STORM ALERT: SUMMER 2014 UPDATE
THE SPRING TRAVEL SEASON WAS AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS AND THE STORM REPRESENTED THE STATE OF MICHIGAN WELL DURING THE NCAA EVALUATION PERIOD IN APRIL BY TAKING FIRST PLACE IN THE NATIONAL DIVISION OF THEIR POOL AT THE USJN WINDY CITY CLASSIC IN CHICAGO. WE WERE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION THAT OUR PLAYERS RECEIVED FROM COLLEGE COACHES AS A RESULT OF THEIR HARD WORK AND PERFORMANCE. THE GIRLS DID NOT MISS A BEAT IN JULY BY GOING 4-1 (NATIONAL DIVISION) AT THE PRESTIGIOUS RUN-4-THE ROSES TOURNAMENT IN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. THE STORM AGAIN TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THEIR POOL. WE FOLLOWED THIS EVENT UP BY GOING 2-0 AT THE REAL DEAL IN THE VILLE SHOOTOUT IN NASHVILLE, TN. ONE OF THE GAMES (A 30-POINT VICTORY) WAS LIVE-STREAMED NATIONALLY. THEREAFTER, THE TEAM PARTICIPATED IN PERHAPS THE BEST/DEEPEST NATIONAL TOURNAMENT HELD IN THE UNITED STATES DURING JULY -- THE BATTLE IN THE BORO (NASHVILLE, TN). DESPITE PLAYING IN THE TOUGHEST POOL IN THE NATIONAL DIVISION, THE STORM BATTLED THEIR WAY TO THE SEMIFINALS OF THE EVENT. ALONG THE WAY THE STORM KNOCKED OFF A PERENNIAL NATIONAL POWERHOUSE (AND PRESEASON #12 RANKED TEAM IN THE USA). AS A RESULT OF OUR EFFORTS A SLEW OF OFFERS WERE MADE TO STORM PLAYERS. CURRENTLY, PLAYERS FROM OUR 2015 & 2016 CLASSES HOLD IN EXCESS OF 55 DIVISION 1 SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS. NOT BAD FOR A "NEIGHBORHOOD TEAM."
MICHIGAN CLASS A PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ERIKA DAVENPORT
The Michigan Storm is home to many young ladies that have achieved various honors including, All-Conference, All-Area and All-State. This year, in addition to these honors, the Michigan Storm is proud to announce that one of our own, Erika Davenport, was named the Player of the Year in Class A by the Associated Press. Erika was also named to various All-State & "Dream-Teams" by sports writers and coaches from across the State. The sky is the limit for this young lady.... and she is only a Junior. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/3077924184423785100/clarkstons-erika-davenport-is-class-a-player-of-year/
DREAM TEAM, ALL-STATE, ALL-AREA, ALL-CONFERENCE
BENNA AMES: MAC Red All-Conference Honorable Mention. TAIYE BELLO: All OAA-Red, All Metro/Area -- Detroit Free Press, Honorable Mention All-State--Detroit Free Press, All Area-North/Detroit News, All-State Honorable Mention -- Detroit News, All Oakland County -- Miprepzone. ERIKA DAVENPORT: Class A Player of the Year -- Associated Press, BCAM All-State, All-Metro--Detroit Free Press, #1 Player in Oakland County -- burneysbytesblogspot.com, Dream Team/All-State--Detroit Free Press, Detroit News All Area-North, All OAA Red, M-Live-Oakland County Dream Team, M-Live Detroit Player of the Year. AMBER JAMISON: All-State-Detroit Free Press, BCAM All-State/Special Mention, Associated Press All-State, Special Mention, Detroit News All-State, Honorable Mention, All Metro --Detroit Free Press, projected #2 Player in Oakland County by burneysbytesblogspot.com, Detroit News All Area North, ALL OAA, All Oakland County -- miprepzone. SYDNEE McDONALD: All-State Detroit Free Press, All-State Honorable Mention-Associated Press, All-State Honorable Mention-Detroit News, All-Area First Team-Flint Journal. JALISHA TERRY: All State Honorable Mention -- Detroit Free Press, All-State Honorable Mention -- Detroit News, All Area -- 2nd Team/Flint Journal. MORIAH WILLIAMS: All Oakland County -- miprepzone. ROBYN PRUITT: Saginaw County Dream Team -- Honorable Mention.