Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Select Player Excelling in Their Middle School Games - Khessli Ingram

Khessli Ingram (KJ), 7th Grader from Miller Grove Middle School, a member of the Mighty Atlanta Select RED Team with Coach Lawson, in his first game of the Middle School basketball season scored 22 points with 15 rebounds, 2 blocks and one assist in 19 minutes with a victory over Salem Middle School. He scored 70% of his team's points with no turnovers. What a way to start KJ (Number 25). Keep up the Excellent work.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Select Player Excelling in Their High School Games - Quayveon Yegha

In his first game of the high school season Atlanta Select player (Quayveon Yegha,"Q") at Creekside High School had 15 points and 23 rebounds against Langston  Hughes HS. "Q" is a 6'5" small forward who player for Coach Tony Burton and his Mighty Atlanta Select RED team. He is continuing his dynamic performances as he did last summer during the AAU circuit. Keep up the excellent work "Q".


Monday, November 16, 2015

Select Player Excelling in their College Games - Bakari Copeland.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Stand Out. Check out Bakari Copeland, a former Atlanta Select player that played for the organization for 4 years. Now in college. Check out the write up below.

Just Go Select!!!

Select Player Excelling in their High School Games - Miles Black

During the first week of the high school season Miles Black, 6'3" small forward from Jonesboro High School, had 32 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the J.V. game. Came back and played in the Varsity game with 7 rebounds and 7 assists before fouling out. Kudos to Miles who played with Coach Burton and the Mighty Atlanta Select RED team for the last few years. Keep it up Miles. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

See You at Skills Development Camp on Sundays from 2-6 PM

You are invited to come out and join the Atlanta Select Cadre as they conduct Skills Development training on Sundays. Check out the details at
Just Go Select!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

All of Them Made Their School's Team - 100%

Congratulations to the Mighty Atlanta Select 2015 BLACK 2018 Team with Head Coach Kevin Morris. 100% of his season ending roster made their high school team, 
Varsity, JV and 9th Grade.

Joshua Whittle -Druid Hills 

Tahmaj Faust -Druid Hills
Tyran Johnson - Miller Grove
Marcus Douglas - Miller Grove
Malik Wheeler - South Gwinnett
Ta'San King -  South Gwinnett
Jakob Miller - Decatur
Jerome Beazer - Hapeville Charter
Cedarian Norwood - Pebblebrook 
Adrien Powell - Alcovy
Anthony Paschal - Alcovy
Jonathan Young - Westlake
Tighe Hunter - Lakeside
Not picture is Jakob Miller, Tyran Johnson, and in the back of the photo obstructed by another player's head is Cedarian Norwood.

Congratulations to these student athletes. Wish them a successful basketball season.

Just Go Select!!!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Select Nation NEWS, Friday, October 30, 2015

Hello Select Nation Family, Friends and Fans. 

It is a Fact that we have a dynamic Program that have dynamic Teams which have produced dynamic Players.

As I watched the Atlanta Hawks season opener last Tuesday, I cheered hard for the Hawks and wanted them to win.  However, there was a player on the Detroit team that I also wanted to do well, and he did. One of the Select Nation's former players that started with us 10 years ago, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

The excerpt below is what was reported in the SB*NATION NEWS about Kentavious' performance against the Hawks.
"But let's talk about the night Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had.
The Atlanta native looked right at home, hitting four threes and totaling 21 points in the season opener. His perimeter defense was also key as he was effective in keeping Kyle Korver off of the three point line. Caldwell-Pope's defensive efforts resulted in one of the best three point shooters in the league managing to only connect once from deep.
But man his threes. These were floating water balloons of goodness, splashing the net for the good guys. I hope Korver has a good optometrist because that third quarter three in his eye might have damaged his vision for good."

His Select team at the time was coached by Coach Watson who I know was watching and was extremely proud of one of his players that he groomed and then went on to excel in high school, the University of Georgia and now in the NBA.

Not only Coach Watson, but we all can be proud for one of our former Select players whose dream came true.  
Yes, it is a Fact that our Program produces dynamic Teams and dynamic Players.
Congrats to Kentavious and God Bless.

The Select Nation's goal is not to promise or gloat on sending former players to the NBA, but to successfully prepare young boys and girls, both academically and athletically, for the opportunity to pursue a degree of higher education at the college level.

Thus, we are proud to promote the many players (Student Athletes) that have moved to the next level. Here are a few Lady Selects that played with us several years ago and now doing their thing at the college level. 
Coach Mandeldove can be justifiably proud of the ladies above that he coached and are now at the next level.


But these are the stories of only two Select Nation coaches and their teams from about 
8 to 10 years ago. 
The Select Nation has averaged over 30 teams for the last 8 years and more then 
300 student athletes each year. This is just a snapshot of a couple successful of
Mighty Atlanta Select Team and Players.

Reports are coming in in how many of our student athletes from last season that have made their school's team. 
Coach Lawson (Last Season's Mighty 6th Grade RED team) reported today that 5 of his players tried out and 5 made their Middle School teams. 
Even his youngest son, a 4th grader, made the Middle school team. 
A special "exception" was made for him.


I am proud to announce a new team to the Select Nation. 
Head Coach James Fann will lead the Mighty Atlanta Select Fifth Grade Broncos.

Coach  Fann has years of experience coaching youth basketball and mentoring young men. He will be assisted by Coach Christopher Dames. 
We welcome them to the Select Nation and we are glad that 
they Selected us and we Selected them. 
Just Go Select!!!


An Update on Coach Larry Thompson, now head coach at Green Forest Christian Academy.
He has announced his schedule for the season and the rating services has rated his team to be number 1 in their division.
What a way to go Coach Thompson. Before your first game the rating services have highlighted you and your team to be Number 1. We are not surprise because we know of your capability, dedication and commitment for excellence. You were extremely successful as a Select coach and you are carrying those skills to the high school level. We are proud of you and wish you continued success.

By the way, when we posted the announcement on our website back in August (Aug 10), that post received the most hits to our web site for the 2015 season. More than 800 and counting. Go to "Current NEWS" and scroll down to August and read again about Coach Thompson.


The AAU District/State Boys Championship Calendar has been announced.  You can hurry up and believe that Select Teams will be in all events.

Our Fall Skills Development Camp is Going Strong.  We had our largest group of attendees last Sunday, more than 50. Thanks to the Select coaches that have volunteered their time to come out and conduct the demanding training.

Last Friday, October 23, we celebrated our 10th Anniversary. 
It has been  10 wonderful years. Coach Hill and I, (Co-Founders) appreciate the support that has been given in the development and functioning of our organization. 
We look forward for many more years in supporting the youth in the area. 
Thanks a lot!!!
  Remember, time change on Sunday. Fall back at 2 AM, change to 1 AM.
See you at Skills Development.
Have a Great Weekend.