The weekend before the Spring Evaluation period teams headed to Jonesboro, AR for the Inaugural NEA Next Level Showcase. Here are just a few players that stood out.
I’ve probably said this before but ’20 point guard, Endya Buford (Olive Branch, MS), is small in stature. However, her game; motor; and heart is enormous. She absolutely is not gonna stop on any play. She brings the energy. She is a super unselfish distributor and she can bring the offense, if necessary.
Another player with an abundance of energy is ’20 forward Shelbee Brown (Memphis, TN). She plays all over the court DEFENSIVELY. Since the regular season tournament play, she has been very impressive in how her offensive game is coming along.
Don’t let this young lady’s frame fool you. ’21 guard Jersey Wolfenbarger (Fort Smith, AR) is strong behind the three point line and is just as powerful getting to the rack off the dribble.
’22 point guard Ereauna Hardaway (Jonesboro, AR) is a year from playing high school basketball. However, her game is quite mature. She quarterbacks her squad. Constantly communicating with her teammates and putting them in their positions on the court. She plays super composed offensively and pretty aggressive on the defensive end.
Took a trip to Fayetteville, AR to catch the action at the Rockin’ the Hardwood event last weekend. Here are just a few players that stood out at the event:
’21 6’2 Guard/Forward Chante Embry (Prague, AR) Watching her play, I was shocked she was only a 9th grader. She has size. She is aggressive. She has a motor, plays hard, and runs the floor. She can knock down the three. She has deceptive quick feet to defend on the perimeter. She had committed to Oklahoma State but recently re-opened her recruitment.
’21 6’2 Post Anna McCredy (Fayetteville, AR) A Stretch post that can drill the 3. Nice size, mobility, and length.
’21 5’10 Guard/Forward Faith Taylor (Memphis, TN) Could possibly be one of the most versatile players to come out of Memphis. She can play the 1-4 spots.
’23 5’9 Combo G Chloe Clardy (Conway, AR) It’s gonna be a treat to watch the development of this young lady. She can operate as a distributor or in scoring mode. Such an unselfish player. Has a mature frame for a 7th grader. Plays super composed. Can shoot the three and has no problem getting to the rack for the dish or the bucket.
In 3 years, the Memphis Lady War Eagles has grown from 2 teams to multiple teams, played in an AAU Division 1 National Championship game and secured a shoe sponsorship. As stated in the video, Coach Rodney Newsom doesn’t plan to stop any time soon.