Friday, October 19, 2012

October Quick Hitters!!

Official practice has started and there is excitement in the air. It is time to celebrate the brilliant young women in the city for their dedication. The HS season coincides with the early signing period that begins in a couple of weeks. Quick Hitters follow:

- Elexus Allen has committed to Nichols State. Allen is a track star as well and has long been regarded as an elite prospect locally. In fact, she was first documented on this blog over three years ago in this article. Allen still has tremendous upside and is constantly improving on her ability to stretch the defense with the jumper. Playing for a HS coach that demands mental toughness in Anissa Hastings, Allen will undoubtedly be able to make an immediate impact on the defensive end at the next level. Congrats to Sophia Young Elite director, Mike Ekenem, for continuing help get his players in school. A shout must go out to Cavin Leonard of the SA Comets, who was instrumental in getting Allen started on the right track. Congrats to Elexus and her family!!!

- The latest edition of the RV Baugus Texpreps Basketball magazines has hit stores (Walmart or Barnes and Nobles). The magazine features  analysts on the local and state seen. Some notables include:
  •  SA John Jay is regarded as a Top 5 team(#4) in the state for 5A
  • Our 2014 class is celebrated with 3 players in the Bakers Dozen for top players in the state. Wendy Knight(#11), McKenzie Calvert(#4/Baylor bound) and Recee' Caldwell(#2) are featured.
  • Our 2015 class features one Bakers Dozen selection in Kyra Lambert(#9/TAMU bound). Anyone that has not read the 30 in 30 on Lambert needs to! She is a remarkable young woman!
  • The Mag features pics of the following local kids: Abby Amick, Mallory Grimm, Avery Queen, Corrina Moncada, Tesha Smith, Elexus Allen, Julia Rendon, Destiny Amezquita, Aleeya Harris, Ashia Mclaurin, Hannah Thompson, Morgan Williams, Carlie Heineman and KK Saenz.
  • The Mag picks Wagner, Steele, Stevens and Reagan to win their district titles.
- Distinguished Visitors: USC, Florida State, North Texas, Arizona State, UTA, Univ of Louisiana-Lafayette, UCLA, and Wichita State are a few schools that have been to local schools the past couple of weeks.
- Campus Visits-
  • Brooke Allemand took her official visit to Univ of New Mexico
  • McKenzie Calvert was reportedly on hand and Baylor's Midnight Madness. Video footage featured Brittany Griner jumping over her teammate and doing 360 degree dunks.
  • Tanaeya Boclair recently visited UTA.
  • Wendy Knight recently visited UTA.
  • Recee' Caldwell recently visited Texas. She is scheduled to visit UConn next weekend.
  • Aleeya Harris is currently on a trip to Western Kentucky.