Duncanville, Texas — This was our second time making a stop at the Southwest Showcase during the fall evaluation weekend. The event features some of the best high school teams from Texas and Arkansas and with quality teams brings quality talent. Here is a short sample of some of the prospects who showed well in Texas this weekend.
By: Keil Moore
If you haven’t seen her play, class of 2013 point guard Tyler Scaife of Little Rock, Ark., is an immense talent. We have talked about Scaife in great detail over the years and have watched her grow as a prospect into one of the best point guards the class of 2013 has to offer. In her younger years, Scaife made plays off the bounce that primarily resulted in her own offense. Her ability to thrive in one-on-one situations and force defenses to shade towards her whenever she had the ball often left defenders and onlookers awestruck. Scaife’s ability to score the basketball launched her towards the upper echelon of members of take my online class for me the class of 2013 in terms of individual accolades.
The next step for Scaife was developing her ability to play the role of playmaker and control the game from the point guard position. Over the past year we have seen the 2013 point guard make major strides in this area, showing a more developed and polished floor game in the process.
Today Scaife has the ability to play the role of playmaker for herself and for her teammates. When she creates dribble penetration and gets into the lane she is an equal threat to score it on her own or dump it off to a teammate. This forces defenses to play her honestly and in turn makes her an even more lethal offensive talent. We saw the growth in Scaife’s game here in Duncanville as she did everything she could to keep her teammates involved while still scoring enough points to keep her team in the game. The mastery of this balancing act of steady point guard play will make her an asset to any college team. When you surround a point guard that can be a dual threat of scoring and creating offense with elite talent you have a recipe for success. i want an essay on pollution in hindi Scaife has become a key ingredient to such a concoction.
Catherine Okwilagwe (Garland,Texas) — Garland Lakeview HS — 2015
The fall evaluation weekend is always a chance for college coaches and media personnel alike to try to find a few hidden gems. This weekend we had a chance to take a strong look at Catherine Okwilagwe of Garland, Texas, and the class of 2015 post player was certainly a highlight of the weekend. At 6 feet 1, she proved to be a formidable talent as she showed she was comfortable playing with physicality around the rim and rebounding the basketball on both sides of the floor. Her combo of athleticism and strength compares her favorably to players like 2013 verbal commitment LaBritney Jones of Cedar Hill, Texas. As just a sophomore in high school Okwilagwe has time to continue to polish her skill set and work on becoming a versatile power forward as she prepares for the next level.
Terriell Bradley (Grand Prairie, Texas) — Mansfield Timberview HS — 2014
This high school season Mansfield Timberview has a chance to be one of the better teams in Texas, if not the country. A big part of help writing an essay for a scholarship Mansfield Timberview’s potential is class of 2014 combo guard Terriell Bradley of Grand Prairie, Texas. Bradley is an explosive guard with a knack for attacking the basket and creating offense. In addition, she has the ability to play the role of distributor and running an offense. This weekend she showed a lot of growth in her game as she seemed to find ways to be a consistently productive member of the squad while staying in the flow of the offense.
Camesha Davis (DeSoto, Texas) — Desoto HS — 2013
Camesha Davis of DeSoto, Texas, has impressed us before with her athleticism and length. The 6-2 combo forward has the ability to contribute in a variety of ways on the floor and while her game is not yet refined, her ability to make an impact on the game isn’t hampered by what she may or may not be able to do on the floor just yet. Her ability to make an impact on the game using her athletic ability could potentially make her a complete player if she can put it all together skill wise.
Lili Thompson a 5-8 guard, is another standout from Mansfield Timberview. The class of 2013 Stanford keys to writing a good research paper commit is an athletic guard who should fit in well at the Pac-12 school.
Another 2013 verbal commitment that stood out with her play was Starbrese McDaniel who was here with her Skyline high school team. McDaniel is headed to Minnesota next year and the 5-11 forward should provide the with Gophers toughness and athleticism early in her career.
Class of 2016 forward Joyner Holmes, and 2014 point guard Brooke McCarty, and the aforementioned Scaife were all on hand here and all three top-10 caliber prospects showed well for themselves individually.
Going into the weekend I had yet to get my first glimpse of 2014 guard Jasmine Richards of Flower Mound Marcus High School. Richards is a smooth combo guard who really gets after it on defense. At 5-11, she is blessed with above average size and has developed a nice perimeter jumper to go with it.
Keil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report – a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. He also is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org