All-District Team. She has led her Lady Falcons since 9th grade and will continue to impress on the next level. Congratulations on a great high school career Canzis!
The full 14-AAA list is available here: http://www.commercialappeal.com/sports/preps/District-14-AAA-all-district-basketball-teams-370052581.html?d=mobile#
New Albany-Miss. (42)-Center Hill (53)
Carrington Kneeland 12, Jada Spratt 5
Hamilton (58)-Craigmont (47)
Danielle Conley 19, Keveona Fayne 11, Akeria James 1
Kingsbury (36)-ECS (46)
Taya Banks 7, Canzis Echols 21
Millington (19)-Munford (60)
Emma Bowman 2
Melrose (38)-Sheffield (43)
Breanna Beason 12
Harding (50)-St. George’s (15)
Valecia Harris 5
MASE (56)-Westminster (66)
Taylor Robinson 12
Bolton (55)-Whitehaven (63)
Toni Green 4 (8 points -JV)
Zach Banks, of Insider Exposure Scouting, recently wrote about a few standouts from the Battle in the Boro Fall Championships. He spoke highly of Canzis scoring ability; she was our leading scorer for the tournament. The full article us available here. Zach Banks stated:
Carzis Echols-2016-Memphis TN-Kingsbury High School
Colleges if you need a shooter this is your girl, the game I watched Carzis hit 5 threes to lead her team to a win. She wasn’t just a stand in the corner type of shooter, she moved well without the ball to find her open shot. Not only can she shoot she can defend on the other end.
Canzis is still unsigned and her recruitment is wide open.
Zach Banks also wrote about another local standout Kynadi Kuykendoll stating:
Kynadi Kuykendoll- 2019- Memphis TN- Central High School
Strong, physical, gritty type of guard that is how I describe this athlete. Kynadi just gives it 110% when she is on the floor. Can really get to the rim with her speed, can shoot the three ball and my favorite is that she gets on the offensive and defensive glass. Can really jump for her size. Lock down defense too.
Canzis Echols (2016) is a ultra-athletic shooting guard, small forward from Kingsbury High School. What does Canzis do is the easiest question to answer; she flat out scores, scores, and scores even more. At the recent Battle in The Boro Fall Championships, Canzis led us in scoring for the tournament posting 18 and 17 points in the first two games even while splitting equal playing time. Canzis can score from anywhere at anytime. She scores off the dribble, behind the arc, mid-range, through contact and every way in between. Her physique and athleticism is immediately noticeable when she steps on the court. This uncanny strength and athleticism makes her effective on the defensive end as she can easily guard the 1-4 positions. Whats even more amazing is to watch her sky over much taller players for offensive and defensive rebounds. Her natural abilities makes her such a unique asset for any team because it allows you to play small with 4 guards and her handling the post or play big allowing her to handle the other teams quickest guards. The best thing Canzis accomplished this summer was her commitment to become a better off ball defender and adding that to her game will only make her a more well-rounded player. Shockingly Canzis Echols is still unsigned so some school will get a sleeper that will make an immediate impact.
Passthaball released its mixtape from the Insider Exposure ATL Summer Slam 2015 and it featured some highlights from some of our Lady Mambas 2016. Zaire Hicks (2017), Erica Jones (2017), Quential (Teal) Battle (2017) & Canzis Echols (2016) are all featured in the mixtape along with some of the top talent from around the country.
Canzis Echols (Kingsbury), Taya Banks (Kingsbury) & Gabby Morgan (Southaven) all played their last game in a Mambas jersey in Atlanta. It’s rough seeing these players leave but we know they will move on to the next level. This was Canzis and Taya first summer as a Mamba and appreciate them joining our family. Gabby Morgan is a three year veteran with the Mambas and we are so proud of her growth as a player and a person.
Our other rising seniors: Courtney Banks (Desoto Central), Astraea Moore (Southaven), Kyla Taylor (Munford) Gabby Moore (Memphis Catholic).
Danielle Conley (Craigmont) and Breanna Beason (Sheffield),