Covering Prospective Student-Athletes in the SouthEast US and beyond
By David Kent @coachkent02 on twitter and @InsiderExposureDK on IG
I arrived at the YWCA in Winston for the Stealers D2 D3 showcase that they have every year. I walked in and all 3 games we’re about to start. Here are a few kids that stood out to me at the event.
Maddie Scheier 5″1 PG 23 NC
Maddie is a dynamic point guard that creates for herself and others. She masters the change of speeds and change of direction on dime. She is a dynamic ball-handler when the double team comes. She does not panic and makes the right decision to get out of trouble. College coaches don’t be scared of the height. She can compete with the best of them.
La’Niya Simes 5″9 CG 23 NC
La’Niya is a long athletic wing who uses her length well on the defensive end and is able to play passing lanes and help protect the basket. She does a great job getting down hill into the lane where she can knock down a 15-footer or use a nice floater to score over defenders. She does a decent job of moving without the basketball and definitely is a kid you should keep your eyes on.
Amanda Finch 5”2 PG 21 NC
Amanda is not going to jump off the page at you when you see her initially. She’s fundamentally sound, does not make a ton of mistakes and does a decent job of getting to her spots to knock down open jumpers. She does a good job of getting her team into sets and does a good job of keeping her man in front of her.
Alexis Ball 5”7 CG 22 NC
Alexis is a crafty guard who’s able to get into the paint and score over taller Defenders. She does a great job getting to the stripe. She’s able to knock down the three ball and knock down the 15 footer very consistently. She does an outstanding job playing passing lanes and definitely is a kid you should keep your eyes on.
Adison Phipps 5”7 CG 23 NC “ diamond in the rough”
Adison is a tough nose guard that’s able to get into the paint create contact and finish. She does a good job of getting to her spots and knocking down her open jump shots. She does a great job of keeping offensive players in front of her. She definitely has a bright future as she was playing up on a 17u team and stood out.
Adelaide Jernigan 5”5 CG 25 NC
Adelaide has a chance to be pretty darn good. She has a very nice stroke from the three-point line and doesn’t have any hesitation to pull the trigger. She has a high basketball IQ and is able to score without the ball in her hands at a young age. Definitely a name you need to write down now.
Jacklyn Faucette 5”8 Pg 22 NC
Jacklyn has grown a lot since the last time I saw her play. She was a ball dominant guard that could get into the paint and shoot the three-ball. Now she does a great job of moving without the basketball and still creates scoring opportunities for herself. Definitely a kid you should know.
Tate Chappell 5”11 wing 23 NC “ diamond in the rough”
Tate is a post player that is developing into a wing. She has developed her ball-handling tremendously since the last time I saw her. She has great feet and good hands with the ability to score over either shoulder. She has a nice touch from 15ft and can also step back and hit the three ball as well. She runs the floor like a gazelle and has no problem mixing it up and cleaning up the boards.
Jadyn Newsome 5”10 wing 23 NC
Jadyn has great hands and great feet. She does a great job scoring over either shoulder on the low block. She’s also great at keeping it high and knows what she’s looking for. She should be able to step out and hit the 18-footer at a very high consistency. She does an outstanding job of rebounding outside of her area and definitely keeps adding to her game every time I see her.
Alyssa Erving 5”4 Pg 24 VA
Alyssa understands change of speed very well at a young age. She does a great job of getting into the paint and creating scoring opportunities for herself and other teammates. If left open she can knock down the three ball at a very high consistency. On the defensive side, she doesn’t have a problem trying to put the handcuffs on you. This kid has a very bright future and I’m looking forward to seeing her in the future.