The Russellville Lady Cyclones are going to have an interesting 2015-16 basketball season. Russellville welcomes a new women’s head basketball coach in the form of former Fort Smith Southside head coach Sherry White. White is an experienced basketball coach and Russellville is a good place to be in terms of potential and talent.

The Lady Cyclones have one of the state’s most dynamic players in Shameka Ealy. Ealy is 6’1” and uses her size to her advantage on the basketball court. Ealy has no problem shooting the deep three and can impact a game with her long range shooting. Shameka’s game continues to improve from a defensively and will be a solid aspect of her game on the next level at Missouri State.  

Russellville will be opening a new basketball arena this fall and the Lady Cyclones are determined to make it one of the most difficult places to play in Arkansas. With Ealy committed to Missouri State the pressure will be on for her to perform well this season, which shouldn’t be a problem. Russellville has always been a very competitive program no matter what sport people are talking about and the girls basketball program is no exception. Fans should expect to see a talented team that will compete and bring a great deal of intensity to the arena every night.

The basketball talent in the state of Arkansas is on the rise and Shameka Ealy is just one example of what the state has to offer. Get out to watch Shameka and the Lady Cyclones play this season because it could be awhile before you see a young woman this talented again. It’s going to be an exciting year and watching a talent like Ealy is a true pleasure to people that follow basketball.