There were some fantastic performances that we saw at The PRIME Event East over the weekend in Manaheim, PA. Plenty of New Jersey talent was on full display, including Team Sharp, a great local program with a lot of great…
There were some fantastic performances that we saw at The PRIME Event East over the weekend in Manaheim, PA. Plenty of New Jersey talent was on full display, including Team Sharp, a great local program with a lot of great talent from the Garden State. Here are a few players from their 17U team that stood out to us over the weekend.
Gabby Recinto Gabby Recinto 5'10" | SF Cherokee | 2023 State NJ – 5-10 WING, Cherokee (2023)
Recinto is a player who dominates best on the interior and plays her game there mostly. She doesn’t need to utilize the perimeter because of that interior dominance, starting with her stifling defense. Playing for a defense-first program like Cherokee, it’s not surprising to see her forcing opponents into bad shots, swatting shots and passes away, and hauling in rebounds left and right. That gets the break started the other way as she switches focuses to the offensive end on a dime, crashing the lane for a quick basket.
Samantha Richardson – 6-3 F, St. Benedict’s (2023)
Richardson has a great deal of raw talent stemming from her size, a 6-3 forward who dominates the interior. However, her ceiling has yet to be reached, which is quite the positive for her this summer because she’s put in some absolute work on the floor as she gets stronger on the interior. That is going to help her out in a number of ways, much like Recinto, but the biggest thing for her is the more that she can play consistently and stabilize herself, the better feel for the game she will get. Rebounding, shot-blocking and a great post presence comes easy to her, but again, consistency is key.
Stephanie Sexton – 6-0 SG/SF, Summit (2023)
Sexton is coming off her best overall season for Summit and is only growing in confidence and dominance on the floor. While listed as a guard/forward combo, which brings with it plenty of versatility and flexibility as a player, Sexton brings a great inside presence and an outside shooting game that spreads the floor better. Something like that plays a big role for her as teammates get more open for scoring opportunities and she gets more open to exploit defenses from mid-range and from deep.
Kyla Glasser-Hyman Kyla Glasser-Hyman 5'6" | PG Hightstown | 2023 State NJ – 5-6 PG, Hightstown (2023)
Glasser-Hyman is one of the most intriguing prospects in our 2024 PGH NJ rankings list because there really isn’t another player quite like her anywhere to be found in New Jersey. She’s one of the best pure scorers in the state without a doubt and can beat you any way you can think of on the offensive side of the ball. Transition that over to defense and you have an elite defender who guards the perimeter well, causes a multitude of turnovers and makes opponents feel uncomfortable with the ball. Her senior year is going to be an incredible one to watch.