Major Basketball League Displaying the Future

You have probably heard that the 2021 class in the Memphis region will be a monster class. From what I saw at the Major Basketball League (and have been seeing all summer), the classes coming after 2021 will be just as talented and deep.

These younger players are not only talented and skilled. They are competitive, fast, athletic and energetic.


Here are just a few up and comers you are going to enjoy watching when they get to high school!

’22 Kennedy Claybrooks

’22 Pretty Stroke, Crafty Handles SG Kennedy Claybrooks
’22 Aggressive Rebounding, Nice Stroke F Jordan Harris
’22 Super Athletic, Slashing G Janiya Jones

’22 Alindsey Long

’22 Pretty Stroke, Athletic, Aggressive G Alindsey Long 
’22 Keep Your Eye On 6’2 F Madison Lovelace
’22 Nice Stroke, 5’7 SG Kate McBride

’22 Madison Lovelace (Gray)

’22 Lefty, 5’7 CG Rhema Pegues
’22 Quick, 3 Point Shooting G Trinity Pleas
’22 Athletic, Shot Blocking 6’0 F Mya Pratcher

’22 Jordan Harris (Black), ’22 Mya Pratcher (Yellow)

’22 3 Point Shooting G Sarah Stricklin
’22 Sneaky Anticipator, Deep 3 Taking PG Mallory Taylor
’22 Quick, On-the-ball defender PG Nakiyah Westbrook

’22 Nakiyah Westbrook

’23 Keep Your Eye On 6’1 F Mallory Collier
’23 Ultra Athletic G Asia Garth 

’23 Mallory Collier (Purple)

’23 Keep Your Eye On 5’6 F Makyah Thomas-Malone
’23 Aggressive Rebounder 5’9 F Crysti’anna Whitehead

’23 Makyah Thomas-Malone

’24 Has No Fear G Layla Hampton
’24 Keep Your Eye On 5’8 G Savannah Scruggs
I will definitely be making another trip to the league before it’s over!!

’23 Asia Garth

Memphis Lady Mambas Don’t Stop

The Memphis Lady Mambas had a busy spring and summer of basketball. They haven’t slowed down either. If they aren’t in the gym doing skill development, they are hosting intrasquad scrimmages.

As the summer is winding down and school has begun, the team is in preparation mode for the Fall evaluation period. The 2018, 2019, and 2021 squads will be heading to Kenosha, Wisconsin for The Fall Finale Powered by Eastbay event….. Yes, WISCONSIN! Coach AW Massey says that he likes for each class to take a unique trip.

Coach AW Massey

You remember last year’s 2017 class. The one that featured Zaire Hicks (White Station/UT Martin), Teal Battle (White Station/Arkansas-Little Rock), and Erica Jones (Southaven/Kentucky State).

The 2018 team features tough combo guard Taylor Lattimore (Arlington), quick and explosive PG Tye Metcalf, three point bucket getting G Tan Metcalf,  #MGBB 30/40 Club member SG Surina Finnie (PCA) and super athletic, energetic G Kealy Wilson (Horn Lake).

The summer went very well for two of their 2019 players, shake and bake PG Akeria James (Craigmont) and 5’10 scoring guard Ya’Taria Coleman (Southwind). Both came home from the July eval period to scholarship offers.

’19 Ya’Taria Coleman (Southwind)

The future is looking bright with some talented up and comers, composed 2020 PG Brali Simmons (St. Agnes), creative finisher 2020 SG Christina Nichols (Arlington) and super intense and energetic 2021 G Zavia Harris (Southwind).

’21 G Zavia Harris (Southwind)