WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are just some things one can come to expect this time of year, signs of the season if you may.
It’s getting dark earlier. The leaves have vacated their trees. Bright, flashing holiday lights and huge inflatables have returned to front yards, and Cyber Monday sales have reached deep into our pockets already. And just for good measure, the season’s first snow storm made an appearance that created havoc with games on our agenda last weekend.
Of course that stop was in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 rendition of the She Got Game Classic. It’s a pre-holiday East coast girls basketball tradition, and not even that little bit of wintry weather could get Mother Nature a stop!
Teams from 16 states, D.C., as well as Canada and Australia gathered in the Nation’s Capital this year. While the weather had us awaiting schedule changes and road conditions the forecast of great basketball action was never in doubt.
Follow the link below to our initial coverage from earlier this week featuring over 40 athletes.
And of course, with so many teams and games going on at schools all over the DMV we go into overtime and bring you another round of players who proved that “She’s Got More Game”. This group is all underclassmen.
Isaline Alexander – 2021 – 6-2 – Forward – Markham Prep – Has the look with those long limbs…Makes herself a big target in different areas of the post…Can already handle it well enough to face up and drive out of the high post or short corner…Stroke looks good from the foul line, so room to grow her jump shot quickly…Big potential as a freshman
Janayshia Brown – 2020 – 6-1 – Guard/Forward – Peddie School – Long, versatile player…Good offensive skill set…Has the handles to drive from the perimeter or bring the ball up herself…Will work in the post to a degree…Faces up and drives from the wing and high post…Hits the three pointer
Jasha Clinton – 2020 – 5-6 – Point Guard – Princess Anne – Appears to have grown…Addition to frame only making her more dangerous at the point…Using her voice to lead…Showed good on ball defense against elite competition…Jumper is still compact…Finding the bottom of the net off the bounce…Explosive…Next level gear is being utilized frequently
Maya Cwalina – 2021 – 6-2 – Forward – Archbishop Molloy – Long limbs and great size pairs with mobility…Active in the screen and roll game…Still young and learning but lots of basketball ahead…Game will grow as she gets stronger
Mackenzie Daleba – 2020 – 6-0 – Forward – Cathedral – Strong frame and physicality are eye catchers…Vocal on D…Hit the 15 footer off the bounce…Posts hard…Sits down and keeps her feet active…Continued development on the offensive side will only help
Tori Hall – 2019 – 5-10 – Guard – Archbishop Molloy – If you like guards with a scorer’s mentality, she’s for you…Strong build…Scores at all levels…Utilizes the jab…Has a nice, long stride…Likes to live in the mid range
Alexi Hempe – 2019 – 6-0 – Guard/Forward – TPLS Christian Academy — Continues to show ability to score at all levels…Worker on both sides of the ball…Hits the jumper off the catch…Effective off the bounce as well
Anna Hovis – 2019 – 6-0 – Forward – Bishop O’Connell – Blue collar forward…Has some guard skills to go along…Will drive from the wing and high post…Works efficiently in the pick and roll game…Solid athletically…Good first step for her size and position
Tineya Hylton – 2021 – 5’6 – Point Guard/Guard – Vaughan Prep – Lots to like…Young combo guard…Hit multiple treys…Speed and quickness…Plays well on both sides…Has another gear in there offensively…Handles are more than adequate to play the point long term…Set up to take off sooner or later
Fatima Lee – 2019 – 5-7 – Guard – Putnam Science Academy – Smooth driver…Super athletic…Glides through the air…Nice, long crossover…Good first step…Jumper has continued to develop…Hit the three and mid range off the bounce…Can make some things happen on defense as well
Brynn Masikewich – 2019 – 6-1 – Forward – Lincoln Prep – Has that “4” player build…Great combination of ball skills and strength…Likes to face up and attack the rack…Three point range…Double digit rebounder
Lucy Olsen – 2021 – 5-7 – Point Guard/Guard – Spring Ford – Freshman starter…Playing a ton of point guard…Good understanding and above average ball handler…Hit some nice, contested shots in the mid range…IQ is beyond her years
Paige Price – 2021 – 6-0 – Guard – Basketball Victoria — Skilled, tall and strong at the off guard spot…Put on a shooting display…Hit 8 long balls in a competitive game…Can handle it and pass…Built like a “4” but a wing guard all the way
Jordan Tuff – 2019 – 5-6 – Point Guard/Guard – West Ridge Academy — Caught some eyes…Does a little bit of everything…Handles it, drives it, shoots it from deep…Has a strong build…Experiencing a nice high school season thus far