Texas D-1 Ambassadors 2014
Team 2014 played in the LBJ summer tourney this weekend. The young group of 8th/9th graders competed in the varsity division which always seem to be a challenge early on due to the physical play. Team 2014 tipped off against the Austin Lady Magic for their first game of pool play. When you wear the orange & black you always have that target on your jersey. Teams come out and play their hearts out to get a win over D-1. That's exactly what the Lady Magic did. Post play played a huge factor in this game as they dominated the boards & pounded the ball down low. Taking a commanding lead down the stretch, the Lady Magic walked away with a victory beating Team 2014 by10.
2015 G 5'6 Desiree Lampkin
Bailey Middle School
Smooth two guard with great range on her shot
2014 G 5'3 Mileena Vega
Akins High School
Nice 2 guard with ball handling & shooting skills
Pictured here at camp with Head Coach Kim Mulkey of Baylor University
2014 W 5'9 Shanequia Coleman
Pflugerville Connally High School
Great length with good ball handling & shooting skills. has the ability to be a great player with some hard work and dedication. The young freshman should top out at 5'11 and is a fine college prospect in the class of 2014.
2015 G 5'5 Japreece Dean
Daley Middle School(Del Valle)
Excellent ball handling, passing, and shooting skills. The young 8th grader can get it done even on a 16u level. Look for Dean to be one of the brightest prospects out of the Cen-Tex area in the class of 2015
2014 G 5'6 Tiffany Fowler
I decided to put this picture of Tiffany working hard in practice because that's what she does. The 2014 G has great ball handling, passing, and shooting skills. Tiffany works very hard on her game & it's really paid off for her, as she is one of the leading scorers on this young group of talented girls. Tiffany Should be a nice prospect in the class of 2014.
Texas D1-Team 2014 also went up against a tough Next Level team. Head Coach Talbert Berry always has his group ready to play and that's what they did. Team 2014 went down the stretch against Coach Berry's young group of sophomores. Down three with seconds left in the game 2015 G 5'5 Japreece Dean flared to the wing and got a pass from 2014 G 5'6 Tiffany Fowler and hit a big three to tie the game. The young 8th grader from Del Valle is improving daily. This game got very exciting & ended up in overtime. Team 2014 continued to attack the group of sophomores and won by three points.
Great job Coach Berry
Making it out of bracket play into the championship game, the team had their chance to meet up with the Lady Magic for the big prize. Both teams came out to a slow start with the score being 11- 10 at the half in favor of D-1. Going into the second half the team made great adjustments, played solid defense, and took a commanding lead to close out the Lady Magic.
The pool play game really shocked the young 8th/9th graders but they bounced back and prevailed when it counted.
Team Ten Commandments
The Team Can Make Adjustments When It Knows Where It Stands
1. There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves
2. The belief that one person can do something great is a myth
3. Teamwork is birthed when you concentrate on “we” instead of “me”
4. We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow
5. The goal is more important than the role
6. If you think you are the entire picture you will never see the big picture
7. If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team
8. Everybody on a championship team doesn’t get publicity, but everyone can say he’s a champion
9. No one of us is more important than the rest of us
10. When the team you have doesn’t match up to the team of your dreams, then you have only two choices and that’s give up your dream, or grow up your team
2014 F 5'10 Shondra Guillory
Anderson High SchoolShondra has really improved her game. the young freshman has great footwork around the basket & continues to develop her mid range shot. Shondra is dedicated & works very hard at improving her game. Shondra is a college prospect in the class of 2014
2015 W 5'7 Kennedy Harris
Murchison Middle School
Kennedy is one of the hardest working ladies in the business. The young 8th grader has really developed an all around game and continues to improve rapidly. Kennedy has developed a nice mid range shot & showed this weekend she is extending her range. Kennedy knocked down two big threes to help the team defeat next level in the third game of pool play.
Top 2015 prospect
2014 W 5'7 Domanik White
Pflugerville Connally High School
Domanik has nice size with the ability to be a good player. She has developed a nice little mid range shot & works good around the basket. Domanik will continue to develop and should be a good asset for Connally in the coming years.
Great Job this weekend 2014 & good luck in San Antonio next weekend