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Coach Hemi Showcase March 12th-13th

Coach Jonathan Hemingway is pleased to announce that he will team up Christian Simmons to host the 3rd annual Spring Showcase to take place on Saturday and Sunday March 12th-13th in Lebanon, Tenn., at Lebanon HS. This unique, one time a year showcase will provide basketball players a combination of high level skill training as well as exposure to national scouting services in a personalized setting. This is a perfect time for high school prospects of all ages to get a tune-up before the spring exposure tournaments begin.

Great way to start off the summer and get evaluated by ProspectsNation


Ashtyn Baker Video Evaluation – Brandon Clay

Ashtyn Baker (2017- Northpoint) from Southaven, MS has been raising her stock all summer. Although she only stands around 5’5 she plays with a grit and toughness well above her size. A high energy point guard that loves to push the tempo and can run a team. Brandon Clay recently did a video evaluation of Ashtyn thats available here on her promotion page. Also be sure to check out Ashtyn as she leads her Notre Dame team in the Patosha Jeffery Fall Exposure League

Patosha Jeffery 2015 Maryland vs Baylor Week 1 Video

Week 1 game featuring super freshman Jayla Hemingway‘s Maryland team vs the dynamic duo of Taylor Lattimore and Ty Metcalf led Baylor team. The game starts off with Jayla (11 points) imposing her will against the smaller Baylor team and with the help of skilled forward Tamia Jones (10 points, 9 rebs) jumped out to the earlier lead. Baylor shook off the early nerves and sparked by their high energy defense and team speed were off and running in transition scoring points in bunches. Taylor Lattimore finished with 17 points, league’s highest scorer began to penetrate to the hoop with ease and show off her athleticism with a few speculator finishes in traffic combined with Ty Metcalf (9 points) breaking the defense with her great vision and speed.  Jerhonise Rollins showed her versatility with 3 blocked shots and a nice coast-to-coast finish. Laurissa Campbell showed tremendous improvement from last year’s Fall league as she was aggressive on both ends of the court finishing with 6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. 

Check out  for individual player profiles and evaluations.

Bluff City Girls Week 1 Scores and Scoring Leaders

Week 1 – August 23rd Results
3:00pm Mercury 41 vs Dream 47
4:15pm Lynx 62 vs Sparks 17
5:30pm Sky 39 vs Storm 36
6:45pm Fever 40 vs Mystics 29

Bluff City Girls Fall League Top 10 Scorers

1. Marie Hunter/Marion – 19
2. Damiah Griffin/WhiteStation – 16
3. Rodrea Echols/Overton – 15
4. Courtney Banks/DeSoto Central – 14
5. Jasmine Carson/Central – 13
6. Jamirah Shutes/Haywood – 12
7. Jessica Jackson/Bartlett – 11
8. Manaya Jones/Raleigh Egypt – 10
9. Jayla Hemingway /Houston – 10
10. Charity Savage/Bartlett – 9
10. Gabby Crawford/Munford – 9
10. Jireh Washington/Central – 9
10. Gazmyne Herndon/Douglass – 9

Week 1 had plenty of impressive performances but definitely the most exciting was the back and forth battle between Jamirah Shutes (2018- Haywood) and Jayla Hemingway (2019- Houston) were both players each tried to will their respective team to victory. Both players are strong physically guards that can finish with either hand and are competitive to the final buzzer. Jamirah’s Sky team win the tightly contested game but this is a match up we will be watching for years to come. Marie Hunter (Marion) was this week’s leading scorer as her Lynx team ran away in a blow out. Courtney Banks was impressive with a double-double despite between double and triple teamed the majority of the game. Courtney’s Mercury team was outmatched by the strong play of the Dream’s Myah Taylor, Damiah Griffin & Gazmyne Herndon. In the final game Rodrea Echols showed why her stock is so high literally playing every position and contributing in every aspect of the game; however, the three point shooting of the Fever’s Dee Dee Williams, Jireh Washington & Shaela Gardner was just too much as they cruised to victory.

A few underrated players that are poised to make a big name for themselves in this talent-laden league; here are a couple of this week’s players to watch for:

Players to watch for

  1. Catlyn Wilson (2019- Arlington) showed tremendous poise late in a tight game and played solid off-the-ball defense
  2. Alayjah Sherer (Tupelo) athletic, versatile wing that has been raising her stock all summer and can defend multiple positions
  3. Johnna Jones (2017- Munford) maybe the best on-ball defender in Memphis and has added a catch and shoot three point shot
  4. Kayla Freeman (2018- East) wiry guard that penetrates gaps consistently; always has her head up to make the quick dump off pass in the lane
  5. Madison Griggs (2019- Houston) for those that thought the transition from middle to high school was going to be difficult she is making it look easy..she can flat out handle the ball and knocks down open shots. Its scary to think she is only a freshman, area high school coaches will have to deal with her for four years..look for her to make a name early this school season


As the club season draws to a close, we will start posting opportunities for players to continue to improve and showcase their talents until the upcoming school season. One event for players is the evaluation showcase hosted by Blue Star Media in Memphis on 09/12

Event Details: 

Check in – 10am – 10:45am

Camp Ends at 6:00pm

For over 25 years Blue Star Basketball has provided skill training, evaluation and exposure event opportunities to the girls basketball community.

Rising Blue Star Showcases are Blue Star Basketballs GIRLS Grassroots endeavor dedicated to the advancement of skill development and identification of the top young female players in the country. Blue Star evaluators & Blue Star Media will be on hand to assess players work ethic, skill level, competitiveness etc.

Each evaluation of participants will be included in the Rising Blue Star Report, our total evaluation of the talent that the country offered to college coaches. Participants will also receive valuable recruiting information and a special guest lecture will also be given for parents/players regarding the upcoming process. Finally, each player attending will receive a Nike Rising Blue Star T-shirt.

09/12/2015 – 09/12/2015
Ages: U12, U13, U14
Games: 3

Registration Fee: $100.00
Registration Deadline: 08/12/2015

Early Registration Discount Available
$80.00 by 07/12/2015

Teal Battle impressive in Mid-South Memorial Showcase

Tim Lownsdale from PSG Media was in attendance at the Mid-South Memorial Day Classic and provided evaluations on the events standout performers. There were quite a few local players who were impressive at the event. The full article is available here

Teal Battle, 6’0 Wing, Team Penny-Holmes (Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch MS) – long athletic wing, outstanding defense, nice mid-range game, rebounds well, scores in the paint, very active player on both ends. Mid-Major.

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