Two days of high talent competition at two separate locations. Day 1, I spent the day at the Elgin location, the following day I went over to the Naperville location. Spreading my eyes over two locations allowed me to see…
Two days of high talent competition at two separate locations. Day 1, I spent the day at the Elgin location, the following day I went over to the Naperville location. Spreading my eyes over two locations allowed me to see some talent that i haven’t seen before, or players that i haven’t been able to see on a consistent basis.
Below are players who took the All Tournament nomination.
Rankings will be updated June 1st!
Arundel is a standout basketball player. Not a “standout shooter’ or an ‘elite short guard”. She can just flat out play the game at a strong level. The dribbling is tight, the awareness of when to attack and when to facilitate is evident, and the vision is clear. On both sides of the court Quinn plays relentlessly. Three levels of scoring, willingness to play defense and the motor and energy to be a factor on the boards and in the steals category as well. High potential.
In all games that I watched of Willis, she just completely stood out amongst her competition. The athleticism, the “I’m getting to where I need to get to” mindset can’t be overlooked either. She has a solid ball handling package, mixed with an explosive first step, and the ability to finish above or around the defense. As time goes on, and the “on the ground” game matches the athleticism, Willis will be a name to look into.
Lacey has no off switch on her motor, and she makes sure that she covers every part of the court when shes in the game. On both sides of the ball.. energy, hustle and activity are the main three words that come to mind. When you match that with her athleticism, you get a player who is tapping into the next level of their game. She’s a walking double double, a multi positional defender and can play position-less ball for a program. All weekend these characteristics were put on display from start to finish.
Mjaanes was for sure the best paint player in the tournament this weekend in the 16U division. She’s mobile in the open floor, knows when to kick or go to work in the post and has the IQ to play off the ball as well. Ellie’s physicality in the post is present too. She knows how to get deep and seal and how to bump and maneuver to get open around the FT line. Tons of upside and potential for the 6’2 prospect.
Relentless is the name of Johnson’s game. She attacks the paint with no fear, uses her speed to get around, or her strength to get through. She can score the ball, but it seems like a big part of her game is the defensive piece. She stays up on her assignment, she moves well around screens, and can recover off dribble attacks too. She is a kid who you would hate to play against, but would love to suit up with.