Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Boo Williams Girls Nike Invitational ...Top KY Seniors...Paulie College-- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
96 TEAMS IN U-16 Division
One of the premiere event in spring girls basketball takes place this weekend in Hampton Roads, VA when the Boo Williams 2017 EYBL and NIKE Invitational takes place over a three-day period. College coaches will flock to two different areas to watch the best and the brightest 16 and under high school girls hoopsters do battle. Seven divisions, 200 teams descend upon the Boo Williams Sportsplex (8 courts) and Hampton Roads Convention Center (12 courts).
The major AAU program in Kentucky is Kentucky Premier. They'll be sending four squads to Hampton Roads to compete and they're sending eight squads to Murfreesboro, TN. this weekend to take part in the NEB Spring Invitational.
You can be assured that the Louisville coaching staff will be in attendance in Virginia. Walz, Purcell and Norman all making the trip to the Boo Williams. Sam Williams is headed to Texas to view the Heart of Texas Showcase.
TOP 10 KENTUCKY GIRLS 2018 SENIORS
In our "much too early" look at some of the top girls' high school senior for next season...we'll present this list.
Seygan Robins - Mercer Co. 5-8 Emmy Souder - Mercer Co. 6-2
Macey Turley - Murray 5-7 Lindsey Proffitt - Perry Co. Central 5-9
Ally Niece - Simon Kenton 5-8 Jaela Johnson - Manual 5-5
Blair Green - Harlan 6-1 Tyrah McClendon-Engleman - Holmes 5-8
Grace Berger - Sacred Heart 5-11 Molly Lockhart - Butler 6-1
PAULIE COLLEGE TRANSFER SQUAD
With all the transfers this spring of college basketball players...let's have a little fun here.
I am pleased to announce that Paulie College will participate in 2018-19 NCAA Division I women's basketball. My small, liberal-arts and preparatory law school should be a great success and I've decided, in addition to being the founder, I'm going to be the head WBB coach as well.
I think Jeff Walz has taught me enough over the last ten years (or, at least he has tried) to handle the job. If I need further schooling I'll call Quentin Hillsman.
I'm going to build this initial roster with eight transfers and six freshmen. I'm pretty sure the NCAA won't allow me to offer 14 basketball scholarships in one year...so a few of these will be on academic scholarship and also various state lottery winners.
TRANSFERS IN: PREVIOUS SCHOOL
Mariella Fasoula Boston College
Destiny Slocum Maryland
Erin Boley Notre Dame
Mariya Moore Louisville
Minyon Moore USC
Beatrice Mompremier Baylor
Tori McCoy Ohio State
Brenna Wise Pittsburgh
My six freshmen:
Olivia Nelson-Ododa (VA), Aquira DeCosta (CA), Seygan Robins (KY),
Emmy Souder (KY), Honesty Scott-Grayson (VA) and Queen Egbo (TX).
As far as an assistant coaching staff, I'm going to make offers to Sam Purcell (Louisville), David Stallings (Bullitt East), Chris Souder (Mercer County), Cortnee Walton (WAVE TV) and Becky Burke (Emery Riddle).
If I can't get three out of that bunch...I'm going the media star, "I played a basketball coach in the movies" route and ask Gene Hackman, Nick Nolte and Samuel L. Jackson. If I can't fill my three slots after that...I'll ask the nice lady who cuts my hair, my favorite bartender in Churchill Downs Gold Room and my co-hosts on the CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR Jeff "Worldwide" McAdams and "Best" Case Hoskins.
Sports Information Director has to be Howie Lindsey. He knows everything and can talk all day.
We will be known as the Paulie Peccadilloes and our mascot a huge question mark. I'm shooting for the Big East as our conference affiliation...but I'll settle for the AAC or C-USA. If I can get Syracuse thrown out of the ACC, that would be another option. We'll play our games in our spacious, newly constructed Baskerville Holmes Athletic and Convocation Center.
Season tickets on sale now. Call my secretary Gladys C. Hughes for pricing levels. If one of the staff chimps answers...either hang up or be prepared to wait on hold for over an hour. They go at their own pace...