GEORGIA HOOPSTARS: Former Players

Players That I Have Coached to the Next Level:
Player                      High School                  College

Nikki Anthony             Pickens             Florida State University

Kimberly Beck          Woodward Academy       George Washington University

Patriece Brunner         Thomasville          South Alabama University

Shaniece Brunner         Thomasville          South Alabama University

Sparkle Davis            Paideia               Auburn University

Robyn Gilbert            Morgan County         Georgia State University

Traci Glawson            Monticello            North Carolina-Charlotte

Amy Jones                Brentwood Academy    Presbyterian College

Candyse Kelly            South Cobb            Gardner-Webb University

Ivory Latta                York                University Of North Carolina

Christie Lautsch         Campbell             Florida State University

Cassie Miliner          Warner Robins         Central Florida University

Daphne Mitchell         Woodward Academy       Georgia Tech

Dominique Philpots      Riverdale             Tulane University

Alisea Rucker          Eagle's Landing       Georgia State University

Rachael Sheats          Sprayberry             South Florida University

Kacy Thompson          Douglas County         Western Caroilna University

Holli Vann             Harrison               South Carolina-Spartanburg

Carrie Whitehurst       Chattahoochee          Clemson University

Riley Thompson          Douglas County         Augusta State University

Sina Hilbert            Westside Macon         Georgia Southern University

Jasmine Smith            Stephenson             University of Louisville

Lauren "Cocoa" Falohun    Pace Academy         University of South Carolina

Courtney Jackson          North Atlanta            Jacksonville University

Brittany "BJ" Cade       Collins Hill      University of North Carolina-Charlotte

J'Lisia Ogborn          East Laurens            Georgia Southern University

Stephanie Swayne       West Laurens                     Newberry College

Brittney Blackwell       Pebblebrook                      Paine College

Lauri Coward               Shiloh                University of South Carolina-Aiken



                      MORE ON THE WAY!!!!
   


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GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 15 & UNDER
GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 15 & UNDER ACCOMPLISHMENT 2005
      

       COMING SOON


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GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 17 & UNDER
GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 17 & UNDER ACCOMPLISHMENT 2005
      

       PEACH STATE TIP-OFF CLASSIC – CHAMPIONS
       ESSSENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASSIC - SHOOT-OUT RUNNER-UP
       ADIDAS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – Elite 24
       HEART OF DIXIE INVITATIONAL – Champions
       GEORGIA AAU STATE – 3rd Place “Combined Teams”
       MEMORIAL DAY CHALLENGE – CHAMPIONS
       GA TECH TEAM JAMBOREE – CHAMPIONS
       GARDEN CITY ROUNDBALL CLASSIC – RUNNER-UP
       ADIDAS SHOWTIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP- ELITE 24
       BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU- ELITE EIGHT
       SUMMER INVITAIONAL - CHAMPIONS



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GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 16 & UNDER
GEORGIA HOOPSTARS 16 & UNDER ACCOMPLISHMENT 2005
      
       PEACH STATE TIP-OFF CLASSIC – CHAMPIONS
       ESSSENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL CLASSIC- FINAL FOUR
       ADIDAS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS – FINAL FOUR
       HEART OF DIXIE INVITATIONAL – CHAMPIONS
       GEORGIA AAU STATE - 3rd PLACE “Combined Teams”
       MEMORIAL DAY CHALLENGE – CHAMPIONS
       GA TECH TEAM JAMBOREE - CHAMPIONS
       GARDEN CITY ROUNDBALL CLASSIC – ELITE EIGHT
       ADIDAS SHOWTIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP- CHAMPIONS
       NIKE’S RIVER CITY CLASSIC – ELITE EIGHT
       BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU- THIRD PLACE
       SUMMER INVITAIONAL - CHAMPIONS


"Keeping it Real" with Angelica "JELLY" Mealing
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Angelica better known as Jelly a player on the Georgia Hoopstars 16 & Under team talks about her highs and lows in her basketball career with Larry Williams from 4Shot Sports. Please click on the above header or the picture to read the whole article from 4Shot Sports. Many thanks to Larry Williams from 4Shot Sports for a great article.


SHINING HOOPSTARS
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Please click on the picture or the header to go to the full story about our 17 & Under Shining Hoopstars.



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Lauren, Courtney & Jasmine

ADIDAS SHOWTIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!
Congratulations to the Georgia Hoopstars 16u team for winning the Adidas Showtime National Championship.

The Showtime Nationals with a total of 160 teams began on Saturday, July 9th, and continued until Tuesday, July 12th. During this time the 16u Hoopstars faced teams from Kentucky, North Carolina, California, New York, and Chicago, playing a total of six games in four days to win the overall championship.

After defeating FBC San Diego by a narrow score of 53-49 to win the bracket championship Monday morning, the Hoopstars advanced to the overall final four Monday night against the Lady Phoenix form North Carolina. It was a hard fought battle and once again the Hoopstars escaped with a narrow victory of 53-46 due to the dynamic ballhandling and scoring from our guards, the sharp shooting of our role players, and the physical play of our post players. The results of our hard work placed us in the championship game Tuesday afternoon against Exodus G Unit out of New York City.

It may have been the most intense game of the tournament for the Hoopstars. It was a defensive, strategic battle that showed the ability of the coaches to keep their teams intense and focused down to the wire. After tying the score, 52-52, with just seconds left in regulation, the Hoopstars clamped down on defense and forced the game into overtime. In overtime, defense and strategy determined the outcome; 53-52 Georgia Hoopstars.

Shaday Woolcock was named Tournament MVP for her outstanding play thru out the event but it was overall truly a team effort to win this event.

This is great for a first year program winning this event & with mostly 15 year old players.


Congratulations coaches, players, parents, and fans for a tournament to remember.


BRACKET PLAY
54 - GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. CHICAGO HOOPS EXPRESS II - 48

60 - GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. BASKETBALL RESULTS; NY - 52

59 - GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. DEREK SMITH ALL-STARS; KY - 57

53 - GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. FBC SAN DIEGO – 49

FINAL FOUR
53 – GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. LADY PHOENIX; NC – 46

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
53 – GEORGIA HOOPSTARS VS. EXODUS G-UNIT; NY – 52 OT

          Here's an article that was wrote by the Adidas Media people at the Showtime:

Georgia Squad Takes 16U Title
Jul 12 2005 - Adam Minichino

The Georgia Hoopstars can stop their scheming and plotting for now: They’re No. 1.

Quanneisha Perry had a team-high 13 points Tuesday to lead the Hoopstars to a 53-52 overtime win against Exodus G - Unit (N.Y.) in the championship game of the 16-and-under division at the adidas Showtime Nationals.

Perry’s biggest basket of the game came with 1 minute, 45 seconds remaining in overtime. Angelica Mealing inbounded the ball to Shaday Woolcock, who fed Perry on the left block. Perry turned in the lane and hit a left-handed jump shot to give the Hoopstars a 53-51 lead.

“I have had good coaches working with me (on my post moves), and I have good players who know how to get me the ball,” Perry said.

Exodus hit one free throw with 58 seconds to play to cut the lead in half. Mealing then missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 25 seconds to go.

Exodus called a timeout but failed to get a shot off before time expired.

The Hoopstars’ road to the title game may have prepared them to be champions. Coach J.D. Davis’ team, which is in its first year, won four games by eight points or less to get to the title game.

“We had tight games, but we played in one of the hardest brackets,” Woolcock said. “We knew the competition was going to be kind of rough, but it wasn’t like we were nervous. We knew we had to stay on top of things.”

Tuesday’s victory made the T-shirts team parents wore at the game look prophetic. Several team mothers wore white T-shirts that had Georgia HoopStars on the front and several lines of text on the back that warned: “We’re comin’ for that No. 1 spot.”

Davis said team chemistry helped the Hoopstars realize their goal.

“They are just like a family,” said Davis, whose team is made up of players from the Decatur area and has played in eight tournaments since March. “When I went out recruiting, I went out to find players who were going to play together real good. We have a good group of girls and a good group of parents, and it makes a big difference.”

Woolcock’s heady play keyed the victory. The 5-foot-10 rising junior from Avondale High School in Decatur scored 12 points and helped the team build a 46-40 lead with 5:51 to play.

Earlier this year, Woolcock gave a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech. The left-handed guard showed good shooting range and an ability to create her own shot off the dribble.

But Melanie Murphy hit two free throws with 1:53 remaining to give Exodus a 51-47 lead.

A basket inside by Georgia’s Lynsey Paschal (six points) and another by Megan Elliott (10 points) with 1:09 left helped send the game into overtime.

Nikki Jo Rotolo led Exodus with 16 points. Murphy added 11 points and played a strong game at point guard.

Wearing a white headband embroidered with Mel 33, Murphy, a 5-9 rising senior from Brooklyn, N.Y., had a stretch in the second half where she handed out assists on four consecutive possessions.

Murphy, who played under the watchful eyes of Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and California coach Joanne Boyle, said she is considering Stanford, Cal and Georgetown.

She said she may plan to visit the schools next month.

“All three schools have great academics and great athletic programs,” Murphy said. “It’s going to be a tough choice.”

Murphy said she plans to study business in college and hopes to start her own computer or clothing business.

As for the Georgia Hoopstars, Davis said he is excited about next season when nine of the 10 players on the roster could return.

“We’re looking forward to making a big splash,” Davis said. “We finished fourth at the (adidas) Tournament of Champions, and we knew then that that was a stepping stone and we could do even better coming back to this tournament.”




Monday, March 28
Georgia Hoopstar Player Commits to GA Tech
Please click on this link to 4Shot.com to check this news breaking story.

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Monday, June 27
HOOPSTARS RUNNER UP IN ROUNDBALL CLASSIC
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K. Thomas of the Comets (below) gets tangled up with GA Hoopstar B.Cade
After an impressive championship run, the Orlando Comets' coaching staff had some unexpected words of wisdom for their team.

"We've got to be on the bus by 5 o'clock. If we leave by then, we can get back home by midnight," stressed head coach Garfield Blair.

The Comets capped off a remarkable weekend with a 47-40 victory over the Georgia Hoopstars II on Sunday afternoon to capture the under-16 Super Division Championship of the Garden City Roundball Classic at Riverview Park in North Augusta.

This weekend's tournament brought together top teams from across the South to compete in several age groups.

The premier division, however, was the under-16 Super Division, which featured the tournament host and hometown favorite GA/Lina 76ers.

The GA/Lina team failed to reach the championship game, falling to the Hoopstars II in the semifinals Sunday.

Heading into the final, Hoopstars head coach J.D. Davis admitted his team had already exceeded expectations.

"We knew that this was a very hard tournament. We honestly didn't expect to get to the championship game, but we played very hard to get here," Davis said.

Although the Comets claim to be underdogs, they have shown otherwise this season. Orlando has played more than 50 games and has only one loss to show for their efforts. Its semifinal victory over DFW Elite was the first loss of the year for DFW, one of the best teams in the nation.

The Comets set the tone from the start, stifling the Hoopstars' shooters in the first half and forcing several early turnovers with their aggressive defense.

Orlando combined its collapsing defense with solid post offense from 6-foot-4 center Krystal Thomas, who scored 11 points and blocked several shots.

"Coach told us to keep our heads up and stay focused," Thomas said. "We always play hard because we are always the underdog coming into these tournaments because we are a 15-under team. We play with a chip on our shoulder, and we always show more heart than the other team."

"From the Monday, June 27, 2005 printed edition of the Augusta Chronicle"



"Also, Lauren Falohun & Jasmine Smith made All-Tournament Team and Courtney Jackson also should have made it because she had a great tournament also & more pictures are on the way."


Great Tournament 16's & 17's Under Hoopstars


Wednesday, June 21
Congrats on Verbal Commitment to University of Georgia
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Congrats to Hoopstar Elite member Nicole Stroud on her verbal commitment to University of Georgia. Nicole, a 6'4" 2007 post from Avondale High School, has been a great addition to the Hoopstars program.

Monday, July 3
Hoopstar Commits to Jacksonville University
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Janelle Grayson a member of the 17 & under Elite Hoopstars committed to Jacksonville University over the weekend. Jacksonville is a member of the Atlantic Sun conference. Janelle attends North Atlanta High School and will be a senior in the fall. She is 5'7 and plays both guard postions and is the teams best 3-point shooter. Jacksonville got themselves a great shooter.


13U Georgia Hoopstars Complete First Successful Year
Congratulations to our 13U team that completed its first year with an 8-0 record at the Georgia Tech Junior Varsity Team Camp, defeating older and more experienced high school teams from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Overall, the team went 23-7 for its first season.

Here is what parents had to say about the 13U Hoopstars:   

“The 100 hours of on-site training and development was the best part of the program. This contributed to their performance. They started out the right way.”

“This was one of the best experiences that we have had with AAU/YBOA. Thanks a million!”

“Training and development is a strength of this organization, from our perspective.”

“The off-site (IMG Academy and Georgia Tech Team Camp) training and development was one of the best features of the year.”

“Compared to previous programs, the Georgia Hoopstars experience is what the standard should become…a breath of fresh air.”

“This was a great experience. We appreciated all of the coaching efforts to help each girl. I felt the girls jelled as a team and really liked each other. The parents were all nice and supportive.”

“There was much better coaching and individual attention and scrimmaging the older teams helped raise the level of play.”



Hoopstars Invited to the Adidas Underclassmen All-American Camp
Top Ten Underclassmen
Mauri, Jasmine, Chakecia & Canesha
Congratulations to Mauri Wells, Jasmine Blain, Canesha Edwards and Chakeica Miller for be chosen to participate in the the Adidas Top Ten Underclassmen All-American Camp. All of these young ladies play for the Hoopstars 15 and Under team. Mauri is a rising freshmen at Rome High School and plays both post position. Jasmine is a rising sophomore at North Cobb High school and plays a wing position. Canesha is a rising junior at Newnan High School and plays the wing and post positions . Chakeica, the baby of the bunch, is a rising 8th grader at Campbell Middle School and she plays the point position. She was one of only 4 rising 8th graders invite to this great camp.

Also, a special congratulations goes out to Jasmine Blain for being chosen for the Top Ten Underclassmen All-American All-Star Game. She was one of twenty girls that was chosen out of 150 girls at the camp.


Hoopstars "SHINE" at the Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp
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Congratulations to Shaday Woolcock, Angelica Mealing, Megan Elliott, Lynsey Paschal, Nicole Stroud, Quanneisha Perry and Ebonie Crawford for be chosen to participate in the the Adidas Top Ten All-American Camp. All of these young ladies play for the Hoopstars Black Elite Team.

Also, a special congratulations goes out to Nicole Stroud for being chosen for the Top Ten All-American All-Star Game. She was one of thirty girls that was chosen out of 180 girls at the camp.


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Wednesday, August 9
"Jelly" is a Golden Knight
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Angelica "JELLY" Mealing
Congrats to Hoopstar Elite member Angelica "JELLY" Mealing on her verbal commitment to University of Central Florida. Jelly, a 5'8" 2007 point guard from Avondale High School, has been a great addition to the Hoopstars program for the past two and half years.

She is without a doubt the best point guard in the state of Georgia for the class of 2007.


Friday, August 11
Congrats to Ebonie on Verbal Commitment to University of Florida
Ebonie 17U
Congrats to Hoopstar Elite member Ebonie Crawford on her verbal commitment to the University of Florida. Ebonie, a 6'4" post player who is a rising senior at the Paideia School, has been with us since she was a 8th grader. She is a very hard worker and has improved every year with us. Her and her mother Necol has been great additions to the Hoopstar Program.

Florida is a member of the SEC and is coached by Carolyn Peck. Florida got themselves a great defender and rebound whose future potential is unlimited.


Monday, September 11
Congrats to Lynsey on her commitment to Jacksonville University
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Another Hoopstar has been rewarded for their dedication and hard work on and off the basketball court by accepting a college basketball scholarship. This time it's Lynsey Paschal.

Congratulations to Hoopstar Elite team member Lynsey, a 6'0" post player who is a senior at Sandy Creek High School verbally commitment over the weekend to Jacksonville University. She has been with us over the last few years and is a very hard worker and who has the best post moves in the program. She is a very coach able young lady who will give you all that she has and she always steps up in crunch situations. Her best assets is that she plays with allot of heart by being an undersize post and we are very proud of her. Lynsey plans to major in Biology at JU and then pursue her life long dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Her and her parents, Aaron and Alfreda Paschal has been great additions to the Hoopstar Program. They all will be missed.


Thursday, October 12
Hoopstars named Street & Smith Prep All-Americans
Special Congratulations to Shaday Woolcock, Nicole Stroud, Canesha Edwards and Ebonie Crawford for all be chosen as Street & Smith's Magazine Prep Honorable Mention All-Americans.

Street & Smith’s is considered "America’s Sports Bible" for previews and predictions. With a total of more than 2 million copies sold, Street & Smith’s has been a part of American sports for more than 60 years. Beginning in 1940 with the first college football edition, Street & Smith’s produced the first publications to offer a complete review of the previous season and comprehensive preview of the coming one.

Also, this the second year in a row for Ebonie Crawford being named to this list.

Great Job Young Ladies


Monday, October 16
Congrats to Quanneisha on her commitment to Hampton University
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Congrats to Hoopstar Elite member Quanneisha Perry on her verbal commitment over the weekend to Hampton University. Quanneisha better known as "Q", a 6'0" post and wing player and has been an Hoopstar the last 3 years. She is a very hard worker and has improved every year with us. Her and her mother Delores has been great additions to the Hoopstar Program.

Hampton is a member of the MEAC and is coached by Walter Mebane. Hampton got themselves a great player whose future potential is unlimited and untouched.


Wednesday, December 6
Hoopstars Sigining "CLASS OF 2007"
Lynsey Signing
Lynsey Signing With Jacksonville University

Hoopstars's Shaday Woolcock, Nicole Stroud, Angelica Mealing, Janelle Grayson, Lynsey Paschal, Ebonie Crawford, Quanneisha Perry and Aamira Terry all signed letters of intent to play division one college basketball next year. Shaday who committed in the 11th in grade signed with Georgia Tech. Nicole signed with University of Georgia. Angelica signed with University of Central Florida. Janelle and Lynsey both signed with Jacksonville University. Ebonie signed with the University of Florida. Quanneisha signed with Hampton University and Aamira signed Hofstra University.


We are expecting a few more to sign in the late signing period in April so please stay tune.


Congratulations from Hoopstars Family to all eight players for an great achievement!!


Ebonie Signing
Ebonie Signing With University of Florida

Tuesday, April 3
Congrats to Megan on her commitment to Rice University
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Megan Elliott
It's over! After having another great year and many colleges wanting her great basketball skills, Megan Elliott of Pace Academy from the Hoopstars Class of 2007 has finally made her decision. Megan committed to Rice University on Tuesday night. Rice was the runner-up in Conference USA tournament this year and earned their sixth berth in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Owls finish the year 19-14 overall.

Megan, a 6'1 wing and post player, has been a Hoopstar from the very beginning of the program. She is a very hard worker and was a pleasure to coach the last few years. She is very underrated player in the state of Georgia but was recruited national by many of colleges that saw her play in exposure events.

Megan is the ninth member of our ten player Elite team of last summer who will sign with a division one school.

Her and her parents, Mark and Laurie Elliott has been great additions to the Hoopstar Program. They all will be very much missed.

Megan was coached by Shana White at Pace Academy and Coach White has had back to back major division one players who played in the Hoopstars program the last two years. Coach White does a great job of developing and promoting her players.

Again, congratulations to Megan and her parents on this great achievement which shows the result of hard work and dedication on and off the basketball court by accepting this college basketball scholarship.   



Thursday, April 26
More Hoopstars Signings for the Class of 2007
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Monique Cobb:
Monique Cobb a former Georgia Hoopstar Royal player signed a full athletic scholarship with Anderson University. Anderson has led the NCAA in scoring 3 of the last 4 years. They were defeated in the 2nd round of the NCAA Div. II Championships this year. Monique will finish up the year with over a 3.2 avg. She was also the DeKalb Co. player of the month twice. Monique is very excited about the school.

Paris Hollingsworth:
JSU Women's Basketball Signs Four one being Paris Hollingsworth, a former GA Hoopstar. Hollingsworth is a 6-2 forward rated as one of the top players to come out of the state of Georgia. She averaged 16 points per game, seven rebounds and five blocks during her senior season at MLK High School. Her rounding ability on the blocks should help bolster the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks in that area next season.

Jasmine Hall:
Florida A&M University (FAMU Rattlers) signs Jasmine Hall a former GA Hoopstar of the last two years. Jasmine Hall is a 6'2 Small forward from Avondale High School in Avondale Estates, Georgia. Jasmine played a big part in the Lady Blue Devils win to their first 3A state crown in 2006!


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Jasmine Hall

Thursday, April 26
Virginia Women's Basketball Signs Kristen London
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Kristen "KP" London
The University of Virginia women's basketball team has received a National Letter of Intent from Kristen London (Decatur, Ga.), head coach Debbie Ryan announced on Tuesday 4/24/07.

A 5-10 guard from Chamblee Charter High School and former GA Hoopstar (AAU), Class of 2005, London is a two-year college transfer from Seminole State College in Seminole, Okla., where she averaged 13.3 points and 8.3 rebounds as a sophomore. She helped the Belles to a 25-6 record en route to second-team All-Bi-State Conference honors. London played her freshman year at Pensacola (Fla.) Junior College.


Friday, April 27
Eboni Ross signs with Jackson State "Perfect 10"
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Eboni Ross
Eboni Ross, the last member of the Hoopstars Black Elite team from the Class of 2007, signed this week with Jackson State.

This makes all 10 members of last year team to sign with a Division One school.

A Perfect 10 out of 10.

More on this great signing is on the way!!!


Courtney & Melissa signs with West Alabama
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Courtney McDonald Signing
On Monday November 19th, Former Hoopstars Courtney McDonald and Melissa Little sign their letter of intent to play college basketball at the University of West Alabama. Both young ladies attend Sprayberry High School. Congratulations to Courtney and Melissa and we wish you the best luck in the future.


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Melissa Little Signing

Simone Signs with Tennessee Tech

Simone Rutledge who played on the Hoopstars Royal team last summer has signed with Tennessee Tech. Tennessee Tech plays in the Ohio Valley Conference and was picked fifth in their conference. Simone attends Southwest Dekalb High School who is preseason number one in the state in AAAA.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ON AND OFF THE COURT.



Garlinda Signs with Valdosta State
Congrats to Hoopstar Black member Garlinda Lewis on her signing to Valdosta State University. Garlinda, a 5'11" post from Marietta High School, was a great addition to the Hoopstars program.

Canesha Signs with Appalachian State
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Canesha Edwards a member of the 17 & under Black Hoopstars signed with Appalachian State University. Appalachian State is a member of the Southern Conference. Canesha attends Newnan High School. She is 5'10 and plays both forward postions. Appalachian State got themselves a great player that will work hard to improve.

Hoopstar Jasmine Blain wants to lead North Cobb to promised land
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Jasmine "FRANCHIZE" Blain

From the Marietta Daily Journal on 01/03/08:

It didn't take long for colleges to notice Jasmine Blain.

The 6-foot-1 North Cobb junior forward began to receive attention from Division I colleges in the eighth grade while playing for the Georgia Hoopstars travel team and has continued to be noticed during her outstanding three-year career with the Lady Warriors.

So, it's not that surprising that Blain's future on the collegiate level has already been determined as she committed to Georgia Tech right before the beginning of her junior season.

Blain is the first North Cobb girls basketball player to commit or sign with a Division I college since Alana Tanksley signed with South Florida in 2001.

Blain is certainly showing why Georgia Tech was so interested in her this season, averaging 18.1 points and a little more than seven rebounds a game to help lead a talented North Cobb squad to a 10-2 record, the best start for the Lady Warriors in years.

While Blain is excited about her future with Georgia Tech, she realizes she still has a season-and-a-half left of high school basketball to play.

"I like (Georgia Tech) a lot and I'm really excited about playing college basketball, but I can't take it for granted," Blain said. "I have to keep working hard and take it one step at a time, because if I don't, (Georgia Tech) could take it away from me."

Please click on the above header or the picture to read the whole article from the Marietta Daily Journal.

Also, Click on the the below handout to get the whole article in PDF format. 


Handout: Hoopstar Jasmine Blain wants to lead North Cobb to promised

Georgia Hoopstars Joins Elite Basketball Family
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 For Immediate Release from Peachstatehoops.com

Continuing with our tradition of dealing with first-class organizations, I am pleased to announce our new partnership with the Georgia Hoopstars. This will make the Hoopstars our exclusive metro Atlanta affiliate. The Elite Basketball Family (EBF: http://www.elitebasketballfamily.com) guided by the strength of Peach State Basketball, Inc. exposure events is providing players from all over the southeast and America with a chance to play in front of some of the country’s top institutions. EBF program members receive the training and skill development necessary to stand out at these exposure events.

We offer four NCAA-certified Division One evaluation events on the Peach State Basketball calendar each year including the Tip-Off Classic on April 18 20, 2008 (Suwanee, GA), the Best of Summer Tournament July 11 13 2008 (Atlanta, GA), Summer Invitational on July 25 27, 2008 (Suwanee, GA) and the End of the Road Championships on September 27 & 28, 2008 (Atlanta, GA). The Hoopstars will have the opportunity to place their teams in these tournaments as well as have players selected for the opportunity to participate in the Fab Five Camp (2009 grads), Jr. Fab Five Camp (2010, 2011 grads), or the Rising Stars Camp (2012, 2013, 2014 grads).

"We are excited about joining the Elite Basketball Family, representing the Atlanta area," said Jonathan "JD" Davis, president of the Georgia Hoopstars. "Peach State basketball has built a strong reputation for quality college exposure events and player development camps."

"Preparing players to compete at the college level is our number 1 objective," Davis said. "For more than 10 years, colleges across the country have relied on the Georgia Hoopstars to prepare players to compete at the college level," Davis said. "During the past four years, we have helped more than 50 players achieve division I basketball scholarships.

"The Georgia Hoopstars' coaching staff focuses on helping each player advance her understanding of the game and individual skills in a team environment. In addition, their commitment to player development extends beyond coaching AAU, high school and middle school teams. They also coach at many top-level national camps. This partnership with the EBF will help even more players achieve their goals."

Players in the Georgia Hoopstars program will also have a chance to be rated by both the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (Dan Olson) and the Southeastern Hoops Report (Brandon Clay). Between the two services, there are over 200 colleges that will have access to the evaluations on current Hoopstars. I look forward to working along with Georgia Hoopstars Program Director, Jonathan "JD" Davis, to make sure that the club remains one of America’s top travel programs.

Helping kids succeed…one scholarship at a time, Brandon Clay

 

 



Hoopstar Silver wins the championship for the 2011 bracket at the Nike Basketball on the Bayou
Hoopstar Silver Champs Bayou

The Georgia Hoopstars Silver team recently traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to play in the Nike Basketball on the Bayou college exposure tournament. The tournament attracted big name Division 1 colleges such as: UConn, Tennessee, Rutgers, LSU and Georgia to name a few. The Silver team, comprised of girls between ages 12-15 years old, competed up in the 2011 Division (10th grade). 

Pool play consisted of competing against the Houston Hotshots and cross-town-rival, Wallace Prather Celtics. The Hoopstars blew out the Houston Hotshots and beat the Celtics, 53-49 in front of many college scouts. Moving on to bracket play as the #1 seed, their next opponent was All Ohio Red. The Hoopstars prevailed moving on to the semifinals to face the GA/Lina 76ers. It was tough game, but the Hoopstars pulled it out in the end and were on to the championship to face Southern Miss. Elite Black team in a late game on Thursday night. The girls were tired but pulled together for one last victory to bring home the championship.

All of the girls did a great job of playing as a team and representing the Georgia Hoopstars organization well. They received a lot of college exposure while attending the Bayou tournament; hopefully, that will springboard into next season. Great job!



Silver Team Picture

Hoopstars in Top Ten All-American Camp July 2008
Top Ten Camp 2008
Hoopstars at Top Ten Underclassmen Camp

Congratulations to Jasmine Blain and Madison Strickland for being chosen to participate in the Top Ten All-American Camp.

Congratulations to Chakecia Miller,  Krysta Lewis, Alex Boyer, Kelly Reid, Courtney Bradford, Sydney Montgomery, Briana Jones, Nyaa Davis, Jasmine Steward and Andreya Lacy for being chosen to participate in the Top Ten Underclassmen All-American Camp. 

Congratulations to Joshlyn Belcher, Jordan Frazier and Kaliyah Mitchell for being chosen to participate in the Top Ten Freshman All-American Camp.   

All these camps are invitation only camps and they had in attendance over 250 college scouts watching our players play. The Georgia Hoopstars Program had more players invited then any program or team in Georgia.



Hoopstar Kaliyah Mitchell Jr. Olympic Finalist
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Hoopstars Meet Coach Stringer from Rutgers University
Coach C. Vivian Stringer
Kayla, Coach Stringer & Gabby

Hoopstar players got the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the Rutgers womens basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer while at the Basketball On the Bayou in New Orleans.

Coach Stringer holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different women's programs to the NCAA: Rutgers in 2000 and 2007, the University of Iowa in 1993, and Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) in 1982. She is the third winningest coach in women's basketball history, behind only Tennessee's Pat Summitt and former University of Texas coach Jody Conradt. She was honored as the Naismith College Coach of Year for women's basketball in 1993, and is a member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.



Hoopstars "SHINE" at the Peach State Fab 5 & Jr. Fab 5 Camps
FAB 5 CAMP 2008
Kelly, Jac, Kecia and Jasmine

Congratulations to Jasmine Blain, Marissa Rimbert, Jazmin Walker, Alli Jones, Kayla Ramsby, Caitlin Brown, Courtney Bradford, Chakecia Miller and Michelle Ivey for being chosen to participate in the Peach State Fab 5 Camp

 

Congratulations to Krysta Lewis, Chakecia Miller, Kelly Reid, Alex Boyer, Sydney Montgomery and Jac Weathers for being chosen to participate in the Peach State Jr. Fab 5 Camp.

 

Special congratulations also to Chakecia Miller for being chosen MVP of the Jr. Fab 5 Camp and Jasmine Blain for being chosen Upperclass Fab 5.

 

Invitational Only Camps, The 2008 Peach State Fab Five and Jr. Fab Five Camps were held at Augusta Sate University on July 28-30, 2008 and it featured 80 of the country's top prospect in both camps and was attended by over 150 college coaches.

 

Once again the Georgia Hoopstars Basketball Program had more players invited then any program in the Metro Atlanta Area.

 


Congrats to Alli on her verbal Commitment to Valdosta State
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Alli Jones a member of the Hoopstars Black committed Valdosta State University over the weekend. Valdosta State is a member of the Gulf South Conference.

 The Valdosta State women's basketball team made it all the way to the NCAA Division 2 Sweet Sixteen this 2007-08 season, finishing the season with a 26-6 overall record and going 9-3 in Gulf South Conference play.

Alli attends Lassiter High School. She is 5'8 and plays both guard positions and is the teams best 3-point shooter. Valdosta Sate got themselves a great person and a great shooter.



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Class of 2008 Hoopstar Graduates

Canesha Edwards......Appalachian State University

Simone Rutledge......Tennessee Tech

Kelli Riles......University of North Carolina Ashville

Melissa Little.....University of West Alabama

Courtney McDonald......University of West Alabama

Kaci Palmore......Florida Tech

Caris Hinton......Landers University

LaNise (Che') Essick......Claflin University

Rudie Denson......Chattanooga State University

Garlinda Lewis......Valdosta State University 

Martika Williams......Okaloosa-Walton College

Loren Wilkins......Palm Beach Atlantic College

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ON AND OFF THE COURT.



Congrats to Makia on her verbal Commitment to North Carolina Central

 Makia Clarke a member of the Hoopstars Black team committed to North Carolina Central University over the weekend.

North Carolina Central University is in going into its second year as an NCAA Division 1 University.

Makia attends South Gwinnett High School. She is 5'10 and plays both post positions and is a very aggressive rebounder and defender. She is very coachable and has been a Hoopstar for the last 3 years.

North Carolina Central University got themselves a great person and a player that will continue to work hard to get better.



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Congrats to Kayla on her verbal Commitment to Long Island
Kayla Black

Kayla Ramsby a member of the Hoopstars Black committed to Long Island University over the weekend. Long Island is a division one university and is located in Brooklyn, NY and is member of the Northeast Conference.

Long Island women's basketball finished last season with a 24-8 overall record while going 13-5 in conference play and finishing in 4th place. Long Island is Coach by Gail Striegler. 

Kayla attends Creekside High School. She is 5'11 and plays both guard and wing positions and is the team's best slasher. Long Island got themselves a great person and a great athlete.



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Congrats to Jasmine on her Verbal Commitment to Georgia Tech
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 Jasmine Blain a member of the Hoopstars Black for the past two years has committed to Georgia Tech University. She had committed before her junior season began last year. Georgia Tech is member of the ACC Conference.

Georgia Tech women's basketball who reached the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history, finished last season with 22 wins (22-10), the most since joining the ACC prior to the 1979-80 season. Georgia Tech is Coach by MaChelle Joseph. 

Jasmine attends North Cobb High School. She is 6'2 and plays the wing and post positions and is the team's best overall player. She has been a Hoopstar since she was in the 7th grade and has developed into one of the top 50 players in the nation.  Jasmine and her parents will surely be missed. She is without a doubt the best wing in the state of Georgia for the class of 2009.

Georgia Tech got themselves a future All-American and future WNBA player.



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Class of 2009 Hoopstar Alums

Jasmine Blain..........................Georgia Tech

Kayla Ramsby.......................Long Island University

Michelle Ivey.........................Air Force Academy

Ashley Pritchett.....................Eastern Kentucky

Kristen Nash...........................Belmont University

Ravven Brown.............................North Texas State

Madison Strickland..............................Naval Academy

Camille Thompson...............................Naval Academy

Ali Jones........................................Valdosta State

Makia Clarke.................................North Carolina Central

Catlin Brown..................................Mississippi College

Marissa Rimbert..............................Armstrong Atlantic

Briana McFarland..........................Armstrong Atlantic

Jasmine Walker............................. Armstrong Atlantic

Gabrielle Harvey..........................Tusculum College

Briana Edmonds............................New Mexico Junior College

Anna Akpele............................ Savannah College of Art and Design

Tiffany Leak.....................................LaGrange College



Class of 2010 Hoopstar Alums

Serena Clark............................Clemson University

Courtney Bradford.....................Columbia University

Logan Morris........................Wofford College

Andreya Lacy........................Florida A&M University

Mauri Wells............................Armstrong Atlantic

Krysta Lewis.........................Georgia College & State University

Skye Rogers............................Armstrong Atlantic

Alexis Katt.........................Lenoir-Rhyne University

 

Nena Opkala..........................Dillard University

 

Aysia McKenzie.............................King College

 

Courtney Samuels........................King College  

 

Amber Martin........................Emmanuel College  

 

 Enria "Re-Re" Samuels........................Miles College