LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., – The Elite Basketball Academy Top 40 camp provides the opportunity for players to expand their games while playing against top competition. Over 80 female competitors stacked into Central Gwinnett High School to receive instruction and play on the SUVtv. Here is a rundown of the players who grew their game in this exposure opportunity.
Wing-forward Teliyah Jeter of Greenville, S.C., showed a lot of potential during skill work and game play. She has outstanding length standing at 6-foot tall while possessing face-up skills on the perimeter. She is only beginning to scratch the surface of her potential. If she stays in the gym with coach LaCheryl Smith in upcoming months, expect Jeter to become a prospect we hear much more from next year.
Point guard Loni Sales of Greenville, S.C., might have been the best new name for evaluation team. The 5-7 ball handler showed effective change of pace with the ball while also sporting a solid release on her jumper. In the one day viewing of Sales, she appeared to be one of the top lead guards in the gym.
Guard Megan Veneman of Ashley, Ohio, showed consistent production at the Top 40 Camp. She did it in a number of ways as she put the ball on the floor while also hitting the spot up jumper. She may not have a given specialty at the moment, but her ability to affect the game in a number of ways in noteworthy.
A post player that continues to show up on our radar is Destiny Williams of Clemmons, N.C. The 6-1 blue collar post player finished the ball in traffic perhaps better than any kid in the gym at the workout. She has been a consistent performer at both the EBA Fab 5 and Super 64 camps in the past. International director of Scouting for ProspectsNation.com, Keil Moore, commented “I could see her having an impact similar to Patrice Butler has had at Georgia Southern.”
Ashley Foster of McDonough, Ga., earned her way onto our list of top performers with her play on Saturday morning. The slashing point guard got into the lane consistently while making plays for herself and others. Her quickness and willingness to press the action was impressive.
Wing-forward Maggie Knowles of Murfreesboro, Tenn., made a favorable impression while at the camp. Standing at 6-1 she has the length that a player needs to impact on the interior, but she has the face-up skill to score and make plays on the perimeter. You should expect her to be next in line to contribute heavily for the Oakland High School Lady Patriots in upcoming years.
We have tracked the progression of guard Alexis Hall of Kitts Hill, Ohio, for years. Her play with Scott Johnson’s West Virginia Thunder made her a visible prospect for years. Her play at Top 40 solidified the opinion that she can contribute at higher levels in the future. Standing at 5-9 with a skill set that allows her to play either back court position, keep Hall on the list of must-track prospects in the Ohio to West Virginia corridor.
Jonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com International Scouting Report, is on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors and owns CoachHemi.com, the go-to source for coaches for X’s and O’s. He is the floor director of #TeamEBA camps, a site director for #TeamPSB tournaments and can be reached at email@example.com.