Tag Archives: Julie Azeltine

PRO Media Blitz Girls Top Performers

Store Banner

Hollyn Hicks2027 6-2 F Hollyn Hicks – East Forsyth
Going into Year 2, Hollyn looks much stronger and surer about herself on the floor. Hicks spent valuable time over the summer playing on a coed travel team against boys which will only help in the long run. Hicks is adept at using her left hand in traffic, scoring twice with it against Lakeview Academy. Battling the Lions’ 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-2 frontline, Hicks managed to pull down 5 rebounds and block 4 shots. Hicks projects to be one of the better stretch-fours in Georgia’s 2027 class.

2028 6-0 W Sophia Beaty – East Forsyth
The highly touted freshman has a chance to be a dynamic defender from Day 1 with her length and agility. Her impact was felt on Sunday with how much ground she was able to cover both when guarding on the perimeter and when defending inside. Beaty finished with 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals and 5 blocks against Lakeview Academy. Sophia has a high upside with her three-point shooting touch and ability to affect games in a variety of ways.

Emyrie Combs
2026 5-7 PG Emyrie Combs – Lakeview Academy
In a backcourt full of aggressive guards, Emyrie is the cool-headed playmaker for the Lions. She does a good job getting others involved, able to create off the dribble as a drive-and-kick facilitator. Combs gets penetration and can whip crosscourt one-handed passes to shooters in the opposite corner. Emyrie hit a pair of jumpers to go along with a putback as she compiled 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a 27-22 win over East Forsyth.

2027 5-7 G Taylor Clark – Lakeview Academy
The 94-foot relentless on-ball defender made it a nightmare for the opposition to get the ball past halfcourt. Clark is lightning quick with her instincts and uses her active hands to swipe away steal after steal. The southpaw has endless energy as her defense ignites her transition offense. Taylor tallied 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocks against East Forsyth.

Maddie Harkins2027 5-6 G Maddie Harkins – Jackson County
I came away impressed with the improvements Maddie has made since the spring, showing much more confidence dribbling with her left hand against pressure and using a low crossover to get back middle. Harkins also was aggressive offensively, especially in a 37-35 overtime loss against Wheeler as she posted 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 1 block. The All-Region guard made plays downhill as both a passer and scorer. Harkins is able to hit her natural pitch in the corners but has room for growth when locating the safety valve. Harkins’ best move came on a pull-up jumper out of a spin move. Defensively, Maddie was opportunistic picking off passes, grabbing 7 steals in her two games and was able to limit penetration Harkins received praise from multiple members of media on Sunday.

Lilie Vick2026 6-0 C Lilie Vick – Jackson County
Lilie Vick’s aggression and quickness as a decision maker inside saw an uptick, implementing rips and swings well in traffic to get defenders off her while playing physical. Vick was a difference maker in the paint, finishing with her left hander exceptionally well and scoring through contact. Lilie’s rebounding stood out in both games and her defense as an interior anchor helped the Lady Panthers limit opponents’ second chances. Against Wheeler, Lilie tallied 7 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 3 blocks, followed by 6 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals vs. Hampton. Vick is trending up.

Madelyn Drucker2028 5-4 PG Madelyn Drucker – Jackson County
The freshman showed her mettle in the first (summer) varsity game of her career, netting a three with under a minute to play to force overtime against Wheeler. Scouts and college programs alike came away impressed with her poise and long-term upside. As Jackson County’s lead ball handler, Drucker did well at finding the open man while mixing in looking for her own shot. She finished with both hands throughout the day and did a great job rebounding from her guard position. Drucker guarded her yard and helped get into the gaps by digging down. Madelyn averaged 3.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals per game.

Laiyanna Bowie2026 5-3 G Laiyanna Bowie – Wheeler
With star Jasmine James missing in action in Game 1, Laiyanna Bowie shined against Jackson County with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 1 block. Bowie found four of her buckets in transition and another on a baseline drive. Sandwiched in between were a pair of corner threes that stretched out the defense.

2025 5-6 G Jasmine Rudolph – Wheeler
Jasmine set the tone defensively as the Wildcats’ elder statesman. Rudolph was a ballhawk, picking up 11 steals over her two games. Jasmine is so quick at reading passes and is not shy about crashing in to blow up plays. Rudolph’s only bucket in Game 1 was the deciding hoop, a tough drive splitting two defenders to win in sudden death overtime 37-35. The stat sheet stuffer averaged 4.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 5.5 steals.

Jasmine James
2027 5-6 G Jasmine James – Wheeler
Jasmine wasted no time making up for missing Game 1, torching Creekside Christian in a 35-19 win. James, who averaged a shade under 18 points per game as a freshman, recently picked up a South Alabama offer and showed why on Sunday, exploding for 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. The do-everything guard is a stout athlete, built from muscle and fast-twitch fibers. She gets good lift on her jump shot and has a burst of speed downhill where she likes to create contact and score through defenders. I loved how James pushed the ball in transition with her head up. Jasmine sank a pair of threes, a mid-range jumper and went 3-5 from the foul line.

Paris Price2026 5-3 PG Paris Price – Hampton
Pesky is a good way to describe the undersized guard. Paris did a great job using her speed to force turnovers. Lazy passes were picked off and converted into transition points including the game-winning steal and layup with less than a minute to play in a 31-30 win over Jackson County. Price finished with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, scoring five of her six buckets in transition and all six hoops on drives.

Ayana Roberts2026 6-0 C Ayana Roberts – Hampton
College coaches marked down Ayana Roberts as a player to track. She impressed me in April at the Think Pink Classic and has continued to raise her stock. Roberts is big, strong and explosive getting off the floor. She’s a very good interior defender that loves to block shots. She had a game-saving block from behind in transition at the buzzer to preserve a one-point win over Jackson County. Roberts uses her physicality to clear rebounds and can take the ball coast-to-coast. Ayana went for 4 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 5 blocks.

Trinity Grant
2026 6-4 C Trinity Grant – Creekside Christian
Trinity finished with both hands around the rim against Wheeler while utilizing a drop step. Grant ran the floor and scored with her left hand in transition. With her size, Grant has no problem dictating the action in the paint, a strong rebounder and intimidating shot blocker. Trinity was a bright spot with 6 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.

2025 6-1 C Zaria Graham – Villa Rica
Zaria can be difficult to get around, a strong interior presence that seals well and knows how to get position inside. Graham is effective with her back to the basket and is a reliable one-on-one rebounder. Defensively, she can wall up and block shots without swatting down. Zaria had 6 points, 6 rebounds an 2 blocks against Westlake.

2028 5-10 W Dessiah Merrill – Villa Rica
Much like her older sister Deasia Merrill (TCU), Dessiah has a well-rounded skill set. She is an interesting tweener with the size of a forward but the mobility and reaction time of a guard. The incoming freshman holds versatility and is a better athlete than her sister. She’s quick off the floor to snag rebounds and moves her feet well when defending on the perimeter and in the post. Dessiah filled out the box score against Westlake with 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks.

2025 5-9 W Gabrielle Palmore – Westlake
The lefty is a two-way player. Palmore can serve time at both forward positions. She opens up the floor with her three-point shot and has toughness in the paint when securing rebounds. Gabrielle moves well without the ball when finding open spaces. Her defense impressed on Sunday, finishing with 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks.

2026 5-11 F Jamia Coleman – Westlake
Jamia passes the eye-test. Coleman is long, lean and athletic. She has a good frame, with posture and wingspan. Jamia is springy off the floor, a quick leaper that can challenge shots and snatch rebounds at their highest point with soft paws. Coleman showed touch around the basket with both hands.

Abbey Bensman
2026 5-10 G Abbey Bensman – Pope
You could see it coming from a mile away. Following a quiet first half with just three points, Abbey Bensman got hot, carrying Pope past Oconee County 40-35 after trailing 23-18 at the break. Bensman would finish with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. The junior has proven to be a habitual producer since Day 1 of her career. The big guard netted three three-pointers and had a coast-to-coast take with her left hand. Bensman was used in guard-to-guard screens as a pick-and-popper. What separates Abbey from most aside from her consistency is how she is able to see plays develop before they happen, giving her a quick first step to each loose ball and carom as she fills up the stat sheet.

Eliza Oechsle
2027 5-5 G Eliza Oechsle – Oconee County
Eliza was among camp’s top stock risers. The sophomore drained five threes over her two games and impacted each matchup in a multitude of ways. She scored from distance and on drives but also did a good job distributing to shooters, Oconee County burying 13 threes in a 53-44 win over Campbell to close out the day. Continuing to improve her left hand will help Oechsle keep defenses off balance. Her outside shot has already gotten better since Year 1, looking much more fluid with her release. On Sunday, Eliza averaged 14.5 points, 4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals.

Julie Azeltine
2025 5-8 G Julie Azeltine – Oconee County
D-III coaches had Julie Azeltine has a topic of discussion throughout the day, one of the most coveted prospects in the area. The Class 3A Most Improved Player was her consistent self at camp, averaging 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.5 steals per game while knocking down four threes. Azeltine has grown as a playmaker, excelling on Sunday as a pocket-passer finding slips to the basket.

Ella David
2029 5-9 G Ella David – Oconee County
Ella ended camp with a bang, erupting for 16 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block against Campbell. The eighth grader netted three three-pointers and scored on a left-handed And-1 cut.  David will be an immediate impact player once she makes it to high school. She handles the ball very well, has a high IQ and has all the physical tools to be successful – a wiry playmaker off the bounce.

Marlie Battle
2025 5-8 PG Marlie Battle – Campbell
I felt like Marlie Battle was the biggest stock-riser I saw in camp. She was outstanding in every phase of the game, stepping up as a senior leader doing everything possible to keep Campbell in games. Battle was wildly impressive with her left hand, finishing tough basket after tough basket with her off hand, scoring multiple times as she hunted the left side of the rim. Marlie split defender routinely and made plays as a drive-and-kick creator when not looking to score. In Game 1, Battle came away with a steal and hit a pull-up three at the buzzer to force overtime against Central-Macon. She hit two threes on the day along with two mid-range jumpers, three left-handed layups and two putbacks while shooting 3-7 from the foul line. All in all, Battle averaged 18 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

2026 5-7 SG McKenzie Jenkins – Campbell
McKenzie stood out as the Robin to Marlie Battle’s Batman, serving as a reliable floor spacer on catch-and-shoot threes. Jenkins cashed in on four threes in her two games while averaging 10 points per game.

Frances Anyakudo
2025 5-9 PF Frances Anyakudo – Central-Macon
Smaller schools looking for a workhorse in the paint that will set the standard for toughness and effort should look no further than Frances Anyakudo. Frances is an absolute powerhouse in the paint, bullying opponents as she rips away rebounds in traffic and overwhelms bigger players with her lower body strength. Anyakudo’s physicality earns countless second chance opportunities. Against Campbell, she finished with 10 points, 16 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Frances is the type of player you want to go to war with.

2025 6-1 W Jazlyn Johnson – Central-Macon
The 3&D wing had the game-winning baseline out of bounds bucket in sudden death overtime to beat Campbell 33-31. Johnson had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. She is a mismatch with her length and outside shot. Jaz keeps the ball high when scoring around the basket, making it difficult to effectively challenge her shots. Johnson has coast-to-coast skill and is a rangy defender that can guard every position.

Bell Emory
2026 5-5 G Bell Emory – Heard County
Bell is an expert at filling the lanes when running the floor. She scored four buckets in transition by outhustling her opponents. At 5-foot-5, all of Emory’s hoops came in the paint. Bell tallied 14 points and 2 rebounds in a 31-20 win over Denmark. She is someone who often finds herself in the right place at the right time thanks to her effort.

2028 5-8 W Azhia Kendall – Heard County
The incoming freshman has a chance to make a mark right away with her “size” and activity level. The undersized Braves need a spark inside and Kendall can provide it. Expect her to play on the wing and in the paint. Her energy is felt defensively, able to guard multiple spots. Kendall had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks against Denmark while showing the ability to finish with both hands.

Avery Huffman2025 5-5 SG Avery Huffman – Denmark
Avery tallied an And-1 drive and a three-pointer to lead Denmark with 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. The sharpshooter has a heavy load on her shoulders with Hannah Lopez out with an MCL injury. Huffman’s toughness and competitive spirit make her the Danes’ most valuable player this summer. She has been trending in the right direction as a floor spacer for D-III schools to look at.

2028 5-5 PG Jadyn Shepard – Denmark
The Denmark coaching staff is bullish on Jadyn Shepard and I see why. She is a very good athlete with a tight handle. She moves differently than her teammates and her agility for a freshman is advanced. Shepard will be a key cog in the backcourt for the Danes as another ball handler and outside shooter. She drilled a corner three against Heard County en route to tallying 5 points and 4 rebounds. Expect the gym rat to rapidly improve throughout the course of her career.