Saturday, September 13, 2008

Schaefer Verbals, The Next Big Thing

#1 posting 9.13.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Leslie Schaefer of Verona, Wisconsin has verballed Kent State. The 6-3 center averaged 13.1 ppg for the 19-7 Wildcats last season. Schaefer plays her summer ball with Pacesetter Basketball. From the Capital Times.

Schaefer is the 15th player from the 2009 Wisconsin class to verbal and the 10th player headed to a D1 program.

Starr Crawford of Mansfield Summitt has verballed Texas Christian.

Crawford is the 2nd player from the Texas 2009 class (that is known) to verbal.

Colorado State has five players from overseas on their roster this season.

Chakeitha Weldon has left the Kansas women's basketball team. Weldon played in 10 games last year, and averaged 2.6 ppg.

Swanville HS (a class A school between Little Falls and Alexandria) has an opening for Varsity and JV girls. Currently there is no C team. Numbers have been down and the program hasn't won more than 2 games in about 7 years. The freshmen class, 8th, 7th and 6th grade are big classes with some talent according to sources.

Here is a job opportunity---due to some great fundraising efforts, Columbia Heights is looking to add an additional coach in the Varsity gym this season. The position will be open beginning Tuesday.
Applicants can either send resume to activities office (attention Coach Buerman) or apply online at Interested individuals may also call me if they have questions.
Chris Buerman, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

If you remember we posted a story on Jaime Nared, the 6-0 12 year old girl kicked off the boys team for being so good. Now the New York Times of all places has a story on the next big thing--the next Candace Parker---in girls basketball.

The Yearbook Prep Showcase will be held today at the Just a Game Field house in the Wisconsin Dells. Admission is free. From the Capital Times.

UMKC has released their 2008-09 schedule.

With the new season only weeks away we want to get you ready to play at your best. North Tartan is offering the opportunity to help you get your ball handling crisper, get your shot back on track, conditioning and get a few competitive games in before the season begins.
Two separate clinics will be offered:
Alexandria, MN – October 16 – (Thursday) - Alexandria HS
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm cost $35
This is for grades 5th through 12th
Minnetonka, MN – October 17 and 18 – (Friday and Saturday) -Minnetonka HS
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday and 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday
cost $60
This is for grades 6th through 12th
*Each player will receive a t-shirt.*

Make checks payable to North Tartan Area Basketball
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or check the NorthTartan website:
Gerard Coury: 651-303-5262

Please mail checks to:
North Tartan Area Girls Basketball
7611 12th Street N.
Oakdale, MN 55128

Next up: later today after the Fall League at Roosevelt.