The Vegas Bulldog program was created in 1999 to give a group of athletes from the Las Vegas area an opportunity to compete and develop during the summer months. The Bulldogs will enter a new era in 2016 when they join the the elite All Star Girls Report Summer League.
“We are definitely very excited about joining the Summer League,” said Bulldog coach Karen Weitz. “The people at the All Star Girls Report has a lot of resources, and being connected to those resources is important for us.
“We have played in their events before, and they are always very well run, and very competitive. Plus, they are connected to the college coaches. Not just the elite coaches, but college coaches at all levels. That’s very, very important to our players.”
The Bulldogs will have three players this summer who are certain to draw the attention of those coaches. Justice Ethridge is a 5-8 shooting guard who is currently listed as the No. 181 prospect in the Class of 2018 by ASGR, and she will be joined by Pam Wilmore (2017, 5-5, PG) and Ebony Walker (2019, 5-10, F).
“I think we will have a strong core this summer,” Weitz said. “Pam is more of a scoring point guard, but she is a good passer. She is quick off the bounce, and she is a tough defender.
“Justice is a talented player who was a first-team all-state player as a freshman. She can shoot it, and her range will stretch out a defense. She can shoot a set shot and she can shoot it off the bounce. She’s working on her ability to attack the basket.
“Ebony, right now, is just a great athlete. In middle school. she was so physically strong and so fast, she didn’t really need a skill set. With her speed in the open court and her ability to get to the rim, she is already a tough match up for people.”