Memphis, TN –
This past Saturday (Sept 17th, 2016), I had the opportunity to attend the Patosha Jeffery Fall League. This league has been going for a number of years and is a staple in the fall in Memphis. The league has a younger feel this year, with many of the top players being in the 2020 or younger classes. It’s a great opportunity for players in the area to stay in shape and continue to work on their game in a competitive environment.
Zipporah Davis – 2020 – Houston HS, Memphis, TN – 5’7 CG – Solid lead guard, slasher…who generated points on drives. Got to the FT line and knocked down FTs. Struggled to shoot consistently from the perimeter but had good form.
Makaila Cheathem – 2017 – Cordova HS, Memphis, TN – 5’5 CG – Good potential juco prospect…small athletic guard with a solid build…decent handles.
Mallory Taylor – 2022 – Schilling Farms MS, Memphis, TN – 5’7 W – lanky frame, struggled in her first game with speed and athleticism of the opposing guards but showed flashes of potential. Played a 2nd game and showed a handle, a slasher’s mentality and looked more confident. Has a chance to be a very good player.
Jade Wells – 2018 – Northpoint HS, Memphis?, TN – 6’ F – Super athletic, with good size and great leaping ability. She is undersized in the post but appeared to have the ability to play more than just the 5. Got a few easy buckets around the basket.
Taylor Woodhouse – 2021 – Olive Branch MS, Olive Branch, MS – 5’4 PG – Tiny guard with good handles, good on ball defender, is able to finish with both left and right hands on drives to the rim. Growth will enhance potential…which she already has a good amount of.
Endya Buford – 2020 – Olive Branch HS, Olive Branch, MS – 5’7 PG – On this particular day was the best prospect in the gym….strong and ultra athletic, she just took the ball from the other team and scored easy layups. She’s got good hands, knows how to use her body, she finds the open man, is a good creator for herself and others. She shot it well and displayed the ability to play on the highest level of D1.
Christina Nichols – 2020 – Arlington HS, Memphis, TN – 5’10 G – long framed guard with athleticism, plays passing lanes and gets steals. Good upside.
Taylor Clemons – 2020 – Briarcrest, Memphis, TN – 6’ Post – Strong physical undersized post player. Good drop step over her left shoulder. Did a good job getting defensive rebounds and outlettting them quickly to get transition opportunities for her team….aggressive.
Alexis Taylor – 2018 – Collierville HS, Memphis, TN – 5’7 PG – Good passer who will do well at the college level. Plays under control with confidence and doesn’t turn it over. Floor general…good decision maker…understands how to run a team.
Jada Taylor – 2018 – Colliersville HS, Memphis, TN – 5’7 SG – spot up 3 point shooter. Does well in catch and shoot situations…struggled to finish layups in transition.
Zareia Ector – 2018 – Memphis Catholic, Memphis, TN – 5’5 CG – very fast, athletic guard…finished in transition, drives & kicks to open man.
Anandi Farrell-Rousseau – 2021 – Schilling Farms MS, Memphis, TN – 5’3 G – small athletic guard, very fast with the ball…finishes in transition, aggressive defender, size enhances potential…one of the better players in the league despite age. Good upside.
Carria Smith – 2018 – Germantown HS, Memphis, TN – 6’ Post – Undersized post player…willing passer…raw with good build…gets putbacks and garbage points…posts hard for position.
Tamia Aldridge – 2017 – Bolton HS, Millington, TN – 6’ Post – Undersized post with pure strength and explosiveness. Has good upside…still has raw skills…but strength allows her to be a dominating player. Back to the basket producer…high post driver.
Leah Jones – 2021 – Northpoint, Memphis, TN – 6’1 Post – Young post player who needs to build confidence….great basketball frame….runs floor and finishes in transition. Good upside.
Sade’ Hudson – 2018 – Trezevant HS – 5’7 CG – Breakout player of the day…huge upside…handles and finishes…uses a variety of moves to score on drives…good handles…excellent footwork. Gets defenders in the air and exploits them. Has deep range. Legit mid major or better player.
Caitlyn Wilson – 2019 – Arlington HS – 6′ W/F – very long player, with good athleticism…raw offensively, aggressive offensive rebounder…good upside.