Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Happy Hoildays everyone!

I come to you today with great excitement. Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Our Lady Of The Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to spend some time with the children, spreading a little H.O.P.E. The people at the hospital were such a great help in assisting me as we put the event together, and they were also open arms in welcoming me.

I love the fact that I was able to spread a little cheer this holiday season. The families that were there were so happy and also thankful for me coming through. It was awesome.

I talked a little bit about my "Meek Moments" book as well as told them a little about myself. It was such a pleasure to not only share my story but to also learn about some of their stories.

I signed and donated some of the books, prayed with one of the families, and laughed, as I mentioned before with all of them -- and smiled from my heart thinking to myself when can I do this again.

Sometime I don't think that people fully understand the great feeling that I get when putting a smile on others faces. Bringing hope is not just for the holiday season for me, it is some that I take full pride and enjoyment in doing all year round.

I have said this many times before, HOPE comes in all different shapes, sizes, and forms. It doesn't take a lot to give it either. It can be with just a few words, just a hug, just a little smile, an encouraging look, etc. I am so happy that it is in me to want to do it, but mostly that I am actually trying to do it.

I want to say Merry Christmas everyone and definitely enjoy your holidays. Take this moment to take a deep breathe and enjoy all of your loved ones. I know that I intend to do the same.

Merry Christmas!


Sunday, December 18, 2011


Hello Everyone!
I am coming to you with a Great Big Smile on my face. We have finished the first part of the first half of the season and I must say that we are pleased with the results. After all the games that we have played both Russian and Euro Cup games we have only lost 2 games. I think we all can live with that.

Now that we have come to this point, it now time for me to head back to the states. I am so excited to be able to see my family and friends, as well enjoy my holiday times. I hope that all of you have a very safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Don't worry I will stay in touch with you all during this time!


Sunday, December 11, 2011


I come to you today to inform you about our game against Spartak. Although we came up a few points short, our team really played well. I had a pretty good game, but that doesn't matter if our team didn't come away with the victory. Seimone Augustus, as you all know, put on a good show. Mone played very well, and with the help of her teammates, Becky Hammond, Candice Dupree, and some really good Russian players they came away with the victory.

Our coach has giving us a few days off to recooperate from that strenuous road trip -- plus this last game. I will take this time to not only rest, but also get some things together as I will be having my Christmas break soon. We have another game coming up in the Russian league, then I will get to see my family. This is something that I am looking forward to.

OK! Back to basketball -- I am so proud of our team and how well we are gelling and growing with one another. We are a good team and I am happy to be a part of them. This break that is coming up will be good for us, and once we get back it is time to go back to work.

I will be in touch with you all soon,

Thursday, December 8, 2011


After the long trip that we have endure these past 10 days, I must say that we have been successful. We have won all three of our games, and we are continuing to gel together as one. We just competed against Kayseri, a very talented Turkish team. Not only do they have some pretty good American players on their team, they also have my homie and former LSU Lady Tiger teammate Doneeks Hodges-Lewis on there team. 

Don played really well tonight and also showed great leadership for her team. She is now playing the one position and I am so proud of how well she is doing and how much she has grown into being a point guard.

After the game we went to go and get something to eat and catch up a little bit. Like always, it was a great time. Its always like we never really miss a beat.

We head back to Russia soon and have a game against Spartak where I will see another Lady tiger in Seimone Augustus. She is another Lady Tiger that I am super proud of and I am looking forward to seeing.

OK, I am off to go and do some other work, I will be back in touch really soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Hey everyone! I am here to tell you that we did win our Russian Cup game the other day, and from there we traveled back to Moscow. I will say that our coach did a great job with the game as well as gave some of my other teammates an opportunity to get some good quality minutes in. Myself? I only played the first quarter so I did get some run in, and my counterpart Michelle Snow got to rest the entire game, but it is something that she needed. After that we hopped on a plane and headed back to Moscow.

Once we got here is was definitely time to go to sleep. Well thats what I thought at least. After a nice a hot shower, I was pretty much awake, so I caught up on a new series that I am watching called Revenge. It is really interesting and truly had my attention.

After a few hours of sleep I got up and a few of my teammates and out went out to explore Moscow a little. We went to some shops, visited the Red Square, and we caught a movie. It was really a fun day and I enjoyed my teammates and am glad we had some down time.

We have another day of rest tomorrow and I'm sure that we will find something else to do to get out of the hotel.  I will keep you posted on that.

Talk to you again soon

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hey there everyone!

I just want to stop in during this long road trip to let you all know that after our loss to UMMC, we redeemed ourselves in Euro Cup against Macabbi Ashdod, in Israel.  It was such a nice trip -- the weather was nice, the food was good, and we came away with the win.
The part that sticks out to me the most is after our game the entire team wanted to go to Jerusalem to the visit the Praying Wall. Now this was not in the plans at all, but this is something that we all wanted to do, and we made it happen. I thought it was really great for us as well as showed a lot about each and everyone of us. We were only there long enough to really play the game and see a few things in the city that we were staying in. But we made the time to get there and visit as well as send up some prayers. AMAZING to me. We were determined to get there, we took the bus and went there after our game and team dinner so it was around 11 pm and we got back to our hotel about a quarter to 2 am. It was well worth the trip though.

The next morning we had to get up and head out. Not only did we get to the Airport 4 hours before check-in time because of customs, but we had a 4 hour flight ahead of us also.

Now, I sit in the Moscow airport updating you all, (get this -- a five hour layover) before I get on a 2 am flight to another city in Russia, that will take us yet another four hours to get there for our game that we have on the 4th. I am trying to use this time wisely before I go crazy.

This is by far one of the toughest trips that I have taken but I've got to do what I have to do right?
It is almost close to the time where we start winding down to come back to the states for Christmas so I'm not going to complain too much.

 Ok, I am off to go and find my gate Talk to you all soon.