Headliners Invitational: Session 1 Team 1
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On Sunday, November 12th, top uncommitted prospects in Michigan competed at Great Lakes Christian College in the first-ever Headliners Invitational. The event featured three sessions, with the first one focused on 2026/2027 prospects. This session was led by Coach David…
On Sunday, November 12th, top uncommitted prospects in Michigan competed at Great Lakes Christian College in the first-ever Headliners Invitational. The event featured three sessions, with the first one focused on 2026/2027 prospects. This session was led by Coach David Smith from Olivet, Assistant Coach Katy Shannon from Great Lakes Christian, and Assistant Coach Mckenzie Skiendziel from Great Lakes Christian. College coaches led offensive, defensive, and full-court skills sessions, followed by full-court games. The event was covered exclusively by PGH scouts, games were recorded using the SnipBack App, and participants wore reversibles provided by Moneyball Sportswear.
6 colleges evaluated prospects on-site during sessions one and two with 80+ prospects participating across three sessions. The event was successful due to the exceptional format, prospects, coaches, sponsors, scouts, and organizers who were well-prepared.
Here are the prospects from Session One, Team One!
#41is a player that I see everywhere and that means she is working! I was not surprised to see her name on the list of players for the Headliners Invitational, and I was excited to watch her play again. She has a nice inside-out game. Coaches were putting the players through some drills before their scrimmage, and she took what they worked on and used it to perfection with a rip-through from the top of the key for an easy bucket. She confidently maneuvers around the basket and is a threat from beyond the arc. Look for a big sophomore season from Kara this winter.
#4does not play like a freshman! She didn’t look like a freshman at the PGH Freshman Showcase and certainly did not at the Headliners Invitational either. She is a three-level scorer, and she is fast. She knocked down multiple shots from downtown, has a nice touch on her floater, and takes it strong to the basket with some crafty finishes. I admire her excellent court awareness and I have high hopes for Jozelynn to have a fantastic freshman season.
#42– the first word that comes to mind is hustle player! She has a motor that didn’t stop on either end of the court. She hustled after multiple offensive rebounds and gained possession with several steals by never giving up. I’m not sure if she usually plays point guard for her high school team as we have her listed as a shooting guard, but she played the position well and demonstrated impressive passing skills. She had herself a day at the Headliners Invitational.
#50is a player I was eager to see, as this was my first time watching her live. I was so happy to see her name on the list of the Headliners Invitational. I’m going back and looking through my notes, and I have SHOOTER in all caps! She knocked down a few from behind the arc. I loved how she communicated with her team on the defensive end of the floor. She did a great job fighting for boards on the glass. I’m excited to watch Ceana’s game continue to grow!
#46 Makaila Crosby had a great showing at the Headliners Invitational. She is a true combo guard who can play both with and without the ball. She has great ball-handling skills, and she made some dazzling passes. She is a skilled player who can hit threes and move without the ball. She is a pesky on-ball defender. I really think Makaila deserves a number next to her name in the rankings.
#40 Brooklynn Pelletier-Harding is another player who is always in the gym to improve her game! She had a great showing at the Headliners Invitational. She is always the first one to dive on the floor whenever there is a loose ball. She can play inside and out. She showed off her ball-handling skills by pulling down a defensive rebound and going coast to coast. She also had a spin move from the top of the key to blow by her defender for an easy bucket. Her footwork around the rim has been an improvement that I noticed since watching her during the summer. She understands how to play the passing lanes and came away with multiple steals on the day. I’m expecting big things from Brooklynn this High School season!
#48is a lefty smooth guard who dazzled at the Headliners Invitational. She was a top performer at the PGH Freshman Showcase and showed once again that she would be a top prospect in the class of 2027. She attacks the rim with authority and shows off her craftiness once she gets there. She has passing skills well above her years and is a menace on defense. She showed off her athleticism by getting a couple blocks against some taller players. Golden should have a big freshman season for DeWitt this winter!
#72is a lengthy wing player who could play inside or out. She had a good showing at the Headliners Invitational. She has good footwork around the rim and showed off her mid-range jumper. She kept the ball high to finish and would finish through contact and draw many fouls. She had many offensive rebounds and put-backs on the day. I look forward to watching her sophomore season for Williamston this winter.