Updated: Oct 4
September 26-27, 2020 | Pelahatchie, MS | Big Girls Report
Good Things Don't Always Come In Small Packages
The Big Girls Report hung out in Pelahatchie, MS September 26-27, 2020 and discovered that good things don't always come in small packages or big cities.
The Big Girls Skills Academy hosted numerous girls 5'10 and taller at Bigfoot Training Academy in the quaint town of Pelahatchie. These young ladies were able to participate in drills and skills designed to specifically to enhance this specific group of players.
Over a two day period, players were engaged with high quality training by professional trainers like Leslie Toole (Director Bigfoot Training Academy), Lataryl Williams (Head Coach @ East Central CC) and Jaleesa Taylor (former AC @ MS College and current Head Coach @ NW Rankin HS). The staff constantly engage the players and offered continuous feedback.
Exposure for the Bigs!
In addition to Big Girls Report, BallN Prep and Delta Report covered the event. Along with the chance to improve their overall basketball abilities, players were in a position to gain local, regional and national attention.
Top Campers & Notables!
The camp was loaded with talent...and though we would like to mention every player, we have decided to mention who we felt were the 5 top performers and several notables.
L-R Top Row | Madison Booker, Taylor Dupree, Sara Williams, Jade Williams
L-R Bottom Row | Zaniya Johnson, Cha'Myrean Ellis, Anna Toombs
Madison Booker | 6'0 Wing | | 2023 | Germantown, MS - demonstrated the skills to be successful at 3 positions - Physical, not afraid of contact either on the perimeter or in the paint.
Taylor Dupree | 6'2 Forward | 2021 | Northwest Rankin, MS - Super wingspan - aggressive in the paint (plays bigger than her size) - Effective mid range shot.
Sarah Williams | 6'0 Post | 2021 | Choctaw Central, MS - Solid facilitator which offset her mid range shooting - physical.
Elyshah Huntley | 6'3 Post | 2024 | Holmes County, MS - True 5 player with good mobility - Handles the ball well for her position - worked hard to gain position.
Jade Rucker | 5'11 Forward | 2025 | Tupelo, MS - Mobile and athletic with quick feet. Effective scoring abilities when using the backboard. Sprints the floor.
Cha'Myrean Ellis |5'10 Forward | 2022 | Jackson Academy, MS - Athletic frame attacks off the bounce, ability to post up guards, high energy.
Zaniya Johnson | 6'4 Post | 2027 | D'Iberville, MS - Great size, raw talent, good footwork, very coachable, strong interior presence.
Anna Toombs | 6'0 Forward | 2023 | Northwest Rankin, MS - Athletic runs floor, good footwork, finishes well, nice low post game.