Program Preview – Douglasville Lady Tigers – July 4, 2013

Yaktavia Hickson of Ga., has catapulted onto the radar of multiple Division One schools at TeamPSB events. *Photo by Ty Freeman

Yaktavia Hickson of Ga., has catapulted onto the radar of multiple Division One schools at TeamPSB events.
*Photo by Ty Freeman

The Douglasville Lady Tigers consistently bring talent and competitiveness to the tourney atmosphere. For years Coach Tonya Jackson’s teams have made deep runs in bracket play while also developing college prospects at the same time. One of the more notable prospects from the Douglasville program is Christen Mercer who was a freshman at the University of Florida this past year.

By: @JLHemingwayPSB

Program Director:

Tonya Jackson

Program Headquarters:

Douglasville, Ga.

TeamPSB Events They Will Attend:

July 6-7 Summer Kickoff (Marietta, Ga.)
July 8-9 Best of Summer (Marietta, Ga.)
July research paper pay 10-11 Real Deal in the ATL (Marietta, Ga.)
July 23-25 Summer Invitational (Marietta, Ga.)

Notable Players:

***All rankings and star grades courtesy of
Maya Benham – 2015
Nakira Goings – 2015
Yaktavia Hickson – 2014

The Lady Tigers have a program that is filled with quality prospects once again this summer. Maya Benham of Douglasville, Ga. is a four star prospect and is the focal point of this year’s team. The 5–foot–11 forward is an ELITE100 Watch List player for the 2015 class. Her combination of size, athleticism and skill have earned offers from several NCAA Tournament caliber teams. Alongside of Benham is 5-11 wing Yaktavia Hickson of Stone Mountain, Ga. The three-star prospect is known for her play making research paper on after sales services ability with the ball in her hands. In addition to Hickson is Nakira Goings of Marietta, Ga. The two-star guard is versatile in the sense that she can handle the ball as a primary handler or spot up as complementary shooter. This trio of players makes the Lady Tigers a legitimate threat in bracket play.

ProspectsNationTV:Feature Brandon Clay talks about Yaktavia Hickson Class of 2014 Elite 150 Watch List National Evaluator Stephen Peck says that “Coach Jackson always gets the Lady Tigers to play hard and together. Her ability to motivate and relate to these young ladies is special and it shows up when it comes game time. research paper journal Watching the Douglasville teams compete is always a highlight of a PSB tournament.” A number of college coaches have already committed to follow the Coach Jackson’s team this summer and with good reason. The Lady Tigers have a deep roster that will keep them winning and keep the attention of all who are watching.

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 EBA All-American, 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 [email protected] and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB