Madison Morgan of Cincinnati, Ohio, showed her ability to get into the paint off the dribble at the May Day Challenge. *Photo by Ty Freeman.
SUWANEE, Ga., - The PSB May Day Challenge is the perfect opportunity for club teams from around the country to get added exposure on a non-certified weekend. Teams from as far away as Ohio and Louisiana made the trip to get quality competition and to play in front of JumpOffPlus.com evaluators. Here are a few of the top performers from exhibition night.
The Cincy Angels made a six-and-a-half hour trip and promptly competed well on Friday night. Class of 2016 wing Madison Morgan of Cincinnati, Ohio, proved that she can put the ball on the floor to the get to the basket. Her ability to use either hand as well as being able to hit the jumper gives her a diverse skill set.
Class of 2016 guard Dominique Oden of Atlanta, Ga., is a versatile guard with a proven skill set. On Friday evening she showed her ability to hit the open 3-point jumper and found ways to score in the lane. The 5-foot-9 guard gave her verbal commitment to Purdue last December.
A forward that showed great versatility on exhibition night was Stephanie Paul of Fort Myers, Fla. At 6-1 she is a good jump shooter in the midrange while she is also willing to do the little things on either end of the floor. Her Florida Future Elite team is poised for a big tournament.
The Tri-County Lady Crusaders have an up and coming team that have multiple athletes to track. Class of 2016 point guard Kiara Glenn of Riverdale, Ga., can create space with her quickness. Her savvy as a play creator makes her a threat to put up big numbers as a back court scorer.
Class of 2016 Angel Cooper of Riverdale, Ga., is a slashing, play-making point guard. Her poise with the ball and ability to find the gaps in the defense propelled the Pistols Elite Platinum to an opening night win. She can score off of the dribble, but she is a willing passer when she draws the help defender.
Alana Davis of Augusta, Ga., drew the attention of many in attendance at Suwanee Sports Academy. The Class of 2017 post is a terrific post scorer with advanced footwork in the pivot. She anchors the lane for coach William Avery’s Georgia Sting team.
Kiersten Hunter of Snellville, Ga., was impressive showing the development of point guard in past years. The 5-5 floor general makes solid decisions and showed she could hit the open shot today for the Georgia Hoopstars.
Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report, is on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors and owns CoachHemi.com, the go-to source for coaches for X’s and O’s. He is the floor director of #TeamEBA camps, a site director for #TeamPSB tournaments and can be reached at email@example.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.