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2026 5-6 PG Emyrie Combs – Lakeview Academy
While the GIAA can’t nearly stack up to the GHSA top to bottom, there are still some very noteworthy players that can play at the next level. Continue reading North Georgia Showcase: Girls Top Performers

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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.

Sandy’s Spiel Spring Showcase Girls Evaluations


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The Sandy’ Spiel Spring Showcase sold out for a second consecutive year, hosting 80 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 Chestatee High School to evaluate prospective student-athletes. With the help of our established eight-coach staff, here are our player evaluations sorted by team.

TEAM 1

Lucy Hood2024 5-9 PG Lucy Hood – Rabun County – Southeast All-Stars
First Team All-State playmaker looked to facilitate throughout camp. Deferred for most of the day but picked up her offense as camp wore on. Is a talented drive-and-kick passer. Can play both guard spots. Has an accurate jump shot with three-point range. Improved this year as a downhill scorer. Has room to become even more of an aggressive driver, but has to be careful not to push off and over extend her off arm against tight ball pressure. Has developed into a strong on-ball defender with quick hands. Pokes away steals. Needs to make sure she doesn’t get too overly aggressive and pick up silly fouls far away from the hoop. Earned her first D-I offer from Western Carolina last month.

Jenai Mumphery2027 5-6 G Jenai Mumphery – Tri-Cities – NSG Wolfpack
Was mightily impressive as one of camp’s youngest players. Rising freshman quickly turned heads with her three-point shot. Lefty has great form on her jumper and buried multiple threes throughout the day. Did the little things well, like jab-stepping immediately on the catch to freeze her defender for a split second to gain extra inches of space before firing. Runs the floor well and isn’t afraid to put the ball down and get to the rack. Quick ball handler will continue to improve as she gets stronger. Could make a significant impact at the varsity level from Day 1.

Trinity Hill2023 5-5 G Trinity Hill – Tift County – Porter Sports
Sticky on-ball defender. Doesn’t bite on head fakes or combo dribbles. Defensive-minded stopper. Has room for refinement offensively when it comes to making plays off the dribble and shooting from the perimeter. Active player on both ends of the floor.

Madison McLane2024 5-9 SG Madison McLane – Hart County
Sharpshooting swingman can play either the 2 or 3. Could serve as a small-ball stretch-four in spurts. Understands where she is best at offensively as a floor spacer, but can occasionally sneak in for offensive rebounds and points in the paint. Providing physicality when she’s around the basket will help her expand her value.

Riley Simmons2024 6-0 F Riley Simmons – Cherokee – Wood Elite
As she did last year, Riley Simmons scorched the nets again from the opening moments of camp, immediately sinking a three in her first game which was a sign of things to come. Knockdown shooter is a premier stretch-four. Hit multiple threes throughout camp and played with great confidence. Once she opened up the defense she was able to showcase her improved off the bounce game, getting to the rim using spin moves. Did a good job getting on the offensive glass and finishing in traffic. Three-level scorer is a major mismatch offensively. D-II programs should start getting involved. Could be a significant stock-riser this offseason with a productive year of travel ball.

Breelyn Wood2025 5-8 W Breelyn Wood – Tallulah Falls – SBC
Versatile combo-forward that can play both on the wing and on the block. Athletic build with long arms. Capable of defending multiple positions in the frontcourt. Alters shots and can get into passing lanes. Showcased an up-and-under move. Adding a consistent mid-range shot will open up more scoring chances. Solid future.

Athena Vachtsevanos2025 5-9 G Athena Vachtsevanos – North Hall – SI Max
Wiry guard has a good feel for the game. Bit of an unorthodox shot, but is a dangerous three-point shooter that can fill it up. Plays hard on both ends of the floor. Aggressive defender and a crafty slasher. Has been adding lean muscle to her frame. Elite student. 4.42 GPA.

Makayla Roberson2026 5-9 G Makayla Roberson – River Ridge – FBC Blitz
Lockdown defender. Got to showcase her creativity with the ball, shining as a drive-and-kick distributor while also using a tight spin move to free herself downhill. Finishes with both hands. Has proven over the course of her first year to be a timely three-point shooter that doesn’t shy away from big shots. Likes the corner three. High IQ state champ makes winning hustle plays. Will be a D-I player.

Jayda Clark2027 5-9 W Jayda Clark – Parkview – Queens of Basketball
Long wing that can play spurts on the perimeter and in the post. Finished bunnies inside. Understood how to use her length defensively. Holds upside as a switchable defender. Adding strength will help her rebound in traffic. Has a developing offensive game.

I'ziah McCutchins2024 5-2 PG I’ziah McCutchins – Trion – Wood Elite
Smart playmaking guard plays with toughness. Will go coast-to-coast in a blink and can finish against length at the rim. Sees the floor well. Good decision maker in transition. A threat to score with her three-point shot. Heady defender both on-ball and off. All-State selection.

TEAM 2

Courtney Davis2024 5-5 G Courtney Davis – Fannin County – Peak Performance
Back-to-back Region 7-AA Player of the Year and Second Team All-State selection. Great shooter with deep range. Loves to drill threes overtop of high ball screens. Crafty slasher that knows how to use her body and draw fouls. Strong decision maker. Plays under control. Enjoys the game and plays with an understood confidence. High IQ scrappy defender. Averaged 20 points per game and shot 40% from three as a junior. Has been in contact with D-II programs and below.

Abby Samples2024 5-8 SG Abby Slaton – Dawson County – North GA Magic
Three-point sniper. Has added more to her game. Can get to spots in the mid-range and will attack in spurts as a slasher. Long arms. Growing as a defender both on the ball and off. Emerged down the stretch this season as Dawson County’s most trusted go-to scorer.

Hannah Harris2024 5-6 PG Hannah Harris – Cherokee – North GA Magic
Has had a strong offseason already. Plays with pace. Quick with the ball in her hands but will slow down defenders with hesitation moves to get them off balance. Likes to get to her right hand, but will mix it up with her left and can finish with both. Takes great pride in her defense. Provides infectious energy with how she moves laterally as an on-ball defender. High character vocal leader. Plays with joy and excitement. Has really found her identity over the past 12 month.

Emma Lightsey2025 5-5 PG Emma Lightsey – White County – Peak Performance
Good three-point shooter that can score in bunches once her first shot drops. Pushed the ball up the floor with improved speed. Continuing to improve as a creator, both as a facilitator and downhill driver will broaden her offense. A consistent floater will be a great weapon. Has the endurance to cover ground in the full court press and stick with most guards. Provides a great attitude in the locker room.

Paris Shelton2025 5-3 G Parish Shelton – Tri-Cities – NSG Wolfpack
Compact southpaw. Good athlete. Plays with speed and is confident with the ball. Will go behind the back and attempt to make flashy passes. Does a nice job handling pressure. Listens well. Streaky outside shooter that defenses have to respect.

Kymora Smith2025 5-8 G Kymora Smith – Morgan County – The Basketball Academy
Did the little things well. Wiry guard plays with a lot of energy. Doesn’t give up on plays and will chase down blocks. Made an impact on defense. Drew a charge. Hustler is a great team player. Makes winning plays.

Desiree Davis2025 5-11 F Desiree Davis – Wesleyan – Dream Team
Mismatch with her physicality. Scores on the low block and gobbles up rebounds but is skilled enough to play on the perimeter and take her man off the dribble. Throws her body around and scores through contact. Utilizes a floater. Tweener with an interesting high-level skill set.

Alyssia Bandele2026 5-5 G Alyssia Bandele – Tri-Cities – NSG Wolfpack
On the smaller side but showcased great toughness. Had composure with the ball. Coachable young player. Quickness as a decision maker will improve with age. Wasn’t afraid to mix it up defensively.

Martin Davis2026 5-8 G Martin Davis – Glynn Academy – ECU
Played multiple positions on the perimeter. Has a smooth feel to her game. Has a nose for the ball on defense, able to jump into passing lanes. High academic 4.0 student was one of Class 6A’s most impactful freshmen averaging 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 3.7 steals per game. Good player to keep an eye on over the next three years.

Kalynn Watkins2027 5-8 W Kalynn Watkins – White County – L.E. Elite
Doesn’t have the length of her sister but is an interesting long-term prospect. Started to get comfortable once she adjusted to the pace of camp. Helps out as a rebounder and is able to defend different spots. Will be able to provide useful minutes early on in her career as she develops an aggressive mindset. Was a good team player that was responsive to coaching. Scored in the post.

TEAM 3

Azarriah Brown2024 5-3 PG Azarriah Brown – Putnam County
Really fast with the ball. Playmaker has a good handle, using her crossover to beat defenders. Pass-first mindset. Typically makes good decisions. Has a chance to hunt her offense a little more. Effective in an up-tempo 94-foot game. Footspeed can pester opposing ball handlers.

Morgan Chester2024 5-11 F Morgan Chester – Dawson County – Peak Performance
Great defender with major versatility. Moves her feet well when guarding on perimeter and is an impactful shot blocker. Finishes off possession by securing rebounds. Double-double threat. Strong frame that can add even more muscle in college. Can hit the mid-range jumper and will attack off the dribble from time to time. Effective in the high post. Has nice footwork on the low block. A great priority target for all non D-I schools.

Kyia Barrett2024 5-11 PG Kyia Barrett – Habersham Central – Southeast All-Stars
Dominated at camp last year and did so again this go-round. Long guard cuts up defenses as a scorer and facilitator. Smooth downhill with effortless handle. Crossover leaves defenders in the dust and will eurostep through traffic and finish through contact. Shifty playmaker scores with both hands. Sees the floor in transition. Really loads up on her three-point jump shot with deep knee bend and wide base. Great length helps her swallow up smaller guards and shut down passing lanes. Holds an offer from Anderson. All-State guard should be on Low Major D-I and High D-II radars.

Kylie Watkins2025 6-0 F Kylie Watkins – White County – L.E. Elite
Highly skilled forward blocks a ton of shots. Knows how to defend without fouling. Walls up and doesn’t swat down. Sticks with plays and will alter multiple shots in a single possession. Runs the floor well. Shot the three with consistency. Can do damage in the high post as a passer or shooter. Will put the ball on the floor to get to the rim. Utilizes pivot very well on the block.

Brea Batts2024 5-6 G Brea Batts – Peach County
Was effective in pick-and-roll game. Looked to drive-and-kick. Provides size and physicality which help her play bigger than her height and defend larger players.

Ellison Steinhauer2026 5-9 G Ellison Steinhauer – Pickens – Georgia Flames
Heady high IQ guard. Vastly mature understanding of the game for a freshman. Easy to tell she’s the daughter of a long-time head coach. Always finds herself in the right place at the right time. Nose for the ball. Good decision maker doesn’t force things. Quick release on three-point shot and will attack downhill if ran off the line. Unselfish passer. Uses her length to rebound and defend. Has a high floor.

Jonna Snelling2026 5-6 G Jonna Snelling – Tucker – GA Pearls
Solid on-ball defender. Sneaky good at getting to the rim as a slasher and also as an offensive rebounder. Has an athletic build. Can play with quickness.

Taylor Clark2027 5-7 G Taylor Clark – Commerce – Dream Team Elite/Lady Huncho
Wiry lefty has speed with the ball. Heat-seeking missile that knows how to get to the rim and draw fouls. Active defender converts turnovers into transition layups. Adding a consistent outside shot and implementing her right hand more often will help her reach her ceiling. Was an offensive force playing up at the JV level. Will make an immediate impact as a Day 1 starter at Commerce.

Adelyn Thompson2027 5-5 G Adelyn Thompson – Rabun County – North GA Magic
Incoming freshman warmed up as camp went on. Had some nice touch passes, identifying the open man before the ball even came to her. Has a strong build, especially her upper body which she can use to shake off defenders when attacking off the dribble. Capable three-point shooter. Playing with confidence and adjusting to the speed of the varsity game with be big. Has a bright future and should be next in a long line of college-bound Rabun County guards. Should see significant time in the backcourt early on in her career as a rotational piece.

Zara Gosse2027 5-11 PF Zara Gosse – North Hall – North GA Magic
Physical post presence. Understands how to use her body. Seals hard and has good footwork. Drop step can clear out space. Should draw a ton of fouls over the course of her career. Has been in the weight room and trimmed up her strong build. Playing in multiple showcase camps over the past two years has shown. Game has slowed down for her. Will be a very good high school player and one of Hall County’s top bigs sooner rather than later.

TEAM 4

Jakiyah Butts2023 5-2 PG Jakiyah Butts – Monroe Area – Outkast
Plays with great speed. Really likes to go coast-to-coast in transition. Will pull-up for the jumper and is a willing passer to those who run the floor with her. Scrappy on-ball defender. Slashing is her strongest area, but is a competent three-point shooter that will knockdown open looks. Scored over 1,000 points in her career.

Kindra Coker2024 5-2 PG Kindra Coker – Dawson County – FBC EOTO
Gnat of an on-ball defender. Takes away air space and is quick to get on the floor and dig out steals. Very coachable. Vocal leader both on the floor and on the bench. Sparkplug lefty has deep three-point range, able to pull-up or shoot it off the catch. Has improved her ball handling vs. pressure. Holds a 4.2 GPA.

Amber Watkins2024 5-8 W Amber Watkins – Oglethorpe County – Pistols
Strong guard that can find points on the wing or around the hoop. Will take smaller opponents into the post. Uses her strength to her advantage. Runs the floor and will power through contact inside. Knows how to draw fouls. Can shoot the corner three. Rebounds well for her height. Has a versatile game which allows her to play multiple positions depending on matchups.

Sophia Pearl2025 5-7 PG Sophia Pearl – River Ridge – Team Tre
All-State selection and state champ has really grown in Year 2. Has become a very shifty playmaker with a confident tight handle. Now accustom to battling on-ball pressure and splitting traps. Deft footwork on display with combination dribbles and her patented spin move. Scores in transition. Capable of taking over games with her floater and three-point shot, but still likes to get others involved first. Smooth offensive game and will scratch and claw on defense – sneaky quick laterally to stay in front and cut off drives. Took some hard spills but kept getting back up and brushed off any dings. Holds multiple D-I offers, her latest from Georgia Southern. Has cemented herself as one of Georgia’s best 2025 guards.

Kaleigh Beaver2025 5-11 PF Kaleigh Beaver – Towns County
Really impressed with her athleticism and frame. Has terrific hands. Snatches passes and rebounds with one and two hands. Plays even bigger than her size. Length and quickness off the floor allow her clean up with putbacks. Moves well. Will attack with the dribble at times. Protects the rim on defense. Intriguing sleeper prospect with a chance to blossom over her final two years. Small schools will want to take notice.

Justus Fitzgerald2025 6-0 F Justus Fitzgerald – Roswell – Team Huncho
Blessed with great size and wide shoulders. Can impose her will on the backboards when she wants to. Physical. Is comfortable handling the ball in the full court. Showcased impressive passing in transition, looking up the floor to outlet to streaking teammates.

Maddie Siuta2026 5-10 W Maddie Siuta – Dawson County – North GA Magic
Turned heads at camp with her well-rounded offensive game. Stop-and-pop three-point shooter was nailing threes off the bounce. Has the size to play both inside and out, able to create mismatches. Has room to grow as an off-ball scorer; moving without the ball will help her find more open spaces in the defense. Multiple camp coaches highlighted Siuta as one of their top stock-risers from Sunday.

Kayla Wilkins2026 5-8 F Kayla Wilkins – Athens Academy – Classic City Ballers
Made her presence felt on the offensive glass. Young forward plays much bigger than her size. Uses her body well when positioning herself for garbage points. Stepped outside multiple times to shoot the baseline jumper. Conditioning will help her stay on the floor longer, but when she was out there, she was effective.

Sophia Louis-Pierre2027 5-11 W Sophia Louis-Pierre – Capstone Academy – Team Elite
Long swingman has intriguing long-term upside. When she ran the floor, she was rewarded with easy buckets. Holds major value on the defensive side of the ball. Great switchability. Will be a factor offensively with her ability to attack inside and out.

Syriana Childers2028 5-2 G Syriana Childers – Parkview – Queens of Basketball
Camp was a valuable experience for Syriana, one of the smallest and youngest players in attendance. Seeing the speed of the game will only benefit her in the future. The rising eighth grader got good reps against aggressive on-ball defense. Childers didn’t try to do too much and provided effort on defense and ball movement on offense.

TEAM 5

Denver Arnold2023 5-7 PG Denver Arnold – Valdosta – Porter Sports
One of just a few unsigned seniors in camp, Denver Arnold was great. She provided uncomfortable on-ball pressure defense and was tough to guard on offense. Arnold lit it up with her three-point shot, hitting jumpers off the dribble and with great consistency. She was among the very best shooters in camp. When she got downhill, Arnold was a smart decision maker as she found the open man. Coming all the way up from Valdosta, Denver was one of camp’s brightest standouts. She holds an offer from Henry Ford College. Arnold would be a great late pick up for NAIA/D-III/JUCOs.

Janiah Borders2024 5-8 F Janiah Borders – Madison County – CCB
Physical. Has a strong frame and knows how to use it in the paint. Bangs for rebounds and has a consistent motor. Her toughness allows her to play bigger than her height. She can defend 3-5.

Brianna Pelote2024 6-2 C Brianna Pelote – Woodville-Tompkins – Celtics
One of the best kept secrets in Georgia. Made a statement last year at camp and was outstanding again this year. Truly elite shot blocker. Gobbles up everything that comes her way and blocks shots without having to jump. High-level rebounder is a vacuum inside. Defensive ace is a load on offense as well. Stepped outside to hit the mid-range jumper and corner three. Strong with her back to the basket. Uses an under control drop step and also implements a crisp up-and-under. Pelote once again drew rave reviews as being polite and coachable. Holds a 3.5 GPA. Pelote is a slam dunk at the D-II level. While she is a solid post scorer, if for some reason her offensive game doesn’t translate to college, her floor is still so high with how elite of a rim protector she is. If she continues to improve, there is no reason why Pelote can’t develop into a double-double machine in college and be near the top of the conference in blocked shots. Buy stock now.

Emeri Billings2025 5-3 PG Emeri Billings – Jefferson – L.E. Elite
A full-year of starting at the varsity level has done Billings good. Looks much more confident against pressure. Continuing to cut down on her turnovers as her decision making improves. Comfortable leading a team. Fit in tight passes to streaking teammates. Supplied pesky on-ball defense and ran the floor in transition.

Amelia Brown2025 5-7 SG Amelia Brown – South Forsyth – Georgia Flames
Knockdown three-point shooter when feet are set. Still getting stronger as a ball handler but liked what she did in short bursts, able to get to her spots in the mid-range. Getting to the hoop more often will loosen up the defense. Made great decisions with the ball.

Kayla Cleaveland2025 6-0 F Kayla Cleaveland – River Ridge – Southeast All-Stars
All-State, State Champion and now a certified D-I prospect with an offer from Georgia Southern, it was a breakout sophomore season for Kayla Cleaveland. Stock-riser. Major competitor even with foot not quite at 100%. Quick instincts. First to rebounds and loose balls. Runs the floor extremely well and finishes with both hands on the move. Pushes the ball in transition. Loves her mid-range jumper from the wing and pops out to the three-point line. Will bang down low for tough buckets. Steady defender. Major mismatch with her inside-out game. 4.0 GPA. Winner. Will be a popular recruit among Mid-Major programs over the next two years.

Aja Vickers2025 5-10 C Aja Vickers – Tri-Cities – NSG Wolfpack
Enforcer in the paint that will not back down. Rebounds with strength and will rip away 50/50 balls. Plays bigger than her size. Finishes layups. Coachable.

Laura Frances Willis2026 5-8 G Laura Frances Willis – North Oconee – 3SSB Team Elite Hubbard 16U
Garnered rave reviews. Had a tremendous camp – a top stock-riser. Very good outside shooter has added significantly to her game. Looked great off the dribble, slicing up the defense. Played with pace as she got the rim in transition. Three-level scorer and burgeoning playmaker. Has a chance to enjoy a breakout sophomore season and emerge as one of the 2026 class’s most well-rounded scorers. 4.2 GPA student may force her way onto college radars sooner than expected.

Francesca Jones2026 5-4 G Francesca Jones – Veterans
Long and athletic for her size. Takes the mid-range jumper and can get to the rim. Has the tools to become a reliable defender in due time. Was a good teammate that was receptive to coaching.

TEAM 6

Addison Hoard2024 5-7 CG Addison Hoard – Banks County – FBC EOTO
Has become a very good ball handler against pressure. Shoots the three off the catch and off the dribble. Has knack for finding her way to the rim and is a crafty finisher with scoop layups. Two-way player provided consistent perimeter defense for the duration of camp.

Dakota Phillips2024 5-8 PG Dakota Phillips – Hart County – Southeast All-Stars
Incredibly strong guard that will power her way though rim protectors. Uses a spin move to get into the teeth of the defense. Plays off two feet around the rim. Understands how to use her body to finish. Found her stroke from the three-point line as camp went on and can get to spots in the mid-range. Well-rounded. Won’t take long for her to become an effective collegiate defender. Boasts a 4.2 GPA.

Gaby LoPresti2024 5-9 W Gaby LoPresti – North Cobb Christian – FBC Dynasty Elite
Elite student with a 4.3 GPA and 28 on Pre-ACT. Steadily improves each time I see her. Strong bodied wing has the frame to shrug off defenders and get to where she wants to go. Likes to use rocker dribble and hesitation moves on perimeter to get defenders off balance. Sturdy rebounder. Is able to defend bigger players inside.

Carley Segars2024 6-1 C Carley Segars – Banks County – FBC EOTO
Great size. Is starting to drift out to the three-point line more often and can hit the mid-range jumper. Unlocking an aggressive mindset and physicality in the paint will allow her to reach her ceiling. Flashes nice back to the basket moves. Is a threat to get on the offensive glass and finish with the ball high.

Jaden Young2025 5-7 G Jaden Young – Morgan County – The Basketball Academy
Noted as a diamond in the rough. A sneaky good player starting to really impress coaches. Finishes with both hands around the basket. Can play off two feet inside while gathering herself. Has a soft mid-range jumper. High motor and a great teammate. Was passive at times not looking for her own offense. Solid rebounder and defender. Soccer standout is a star in the classroom with a 4.6 GPA. Young guard on the rise.

Eva Bishop2025 5-10 PF Eva Bishop – Dawson County – FBC EOTO
Quickly blossoming into one of North Georgia’s best post players. Physical presence with skills to match. Scores with a variety of low block moves as she uses her strength to power through contact. Has developed ball skills on the perimeter and will step outside to shoot the jumper. Competes on the defensive end. Cleans up the glass. Really good prospect to keep an eye on who also dominates in the classroom with a 4.16 GPA.

Aziza Smith2025 5-8 F Aziza Smith– Parkview – Queens of Basketball
Started off camp strong in drill work. Did well working in the post stations. Has versatility as a combo-forward that can play inside and out. Shined on the wing. Contributed on the glass and showcased defensive switchability.

Kendall Drayton2026 5-5 G Kendall Drayton – Woodward Academy – Team Elite Hubbard
Received high marks on her long-term potential. Was able to sink a handful of threes and showcased speed in transition, able to finish on the move. As she grows and gets stronger, Drayton will become a dynamic guard.

Rabun Tucker2026 5-3 G Rabun Tucker – Shiloh – Queens of Basketball
Young guard was able to hang with tough competition relying on her athleticism. Was able to help handle the ball in spurts. Compact frame. Moved her feet on defense to cut off driving lanes.

Michel Robbins2027 5-7 G Michel Robbins – Jefferson
Major potential. Wiry and athletic. Listed at 5-foot-7 but feels taller with her length and quickness. Hit mid-range pull-ups. Did a good job slashing to the rim. Fed the post. Should see varsity minutes in Year 1. Looks like she will thrive in the full-court press.

TEAM 7

Brelan Sieveking2024 5-5 PG Brelan Sieveking – Towns County
All-State selection. Quick-twitch guard. Head fakes and gets downhill in a blink. Gets the ball up the floor in a hurry. Good feel for the game. Crafty as a scorer and playmaker. Sinks the mid-range pull-up. Plays hard.

Jasmine Perez2024 5-6 CG Jasmine Perez – Centennial – Atlanta Cagers
High academic 4.5 GPA student. Three-level scorer with a creative handle. Changes speeds well. Attacks the rim and draws fouls while also implementing a sharp pull-up. Reliable effort as an on-ball defender.

Sally Bullard2024 5-7 W Sally Bullard – Athens Academy
Physical wing that can play inside and out. Tough finisher with scoop shots. Attacks the glass with great vigor. Will shoot from the perimeter and draw out the defense.

Skyler Brady2025 5-7 G Skyler Brady – Jefferson – L.E. Elite
Has gotten stronger in 12 months. Can play either on or off the ball. Cuts well without the ball. Plays hard. Athletic enough to jump into passing lanes and blow by defenders with downhill drives. Can fill it up from the three-point line. Softball standout emerged as a leader on the hardwood her sophomore season, averaging 10.9 points per game.

Kenzie Weyer2025 5-10 W Kenzie Weyer – Lambert – Team Tre
Does a good job using her length to finish at the rim with either hand. Uses a floater in traffic. Size on the perimeter makes her an attractive prospect, especially considering how well she can shoot from beyond the arc and her mobility. Solid rebounder. Versatile defender that guards different spots.

Bayleigh Winkler2025 5-11 PF Bayleigh Winkler – Murray County – FBC Tipton
Polished low block scorer. Works the pivot with confidence and patience. Highly skilled finisher with both hands. Will put the ball on the floor and attack the rim. Rebounds in traffic. Stepped outside to shoot the three. Versatile post trending in the right direction.

Kennedi Benton2025 5-4 G Kennedi Benton – Parkview
Has strength packed on her frame. Doesn’t get pushed around. Physical rebounder for her size. Handles the ball well and is a threat to let it fly from the three-point line.

Jonnya Snelling2025 5-6 G Jonnya Snelling – Tucker – Queens of Basketball
Attacks the hoop by using her body to back down defenders and spin off them. Scrappy defender did a nice job guarding the post when matched up inside. Hit some outside shots throughout camp.

Leslie Bradley2026 5-6 G Leslie Bradley – North Oconee – FBC EOTO
I liked how hard she pushed the ball up the floor. Looked comfortable and confident setting up offense and handling pressure. Got to her floater when she had two feet in the paint. Has good form on her outside shot. Has a chance to develop into a well above-average three-point shooter. Played with energy on both sides of the ball.

Martha Vachtsevanos2026 5-6 G Martha Vachtsevanos – North Hall – SI Max
Gets after it on defense. Might not be the biggest guard, but attacks ball handlers with her activity. Scores in bunches with her three-point shot. Effort is never an issue. Rapidly improving young guard who is an ace in the classroom with a 4.33 GPA.

TEAM 8

Anna Rodriguez2024 5-5 PG Anna Rodriguez – Lambert – Georgia Queen Elite
Pass-first guard plays with poise. Recognizes the hot hand and puts her teammates in spots to succeed. Found her offense as camp went on. Scored on runners, floaters and knocked down threes. Solid on-ball defender with effort. Floor general.

Lucy Ray2024 5-8 W Lucy Ray – Gilmer – North Georgia Summit
Positionless player provided production inside and out. Will shoot the three. Uses her body to shield defenders when driving to the rim. Like her aggressiveness when it comes to attacking rebounds. Has a soft touch from the mid-range. 1260 SAT.

Sophia Riblet2024 5-7 G Sophia Riblet – Gilmer
Understands the game. Sees plays develop with her court vision. Is still growing as a playmaker and outside shooter. Brings energy on defense and will score in transition. Is an eager learner that loves the game. Very coachable. Scored a 1240 on SAT.

Kendall Banks2025 5-7 G Kendall Banks – Alcovy – Triple Threat All-Stars
Athletic guard with a strong frame and good shoulders. Uses her strength to attack downhill and get to the rim. Excelled as a drive-and-kick playmaker. Is a solid outside shooter. Has a chance to become a very good on-ball defender.

Hannah Lopez2025 5-6 PG Hannah Lopez – Denmark – Georgia Queen Elite
Super smooth and super polished. Offense comes easy. Breaks down defenders with crossovers and seamlessly transitions into her three-point shot. Great scorer off the dribble can also get points with her floater. Mentally tough. Has played internationally with the Philippines. Surefire college player with a high-level skill set. One of camp’s top guards.

Ansley Moore2026 5-4 G Ansley Moore – Athens Christian
Plays with fire and energy. Extremely vocal. Likes to attack downhill with scoop layups. Has upside as a drive-and-kick playmaker. Earned positive marks as a leader that is passionate about the game and has a desire to get better. Has a chance to really take off with more seasoning as an outside shooter and ball handler. Was one of Georgia’s more impactful freshmen this season.

Stephanie Schott2026 6-0 F Stephanie Schott – St. John Bosco Academy – Team Tre
Active forward ran the floor hard and got on the glass. Kept rebounds high as she converted putbacks. Liked to take turnaround jumpers out of the post. Plays hard and is selfless teammate. Strong communicator. Has tools to work with over the next three years.

Marlene Mbilima2026 6-3 C Marlene Mbilima – Athens Christian
Congo-native is still learning the game and adapting to the speed. Flashes an extremely high upside. Elite length and mobility. Alters shots inside and rebounds at a high level. Shows quality footwork in the low post and is getting more consistent with her moves. Plays with balance, not frail toward contact. Had a nice spin move into a short-range jumper. Tried to showcase her outside shot, taking multiple mid-range jumpers and even a three. Not quite a weapon just yet, but she did sink a baseline jumper with good form. With constant work over the next three years, Marlene has a chance to blossom into one of the state’s better bigs. College ball is in her future.

Aurora Agner2028 5-0 G Aurora Agner – Parkview – Queens of Basketball
Was overmatched in terms of size, but the tiny guard brought great effort and energy. Hustled the entirety of camp. Worked on ball skills in station work and implemented what she learned in our game setting. Had a positive attitude throughout camp and was a good teammate.

Liyat Techilo2028 5-4 G Liyat Techilo – Parkview – Queens of Basketball
Has raw skill that will continue to improve as she gets more reps. Nice athleticism from the guard position. Was able to get in on the action defensively. Fit in well on the perimeter. Very coachable.

Lydia Robillard2030 5-5 G Lydia Robillard – Decatur – Queens of Basketball
The youngest player in camp, Lydia got invaluable court time playing with and against some of the top high school players in the state. Robillard is a long-term project, but she already has long arms and projects to be an impactful defender. As she gets more comfortable playing with older girls, her aggressiveness will increase. Lydia Robillard is a name we may be hearing a lot of over the next seven years.

Georgia College Girls Team Camp Top Performers

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Hannah Cail2023 5-7 G Hannah Cail
Hannah Cail entered camp as one of the highest touted prospects in attendance and the All-State guard lived up to the billing. Cail poured in 28 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal on 10-18 shooting, going 5-11 from deep with no turnovers against Dacula. Continue reading Georgia College Girls Team Camp Top Performers