Harold Abend’s Girls of Summer kicks off its 15th year of the Caravan roaming throughout California, and in years past outside the Golden State, in search of the state’s top girls high school basketball talent. Abend profiles Te-hina Paopao of La Jolla Country Day and profiles other early standouts on the summer circuit. Note: We […]
The final event of the month is in the books at the Summer in the City held at Chabot College where the Oakland Soldiers did some marching to a 5-0 record and displayed several high-level prospects, led by Fairfield Vanden’s Julia Blackshell-Fair. A team with mostly girls from Ventura High also shined and probably helped […]
(This is part 2 of a two-part recap) After Part I focused on what happened at two big events in Southern California, Part II goes in-depth about what happened to top NorCal club teams at events in Oregon and Chicago, including Cal Stars Nike Elite taking top honors at the End of the Trail tourney […]
(This is part 1 of a two-part recap) With the conclusion of the San Diego Classic on July 3 there was a short 2-day respite before the Girls of Summer Caravan resumed its coverage with two NCAA certified viewing events in Southern California that kicked off the first half of the NCAA July viewing period […]
For the top girls basketball prospects in the state from the Classes of 2017, 2018 and beyond, Aquira DeCosta from Stockton St. Mary’s reigns as the best. But she’s not the only one that analyst Harold Abend checked out during three springtime NCAA events. Go inside for writeups on the next 10 top prospects, the […]
The 29th annual San Diego Classic summer girls basketball event tips off this week with 152 teams, including one from within California that is traveling nearly 2,000 miles. This latest edition of our Girls of Summer series previews this year’s tourney and we have updates from the Battle in the Boro held in Tennessee and […]
Girls of Summer series continues with recap of Ballin in the Ballroom event held last week near Las Vegas. Jordin Canada shines as usual for winning Cal Sparks Gold squad, but Lajahna Drummer’s strong play coming back from a knee injury was what had college coaches talking about the most. Plus, St. Mary’s girls of […]
Ninth annual Girls of Summer Caravan tips off in the Bay Area. After two events Gabby Green of Berkeley St. Mary’s and Asha Thomas of Oakland Bishop O’Dowd rated top 2014 and 2015 prospects, respectively. ...
Ninth annual Girls of Summer Caravan tips off in the Bay Area. Our annual summer girls basketball evaluations begins with many of NorCal’s top players at two events.