Beginning May 1, The Dabbelt Report will be featuring current and former basketball standout players from around Ohio, as Jim Dabbelt sits down with superstars of the past, present and future to talk about the game, and their careers.
The first installment of this feature hit the web today: former Dayton area basketball star and current professional golfer Emma Jandel.
This will be a big weekend for girls basketball players all across Ohio, as the annual spring evaluation weekend is upon us. Most of the top players who have a goal of playing at the next level will be out at various locations starting tomorrow, with the eyes of hundreds on college coaches watching them.
There are several events around the country, with the “Big Three” landing in Chicago for the USJN Windy City Classic, Raleigh, (NC) for the Deep South, and Hampton, VA for the Boo Williams event. There are smaller events also for the teams not going to these three, which will all provide a chance for the players to showcase their talent for the coaches.
Several of the national evaluators will also be out this weekend, including Dan Olson (Collegiate Girls Basketball Report/ESPNW), Mark Lewis (Blue Star Media) and Joe Fenelon (NY Girls Hoops Report/Blue Star Media) who will be in Hampton; Bret McCormick (All Star Girls Report) will be in Raleigh, and yours truly will be spending some time in Chicago and I plan to catch some games in the Windy City Classic, including three big ones on Sunday morning involving the Cincy Angels, Cincy Finest Black and Dayton Lady Hoopstars Premier.
Summertime may be a time for no homework, sleeping in, and hitting the beach, but for basketball players it is a time to transcend into a better player. A great player is not made during the season, they are made during the summer.
I will be posting several events as I get them right here, so make sure you check out the website every couple of days to find out what is going on this summer!
June 4-7: Hoop Through Life: NOTE: NEW DATE AND LOCATION- This unique camp combines teaching basketball skills and four core elements: Communication, Wellness, Community and Heart. This camp is run by former Carlisle standout Alexis Murphy, currently a key member of the Division 2 national power Nova Southeastern Unviersity in Florida, along with other former SW Ohio prep stars Simonne Gage (CJ, Capital 4 yr starter), Raytea Long (CJ, Vanderbilt), and Molly Blomer (Lakota East standout, currently with at Nova Southeastern). Sign up for this camp, held 9a-4p June 4-7 at Hamilton High School. The cost is $200 early bird special, or $225 regular price for the 4 day camp! https://jimdabbelt.wordpress.com/dabbs-blog/
TBA: Miami Valley Future Stars Mini-Camp: more info coming next week!