TN Xtreme-Starz showcase the best talent in east Tennessee
2016 G Kaleigh Clemons
Orlando,FL- Despite the constant rain and blistering humidity outside Disney’s ESPN Wild World of Sports complex in Orlando, conditions inside were perfect to showcase some of the top girl’s basketball talent in the nation. 62 teams from 8th grade to rising seniors take the stage to impress NCAA college coaches in hopes to get any attention they can to start out the 2015 July evaluation period. Within these teams are some heavily decorated/highly recruited prospects from the volunteer state that definitely turned some heads at the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando, FL. Here is what we learned.
5’9 G Jutoryia Willis (AL So Starz) Very long and athletic with great size and nice shooting range. The future is bright for Jutoreyia with the work ethic she has, combined with her physical attributes should one day translate to a Div. 1 scholarship. She is as advertised.
5’11 G Jasmine Massengil (TN Xtreme) A point guard standing at almost 6ft tall is almost sure to play at the next level, especially one with a 5 ½-6ft wingspan, great defensive skillset, and unbelievable shooting range from beyond the arc. Her most noticeable trait however was her leadership ability as we noticed her rallying her teammates.
5’10 G Tamya Long (AL So Starz)Coming off an injury it was easy to see why Tamya was so heavily touted as a freshman and sophomore. She Has outstanding athletic ability, nice length, strength, and ball handling skills and if needed could play any position on the floor. Tamya is set for a big return this July.
6’2 Elizabeth Balogun (TN Xtreme) Already receiving offers from D1 schools such as MTSU and WKU, Elizabeth is a sure fire can’t miss prospect. Plays the 2 spot exceptionally well, loves to shoot off the dribble, and fires the long ball with great accuracy. Can play all 5 positions on the floor effectively, and is also a great shot blocker.
5’9 Amber Hunt (TN Xtreme) Perhaps the most undervalued on her team, definitely the most deceiving player coach Hunt has, creates mismatches with her size, speed and shooting ability. Will post up smaller guards and take post players off the dribble. Witnessed her play 3 games in a day and not waiver a bit, A true gem in this class.
5’4 G Jamee Ward (TN Xtreme) Small, shifty and probably the fastest guard in the entire showcase. Jamee is a scoring guard that has the ability to shoot with defender in her face, and can also penetrate effectively. She has risen her stock dramatically since joining Harris and an already elite backcourt she will be a steal at the next level for a school.
5’5 G Kaleigh Clemons (AL So Starz) Not enough can be said about her toughness and desire to win as a basketball player. Already verbally committed to Vanderbilt, coach Balcomb is getting a very physical, athletic lefty who sees the floor exceptionally well. It should be noted that she has improved her shooting ability dramatically, which will take her far in the SEC.
5’5 G Akia Harris (TN Xtreme) If there was an MVP in this tournament it might just be a no brainer for Harris, who in the semifinal game down 1 with 10 secs left beats a press and took the ball the length of the court to score to put her team up by 1 for the win. (who eventually went on to win the championship) Harris simply has the uncanny ability to make those around her better. She is one of the best playmakers on the market, we predict she will be “off” the market by August.
5’10 Shawnia Anderson Shawnia is an undersized post player physically, but her game is much bigger than that. She has a solid frame and uses her body very well. She brings a “nastiness” to the inside and is a brusier on the boards, she along with 6’1 Maddie Wright, 5’10 Crystal Ealey ability to control the glass was key in the championship game.
SHOUTS OUT TO THE 2016 TN XTREME AAU SUPER SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS! #changethegame
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