Secret’s Out: Headliners Invitational
The first-ever “Headliners Invitational” put top Michigan prospects on the court at Great Lakes Christian College for 9 hours on Sunday, November 12th. College coaches led offensive, defensive, and full-court skills sessions prior to athletes competing in full-court games. PGH…
The first-ever “Headliners Invitational” put top Michigan prospects on the court at Great Lakes Christian College for 9 hours on Sunday, November 12th.
College coaches led offensive, defensive, and full-court skills sessions prior to athletes competing in full-court games. PGH scouts provided exclusive written coverage of the event with the SnipBack App recording games, and Moneyball Sportswear providing reversibles for participants.
6 colleges were in attendance during sessions one and two with 80+ prospects participating across three sessions. The event was a smashing success because of the exceptional format, prospects, coaches, sponsors, scouts, and organizers who were prepared to win the day.
There were a few unknown prospects who stole the spotlight on Sunday and proved to me exactly why we need events like this–to see great basketball players who sometimes slip through the cracks. Here are the secret stars who refused to stay hidden.
Watch the games on www.snipback.com
#17 CG(2026) earned an invitation to the Headliners with her outstanding play during fall league and at Northwood team camp this summer. She seized the opportunity Sunday to impress on the big stage. Maddie played high level basketball on both ends of the court: left handed bounce pass, strong finish at the rim with contact, steal from help, offensive rebound, FT make, contested drive floater finish, downhill drive left finish, another steal. Maddie earned recognition Sunday and is a strong guard prospect from Stevenson who will be exciting to see this winter.
#46 East Kentwood PG Makaila Crosby (2026) is a prospect who stepped into the spotlight and performed at a high level Sunday at the Headliners. Her aggressive on-ball defense, downhill drives, and poise running the offense left a huge impression on me. Games Notes: deflection guarding the ball, ball pressure, on-ball steal, wing 3, wing 3, great court vision, poise handling the ball under pressure. Makaila is a strong ball handler with inside/outside scoring ability who plays all around terrific basketball. She is a phenomenal guard prospect I will be eager to see play again in the future.
#18 PG Milah Mollien (2026) played electric basketball Sunday at the Headliners. She has the burst, ball handling, and vision teams look for in a point guard. Milah has the speed to drive downhill and beat her defender to the rim; she creates space to knock down 3’s on the perimeter. Milah has the handles and quickness to be an exciting prospect this winter for Kent City.
#61 PG Sienna Mroue (2026) put herself on the map at the Headliners Invitational Sunday. Did you know, Sienna was All-Conference as a freshman for Dearborn in 2022? She is an ultra-aggressive on-ball defender who forces turnovers with her quickness. Sienna uses her plus speed to burn defenders and finish drives at the rim; she looks up court as soon as she touches the ball and will make full-length passes. Sienna uses shifty crossovers and hesitations to penetrate the lane and create open shots for teammates. She is an outstanding PG prospect for Dearborn you won’t want to miss.
#0 SG Charley Mahan (2024) is a lengthy guard/wing who performed well at the Headliners Sunday. Charley made a crossover drive down the baseline then pivoted into a strong finish off two feet. She stole a pass then made an outstanding bounce pass assist in transition. Charley can score at all three levels; she creates match up issues because of her height and ability to play guard or forward. Charley has the measurables and skills to play next level basketball following her senior year at Chesaning.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org