Pictured from l to r Bottom Meredith Stokes, Adrienne Stuckey, Ernesia Wright, Eboni Fields, Kami Phillips J’Nece Jackson, Special Jennings, Sabrina Hawthorne, Chantal Grier, Michael Sweeper
Top Brittany Brown, Kate Matthai, Lacoya Terry, Wilka Montout, Shay Rawls, Taylor Ayers, Tracey Flowers, Jolene Tamboue
The Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League announces the arrival of the Georgia Soul Basketball Organization
The Georgia Soul Basketball Professional Developmental Organization is a newly founded women’s basketball organization. Located in Grovetown, Georgia, the Georgia Soul consists of some of the finest players in the CSRA, with playing experience from every level of basketball. Lead by owner and head coach Ernesia Wright, it’s the goal of the Georgia Soul to redefine the sport of women’s basketball and develop the total female athlete both on and off the court. Through community outreach, leadership, mentorship, and sisterhood members of the Georgia Soul Basketball Organization bridge the gaps, transforming young girls into women while giving back to their communities. Along with her staff which[WEDC1] includes, Adrienne Stuckey (Team Manager), Michael Sweeper (Assistant coach), Sabrina Hawthorne (Assistant Coach), Chantal Grier (Guard Coach), Meredith Stokes (Post Coach), and LaTasha Brown (Director of Basketball Organizations).Together they return the spirit and love for the game of basketball to the CSRA. The Georgia Soul Basketball Organization is skilled group of young women and men who are passionate about the game of basketball and will show that the game not only has an impact in the sport itself but in the community as well. Stayed tuned and see what this great organization has planned for the game of women’s basketball.
- Georgia Soul Staff
The Conyers Rockets are a new Women's Professional Developmental Basketball Organization out of Conyers, Georgia. The organization gives each individual the opportunity to further their career in women's basketball. This team is owned and coached by Barry E. Robinson II of Augusta, Georgia. He was an assistant coach in the 2012-2013 basketball season for the Atlanta Tarheels and the Atlanta Riverhawks basketball teams in the WBCBL. The Rockets' staff includes general manager Reggie Cummings, who played two seasons at Reinhardt University from 2005-2007 (Led the team in assists and steals). He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, with a concentration in Marketing. Mr. Cummings also played professional Show Basketball.
The following players have been added to the Conyers Rockets 2016 Basketball Roster: Ashlie Bellingslea, a 5'6 point guard out of Southern Polytechnic State University. In 2011-2012, she lead the SSAC in steals and steals per game, ranked 2nd in total points, 3rd in points per game. She was also SSAC All-Tournament Team, All Conference and WBCA All-American Honorable Mention.
Drameka Griggs, a 5'5 graduate from Clayton State University in 2014. She was a NCAA All-American, Peach Belt Conference 1st Team Selection and Player of the Week (4 times). Scored at least 20 points in 18 games, ranked 4th nationally in steals and 8th in scoring.
Erika Ford, a 5'9 graduate from UGA, who averaged 10.9 ppg, scored season high 27 points at Mississippi State in 2013-2014 season. In 2014-2015 season, scored 20 points against Ole Miss and averaged 15.6 points per game in the last eight regular season games.
Antqunita 'Nett' Reed, 5'8 guard from Blakely, Georgia. A great scoring point guard from the perimeter, with exceptional athletic ability. Reed averaged 12 points and 6 rebounds for Pittsburg State University. She also earned All American Honors and was named Southern Conference Play of the Year.
Also added to the roster is Tia Stovall, who played for Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders from 2002-2006 and also played with the Auburn Flyers in the WBCBL along with Santana Seay. Both were members of the Flyers' 2013 National Champion team.
And last but not least, Ariana Jackson, 6'0 post from West Palm Beach, Florida. Jackson played at East Carolina University and joined the Georgia State staff in August 2014 as a graduate assistant.
- Conyers Rockets Staff
Houston & Katy, Texas, — The RSF Sport LTD Companies have expanded their women’s basketball programs as the Houston Resurrection and Kay Lady Saints Basketball teams will play in the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League 2016 Season, starting in May 2016. The teams will combine and play in the Classico Rosado Tournament in Rosario Beach Mexico on March 18-20 2016.
“Our vision is to represent the Houston area with the best women’s basketball players that the represents the true tested and talented players in the area” RSF Sports CEO and Saints Basketball coach and GM of both teams Michael Lewis who states “ We will bring back women’s basketball the way it was defense and fast-paced” He added.
Both teams feature some great athletes for the Resurrection, They will feature veteran Guard tandem 5’6 Christina Rowe and 5’7 Nicole Duncan, 5’6 Forward Suzette Garrett and 6’1 Center /Forward Nikki Rochelle. The Resurrection will be coached by Leon Rowe.
The Katy Saints will feature 6’6 Center Kai Allen, 5’11 Forward Dominique Washington, 5’7 Guard Essence Darrett, 5’3 Guard Bethany Roden and 5’10 Forward Tiffany Johnson-Grice. Coach Michael Lewis will coach the Saints. Both Resurrection and Saints will play in the WBCBL Mid-South Region.
The Resurrection and Saints are still seeking players as they will hold private tryouts on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 and the city wide tryout on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the St. Thomas University Jerabeck Center. For information on tryouts and businesses who would like to sponsor please contact (832) 576-9931 or (281) 624-5379.