Thursday, September 27, 2007
Byers girls going to showcases
By BARRY BURLESON
Some H.W. Byers Lady Lions will display their basketball talents in upcoming fall events.
Simone Ryan and Rachel Jones have been selected to participate in the Blue Chip Basketball Best of the Best at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. It is set for Friday, Sept. 28.
There will be 50 athletes participating. They will be divided into five teams and play two games each.
Ciara Seldon, Amanda Jones and Simone Ryan will take the court in Coach T’s Fall Invitational Exposure Showcase Sunday, Sept. 30, at Memphis Central High School.
It will feature some of the top high school basketball players from states such as Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama.
These showcases are women’s NCAA certified basketball events. Jason Thompson, head coach of the H.W. Byers Lady Lions, said participation in the showcases is by invitation only.
“This is tremendous for the kids,” Thompson said. “It will really help them. It’s an honor to be selected.”
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