Phoenix, Ariz. – St. Mary’s Catholic School is going to play host to our Elite Basketball Academy Super 64 Camp West in June. On Thursday night and Friday afternoon, our staff had a chance to workout with a handful of players from the school. Here’s our take on their performances.
By: Brandon Clay
Courtney Ekmark was named an Elite Basketball Academy All-American in 2011 and for good reason. The 5-foot-11 shooting guard is one of the nation’s best shooters and has received an invite to USA Basketball Trials the past two summers. She’s working on her shooting form consistency and the legit essay writing company for students skill of shooting the same way each shot. Her ability to make shots makes her an elite level prospect. Here’s an article and video clip from Ekmark at EBA Camp in September 2011: Ekmark Impressive at EBA
Chloe Johnson is familiar to our staff. We saw her for the first time over two years ago and multiple times during the summer of 2010. Johnson has a nice “wiggle” to her dribble and can create space off the dribble to score the basketball. Skill wise, the combo guard is one of the top kids in the class at finding ways to put the ball in the basket. She is working on her ability to make shots late in games when form tends to drift with fatigue.
Danielle Williams my american dream essay is a talented guard. Offensively, she has progressed her skill set a long way from our first eval on her as a freshman. She has the ability to make the open shot. More importantly, her competitiveness allows her to battle versus elite level guards and not be intimidated at all. A tough matchup at the point guard position, Williams willingly sets the table for her teammates to eat.
Her sister, Dominique, is just as competitive and was the workout’s most vocal player. There are kids that we meet who we would want on our team going into a battle. Williams is definitely on that list. She’s tough on both ends of the floor and is a player who will do whatever it takes for her team to need help writing research paper walk away with the win!
Cortnee Walton is headed to Louisville next fall. That alone would make most seniors feel okay about missing a workout but not Walton. She got the message late about Friday’s workout and didn’t have workout clothes with her. It didn’t matter. She still worked out in her long sleeve shirt and jeans. That dedication has to put a smile on Louisville’s head coach Jeff Walz face as the Cardinal look to battle back to the NCAA Tournament’s final weekend once again.
Like the Williams crew, there are two Waltons. Brandee is a 6-foot junior forward. Her length is an issue for teams. She’s able to run the floor as well as defend the perimeter. Add that to ability to finish around the rim and Walton is an emerging prospect in the junior class. During the workout, she was locked in on improving her range facing the basket. That skill could make her an even tougher matchup for opposing teams.
Brandon Clay is the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. The service is picked up by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the EBA All-American, Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. In addition, he serves as a national recruiting analyst for ESPNHoopgurlz and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com or follow him on Twitter @BrandonClayPSB