695HOOPS WHERE IT'S ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE GIRLS
November 19, 2016
The Girls Middle School Showcase of 2016 was revamped and hosted by Mercy High School in East Baltimore on a windy Saturday afternoon. This year's GMSS was open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders and featured an expanded focus on instruction. Two of Baltimore's finest skill coaches were in charge of the warm up and drill session. Tyree Bizzelle of Team Orange (boys program) and CJ Scott of Baltimore's Power Move Basketball ran the participants through a series of drills that were both fun and challenging. Some of the participants were able to easily grasp and master them, while others needed a little while to pick them up. With the registrations limited to 40 spots the players recieved more quality instruction from the two trainers and the Mercy coaches who joined in as well.
Notable high school programs such as National Christian Academy, Institute of Notre Dame, Western and St. Vincent Palloti were on hand to evaluate the prospects and possibly make a connection.
Regina Walton, 2022 combo guard.
Ms. Walton is a skilled ball handler and shooter. She displayed the ability to make plays with the ball in her hands or play off another guard. She is a willing and able defender as well. Very exciting player to watch.
Lauryn Russell, 2021 point guard.
Lauryn is an explosive player with the ability to beat defenders off the dribble with an explosive first step, or by using change of pace moves. She stayed in the lane and scored a lot of points by finishing drives. She was one of the best players at the showcase.
Kameryn Dorsey, 2023. Point guard
Very tough and skilled player. Explosive guard that can hit from deep or get into the paint. She has a strong handle and is not afraid to strap up against bigger players. Super competitive.
Dakota Fisher, 2021 wing
Dakota's game is expanding. She has excellent size and length and looked comfortable playing both forward spots. She made some moves on the perimeter as well. With continued development in her ball handling she can be a special high school player.
Tsion Smith, 2022, wing
Tsion is an emerging scoring threat from inside and out. She has a solid shot from 12-15 feet and looks to attack the basket when the opening is there. She is developing range out to the 3 point line and is a willing defender and rebounder.
Sophia Diehl, 2021 Wing
Long and athletic wing that can score from deep or in the paint. Showed some versatility when she got touches.
Madison Nimmo, 2022 guard
Maddie showed off her complete arsenal at this showcase. Her ball handling was tight and she drained some pull up 3's in transition. Things are really coming together for her.
Kristen Curry, 2021 guard
Ms. Curry is one of the more sought after guards by high school coaches in the Baltimore area. She's a big guard that can score from all over the court.
Rayona Price, 2021
Strong and solidly built player. She moved some people around in the paint, but was also impressive defending smaller players on the wing. She has good defensive footwork and instincts.
Keonte Lewis, 2021 guard.
Another solid guard with a college player's frame. She plays at a deliberate but effective pace. She can shine at the right high school.
Corey Barnes, 2022 wing
Good size with deceptive speed. Good finisher.
Nyceara Pryor, 2022 point guard
A true floor general with a high IQ. Lil mama prefers to set up her teammates but she is capable of scoring as well. Excellent on ball defender and causes havoc in the passing lanes.
Kimaya Williams, 2021 guard
Explosive and aggressive scorer. Kimaya is also disruptive on defense. Good showcase for her.
Daimoni Dorsey, 2021 wing
Tough wing with good length. Good scorer and she played good defense as well. Nice showcase for Ms. Dorsey.
Myah Simmons, 2022 guard
Myah is a versatile player, comfortable at both guard spots. High IQ, looks to pass first but can score.
Jayla Odom, 2021 point guard
Jalen is a solid prospect. She uses her speed to get around defenders with ease and is becoming a good finisher. She plays in attack mode at all times.
Emma Aviles, 2021 guard
Athletic guard with excellent footwork on defense and a nice shot.
Anya Walker, 2021 guard
Strong guard that attacks on defense. Very competitve and can score.
Cristen Roche, 2021 guard
Cristen is a good passer. She had some nice assists and was engaged defensively.
Emily Durkee, 2021 point guard
Emily is a GMSS veteran, having played in several. She played her usual solid game. She has excellent fundamentals and competes at a high level. Very smart player.
Amayah Frazier, 2022 guardTough guard that can facilitate the offense but she specializes in getting buckets. Competes hard every play.
Jeanine Collazo, 2021 guard
Solid two guard with a knack for getting into the lane.
Kayla Cabbagestalk, 2021 wing
Explosive and long athlete, good transition finisher.
India Dailey, 2021 guard
India is a very athletic and active player. She seemed to everywhere, rebounding, defending and scoring. Enjoyed watching her.
Makaela Quimby, 2023 wing
Very talented wing that is just scratching the surface of her potential. One of the youngest players in the showcase but she more than held her own. Very smooth and versatile.
Nea Henry, 2021 forward
Solidly built forward with good size. She has a decent handle and will push the break. Very confident player with some leadership skills.
Anaiah Jenkins, 2023 center
Gifted shot blocker with a load of potential. Excellent size for her age. Looking forward to watching her develop.
Zaiha Minnis, 2022 guard
Solid guard who can handle the ball in traffic. She made some nice plays in tight quarters. Fundamentally sound.
Ashlyn Bender, 2021
Quick guard with a good first step. Shot the ball well and got some good looks in transition because she hustles up the court.
Avery Griesbach, 2021 guard
Solid ball handler, sets good picks. Good form on her shot.
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