Bell’s First Five: Session 2 Headliners
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With so many phenomenal prospects competing on the court, it was a challenge to select only eight from the group. However, these are the five prospects who dominated the day and would be my select starters based on their performance…
With so many phenomenal prospects competing on the court, it was a challenge to select only eight from the group. However, these are the five prospects who dominated the day and would be my select starters based on their performance at the event.
#37 PGplays her best basketball at showtime events like the Headliners Invitational. Every time I have seen her play: David Barns, U of M DB, PGH 250, & Sunday, she sets herself apart. Once again, she dominated both sides of the ball by using her aggressive ball pressure, fast hands, and explosive speed. Selena finished countless transition layups with both hands and used her outstanding vision to dish out assists. She hits outside shots off the dribble or the catch. Selena has a contagious joy that she spreads to teammates verbally and high fives. Her outstanding off-season has prepared her for what will be a phenomenal junior season with Jenison.
#49was a Power Forward who muscled her way into the MVP discussion Sunday at the Headliners Invitational. Landen was a relentless rebounder who out-worked opponents in the paint on both ends. She has the ability to face up and transition dribble to the basket using both hands. Landen scored in the paint with strong finishes in transition and the half court game. She finished through contact and was an aggressive defender on the ball. She will be an exciting prospect to watch with East Kentwood this winter.
#32(2026) showed exactly why she is a high profile prospect Sunday at the Headliners. She has the complete skill-set to help any team be successful. How many players can throw cross court off-handed passes with accuracy? Hauffe did that multiple times Sunday for assists. Hauffe is a knock down shooter who also works hard defensively and securing rebounds. She is an impressive prospect who will play a large role in Hemlock’s program this winter.
#68has made believers of anyone who has watched her play this off-season. She has separated herself from the pack using her freakish speed, explosive drives, and dynamic dribbling at highly covered events. Faith played great basketball Sunday at the Headliners: blocking shots, winning 1 v 1 drives to the basket, making assists, and pushing the ball with her dribble. Faith will be an electric prospect to watch with Rochester Adams this winter; she is a next level prospect on many college radars right now.
#39wowed the crowd with her basketball abilities Sunday at the Headliners. She plays in another gear on offense and defense. Melanin scored at will in transition and the half court game: 3’s, jumpers, and finishes were no problem. Her endless motor to create havoc on defense and rebound the ball makes her a complete prospect with the athleticism to be special. Melanin took home the MVP award and will be an exciting prospect to see play for Kenowa Hills this winter.
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Evan Bell is currently a scout for Prep Girls Hoops, Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach at Lapeer High School, and Director of Lapeer County Cobras . Our mission at PGH is to cover as many athletes with D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO potential in the state as possible. If you have knowledge of a prospect off our radar, please DM Evan through Twitter @CoachEvanBell or email him at email@example.com