There was so much talent at the Prep Girls Hoops Michigan Top 250. One thing that stood out at the event was the passing. The fact that passing was probably the most notable all around skill at a showcase says something really great about the players in this state. Let’s look at some of the players that put their ability to dish the ball on display at the Top 250.
Anderson can find teammates in transition. She doesn’t just hit the open player, but she was leading them and passing them open, which created scoring opportunities.
Bass was so accurate with her pass when pushing the pace up the floor. On many occasions, she hit a teammate in transition in stride.
Beal just had such a nice feel for the ball. It felt like she could drop a pass on a dime anywhere on the floor.
Bonnema had a natural inkling to get the ball and get it up the floor. She did a great job scanning the court and pushing with a pass up the floor.
Bowers is the real deal and a big time prospect. We all know she can shoot, but I really like the way she broke down the D off the dribble at the Top 250. Bowers was able to draw the defense and find the open teammate.
Bruwer was able to drive the lane and make great passes from there. I really liked her bounce pass of penetration.
Her ability to pass from the perimeter as a dominating post player has always been an aspect of her game that I really like. Carson has a nice soft touch on her pass.
If I was a post player, I’d want Halliwill on my team. She was able to see her teammates get position and feed the post, putting the ball where it needed to be.
Laid worked really well off the high post at the Top 250. I like her ability to see the floor from there and drop a pass to a cutter from the free throw line.
Lindo kept her head up and on a swivel when leading the break with the ball. She consistently found scorers with a pass.
Maze ran the floor really hard and really well. I liked when she had the ball in the center of the court in transition. Maze dished the ball well while on the move.
When I watched her on Sunday, she was seeing the floor well. She had an accurate dump pass in the post that hit teammates square.
Polega was impressive in this aspect of her game. She showed some flare with her passes, specifically a behind the back pass that hit her teammate right in the hands.
I already believed that Reda was a terrific scorer in a transition game, but little did I know that her game in the open floor is much more than scoring. She sees her teammates on the wing and delivers the ball without hesitation.
I’m starting to think that there really isn’t anything that Simpson can’t do well. She’s efficient with every pass that she makes and every one has a purpose.
Smith very well could have been the best all around passer at the Top 250. She kept her head on a swivel and made pretty pass after pretty pass. An aspect of her game that I really liked was her willingness to make the extra pass, often times giving up a good shot for a great one.