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CourtSide's KT Harrell, 2nd Pro Season!
Headed to Play Overseas in Italy
The 6-foot, 4-inch, 212-pound shooting guard averaged 16.59 points, 3.53 rebounds and shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range in 32 games for Akhisar Belediye in Manisa, Turkey. Now Harrell, a Brewbaker Tech graduate, is crossing global waters again to play in Italy for Mens Sana 1871 Siena. “
I expect to have a great year,” Harrell said. “I’m extremely excited.” Read more... [click here]
Two CourtSide Trainies leaves to play Pro Ball in El Salvador
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Catching Up With K.T. Harrell: Exclusive 1-on-1 interview
By CJ Holmes | Sports Writer | 04/07/16 8:00am
Sometimes, life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you. And after three All-SEC seasons, former Auburn basketball player K.T. Harrell has taken his leap of faith. Harrell’s 5.2 points per game on 27.3 percent shooting wasn’t enough to secure a roster spot this past summer with the Philadelphia 76ers during the NBA Summer League, but the 6-foot-4, 212-pound shooting guard from Montgomery remained optimistic.
CourtSide Academy says good by to Lee High School basketball star Roderic Scott.
His funeral was held at the Acadome on the ASU campus in Montgomery, Ala. on Saturday March 12, 2016
We Love you and we know you are in heaven.
CourtSide's Trainee Brandon McLean, aka Mr. Double-Double
Named conference rookie of the week for the Third time!
Posted Jan. 4, 2016
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Huntingdon freshman Brandon McLean was named a USA South Athlete of the Week on Monday. This is the third time McLean has earned Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week honors this season. Read More here...
CourtSide's Trainee Brandon McLean, nine rebounds and seven blocks.
Posted: Nov. 24, 2015
By Chuck Tidmore
Sports Information Assistant
ROME, Ga. – Freshman Brandon McLean and junior Andre Ashley each scored in the final 61 seconds to lift the Huntingdon men's basketball team over Berry College 73-71 on Saturday. McLean earned player of the week honors
McLean scored to tie the game with 1:01 to play and blocked two Berry shots in the final 53 seconds. After McLean's first block, Ashley scored the go-ahead basket with 27 seconds remaining.
Berry took two shots in the final seconds. McLean blocked the first one and the final shot at the buzzer was off its mark.
"We had a tremendous defensive effort today, especially in the second half," Huntingdon head coach Mike Pugh said. "Brandon was a beast defensively and I'm very proud of everyone. This was a complete team win and the guys played their best game yet. We adjusted to the style being played and we picked up a good win on the road."
McLean finished the game with a game-high nine rebounds and seven blocked shots to go with six points. Huntingdon had four players score in double digits. Read more
McLean named USA South Rookie of the Week
Posted: Nov. 23, 2015
By Chuck Tidmore
Sports Information Assistant
Brandon McLean, Huntingdon - The Ellenwood, Georgia freshman center averaged 6.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game as the Hawks posted a 2-0 record last week. In a 75-64 victory over Birmingham Southern, McLean totaled six points, eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. In a 73-71 win over Berry, McLean scored six points, grabbed nine rebounds, blocked seven shots, dished out one assist and collected one steal.
September 14, 2015
KT gets MVP
in his first
09/20/2015Wendell Lewis, playing pro ball in Bolivia. Link
Wendell Lewis trained with CourtSide and The Alabama Elite in his early high school days. We are glade to see him moving on to play pro ball. Congratulation Mr. Lewis!
CourtSide's KT Harrell Signs to Play Overseas in Turkey!
KT will be playing with the Akhisar Belediye Basketball Club as a Starter the 2015-2016 Season! Link
CourtSide's KT Harrell gets his shot at his Professional dream.
One of the original CourtSide trainees, KT Harrell will get his shot in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league team in July.
Harrell, formal Auburn standout and SEC's leading scorer last season, has agreed to play in the NBA Summer League starting July 10 in Las Vegas.
"I actually woke up around 6 (a.m.) because I couldn't sleep and looked at my phone and my agent had texted me that Philly wanted me to play summer league on their team in Vegas," Harrell said. "I was happy and excited. It's an exciting time for me. I'm just ready to show what I can do. It's a blessing."
Read the original article written by Brandon Marcell .
CourtSide's 6'11, Montreal Holley,
makes the 2015 Las Vegas Pro-Select South Roster.
Montreal Holley (white jersey), a 2009 Carver High School Graduate, has worked hard to get his change at a dream. After Graduating (c/o 2015) and playing college ball for Fort Valley State he came home to CourtSide where he continued to improve on his skills. He was then invited to workout in Texas at the John Lucas camp for a few weeks where he was discovered and selected to play with the 2015 Las Vegas Pro-Select south team. This international showcase is well attended by agents of leagues across the globe. In attendance will be the International European Professional Basketball Leagues, FIBA Licensed Agencies, ABA, Canada and the NBA Dleague. Workouts and game schedules will be July 10-12, 2015
European Countries: Sweden, Turkey, Finland, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Israel, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary and Australia, New Zealand.
Latin American Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Uruguay.
North American Leagues: NBL Canada, NBA D-League, ABA
Because of the NBA Summer League, FIBA and Overseas meetings, the organizers felt this would be the best time to host an international combine and only real opportunity to get these players the needed exposure.
NBA Draft Blog Interview with KT Harrell
Mar 3, 2015; Columbia, MO,USA; Auburn Tigers guard KT Harrell (1)
goes for a three point basket over Missouri Tigers during the first half at
Mizzou Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports
For many, the college basketball path is fairly straightforward; you pick a school, play one through four years, and hopefully play at the next level. Sometimes though, the path isn’t so straight, but it’s in those detours that players find out what they’re made of. Auburn senior KT Harrell changed his path along the way, and he knows he came out a better player, and person, for it.
6 NBA players were born in Alabama.
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on February 26, 2015 at 7:51 PM, updated February 27, 2015 at 7:31 AM
When USA Today's HoopsHype basketball web site mapped the birthplaces of every NBA player at the All-Star break, Alabama came in tied with Mississippi for the 19th spot among the nation's states with six.
California led the nation with 58 natives in the NBA, with Texas second with 22 and New York third with 21. States without a native in the NBA are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nebraska and Vermont. No one born in Vermont has ever played in the NBA.
On a per-capita basis, Alabama fares better in the rankings as a producer of NBA players, taking the No. 12 spot with 1.25 NBA players for every 1 million people in the state. The state with the best per-capita measure of NBA players is Louisiana, which has 15 out of a 2014 estimated population of 4,649,676.
Alabama's native sons in the NBA are Eric Bledsoe and DeMarre Carroll of Birmingham, DeMarcus Cousins and K.J. McDaniels of Mobile, JaMychal Greenof Montgomery and Gerald Wallace of Sylacauga. Those are the players' birthplaces. Bledsoe starred at Parker High School, Carroll at John Carroll, Cousins at LeFlore, McDaniels at Central Park Christian, Green at St. Jude and Wallace at Childersburg. Green and Wallace played collegiately at Alabama.
Bledsoe plays guard for the Phoenix Suns, Carroll is a forward for the Atlanta Hawks, Cousins is the center for the Sacramento Kings, McDaniels is a guard for the Houston Rockets after being leaving the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline last week, Green is a forward for the Memphis Grizzlies and Wallace is a forward for the Boston Celtics.
2013 CourtSide'sÒ. Trainee, Tarrence LeFlore, signs NCAA D-I Scholarship with Alabama State University.
click to watch video of Terrance LeFlore
Acalete - (Ak-uh'leet) n. - A high school senior basketball player that reaches an elite status by demonstrating Academic Excellence by maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and Excels in Athletics.
Country Inn & Suites, 5155 Carmichael Road, Montgomery, AL 36106
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Devante Calloway (Opelika High)
Keylon T. Harrell (Brewbaker Tech Magnet)
Jay Taylor (LAMP Academic Magnet)
Reed C. Teel (Alabama Christian Academy)
Forrest Yarbrough (Montgomery Academy)
Gabe Brake (LAMP Academic Magnet)
Kendall Broughton (Brewbaker Tech Magnet)
Chase Christian (St. James)
Chris Dixon (Brewbaker Tech Magnet)
Alec Pitts (LAMP Academic Magnet)
Highlights & Analysis of Top Players from this Year’s JR Phenom Camp
It has to be one of the great stories of the entire summer, as two players in the 8th Grader Division of this year's JR Phenom Camp, which was held July 31st-August 2nd in San Diego, CA, were originally slated to be alternates in the All-Star Game, but ended up being the co-MVP's in that game. We're talking about 5'2 8th Grader Evan Carter from Montgomery, AL and 5'6 8th Grader Carter Whitt from Raleigh, NC and they both were last minute additions to the All-Star Game after it became glaring obvious that the Blue Team was totally void at the point guard position. Not only were they both more than up to the task, but they did a great job of running the show, getting their teammates involved, and, when the dust had cleared, they had led the the Blue Team to an impressive 70-52 win over the White Squad. Carter finished with seven points in the all-star game and he impressed us all weekend with his excellent ball handling and passing skills, good quickness to the basket, terrific poise and court savvy, and the fact that he's versatile enough to play both the one and the two-guard spots. Whitt finished with 10 points and, in addition to being a savvy floor general who knows how to run a team, he also impressive us with his ability to get to the basket and knock down the outside shot.
Craig Sword, is one of six Alabama ballers to make the 2012 McDonald's All American Nominee List
CourtSide Trainee Tarrence LeFlore gets College Coaches Attention
The 6-foot-1 combo guard is currently averaging 27 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals for an inexperienced Wetumpka squad that lost four starters from last season's area tournament championship team
By: LLOYD GALLMAN/Montgomery Advertiser/January 23, 2013
One of LeFlore's season highlights came Nov. 30, when he scored a career-high 53 points in a loss to Lanier.
"I am starting to play more physical, and my jump shot is better than in previous years," said LeFlore, who had 29 points and 10 boards in Friday's upset victory over fourth-ranked Thompson. "Honestly, I am trying to take someone's scholarship."
Indians coach Chris Washington has had a front-row seat for the senior's steady rise to stardom.
"He can compete against any guard in the state," said Washington, who has coached LeFlore since his freshman year. "They're not too many guards in the state who can compare with him, honestly. He's become more aggressive at attacking the basket. ... I see the effort that he's putting out there on the court every day."
Recruiters are taking notice, too. South Alabama, Texas Southern, Middle Tennessee and Alabama State are some of the Division I programs that have shown renewed interest.
Read the complete story here at montgomeryadvertiser.com
Update: January 25, 2013
Avg 27 points / 4.1 Assist / 6.7 Rebounds / 3.3 Steals / 1.5 Blocks
Update: January 28, 2013 - LeFlore reached the 1,000 point plateau back on January 8th. Now has over 1,100 points. Read more .
CourtSide's Trainee Hunter Brooks returns to Macon East!
12:00 AM, Jan. 05, 2013 EST
Senior Hunter Brooks showed up at Macon-East last month with everything but a bow tied to his head.
Brooks, after four years with the Knights, spent the fall semester at Prattville Christian before returning to Macon-East.
On Friday, Brooks scored a season-high 25 points -- two shy of his career high -- and led Macon-East in a 56-51 win at East Memorial.
"He was a good Christmas present," Macon-East coach Jim Brantley said.
Brooks, with the Knights (9-4) ahead by just two, hit a layup off a steal with 1:02 left. He added two free throws in the final minute.
On the steal, he tipped the ball at midcourt to keep it from going out of bounds and chased it down.
"I knew he was going to do it," senior Kyle White said. "That's just the way he is. I have all the confidence in my teammates to make plays."
Update: January 25, 2013
In the 7 games played from January 4th to 25th, Brooks scored; 25, 17, 22, 19, 18, 29 and 24 points for an avarage of 22 points per game.
CourtSide Trainee Terrance LeFlore, Scored 30 and 52 points in back to back games.
Wetumpka 76, Marbury 65
WETUMPKA – Terrance LeFlore scored 30 points to lead Wetumpka in a win over Marbury on Tuesday.
Sidney Lanier 87, Wetumpka 86 (OT)
WETUMPKA – Steven Wallace scored 30 points for Lanier on Monday. Marques Coleman added 18 points and Elliot Anderson 14. Terrance LeFlore poured in 53 points for Wetumpka (2-4), which is a school record, according to AHSAA records. LeFlore also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Aya Traore' has become one of the most dominant players from the Senagal's Internation Team.
DAKAR (Afrobasket/FIBA World Championship for Women) - Until recently, a trophy of a major African clubs’ competitions was visibly missing on the list of accomplishments for Aya Traore', a player who led Senegal women’s team in five of the past six international tournaments. click here to read more...
CourtSide Trainee, Aya Traore', is a dominant force in the Internationl Spanish League.
BARCELONA (Afrobasket for Women/FIBA World Championship for Women) - Just four rounds into the Spanish Liga Feminina season and Senegalinternational Aya Traore' has already become one of the most dominant players, averaging 17 points and 6.7 rebounds. click here to read more...
A CourtSide Trainee signs a professional contract in Zebbug, Malta
Phoenix Qormi signs Montgomery, Alabama's Brittaney Thomas (Bio)
Monday September 3, 2012
Phoenix SC are pleased to announce that they have signed American Brittaney Thomas for the women’s basketball team Phoenix Petrus Pizza Qormi. The team will compete in the top National League and following the loan transfers of Alexis Cutajar and the additions of Adriana Demanuele, Arielle Abdilla, Jessica Millo and Diane Pace, the team is set to become more competitive next season. Brittaney Thomas joins the elite of foreigners playing for Phoenix ...read more here
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Brittaney Thomas, the American player for our Women’s Basketball Team, Phoenix Petrus Pizza Qormi, was invited to take part in a demostration All Star Game on Wednesday 28th November at De La Salle Gym. The game is set to start at 12pm and will include local foreigners competing against a... read more here
CourtSide Trainee, KT Harrell transfers to Auburn from Virginia, will be eligible in 2013-2014
Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 2:47 PM Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 3:29 PM
By Evan Woodbery/Auburn Bureau, The Birmingham News, Press-Register, and The Huntsville Times
KT Harrell at Virginia (Associated Press published picture)
AUBURN, Alabama -- KT Harrell, a shooting guard who spent part of the last two seasons at Virginia, plans to enroll at Auburn this summer.
"I've decided to go to Auburn," Harrell told the Auburn Bureau. "It's the best fit for me and my family."
Harrell, who made frequent visits to campus to watch games during the season, said the decision was finalized on Monday.
A 6-foot-4, 204-pound shooting guard, Harrell was the 2010 Class 4A Player of the Year in Alabama after a standout senior season for Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School. He was also named the Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year ...[click on pic to read the original article]
FIBA Pro League MVP Trains in the summer with CourtSide in Montgomery Alabama
News release 10/19/2009
Antananarivo (21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women) – Senegalese inspirational player, Aya Traoré has emerged as the new Africa Best Player in women basketball.
Traoré who inspired her side to victory over former champion, Mali win now wear the crown of Most Valuable Player for the next two years.
The 25-year-old also earns a role call into Africa Top-5 players of the 21st FIBA Africa Championship for Women in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Other players on the honour list include, Fatou Dieng and Aminata Diop both of Senegal, Nassecela Mauricio of Angola and Nagouma Coulibaly of Mali.
19-year-old Cote d’Ivoire guard, Kani Kouyate was the championship leading scorer with 125 points, Mali forward, Djene Diawara won the best rebounder with 72 rebounds; Madagascar Prisca Razananira was the championship best three-point-shooter.
Maiwenn Andriamilandy of Madagascar was the championship revelation; Mauritius team was given an honorary fair-play award while host Madagascar won the fair-play award.
Champion Senegal and runner-up Mali will fly Africa flag at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Czech Republic.
High Scoring Aya Traoré, will play in the 2010 FIBA World Championship against Team USA, Read more here...
To read the complete and original write up by Mercer's Basketball Program click here...
Division I Mercer Bears welcomes Tabitha Bradshaw to the Women’s 2011 Basketball Recruiting Class
MACON, Ga. – On Wednesday, Mercer women’s basketball head coach Susie Gardner announced the addition of three players to her 2011 recruiting class.
Tabitha Bradshaw, a 5-foot-9 guard out of Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School in Alabama, is ranked as the No. 125 guard in ESPN’s HoopGurlz website.
“When I saw her play, I knew immediately that she was a player we needed to have,” Gardner said. “Not only is she a three-point shooter, but she’s a scorer. She can handle the ball and is also defensively sound. She’s going to be a special player very quickly for us.”
Bradshaw’s scoring ability helped her rack up a gaudy 18 points per game during her senior season en route to an impressive post season run. Behind her leadership, Brewbaker Tech captured the state championship.
During the team’s playoff run, Bradshaw was tabbed the MVP of the Regional Tournament and an All-Tournament player in both the state finals and the area tournament.
“She has worked tremendously hard over the course of her high school and middle school career,” Brewbaker Tech head coach Kelvin Stokes said. “Her work ethic is so high and I am glad it paid off. I am glad that she is going to a school that she loves. She knows she can have an immediate impact and get a great quality education. I am so happy for her and her family because they put in a lot of hard work for her to get where she is.”
April 14, 2011
Another CourtSide Trainee Signs a Division I Basketball Scholarship
Tabitha Bradshaw makes more history for Brewbaker Tech
By Tim Gayle
Her impact didn't always show up in the statistics, but Tabitha Bradshaw's influence on the Brewbaker Tech's girls basketball team was crucial, especially when point guard Candice Thomas suffered a season-ending knee injury in the area tournament.
Bradshaw helped the Lady Rams make history by winning the first state championship in the magnet school's nine-year history of the athletic department. She made more history Wednesday by becoming the first girls basketball player in the program's history to sign with a Division I-A program when she signed a letter of intent to play at Mercer University.
"This has been my dream since I've started," she said. "I wanted to get a Division I scholarship. It just became real today."
The 5-foot-9 shooting guard took over some of Thomas' role at point guard after the injury, but more importantly, she took over some of the leadership role the Lady Rams needed on the way to the Class 4A championship.
"Tab meant a whole lot to our basketball program," Brew Tech coach Kelvin Stokes said. "She can score, she's a floor leader, she does the things in certain games that don't get noticed. She's a great defender as well as a scorer. When Candice went down, she knew as a senior she had to carry this team. Candice was a four-year starter and the only other senior starter, so she took it upon herself to step up with that senior leadership because she didn't want to leave without a state championship."
Bradshaw switched from cheerleading to girls basketball in the sixth grade and started her career as a sophomore at Jeff Davis before moving over to the magnet school program as a junior. With a 3.8 grade-point average, her collegiate choice was as much about academics as it was athletics.
"I went down for a visit and really liked it," she said, adding that many of her relatives are only two hours away in Augusta, Ga. "And the fact that they've got real small classrooms and a student-teacher ratio of 20:1, I like that. They have a close-knit relationship between teachers and students."
Bradshaw's lack of height may have chased away some college recruiters, but Stokes said her ability this year proved she can play college basketball.
"She plays on a 6-foot level," he said. "She can create her own shot and get off screens and play one-on-one basketball."
CourtSide produces another Regional MVP.
Tabitha Bradshaw, A Brew Tech senior and a courtside trainee, was named the Class 4A South Regional Girls 2011 tournament MVP read more here
Tabitha Bradshaw, A CourtSide Trainee, chosen as one of the top three players at the Fab Five Camp. The skinny on Bradshaw went like this...
5’8” - PG/SG
Montgomery, AL/Brewbaker Tech
Class of 2011
A quick, shifty combo type guard Bradshaw made real waves during the Camp. She’s can put the ball on the floor and knock down the open jumper. Her versatility helped her pick up a lot of interest from the backline full of college coaches. She’ll be back in the gym on Sunday afternoon for the Superstar Showcase.
Event Recap: Peach State Fab Five Camp - Published By: Brandon Clay - July 8, 2010Read more here...
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