Women?s Basketball Holds Successful Play Day
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Women?s Basketball Holds Successful Play Day


NASHVILLE --- This past Saturday the Tennessee State University women’s basketball program welcomed high school girl's basketball teams from across the country to the Gentry Center for a Play Day.  

“I feel like our Play Day was great for TSU women’s basketball but even better for our university with the local teams as well as teams from the Indiana and Memphis areas having a chance to learn about TSU,” said head coach Larry Inman. “We wanted to show them what a great place TSU is as an institution and what type of women’s basketball program we have and I believe we did that. We heard nothing but positive comments and promises to return from those that participated.”

The Play Day which featured teams from Nashville, Memphis and Indiana drew a crowd of more than 200 spectators throughout the day.

“We put on a play day to give local teams and future recruits that might be interested an opportunity to be on our campus and meet the coaching staff.

The first game of the day began at 8 a.m. with the final game concluding at 9 p.m. Each team played three games. Following two 20-minute halves of action, the teams had the opportunity to go through situational plays.

Head Coach Johnnie Luckett, from Memphis’ Whitehaven High School talked about the importance of his team participating in Play Days.

“We came here to get experience playing other teams,” he noted. “In Memphis we have a style of ball that we play while East and Middle Tennessee teams have their own style. What we wanted to do is get a taste of how other Tennessee teams play so if we make it to the playoffs, we will already have an idea of what to expect.”

There were eight teams that participated in TSU’s Play Day including Whites Creek, White House Heritage, Evansville Mater Dei, Maplewood, Antioch, Brentwood, Centennial and Whitehaven.

TSU will host another Play Day on June 18 in the Gentry Center.

“We are very excited about our next play day and we are already making plans to make it even better,” coach Inman continued. “This is such a great opportunity for the teams that attend to hone their skills and come together as a unit. It should be another great day of basketball!

For more information contact assistant coach Joe Bonham (615) 963-5903.