E.L.I.T.E. Academy Debuts


Unbelievable day on Saturday.. I could not have imagined the E.L.I.T.E. Academy going any better than it did on yesterday. Keila Whittington and Will Smith you two are amazing!! I could not have pulled this off without you and your encouragement. Thank you so much for taking time out of your Saturdays to meet with me and share your knowledge and resources of basketball with me. Tiffany McCollins you are the best! Thank you for coming through on short notice with your awesome speed and agility circuit. Jasmine Joyner (Chattanooga), Rachell Byears (LeMoyne-Owen), Taylor Pugh (Christian Brothers), Olivia Cunningham (Toledo), Shay Trent (North Alabama), Shuntavia Rodgers (Mississippi College), Ashley Jackson (Old Dominion), and Laka Blache (Lamar) you all rock! Thank you for taking time from your summer break to give back to your community and share your college experiences with the young ladies. I’m happy that you received and learned from the experience just as much as you gave…Dr. Renee Jones-Jeffery, Voresa Booker, Melanie Murry, Leonia Fowler-Houston, Crystal Epps your Success Panel was Priceless.. You all poured so much wisdom and inspiration into the young ladies. Thank you to my athletic trainer Scott Lambert for taking care of the young ladies when medical assistance was needed and for helping me staff all of my events with athletic trainers.. I never host an event without one.. Big shout out to my Assistant Britney Butler. I had her running all over the place yesterday. BB knows me well and helps keep me from going crazy on event days.. Most importantly I have to give it up to my parents. They have been with me since day 0. They held it down from beginning to the end yesterday with snacks and photography and video.. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, and suggestions…Last but definitely not least, I want to give a big thank you to the parents and area coaches for allowing your daughters and players to participate in my very first E.L.I.T.E. Academy. You took a chance on a very unique event I created. Words can not explain how grateful and appreciative I am that you took that chance. From the comments I have received, I believe your daughters and players got out of the event what I wanted them to get out of it and so, so much more…thank you all so much.













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