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Lowcountry Ballers Basketball Association

 
The LOWCOUNTRY BALLERS
 
are offering a
 
FREE
 
SKILLS & DRILLS BASKETBALL SESSION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4,
 starting at 6:00pm
 
DANNY JONES GYM
1455 Monitor St.
North Charleston, SC
 
ALL BALLERS are invited to come out and work on specific skills and basic fundamentals led by former
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYERS!!!
 
If you have any questions please contact
 
COACH D.A. Aldridge
843-478-1603 
 
NO EXCUSES...Your GREATEST asset should ALWAYS be your WORK ETHIC!!!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Lowcountry Ballers Basketball Association (LBBA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501c(3) affiliate organization comprised of young athletes in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
We are committed to empowering our nation's future leaders, thru their involvement in athletics and community service.  We offer a healthy alternative to the at-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, under-age drinking, teenage pregnancy, youth violence and suicide, etc…that face our young people everyday.  We are dedicated to building their confidence, self-esteem, and leadership skills in order to enable positive contributions to our society.  
 
Our OBJECTIVES are to:
  • Enhance personal development - athletic, academic, citizenship, community service
  • Increase individual basketball skill level
  • Provide higher level of competition
  • Provide maximum exposure to college coaches & scouting services
  • Field competitive teams with diverse players inclusive of the Lowcountry area
Through participation in area, regional and national tournaments, our players are given the opportunity to display their talents in front of college coaches.  Our sponsors’ donations go toward their expenses and increase the possibility of obtaining a college education perhaps even receiving a basketball scholarship in the future.

We compete against other talented teams across North America in various sanctioned tournaments. Many of our former players have received scholarships and are playing and attending colleges locally and nationwide.  Many current players are now being recruited for scholarships partly because of their demonstrated ability participating with our organization in past seasons.

Our teams are comprised of 10-17 year old girls and boys who will compete each season.  We support the local HS coaches and encourage our “older” ballers as they play on the area high school teams such as Summerville, Goose Creek, North Charleston, St. Johns, Woodland, Berkeley, Ft. Dorchester, Beaufort, Pinewood Prep., Ashley Hall, Porter Gaud, Charleston Collegiate, Stratford, Timberland, Wando, JamesIsland Charter, Academic Magnet, Military Magnet, Stall, Ashley Ridge, Cane's Bay, and others…while the younger ones play at the respective middle schools.

 
If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a BALLER please email us at:
info@lowcountryballers.org

Please consider assisting these players not only strive toward their goal of a college education but also as they challenge themselves to embrace sportsmanship, competition, teamwork, and pride in what they can accomplish!!!

For more information regarding donations or sponsor opportunities please click on
SPONSOR INFORMATION below
or email us at:

info@lowcountryballers.org
 
 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS 
 
TO 

SELECT COACHES - Jenkins, Greene, Watson 

AND ALL THE 
 
 LOWCOUNTRY BALLERS SELECT GIRLS
   
 

as they reached the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME at the AAU JUNIOR SILVER SHOWCASE NATIONALS in ORLANDO, FL July 8-10!!! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Congratulations

to the

7th Grade Girls Team

 

Our girls came in 2nd place in the 7th grade division this weekend at the USBA State Championship!!! A special thanks to Coach Lindsay, Coach McNeil, and all of the parents in leading and supporting our girls this season.

 

Congratulations to all of our teams that participated in all of the tournaments this past weekend!!!!

 

 

Congratulations

to the

Boys 10th Grade Team

 

Our 10th Grade Boys went 3-0 in pool play this weekend at the Battle of the Best Tournament in Atlanta. The team was able to continue the run going 5-0 overall! The undefeated team brought home the first Championship this season.

 

Congratulations

to the

Girls Select Team

 

Our Select Girls went 3-1 over the weekend losing to the SC Future in pool play. We came back to beat them in the championship 53-48. This victory marks the  3rd straight Championship for our girls at Super Regionals. 

 

 

Congratulations

to the

Girls 8th Grade Team

 

Our 8th grade girls went 2-2 this weekend, and were able to compete in the championship game. Our girls proudly brought home 2nd place at Super Regionals.

 

Congratulations

to the

Girls 7th Grade Team

 

Our 7th grade girls went 4-1 this weekend in the Center Stage Tournament. The team's first tournament this season they were able to grab their first 2nd place award!  

 

Congratulations to all of our teams that competed at events this weekend! We're so glad you are Ballers!!!!!

 

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare."

 

- Bobby Knight

 

 

 


 

A. Welch Selected to WNBA

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS
to 

2011 Lowcountry Baller Alumni
&
 

     
       
2015 alumni University of South Carolina 

ALEIGHSA WELCH
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 from 
Goose Creek High School

She was selected #22 overall in the
WNBA DRAFT
(click on Chicago Sky to read more at Gamecocks online)

Among her many accomplishments at
UNIV. of SOUTH CAROLINA & GC HIGH SCHOOL:
 
USC:
2015 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Top USC Career Offensive Rebounder
1000 Points & 900 Rebounds
3 time All-SEC selection
1st Team All-SEC 2014 & 2015
2014 All-America Honorable Mention (AP, WBCA)
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
 
 Aleighsa led her South Carolina team to its first ever Final Four berth in the NCAA Tournament.
 
High School:
3 time All State, 4 time All Region
Two-time Post & Courier Player of the Year
SC Top 5 Seniors
Miss SC Basketball

Aleighsa led her Goose Creek HS Lady Gators to first ever AAAA SC STATE Championship. 

 
 

She was the first in-state signee for Coach Dawn Staley USC Gamecocks!  

Aleighsa played 3 years with the Lowcountry Ballers, 1 year with the Select team, and was part of the 2009 15U Girls AAU DII National Championship team!

Congratulations to
 
Aleighsa,
her parents - Ernesto and Sharell,
 
her family,
 

 

 
 her HS coaches - Tim Baldwin, Calvin Davis, Linda Wright,
 
her Lady Gator & USC teammates,
   
 
and her LOWCOUNTRY BALLER family
- coaches, teammates, and staff!!!
 
 
 
We wish you continued success and are looking forward to watching you play for the CHICAGO SKY! 
 
 
We're GLAD you're a BALLER!!!
 
 

Congratulations

to the

Girls Select Team

 

Our elite girls team started the season off strong by bringing home the 4th straight championship at the Greenville Super Regional's. The team went 4 in 1 at this event, averaging 60 points per game.  Winning the first game by 27, the team fought hard in the second game but came short. Bouncing back to grab the "W" in the third [65-60] and fourth [73-29] games, which advanced the team to the championship game. Each player unselfishly contributing to the tremendous team efforts which finally lead them to beat the South Carolina Stars by 5 [56-50] in the championship game. Awesome beginning to the season.

 

Our 8th grade girls went 2-2 this weekend, and were able to advance to the semifinals. Over in Augusta, our 10th grade boys went undefeated in the first 3 games and were able to move forward to the semifinals in the gold bracket.  Congratulations to all of our teams that competed at events this weekend. A special thanks to all of our coaches, parents, and friends that support our organization. We're so glad you are Ballers!!!!!

 

“Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat” 

– Dean Smith

 


 

M. Greene Earns Scholarship

 

 MYKAYLA GREENE joins BROOKE DIXON & AMERICAL JENKINS from the Lowcountry Ballers SELECT Girls Class of 2015 in earning a SCHOLARSHIP to play basketball!!!

 She is the another among several Class of 2015 Lowcountry Ballers SELECT PLAYERS to ink scholarships to college!!!  

Congrats to ALL our SELECT BALLERS and their Parents!!!


 
CONGRATULATIONS
to 

2015 Lowcountry Baller Alumni
 
   
 
Mykayla Greene
 (#20 above)
 
 
She has signed to play basketball for 
Barber-Scotia College
in Concord, NC!!!
 
Mykayla is a 5'8" forward for her Stall HS team.   Mykayla is the first player to sign in the Barber-Scotia's Lady Sabers 2015 class.  She averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds per game during her senior season!
 
 



Mykayla played just 1 year with the Lowcountry Ballers playing for Coaches Robert Jenkins, D.A. Aldridge, Mike Bennamon, & Derwin Daly on the SELECT GIRLS teams during the 2013-14 travel season!    
 

 Congratulations to Mykayla,
 her parents, her Stall HS coaches/teammates,
and her LOWCOUNTRY BALLER family
- coaches, teammates, and staff!!!
 
We wish you continued success and are looking forward to watching you play for the 
  
We're GLAD you're a BALLER!!!
 

B. Dixon Earns Scholarship

 

 BROOKE DIXON & AMERICAL JENKINS are the first two Lowcountry Ballers in Class of 2015 to sign Letter of Intent for SCHOLARSHIPS during the NOVEMBER Early Signing Period!!!

 

They are the first of several Class of 2015 Lowcountry Ballers SELECT PLAYERS to ink scholarships to college!!!  

Congrats to ALL our SELECT BALLERS and their Parents!!!


 
CONGRATULATIONS
to 

2015 Lowcountry Baller Alumni
 
   
 
Brooke Dixon
 (holding trophy)
 
She has signed to play basketball for 
Francis Marion University
in Florence, SC!!!
 

 
Brooke is a 5'8" guard for her Camden HS team.   Brooke was selected as 2014-15 Preseason SCBCA Top AAA Senior Players.   She is a 4 year letterwinner and also was chosen Class AAA All-Region!   She averages 14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, .8 steals, and 1.8 assists per game during this her senior season!
 
Brooke is also President of her Senior Class, a member of the National Honor Society, and runs on the Camden HS Cross Country Team as well!
 



Brooke played just 1 year with the Lowcountry Ballers playing for Coaches Robert Jenkins, D.A. Aldridge, Mike Bennamon, & Derwin Daly on the SELECT GIRLS teams during the 2013-14 travel season!   Prior to becoming a Baller she played with USC freshman phenom - A'Ja Wilson & stellar sophomore - Alaina Coates with the Palmetto 76ers. 

 
Congratulations to Brooke,
 her parents, Elizabeth & Stacy, her Camden HS coaches/teammates,
and her LOWCOUNTRY BALLER family
- coaches, teammates, and staff!!!
 
 
Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs Dixon for their dedication transporting Brooke from Camden, SC to the Charleston area for all the Lowcountry Ballers Select team practices and events!   Brooke's dedication and work ethic were clearly contributing factors enabling this achievement!
 
We wish you continued success and are looking forward to watching you play for the Francis Marion Lady Patriots!!!
 
 
We're GLAD you're a BALLER!!!
 

A. Jenkins Earns Scholarship

 

 AMERICAL JENKINS & BROOKE DIXON are the first two Lowcountry Ballers in Class of 2015 to sign Letter of Intent for SCHOLARSHIPS during the NOVEMBER Early Signing Period!!!

 

They are the first of several Class of 2015 Lowcountry Ballers SELECT PLAYERS to ink scholarships to college!!!  

Congrats to ALL our SELECT BALLERS and their Parents!!!


 
CONGRATULATIONS
to 

2015 Lowcountry Baller Alumni
 
 
   
 
Americal Jenkins
  

She has signed to play basketball for 
Anderson University
in Anderson, SC!!!
 

 
Americal is a 5'11" forward for her Hilton Head HS team.   Americal was selected as 2014-15 Preseason SCBCA Top5 AAA Senior Players.   She also was chosen Class AAA All-State and is the reigning IP/BG Player of the Year!   She averaged 12.7 points, 16.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals, and 2.3 assists per game during her junior season last year!
 
 


Americal played 2 years with the Lowcountry Ballers playing for Coaches Robert Jenkins, D.A. Aldridge, Mike Bennamon, O.J. Linney, & Derwin Daly on the SELECT GIRLS teams during the 2011-13 travel seasons!

 
Congratulations to Americal,
 her parents &  Grandmother, her Hilton Head HS coaches/teammates,
and her LOWCOUNTRY BALLER family
- coaches, teammates, and staff!!!
 
Special thanks to Americal's Hilton Head and Lowcountry Select Baller teammate Savannah Reir and Mr. & Mrs. Reir for all their support and contributions enabling this achievement!
 
   
 
We wish you continued success and are looking forward to watching you play for the Anderson University Trojans!!!
 
 
 
We're GLAD you're a BALLER!!!
 

 

Congratulations to our 9th Grade Girls!

The 2014 AAU National 9th Grade 

SUPER SHOWCASE Silver Bracket Champions!

Please check out the 9th Grade Girls' ESPN Interview & Highlights of the Championship Game!

Coach OJ, Coach Baldwin, Coach Broughton, family, friends, and sponsors have contributed an immeasurable amount of support, guidance, and dedication that have aided the girls in winning several tournaments and becoming NATIONAL SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS this season.

Congratulations and thank you to all members of this TEAM!

 

We're so GLAD you are BALLERS!

 

16 LOWCOUNTRY BALLERS FROM CLASS OF 2014

INK COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS!!!  

CLICK HERE TO SEE LATEST COLLEGE SIGNEES!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS 

to

 

Lowcountry Ballers SELECT BOYS Team

 

Champions HS Division

King's Dominion Invitational

Head Coach Marshall, Coach Gray, and all families and friends. Our Select BOYS entered this tournament determined to WIN! Although the team had a rough start, these young men were able to execute both offensively and defensively!

 

Lowcountry Ballers 9th Grade GIRLS Team

 Champions JV Division

King's Dominion Invitational

Head Coach Linney, Coach Baldwin, Coach Broughton , and all families and friends. Our 9th Grade GIRLS played exceptionally well throughout this tournament! The girls have been able to consistantly come together and deliver which is proven by the 4 out of 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS this season this far!

 

Lowcountry Ballers SELECT GIRLS Team

Runner-Up HS Division

King's Dominion Invitational

Head Coach Jenkins, Coach Aldridge, Coach Bennamon and all of the families and friends. Our Select GIRLS played very hard in the this tournament! Despite missing players over the weekend, the girls were still able to play as a team and placed 2nd in the HS Division.

 

The Lowcountry Ballers 9th & 10th Grade BOYS Teams also made it to the Semi-finals! 

 

 

 

Keep "WINNING" this season!!!!

 

 

 

We're GLAD you're BALLERS!

MORE CLASS OF 2014 LOWCOUNTRY BALLERS INK SCHOLARSHIPS!!!  

CLICK HERE TO SEE LATEST COLLEGE SIGNEES!!! 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

TO  

THE 9TH GRADE GIRLS TEAM

 

Our 9th Grade Lowcountry Ballers Girls won the AAU State Championship this weekend. They breezed through the tournament going undefeated at 4-0 and beat the Spartanburg Lady Bucks in the championship game 53-16!   Although they have won many tournament championships and finished 2nd in the State several years, this is the team's first AAU STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!  Congratulations to Coach O.J. Linney, Coach Baldwin (not pictured), Coach Broughton, all the players and parents for their accomplishment!!!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We're GLAD YOU'RE BALLERS!!!
 
 

D. Rivers Earns Scholarship

 

 DEMETRE RIVERS is the first Lowcountry Ballers in Class of 2014 to sign  SCHOLARSHIP during Early Signing Period!!!

 

DEMETRE RIVERS is the first of several Class of 2014 Lowcountry Ballers SELECT BOYS to ink scholarship to college!!!  

Congrats to ALL our SELECT BALLERS and their Parents!!!


 
CONGRATULATIONS
to 

2012 Lowcountry Baller Alumni
 
 

Demetre Rivers
 
 
 
 

He has signed to play basketball for 
Mercer College
in Macon, GA!!!
 



Demetre is a 6'7" guard/wing for his Stratford HS team.   Demetre has earned 4 years of Varsity letters in basketball and was selected as 2013-14 Preseason SCBCA Top5 AAAA Senior Players.   He also was chosen Class AAAA All-State and is a two-time All-Region player!   He averaged 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds per game during his junior season last year!


Demetre (#34) played 2 years with the Lowcountry Ballers including playing for Coaches Mike Bennamon, K. Wood, & Stratford HS Asst. Coach M. Jenkins on the SELECT BOYS team during the 2011-12 travel season!

 
Congratulations to Demetre,
 
 his parents - Wanda & Kenneth, his former Lowcountry Ballers sister - La'Kendra  
his Stratford HS coaches/teammates,
and his LOWCOUNTRY BALLER family
- coaches, teammates, and staff!!!
 
 
We wish you continued success and are looking forward to watching you play for the Mercer College Bears!!!
 
 
 
We're GLAD you're a BALLER!!!
 

FREDERICK'S FLORIST