#PSBSummerInvite Tourney Standouts (Day 2 Recap) – August 4, 2018

Class of 2021 guard Jenna Walker of the Alabama Southern Starz brings a unique energy to the court. Photo cred – Parallels Media

Corina Carter Photo – Parallels Media

CARTERSVILLE, Georgia, – The PSB Summer Invite concluded with more than 100 college coaches watching teams from across the country. Here are a few of the players that made our notebooks following a successful two days at Lake Point Sporting Facility.

Read the Day 1 Recap via @ProspectsNation Here

Standout Players

Corina Carter (San Antonio, Texas), AD Elite Peterson – 2019

Carter showed herself to be an effective play-making lead guard during the tournament. Although only listed at 5-foot-4, Carter plays with strength and aggressiveness. The lefty is a capable shooter from distance. However, it is her ability to get into the creases of the defense and then make plays is the strength of her game.

Mary McMillan (Apopka, Florida), Tampa Thunder 2020 Claitt – 2020

McMillan is a play-making guard who can put points on the scoreboard in a hurry. In a match-up versus the Alabama Southern Starz, she scored 14 of her team’s first 15 points in the first quarter. She is a deadeye shooter from the arc and has plenty of bounce to get into the lane. Eastern Michigan head coach Fred Castro was courtside to watch McMillan after extending an offer to the 5-6 guard earlier this year.

Courtney Moore (Newberry, Florida), Central Florida Elite 2020 EYBL – 2020

Moore is a player who continues to progress as a prospect. In previous evaluations, we made note of her shooting abilities. Now playing on elite stage with CFE EYBL, Moore is proving that she can do it versus some of the best in the country. She hit shots behind ball screens, in transition and even showed some sauce in her dribble to create space. Expect her recruitment to heat up in upcoming months.

Kylee Sheppard (Cincinnati, Ohio), Ohio Elite 2021 – 2021

The Ohio Elite 2021 group was the talk of Lake Point for the first two days. Sheppard was a big reason why with her play-making skill for coach Brooks Hall squad. Sheppard is a deceptive athlete standing at 5-9. She can lull defenders to sleep and the blow past them with a burst into the lane. She proved she make plays by setting up teammates with the drive while also being a capable shooter from distance.

Jenna Walker (Decatur, Alabama), Alabama Southern Starz – 2021

Walker is a unique prospect. While being skilled as a handler and a shooter, it is her personality and energy that make her such an asset to her Starz team. Her vocal leadership, on-court energy and willingness to do whatever it takes to win has earned her adoration from college coaches already. In a game versus the Tampa Thunder, she took three charges and made a half-dozen other plays that otherwise would not make the stat sheet. She is one of the more valuable prospects on the circuit and has collected a pocket full of offers already.


Matehya Bryant (Sammamish, Washington), PK1 – 2019

Bryant is a wing-forward with a strong build and good touch around the basket. The rising senior proved she can score through contact and clean up the offensive glass with second chance point opportunities. The 5-11 prospect might not be the flashiest prospect on the court, but her motor and IQ allow her to produce consistently.

Paetynn Gray (Pflugerville, Texas), AD Elite Peterson – 2020

Gray is an intriguing prospect who can produce on both ends of the floor. Her abilities are diversified. She showed range from well beyond the arc. At 6-2 she displayed the abilities to get into the passing lanes and get deflections on the perimeter. She is just as capable as an interior defender. Gray is an able rebounder and can alter shots on the block.

Nyla Harris (Orlando, Florida), Central Florida Elite 2020 EYBL – 2022

Harris made a name for herself with her athleticism in the paint. She is a player that gets great position on both ends for rebounding purposes. She adds a quick second jump to fight for contested rebounds. When posting up, she has soft touch to finish around the rim. She also displayed range on her jumper when guards kicked to her on I-cuts or step outs.

Jada Malone (Spring, Texas), CyFair Premier Blue – 2021

Malone is a versatile post player who can do damage on the interior or while facing the basket. Her strong hands and ability to track rebounds out of her area allow her to produce consistently for coach Chris Johnson’s club. Her build and ability to finish with jump hooks have already made her a prospect that is being tracked by schools across Texas and even beyond the Southwest.

Teegan Pifher (Powell, Ohio), Ohio Elite Black – 2020

Pifher is an unselfish player. As a 6-1 forward who often relies upon the guards to enter the ball to her in the high post or along the baseline, she is just as willing to find open teammates with crisp passes. Her court awareness and feel for the game is unique for a player at her size. She proved she could score the ball inside and out as well. The junior is also capable of leading the break with her handling ability.

Peering into the Future

One of the most well played games of the tournament featured teams with prospects still in middle school. Team Elite Lady Vols 7th and Central Florida Elite 7th showcased their skills very well. They played the game with IQ and skill. This game tallied a total of 15 3-point shots while shooting a relatively high percentage in the process. In the end, the Lady Vols came out on top with the win. Class of 2025 guard Madison Taylor of Suwanee, Georgia, connected on four triples for the Lady Vols. Class of 2024 guard Briana Rivera of Orlando, Florida, scored five 3-pointers for CFE.

***Stephen Peck contributed to this recap***

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 jonathanhemingway@peachstatebasketball.com.