Headliners Invitational Honors
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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 many exceptional prospects who competed throughout the day, but these are the girls who earned special consideration for their outstanding performance at the Headliners Invitational.
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Most Valuable Players
2026 PGshined bright among other stars during session one of the Headliners Invitational Sunday. Game notes: help side block, steal, wing 3 off the hop, splits multiple defenders with dribble, on ball steal right finish. Danica received the most votes from scouts and college coaches at the event because she performed exceptionally well offensively and defensively Sunday. Her court vision, passing abilities, ball handling control, scoring efficiency, and defensive prowess translates at the next level. Danica performed at her best against top prospects and earned the MVP award for session one.
2025 CGhas skyrocketed up our rankings since the Top 250 Expo; she showed us why at the Headliners Invitational Sunday. Melanin dominated on both sides of the ball: flashing her freakish athleticism. Game Notes: sprints to save an errand pass and hits a corner 3, high loft entry pass, relentless rebounder, aggressive on-ball defense, fast closeouts, behind the back assist, baseline drive reverse finish, and help side block. Melanin is an outstanding prospect from Kenowa Hills with the athleticism, two-way game, and endless motor to play next level basketball. She was the undisputed MVP for session two.
2028 SG Nuray Fricke from Big Rapids was the most athletic prospect at the Headliners Invitational during session three. She blew the coaches away with her athleticism and scoring performance. Game Notes: transition eurostep finish, top of the key 3, wing 3, high vertical leap, elbow jump shot, top of key jumper, and so on. Nuray has explosive steps using her dribble to burst by defenders to the rim and the fancy footwork to finish in traffic. She can finish with either hand and out leap everyone else for the basketball. Nuray scored at will from every spot on the floor and has a picture perfect jumper that leads to deadly outside shooting. Nuray is a must see prospect for Big Rapids and was the unquestionable MVP of session 3.
Offensive MVP Award
2027 CGwas in the zone Sunday at the Headliners Invitational. Game Notes: sweep drive middle, FT make, transition make, wing 3, step back deep 2, floater finish, block in transition, crossover baseline assist, hesitation right finish. Begick had a stretch of offensive possessions where she could not miss from downtown. Her downhill drives and body control is outstanding. Begick uses her speed and length to block shots and deflect passes; she is an excellent passer as well. Begick had one of the best days overall at the Headliners and her uncanny accuracy shooting the ball earned her the Sharp Shooter Award.
2027 PGaka “Mad Dog” hounded ball handlers all day at the Headliners Invitational. Her ball pressure and make up speed in transition kept offenses from getting started on Sunday. Game Notes: steal in transition, transition layup x2, steal (quick hands), steal off ball layup, euro high rip layup, on-ball steal left finish, steal finish, jump stop floater, spin dribble right finish. Madisyn’s play did plenty of talking as she turned in one of the most impressive performances of the day, not surprised. Her speed and aggressiveness was noticed by coaches in the gym, which resulted in her receiving multiple considerations for session one MVP. Madisyn terrorized offenses like she did at the PGH Freshman Showcase and earned the Defensive MVP Award.
2024 Winghad an outstanding day at the Headliners Invitational and was recognized by multiple coaches for MVP votes. Her toughness, hustle, leadership, verbal communication, offensive/defensive efficiency, and basketball IQ are all traits that make her a target prospect for coaches of any level. A couple of my favorite plays from Vanessa on the day: facing up from the top of the key and bursting to the basket through defenders for an and one layup, bouncing the ball off of a defender to save a possession after being trapped at half court, standing up on the bench to cheer on teammates, and shooting the free throw after receiving a hard foul. Vanessa is just an outstanding basketball player who does her job and makes her team better; an unsigned 2024 prospect, Vanessa deserves offers to play next level ball.
At the Buzzer
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