LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.-- The PSB Tip-Off Classic tipped at 8:30 Friday morning at Bogan Park and quickly expanded to over five locations as the opening day showcase kicked off the NCAA evaluation period. At the conclusion of day one, hundreds of players had the chance to compete in front of dozens of college coaches filling the stands. Here is a look at the top performers from day one.
Elissa Cunane (Summerfield, N.C.), Greensboro Lady Gaters – 2018
Cunane left a huge impression on our staff. At 6-foot-4, Cunane has the size, length, and speed to compete at a high level. She runs the floor well, has great court vision on outlet passes, and has the ability to consistently knock down the mid-range jumper. Elissa is a high IQ player that makes touch passes, defensive rotations and other plays that are signs of a polished skill set.
Cayla King (Greensboro, N.C.), Greensboro Lady Gaters – 2019
King was equally as impressive for the Lasy Gatersas she created well off of ball screens, split defenders under control to create open looks, and played tough on both sides of the ball. Cayla’s ability to create with the ball in her hands opens up the two-man game for the Gaters as she can rise up and knock down a shot or drive and dish off the ball screen.
Darius Dominique (Rochelle, N.Y.), NY Gauchos – 2020
The New York Gauchos brought a few teams loaded with explosive players who could create plays with the ball. Dominique is one of the quickest guards with the ball in her hands, but she is a smooth operator for the Gauchos. Darius is comfortable coming off either side of a screen and does a great job of lifting up and knocking down the shot. Her range extends out beyond the perimeter, but she is most dangerous in the open court making plays.
Victoria Saxton (Rome, Ga.), Team Elite Hubbard – 2018
Saxton, a class of 2018 forward, continues to show why she is an ELITE 60 player for Team Elite Hubbard. Victoria stands at 6-1, but has the length and bounce to play with any post regardless of size. She gets off the floor quickly to block shots, finishes well in the lane and has a knack for the rebound coming off the rim. Her stock continues to rise as she has shown the ability to consistently hit the mid-range baseline shot as well.
Sydney Tucker (Anderson, Ind.), Best Choice United – 2018
Best Choice United is loaded with high IQ, fundamental players that compete on every play. Sydney Tucker is no stranger to the PSB staff and she was doing it all yesterday against Team Elite Hubbard. Tucker is a hardnosed guard that continues to add new dimensions to her arsenal. Her ability to handle the ball and beat defenders in the open court has improved with each event and she consistently knocks down shots creating off an attack or moving without the ball.
Rebecca joined the team at the end of 2012 and quickly made her presence felt as our in-house contributor for Peach State Media during all events and now as a writer for Prospects Nation. She’s been in the community as a columnist since 2008 and also serves on the Naismith Awards selection committee. Rebecca played college ball at both Kentucky and North Carolina.