Gondrezick, Pivec, Ryan among 2016 risers

Gondrezick, Pivec, Ryan among 2016 risers
Kysre Gondrezick

Mikayla Pivec and Robbi Ryan were among the big risers in the 2016 player rankings after battling on the national stage this summer. *Photo by Glenn Nelson.

The senior class has finished the last phase of the club ball portion of their journey.  After hundreds of thousands of air miles the ProspectsNation.com Ranking Committee has expanded the 2016 player rankings to the ELITE 150

The initial release includes 26-150 with the top 25 set to be released Thursday.

One of the biggest risers in the 2016 class is Kysre Gondrezick of Benton Harbor, Mich.  The 5-foot-9 combo guard excelled playing more point this summer with new club team Michigan Crossover.  While her ability to score is still a big part of her game it was her savvy and passing that elevated her game to a new level, moving her up to No. 35 in the country.

In the post there are few that can say they showed more growth than Oregon commit Mallory McGwire of Reno, Nev.  The 6-3 interior player had the benefit of playing for a loaded Cal Stars program but her intensity and assertiveness took a big step forward this summer and saw her crack the top 40 at No. 38.

Both Mikayla Pivec of Lynnwood, Wash., and Arizona State commit Robbi Ryan of Sheridan, Wyo., have been both nationally ranked and targets of power conference schools for some time but this summer, their final stanza on the circuit was impressive, showing leadership and intangibles on top of their talent.  Both have a toughness that allows them to maximize their physical gifts.

Brittany Brewer, like McGwire, is a post that used the summer to prove she has taken strides towards being a consistent impact player on the interior.  Her ability to score inside as well as face up is coveted at the next level and it is that versatility Texas Tech will look to use early in her career.

A player that reclassed to 2016, Arella Guirantes of Bellport, N.Y., had a terrific summer where her poise and size on the perimeter allowed her to score the ball as well as anyone.

Four players previously unranked in the ELITE 100 earned spots in the top 70 – No. 64 Peyton Williams, a 6-3 post from Topeka, Kan., who is committed to Kansas State; No. 65 Madison Washington, a 6-1 forward from Las Vegas, Nev.; No. 66 Jensen Caretti, a 6-1 wing from Hannibal, Ohio; and No. 70 Jocelyn Jones, a 5-11 wing from Richmond, Va., who has committed to North Carolina.


ELITE 150 RANKINGS (26-150)  -- ProspectsNation.com


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