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As we begin the 2013/14 high school season we decided to take a look at a few of the freshmen (2017's) who will have an immediate impact on their respective high school teams. In most cases we were able to talk to their high school coaches to determine where they might fit in. We will add a few names and comments throughout the month of December.
Yasmin Lewis, Seton Keough, guard
She is a serious player who is all about the business at hand. She makes all the hustle plays, plays defense, rebounds and generally does whatever it takes to win. Her shot form looked good in an early loss to Elizabeth Seton. It's hard to keep a player like this out of the rotation.
Kayla Jennings, Seton Keough, point guard
Kayla has good size and strength and is exceptional in the open court. Her speed with the ball is her biggest asset and she is a decent scorer. She will get an early opportunity to solidify her spot in the rotation.
Jewel Porter, Seton Keough, post
Jewell will see time at the four and five positions on this young Seton Keough team. She has some nice finesse moves around the basket and a nice touch on her mid range shot. Defense and rebounding will probably determine how much she stays on the floor. She acquitted herself nicely in the season opener.
Kayla Bacon, St. Timothy's, point guard.
Kayla is the starting point guard on the 2013/14 C conference champions. Very solid floor general with good fundamentals and court vision.
Brittany Smith, Seton Keough, power forward
Brittany is a banger who has a good basketball IQ and likes to mix it up inside. She can score and rebound so she should get some minutes to prove herself.
Alaysia Dailey, Old Mill, point guard.
She is a solid point guard who finishes well and makes good decisions with the ball. I like her on ball defense and she seems to have some leadership skills. She had a good showing in an early win over Meade.
Rebecca Lee, Old Mill, post.
Ms. Lee is a very active defender. At 6'0" tall she takes up a lot of space and is not afraid to move bodies around. She is a good defender in the paint and a decent rebounder. With a little more work on her moves and conditioning she could dominate Anne Arundel county for the next four years. She is coming back nicely from her torn ACL injury.
Molly Folks, South River, post.
A good sized post player who has gotten taller over the past year. She looked like she was in better condition than in the summer at a recent scrimmage at Oakland Mills. She uses her body very well so she is a good rebounder and a very patient offensive player. She will be a starter and contributor right away. Look for consistent double doubles in Anne Arundel county.
Jhattarika Settle, Meade, guard
Ms. Settle is in the line up right away so she should have an immediate impact at two guard spot. Her coaches love her athleticism and they believe that if she puts in the work she can develop into a D1 prospect.
Mia Davis, Dunbar, wing.
Mia had an outstanding summer and I believe she could have the biggest impact of any freshman in the area. At 5'10" she knocks down threes on a regular basis, but what I like most is her rebounding. She had a few 20 rebound games during the summer. She is a good passer and very coachable so she will be the cornerstone of Dunbar baskeball for a while. She scored 22 points and 15 rebounds in the team's opener, and then followed that up with 22 points and 12 rebounds against HD Woodson.
Mikeira Carroll, St. Frances, point guard
She is small but scrappy and lightning quick. She can control games with her speed. She is disruptive on defense and with St. Frances only suiting up nine players she should get plenty of minutes.
Jordan Melbourne, Old Fields, post
Jordan is an active post player who is very aggressive on the glass. At 6'1" she will have an immediate impact in the IAAM C conference.
Chyna Latimer, Patterson Mill, wing
Chyna is an athletic wing with a ferocious work ethic. She is a capable on ball defender and has some nice offensive moves. Looking forward to seeing her soon for another update.
Kayla Mitchell, Patterson Mill, Point guard
Kayla is a solid point guard with nice 3 point shot. She has good instincts and an above average basketball IQ. How she defends at the high school level will determine how many minutes she gets. After scoring 14 points in the opener I'm guessing she will be heavy in the rotation.
Kolbi Monet Green, McDonogh, point guard
Kolbi is an aggressive, fearless point guard. She has the competitive fire you want in your floor leader. She is a good ball handler and knows how to set up her teammates. Her shot looked good from the 3 point line in an early win over Palloti.
Brianna Jacobs, McDonogh, wing
Another McDonogh freshman to keep an eye on. She has good size and is willing to bang in the paint. The Eagles are deep and have size at all positions so she will have to fight for minutes early on.
Amani Ball, Reservoir, wing
Amani is the only freshman to make the Reservoir varsity squad. She is developing her offensive skills to go along with her stellar defense and rebounding. She's about 5'9" and in a about a half of the team's first scrimmage she registered 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals before being sidelined by a foot injury. She will be an impact player in Howard county.
Jordan Askew, Bryn Mawr, point guard
Jordan is one of the fastest players in the area with and without the ball. You can see her exceptional speed in the open court. She will bring some much needed athleticism to the Bryn Mawr squad. She should be in rotation right from the start.
Jeydah Johnson, Roland Park, wing.
The only freshman on Roland Park's varsity squad had a very good summer. She polished up her offensive game, including her range out to the 3 point line. Coach Buckley is expecting her to provide some scoring off the bench. If she can defend other wing players effectively she should rack up a bunch of minutes for the Reds.
Karly Haensler, Glen Burnie, wing
She is a versatile 5'9" wing that is comfortable at the two or three. She is a gifted scorer and worked her way into the line up. Played major minutes and contributed a lot of scoring. Could be the sleeper of the class.
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