Covering Prospective Student-Athletes in the SouthEast US and beyond
By – Rob Grieve @RobGrieve1 – InsiderExposure.com Correspondant
Atlantic Coast Classic
Fayetteville, NC – Over 60 teams participated in the Atlantic Coast Classic in Fayetteville, NC during April’s first AAU evaluation period for college coaches. While in it’s 2nd year of being named the Atlantic Coast Classic, this event has been operating in some capacity for the past 7 years. Teams came from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky, which ensured there was a lot of depth of talent and college coaches on display over the weekend.
While there were many standout performances and performers, this group of players stood out as the best of the best.
All Tournament Team
G Kendal Moore 5’6 2019 Carolina Flames – EYBL – Morris
Athletic guard that refuses to lose. She played strong on ball defense, got to the rim at will, a vocal leader, and a willing passer. Whenever her team needed her to step up and get a bucket, she delivered with a timely 3 pointer or a hard drive to the basket.
G Shaniya Jones 5’7 2018 NC Team Express Carter
Explosive athlete that provides instant offense. She has elite first step quickness and makes great use of change of pace to blow by her man off the dribble. Every time she had the ball in her hands, she drew the attention of all 5 defenders on the court, yet still found a way to score! If she can find greater consistency with her jump shot, she will be unstoppable.
F Morgan Jones 6’0 2018 Georgia Metros Gold Elite
Excellent athlete with the most complete all round game at the tournament. She can shoot the 3, put it on the floor and get to the rim, and create plays for her teammates. She also uses her length and quickness to be extremely active on defense.
F Madison Moore 6’2 2018 Phoenix Elite
Terrific athlete and high impact player. She plays with a lot of energy on defensive, gives outstanding effort on the boards, and has a good all round skill set. Was instrumental in her team making it to the Championship game.
C Tamari Key 6’5 2019 Carolina Flames – EYBL – Morris
Big time size, and even more impressive length! The pressure of the semi-final and championship game brought the best out of her, showcasing her ability to block and disrupt shots and provide a strong target in the post. She has great finishing touch around the rim, and was a willing passer when she drew multiple defenders.
G Kirsten Deans 5’7 2019 Phoenix Elite
Athletic guard that set the tone for her team’s defense by hounding opposition guards. Whatever her team needed, she delivered- whether it be taking a charge, diving on a loose ball, knocking down shots or finding her teammates for easy buckets.
G Jireh Washington 5’9 2018 Team Slink Pink
Streaky scorer that’s sneaky athletic. Her jumper may not have the prettiest form but when she’s hot she’s automatic from deep! She also has elite vision which leads to her coming up with some spectacular passes. Her ability to split 2 defenders is special and she frequently had defenses scrambling to contain her in the open court.
F Brittany Davis 5’9 2018 Georgia Metros Gold Elite
Flat out scorer! Opposition coaches had to pick their poison when matching up against her because regardless of what defense she faced, she got buckets. She is an elite shooter off the catch and has strong handles to create scoring opportunities off the bounce.
F Alexandria Scruggs 5’10 2019 Carolina Flames – EYBL – Morris
Dangerous shooter with great versatility. She started the tournament all guns blazing, shooting the 3 ball extremely well, but it became a little inconsistent later in the tournament. She still made a huge impact defensively by using her IQ, strength and quickness to contain opposition guards, whilst also banging bodies inside with opposition bigs.
C Alexis Leggett 6’4 2018 Team Slink Pink
Untapped potential! She still needs a lot of work to refine her perimeter skills, but she has a feel for the game that can’t be taught. She was a big time shot blocker all tournament and demonstrated that she was able to play through foul trouble. She has great hands and good finishing touch around the rim. Once she develops her ability to score from the perimeter, she will be an extremely tough matchup.
Bryanna Troutman 6’1 2019 Chair City Phoenix Elite
Strong and athletic with guard skills. She demonstrated great footwork in the post and strength on the glass, but her most exciting plays came when she would grab the defensive rebound and start the fast break herself. Her ball handling and decision making in the open court were excellent and she is definitely one to watch.
Destyne Jackson 5’8 2019 Team Slink KY 2019
One of the most dynamic scorers at the tournament. She is very active in the passing lanes on defense which leads to her scoring a lot of points in transition. But she is just as prolific in the half court where she can create instant offense off drives to the basket or can knock down the 3 ball from deep.
Teonni Key 6’2 2021 Carolina Flames – 10th – Richard
Tall, long, huge potential! She has a nice shooting stroke, blocks shots, and demonstrated an ability to switch out and defend opposition point guards. She’s still quite young, but if she can learn how to play with more aggression then she promises to have a bright future.
Ivy Turner 5’5 2019 Team Slink KY 2019
Veteran savvy beyond her years. She may not be the most explosive player going around, but her change of pace and ability to put defenders to sleep and blow by them is elite. She has great handles and finishing ability at the rim, can hit the 3 ball consistently, capable of playing lock down defense and provided great leadership for her team.
Anabel Ellison 5’7 2020 Tampa Bay Inferno
Unselfish, high IQ, floor general with excellent leadership qualities. Her perimeter shooting is elite and she plays with great poise. She needs to work on her athleticism so she can become a more dynamic penetrator but she has the intangibles down pat.