The first-ever Elite 60 Girls Showcase was packed with talent from all across Hampton Roads and beyond. Here is a look at some of our top performers from the event:
Camp MVP: Lauren Priester, BWSL-Wilson
Scout’s take: If there was a MVP of the camp Priester would have likely ran away with the award. The class of 2026 prospect was the top performing guard for the Futures Division. Priester is a blur in the open court, routinely beating defenders down court for a layup or dish to a teammate. Also showed the ability to knock down the open jumper. Even with a slender build she is not afraid to mix it up in the paint. Priester is a prospect that we will certainly keep an eye on as she transitions to the high school ranks.
Player comparison: Chanette Hicks, Maury High School
Mariana Burns-James, Kempsville High School
Scout’s take: Burns-James continued to show the scoring ability that has allowed the Chiefs to become of the top schools in the Beach District in recent years. Was able to pick her spots during the event. Also showed some play making ability. Could be a nice pickup for college coaching staff in 2022.
Player comparison: N/A
Destini Collins, YKS Lady Bulldogs
Scout’s take: Loved the versatility of Collins, especially on the defensive end. Showed some wing ability to go along with her standout play in the post. Ran the floor exceptionally well during team competition.
Player comparison: Xaria Wiggins, Princess Anne High School
Maya Dailey, Lady PUSH
Another talented guard that was in attack mode all camp. Coaches in attendance raves about Dailey’s motor and willingness to compete. Also showed the ability to play both guards spots but really flourished in the lead guard role.
Player comparison: LeAsia Foreman, Norview High School
Timani Harris, Team Takeover
Scout’s take: Harris has all the tools of a future three-level scorer in high school. Can knock it down effortlessly well behind the high school line. Unlike a lot of kids who play a selfish brand of basketball during camp settings, Harris didn’t hunt her shot at all. Moved well without the ball.
Player comparison: Gadiva Hubbard, Princess Anne High School
Jizelle James, Lady PUSH
James is another tough competitor from the Lady PUSH camp. A player that coaches mentioned as a “glue” player that does a little bit of everything for her team.
Player comparison: Jordan Poole, Lake Taylor High School
Asia Keels, BWSL
Keels is a traditional point guard in every sense of the term. Did a good job of allowing the game to come to her instead of forcing the action. Was able to get into the lane to create opportunities for teammates on multiple occasions.
Player comparison: Brianna Autrey, Nansemond River High School
Kennedi Young, BWSL-Lady Neptunes
If there was an All-Energy team for the event Young would have been the most voted member of that team. She was all over the place during competition, leading the entire camp in rebounding. Like Collins, Young also showed her versatility to float between the paint and wing on several offensive possessions even leading a few fast break opportunities. But as of now Young looks much more comfortable in the painted area. Already on the radar, we expect Young to raise her stock during the AAU season.
Player comparison: Amesha Miller, Kings Fork High School