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Annie Ritter - Class of 2024, Cambridge Jr. Lady Bears
Good hustler, good shooter. Good in transition. Good passer. Has fun on the court, smiles a lot regardless of the situation. Isn't phased by the moment. Active team leader. Based on performance can adapt to any system.
Grace Barrett - Class of 2023, Cambridge Jr. Lady Bears
Good size and good energy. Actively patrols the paint and owns it, challenging all comers. Good help defender, poised freethrower. A leader. Not afraid of contact and will initiate it as needed. Aggressive driver. Unselfish. Willing passer who helps run the offense.
Nya Young - Class of 2024, Alpharetta Jr. Lady Raiders
Streaky, above average, mostly net knockdown shooter off the bounce with good range. Dedicated ballhandler who takes good care of the ball and makes good penetrating decisions with her hard, sure handed crossovers. Good team zone defender. Needs more work with ball pressure and individual positioning defensively.
Samira Sharp - Class of 2024, Milton Lady Eagles
Long athlete, studies the game well to improve. Aggressive defender who communicates well. Good positional rebounder and does it well on both the 7th and 8th grade teams. Needs more ballhandling and passing repetition. Good in transition.
Ciara Alexander - Class of 2024, Campbell Lady Spartans
Determined, strong driver who uses the glass well ... did I mention that she's only in 7th grade? Above average size and athleticism who is a patient freethrower and a hungry and opportunistic inside defender. Can play any position on the floor as needed. Creative downhill game into the heart of the defense.
Anna Vereen - Class of 2023, Sprayberry Jr. Jackets
Long, shot blocking athlete with good ballhandling skills. Rarely leaves the game and has good basketball IQ. Willing passer. Eager to take advantage of mismatch opportunities offensively and defensively. Above average free thrower.
Sophia Gillimore - Class of 2023, North Paulding
Strong positioning rebounder, tough, willing and reliable defender. Does the dirty work for loose balls, box outs. Very good communicator and expressive, emotional leader. Offensively, uses the glass well inside.
Tianna Thompson - Class of 2024, Pebblebrook
A rangy, steady ballhandling distributor, with the capability to finish in traffic on a consistent basis using a good burst of speed. Penetrates deliberately and fearlessly with the ability to adjust, float, assist or use her height and midrange game all while keeping her head up to her advantage. Leadership skills aplenty in both 7th and 8th grade competition. Will get stronger and eventually will add range to an already nice 3 point shot.
Jada Bates - Class of 2024, McEachern
As the primary ballhandler Jada is a quick jumping, long armed defensive focused forward for her talented team. Good motor and good rebounding instincts. Hustles and stays in the mix for loose balls inside and outside of the paint. Not afraid to look for and aggressivley take the open 3 point attempt.
Alex Willis - Class of 2023, North Paulding
A strong athlete. Looks forward to defending in the paint. Good rebounding skills. Good basketball IQ. Needs to improve court speed and ballhandling.