In this Players in the Crowd segment we highlight the true Game Changers of the Class of 2021. Each player has a talent level that can dramatically change a game in a significant manner from their position. They all played…
In this Players in the Crowd segment we highlight the true Game Changers of the Class of 2021. Each player has a talent level that can dramatically change a game in a significant manner from their position. They all played on an AAU teams above their age level this spring/summer and have been noticed by major college programs . Prep Girls Hoops Illinois will continue to follow their development and recruiting trail as they go thru their sophomore year and beyond.
The Point Guard
Timia Ware 5’5 Mac Irvin Fire (Whitney Young) – Lightning quick with the ball in her hands . Ware has a variety of dribble moves to attack and score at the rim with. Combine this with great vision and IQ along with a silky smooth outside shot and you have one of the best Point Guards in the state for this age group.
The Guard/Wings –
Sydney Affolter 5’10 Lincoln Way Xplosion (Marist) – A “do it all” guard/ wing player , Affolter impressed us with her aggressive play on both ends of the court. She can score in multiple ways on the perimeter and plays well in the post area for a guard. Defensively she does a great job with her on the ball defense with very active hands and feet that get her many deflections and blocked shots.
Kate Dennis 6’1 Illinois Elite (Rockford Guilford) – Dennis has one of the best long range jump shots in the State but this is only part of her very high skill set. She is very good moving without the ball, being ready to catch n shoot and when she has the ball finding her teammates for an open look . She also has a variety of scoring moves when the defense tries to take away her opportunity to score from behind the arc.
Greta Kampschroeder 6’1 All Iowa Attack (Naperville Central ) – Kampschroeder has the skills to make all of the players on her team better throughout the course of the game. She passes the ball extremely well and finds her teammates in the open court when she is leading the break and in the half court while running a set. She is also an excellent scorer and always finds the right spot on the floor to create multiple scoring options based on how her opponent is defending her.
Kendal Moriarty 6’0 The Truth (Benet Academy) – Moriarty has a great feel for the game and can impact it many ways. She does a great job playing off of dribble penetration where she finds her teammates for open looks or creates the scoring opportunity herself. Her outside shot has a nice rhythm to it whether it is a pull-up or catch and shoot 3.
Krystyna Ellew 6’0 Illinois Lady Lightning (Chicago Taft ) – An extremely athletic post player who can step out an play on the perimeter. Ellew is quickly expanding the way she can score on the floor with a variety of moves that can keep her opponents off track when she has the ball. Defensively she was impressive with how fast she gets off of her feet and to either battle for a rebound or contest/alter a shot.