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Avery Huffman2025 5-5 G Avery Huffman – Redline – Denmark
Sharpshooting guard netted three threes in a 44-27 win over GB2. Huffman cashed in all her threes from the corners. She did a nice job scoring off the dribble as well, an improved aspect of her game. Avery scored on a drive, a short baseline pull-up and in transition by running the floor. She finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals.

Parker Whipple
2026 5-7 G Parker Whipple – Redline – Lambert
Parker is an animal on the floor with her effort. She is involved in every loose ball and earns countless deflections. Offensively, it is her quick first step that stands out. Parker has a strong frame and once she turns corners on defenders, she puts them in her back pocket as she gets to the rim. Whipple got to the line throughout the game, shooting 4-8. She buried a corner three and found a pair of hoops in transition. Whipple posted 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Claire Carlson
2026 5-9 G Claire Carlson – Redline – Cherokee Bluff

Lengthy guard did a little bit of everything on Saturday. Outside shot wasn’t falling against GB2 but still managed to positively influence the game with her versatility. Rebounded, facilitated and defended at a high level. Got to her left hand on downhill drives. Attacked the defense baseline and would laser out assists to the top of the key for threes on one-handed passes. Sees the floor extremely well. Went for 4 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.

Oddyssey Murray
2026 5-9 W Oddyssey Murray – GB2 – Douglas County
I came away impressed with the hard-playing lefty. Oddyssey has nice size on the wing and holds enough toughness to make a difference in the paint. The southpaw is very active on defense, cleaning up rebounds and picking off passes going coast-to-coast. She scored in a variety of ways against Redline and Team Tiff Johnson, netting a three, scoring on putbacks and getting out in transition. Murray recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals against Redline before posting 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 5 steals in a 36-16 win over TTJ. Oddyssey is a stat sheet stuffer on both ends of the floor. I like her game and her upside.

Shelby McCall2026 5-6 G Shelby McCall – GB2 – Hillgrove
Shelby was in complete control against Team Tiff Johnson, making things happen from the opening tip. McCall’s well-balanced floor game makes others around her better. She is a smart playmaker that puts her teammates in positions to score. When she called her own number, McCall hurt the defense from multiple levels, knocking down pull-up jumpers, getting to the rim and even scoring out of the post. Shelby does a good job of seeking contact and going into larger defenders’ chests to score inside, drawing fouls in the process. She went 5-6 from the charity stripe against TTJ, finishing with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. Even at 5-foot-6, McCall is a very good rebounder with a keen nose for the ball. In a loss against Redline, Shelby managed 4 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.

2024 5-4 G Genesis Scott – Team Tiff Johnson – Washington
The unsigned senior was a bright spot. She handles the ball with poise and has a pretty outside shot with three-point range. She spaces the floor from the top of the key and was an active defender. Against GB2, Scott tallied 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks.

Alivia Mitchell
2028 5-8 G Alivia Mitchell – Team All In Sisterhood – Chapel Hill Middle School
Chapel Hill has some talent upcoming with the big guard. Alivia has nice polish to her game. She uses her left hand at the basket and has a clean jump shot. She buried a pair of threes, netted a pull-up jumper, scored on a putback and utilized her off-hand downhill en route to finishing with 14 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 1 block in a win over Horton Academy.

Kaitlyn Mercier
2028 5-8 W Kaitlyn Mercier – Team All In Sisterhood – Harvester Christian
Kaitlyn thrived in transition, scoring on fastbreak opportunities. She hit a three in the half court and was able to get to the line after cleaning up rebounds, shooting 2-6. Mercier showed a willingness to shoot with her left hand and was a threat to go coast-to-coast in the open floor. She dumped in 11 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 1 block vs. Horton Academy.  

Kamiyah Williams
2030 5-8 W Kamiyah Williams – Team All In Sisterhood – Lone Cane Middle School
Only a current sixth grader, Kamiyah Williams has a chance to be special. She has long arms and moves well laterally, guarding Horton Academy’s point guard, forcing turnovers in the process. Williams’ reach was tough to deal with on the glass, puling down rebounds and scoring on putbacks. Kamiyah finished with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.


Xavier Buckner2026 6-3 W Xavier Buckner – Team All In Brotherhood – Villa Rica
A wide receiver on the football team, Buckner has explosive athleticism.  He tries to finish with a dunk whenever he can and is an aerial threat for opponents. Xavier has a strong frame and knows how to use it. He finishes through contact exceptionally well. When attacking from the wing, Xavier utilizes a spin move to get to the rack. He is also a competent shooter from the mid-range, able to rise and fire over contests.

Kadan Spratling2026 6-1 G Kadan Spratling – Team All In Brotherhood – Carrollton
Kadan is a physical powerhouse in the backcourt. The weight room warrior has the bounce to catch oops and will use his strength to collect rebounds in traffic and guard bigger players. He’s a multi-positional piece thanks to his athleticism and toughness.

Aayson Reese2029 5-8 G Aayson Reese – Team All In Brotherhood – Villa Rica
Only a seventh grader, Aayson Reese has intriguing long-term upside. He is an all downhill guard. He loves to attack the hoop, draw fouls and play bully ball. He’s tough to stop in transition. Reese went 6-12 from the foul line. He totaled 16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in an overtime loss to Horton Academy.

Chase Ward2029 5-5 PG Chase Ward – Team All In Brotherhood
Ward stood out as a playmaker. He was able to get penetration and kick to shooters. He scored with both hands at the rim, used a floater and knocked down a three to finish with 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.