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Zaire Hicks and Teal Battle- Mike Conley All Star Game 

The Mike Conley All Star game featured Tennessee vs Arkansas All Stars in a battle of bragging rights. Lady Mambas Zaire Hicks and Teal Battle played as the Memphis girls team won easily; however the day was split as the Arkansas boys won. Congrats to all the players who made the Mike Conley All Star teams.

Zaire Hicks, also participated in the BCAT East/West TN All Star game. Zaire, Teal and Erica Jones were selected to the Ultimate Preps All Star Showcase. Great way to finish their high school careers.  


Katie Blackmon (2018) & Zaire Hicks (2017) impressive at Turkey Jamm

Lady Mambas Zaire Hicks  (2017) – White Station and Katie Blackmon  (2018) -Olive Branch  were both mentioned as standouts in the Turkey Jamm recap by Blue Star Media’s Mark Lewis. Full article available here. Other Memphis area players mentioned: Myah Taylor ,  Endya Buford, Madison Griggs, Brittni Moore, Mahogany Vaught and Jayla Hemingway.  

Mark Lewis said about Katie:

Katie Blackmon – 2018 – 6-1 – Post – Olive Branch – Solid, strong and deceiving…Not afraid of mixing things up…Has some sound post moves to call on…Can finish with contact…Cuts aggressively without the ball…Major presence on the boards…Gets the ball out to trigger the break

Mark Lewis said about Zaire:

Zaire Hicks – 2017 – 5-7 – Point Guard – White Station – Tennessee-Martin signee…Small, strong and quick at the point…Penetrates and handles the contact well…Has plenty of speed with the ball…Sets up her attack with multiple fakes…Acceleration is there on the catch…Goes both ways…Nice stroke both from the perimeter and off the pull up

Teal Battle and Zaire Hicks make NEB Media top 2017 in TN ranking

White Station players Teal Battle, UALR commit, and Zaire Hicks ,  UT-MARTIN commit, both make the list of top 2017 players in TN ranking by NEB Media. Teal Battle was ranked #13 and Zaire Hicks #17. View the list for all classes at here  which features a nice amount of Memphis area players and also the players to watch out for list that will be coming soon.

Zaire Hicks Verbally Commits to UT- Martin

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Zaire Hicks verbally commits to UT- Martin. The greatest journey of coaching is watching players get better and achieve their dreams. Zaire walked into the Mambas program with a goal of playing college basketball and even though she didn’t play much her first year with the Mambas she worked until we couldn’t help but notice her improvement. She wasnt naturally good; she work from dribbling around water bottles in her driveway to extra shooting drills after practice. And as only Coach Bell can describe thats the Mambas mentality; that you wont outwork me and I’m always willing to improve mindset is what Zaire processes. As much as we hate to see her go as a player, we know its time for her to move on and we know with her mindset UT-Martin is getting a special player. Congrats Zaire the Lady Mambas family are cheering for your success.

Zaire Hicks makes All Star Team at Insider Exposure Jr. All American Camp


Lady Mambas Zaire Hicks (2017) made the All Star Team in the Insider Exposure Jr. All American Camp.

Zaire Hicks & Teal Battle (Memphis Metro) receive National POY honors

Zaire Hicks (2017) received the National Defensive POY award and Teal Battle (2017) received the National Offensive POY award.

Zaire was also selected to 1st team All-Regional, All-Tournament, Regional Defensive POY & Newcomer of the year awards.

Teal was also selected to 1st team All Regional, All-Tournament, Regional POY, Regional Offensive POY & Post Player POY awards.



Zaire Hicks (2017) 2015-16 Highlights MegaMix

Zaire Hicks (2017/ Memphis Metro Homeschool) 2015-16 highlights megamix. Zaire has had a breakout season and looks to continue her productivity during the postseason. Below is a megamix of her junior season highlights courtesy of Stephen Nichols.

Lady Mambas Player Stats 11/20 & 11/21


Memphis Metro (47) – Bolton (56)

Taylor 13, Battle 15, Nichols 1, Williams 1, Harvey 2, Hicks 15

Toni Green 3, Lulu Swift 6

Center Hill (39) – Collierville (77)

Carrington Kneeland 9, Jada Spratt 1

Southaven (48) – Germantown (24)

Jenna Cunningham 6, Shaniia Green 5, Emily Evans 5, Tye Metcalf 7, Gabrielle Morgan 11, Astraea Moore 6, Erica Jones 6, Tan Metcalf 2

Craigmont (79) – Mitchell (58)

Akeria James 13, Keveona Fayne 20, Danielle Conley 18

Middle College (20) – Raleigh-Egypt (76)

Ravina Crawford 6

Catholic (43) – Wooddale (23)

Lytia Flowers 12, Suzanne Dease 2, Gabby Moore 11, Harmony Lucas 3, Shania Smith 5

Dashona Richard 1


Kristen Herman 10


Harding (24) – White Station (59)

V. Harris 1

Soulsville (40) – MASE (38)

Stornus 7, Robinson 10

Brighton (38) – Memphis Metro (52)

T. Battle 19, C. Nichols 6, G. Harvey 2, Z. Hicks 20, L. Spradlin 3


Zaire Hicks (2017) Guard Memphis Metro/ Lady Mambas Highlights

Zaire Hicks has the ability to drain the outside shot with consistency and can also blow by defender with quickness and power. She has outstanding ball handling skills and is a superb passer. With tremendous speed, power and agility she keep opponents on their heels.

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