Beast in the Paint! Get Low! Jump! Rebound! Finish at the Rim! At this skills clinic, players focus on the fundamentals for post players playing the 4 & 5 position. Using shooting form, footwork positioning and posture will be taught, defensively post will learn proper post defensive stance positions. Question and Answer Empowerment Session will also be held. Competition & prizes will be given and lunch will be provided. Book & or T-Shirt will be given for those that purchase ticket online.
This is Chasity Melvin former WNBA All Star, and NC and NCSU Hall of Famer. True Sport Basketball Post Player Pop Up Clinics have been a long term goal of mine. I look forward to sharing my expertise with young post players.
Coaches are welcome to attend. Donations and sponsorships are in conjunction with Trinity Plus Foundation EIN # is 05-0522693. For more information call True Sport Basketball at (910)-824-9954.
Growing up I followed the teams my Dad pulled for and in his house we pulled for the Redskins. As I became a teenager and more into sports I asked him why did we like the Redskins. He said “Because they were the first to start a Black quarterback and many white people believe Blacks couldn’t play that position. ” I didn’t really get the significance then but, over the years I’ve learned as a professional black athlete myself just how important it was for us and the entire black community.
I overheard conversations by my Dad with other men in the neighborhood when he was out in his Redskins hat mentioning the name Doug Williams. He was the first black quarterback to start and win a Superbowl for the Redskins in 1988.
Today 24 years later RG3III rookie quarterback sensation for the Washington Redskins and Russell Wilson rookie quarterback sensation for the Seattle Seahawks will be fighting to move on to the second round of the NFL Playoffs. They like others before them have overcome all the stereotypes. They have proved many wrong and some right that black quarterbacks can play.
Unlike Doug in his days being referred to in the media as the Black quarterback, RGIII and Russell Wilson are referred to as just quarterback. In Doug’s days RGIII and Russell Wilson would have been forced to play another position because many teams and coaches believed Blacks couldn’t excel at the quarterback position. Many have paved the way for them to have this opportunity today.
What a great story today in DC for the NFL as two of the top Rookie Quarterbacks square off in the NFL WildCard Matchup. This is a win win situation for the Black Quarterback controversy because win or lose a black quarterback will come out on top. This is another opportunity to remind some that in the NFL the Quarterback position is not Black, White, Puerto Rican or Hatian. It is simply Quarterback and if you can play it you can play it.
Brittney Griner’s 23pts and 11 rebs dominated the game. Dewanna Bonner shot lights out behind the 3pt line finishing with 16 points. The X Factor Penny Taylor nearly had a triple double with 16pts 13 rebs and 7assist as the Phoenix Mercury ran away with this one defeating the Minnesota Lynx 85-71.
Maya Moore didn’t have an MVP performance with 2pts in the first half and 4pts at the end of the 3rd . She finished the game with 9pts and 5 turnovers.Much of the credit goes to the Phoenix Mercury’s defense, who crowded her the entire game and made things difficult.
Lindsay Whalen had 25 pts as she tried to lead her team to a comeback but only had two assist. The Lynx didn’t play with the same team chemistry and struggled the entire game. The biggest difference in the game was the fact that only three Lynx players were in double figures while all five starters for the Mercury scored in double figures.
In my preview I said the show would start and end with Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore finishing at the helm. The second year player and Defensive Player of the Year Brittney Griner stole the spotlight as she finished on top. She was the show stopper with her inside outside scoring, and shot blocking.If she continues to dominate this will be a short series.
Sidenote Dewanna Bonner and Penny Taylor were X Factors as Diana Taurasi was able to be more of a playmaker this game finishing with 17pts and 5 assist.
The Western Conference Finals have been set as Phoenix closed the series out last night against the Sparks. Phoenix poured it on behind Griner’s 21pts, her steal and 2 handed flush in the 3rd quarter ended the Sparks season.
The Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury swept there way into the Finals. With the most star studded players and great team chemistry, I can’t imagine much sweeping going on in this year’s Western Conference Finals.
This game will showcase the MVP Maya Moore against the runner up Dianna Taurasi. They will both showcase MVP type plays throughout this series as they try to lead their teams to the WNBA Finals.
The playoff motto for the Minnesota Lynx “It’s Go Time” and despite having the MVP they will only “Go” as far as Lindsay Whalen will take them.
The playoff motto for the Phoenix Mercury is “Glory Awaits” and despite having the best player in the WNBA in Diana Taurasi “Glory Awaits” in more ways than one, for Brittney Griner. If she is engaged and ready to step up to the plate, it is the only way the Mercury will find what awaits them in the Finals!
Elena Delle Donne finished with 21pts. In the post game she said, “she would be lying if she said they still didn’t feel the sting from last year’s 1st round playoff exit.” We are highly motivated and believe we can go far in the playoffs.”
Courtney Vandersloot 13pts 7assit received the game ball in the locker room after hitting the biggest shot of the game that gave the Sky it’s 1st ever playoff win in franchise history.
Tamera Young bought a mental and physical toughness to the her team and was the X Factor for the Sky.
The Dream didn’t do what they needed to do to take care of home. They allowed the Sky to hang around and gave away a win. Sancho Lyttle 3-15 and Angel McCoughtry 8-22 struggled from the field. Henry and DeSouza play welled but in the preview the show stops and starts with Angel, and she has to play better.
The Dream couldn’t get out in transition as much as they would have liked and that was the X Factor.Coach Michael Cooper said post game “It was definitely the pace Chicago wanted to play with and we were forced to play that game for most of the game.