PSB Spring Showdown Session II – Day 2 EBA Super 64 Invites – March 30, 2019

Coach Veal from the Alabama Southern Starz coached his team up to a victory last night. Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

SUGAR HILL, Georgia, – Travel basketball is in full affect this spring. A new slate of teams from across the Southeast converged at Lanier High School to compete in Session II of the PSB Spring Showdown. As teams prepare for the NCAA evaluation periods in April and May, our staff begins our annual talent identification for the report. In association with that report we begin inviting standout prospects from our events to our EBA Super 64 National Showcase June 1-2 in the Atlanta area (for more information, click HERE). Below are the standout performers from Saturday (Click HERE for Friday’s standouts).

Article by Jonathan Hemingway

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Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Karoline Striplin – Alabama Southern Starz – 2021

Striplin is positioning herself as one of the top prospects in the region at her position. On Friday night Striplin showed why. She swatted shots and controlled the lane with her rebounding ability. As she develops confidence with her low post moves, expect her stock to continue to trend upwards.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Abigail Wilson – Carolina Waves – 2020

Wilson made a name for herself on Friday night with her shooting ability. The 6-foot wing has the size and skill to be evaluated as a prospect at the next level. Keep an eye on her production as she heads into her senior year of high school.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Leah Turner – Team Elite Legacy – 2024

Turner brought the energy on each end of the court. Her production was impressive for a kid who is still in middle school playing with current high school age prospects. Her ability to handle the ball and defend her position is impressive at this stage in her development.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Haley Russell – Alabama Cardinals – 2023

Russell did a little bit of everything in a win for him team this morning. Her activity away from the basketball allowed her to score when the defense turned their head. She also did well in transition where she finished with euro-steps around unsuspecting defenders.

Photo cred – Larry Rhinehart (@ShotbyLarry)

Amarie Senior – Justus League – 2021

Finding productive young post players can often be a hard thing to do. However, we think we found a promising 6-foot prospect from Marietta, Georgia, in Amarie Senior. She has good feet, soft touch and has a motor than runs continuously. She earned her #EBASuper64 National Showcase with this weekend’s effort.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Sophia D’Oliveira – Team Elite Legacy – 2020

D’Olvera gets in done on the court and in the classroom. She brings a high achieving attitude to her team. Her willingness to defend and hustle after loose balls is eye-catching. Track D’Olvera’s progress this circuit season with Team Elite Legacy.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Chyna Cornwell – Carolina Waves – 2020

Cornwell brought energy and rebounding for her team this weekend. She has the rare combination of size (6-3), speed and strength that is necessary to play at high levels beyond high school. She enters the report as one of the weekend’s biggest stock risers.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Sophie Woodard – EOTO – 2022

Woodard is having a solid weekend for her team. She scored double figures on Friday night in a win. Woodward showed solid shooting mechanics and a confident ball handling skill set. Expect to hear more from Woodard in upcoming years.

Photo cred – Larry Rhinehart

Layla Hood – Team Elite Legacy – 2022

Hood is a prospect of potential. The 6-foot forward runs the floor quickly and attacks the glass with tenacity. Her length and athleticism give her the ability to affect the game in an array of ways. Still a freshman, she will turn into a nightly double-double in future years.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Julianna Simon – Justus League – 2021

Simon is a gritty guard who plays the game with a winning attitude. She comes from a high school program that develops players with a championship pedigree. Simon’s play made our director of media, Kris Watkins, take notice this afternoon.

Photo cred – Larry Rhinehart

Karly Weathers – Alabama Southern Starz – 2022

Weathers is emerging as one of the top shooters in the Southeast. The 5-9 guard has a quick release and range well beyond the arc. Although she is shooting specialist, she is very savvy in other areas of the game as well. She came off of a very successful high school campaign and is poised to gain even more attention with coach Doug Bush this travel season.

Photo cred – Kris Watkins (@SHReport)

Aija Smith – Justus League – 2021

Smith is a wing with length. She crashed the defensive glass and started the fast break for her team. The 5-10 prospect caught our attention with a corner 3-pointer that sealed a win on Saturday afternoon. — Kris Watkins

Jonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the International Scouting Report, is on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors and owns, 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 protected].