This weekend's She's Ballin Extravaganza is upon us and over 35 teams will participate. The event will have some of the best local teams squaring off against a couple of the best club teams in the nation. Some intriguing happenings include:
Cassie Peoples is coming home!- The UT commit and #24 ranked player by Hoopgurlz in the class off 2011 is playing in front of her family and friends in her home city. The lights out shooter helped guide her Cy-Fair High School team to a state title earlier this month. Peoples will star in the back court for Nike Cy-Fair Shock Elite.
Speaking of Nike Cy-Fair Shock!- The club is perennially ranked among the top teams in the nation and is bringing four teams to the event. Besides Peoples, this club features Alexia Standish(# 16 Hoopgulz ranked, 2011 Texas A&M commit) Britney Hardy( Hoopgurlz #40 ranked is 2011), Kamy Cole ( Brock HS State Champ, 2012 Oklahoma commit), and Aley Rohde ( 6'5 University of Arizona commit), among many other high caliber players. On a local note, San Antonio 8th grader, Recee' Caldwell is playing with the Nike Cy-Fair Shock 15u team. Caldwell recently received an invite to the prestigious Nike Regional Skills Academy on May 1-2 in Houston.
Another 2014 Nike Regional Skills Academy attendee and Nike Cy-Fair Shock player is Olivia Ogumike. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Olivia is the younger sister of the #1 ranked Player in the Nation, Chiney Ogumike. Both Chiney and Olivia are following in the the foot steps of their older sister, Pac- 10 Player of the year, Nneka Ogumike. The young Olivia will be in San Antonio playing in the She's Ballin Extravaganza this weekend and hopefully cheering for her Big Sis' and the Stanford Cardinals the following weekend in the Final Four!
New Teams- The event will feature a few new faces to the SA club scene.
OT Select is headed by Mike Ekanem. Ekamen is the head of the Sophia Young Elite team that is made up of players from different clubs and will play in exposure events.
Texas D1 Ambassadors is led by Billy James. Coach James is the founder Centex Starzz and has collaborated with Max Ivany and his accomplished boys organization. Vanessa Winston is a lightning quick guard with heavy looks from numerous D1 schools. Katherine Tolbert has great size for a slasher and is All-Centex. The 5'11 kid can stroke it from three.
Key Matchups- Cy-Fair Shock (Amboree) vs South Texas Hoyas. This game will feature a great matchup up at the point guard as Stephen F Austin signee and Lytle star, Cheyenne Berry will suit up for the Hoyas and face off with Cassie Peoples. Smithson Valley forward Danielle Blagg will put her athleticism on display in a match up with Oklahoma commit Kamy Cole. The highly recruited Jasmine Parker will face the explosive scorer Shana Holmes of the Hoyas in what is sure to be a shoot out.
Another key match up may take place in what may be the game of the tournament. Baylor commit, Sune Agbuke and her Lady Rohawks Elite will face Britney Hardy and her Cy-Fair Shock on Sunday at 11:45. The OLLU gym will be rocking as rumor has it that a Big 12 battle between Kansas bound CeCe Harper and UT bound Cassie Peoples will take place. Both Harper and Peoples were recently named to the TGCA All-State 5ATeam.
Reps from the Spurs and the NCAA Womens Basketball welcoming committee will make an appearance to hand out promotional items featuring camps, clinics and NCAA Final Four activities.
Visit http://www.shesballin.com/ for details and game times.