On Saturday, around 500 girls and 50 teams made the yearly Pilgrimage to the Mega Scrimmage. This year the event was held on the Chelsea school campus, a really beautiful facility. Some of the best teams in the state, as well as Canada, showed up to see how much growth happened in the off season. While there was a lot of early mistakes and uncertainties, there were some amazing performances, both team and individual.
Cora is a strong bodied post- good luck getting her off the block. She has the athleticism to beat other posts off the bounce.
Dakota struggled the game that I watched, but Tambre kept them in the game. She was a relentless rebounder outside of her space. She contested shots at the rim, and despite her lithe frame, Tambre found ways to make physical moves in traffic.
I love the grit that this young lady shows. She plays hard and keeps plays alive constantly. She has a fire to dominate and does so in a very team oriented fashion.
I got a chance to watch Kate when she was in elementary school, and I could tell that she was going to be a really good player. While she can shoot the rock, Kate did her damage off the bounce, where she finished through contact, and on offensive rebounds.
Claire is a high energy player that is a threat from deep. She runs the floor with purpose and gets after it on defense.
The Heritage senior is a three level threat that has several go to moves. Her step back three is killer, especially with how quick she is off the bounce. Her offensive abilities should allow her to put up monster numbers this year regardless of the offensive situation.
This is the first chance that I have gotten to see the rookie in person, and she more than lived up to the hype. Her shot is effortless, and she is tougher than her 5’4 frame indicates.
Her coach accidentally listed her as a 2022, which is erroneous but, she does play with an IQ above her grade. She is the perfect 3 and D player that has great height. She has a motor that allows her to make plays out of position.