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ESPN HoopGurlz Summer Archive

8/13/2008

Nike Nationals, North Augusta, S.C.

Nike Nationals Final Tip Sheet
Chris Hansen and Mark Lewis review several notable players from Nike Nationals. Full Story

Nike Nationals All-Tournament
Choices by ESPN HoopGurlz illustrate how one player does not guarantee success, Glenn Nelson writes. Full Story

Taking Flight
Images and post-championship interviews in a multimedia report by Glenn Nelson. Audio Slide Show

Solid Gold
Third time is the charm. The Tennessee Flight avenged two losses to Boo Williams Elite to win the Nike Nationals Gold Bracket, writes Mindi Rice. Full Story

Day 4 Stats
The top scorers, rebounders, playmakers, shot-blockers and thiefs of the final day of competition. Full Story

Finals Tip Sheet: Flight
Chris Hansen looks at notable players for the Tennessee Flight Silver in the Gold Bracket championship. Full Story

Finals Tip Sheet: Boo
Mark Lewis looks at notable players for Boo Williams Elite in the Gold Bracket championship. Full Story

Cut Off Again
West Coast Premier is the second team to beat DFW Elite, sending that team back to Texas earlier than expected, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

Battle of N.Y.
Two wounded stars help a not-quite-New-York team take the Big Apple bite, Glenn Nelson writes. Full Story

Nike Day 3 Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis offers another four players to take notice. Full Story

Day 3 Stats
The top scorers, rebounders, playmakers, shot-blockers and thiefs of the third day of competition. Full Story

Pool Breakdown
West Coast Premier takes charge in Pool A, but the other pools are in flux, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

Day Of Upsets
For the second straight year, the Spokane Stars engineer an upset, sending the pools into a tizzy, Chris Hansen writes. Full Story

Nike Day 2 Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis takes a look at four who soon can be household names in women's hoops. Full Story

Day 2 Stats
The top scorers, rebounders, playmakers, shot-blockers and thiefs of the second day. Full Story

Belles Of The Ball
DFW's unbeaten season and place in history goes up in flames as the Philly Belles engineer an upset with spectacular shooting. Full Story

Belle of the Belles
In the Belles' huge upset of DFW, Maggie Lucas tells Mindi Rice that she is becoming accustomed to her role - to supply offensive punch and, as an underclassman, do it coming off the bench. Full Story

Nike Day 1 Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis takes a look at a notable half dozen from the opening day of play. Full Story

Day 1 Stats
The top scorers, rebounders, playmakers, shot-blockers and thiefs of opening day. Full Story

Nike Nationals Breakdown
Chris Hansen runs down the contenders and the ESPN HoopGurlz makes its picks for the biggest tournament of the summer. Full Story

adidas Super 64, Las Vegas, Nev.

Super 64 Tip Sheet
Clay Kallam looks at some of the notable players in Las Vegas. Full Story

Super 64 Championship Report
The Oklahoma Selects take advantage of a second shot at FBC Blue, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

adidas Super 64 Report
The last two standing -- FBC Blue and the Oklahoma Selects 91 -- already met, giving FBC an edge in the title game, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

Showtime Nationals, Santa Ana, Calif.

Showtime Tip Sheet
Clay Kallam looks at some of the notable players in Santa Ana, Calif. Full Story

Cal Sparks Hangs On
The Sparks square an earlier loss to East Bay, barely beating the Xplosion in the championship, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

Top Ten Camp West
Some excellent players battle fatigue to stay out in a camp environment, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

Rolle Realizing Potential
Waltia Rolle came from the Bahamas, 6-5 and without basketball experience, but now is starting to become a force, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

Native American Basketball Invitational, Phoenix, Ariz.

NABI Crowns Champion
Angel Goodrich finds redemption for losing a state title and last year's NABI championship, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

'Rez Ball' Takes Center Stage
The flashy play of "rez ball" takes hold as the best Native American teams in the country vie for the NABI title. Full Story

River City Classic, Memphis, Tenn.

River City Tip Sheet II
Mark Lewis looks at some of the notable underclassmen in Memphis. Full Story

River City Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis runs down many of the notable players in Memphis. Full Story

River City Swish
The Cal Swish Black win in Memphis for the fifth straight year. Full Story

Mark Lewis Columns

Generating Interest
Mark advocates taking initiative in one's recruiting, then explains how. Full Story

Going With The Coach
Much as the NCAA says student athletes sign with the school, many sign with the coach. Full Story

Science of Verbals
The meaning of verbal commitments - from both perspectives. Full Story

Are You Offering?
How to ferret out a schools intentions by asking questions. Full Story

Saturated Summer
Why colleges, club teams and media make choices in a crowded schedule. Full Story

Tips For Recruits
What college coaches look for may surprise you - but shouldn't. Full Story

Miscellany

Traveling Violation
The usual travel plans for club teams are under attack by rising costs, Clay Kallam reports. Full Story

Decisions, Decisions
Now that the summer club circuit is over, players face the pressures of making a college choice and do it in different ways, Mindi Rice reports. Full Story

The Beat(ing)s of Summer
Anyone who thinks girls' basketball is not physical was not watching the first half of July 2008, according to Glenn Nelson's multimedia report. Audio Slideshow

Knee Injury Ends Reed's Summer
Opposing defenses had no chance against Cokie Reed this summer, but a knee injury will stop her summer of sizzle, Glenn Nelson reports. Full Story

Jemerigbe Out
Afure Jemerigbe, NorCal Elite's star guard, suffered a major ankle injury in Birmingham, Ala., Mindi Rice reports. Full Story

Huber Chooses Rutgers
The No. 53 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz Hundred makes a choice after a visit, Chris Hansen reports. Full Story

Summer Showcase, Elgin, Ill.

Summer Showcase Tip Sheet
DFW Elite had a lot of the talent, but not all of it, Chris Hansen writes. Full Story

Now You Know
DFW Elite emerges as the top club program in the country, Glenn Nelson writes. Full Story

DFW Showdown
DFW is so flush with talent, its teams were playing semifinal games on three of the four floors at South Elgin High School, Glenn Nelson writes. Full Story

Battle in the Boro, Murfeesboro, Tenn.

Boro Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis evaluates the event, which featured 14 members of the ESPN HoopGurlz Hundred for 2009. Full Story

adidas Super Star Elite Underclass Camp, College Station, Texas

adidas Underclass Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis evaluates several of the notable 2010, 2011 and 2012 prospects in College Station. Full Story

Top Ten Underclass Camp, Suwanee, Ga.

adidas Underclass Tip Sheet
Mark Lewis evaluates several of the notable 2010, 2011 and 2012 prospects in Suwanee. Full Story

AAU 15U Nationals, West Chester, Ohio

AAU 15U Tip Sheet
Chris Hansen evaluates many of the notable players at AAU Nationals. Full Story

Fab Five
Chris Hansen summarizes the play of five top 2010 performers in the tournament. Full Story

Blue Chip USA Invitational, State College, Pa.

Blue Chip Tip Sheet:
While not as deep as other elite events, the USA Invitational had its share of top players, according to Mark Lewis. Full Story

End of the Trail, Oregon City, Ore.

EOT Tip Sheet:
Chris Hansen evaluates some of the notable players in Oregon City. Full Story

EOT - Day 3:
The Cal Swish Black are making a habit of surpassing expectations, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

EOT - Day 3:
West Coast teams and players were given an opportunity to disprove that the widely held belief that the East is the beast in women's basketball, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

EOT - Day 2:
Clay Kallam ranks the contenders for the title in Oregon City. Full Story

EOT - Day 1:
Upsets are just part of the scene at the 29th annual End of the Oregon Trail tournament, Clay Kallam writes. Full Story

AAU Junior Showcase, Orlando, Fla.

AAU Showcase - Day 4:
Boo Williams Summer League emerges with a big target on their backs, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

AAU Showcase - Day 3:
The New York Gauchos and Philly Belles manage to escape an upset-minded start to bracket play, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

AAU Showcase - Day 2:
Pool play makes it difficult to predict a tournament outcome, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

AAU Showcase - Day 1:
The Jostens Center opens at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex to rave reviews, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

Nike National Skills Academy, Beaverton, Ore.

Nike Skills Video Report:
Chris Hansen and Mark Lewis comment on the inside prospects in a video report by Glenn Nelson. Full Story

Nike Skills Top Players:
The ESPN HoopGurlz staff ranks the top five players, based on their performance in Beaverton, Ore. Full Story

Nike Skills Tip Sheet:
Evals on all participants at the 2008 Skills Academy. Full Story

Nike Skills Report - Day 2:
Some of the country's top prospects say they are keeping their options open with regard to college choices, Mindi Rice writes. Full Story

Nike Skills Report - Day 1:
With 19 of the nation's top players on hand, the academy is a study of contrasts, Chris Hansen and Chris Hansen write. Full Story

Bigs The Story:
The event has been guard dominated historically, but the huge Class of 2009 has flipped the script, Chris Hansen writes. Full Story