Ballin' in Berea
Basketball Camp
July 30-31, 2004
Berea College
Berea, Kentucky

2004 Ron Harrison

This is the second year for this camp at Berea College.  Berea women’s coach Bunky Harkelroad directs one of the few free exposure camps in the country.  This unique camp features the invited players being divided into teams playing a total of eight games—four on Friday and four on Saturday.  Several defensive sets are utilized in the first half of each game with the second half defense being left up to the individual coach.  Some of the defensive sets being utilized include full court man press, half court trap press, 2-2-1 press, half court  man-to-man, half court 2-3 or 3-2 zone, and half court match-up zone.  This allows the coaches the opportunity to see the players perform both offensively and defensively with various defensive sets.

* I have included a roster with the  players’ names, heights, class, school, state, and high school coach.  This info is for entertainment purposes only as an indicator of the talent level of the camp.  I apologize for any errors or omissions made as I hurriedly transcribed the info.  Also, as in any camp or event, there were the usual amount of no-shows.

Roster

Player's Name

Height

Class 

School

State

Coach

T.J. Thomas

5-4

2007

Barren County

KY

John Butler

Trisha Bennett

5-4

2005

New Albany

IN

Todd Satterly

Briana Green

5-8

2008

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Nicole Holman

5-4

2006

Louisville Butler

KY

TBA

Katy Cooke

5-7

2009

Woodford County

KY

Jay Lucas

Tascha Gibson

5-5

2005

Iroquois

KY

Al Northington

Tyzea Butler

5-6

2006

Waggener

KY

Jamie Dumstorf

LaQuisha Wharton

5-2

2006

Iroquois

KY

Al Northington

Jillian Horn

5-8

2005

Mercer County

KY

Chris Souder

Caitlin Owen

5-9

2006

Webster County

KY

Alan Vaughn

Mallory Luckett

5-6

2006

Mercy Academy

KY

Mark Evans

Paula Carver

5-8

2005

Webster County

KY

Alan Vaughn

Sara Corry

5-9

2005

Trimble County

KY

Kerrie Stewart

Lara Donnelly

5-6

2005

Elizabethtown

KY

Tim Mudd

Emily London

5-7

2007

Lexington Christian Academy

KY

Donna Murphy

Jenna Lowe

5-5

2005

Carroll County

KY

Randy Mefford

Madison Flowers

5-8

2005

Somerset

KY

Jim Brown

Kandi Warford

5-7

2006

Madison Central

KY

Kent Miller

Siarra Cornelius

5-8

2005

North East

PA

David Murphy

Ashley Lunsford

5-6

2006

Rockcastle County

KY

Chrysti Noble

Courtney Hall

5-8

2005

Mercy Academy

KY

Mark Evans

Deanna Jackson

5-7

2005

Holmes

KY

Celeste Hill

Tiara Hopper

5-9

2009

Iroquois

KY

Al Northington

Andrea Chambers

5-9

2005

North

TN

Corey Simon

Elexis Jackson

 -

2006

George W. Collins

 

Thomas Johnson

Amie Noll

5-9

2005

Covington Holy Cross

KY

Rob Kues

Rebecca Gray

5-10

2007

Scott County

KY

Steve Helton

Octavia Brown

5-7

2005

Holmes

KY

Celeste Hill

Amber Guffey

5-7

2005

Clinton County

KY

Ronnie Guffey

Paige Guffey

5-8

2005

Clinton County

KY

Ronnie Guffey

Taylor Christman

5-6

2006

Paris

KY

Terrence Brooks

Latoyia Green

5-10

2006

Wayne County

KY

Tim Pyles

Maggie McKemie

6-0

2005

Louisville Christian

KY

Don Rice

Rachel Lantry

5-10

2006

Covington Holy Cross

KY

Rob Kues

Robyn Jennings

5-11

2005

Elizabethtown

KY

Tim Mudd

Dominica Blakemore

5-9

2005

DuPont Manual

KY

Stacy Pendleton

Latoria Graves

6-0

2005

Holmes

KY

Celeste Hill

Lori Fletcher

6-0

2009

Wolfe County

KY

Kenny Bell

Janae Howard

6-1

2008

Owensboro

KY

Tom Campbell

Brittany Bass

6-0

2005

Covington Holy Cross

KY

Rob Kues

Suzie Owens

5-11

2006

Scott County

KY

Steve Helton

Elyse Ford

5-10

2006

George W. Collins

 

Thomas Johnson

Christy White

 

 

 

 

 

Marisa Williams

6-0

2006

DuPont Manual

KY

Stacy Pendleton

Victoria Arndt

6-2

2005

West Branch

 

Charles Campbell

Arnett Hayes

5-8

2005

Holmes

KY

Celeste Hill

Sade Haywood

6-2

2007

George W. Collins

 

Thomas Johnson

Adaeze Azubuike

5-10

2005

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Rebecca Rhule

5-8

2005

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Kellie Cash

5-11

2007

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Lateidra Elliott

5-5

2007

Ballard

KY

Ken Smith

Ciera Wilkerson

6-0

2005

Waggener

KY

Jamie Dumstorf

Brittany Edelen

6-0

2006

Washington County

KY

J. T. Burton

Shalori Moore

5-9

2005

Mercy Academy

KY

Mark Evans

Emily Napier

5-9

2006

Mercy Academy

KY

Mark Evans

Jenny Petrie

5-10

2006

Mercy Academy

KY

Mark Evans

Ashley Prince

6-0

2007

Owensboro

KY

Tom Campbell

Dymon Rondo

5-11

2006

Eastern

KY

Steve Ward

Katie Sanderson

6-0

2005

Greenwood

KY

Ken Waddell

Shannon Novosel

6-1

2005

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Anaris Sickles

6-0

2006

Lexington Catholic

KY

Greg Todd

Jayme Gilbert

5-7

2006

Clay County

KY

Donnie Gray

Whitney Ford

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Jackson

5-10

2005

Silver Creek

IN

 

Tia Gibbs

5-11

2008

Butler

KY

TBA

Crystal Leach

6-3

2006

Bryan Station

KY

Jackie Williams

Adia Mathies

5-9

2009

Iroquois

KY

Al Northington

Asia Mathies

5-6

2009

Iroquois

KY

Al Northington

Summary

There was some impressive talent at this camp, which afforded observers to view players from all sections of the state as well as some talented out-of-state performers.  The players ranged from rising seniors to players entering the eighth grade this season.  Eighth graders 6-0 Lori Fletcher (Wolfe County) and 5-7 Katy Cooke (Woodford County) continued their excellent play over the summer.  Fletcher entered the spotlight as a seventh grader by averaging 17 ppg and 14 rpg as a varsity performer.  Cooke also burst on the scene last year with an excellent varsity campaign including one memorable game in which she nailed eight three pointers.

5-10 Sr. Tara Rowe (Rockcastle County) continued her impressive summer play.  Rowe can nail the outside jumper, but is strong enough to score in the paint.  Don’t forget about 6-0 Sr. Katie Sanderson from Greenwood—she can play the game.  6-0 Sr. Maggie McKemie (Christian Academy of Louisville) sat out last season after transferring from DuPont Manual but she is playing better than ever and could be the missing piece of the puzzle for a very talented CAL team.  Covington Holy Cross’s terrific trio of Brittany Bass, Rachel Lantry, and Amie Noll should lead Holy Cross to a high pre-season ranking.

Amber and Paige Guffey seem to have been on the scene forever but the talented twins will be entering their final campaigns at Clinton County this season.  Several players from Lexington Catholic played this weekend and it is easy to see why many people consider the Lady Knights the pre-season number one team in the state.  6-0 Jr. Brittany Edelen (Washington County) displayed a nice touch on her mid-range jumper this week.  Add this to her outstanding athleticism and Miss Edelen is difficult to defend.  Rebecca Gray and Suzie Owens played well this week and are two of the main reasons Scott County will enter the season highly ranked.

I had the pleasure of watching 5-2 Jr. LaQuisha (French Fry) Warton (Iroquois) and 5-4 Jr. Nicole Holman (Butler) match up in one of the games.  These young ladies are “quick on quick” and are worth the price of admission.  5-8 Sr. Madison Flowers (Somerset) always impresses and is capable of putting up impressive numbers.  5-11 Sr. Robyn Jennings (Elizabethtown) is a very talented inside player.  5-6 Jr. Taylor Christman (Paris) is a member of Coach Terrence Brooks three-point bombers and can shoot the trey with anyone.  Rockcastle County should be favored to capture the Thirteenth Region crown this year but expect Clay County, led by 5-7 Jr. Jayme Gilbert to mount a challenge.  Coach Mark Evans (Mercy Academy) had several players here and, while they suffered heavy graduation losses, Mercy will be good this year.

Although it is impossible to mention every player here, many were impressive and should have excellent 2004-2005 campaigns.

Conclusion

Congratulations to Coach Bunky Harkelroad for putting together this fine event on the beautiful campus at Berea College.  This camp displayed some excellent talent and another very important aspect in the era of escalating costs—this camp was FREE to the players.  I respect and applaud anyone who can and does put together an event for the players in which the only payment expected is effort and a love for the game.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prephoops@yahoo.com .  

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other basketball events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.