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Volunteer Prospects Article on Patosha Jeffery League

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.

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Patosha Jeffery 2015 Baylor vs Tennessee Week 2 Video

Week 2 match up between Baylor and Tennessee was a battle between two young fast teams that like to get out and score in transition. It was the fastest pace game of the league so far with the tempo moving at a break neck pace. The game was full of high energy and multiple lead changes. Baylor’s Tann Metcalf had a huge impact on the game playing with a “Paul Pierce-esque” style of play. She routinely catches defenders off guard with her deceptive speed, outside shooting and ability to finish through contact. Taylor Lattimore and Ty Metcalf were effective getting to the basket at will. Tennessee’s Brittni Moore versatility proved to be a difficult task for the young Baylor team as she dominated the game on the boards as well as her ability to score and pass from the high post. Lindsey Vaughn continued her hot shooting and Akeria James knocked down shots from outside. Tennessee’s outside shooting proved to be the difference in the game helping them to secure a close victory.

Check out http://patoshajeffery.com/fall-exposure-league/  for individual player profiles and evaluations.

Patosha Jeffery Week 1 Maryland vs Baylor Highlights

Highlights of Week 1 game between Maryland and Baylor courtesy of Patosha Jeffery. Lady Mambas Jerhonise Rollins, Taylor Lattimore, Ty Metcalf and Tann Metcalf are all featured in the video.

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 http://patoshajeffery.com/fall-exposure-league/  for individual player profiles and evaluations.

Lady Mambas Shine at Insider Exposure Jr. All American Camp

Some of our Lady Mambas competed in the recent Jr. All American Camp hosted by Insider Exposure in Memphis, TN. Below is an excerpt of the scouting evaluation from the camp featuring some of our local talent along with a video courtesy of Stephen Nicholas. For the full report click here

“Some of the top up and coming prospects were on showcase in the inaugural Insider Exposure Jr. All-American Camp. Players from over 18 states converged in Memphis, Tennessee to showcase their individual talents.Here are some of the players who shined and deserve to be on the radar of college coaches nationwide.”

2018

Taylor Lattimore – 5’7 Combo Guard (Cordova HS – Memphis, TN – Memphis Lady Mambas) – Taylor is a strong combo guard who has great size and potential. She plays very well in transition, and she is most dangerous in transition. She does a great job of getting to the basket. She is very adept in the passing game, especially in transition. She does have a decent 3 point shot, but her strength is her ability to get to the basket. With her size, she is really hard to stop once she starts heading to the basket. Low to Mid-Major Prospect.

Ty Metcalf – 5’5 Point Guard (Southaven HS – Olive Branch, MS – Memphis Lady Mambas) – Ty is a tenacious defender who is a pest, especially with her on ball defense. She is lightning quick and makes it difficult on her opponent, both offensively and defensively. She has really good handles and does a tremendous job of getting to the basket. She can jump out of the gym for her size, often skying over taller defenders. She is a consistent finisher when she is attacking the basket. I would like to see improvement from her perimeter game. She does have a small frame, but her athleticism makes up for it. Low to Mid Major Prospect.

2019

Kynadi Kuykendoll – 5’8 Combo Guard (Central HS – Memphis, TN – #TeamSlink) – Kynadi is one of the top players in the city of Memphis. She has the build of a player who is much older that what she actually is. One of her biggest strengths is her ability to guard the ball. She is a pesky defender who is hard to shake. Offensively she has a wide array of tools. She drives to the basket hard and is able to finish through contact with her strength. She has a serviceable floater that she can use against larger defenders, and has a really good 3 point ball. Power 5 to High Major Prospect.

2020

Chloe Moore-McNeil – 5’5 Point Guard (Greenfield Jr. High – Sharon, TN – Lady Silver Foxes) – Chloe is a dynamic point guard. She plays really well guarding the ball. Very adept at picking the pocket of the opposing point guard. Left handed player who needs to develop her off hand a bit more. Can shoot the 3 ball but plays better attacking the basket.

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