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GBCA Live Girls: 2025 Top Performers


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Hannah Morris2025 6-3 C Hannah Morris – Tri-Cities
One of the biggest stock risers at GBCA Live, Hannah Morris thoroughly impressed me as a sleeper that has a chance to explode over the next 12 months. Continue reading GBCA Live Girls: 2025 Top Performers

Sandy’s Spiel Spring Showcase Girls Evaluations


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The Sandy’ Spiel Spring Showcase sold out for a third consecutive year, hosting 76 prospects from all across the state of Georgia who were looking to improve their game and boost their exposure before diving into travel ball. Schools from multiple levels were in attendance as NAIA, D-III and D-II programs traveled to Gainesville High School to evaluate prospective student-athletes. With the help of our esteemed eight-coach staff, here are our player evaluations sorted by team.

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TEAM 1


Damaria Colburn
2028 5-8 G Damaria Colburn – Gainesville – OU Legends
Late addition to camp was able to use her body to score through contact downhill. Liked to seek out defenders and go into their chests to score at the rim. Provided toughness and hit some shots from the perimeter throughout the day.

Julia Payne
2025 5-8 G Julia Payne – Gainesville
Caught the attention of colleges in the building as a new face to track. Liked to take pull-up jumpers off screens. Goes behind the back with fluidity. Has room to improve her left hand. Scored with her jump shot but also converted some tough baskets off the bounce.

Ava Roberson
2026 6-1 C Ava Roberson – Dawson County – Redline
Did a good job sealing for deep post position and finishing with both hands. Has quality back to the basket moves which will continue to improve with quicker feet. Uses her size to wall up defensively. Ran the floor well. Will see big minutes as a junior in the Dawson County frontcourt.

Loren Mazarky2026 5-4 G Loren Mazarky – Rabun County – Team All In
Shooter knocked down outside shots. Used a compact repeatable stroke. Has the strength to post up smaller guards. Will see her game grow as her creativity with the ball improves. Footspeed is getting better and better.

Alayna Lindley
2026 5-6 G Alayna Lindley – Lumpkin County – PeAk
Made her presence felt as a floor spacer. Hit shots from the mid-range on pull-ups and also showcased range with her three-point shot. Has active hands on defense, poking away steals. Played with confidence.

Reagan Richardson
2027 6-0 F Reagan Richardson – Lumpkin County – PeAk
Has good size. Strong frame. Is able to anchor herself on the block and turn to a variety of post moves. Shows a target hand for lob passes when sealing inside. Was able to get to a scooping shot with her back to the basket, able to sneak it underneath the defender’s reach.

Dru Jeckewicz
2027 5-6 G Dru Jeckewicz – Midtown – Hoop Atlanta
I came away extremely impressed with Dru Jeckewicz, one of camp’s biggest stock risers. The rising sophomore is athletic and active. She is a playmaker that can attack off the dribble and find the open man by leaping in the air to deliver accurate passes. Dru fed her post players with one-handed entry feeds, showcasing the ability to use her off-hand to split the defense. Jeckewicz knocked down a handful of shots over camp and used her speed to force turnovers and score downhill. Dru feels like a missing piece for the Class 5A State Runner-Up. I like the agile guard’s upside.

Adelyn Thompson
2027 5-5 G Adelyn Thompson – Rabun County – FBC Dream Team Elite
Made a living with her three-point shot. Found a home in the corners and was able to bury threes when given space. Got to her one-dribble pull-up in the mid-range and also made an impact with her floater in traffic. Possesses the ability to fill it up from the perimeter. Has put in the work to play with confidence. Should enjoy a breakout season at Rabun County as a primary scoring option.

Jatiana Chambers2025 5-3 PG Jatiana Chambers – Dougherty – CAM Sports
True playmaker that looks to set up teammates. Sees the floor extremely well and can fit in tough passes through tight areas. On the smaller size, Chambers has the physical strength to not get pushed around but has to make sure she doesn’t get too deep into the defense where length can swallow her up. Consistency as a jump shooter and shoring up her left hand will help her reach her ceiling. One of South Georgia’s very best guards and one of the top passers in the state.

TEAM 2

Sofia McNabb
2024 6-0 F Sofia McNabb – Rabun Gap – BCB
It’s hard to believe Sofia McNabb is still unsigned. McNabb was one of the most complete players at camp. She is a true mismatch at 6-foot tall. The forward handles the ball like a guard, able to grab rebounds and go coast-to-coast. Sofia is a physical rebounder that secures boards in traffic and can power up to finish with either hand through contact. McNabb’s versatility is highlighted with her athleticism and three-level scoring capabilities. Sofia can pull-up from beyond the arc and get downhill. She hustled on defense, coming from behind to breakup scoring opportunities. The multi-sport athlete has the physical tools, athleticism and skills to draw attention from all levels. Her signing will be a major boon for any program.

Eva Bishop
2025 5-10 PF Eva Bishop – Dawson County – Georgia Flames
Scored out of the pick-and-roll. Extremely strong post presence can bury defenders underneath the basket when sealing.  Finishes with both hands inside and knocked down jumpers from the high post. Tough-nosed rebounder. Improving her stamina and quickening her footwork will bode well for the future. Great student boasts a 4.26 GPA. D-II and D-III programs will be involved.

Maddie Siuta
2026 5-10 G Maddie Siuta – Dawson County – Redline
Big guard has the ability to go coast-to-coast and finish with either hand. Can play 1-4 and be used in a variety of ways to create mismatches. Tough to guard when her three-point shot is dropping. Uses her height well to see the floor and find the open man. Holds value as a switchable defender. First step explosion to the basket can elevate her consistency as a downhill driver.

Parker Whipple2026 5-7 G Parker Whipple – Lambert – Redline
High energy guard defends the ball very well with lateral quickness, able to limit straight-line drives. Does well at getting past her first defender and getting to the hoop where she can score through fouls. Outside shot is continuing to improve. Effort on the glass does not go unnoticed. Maintains a 4.1 GPA.

Ellison Steinhauer2026 5-9 G Ellison Steinhauer – Pickens – Southeast All-Stars
Smooth do-everything guard. Great footwork and high IQ. Knocks down threes and excels at getting to her spots in the mid-range. Crafty finisher uses long strides and her length to finish with both hands at the rim. Wiry, but has functional strength to absorb contact for And-1s. Disruptive defender. D-I level guard that will likely see some traction with her recruitment in short time.

Lily Denlein
2027 5-7 G Lily Denlein – Milton
Stood out as a catch-and-shoot three-point marksman. Understood spacing. Will be able to impact games in other ways as her off the dribble game grows with experience which will lead to even more confidence.

Alaya Wilson
2027 5-3 G Alaya Wilson – Archer – Lady Flames
Quick guard picked up the tempo with her speed. Had success as a penetrator that drew fouls downhill. Has the upside to become a consistent scorer as her motor continues to strengthen.

Audrey Lunsford
2027 5-9 G Audrey Lunsford – Elbert County – Winners United
Big guard that can play with a bit of a mean streak. Physical off the dribble when getting to the hoop. Can bump off smaller defenders and scores through contact. Has a pretty outside shot to pair with her tight handle. Mixed it up on the glass and blocked away shots. Looks like a future stat sheet stuffer that will go on to play in college.

Annaka Hembree
2028 5-7 G Annaka Hembree – Christian Heritage – Southern Starz 2028 Hembree
Coach’s daughter will make an immediate impact as a freshman. Will need to get stronger over the course of her career, but the agile guard is a smooth three-point shooter that can also attack off the dribble. Was calm with the ball in her hands. Saw the floor well as a drive-and-kick creator.

Maecee Crumley
2028 5-10 W Maecee Crumley – Stephens County – Georgia Generals
Good size on the perimeter. Shoots the ball well. Knocked down threes, mid-range jumpers and scored along the baseline from 15-feet. As camp wore on, Maecee became more comfortable with the pace of play. Grabbed rebounds and pushed the ball in transition. When the ball wasn’t in her hands, Crumley cut to open spaces. The long-armed shooter will provide versatility with the ability to play and defend multiple positions.

TEAM 3 

Avery Huffman
2025 5-5 G Avery Huffman – Denmark – Redline
Known for her three-point shooting, Huffman stood out with other aspects of her game. She did a nice job attacking the hoop in coast-to-coast scenarios. Avery ran the floor for easy baskets and displayed court vision to pair with her improved handle. Huffman played with pace and got after it defensively as a physical on-ball defender.

Annarose Tyre
2025 5-8 G Annarose Tyre – Lambert – Georgia Flames
Tyre emerged as one of camp’s top performers. The high energy guard did a little bit of everything on both ends of the floor. She set up teammates with her drive-and-kick penetration. Tyre sparked fastbreaks not only as a playmaker with the ball but by outlet passing to streaking teammates to get ahead of the defense. Annarose canned threes throughout the day and scored with both hands on her slices to the rim. Hard-playing guard also forced turnovers with her persistent pesky defense, often times defending other team’s best players. D-II, D-III and NAIA programs will do their due diligence on the rising senior throughout the summer.

Jessalyn Tamplin2025 5-8 G Jessalyn Tamplin – Flowery Branch – EOTO FBC
Lefty can play 2-4 depending on the lineup. Has good physical size. Was able to clear rebounds and advance the ball up the floor. Was at her best as a spot up shooter. Hustled on defense and consistently made the extra pass on offense.

Tamera Rudolph
2026 5-6 G Tamera Rudolph – Grayson – FBC Legacy
Tammy had a great camp. Often overshadowed at Grayson, Rudolph would have been a starter on almost any other team in the state and has a bright future ahead. Tamera plays very hard and doesn’t go through the motions or play it too cool. She is an active on-ball defender that hustles and gets on the floor. Rudolph has a smooth release on her jump shot and is a dangerous three-point shooter. Tammy ran the floor for easy buckets and showcased the ability to initiate offense in transition, both as a playmaker and as a scorer, able to finish with her left hand. Rudolph is a well-rounded prospect that will get better and better with more experience. Don’t sleep on her.

Caroline Young
2026 5-11 W Caroline Young – Milton – ATL Bucks
The long and lanky swingman was all over the floor, crashing in for rebounds, running in transition and defending multiple positions. Young attacked from all levels, shooting the three, attacking off the dribble and utilizing a floater in the paint. Her athleticism and activity make her an impactful rebounder. Continuing to get stronger will help her finish through contact. Young played off two feet inside. Caroline’s diverse inside-out game will only expand.

Tori Epps
2026 5-9 W Tori Epps – Heritage-Catoosa – Thunder Basketball
Scrappy hustler let her defense spark her offense. Got more aggressive as the day went on. Used a spin move to get to the hoop. Spent time as a lead guard, bringing the ball up the floor. Had confidence shooting the pull-up three. Rebounded well from her guard position.

Libby Knott
2027 5-9 W Libby Knott – Atlanta Girls School – Hoop Atlanta
Did a good job cutting without the ball and also finding cutters as a passer. Good size on the perimeter with the ability to play multiple positions. Defended inside and out and competed for 50/50 balls. Attacked defenses off the dribble and with her jump shot.

Deyva Davis
2027 5-8 G Deyva Davis – Milton
The quick lightning bolt of a guard played within herself. She used her energy to turn over opponents and rotated over to block shots from behind. Davis hit some threes and utilized her speed to penetrate. Adding more strength to her wiry frame will help. She will continue to improve with more game reps against stiff competition.

Makayla Watts2027 5-6 G Makayla Watts – Lamar County – H2O
Made the most out of camp. Athletic guard plays bigger than her height. Did a great job getting rebounding position, blocking out bigger opponents to secure boards. Earned her team second chance opportunities. Possesses long arms and a quick first step. Effective defender has a nose for deflections and steals.

Kerris Collins
2028 5-9 G Kerris Collins – Marietta – S.H.E.
Big guard made a difference as a rebounder. Shot the ball from distance and the mid-range. Plays at her own speed. Has a chance to get quicker over the course of her career. Handles the ball well and fits in at the varsity level with her physicality.

TEAM 4

Emma Lightsey
2025 5-5 G Emma Lightsey – White County – Georgia Flames
Knockdown shooter made over 100 threes as a junior and piled in more at camp. Quick trigger. Loves the side-step and step-back three. Moves well without the ball to get open. Snuck onto the offensive glass, reading caroms off the rim. Is a quick-footed on-ball defender. Is able to play both on and off the ball.

Claire Carlson
2026 5-9 G Claire Carlson – Cherokee Bluff – Redline
Gifted passer with highly advanced court vision. Always makes the extra pass. Has good zip on her outlet passes. Rarely gets sped up. Methodical with the ball as she dissects defenses. Has grown since her freshman year, now a long-armed athlete. Lets offense come to her. Is able to turn corners and score in a variety of ways. Dangerous perimeter shooter. Impacts games on both ends of the floor.

Lyla Griffith
2026 5-8 W Lyla Griffith – Cherokee – Redline
Hustler does the dirty work but also can pack a punch on offense. Digs down on the post for steals. Physical rebounder embraces contact. Was able to grab rebounds and go coast-to-coast. Attacked with a floater and cashed in on catch-and-shoot threes. Versatile enough to play 2-4. Plays bigger than her height.

Hailey Wortmann2026 6-1 C Hailey Wortmann – Midtown – Hoop Atlanta
Earned high marks for her help side defense. Battled for rebounds, grabbing them at their highest point. Agility and vertical are still improving – showed tremendous progress from Year 1 to Year 2. Was able to finish around the rim with drop steps and was active in the paint scoring from 5-feet. Best basketball is ahead of her.

Trinity Grant
2026 6-4 C Trinity Grant – Eagle’s Landing – Southeast All-Stars
Elite size. Vacuums up rebounds. Must keep the ball high when securing boards and going up for putbacks. Showed promise with her drop step in the paint. Starting to get more comfortable performing post moves with pesky guards swarming her. Quickening her footwork will allow her to make moves before double teams come. Is an intimidating rim protector that alters shots even when she doesn’t block them. Has a promising future as a double-double machine.

Kelsey Arp
2027 5-6 G Kelsey Arp – Armuchee – BCB
Solid athlete that can create with the ball. Got to her pull-up jumper from 10-feet and was able to bank in mid-range jumpers. Has room to grow with her left hand. Was an aggressive on-ball defender that moved her feet well.

Karlee Law
2027 5-7 W Karlee Law – Jefferson – FBC Dream Team Elite
Southpaw had a huge day, one of camp’s more impressive stock risers. Such a diverse and unique skill set. Big, strong guard that can do damage inside and out. At first glance looks like more of a forward, but is a true perimeter player with how well she attacks off the dribble and her overall speed with the ball. Powerful getting downhill with a bowling ball mentality that overwhelms opponents with her strength. Never gets knocked off her line. Impressive playmaker that whips in one-handed missiles to shooters in the corners. Is a mismatch with her ability to go into the post to score against smaller defenders and will torch bigger defenders that try to guard her on the perimeter. Utilizing her right hand will make her even tougher to stop. Defensively, Law is strong enough to hold her own when guarding posts and is quick enough to hinder most guards. She took pride in guarding other teams’ best players.

Allie Holden
2028 5-5 G Allie Holden – North Hall – Redline
Found her calling card on defense, pressuring the ball and shooting gaps to convert turnovers into layups. Never took any plays off and competed at a high level. Showcased her offense as a catch-and-shoot scorer that could also get downhill with her right hand.

Samiyah Gregg
2028 5-3 G Samiyah Gregg – Newton
Quick guard pushed the pace and found opportunities to score as a driver and was able to find shooters along the perimeter. Showed quickness laterally as an on-ball defender.

TEAM 5

Jesstynie Scott
2025 5-8 G Jesstynie Scott – Sumter County – Porter Sports
The top overall prospect in camp with a handful of D-I offers already to her name, Jesstynie Scott did not disappoint. Her athleticism and quickness with the ball were unparallelled. Scott got wherever she wanted to go without having to force things. Her quick first step and ability to see the floor resulted in buckets for herself and teammates. Scott dropped in soft touch passes to her posts and thrived as a drive-and-kick creator who pushed the tempo throughout camp. Jess netted mid-range pull-ups and got to the rim. While the ball was often always in her hands, when it wasn’t, Scott remained active as a cutter. Her impact extended to the defensive side of the ball, setting the tone as an aggressive on-ball defender that forced turnovers. Scott showed what a top guard in Georgia looks like.

Allie Duke
2025 5-11 W Allie Duke – Calhoun – ATL Bucks
Knockdown three-point shooter was able to space the floor, especially from the corners. Scored out of the pick-and-roll and is the perfect player for pick-and-pops. Has the ability to go into the post for tough buckets. Guard skills and agility have improved every season. Continuing to diversify her game off the bounce will make her even more dangerous on offense. Can be utilized as a 4 or a 5 in small-ball lineups thanks to versatile size and ability to rebound. Intriguing prospect for schools to track her senior season.

Aliza Chastain
2025 5-4 G Aliza Chastain – Gilmer – North GA Summit
Three-point shooter got hot and scored in bunches. When ran off the line, she found success with scoop layups and drew fouls. Played fundamental help side defense. Has enough foot speed to become even more of a creator with the ball in her hands.

Amelia Brown
2025 5-7 SG Amelia Brown – South Forsyth – Georgia Flames
Three-point shooter has a quick release and has been improving as a playmaker. Sitting lower in stance will help her move laterally to keep opponents out of the paint. Received high marks for her fundamentals, very sound with the ball as she limited turnovers. Has experience playing both on and off the ball. Catch-and-shoot skill is among her best.

Courtney Bray
2026 5-4 G Courtney Bray – Warren County
Has a bit of a hitch in her shot, but successfully opened up the defense with her three-point shooting. Moved well without the ball and was an active defender that got her hands on a lot of steals. Was able to beat her man downhill in one-one-one situations.

Alexia Davis
2026 5-5 G Alexia Davis – Midtown – Hoop Atlanta
Used pump fakes very well, catching and immediately getting defenders out of position with her moves. Hit some shots inside the arc but really made a difference with her effort level on defense. Wasn’t afraid to press up on ball handlers and stayed tight with an aggressive mindset. Holds a 4.2 GPA.

Carly Bramlett
2026 5-8 F Carly Bramlett – Christian Heritage
Inside-out combo-forward. Can hit the three and was able to attack off the dribble with a step-through floater. Handles the ball well enough to go coast-to-coast, dribbling confidently with her left hand. Physical presence plays bigger than her size. Getting lower on block outs will help her drive out bigger opponents. Did a nice job walling up when defending the post. Strong in the classroom with a 4.2 GPA.

Tamia Tomlinson
2027 5-8 G Tamia Tomlinson – Alpharetta – Team Elite
Confidently shot the ball from the perimeter. Strongly built guard with sneaky good length. Was able to deliver on-the-money bounce passes in transition to streaking teammates. Has upside as a versatile defender and will get even better with more game-speed reps.

Katie Bennett
2027 5-7 W Katie Bennett – North Forsyth – The Horton Project
Showed off a strong base as she was able to battle inside for rebounds at just 5-foot-7. Carved out space and scored around the rim with her left hand. Worked hard for post position and flashed upside as a perimeter threat.

Zara Gosse2027 5-11 C Zara Gosse – North Hall – Southeast United
Ran the floor for easy baskets. Takes her time to gather herself before powering up inside. Extremely strong. Doesn’t get pushed off her spot. Is an effective rebounder and a tough interior defender. Very physical and is not afraid to throw her body around. Post footwork is developing nicely.

TEAM 6 

Breelyn Wood
2025 5-10 W Breelyn Wood – Tallulah Falls – FBC Next Up
Like the progress from last year to this year. Wiry, active athlete has diversified her offensive game. Has improved her aggressiveness off the dribble. Showcased improved strength as a finisher downhill and has added more consistency and range to her outside shot, able to knock down threes. Confident with the ball and saw the floor well. Uses her length to rebound in traffic and holds upside as a versatile defender that can guard in the post and on the perimeter.

Ella Bekkerus
2025 5-6 G Ella Bekkerus – South Forsyth – FBC Legacy
Heady ball handler did a good job valuing possessions. Has a strong frame that allows her to ward off defenders. Shoots the ball well from beyond the arc. Made some plays off the bounce, getting to her floater along the baseline.

Sinclair Richman
2025 5-8 SG Sinclair Richman – Midtown – Zone 6 Celtics
Versatile scorer. Good size on the perimeter. Knocked down shots in catch-and-shoot settings from distance. Is a sneaky good playmaker, able to create off the bounce using a crossover to get downhill. Rebounds well from her guard position. Can be used in a variety of roles, but probably most effective as either a 2 or a 3. Elite academic student with a 4.6 GPA and 1500 on the SAT.

Kylie Watkins
2025 6-0 F Kylie Watkins – White County – Southeast All-Stars
Patient with the ball. Uses her length exceptionally well on both ends of the floor. Can be moved around offensively, capable of serving on the wing, in the high post and on the block. Liked getting to her floater in traffic. Earned second chance opportunities and altered shots on defense. Sees the floor well for a forward. Active in the paint and plays with functional strength. Netted a 1210 on the SAT.

Kenlee Hedge
2027 5-6 W Kenlee Hedge – Rabun County – Redline
Did good work in the paint and along the baseline. Quality athlete with a strong frame. Crashed the offensive glass for putbacks and showed confidence in shooting the corner three. Drew fouls and finished through contact.

Kate Stewart
2027 5-10 W Kate Stewart – Milton
Lanky defender guarded inside and out. Managed deflections and picked up a handful of steals. Is a good enough athlete and has enough ball skills to split time between wing and forward. Knocked down a pretty turnaround jumper out of the post.

Ella Bleu Leverett
2027 5-11 C Ella Bleu Leverett – Lamar County
Dominant post presence was among camp’s brightest breakout stars. Physical low block scorer with great footwork. Loved to use her pivot for up-and-unders. Showcased a variety of overall moves with her back to the basket. Had a strong drop step that cleared out space using her elbows and quick feet to maneuver around defenders. Will need to get more comfortable using her left hand as she often scored with her right hand on the left side. Impressive feel for the game at a young age. Was possibly the most advanced low block scorer in camp.

Jaliyah Hargrove
2027 5-9 W Jaliyah Hargrove – Hancock Central – Bostic Next Level
Powerful combo-forward showed the ability to play inside and out. Had a knack for getting to her left hand downhill. Absorbs contact and is strong enough to complete And-1s. Played well out of the screen-and-roll.

Kailyn Chapman
2027 5-2 G Kailyn Chapman – South Effingham – Effingham Bulldogs
Speedy little guard made things happen off the dribble. Knocked down some pull-up threes and ran the floor for transition hoops. Has room for growth when it comes to using her left hand. Served as a gnatty on-ball defender with quick reactions times.

Asiah Thompson
2027 5-8 G Asiah Thompson – Kell – S.H.E.
Has good physical size in the backcourt. Can play multiple positions with her sturdy frame. Did good work in the paint as a rebounder that could convert second chances. Finished with her left hand. Versatile defender can muscle up in the post and is long enough to make it tough for guards on the perimeter.

TEAM 7

Kaleigh Beaver
2025 6-0 F Kaleigh Beaver – Towns County
Caught the attention of college coaches thanks to her effort. Springy forward has great hands. Crashes in for offensive rebounds. Shot the ball with confidence, netting a handful of jumpers and floaters. Range starting to expand to three-point line. Was able to play both inside and out as a combo-forward. Tightening her handle could help her play more on the wing. Used up-and-under moves on the block and drew fouls consistently.

Ella Kate Walraven
2025 5-6 G Ella Kate Walraven – Sonoraville – FBC Dynasty
Tough-nosed grinder. Hustles non-stop and plays much bigger than her size. Very good rebounder for a guard. Does the dirty work and collects garbage points by outworking others. Takes pride in her individual defense. Does the little things well. Delivers strong two-handed chest passes. Blue-collar winning player gets the very most out of her game. Strong student holds a 4.0 GPA with a 1210 SAT.

Ryleigh Murphy
2025 5-7 SG Ryleigh Murphy – Banks County – Southeast United
Burries threes from all around the perimeter. Has improved her off the dribble game. Staying aggressive and engaged will help her reach her potential. Is an underrated defender and rebounder. Does a good job cutting without the ball.

Jaylan Moore2026 6-0 C Jaylan Moore – Calhoun – Wood Elite
Scored out of the pick-and-roll while keeping the ball high. Very effective rebounder. Moves well for her age and size. Creates fouls in the paint and has a nice touch from the foul line. Has a chance to really take off once she identifies a go-to move with her back to the basket. Good upside for college coaches to keep track of.

Kyla Cantey
2026 5-9 G Kyla Cantey – River Ridge – Explosive Elites
Earned rave reviews for her dynamic play. Wiry lefty gets downhill using long strides. The game has slowed down considerably for her, able to create for others using her advanced court vision to whistle in assists. Controls the tempo, understanding when to push the pace and when to slow down. Three-level scorer found buckets from beyond the arc and in the mid-range off the dribble. Competed hard the entire day and set the tone for her team, leading by example. Good island defender closing out with a high hand, quick enough to move her feet and wall up without fouling using her length to contest shots. D-I and D-II programs are tracking the rising junior.

Jace Sanderson
2027 5-9 G Jace Sanderson – Fannin County – Explosive Elites
Shot the three-ball well. Tons of natural tools to work with. Lanky athlete has a smooth release. Continuing to add muscle to her frame will help over time. Has the activity level to become an impactful defender that can guard all across the perimeter. Delivered accurate one-handed passes to shooters, displaying her confidence with the ball.

Natalie Turner
2027 5-7 W Natalie Turner – Loganville – DTE All In
Relentless competitor. Attacks off the dribble and is good at drawing fouls. Likes to get on the glass and push the ball coast-to-coast after snagging rebounds. Decision making and outside shot will continue to improve with more reps. Good length and athleticism. Ran the floor for baskets. Valuable asset on both ends of the court.

AddyBeth Owens
2027 5-4 G Addy Beth Owens – Rabun County – EOTO All In
Sneaky good defender makes splash plays. Lulls inbounders to sleep and will steal passes in the backcourt. Rotates over on defense with active hands. Digs out steals and is a good shot blocker for her size. Crafty downhill attacker loves to use a hesitation move before getting to her eurostep. Has a knack for getting to the foul line. Improving her poise against aggressive on-ball pressure and extending her shooting range will help her excel at the next level. Knocked down shots from the mid-range and utilized her floater. Has improved as a playmaker off the bounce since the start of the season.

Loren Withrite
2027 5-9 G Loren Withrite – Chattahoochee – Wood Elite
Score-first guard likes to get to the hoop and can shoot the three. Long, athletic frame. Has room to grow as a drive-and-kick playmaker. Being able to handle pressure will help her defeat defenses as both a scorer and facilitator. Holds upside as a defender. Is agile enough to guard 1-3.

TEAM 8

Reese Murphy
2025 5-8 W Reese Murphy – Banks County – Southeast United
Hit shots from all levels. Netted baseline jumpers and threes from the wing. Picked up full court and stole the ball away from rebounders for layups. Has developed into a good rebounder herself. Moves well without the ball and plays with a subtle toughness.

Chassity McCammon2025 6-4 C Chassity McCammon – Milton – ATL Bucks
Vocal defensive anchor shouted out screens. Used her size to get deep post position. Stuck with it on the glass and earned multiple opportunities to score. Powered in And-1s throughout the day. Moves well for her size and is only getting more agile. Has great reach, able to wall up and block shots without having to jump or foul.

Devin Bockman
2026 5-5 G Devin Bockman – Midtown – Hoop Atlanta
Sparkplug plays hard on both ends of the floor. Plays at a fast pace but doesn’t get out of control. Quickly emerging as one of the class’s better shooters. Stop-and-pop game from the mid-range but also buries threes off the dribble and off the catch. Has major experience handling the ball against full court pressure. Uses her speed to get downhill. Steady playmaker sees the floor well and can deliver assists on the move. Rips away steals as an on-ball defender. Class 5A State Runner-Up has serious momentum heading into travel ball and is becoming a household name in Georgia.

Anna Coy
2026 5-6 G Anna Coy – Haralson County – Champions
Got to her lefty floater, using her strong frame to shield off defenders. Rebounded well from the guard position. Has good court vision and can hurt defenses with her outside shot when hunting her offense.

Skylar Levell
2027 6-0 F Skylar Levell – Newton – Team Elite Hubbard
High upside forward. Strong frame but not just a banger. Very athletic and handles the ball like a guard. Uses her toughness and size to collect rebounds and is a threat to go coast-to-coast. Scores around the basket and knocked down the baseline jumper. Creates mismatches with her mobility and ability to put the ball on the deck. Able to play 3-5. With three more years to develop, don’t be surprised if Levell blossoms into one of the state’s top frontcourt players.

Janiyah Blevins
2027 5-4 G Janiyah Blevins – Bradwell Institute – Skills Sports Academy
Quick playmaker caused issues with her speed throughout camp. Broke down defenders and got consistent penetration. Was able to find the open man off the dribble. Plays at a rapid pace. Has pretty jump shot, capable of cashing in on threes. High energy on-ball defender.

Nicole Turner
2027 5-7 W Nicole Turner – Loganville – DTE All In
Athletic hard-playing rising sophomore can serve multiple positions. Hustled back on defense to poke away steals and block shots. Was able to put her head down and get to the rim with a quick first step. Brings infectious energy.

Taylor Clark
2027 5-8 G Taylor Clark – Lakeview Academy – DTE All In
Picks up full court and harasses ball handlers, extremely effective when she’s able to move her feet and not foul. Lefty has great quickness sideline to sideline, able to cut off and turn her man multiple times before advancing to the frontcourt. Feasts on live-ball turnovers, converting them to layups. Has improved her right hand, now able to finish downhill through contact. As the range on her outside shot grows, as will her stock. Not many players play harder –especially on defense – than Clark does.

Ali Jae Bull
2028 5-5 G Ali Jae Bull – Chestatee – Redline
Tough-nosed youngster crashes in for rebounds and has the speed and handle to go coast-to-coast through traffic. Earned high marks for her IQ as one of the youngest players in camp. Knocked down some perimeter shots and didn’t back down from any defensive challenges.  

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Danielle Carnegie2024 5-9 PG Danielle Carnegie – Supreme Team – Grayson
Each time I watch Carnegie play, it gets harder and harder to declare anyone but Danielle as the best player in Georgia. Continue reading War Games 28.5 Top Performers

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Kie'Aundria Acree2027 6-0 G Kie’Aundria Acree – Monroe
South Georgia basketball is about to change with the arrival of Kie’Aundria Acree. Regarded as one of the top incoming freshmen in not just Georgia but the entire country, already with a slew of High Major offers headlined by South Carolina, Acree will have the Golden Tornadoes contending for a region title quickly. KJ, the daughter of Head Coach Jennifer Acree, is a special talent. At 6-foot tall, Kie’Aundria can play every position on the floor. Her athleticism and size stand out but her skill is what has nearly every top program in the nation already offering before she has even played in a regular season varsity game. Acree is quick with her crossover, getting downhill where she finishes extremely well with both hands. She’s an effective scorer inside the arc, mainly looking to get to the hoop but has a pretty jumper and has a soft touch with her floater. KJ’s polish is on full display when she goes down to the block. Her mom, an undersized post player herself back in the day who loves to pound the ball inside, has clearly worked religiously with Kie’Aundria on how to score with her back to the basket. She has a smooth game, calmly finishing in traffic while using her body to score through contact, squaring her shoulders. Acree has a quick spin to the basket and uses her off arm to feel where the defender is, almost hooking them, but holding back just enough so she doesn’t get whistled for an offensive foul. KJ utilizes a baby hook and short push-floater. As a playmaker on the perimeter, Acree drives and kicks to her shooters, mainly fellow freshman Taylor McKinzy, a wiry floor spacer that drains threes. Kie’Aundria’s do everything approach resulted in a pair of wins over Starr’s Mill and St. Pius X in which she averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1.5 blocks. Spoiler Alert: Acree will be an All-State selection as a freshman and is the best player South Georgia has to offer. KJ is about to embark on a historic career in the 229. It will be fun to see just how far the hometown hero will be able to carry her Tornadoes.

Kyla Cantey2026 5-8 G Kyla Cantey – River Ridge
In a star-studded showdown between Ridge Ridge and Buford of course it was the rising sophomore Kyla Cantey that stole the show, right? The lefty was tremendous in River Ridge’s 48-45 win, making timely plays down the stretch and providing a two-way impact throughout the game. Sporadically used her freshman year for the best team in the state, Cantey’s daily experience in practice paid off on Saturday as she filed in 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals. Kyla looked comfortable letting it fly from the perimeter, draining a pair of threes. She got to her floater and scored in the paint with a short jumper. Aside from her pretty shot, it was Cantey’s effort on defense that really sparked the Knights in a back-and-forth game. Kyla’s activity forced turnovers and helped the Knights score in transition. The future is bright for Kyla. In order for River Ridge to repeat as state champs, they will need role players especially in the backcourt to step up and bring a new dynamic now that Mataya Gayle (Penn) has graduated. Cantey’s shot-making and defensive effort could land her a crucial role as a sixth or seventh man off the bench.

Ja'Quoia Jones2024 5-7 G Ja’Quoia Jones – Westlake
Court 5 was surrounded by college coaches. Why? Well it had to be because of Ja’Quoia Jones. Now on her third school, the transfer from KIPP Atlanta carried Westlake in a 42-38 loss against Cartersville, pouring in 22 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Jones is a bulldog of a guard, powerful and relentless. She plays bully ball in the paint, ripping away rebounds and scoring through contact. Jones scored on three putbacks and got to her patented mid-range jumper four times, using her high release to knock down shots. I liked how Jones used her toughness to defend in the post. Solidifying her left hand will help her at the next level. Ja’Quoia is an interesting prospect. I think schools of multiple levels will be in on her.

Courtney Davis2024 5-5 PG Courtney Davis – Fannin County
We saw the best of Courtney Davis in a 32-28 win over Cherokee Bluff. The two-time Region Player of the Year netted 18 points, drilling four threes in the process. D-II, D-III and NAIA schools have all shown interest, with Emmanuel College her largest offer to date. Whoever lands Davis is getting a gym rat who is a crafty scorer, a knockdown shooter and a high IQ playmaker on both ends of the court.

Coco Rudolph2026 5-7 G Coco Rudolph – Central Gwinnett
Coco is a good-looking prospect in the backcourt. She can really fill it up. Rudolph is listed at 5-foot-7, but looks and plays bigger with her wiry athleticism and long arms. She gets to work attacking from all three levels. Coco loves the step-back jumper off the dribble but can also use her speed to slice all the way to the rim. Against Milton and Creekview, Coco hit a total of three threes while mixing in drives and mid-range jumpers.  She averaged 14.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 4 steals.

Nalani Gainey2026 5-5 G Nalani Gainey – Central Gwinnett
Entering her sophomore year, Nalani is already on her third school where she will make an instant impact. Gainey is an electric athlete with non-stop energy. The tiny defensive dynamo has grown two inches since Year 1 and is still bouncy as ever. The star flag football player uses her ball-hawking skills to perfection on defense, picking up steals at an alarming rate. In the halfcourt, the floater has become Gainey’s weapon of choice. She dropped in five of them over the two games I saw. Nalani averaged 12.5 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 4.5 steals.

Nya Smith2024 5-10 G Nya Smith – Milton
Back from an ACL tear which cost her her junior season, Nya Smith has since moved from Roswell to Milton and figures as the Eagles’ stalwart. Smith looked great against Central Gwinnett.  Her size and quickness as a big guard is impressive. Nya creates with the dribble, using spin moves to get downhill and stopping on a dime for pull-ups. Smith uses quick rhythm dribbles to organize her feet on jumpers. When she was off the ball, Nya profiled as a catch-and-shoot sniper, sinking four threes in a 36-34 victory. Smith finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Appalachian State offered right before the start of the event.

C'India Dennis2027 5-5 PG C’India Dennis – Creekside
Thursday’s action tipped off with Creekside vs. GAC. C’India Dennis dazzled in a 41-24 win, recording 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. The incoming freshman is patient with the ball, letting plays develop before making decisions. Dennis is a smooth scorer off the bounce with a pretty pull-up jumper. She netted two threes and hit three shots from the mid-range. CeCe has good instincts as a playmaker, seeing the floor. Her arrival along with a handful of other new faces will likley turn the Lady Seminoles into a playoff team after finishing just 7-18 this past season.

Jordan Brooks2024 5-5 PG Jordan Brooks – Union Grove
Union Grove locked horns with Galloway on Court 7 with a plethora of college coaches watching. I identified Jordan Brooks pregame as a player for a D-III program to watch. From there, Brooks did the rest, luckily making me look like I knew what I was talking about as she produced 15 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals in a heartbreaking 38-36 loss. Jordan’s shifty speed caused problems for Galloway, unable to corral her. Brooks opened her scoring with a corner three before mixing in drives and pull-up jumpers. The high academic floor general is a BETA Club member and holds a 3.82 GPA. She has been battle-tested over the course of her career, year in and year out playing one of the toughest non-region schedules in the state. Brooks’ energy and leadership will help at the next level. She holds an East Georgia State offer and could be adding more in the very near future.

Alaya Grane2024 5-4 G Alaya Grane – Central-Macon
With Taliah Grier out with a thumb injury, Alaya Grane had the green light to do what she does best – score the ball. Grane exploded in the second half against Cherokee, pouring in 20 of her 24 points to lead the Lady Chargers to a 42-35 victory. Alaya scores in bunches. On Friday it was her three-point shot that got her in a groove, sinking three long balls before attacking the rim and getting to the foul line. Schools looking for a potent offensive punch should check in with Grane. D-II and below should evaluate.

Annarose Tyre2025 5-8 PG Annarose Tyre – Lambert
The swift quickness of Annarose Tyre was on display in a 38-37 win over Walton. Tyre is light on her feet, agile as a slasher. She scored with floaters, scoop shots and pull-up jumpers while adding in a pair of threes. Her ability to get to the hoop puts pressure on defenses. Tyre netted 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.

2024 5-4 PG Aubri Wilkins – Carver-Columbus
I loved how fearless the little lefty was when attacking the rim. Aubri has a quick first step and excels at absorbing contact as a finisher. Not often have I seen players that small so good at scoring through defenders. Wilkins posted 9 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in a 48-38 win over Rockdale County, scoring all four of her hoops in the paint.

Amaris Ridgeway2024 5-7 G Amaris Ridgeway – Jones County
In a rematch of a four vs. one first round upset, Jones County once again defeated Ware County, this time 35-22. Amaris Ridgeway tore the Gators to shreds with her motor, ripping off 20 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 7 steals. Ridgeway, a lean athlete with long arms that plays larger than her size, torched Ware County by getting to the basket and forcing turnovers. She sank a pair of corner threes, but most of her work came via slashes downhill. Amaris is an energy catalyst for the Greyhounds.

London Smith2027 5-5 PG London Smith – Newton
Newton will win more than three games this year. London Smith brings excitement to the backcourt with her tight handle and ability to create offense. Smith used bursts of speed and a quick change of direction to free herself from defenders. She showcased a floater and hit a three, part of her 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals in a 51-31 win over Oconee County.

Emma Hempker2024 5-9 SG Emma Hempker – Denmark
Denmark once again isn’t playing with a full deck due to injuries and players out of the country, but the one constant the Danes can always rely on is Emma Hempker. Even though she had an off shooting night from beyond the arc, 1-7, Hempker still managed to shoot 6-13 from the field and produce 17 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a loss to Hart County. Hempker had 15 of Denmark’s 20 points at the half, showcasing her ability to score through bumps inside, converting a pair of And-1s and using up-and-under step throughs to beat the defense. Emma plays at her own pace and manages to always take good shots, even when she is the primary focus of the defense.

Dakota Phillips2024 5-8 PG Dakota Phillips – Hart County
Miss Do-It-All flirted with a triple-double in a 45-35 win over Denmark. Dakota recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Phillips’ physicality unlocks so much to her game. She never gets bumped off line when attacking the basket and thrives as a drive-and-kick playmaker. Phillips gets the ball moving from side-to-side with her high velocity passes. Her decision making opens up the offense for others. When hunting her own shot, Phillips scores it at all levels. She hit a pair of pull-up jumpers going to her left, sank two threes and converted on a floater. UPike offered in May. Phillips is a viable option for NAIA, D-II and D-III schools.

2024 5-4 PG Kalise Hill – McEachern
I really like Kalise Hill. She is so good at getting to the basket and finishing with her off-hand. Kalise posted 14 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a 50-39 win against Mt. Paran. All five of her hoops came in the paint. She is able to lull defenders asleep before planting her foot to find angles to get downhill. UAB offered last June. I could see D-II programs hopping in the mix as well.

Emma Lightsey2025 5-5 G Emma Lightsey – White County
Emma was an Energizer Bunny for White County in a 40-17 rout of Lovejoy. Lightsey’s ball pressure in the press turned over the Wildcats and led to easy transition points. Emma finished with 15 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 5 steals. She netted a three in the halfcourt and successfully drew fouls on drives. It also appeared as if Lightsey has gotten stronger since I last saw her.

2024 5-8 G Ava Grace Watson – Buford
Ava Grace Watson announced her commitment to Ohio State on Saturday and promptly poured in 32 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals in her first game as a future Buckeye. Watson was unguardable with her speed and three-level scoring touch in a 48-45 loss to River Ridge. She buried four three-pointers and scored the rest on drives. When Watson is on, she is the most elusively electrifying scorer in the state.

Ellison Steinhauer2026 5-9 G Ellison Steinhauer – Pickens
The Class 3A Freshman of the Year is good. Surprising, right? Ellison was in charge in a strong 47-44 win over New Manchester. The wiry guard pumped in four threes and scored with deft maneuvers to the hoop. Ellison finished with 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Her IQ and steady hand are advanced. It will be fun to see just how good Steinhauer becomes.

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2026 6-1 W Bella Ragone – Mill Creek
The sky is the limit for the No. 1 ranked freshman in Georgia’s 2026 class. Coaches have raved about her do-everything ability and I mentioned back in June that she could immediately make Mill Creek relevant in her first year on campus. Continue reading Forsyth-Gwinnett Challenge Top Performers