During the first full week of games around Ohio, I had the chance to catch a few games where I got to see several talented players. First a look at some of the underclassmen who played well in the game I saw, with the upperclassmen being recognized tomorrow.
Kallie does a good job getting to the rim with good handles. She plays hard and with passion, I liked her court savviness and her good decision she made. She has the potential to continue to grow her game.
Angel showed quick hands on the defensive side of the ball and uses her long and athletic frame to her advantage. Does a good job disrupting the passing lanes. Good passer with the ball and can run the floor well. She has a good wingspan which is to her advantage.
Tristan showed a lot of quickness during her time on the court, and her on-ball defense is very strong. She has active hands which forces mistakes from her opponent. She sees the floor really well and finds her open teammates. Good footwork and moves well to get into the best position to score.
Joplin does a good job making things happen and can get to the rim, not afraid of contact. She can play through the physical play. She has good footwork in the paint and effective midrange jumper.
Ellie does a great job moving without the ball, and when she has the ball in her hands, able to get to the rim and finish. She has good mechanics for a program known for producing skilled players. She has a nice a perimeter game and can score out beyond the three.
It was the first time I have seen Tiffany play, she is a talented sophomore. Long and athletic, she is able to make solid moves at the rim with good footwork in the paint. She has a good wingspan which helps her defensively, and I loved a big drop-step move she made to the rim to score! Can glide to the rim, and play through contact. Can score from the line. Hope to see her at some future events in 2023 as her game continues to grow!
Mackenzie ran the show for Indian Lake and she is capable of defending inside or out and guards multiple positions. She has good quickness and can get to the rim. She is a nice contributor and has a good perimeter game. Handles the ball well and can defend her position.