Every year PrepGirlsHoops puts on an outstanding Expo event that hosts tons of players from all over the state. Illinois’s top shooters, playmakers, scorers, defenders, and overall talent will be on show. 4 hours of organized 5-on-5 to show scouts and college coaches how deeply talented they are.
Below are the top freshman of the day.
One of the best shooters in the class of 2026.. and that was put on display today. Stepback, catch and shoot, stand still.. the form is the fluid and its usually all net. Besides that, the attention to detail & awareness that Quinn has is far beyond her youth. Emotion is poised, but the aggression is heavy. The handles are strong and the vision is superb. The potential is evident.. her stamp as one the best 2026’s is clear.
The IQ, awareness and silent confidence in Sullivans game is perfect for all systems. She can run the show by feeding her teammates in bunches, score at a high clip if needed, or give you the perfect balance. She can score at 3 levels, quick & strong ball handler, and she has the ability to effect the game with or without the ball.
Stretch the floor or finish around the rim, the freshman out of Benet is one of the top players on the 2026 Watchlist. A strong , mobile, versatile type of player who can fit and or adapt to any offense. She can stretch the floor, or use her strength in the post. 3 level scoring, with the ability to defend the perimeter and post. The potential is high and each event she continues to show her growth.
Recently named one of the best of the Class of 2026, Thompson showed today why she’s definitely one of Illinois’ best. High motor, smooth skill, and the energy and consistency to show that on both ends. Greta can do what you need her to. Score at a high clip, facilitate with no forced mistakes, and can just completely take over a game but defensively and offensively. Fremd is loaded with talent.
The on ball defense and the 3 level offensive potential is strong. However, the energy and the confidence to compete and impact every game against high schoolers was no problem for McManis. Countless times throughout the day she caused problems for her opponent.. locked in defensively, a little scrappy, and quick. Time is on her side.. and her peak is no where in sight.
The confidence in her ability is present, and the problem her length causes for an opponents offense is noticed immediately. Her size allows her to play more of a point forward and effect the game from multiple positions and angles. She score around the rim and the mid, while also being able to guard the perimeter and post. The vision and patience are key standouts to her complete package as a player.
The attention to detail, the advance footwork and the aggression is clear every time Keberlein touches the ball. She plays both sides of the court with an enormous amount of energy and unbothered focus. A strong sense and feel for the game that a lot of players don’t have. A 3 level scorer, with a frame ahead type of vision, and a high motor.. is a hard task to deal with. Endless possibilities with her talent.
The vision, energy and IQ that Garcia possesses was on display in every game that I watched. She has the length, discipline, motor and hustle to consistently impact the game on both sides. Her athleticism and versatility on the defensive side is fun to watch. Lots of deflections, gap jumping, and mid air steals. Offensively she can score in multiple ways at all angles. 3 level scorer, multi position type of talent, and a huge amount of potential.