Glaxo Girls Tourney Lacking

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  • bballfan4life Jan 26, 2013
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    Yeah, I heard the only reason they got in that year is because Green Hope backed out and went to SC. Does anyone know how many times they've actually been invited? Just curious???

  • icculrac Jan 26, 2013
    Rookie

    SE Raleigh played in the Glaxo 2 years ago. Lost to Millbrook.

  • conference Jan 24, 2013
    Towel Boy

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  • six72000 Jan 22, 2013
    Pro

    Do you have to be a host site to get in the tournament. Cary Academy gets in and the only had one talented basketball player. Will the host and get in again next season? I vote clayton to be a host site....lol...they have two division recruits on their team and they are only sophomores with one already having a Division I offer and interest from App. St., Xavier, Oklahoma State, Richmond, Maryland, Washington State, ECU and the post with interest from ECU, Michigan State, Louisville, Penn State, VCU, South Carolina and Clemson. Also Riverside has a kid with a couple of offers as a sophomore those teams should receive consideration if that is part of the criteria.

  • BallerMom Jan 18, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH BBALLFAN4LIFE. ALEXIS HICK IS THE TRUTH. I DONT THINK SE HAS WHAT WILL BE NEEDED TO GO THE DISTANCE, BUT THEY WILL DEFINITELY GIVE A GOOD SHOW WHILE THEY TRY TO MAKE A RUN FOR THE STATE TITLE.

  • nikitalashaye3 Jan 16, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I agree that there should be a better tournament that showcases GIRLS Basketball. We have tons of talent in our backyard and not one team gets recognition. Millbrook has made history with First, winning a championship. Second, having 8 senior players commit to play college basketball. That is major, and they deserve resepect. SE Raleigh is solid and very talented. Their starting five is amazing and they bring "it" every night!! I played basketball in this area years ago, and it needs to go back to the old Glaxo Reynolds days. The girls and guys played together and everyone saw everyone. Games should be very interesting after tournament play. We will see who comes out on top this year.....

  • dlw25220 Jan 13, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I am pretty sure Millbrook girls were invited but declined -- they preferred to go the Upward Classic in South Carolina.

    It would have been good to include Southeast, but other than that it was a good tournament with talent across the board.

  • bballfan4life Jan 12, 2013
    Rookie

    I can't even begin to answer that question. One thing I've heard is that the selection process is very biased. I'm not sure of who actually chooses the teams, but they get it wrong every year. I appreciate that they included Myers Park and Dudley- solid teams that are not in the Raleigh area. But, they didn't even invite Millbrook OR Southeast? To me, if you invite the powerhouses, you would make more money!! Isn't that what it's really about anyway??!! (note the sarcasm) If I coached at Millbrook or Southeast, I would decline the invitation, even if they asked me. They're better off going somewhere else!!

  • ILuvBBALL Jan 12, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    @ bballfan4life it seems like we never stay on the subject when we get up here. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who knows that Hicks is an awesome player! An,I second everything that you said, but, I'm still perplexed as to why SE Raleigh can't get an invite, and they are a local team.

  • bballfan4life Jan 12, 2013
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    Alexus Hicks is the truth! She has to be one of the best point guards in the state. I have seen Southeast play a few times this year and they go hard! I have not seen a team that plays as hard as they do. Millbrook should be commended for all of their accomplishments. They are a great team. I have seen them play several times this year, but they don't play with the same intensity that Southeast plays with. And to get back to what this thread was originally about, this past girls Holiday tournament had a few entertaining games, but it definitely left out a few local teams that should have been included. It seems as if the girls tournament was more of an afterthought rather than a priority. I really think that someone should work on a REAL girls Christmas tournament, that showcases the best teams in the state. We have too many talented programs that deserve to be seen on a big stage. Also, I just looked at the last High School OT roundtable. Is it too much to ask for the girls to get the same coverage that the boys get? The girls teams work just as hard as the boys. Can you talk about some other teams, other than Millbrook? Southeast, Green Hope, Broughton and Holly Springs are worthy of some attention (as well as other teams).

  • balltalker Jan 12, 2013
    Towel Boy

    ILuvBBALL Alexus Hicks sure she is good never heard of her. Look forward to seeing to
    what they can do next year.

  • ILuvBBALL Jan 11, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Here is the 4A girls rankings:

    1. Myers Park (9) 12-0 - 124 pts
    2. Southeast Raleigh 12-0 - 103 pts
    3. Millbrook (3) 11-0 - 102 pts
    4. Seventy-First (1) 13-0 - 72 pts
    5. Page 10-0 - 64 pts
    6. Ardrey Kell 12-1 - 58 pts
    7. Green Hope 12-1 - 43 pts 8. Southeast Guilford 13-1 - 32 pts 9. Broughton 10-2 - 24 pts 10. Holly Springs 12-2 - 23 pts

  • ILuvBBALL Jan 11, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    balltalker, SE Raleigh may not have any KNOWN D1 recruits to you but they have some very good players that are D-1 recruits, one being Alexus Hicks the point guard. And so much emphasis is always being put on Millbrook, Broughton, Green Hope, etc that SE never gets the recognition that they deserve. SE is currently ranked #1 in their division. And don't get me wrong the young ladies that you spoke of are very talented, however, the ENTIRE starting line up for SE is VERY talented but they are very much unrated and overlooked all the time, even with a winning season they are still much the underdogs.... I'm sure they will get invited next year since the majority of the GBB teams will be loosing most of their players and they are going to need someone to contend with Broughton. Don't sleep on SE Raleigh...

  • balltalker Jan 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I thought the tourney was good, got to see K.Leslie and Dee Dee Rodgers both being recruited by top D1 schools. Also Kayla Ealey also top D1 recruit. Havent heard of anyone on at SE Raleigh maybe they can get invited next year.

  • statefan03 Jan 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    @ILuvBBall: I think you're correct - she'll be a walk-on.

  • BallerMom Jan 9, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    I THOUGH WILLIAMS WAS A WALK ON TOO...

  • dee z06 Jan 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    NC Prep.com Poll
    1. Myers Park (9) 12-0 - 124 pts
    2. Southeast Raleigh 12-0 - 103 pts
    3. Millbrook (3) 11-0 - 102 pts
    4. Seventy-First (1) 13-0 - 72 pts
    5. Page 10-0 - 64 pts
    6. Ardrey Kell 12-1 - 58 pts 7. Green Hope 12-1 - 43 pts 8. Southeast Guilford 13-1 - 32 pts 9. Broughton 10-2 - 24 pts 10. Holly Springs 12-2 - 23 pts

  • ILuvBBALL Jan 9, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    Wow, I thought I was the only one who thought about it being a JOKE! You have ONE of the BEST teams in the Triangle right in your backyard, and they dont even get an invite, Yes I'm speaking of S. E. Raleigh HS. And the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational formally known as the Glaxo couldn't get Millbrook HS to attend and they are the returning Champs! I'm hearing that the tournament is under new management or directors and a lot of Coaches are not fond of him. But I think that speaks volume for the tournament when the returning Champs opt out. As far as the statement the tournament claims that it features "top recruits considering Duke, NC State, and UNC, plus some of the top teams in the Triangle, that's really a joke too, or better yet that may have been geared toward the guys ONLY, however, Josh Newkirk and some of the other male players that participated was there. Some of the TOP girls recruits was playing in the Upward Classic in South Carolina.. I guess we will never know the REAL reason for the decline, but it is dually noted.

    Statefan03, is Ashley Williams now a recruit or is she still a walk-on? If she's a recruit now, that's great, just curious.....

  • dee z06 Jan 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I agree, We have some of the best girl’s teams in the area and some of them like Southeast didn't get invited. The Glaxo is a loser when it comes to girl’s basketball. Southeast beat East wake twice last year with 95 percent of there top players returning and not get an invite. Come on something smells if you ask me.

  • statefan03 Jan 8, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Disappointing. the tournament claims that it features "top recruits considering Duke, NC State, and UNC, plus some of the top teams in the Triangle" ... yet only three of the teams qualify as top local teams (based on N&0 1/3/13 rankings). Where was Millbrook? Southeast? Chapel Hill? Green Hope? These could have been great match-ups that wouldn't otherwise occur during the the regular season - especially a Myers Park v. Millbrook re-match. Green Hope also features NC State recruit Ashley Williams.

    And why play all but the final game off-site on the side stage at Cary Academy? There was room for 3 boys brackets, but not for the girls? The girls deserve better.

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