Basketball Wall Street: Fast Break Season

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Basketball Wall Street: Fast Break Season

Courtney Banghart, has been hired as the new head coach of the North Carolina Women’s Basketball Program. The New Hampshire native steps into deep waters in the ACC after a long Ivy League history as a successful coach at Princeton and player at Dartmouth. It came down to Banghart and UNC great Charlotte Smith at Elon for the position…..

Bridgette Mitchell, is the new assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh Women’s Basketball program replacing Danille Santos. The New Jersey native and Duke alumni returns to the ACC leaving James Madison after a highly successful tenure in Harrisonburg….

Angelika Szumilo has been hired as the new head coach of the Fairleigh Dickinson women’s basketball team, leaving Fordham after a long tenure with Stephanie Gaitley at Monmouth and Long Island University respectively……..

Bella Runyan, a 5-foot-10 guard at Moorestown Friends School (NJ) makes a verbal commitment to Villanova University. Bella is the daughter of Jon Runyan, a former Pro Bowl left tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles….

Mya Murray, makes a commitment to Brown University. Murray, played for the West PA Bruins program and is a 6-3 forward from Uniontown Area HS (PA)…..

After the resignation of Silvia Hatchell at North Carolina, assistant coach Bett Shelby arrives in Morgantown as the associate women’s basketball coach at West Virginia….

Blanche Alverson has been hired as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech. Alverson played for new head coach Nell Fortner at Auburn. Moreover, after the MaChelle Joseph debacle, many individuals in the women’s basketball community felt as though Todd Stansbury dropped the ball hiring Fortner. Who has not been active as a coach for almost a decade. A large number of coaches from all races felt like it made sense to hire a woman of color at the Atlanta, Georgia school…..

Mark Campbell has been chosen to be the head coach of the USA Basketball U16 Women’s basketball team. The division II, Union University coach will be assisted by Ruth Sinn, from St Thomas University in Minnesota. And, Kelly Carruthers out of Texas and James Bowie High School….

2019 marks the end of two great women’s basketball legacy’s with Silvia Hatchell and CV Stringer. While coach Hatchell has left the game under negative allegations, despite the fact that she was one of women’s hoops trailblazers in the great basketball state of North Carolina for 33 years on Chapel Hill. Coach CV Stringer won her 1,000th game February of 2019. Stringer’s season was cut short due to health issues and was told by her doctors to take off the ending of the regular season and return for the playoffs. Stringer never returned to the sidelines, and might as well retire at age 71 with a tremendous legacy in women’s basketball behind her…..

The New York Renaissance is a well established boy’s basketball program based out of NYC. In 2019, the Rens introduced a girl’s basketball program, inserting longtime Christ the King coach Bob Mackey as its director. King has been a Nike stronghold for several decades, sooner or later the Lady Rens program will eventually be apart of the Nike Girl’s Elite Youth Basketball League. Like Mary Klinger in New Jersey, Mackey is a veteran high school coach entering into AAU/Travel basketball in the twilight of his career.  Sidebar, the states of California, Texas and Florida account for 12 out of the 32 Nike Girl’s Elite Youth Basketball League teams…..

The High Energy Top 100 Exposure Camp Event will take place Saturday June 1st in New York City. The event will provide a much needed platform for prospects to challenge themselves and to gain valuable exposure. Each participant will receive a picture and a recruiting card to move forward with. Team FootPrintz will provide the training, and Basketball Wall Street will provide the basketball evaluations and vital input for student-athletes to be successful as a prospect….

There are about 600 or so young ladies in the NCAA transfer portal. These figures cause a huge domino effect, many college coaches are like vultures diving into the portal to see what players they can get. Fair enough, but what happens to the 2020 prospects that are in competition with high level transfers for a scholarship? What happens to those in the transfer portal that do not find a school to transfer to?……

Nicki Gross has been hired as the special assistant to Vanderbilt’s Men’s Basketball head coach Jerry Stackhouse. Adell Harris, has also been brought on board as the programs chief of staff…..

New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) will vote on switching to the National Federation of High School rules which will effect girl’s basketball the most. The main input of the NFHS is that they have no rule for a shot clock. The vote will take place May 2nd in Saratoga Springs, New York…..

Trevor Woodruff is now the new head coach at Bucknell University. Woodruff is a Pennsylvania native coming from the University of Scranton women’s basketball program……

Johnetta Hayes accepts the head coaching position at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. “I am very excited to join the UMBC family and can not wait to help return the program to the top of the America East Conference.”……

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