I cruised down I-35 south to see some good Basketball in a private setting with a high-caliber play. College coaches came down to see players in the south. We were fortunate to see how this event was designed to make the college coaches rotate to see players that they don’t see all the time.
The event was organized and the games started on time. There were players that raised eye brows that gave scouts and recruiters something to think about going forward, understanding that it is time to stop at what are considered the top tier programs. Hopefully the lesson learned is that scouts and recruiters learned that they can get a player considered “under the radar” who is hungrier than the “top tier player”.
Here is are some players that we do know about and some that you may not know about.
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF CLIPS FROM THE TOURNEY.
Click on the class to see the players (in no order)
Mimi is like a X-Man when it comes to her atheleticism. The way she ran the flooring and attacking the basket with finishing at the rim was a smooth. From seeing her in April to now you can see Coach Diaz has upgraded her game and confidence.
Major Sleeper, she is a player that will be someone will need to take a chance on. Great size guard with length, able to do everything you need, from utility, to being your go to player. We like this kid
Young player with an old mentality. As we sat back and watched her with she was slashing at will, which gave her opportunities to create for other players. We couldn't understand why they could stop her from going right.
If Shooting was paint and she had canvas. I would call her an Artist, the way she is able to catch the ball in stride, off the dribble. Her shot is like a smooth stroke with a soft touch when it hit the rim.
You will not be able to put her in one category. Her length makes her a destraction on D. She has a nice 15ft, able to put the ball down confortable in transition. She will be on of the most versitile players coming out of TX, if she continue working.
Long, runs the floor great. She has tools that haven't been molded yet, but for right now she is a great utility player. She uses her length and size to get rebounds, and she brings a nice 15ft pull up game.
Just let her go get it, your wondering what we mean by that. If you are a real Coach, Trainer, or Ball Player, you know that you dont have to have the ball in your hands to score 99.9999% of the time. Well she can go get it in many ways especially when she is not the focus. EX: A play can be for someone and she finds a situation to score of that.
Have seen this girl since the 8th grade. She give you a slow walk, and laid back presence. When she get on the court its different, ability to run the floor, pull up game is nice. The GREATEST THING is SHE LOVES TO BANG IN THE PAINT.
The general is what we call her, aggressive off the dribble. Making plays for the team, then putting herself last as a point guard supposed to. She showed us different looks on how that lockup game look, and creating points for herself when the team is not.
If you ever heard of "lockupgang" it is group of ball players for the east coast that take pride in locking up on defense Powered by a kid by the name of BABA. Well Dyani reminds me of that crew she is relentless on defense. Her ability to push the ball and jam up a person on defense, then to explode to create separation to make a 5 on 4 game is great.