Covering Prospective Student-Athletes in the SouthEast US and beyond
2015 Kentucky Middle School Classic
@Whitley County, KY – This past weekend 16 of the top middle schools in Kentucky got together to play at Whitley County. New Insider Exposure Scouting correspondent Gordon Miles took a look at some of the top prospects.
SG Kaylee Mathis, Clay County (2020) – This girl is a prolific scorer who can put the ball in the whole from anywhere on the court. She understands the game at very high level and does it all for her team on both ends. At any given time she can takeover a game offensively. Off the dribble or catch, she shoots a very high percentage and finishes with several moves at the rim. She will definitely be a “Miss Kentucky” candidate in the future.
G Jenna-Beth Cravens, Casey County (2020) – Arguably the best guard in her class. She has a very special skill set that just can’t be duplicated. This 5’8’’ guard is a nightmare for apposing defenses, she is very smart and hardly ever takes a bad shot. She has a very smooth game with several finishing moves around the basket. Her height allows her to shoot over most defenders that play her position.
C Regie Cundiff, South Pulaski (2020) – Relentless! A very physical player on both ends of the court. She is a 5’10’’ big who rebounds and plays around the rim like she’s 6’6’’. She finishes very well and has great feet and hands. Regie, is a lot quicker than a lot of girls who play her position. She moves well with out the ball and gets several easy buckets a game.
G Kennedy Harris, South Pulaski (2020) – A great shooter who can put numbers up in bunches. This is the player you have to shade when playing a zone defense because she will shoot you out of it quickly if not guarded tightly. She understands the game very well and defends at a high level.
G Alexah Smiddy, South Pulaski (2021) – This girl is a special basketball player and has a scorer’s mentality. Extremely talented off the dribble and can fill it up from three. Her skill set is off the charts and she is definitely one of the top players in her class.
PG Brooklynn Miles, Elkhorn (Franklin Co) (2021) – Athletic! She is a 5’6’’ very fast, high jumping guard who has exceptional ball handling ability. She is a great on the ball defender who comes up with several steals and break away lay-ups per game. Very unselfish; responsible for a lot of her teams points with the dribble drive breakdown and assist pass.
F Jasmine Simpson, Elkhorn (Franklin Co) (2020) – She’s a dead eye shooter that you cannot allow to roam free. Able to fill it up from anywhere behind the three point line as well as finish in the lane. She is smart ball handler and has great anticipation ability on defense. She also rebounds like a power forward or center, extremely tough kid.
G Jordy Stephens, North Pulaski (2020) – This girl is a lock down defender! Guards exceptionally well on and off the ball. Offensively she is very quick and handles the ball very well. She is a good jump shooter with a great first step. Able to knock down one-dribble pull ups, set shots, and finishes in the lane. She leads her team vocally and by physical example, you won’t find a player who plays harder than her on any list.
C Haley Brock, North Pulaski (2020) – A skilled big who plays the game very physically. Very good at snatching rebounds and opponents shots out of the air. She finishes well with both hands around the rim and also has quite a few post moves. She is just a force to be reckoned with while she’s on the floor.
PG Shelby Cothron, North Pulaski (2021) – This guard is smart beyond her years. Her basketball IQ may be her biggest asset. A distinguished ball handler and passer who loves to see her teammates score. She is a floor general and facilitator. This kid has a very bright future as a basketball player.
PG Ally Collett, South Laurel (2020) – A savvy ball handler with a great change of pace and direction. She gives you everything a coach would want from a point guard. Great passer and can get into the lane at any moment. Once she gets there she is an awesome decision maker. This girl has a real winning attitude.
SG Amerah Steele, South Laurel (2020) – Very special wing player who has the shooting range to stretch the perimeter. She can also finish from anywhere 15 feet and in; her pull up jump shot is very consistent. Has great body control and uses the floater and euro-step as well as any player.
G Sydney Hall, R.W. Combs (Perry Co) (2020) – Competitor! She plays extremely hard on both ends of the floor. She is explosive to the rim and can finish in traffic. She pushes the ball well and has good vision. She competes with passion every time she’s on the floor. You need a player like this to win.
G Desiree Sturgill, R.W. Combs (Perry Co) (2020) – One of the premier wing players in her class. A strong guard who hasn’t met a shot she doesn’t like; fearless. She goes to the rim relentlessly and isn’t afraid to shoot it from deep, which she does very well. Great handle on the ball and makes apposing defenders work their butts off to try to contain her.
PG Courtney Hoskins, R.W. Combs (Perry Co) (2023) – This young star is tenacious. Even though she is thrown in the mix with girls two and three years older than her, she still gets the job done. Smart and strong enough to get to the basket several times a game. Excellent floater and she recognizes when to pull up for a jump shot. Already has the mentality of a high school guard. She is one to watch for, for years to come.
G Allison Anderson, McCreary County (2020) – 5’7’’ guard with deadly shooting ability. Another kid with a very high basketball IQ. Understands the game as a seasoned high school guard already, as an 8th grader. She has impressive court awareness and loves to turn it up as the game winds down. Just a tremendous talent in all aspects of the game.