Jackson Academy at Oxford Recap 11-11-21

Thursday November 1, 2021

From Oxford HS

Oxford, MS

(G) Jackson Academy Lady Raiders 3-1 (MAIS 6A Jackson, MS) 46

Oxford Lady Chargers 2-2 (MHSAA 6A Oxford, MS) 34

Notes: Jackson Academy traveled north to play in the most beautiful city in Mississippi. I love me some Oxford and the Lady Raiders made the best of the trip by taking a W back to the Capital City. JA has a very strong duo with Emily Buchanan (6-1 ’23 G Jackson Academy 19 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 3 blk) and Nae Nae Ellis (5-10 ’22 F Jackson Academy 11 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st). Ellis has size and can handle the ball to put Buchanan in the right positions to score. Buchanan moves well without the ball and has a knack for catching it in the perfect spot to get buckets. She has a very good lefty touch around the basket and even though she didn’t shoot many three’s during the game she was killing it behind the arc in shoot around. I was also impressed with eighth grader Gracelyn Carmichael (6-0 ’26 F Jackson Academy 7 pts 10 reb). She didn’t start in the contest but provided a strong defensive rebounding presence in the second half. She could clear the defensive board and get out of traffic with the ball before handing off to the guards. She has a bright future in the coming years as a Lady Raider.

Oxford had a very balanced attack with mostly underclassmen leading the charge. Camaria “CC” Frierson (5-8 ’25 F Oxford 8 pts 4 reb 2 blk) and Quayla Blackmon (5-5 ’23 G Oxford 4 pts 5 reb 3 ast 5 st) both looked good in the loss for the Lady Chargers. Kaylin Mathis (5-6 ’23 G Oxford 5 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 charges taken) also contributed all across the stat line.

JA (traveled 157 miles) 46

’22’s

Nae Nae Ellis 5-10 F 11 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

’23’s

Emily Buchanan 6-1 G 19 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 3 blk

Addison Comer 5-3 G 2 pts 3 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 charge taken

’24’s

Vivian Baker 5-8 F 3 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st

’26’s

Gracelyn Carmichael 6-0 F 7 pts 10 reb

Oxford (home team) 34

’22’s

Hannah Johnson 5-7 F 6 pts 1 3’s 4 reb 3 st

’23’s

Kaylin Mathis 5-6 G 5 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 1 ast 2 st 2 charges taken

Labriyah Parker 5-7 G/F 7 pts 1 3’s 1 reb 1 st

Quayla Blackmon 5-5 G 4 pts 5 reb 3 ast 5 st

Olivia Waddell 5-8 G 2 pts 6 reb

’24’s

Ella Beth Hurdle 5-8 F 2 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

’25’s

Camaria “CC” Frierson 5-8 F 8 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Barnes Crossing Kia Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Emily Buchanan

Jackson Academy

6-1 ’23 G

19 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 3 blk

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(B) Oxord Chargers 3-0 (MHSAA 6A Oxford, MS) 59

Jackson Academy Raiders 1-2 (MAIS 6A Jackson, MS) 50

Notes: Patience is a virtue but it wasn’t so virtuous to the Raiders on this night. They work the ball around so well that when they needed to puts some points up in a hurry they couldn’t seem to to find the right shots. For Coach Tyler at Oxford, it was the Jeremiah “DJ” Davis (6-2 ’24 G Oxford 23 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 3 ast) show. He is so quick getting to the basket and can also pull up and hit you with a dagger. He looked like a much quicker version of a former Charger and current college player, Kylan Blackmon. I’ll even go a step further and say Davis is way more developed and better than Kylan was as a sophomore. DJ is one that needs to be seen and known about by scouts and next level coaches.

For JA, it’s no secret that Josh Holman (6-6 ’23 G Jackson Academy 21 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 st) is one of my favorite players to watch in the state and I think that he is one of the better players in his class. He can do it all and makes it look effortless. When he finds that killer instinct and figures out exactly how good he can be he won’t be stopped. He can score on all levels. He handles and passes well enough to handle the guard spot when he needs to. He rebounds well and he also locked in on the defensive end holding the much smaller and faster guards. It’s also been several years since seeing Kam Beverly (6-5 ’23 G Jackson Academy 16 pts 9 reb 3 blk 2 st). Kam has really developed into a solid next level player. He’s long and fluid. I still see plenty of growth coming in his game the next couple years too. Graham Stevens (6-7 ’22 F Jackson Academy 9 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 1 ast) is a very solid stretch four for the Raiders. He provides length and size with the ability to knock the long ball down.

Oxford (home team) 59

’22’s

Jacquez Elliott 6-0 G 12 pts 3 reb

Omari Frierson 6-2 F 7 pts 5 reb 1 st

Baylor Savage 6-3 F 10 pts 3 3’s 7 reb 1 ast 2 st 1 charge taken

’24’s

Jeremiah “DJ” Davis 6-2 G 23 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 3 ast

Jackson Academy (traveled 157 miles) 50

’22’s

Ellis Bates 6-2 G 2 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Graham Stevens 6-7 F 9 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 1 ast

’23’s

Kam Beverly 6-5 G 16 pts 9 reb 3 blk 2 st

Josh Holman 6-6 G 21 pts 10 reb 2 ast 2 st

Barnes Crossing Kia Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Jeremiah “DJ” Davis

Oxford

6-2 ’24 G

23 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 3 ast

Looking for a new Kia? Stop by Barnes Crossing Kia and ask for Austin or Jeff. We have a huge inventory of preowned cars, trucks and SUV’s too.


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