Duo Leads Team Prince Brooklyn To FILA Nationals

The Team Prince Brooklyn program operates in the backyard of St. John’s and Coach Joe Tartamella.

Team Prince Brooklyn is loaded with talented players, but two stand out above the rest for this highly-regarded program. Rising junior Brianna Fraser and rising senior Teanna Henderson are both 6-3, and they both will be looking to build their credibility at the upcoming FILA Nationals.

The FILA Nationals, which will include over 100 national teams, will be played at the Suwanee Sports Academy outside of Atlanta from July 6-8. This is one part of a series of previews for the FILA Nationals where we will highlight the outstanding programs who will be competing.

Fraser is currently rated as the No. 52 prospect in the Class of 2015 by the All Star Girls Report. ASGR has Henderson listed at No. 250 in the Class of 2014.

“Brianna already has a number of major offers, and I think she is headed for a breakout summer,” said Team Prince Brooklyn director Anwar Gladden. “She is very athletic and very active on the court. She is an excellent defender, she can put the ball on the floor, and she has a very good mid-range game out to 15 feet. She is working hard on her offensive game, and that’s taking her to the next level.

“Teanna has some mid-major offers, and I think she will be getting more attention from the major programs in a couple of months. I am very excited about her potential. She has a great touch in the lane, and she has good hands. When she gets to where she can get up and down the court more consistently, she will be a force.”

Team Prince Brooklyn also has two other impressive collegiate prospects in the backcourt. Ashley McDonald is a 5-6 guard from the Class of 2015, and Emmeri Archer is a 5-8 guard who is listed as the No. 511 prospect in the Class of 2014 by ASGR.

“Both Ashley and Emmeri have been getting inquiries,” Gladden said. “Ashley has a good three-point shot, and Emmeri is a defensive stopper who handles the ball well. They both demand respect on the perimeter, and that makes things tough for our opponents.”