JumpOffPlus.com Event Recap: TeamEBA Fab Five Camp Day Two September 2, 2012

Taryn McCutcheon

Taryn McCutcheon, a 2016 guard from West Virginia, was impressive at the EBA Fab Five Camp. *Photo by Ty Freeman

SUWANEE, Ga. – Day Two of the Sixth Annual Elite Basketball Academy Fab Five Camp closed the event out well, with the prospects from the 2013-2015 classes going to work in the morning and the younger players getting after it in the afternoon.  With players from as far north as Connecticut, the camp was as good as any nationwide.

By: Chris Hansen

On this second and final day of camp, the youngsters might have stolen the show.  The trio of 5-foot-5 point guard Crystal Dangerfield of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 5-5 combo guard Taryn McCutcheon of Blennerhassett, W.Va., and 5-6 guard Celina King of Cincinnati, Ohio, all from the 2016 class, again led the way but they were not alone on Sunday.

Also from the 2016 class showing well was Quanneisha Morrison of Atlanta, Ga., a 5-4 point guard who actually plays a little bigger than her listed height against this age group.  Jordan Stallworth of Lawrenceville, Ga., was fantastic, showing that she may have some potential at the wing despite the 6-footer being so solid at this age group in the post.

Joining the we got next crew was 2017 post Ariyah Copeland of Woodland, Ga., who caught eyes yesterday but really looked like an impact player on day two.  Her footwork in the post, especially at a young age as well as her body control stood out.

Also from the 2017 class was Nichel Tampa of Jonesboro, Ga., who followed up her EBA Super 64 performance in June with another solid performance.  When she is active she really causes problems on both ends of the floor.

Te’a Cooper of Powder Springs, Ga., one of the top players in the 2015 class had some wow moments on day two, showing her explosive first step and ability to create nearly any time she wants to.

Kelsi Mahoney

Kelsi Mahoney of Concord, N.C., scored the ball well, inside and out, at the EBA Fab Five Camp in Suwanee, Ga. *Photo by Ty Freeman

Staying in the 2015 class, Kelsi Mahoney of Concord, N.C., followed up an impressive Saturday showing with more of the same on Sunday.  She is that four-player who can stretch the defense and hit the open three but also as the inside and in between scoring down pat.  She’s only going to put it on the floor when she has a decided advantage and it is easy to appreciate a player who makes good decisions and thus is incredibly effective against bigger and more athletic players.

Brianna Cummings of Lawrenceville, Ga., was very consistent and continues to show that she could be one of the region’s elite defensive stoppers with length that far exceeds her 5-10 height.  She is the kind of kid that fills out the entire box score. She gets steals, scores when needed, might block a shot or two, and rebounds her position very well.

Speaking of consistent, Malia Kency of Grovetown, Ga., gets a good grade in that category as well.  She uses her quickness to slip into the defensive gaps and is really good at scoring the ball in the mid-range.  Even with all the speed and quickness she almost always is under control, something you love from the point.

The event was a great tune up before players start preseason conditioning with their high schools and gave a sneak peak at some players who will be featured later this month in the EBA All-American Camp.

Chris Hansen is the managing editor for Peach State Media. In addition to serving as a contributor to the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report, Hansen also covers girls’ basketball and women’s college basketball prospects nationally for ESPN.com. A graduate of the University of Washington with a communications degree, he has been involved in the women’s basketball community since 1998 as a high school and club coach, trainer, evaluator and reporter. He is a member of the McDonald’s All-American team selection committee.