Blue Star Silvey 17U Battle in the Boro review
Coach Jeff Silvey’s 17u team stayed in Louisville for the second week live period, playing in the Battle in the Boro event. One college coach dubbed this group the Super 6 for having just 6 girls available and playing in back to back live period events. But, what this team lacked in depth they certainly made up for in heart. While the team was only able to muster one win during this event there was certainly some positive things that happened.
Jaylen Townsend continues to show that she is deserving of a Division 1 scholarship. She is consistently scoring at or above 15 points per game while continuing to show her ability to defend at a very high level. Jaylen has developed her 3 point shooting game to be a consistent threat but can also use her strength to get space for mid range shots. She also rebounds at a very high level for a guard.
Morgan Hulme of Edwardsville had a good second live period. Morgan was a valuable asset for Coach Lore Blade off the bench last year and is a competitor. When Morgan is faced with bigger and stronger post players she really steps up her game and tends to be more aggressive. She did an excellent job getting the opposing posts to foul her and she was converting from the free throw line. If she can maintain the motor and consistent aggressive play Morgan can have a big senior year for the Tigers.
Megan Silvey was again the calming influence that the team needed at the point guard. Megan is a heady player that every team needs to help get the sets run and everyone in their spots. She is that coach on the floor that everyone loves to have. In addition she has proven she can consistently hit the open 3 point shot. Megan is an excellent student with a high ACT score that would be a great recruit at the D3 level.
Kierra Winkeler had another good week scoring the basketball. Kierra comes from a strong program at Breese Mater Dei and can really score in the mid range and getting to the basket. She has also always been a good defender and is more than willing to play whatever role the team needs to be successful.
The girls will be off now until they travel to Atlanta for their last live period event in two weeks. They certainly are earning the respect of their opponents and the college coaches watching them, but I am sure they are hoping to turn all of that effort into some more wins in Atlanta.