Prime Event Texas Standouts – 17U

24′ G Rian ForestierSA Finest 3SSB / Brandeis (TX): Forestier is now the ‘vet’ on a strong SA Finest squad and she led by example with her play at both ends of the floor. Consistent perimeter shot-making, especially in the corners, contributed to reliable offensive production over the weekend. However, she was able to amplify her defensive impact with strong anticipation and heavy pressure on the way to help-side blocks and assuredly approaching double-digit steals..

24′ G Kennedy EvansProSkills EYBL / Braswell (TX): The Oklahoma State commit looked really comfortable shooting the ball all weekend. Repeatedly stretched the floor, several feet off the 3-line, and showed little difficulties in making those attempts count. Evans was also aggressive attacking downhill and drawing contact in the paint. Wherever her attempts were coming from, she looked confident and in a groove to knock them all down..

24′ C Jordan ThomasProSkills EYBL / Hebron (TX): Thomas did a great job holding down the paint for ProSkills. She read shots off the rim well and reacted quickly to 50:50 balls. She was difficult for opponents to move from her position and found herself frequently booking trips to the FT line. Thomas also ran the floor well and created transition scoring opportunities for herself staying attentive on the court..

Cy Fair EYBL’s 17U team features an utterly dangerous quartet of 2025 guards, not even mentioning the continued high-level play of Justice Carlton (Seven Lakes – TX) at both ends of the court. Ayla McDowell (Cy Springs – TX) and Aniya Foy (Cinco Ranch – TX) looked much more comfortable in space after making the move from 16U to 17U. Each were able to find rhythm coming off screens to nail pull-up jumpers before using that momentum to score in traffic and OTD. Aaliyah Chavez (Lubbock Monterey – TX) and recent addition Bella Hines (Eldorado – NM) are a relentless defensive duo with endless offensive upside. Hines was hitting from 3 in transition, the halfcourt and getting to the FT line. Chavez on the other hand did what she always does – make plays with her outstanding ball-handling and patience in moving defenders around. She looked in mid-season form knocking down floaters, stepping into 3s and seamlessly facilitating the ball to teammates..

25′ G Keziah LoftonTE Lady Jets 3SSB / Bethany (OK): The Sooners commit continued to produce heavily at both ends of the floor, after a return to familiar grounds. Lofton showed her skilled ball-handling repertoire to score OTD and was locked in scoring the ball in various ways. She continued to dominate with her length and touch around the rim that helped her win a recent state title..

25′ G Keeley ParksTeam Lex 3SSB / Norman (OK): Parks looked like her normal self stifling ball-handlers, scoring in transition and making plays OTD. However, she particularly excelled in scoring off the ball and utilizing screens to knockdown mid-range pull-ups. Being able to play next to another strong ball-handler seemed to really relax her shooting on the court and increased the efficiency with which she scored the ball..

25′ G Riley GrohmanTeam Lex 3SSB / Ned (TX): One of the most lethal perimeter threats at the event, Grohman knocked down 3-ball after 3-ball. Despite coming off the bench, she was ready to go and quickly found her rhythm from the corner and wing. On a team full of dangerous ball-handlers, she is an excellent compliment that efficiently maximized her opportunities. Add in her alert transition steals and her stock should tick up..

26′ G Bella FlemingsSA Finest 3SSB / Brennan (TX): A top-level scoring threat on the 16U 3SSB circuit last season, Flemings kicked off her first 17U campaign with much of the same production. She was electric from the perimeter, providing early and consistent buckets, and smoothly converted on her attempts without giving an ounce of attention to closing defenders. While her 3-ball did a lot of the ‘talking,’ it’s evident she can and will be a high-volume threat for this offense from any point on the floor..

26′ G Rieyan DeSouzeTeam Lex 3SSB / Desoto (TX): The Desoto guard was a real steadying force for her team on both ends of the floor. DeSouze provided persistent defensive pressure on the ball, turned guards repeatedly and forced them into mistakes by speeding up their pace. She ignited transition opportunities with her play repeatedly and was also able to see the floor well on the offensive end dishing the ball to players all over the floor..

27′ G Casey ChavezSA Hoops Elite ES / Connally MS (TX): Playing up 3 years did little to change Chavez’s ability to get downhill against defenses. Using both screens and her ball-handling repertoire to move defenses, she was patient and set up her drives carefully. She showed a composed ability to make plays in traffic and facilitate the ball in tight spaces..

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