Pride of the Carolinas Basketball Academy: Welcome

1999 16u Team @ the Great Lakes Shootout in Menonomee, WI
Pride of the Carolinas Basketball Academy - Step Up and Accept The Challenge

Former Duke coaches (now @ Texas) Goestenkors and Valley with P.O.C. player.

The Pride of the Carolinas is a 16 year-old, non-profit organization, whose purpose is to improve the quality of the lives of young people. The organization is totally committed to two main objectives. The first objective is to provide a program where young people can develop and/or improve their athletic skills, while building positive attitudes and high self-concepts with personal pride and a competitive spirit that is tempered by good sportsmanship.

The second objective is to open doors of academic opportunities for young people by preparing them to earn athletic scholarships to institutions of higher learning. By providing SAT/ACT Prep courses and tutors we solidify their academics.  Through practice sessions which focus on the fundamentals of the game, tournaments which provide socialization and competition, as well as exposure to the scouts from top colleges and universities, the P.O.C. Athletic Club intends to meet its objectives for every young participant who possesses the desire, the determination, and the co-operative attitude to take advantage of its program.

Over the past 13 years we have had more than 165 young ladies play in our program and move on to the college ranks.


Not trophies ... Not personal accolades ... We concentrate on building complete students athletes that any college would be proud to add to their ranks.


Partial Listing Of Players That Have Worn the POC Uniform

Tali Robich (East Carolina) - Carisse Moody (N.C. State) - Jayme Wilson (UNC-Asheville) - Ivey Ghee (Elon) - Myshka Wilkerson (Emporia State) - Tomesia Winston (New Orleans) - Davina Simmons (Virginia Tech) - Padra Strong (UNLV) - Krystal Troy (Campbell)  - Kanetre Queen (Clemson) - Summer Thagard (Western Carolina) - Tabitha Ruth (West Virginia)  - Buffy Graves (S. Indiana) - Vatai Smith (Georgia State) - Joy Hairston (James Madison)  - Denise 'Willo' Wilson (Southern Mississippi) - Janice Hepburn (Elon) - Shae Blacknell (Lenoir Rhyne) - Latosha Brown (UNC-Wilmington) - Tenisha Gist (Ole Miss) - Tasha 'TT' Scott (Fayetteville State) - Janet Robinson (Winston Salem State) - Candace Lynn (Queens) - Emily Rodgers (UNC-Wilmington) - Yanumbe Sherman (North Carolina A&T) - Erica Leggett (Winston Salem State) - 'Tip' Mitchell (Fayetteville State)  - Jayna Bryant (Western Carolina) - Sakelli Daniels (UNC-Charlotte) - Arkeisha Hayes (NC Central) - Shalonda Carter (Winston Salem State) - Kelly Trembley (USC-Spart) - Sasha Reeves (N.C. State) -Tawanda Whittington (Winthrop) - Tasha Almond (High Point) - Nikki Patterson (UNC-Greensboro) -  Laquanda Barksdale (UNC-Chapel Hill) - LaTasha Holloway (NC A&T) - Keisha Monroe (Georgia State) - Stephanie Witko (Marymount Univ) - Shindy Chalmers - (Barton) - Lisa Jackson - (Methodist College) - Quanda Williams (North Carolina Central) - Koretha Johnson (Univ. of South Carolina) - Renee Cameron (Western Carolina) - Allyne Jackson (Morgan St) - Jamie White (Elon) - Keisha Phifer (St. Pauls) - Maria Hickman (Mars Hill) - Tameka Monroe (Bennett College) - Sharonda Green (Appalachian St) - Keta Broom (Winston Salem St) - Ashley Shipp (Furman) - Tashocka Belk - (Fayetteville State) - Catrina Green (Gardner Webb) - Alicia Mosley (NC A&T) - Felicia Bennett (Campbell) - Shanice Pringle (Mt. Olive) - McKenzie Edwards (Belmont Abbey) - Summer Leverette (Campbell)


Former P.O.C. player, S. Reaves

Tali1  SCarter1  KQueen1  PStrong  VSmith witko2

To find out who these former POC members are and their accomplishments,

please click on our POC Photo History page ...  


Wednesday, February 1

Monday, November 16
Moving to the Next Level ... Recruiting Tips and Experiences ... Stories From Those that Know .. Story #1

 We will try to provide our members with as ...

Sunday, December 5

SAT and ACT Registration, Prep Test and courses ...

One of Pride of the Carolinas functions is to help prepare our members for their move to the next level.  SAT and ACT test are essential, and here are the links for preperation for these important events. 

For the SAT use this link for practice and registration ... Use Peterson's StudentEdge ... this page will help you get another leg up on preperation ... ... you will have to register but the help is good.

Use this link for the ACT

Also do not forget to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse ...

If tutors are needed, please contact coach Monroe ...