The players below are athletes that have played solid for their school team and AAU teams but may have fell through the cracks as far as recognition. They are the “New Additions” to the class of 2024 rankings.
Standing at 6’o”, Trinity is a lengthy guard with good build and strength. She is able to see the entire floor over defenders and will make the right pass to teammates under pressure. She uses her length defensively to protect the basket, getting countless deflections, blocks and is a presence while on the floor. She is good attacking the basket with her shifty handles off the dribble and absorbs contact when finishing. She can shoot the mid range jumper and if her feet are set behind the 3-point line, count it. She is a player that stands out on the court and is effective in so many ways. College coaches!!! Go check her out because she is an underrated player that you will want on your radar.
Sofi is a long presence in the paint at the power forward and center position. She works inside for position, using her body to seal defenders in the paint. If fronted, she knows how to use her body to keep them high – and give her teammates a target to pass over the defense and finish at the rim. She moves really well for her size and will display her athleticism in the open floor – running from rim to rim. Sofi’s mid-range shot is underrated, shooting it in the high post and short corner really well. I would like to see Sofi more aggressive in the paint because she has the potential to make a huge impact for her team if she increases her production inside. She is definitely a player I will have my eye on moving forward.
Mia is a combo guard with size and strength. She handles the ball good and is able to turn the corner and get to the basket when the driving lane opens up. She can finish through contact and has good footwork in the paint. She distributes the ball well and can create open shots for her teammates. Defensively, she is a fierce competitor and will use her quick hands and quick feet to pressure the ball. She rotates well and can play the passing lane. She is continuing to develop her shot and should continue working on it. She will knock the open 3-pointer but is at her best driving to the basket and working on the defensive end.
Lainey is a skilled guard with good size and a range of ability. She handles the ball with pace and is pretty shifty and creative. She plays the game with enthusiasm and passion, communicating and bringing good effort for her team. One of her super powers is her shot-making ability. Lainey has range and will hit the open shot and make the “Big” shot when her team needs it. She can bang down low and rebound if needed. She is a guard that can also guard a bigger player, and works hard defensively. She is moving well on the court and I am interested to see how she does her junior year at Heritage Hall.
Jerney is a long, agile athlete that knows how to use her talent to her advantage. She fights for position at the block, knows how to hold the seal, and present a perfect target for the post entry pass. She has good hands to catch and a great touch to finish around the rim. She can elevate over the defense or use her foot work to get around when she faces up. She finishes through contact very well and she will make her free throws. Defensively she makes the opposing team think and force turnovers because she has long arms and quick instincts. She rebounds, protects the rim, and is one of the hardest workers on the court.