Headliners Invitational: Session 1 Team 2
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The first-ever Headliners Invitational featured top uncommitted prospects in Michigan competing at Great Lakes Christian College for 9 hours on Sunday, November 12th. Session one included 2026/2027 prospects led by Coach David Smith of Olivet, Assistant Coach Katy Shannon of…
The first-ever Headliners Invitational featured top uncommitted prospects in Michigan competing at Great Lakes Christian College for 9 hours on Sunday, November 12th. Session one included 2026/2027 prospects led by Coach David Smith of Olivet, Assistant Coach Katy Shannon of Great Lakes Christian, and Assistant Coach Mckenzie Skiendziel of Great Lakes Christian. 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 the games, and Moneyball Sportswear providing reversibles for participants.
6 colleges evaluated prospects on-site 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.
Here are the prospects from Session One who competed for Team 2!
#3was one of a few elite post prospects I was eager to watch battle during session one at the Headliners. Ryenn has the length to be a phenomenal stretch post prospect at the next level. She is only a 2027, so as she builds physical strength and experience her ceiling is extremely high. Ryenn closes out quickly using her long strides; she blocked multiple shots with one hand and two on the perimeter. Ryenn caught a pass in stride finishing a floater layup. She maintains good positioning on defense, while rebounding and finishing effectively in the paint. Ryenn will be a must see prospect with Coach Line and Linden the next four years.
#11 Kenzy Freeland has shown me twice now exactly why she is a top 2027 prospect in the state. A couple WOW moments from her Sunday at the Headliners: attacking a defender then using a spin dribble to create space into an immediate pull up jumper basket from the elbow, strong drive to the basket into a jump stop then step through floater finish. Kenzy is a clutch performer who scores inside and outside with the tools in her box to play against any level of competition. She will be an immediate impact player for Kent City this winter.
#122026, has a relentless hustle and effort every coach needs on their team. Julia made many of those plays Sunday at the Headliners that don’t leap off the stat sheet. She stole a pass in transition and kept her eyes up to find open teammates on offense. Julia set good screens for guards to help them get separation for open looks. She moved without the ball well and will be a solid player for Grosse Ile this winter.
#13is a shifty 2027 ball handler who will be an outstanding freshman for Wayland HS this winter. She showed a burst of speed using a crossover downhill on an excellent defender then finished the left handed layup through a foul at the rim. Marissa moves very quickly defensively on the flight of the ball and stops drives with her lateral quickness. Marissa showed how dynamic of a guard she is Sunday at the Headliners.
Bella Harley is a dynamic 2027 wing/forward who really impressed me Sunday during session one at the Headliners. She started off the day knocking down a straight on three off the catch that was contested. Her high finishing form and technique is flawless. Bella maintained a patient dribble then reverse dribbled using her left to beat a defender from the right wing through the paint and finish through contact with a left-handed layup. Bella dribbled into a jump stop then created space to convert using excellent pivots. She is a knock down shooter, reliable defender, consistent rebounder, and an overall complete prospect who should be an impact player as a freshman on a loaded Powers Catholic roster this winter.
#55was a 2026 prospect who made many great plays that helped her team be successful Sunday at the Headliners. She uses inside out dribbles with her eyes up to see the floor and find open teammates. Reese deflected passes and corralled offensive rebounds. One of her best plays was driving and finishing a fake pass euro step and draining a corner 3. Reese is another solid player to watch at Jenison this winter.
#56is a tall, strong, 2027 post from Lakeview who will be an impressive prospect to watch develop the next four years. She has a strong base and does an excellent job walling up inside to create difficult shots. Savanna finishes well around the rim and was an asset to have in pick and roll situations for her team.
proved herself to be a top 2026 prospect at the Headliners Invitational Sunday. She played with a tenacity and relentless effort few others showed on the court. Maddie stole many passes on defense and finished multiple drives to the rim through contact. She outworked opponents for offensive/defensive rebounds and consistently won 1 on 1 battles. Maddie is a complete prospect who I am excited to watch play for Stevenson this winter.
#18 Milah Mollien is a 2026 PG from Kent City who caught me off guard Sunday at the Headliners. I had never seen her play, but I quickly found out who she was. She quickly bursts by defenders to the rim with quick, effective crossovers, and she finished an impressive contested drive. Milah’s quickness and balance make her an excellent on ball defender. She pushes the ball in transition and spreads the ball. Milah will be a guard to watch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org