Celtics Expect To Excel At Las Vegas FILA Sixty Four

Coach Cara Consuegra of Charlotte is just one of the coaches who has been following the Celtics.

The Wallace Prather Celtics out of Georgia had a wonderful spring, and that was just a warmup for this talented club. Coach Renardo Hudson believes that the Celtics are in position to truly shine in the coming month.

“We had a great spring, and they have been working hard to get ready for July,” Hudson said. “We’ve got some great kids and they get along great together … and they have been playing at a very, very high level. I think this group has a chance to really take off in July.”

One of the Celtics’ stops in July, where they will be competing at the FILA Sixty-Four. The event, which will include over 48 national teams, will be played at the Westin Lake Las Vegas from July 27-30. This is one part of a series of previews for the FILA Sixty-Four where we will highlight the outstanding programs who will be competing.

The stellar Celtics’ lineup has a series of collegiate prospects, including five players who are nationally ranked by the All Star Girls Report.
Erykah Davenport is a 6-3 prospect from the Class of 2014 who plays the three and four spots for the Celtics. Davenport entered July ranked at No. 76 by ASGR.
“The biggest thing about Erykah is that she is a very hard worker,” Hudson said. “She is a great athlete, and she’s a great kid. Erykah has size and athleticism, and she is one of those players who just gets it done.”
Amy Griffin is a 6-1 athlete from the Class of 2014. After injuring her ACL last year, Griffin has completed a terrific comeback. ASGR has her rated at No. 253 in her class.
“Amy has returned this year stronger and better,” Hudson said. “She has scored a lot of big buckets for this team, and she is a great rebounder.”

Another Celtic from the Class of 2014 is post player Chinyere Bell, who is listed at No. 335 by ASGR. “Chinyere is a tremendous player who has an inside-outside game,” noted Hudson.

Those 2014 prospects lead the Celtics, and they are supported by a host of superb younger players. In addition to a freshman class that Hudson described as “very, very good … the rising future of this program,” the Celtics have two Top 100 players in the Class of 2015. Aliyah Nazyck is a 5-10 guard who is rated at No. 34 by ASGR, and Tynese Martin is another 5-10 guard who is listed at No. 70.

“Aliyah is just a phenom,” Hudson said. “She is a great defender, she can shoot the ball, and she can get to the rack. Aliyah is still learning the game, but she is developing in that area. Tynese is very, very athletic, and she can shoot the cover off the ball. She is a big-time recruit because she can also defend and rebound.”