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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame statement on passing of icon Nera D. White

Nera D. White, the first woman to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), passed away at the age of 80 on Wednesday. She was a native of Lafayette, Tennessee. A memorial service is scheduled for April 30…

Dishin & Swishin 10/24/13 Podcast: Cheryl Reeve puts a wrap on the WNBA season & Anucha Browne kicks off college basketball coverage

Dishin & Swishin 10/24/13 Podcast: Cheryl Reeve puts a wrap on the WNBA season & Anucha Browne kicks off college basketball coverage

[display_podcast] I have always been a fan of the Byrds’ classic song Turn! Turn! Turn! which features the lyrics “to every thing there is a season.” No truer words can be said of the month of October in women’s basketball…

Top prep player Mercedes Russell verbals to Tennessee

Top prep player Mercedes Russell verbals to Tennessee

In a much anticipated decision, the nation’s No. 1-ranked player prep player, 6-5 post Mercedes Russell (Springfield, Ore.) verbally committed to Tennessee Tuesday afternoon. She narrowed down her choices to the Lady Vols and Louisville before making a decision. The…

Katrina McClain, All-American Red Heads among inductees into Naismith Hall of Fame

Katrina McClain, All-American Red Heads among inductees into Naismith Hall of Fame

My morning today started with a text message from John Molina, a man who has given his heart and soul into keeping alive the history of the women's game, especially the barnstorming group of ladies known as the All-American Red…

Nike Regional Skills Academy Hampton, VA

HAMPTON, Va. – This weekend in Hampton, Virginia seventy of the top college prospects in the Mid-Atlantic participated in the Nike Regional Skills Academy.  Lead by uber-trainer Ganon Baker and NBA veteran Dee Brown, the players had a unique opportunity…

Oregon prep star Mercedes Russell emerging from under the radar

POMONA, Calif. – She is not yet 16 years old and from a small town in Oregon. Her stats are hard to find. She is not on the ESPN Hoopgurlz class of 2013 watch list. But college coaches know who…

West Coast Premier Basketball Academy Spring Invitational, Day One Recap

West Coast Premier Basketball Academy Spring Invitational, Pomona, California, May 14-15, 2011 DFW Gold 44, Cal Ballaz 23 DFW came last year with 2012 Moriah Jefferson – who just committed to Connecticut this week. This year Jefferson and her peers…

Feature report: The rise of club ball and its effect on recruiting and high school teams

Several nights a week all spring and most of summer, they are there at the gym practicing: layup and box-out drills, running plays, practicing transition and defense – all to the soundtrack of their own squeaking shoes on the hardwood.…

The legacy of Marques Jackson: “He never left a girl behind”

Marques Jackson attends the signing of Akil Simpson to SMU. (Photo courtesy of LaMonithal Harris-Simpson) DALLAS — On a rainy weekend in Dallas, mourners gathered to celebrate the life of Marques Jackson, 46, the founder of DFW Elite, one of…

Marques Jackson, founder of DFW Elite, passes away

A pioneer of AAU girl’s basketball in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and nationwide, Marques Jackson, 46, passed Sunday morning after suffering from a heart attack. Coaches and players began tweeting thoughts of sadness and heartbreak Sunday afternoon as the news…

Tragic loss for a young player in San Antonio, South Texas Hoyas spearhead support

Update: WNBA player Charde Houston of the Minnesota Lynx set up an online fundraiser to help the young basketball player and her younger brother. Houston’s organization Project Y.O.U. has more information and donation details: Project Y.O.U. fundraiser. While the nation’s…