Headliners Invitational: Session 2 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 two primarily included 2024/2025 prospects led by Coach Megan Hudson of Lansing Community College, Assistant Coach…
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 two primarily included 2024/2025 prospects led by Coach Megan Hudson of Lansing Community College, Assistant Coach Trafford Hannon of Lansing Community College, and Assistant Coach Jessica Duleba of Oakland Community College.
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 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 2 who competed for Team 2!
#37is a 2025 PG who has consistently performed at an elite level in showcases and individual camps throughout the off-season and Sunday at the Headliners was no exception. Her joy and love for the game of basketball, having fun competing, those were qualities that stood out to a college coach Sunday. She has been one of my favorite prospects to cover this off-season because of how relentlessly aggressive she plays on both ends of the floor, her passion for the game, positive attitude, verbal leadership, and toughness. She scored at all three levels and picked up many assists in transition. I will be checking in on Jenison to see how Selena leads the team this winter.
#38 CGis a 2025 prospect from Potterville who will be essential to the team’s success this winter. At the Headliners Sunday, she converted a contested layup in transition from the left side and did well seeing the floor and sharing the ball. Emily uses both hands to create space with her dribble and maintains good defensive positioning.
is a 2025 CG who keeps climbing the charts as she showcases her athletic ability and fine tunes her game. Melanin succeeded at everything at the Headliners Sunday; she dominated on defense by deflecting passes, blocking shots, and applying pressure. Melanin has amazing leaping ability and make up speed to bait passers into turnovers. She scored at will from inside and knocked down a 3 in the corner. Melanin makes other players look like they are moving in slow motion because of her athleticism. Melanin earned the honor of Headliners Invitational MVP for session two and I look forward to seeing her compete for Kenowa Hills this winter.
#76 Tia Charafeddine is a Wing/PF with size and strength who made plays at the Headliners Sunday. She has sneaky speed to get in position for transition baskets and her height gives her an advantage to finish at the rim. Tia converted multiple layups in transition and handled the ball well with both hands. She has power rebounding on both ends of the court and positions herself for deflections on defense. I look forward to seeing her compete more with Dearborn this winter.
#78 Cali Thelen 2025 PF from Fowler made some nice plays at the Headliners Sunday. She played good defense and deflected entry passes resulting in turnovers. Cali moved well without the ball and provided great hustle and effort for her team.
Sienna Mroue is a 2026 PG from Dearborn who is an outstanding soccer prospect, but she’s also a phenomenal basketball player! Sienna was all over the court making plays at the Headliners Sunday. She deflected a pass and finished a baseline drive at the rim. Sienna threw a full court one handed pass over the top of a defender to a teammate in stride for the layup. She finished layups in transition and scored through contact. Her quick acceleration, tight ball handling, relentless motor, and toughness made her stand out as a phenomenal prospect at the event.
is a 2024 Utica prospect who stole the show Sunday at the Headliners. A GLUE player is someone who a team cannot win without because they make the offensive, defensive, hustle, energy, and IQ plays needed for team succes: that’s exactly what Vanessa did Sunday. I briefly saw her play for Goonies this summer but this was the first time I had the opportunity to see her game in full. She was an outstanding all around performer and earned notice from coaches at the event as a finalist for the MVP voting.
Jade Solomon 2024 Wing from Patrick Fogarty made plays that helped her team be successful at the Headliners Invitational Sunday. She rebounded the ball on both ends and threw accurate outlet passes to teammates. Her hard work on the boards helped create extra scoring opportunities for teammates.
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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