GBCA Live Girls: 2027 Top Performers

GBCA Live Girls: 2027 Top Performers

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Lindsey Henry2027 5-11 PF Lindsey Henry – South Paulding
Quickly becoming a legitimate prospect, Lindsey Henry should make an even bigger impact in Year 2 after emerging as a double-double (10.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg) threat as a freshman, helping South Paulding advance to the Sweet 16. Henry is extremely physical inside, doing a great job of using her body to both score and rebound. Lindsey has good footwork with her back to the basket and a variety of strong moves. Henry rim runs in transition to gain early position on the block. She snags rebounds and converts putbacks through contact but also has a finesse side, able to step outside to hit the high post jumper. Lindsey posted 12 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 4 blocks against Tri-Cities to open GBCA Live. Henry’s stock is on the rise. Though it’s early, college programs should keep tabs on Lindsey’s long-term development.

Kaliyah Oliver2027 5-8 SG Kaliyah Oliver – Carrollton
Carrollton has some firepower on the perimeter as Kaliyah Oliver slots in as the team’s top three-point shooter. Oliver was lights out against Archer in a 56-42 win, helping the Trojans pull away in the second half as she finished with a team-high 17 points and 2 rebounds, netting four of her five threes after halftime. Oliver had her feet set in the corners and burned the Tigers when they were slow to close out. Kaliyah also massaged in a floater off the dribble. Expect a strong year out of Kaliyah but a chance to really star once a crowded 2025 class graduates.

Suri Clark2027 6-2 PF Suri Clark – Baldwin
Suri saw sporadic minutes during Baldwin’s state championship season but should be a mainstay in the lineup now as a sophomore. Clark immediately passes the eye-test with her height, frame and athleticism. Suri posted 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block in a win over Cherokee Bluff. She scored on a mid-range jumper, a pair of putbacks finishing with each hand and ran the floor for easy buckets. Clark’s ceiling is extremely high. She has a chance to be a special talent.

MacKenzee Williams2027 5-7 PG MacKenzee Williams – Woodward Academy
Zee racked up the stats in a 53-37 win over a good Midtown team, finishing with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block. Williams has a nice well-rounded game. Her floor game is obviously balanced as reflected by her stat line, but the way she scored was also diverse. MacKenzee scored on a pair of floaters, two transition hoops, a putback, a short jumper and a three-pointer. Williams is surrounded by multiple D-I prospects, but make no mistake Zee is just as important as her highly touted teammates and has a bright future herself as well.

Morgan Landrum2027 6-0 PF Morgan Landrum – North Paulding
Morgan is a monster athlete that will draw D-I attention sooner rather than later. The Class 7A Freshman of the Year is an elite leaper with long arms and great hands. Defensively, Landrum has the tools to guard 1-5 with her footspeed and wingspan. In a 43-32 win over Mill Creek, Morgan exploded offensively in the best performance I’ve seen in my year of watching her. She contributed 17 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist, but the way she scored was what stood out. It wasn’t just garbage points on putbacks – in fact none of her hoops came off the backboard. Morgan scored with a hook shot, a baseline drive, a floater, off a cut and off a lob while also tacking on a physical And-1 layup. Landrum is extremely dangerous in the pick-and-roll as she can dive to the hoop, catch and finish all in one motion. Morgan is a nightly double-double threat.

Kyann Senior2027 5-8 G Kyann Senior – Marietta
I loved the energy Kyann Senior played with in a 54-41 win over Monroe. Senior made an instant impact on the Blue Devil program as a freshman, posting 11.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2 steals per game as Marietta was named Class 7A Most Improved Team, going from 1-24 to 17-12 with Kyann on the roster. Her uncanny ability to influence games on both ends of the floor while playing bigger than her size brings infectious spirit to her team. Against Monroe, Senior sparked the Blue Devils with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals with D-I coaches of all levels in attendance. Kyann’s output should have left a lasting impression on those who were in attendance.

Kie'Aundria Acree2027 6-1 G Kie’Aundria Acree – Monroe
The blue-chip prospect didn’t have her best shooting game but still managed to compile 27 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block in a loss to Marietta, scoring over half of her team’s points. Acree is a three-level scorer. She’s explosive getting downhill. KJ is a highly-skilled low block scorer with a variety of post moves and deft footwork. She scores through contact well. As a playmaker, Acree excels as a penetrator and will dish out to open shooters. Kie’Aundria holds offers from nearly every top program in the country.

Tyliah Benjamin2027 5-11 C Tyliah Benjamin – Wilcox County
There is a lot to like about Wilcox County and there is reason to believe the Patriots could be a frontrunner to capture the Class A D-II state title. One big factor why is Tyliah Benjamin, the reigning Freshman of the Year after averaging 11.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks per game. Benjamin dominated in a matchup against fellow A D-II power Taylor County, propelling the Patriots to a 54-33 win posting 12 points, 16 rebounds, 2 steals and 9 blocks. Tyliah uses her strong frame and long arms to snatch rebounds and swat away shots. She throws her weight around when getting on the glass and does a good job drawing fouls. Benjamin converts at the foul line, shooting 4-7 on Friday. Tyliah is an interesting small school prospect to track, especially if she sprouts up another inch or two.

Miley McClure2027 5-8 W Miley McClure – Murray County
The Class 2A Freshman of the Year is tough as nails. Standing around 5-foot-8, maybe 5-foot-9, McClure outworks the opposition, especially when it comes to rebounding. Miley pounds the glass and plays with her hair on fire defensively, shooting into passing lanes to take layups the other way. As do all of the Indians, Miley has a strong fundamental base, capable of scoring with both hands. McClure plays through contact and can knock down the 15-footer. Miley can be a mismatch against bigger teams with her quickness downhill. Against smaller teams, expect to see McClure do her damage in the paint, earning second chances on the backboards and scoring off effort.

Savannah Aparicio2027 5-8 PG Savannah Aparicio – Etowah
As one coach put it, Savannah is deceptively athletic with the ball. Aparicio has a strong frame to pair with nimble footwork and sudden bursts of speed that help her get to her spots. She’s a crafty finisher that absorbs contact and scores with both hands. In a 46-36 loss to Josey, Savannah went 5-9 from the charity stripe. She finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Aparicio has the look of a steady stock riser each and every season. Her feel for the game and well-balanced attack will only get better as she gets older.