There are so many great ball players in Jacksonville for the Inside Exposure Thanksgiving Tournament. Players from all around the country, including Texas, Arizona, North Carolina, etc. are showcasing their skills in three different gyms. In this post, we look at some of the Florida guards who had standout performances on Day One of the tournament.
/2023 / 5’10 SG / Viera
McDermott (cover picture) had the hot hand on Day One, connecting on six threes in the contest. McDermott shot it well, ran the floor well in transition, and also performed well on the defensive end. On defense, McDermott spent much of the game harassing the opposing guards in man-to-man defense and on the press.
/ 2024 / 5’8 SG / San Jose Prep
Clark put in a 19-point performance and was very pivotal in San Jose’s victory. She was really impressive getting to the rim and finishing. She had some nice euros, a few “and-ones” and scored in transition. Defensively, she was very versatile, playing on the wing and down low. She did an excellent job of playing the passing lanes and getting steals.
/ 2024 / 5’6 SG / Palm Bay
The word unflappable comes to mind when describing Hill. She made major contributions to the contest and had one of the most impressive double-pump layups in transition that you will ever see. Hill handled the ball well, shot the ball well, and played her role alongside senior guards Major and Waldon.
/ 2024 / 5″4 PG / Ribault
Massey did her impersonation of Sydney Gomes on the opening day of the tournament, getting to the free-throw line at will. Massey attacked the rim all game long and had 15 or more free throw attempts in the game. She has the ability to put pressure on a defense and play through physical contact.
/ 2023 / 5’6 PG / Palm Bay
Waldon was brilliant in her performance on Day 1 of the tournament. Waldon brings so much confidence to the table that she lifts her teammates onto the floor. The contest was close for the most part of the game, but Waldon kept the outcome from ever being doubtful with 4 or 5 daggers in the 4th quarter – a three-point shot, a floater, a driving layup, and a lot of leadership on the floor.
/ 2025 / 6’2 SG / DME
Kane had 10 points including several threes in a decisive win over Westminster. Kane showed confidence on the floor and shot it well. The 6’2 guard continues to impress in other areas as well (rebounding, handling the ball, and passing).