Program Preview – Atlanta Lady Celtics – July 17, 2013

Jada Byrd has led the Atlanta Lady Celtics with her play all summer. *Photo by Ty Freeman

Jada Byrd has led the persuasive essay mandatory community service Celtics with her play all summer.
*Photo by Ty Freeman

The Lady Celtics of Atlanta, Ga. have steadily grown in numbers and influence under the guidance of Daphne Pierce-Smith. This year the Celtics program boasts of three teams which are all full of developing prospects. The success of previous Celtic alumni has paved the way for this year’s group to flourish. A more notable prospect from last year’s team is Moses Johnson of Lithonia, Ga., who will be a freshman at Chattanooga this fall.

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Program Director:

Daphne Pierce-Smith

Program Headquarters:

Atlanta, Ga.

TeamPSB Events They Will Attend:

July 10-11 – Real Deal In The ATL (Marietta, Ga.)
July 23-25 – Summer purchase a research paper online Invitational (Marietta, Ga)

Notable Players:

***All rankings and star grades courtesy of

Jada Byrd – 2014
Brea Elmore – 2014
Tori Pharr – 2014

Two dynamic guards headline the Celtic program this year. Jada Byrd of Lithonia, Ga., has elevated her game so much that she is in the discussion of players that could be added into the ELITE150 when expands its’ rankings in the fall. Byrd’s athleticism allows her to make plays in the open court. She has also polished her skill sets to become a guard who can manufacture points in the half court offense. Her backcourt running mate, Brea Elmore of Stone Mountain, Ga., is the perfect complement for Pierce-Smith’s squad. Elmore i hate writing research papers is a combo-guard who defends, makes hustle plays and now is finding her offensive rhythm. This tandem is hard to guard when both are playing well. Along the frontline, the Celtics boast a number of quality post players including Tori Pharr of Newton, Ga. The 6–foot–2 power forward committed to North Florida during the July break.

Stephen Peck, a national evaluator, says that “The Atlanta Celtics have done a great job of developing young players into college prospects. Coach Daphne Pierce-Smith is a master of holding kids accountable for their actions while also encouraging them to reach their goals. It is always a pleasure to watch their teams play.” You can watch the Lady Celtics games this persuasive essay questions summer by logging into and checking for their televised games.

ProspectsNationTV: Jada Byrd highlights from the Real Deal in the ATL

ProspectsNationTV: Brea Elmore highlights from the Real Deal in the ATL

Jonathan HemingwayJonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the The service is used by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He also serves on the selection committee for the Elite Basketball Academy Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. He has been involved in the community since 2002 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB