ELITE 32 Summer Jam II - 2014

ELITE 32 Summer Jam II - 2014
ELITE 32 Summer Jam II - 2014Dominique Williams

Tori Williams, a rising sophomore for the Boise Hoop Dreams, had a break out summer, capping it off with a strong showing at Summer Jam II. *Photo by Ty Freeman.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The PSB Elite 32 Summer Jam II brought teams from all across the country together for terrific matchups and competition in front of more than 175 college coaches. Here’s a look at some standouts from the last two days of the July viewing period.

Kaayla McIntyre (Toledo, Ohio), - All Ohio Black – 2015

'15 Watch List forward Kaayla McIntyre. *Photo by
Ty Freeman.

One of the great things about the month of July is that it provides the opportunity for players to demonstrate growth in their games. For McInytre, who is a 6-foot-2 power forward, she took advantage of every day within the viewing period to display her consistency for coach Jay Bee Bethea’s team. Her “old school” skill set allows her to score and rebound the basketball within a high-low offense. She positions herself well on the block, which gives her angles to score simply with her back to the basket. However, she can also pass or rip the ball on a drive from the high post. Although she lacks what many would deem as elite athleticism, her high motor and exceptional strength allow her to compete even with the best athletes on the circuit. At the PSB Elite 32 Summer Jam II, McIntyre demonstrated consistent productivity that she showed the entire evaluation period.

The full measure of her impact during July will be determined in the months to come. The Toledo native entered this summer with the interest of only a few schools locally in the Buckeye State. After this month she has picked up offers from Bowling Green, Toledo and Wright State, while Michigan State and Texas Tech have recently inquired. With her productivity she has played her way into the conversation for the ELITE 150 when the rankings expand this fall.


Boise Hoop Dreams

The second half of the July evaluation period was the last chance for teams and players to show what they have to offer. The Boise Hoop Dreams traveled east to play against some of the top programs in the country. The final destination was the ELITE 32 Summer Jam II.

Coach Shambric Williams has put together a cast of kids that compliment each other. Destiny Slocum of Meridian, Idaho, plays the leads. She is one of the best point guards in the country and the 11th overall prospect in the ELITE 60 coming into July. Her multidimensional game often times, leaves opponents scratching their heads wondering how do we stop her or minimize the damage. Slocum is a crafty passer with the uncanny ability to make pinpoint passes for scoring opportunities for her supporting cast. Class of 2017 combo guard Tori Williams joins Slocum in the backcourt. The 5-foot-8 Boise native makes shots from beyond the arc at a high percentage. Versatility is always a plus and that’s exactly what 6-0 forward Dominique Williams brings to the game. She is an aggressive and strong rebounder that can push the ball out on the break, which most times creates mismatch situations that result in easy baskets. The Hoop Dreams also get support from the Jardine twins, Raquel and Danielle. Both have similar games, the only difference is Raquel is left-handed. They make hustle plays and are strong around the basket. This team is fun to watch with their diverse group of characters.


Musharapha Aihassan of Glenarden, Md., was instrumental in leading Team SOL/DC Cobras, which took the championship of the StephenPeckPSB bracket. The 6-5 rising sophomore prospect scored 10 points and was an imposing presence on the defensive end.

♦ The Lady Zoom Fr. were lead in the championship of the KeilMoorePSB bracket by the sharp shooting of Mary Triplett. The 2017 guard from Brentwood, Tenn., finished with 17 points, of which 15 were scored from beyond the arc.

♦ The Baltimore Lady Panthers were lead in scoring by 2016 forward Nkeiruka Okororie of Baltimore, Md., with 18 points.

Cassidy Barrios of Raceland, La., and Chelsea James of Loranger, La. were key components in the championship of the JLHemingway bracket. The class of 2015 guards combined for 25 points in their 39-26 victory over Tennessee Flight Select Bowers.

♦ Louisiana Lady Select 2015 benefitted from the complementary play of Jyar Francis and Kierra Anthony. Francis, at 6-1, showed range from beyond the arc, which makes her a valuable weapon. Anthony is a slashing player that gets to the free-throw line a lot. She was five of seven from the charity stripe in the championship game.

Keyanna Warthen of the Miami Suns Red is a player to watch in the class of 2017. She is an athletic slasher who is at her best putting the ball on the floor and attacking.

♦ The Baton Rouge Lady Tigers got solid performances from Arkansas-Little Rock commit Kiara Scott and Jewel Triggs. These two small forwards in the class of 2015 do the little things that make teams successful.

Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report. He can be reached at jonathanhemingway@peachstatebasketball.com.

Peck is the owner of Dream In Motion Athletics and is a national evaluator for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report. He also serves as a on-floor skills coach at the Elite Basketball Academy events. He can be reached at StephenPeck@peachstatebasketball.com.

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