Cornelia Fondren


CLASS: 2012



  • Memphis, TNHometown
  • Overton High School
  • 5-9Height
  • Weight
  • 74Overall Rank
  • 30Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

Summer 2011: Left-handed PG. Fast, gets going too fast at times. Lacks consistent 3-pointer. Good off the bounce, has a true upside at the next level. Raw skill set but talented. (Clay)

Deep South Classic-April 10: Could be the sleeper of the loaded Memphis class of 2012. She is a very crafty guard with outstanding guard size. Fordren can play either guard spot effectively.

Turkey Jamm-Nov. 10: Easily one of the most impressive performances in Memphis came from this 5-9 combo guard. Combining elite speed and quickness with sound skills makes her a challenge for opponents both offensively and defensively. Playing the point she was able to navigate and shred the highly regarded trapping full-court press of Potter's House creating multiple scoring opportunities. On the catch defenders have to respect a lengthy and ultra-quick first step and her ability to elevate on the pull up or floater is usually reserved for the college level. Her perimeter shot has a forward motion on it that will be a problem with more experienced defenders but getting that tight to her is a risk as well. Not many on-ball defenders are as aggressive and focused as her while her lateral speed allows her to turn ballhandlers almost at will. What may well be her defining quality is her relentless play. Fondren is a driven player who makes play after play and has a willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. That mentality combined with her physical skills makes her someone who can count on a very bright future. (Lewis)

Turkey Jamm-Nov. 09: Overton High School's Cornelia Fondren is one of those athletes that simply catch your eye and make you look. The 5-9 guard plays the point but may well be more suited down the road for the off guard spot. Her speed with the ball in her hands exceeds what most players can demonstrate without it. She pushes it in transition and often goes coast to coast before defenders can dig in and stop the ball. The left hander plays aggressively at both ends of the floor and isn't afraid to mix it up when the game gets physical. There are a lot of skills in place but some refinement is necessary for her to be able to make the most her physical talents. The potential is there for her to play at any level she wants.

Showtime Nationals-July 09: Fondren is a strong, young guard with good size.


Club Team: Memphis Lady Magic Elite