Recap: Real Deal Shootout 2014

Recap: Real Deal Shootout 2014
Recap: Real Deal Shootout 2014Taylor Petty

Batouly Camara, a Kentucky commit, was a standout at the Real Deal in the ‘Ville Shootout. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Several teams took advantage of the Peach State Basketball Real Deal in the ‘Ville Shootout as an added exposure day, a terrific bookend before another tournament. The one day event gave teams an opportunity to play two games in front of coaches from over 70 colleges and universities. Here are the standout performers from this event.

Batouly Camara (Blairstown, N.J.), New York Gauchos – 2015

Currently ranked No. 30 in the ELITE 100, Camara showed an impressive skill set while playing both ends of the high-low offense for the Gauchos. At 6 feet 2 she possesses nice footwork, which allows her to score with her back to the basket even while facing length in the paint. She has perfected the Tim Duncan-like reverse pivot to score while facing up a defender. Her strong hands allow her to catch anything in her space and she proved to be a willing passer out of the double team. While her skills put her among one of the top five post players in America, it was her leadership qualities that set her apart in this setting. Our staff loved how she talked to her teammates on the defensive end. Matthew Mitchell and the University of Kentucky are getting a player who should be able to contribute immediately when she steps on campus in Lexington in the fall of 2015.


Taylor Petty (Newton, N.C.), - Carolina All-Stars – 2015

Petty is a guard option with good size as a shooting specialist. What she has added in her game recently is the ability to handle the ball versus pressure. In two elite match-ups versus the New York Gauchos and the Florida Flight, the 5-9 guard handled the pressure from the guards effectively enough to facilitate the offense. However, her specialty still is her ability to knock the open jumper. She will fit well into a system that needs a shooter who can stretch the floor a quick penetrator or a dominant post player. Her recruitment should heat up after this summer. She has received interest from schools such as Navy, Presbyterian and Towson.

Erika Davenport (Clarkston, Mich.), Michigan Storm – 2015

Davenport proved to be one of the most dominating forwards at the Franklin Fieldhouse. At 6-0 she specializes in cleaning the glass on both ends of the floor. She scores the ball well in the painted area as she uses angles and her upper body strength to consistently score around the bucket. The Michigan native can face up as a power wing at times, because she has the ball skill to handle the ball in space. Her skills powered the Michigan Storm team past the Philly Freedom Stars while being broadcasted on Prospects Nation TV. Her recruitment is far from being over as schools from all over the Midwest have been tracking her progress for some time already.

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

McIntyre produced one of the more surprising performances of the day at the Real Deal in the ‘Ville. The 6-2 power forward is known for her strength and paint presence, but in the opening game of the day she showed an expanded offensive skill set that powered her team past the Florida Flight. McIntyre puts us in the mind of an “old-school” power forward who loves to drive the lane and take the bump on the block. She has enough skill to be a high-low passer in the interior and showed exceptional touch while scoring in traffic. Although her offer list was limited coming into the Shootout, look for many schools to start calling after her performance in Franklin.


♦ Our staff loved the class of 2017 guard tandem of Jennifer Coleman and Ciera Crudup of Highland Springs, Va. Both are skilled guards who are willing to attack the lane and facilitate the offense.

♦ The DC Cobras have a gem of a point guard in class of 2016 Raven Riley of Washington D.C. She has length that reminds of us University of Dayton sophomore Celeste Edwards who was an ELITE 100 prospect coming out of high school.

♦ Watch out for Urian Garner’s younger Philly Freedom Stars team. This talented squad has played toe-to-toe with many of the older teams already. Class of 2018 post Brittany Garner and class of 2017 wing Aliyah Stephens are two promising prospects from that team.

♦ Class of 2018 guard Honesty Grayson from the Gauchos will be a player to track for years to come. She already possesses the athleticism and skill that most players never attain.


Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report. He can be reached at


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