Eight 2027s on the rise!
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Prep Girls Hoops had a great freshman event back in August which allowed us to get to see a lot of the incoming freshman in Ohio as we prepare our initial class ranking in November. Some of those young ladies…
Prep Girls Hoops had a great freshman event back in August which allowed us to get to see a lot of the incoming freshman in Ohio as we prepare our initial class ranking in November. Some of those young ladies gave us a great chance to see their games fir the first time. But there were some 2027 players who could not make it due to high school fall sports and other reason.
Here are a few to keep an eye on heading into their first year of high school basketball who were not at the Showcase.
, 6-0 Portsmouth
She is the one kid who I really wanted to see but was unable to attend. Hayven is a bigtime force to be reckoned with at the high school level. She is already playing above her age level and one of the biggest attributes is her aggressiveness on the court with many offers from bigtime schools. Really the sky is the limit for Hayven for this powerful guard who can beat you in all three phases of the game, scoring from the perimeter, post up anyone in the paint or take the defender off the dribble. This kid is going to be special.
, 5-7 Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame
She is a traditional point guard who also has the capability to score from anywhere. For a young player, she is a great floor leader and a good teammate. Reece plays the game with a lot of energy and on the defensive side of the ball, she is able to defend the 1-3 positions. Loves to play the game in transition and can fire the ball from behind the arc. Expect her to challenge for the starting point guard spot at MND this season.
, 5-8 Mason
I had the privilege of coaching her mom Chantel in travel ball back during her high school days, and she was a phenomenal scorer. From what I have seen and heard from people who have seen her more than I have, Addy can light it up from the perimeter also! She has a quick release and like Reece, she is also good in transition. She is a long defensive player with a high basketball IQ.
, 6-2 Olentangy
I cannot wait to see her in action! She is at a whole other level right now from what I am hearing and she can do it all on the court. Very strong player with good court sense. Being sought after by everyone and should make an immediate impact when she steps onto the floor this winter. She has outstanding footwork and owns the paint. She has great hands and can score from the perimeter. Our colleague Angie here at PGH LOVES her game!!
, 5-7 Ottoville
Brooklyn can play either guard spot and plays the game well in transition. Able to finish at the rim with either hand and can really shoot it! Right now, she is a player who should draw some attention from the smaller schools but has a good ceiling if she continues to work on her game consistently. (feature photo above)
, 6-2 Ottawa-Glandorf
High ceiling ahead of her. At 6-2 she has a long wingspan and is comfortable at shot-blocking. Can run the floor well and has a good jump shot out to 15-feet. Able to play well in the post and finish with either hand. As she gets stronger, her stock will continue to rise. She has a great work ethic and should fit in at one of the top high schools in the region.
, 5-4 Berea-Midpark
She is another top tier kid who should make an immediate impact on her high school team his winter. She may only be 5’4″, but you would be hard pressed to find a kid of that size who plays more physical. She can knock down the three with ease and her game will just continue to improve with experience.
, 5-3 Strongsville
She comes into her freshman year with a lot of praise from her travel coach. She has some Power 5 schools already looking at her and she is a crafty point guard who does a lot with the ball in her hands. Sidney also can score from deep range and expect her to grow her game quickly as she has a good freshman season.