MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Girl Powher Showcase Turkey Jamm has been a staple of our team’s coverage calendar for years. While there might not have been as many high level nationally ranked teams as in years past, the event was full of potential All-Americans. Here’s a look at three of those players who could be selected for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game held in Chicago next March.
Dangerfield brought home a Gold Medal with USA Basketball this July as a member of the 19-and-under national team. Currently ranked as the No. 4 prospect nationally, she has already signed with Connecticut. After another stellar showing on her school’s home floor against East Central (OK), Dangerfield has firmly entrenched herself amongst the nation’s elite in our eyes. A five-star floor general, UConn fans can expect similar production to Moriah Jefferson in the early stages of her career in Storrs.
Sutton showcased her elite talent on the club circuit with Missouri Phenom at the PSB Summer Invitational in July. As a result, the nation’s No. 10 overall prep put herself in the McDonald’s conversation. Her play on Friday was more of the same as the future Texas Longhorn handled pressure, found open teammates and even hit tough teardrop runners at the rim. With the way Texas has constructed their roster since coach Karen Aston’s arrival, look for Sutton to fit right in next fall.
Matched up against perennial powerhouse, Riverdale HS (TN), Walker handled the basketball and played on the inside as well. The nation’s No. 37 ranked prospect signed with Florida State in the early period. She’ll bring Seminole coach Sue Semrau a forward with good size and skill. As Walker continues to round into elite level game shape after major knee surgery in 2014, we expect her overall game to mature along with her conditioning.
Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to serving as ProspectsNation.com WNBA Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com