Basketball Wall Street: SayYesToSuccess Elite Showcase 2017
The 2nd annual 2017 SayYesToSuccess Elite Showcase took place January 14th-16th in New York City, in honor and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event showcased a very impressive collection of 32 public, private and parochial high school basketball programs from across the country including teams from Colorado, Virginia and Maryland. An inordinate amount of talented prospects participated in the event and performed at a very high level. All of the student-athletes, coaches and parents that attended the showcase were class personified and excellent in character. McDonald’s All American voting committee member Kevin Lynch also attended the event along with a bevy of Division one collegiate coaches.
Danielle Patterson 6’3″/SR
Lauren Hansen 5’8″/So
Mykea Gray 5’6″/SR
Celeste Taylor 5’11″/So
Kadaja Bailey 6’1″/JR
Danielle Cosgrove 6’4″/JR
Teisha Hyman 5’10″/So
Brianna Randolph 5’8″/So
Amani Free 5’11″/JR
Maddie Plank 5’10″/G/So
Alexa Kellner 6’2″/F/JR
Jordan Nixon 5’9″/JR
Imani Lewis 6’2″/JR
Caroline Lau 5’7″/7th
Jordan Mclemore 5’8″/JR
Jasmine White 6’3″/SR
Amani Ball 5’11″/SR
Madison Lowery 6’1″/JR
Julia Kelner 6’2″/SR
Reilly Campbell 6’1″/So
Kem Nwabudu 6’1″/JR
Rachel Stovall 6’3″/JR
Meg Hair 5’11″/JR
Bre Bellerand 5’10″/SR
Tsahai Corbie 5’8″/SR
Kayla Morris 6’3″/FR
Jamie Behar 6’2″/FR
Valena Hickerson 5’7″/SR
Francesca Belibi 6’1″/So
Zhaneia Thybulle 5’6″/JR
Mckenna Frank 5’8″/JR
Emma Werde 5’7″/JR
Dayiah Smith 5’6″/So
Valena Hickerson 5’7″/SR
Kacey Hamiln 5’8″/So
Delphina Sparks 5’8″/SR
The following prospects were evaluated by Basketball Wall Street:
Celeste Taylor 5’11″/W/So (Long Island Lutheran-Melville,NY)
Dynamic athlete with great leaping ability/Combination of explosiveness and skill/ High motor/ Elevates on her jump shot with a smooth follow through/High IQ.
Kadaja Bailey 6’0″/W/JR (St Mary’s-Manhasset,NY)
Slashing wing/ Excels in Transition/ Athletic/ Can score at the rim with both hands/ Impressive fluidity and guard skills/Committed to St John’s.
Brianna Randolph 5’7″/G/So (William Bryant HS- Long Island City,NY)
Physical combo guard/ Attacks gaps in the defense/ Crafty offensive game with a scorers mentality/ Strong dribbling skills.
Lauren Hansen 5’8″/G/So (Ward Melville HS-East Setauket,NY)
Creates Separation/knock down 3-pt shooter/ Great feel for the game/ Moxie, plays with passion/ Sharp ball handler and passer.
Danielle Cosgrove 6’4/F/JR (Sachem East HS-Farmingville,NY)
Elite post,pivot and counter moves/ Advanced footwork/ Polished face-up game/Innate shot blocker and defender/Versatile/ Strong perimeter shooter.
Maddie Plank 5’10″/G/So (Briarcliff HS-Briarcliff Manor,NY)
Shifty, attacking guard with a south-paw angle approach/ Excels in the open floor/ Clever hesitation and change of speed dribbles/Good IQ.
Rachel Stovall 6’3″/F/JR (TPLS Christian-Midlothian,VA)
Effective scorer on the box or from the high post/Knock down perimeter shooter/ Physical defender in the paint.
Caroline Lau 5’7″/G/7th (St Luke’s School-New Canaan,CT)
Dynamic ball handler & floor general/Advanced feel for the game/ Drive,draw and dish or kick ability/ Major D1 potential.
Jordan Nixon 5’9/G/JR (Mary Louis Academy-Jamaica,NY)
Control PG with elite skill-set/ deadly inside-out dribble maneuver/ Strong pull-up in the lane/ Ability to effectively produce in a half court set.
Teisha Hyman 5’10″/G/So (Woodlands HS-White Plains,NY)
Superlative skill-set/Great intangibles/Ideal size and length on the perimeter/Increased shooting range beyond the arc/ Strong rebounder from the guard position.
Francesca Belibi 6’1″/WF/So (Regis Jesuit HS-Aurora,CO)
Superb athlete/ Developing skill-set/ Runs the floor like a guard/ Plays above the rim and can dunk with ease/ Can score in the mid-range or inside through contact.
Amani Free 5’11/W/JR (Long Island Lutheran-Melville,NY)
Explosive and crafty wing/Very good finisher/ Rebounds her area exceptionally well/ Intelligent enough to use angled drives to the basket.
Danielle Patterson 6’3″/F/SR (Mary Louis Academy-Jamaica,NY)
Versatile and polished face-up forward/ Impacts a game on both ends of the floor/ Can score at a high rate from the wing,box or high-post areas/Committed to Notre Dame.
Kem Nwabudu 6’1″/F/JR (Elmont HS-Elmont,NY)
Effective and strong drive and finish forward prospect/ Gets to the free throw line/ Good run and jump ability/ Solid boxing out and rebounding skills.
Sydney Lowery 5’10″/WG/SR (St Luke’s School-New Canaan,CT)
High energy player with fluidity for a guard-wing/Can finish in traffic and
has the ability to make shots from variety of spots on the floor/Committed to Boston College.
Alexa Kellner 6’2/F/JR (Stamford HS-Stamford,CT)
Instinctive scorer with size/ Improved shooter with range out to the arc/ Strong frame/ Physical defender/ Active in the paint as a defender and rebounder.
Jordan McLemore 5’8″/G/JR (Immaculate Conception HS-Lodi,NJ)
Point guard with good quickness and a high IQ/Turns the offensive player as a defender/ Instinctive passer/ Effective ball handler and shooter.
Kayla Charles 6’2″/F/SR (William Bryant HS-Long Island City,NY)
Can turn and score inside/ Rebounds the basketball at the rim/ Strong defensive presence in the lane/ Good athlete with mobility.
Reilly Campbell 6’1/F/So (Loomis Chaffee School-Windsor,CT)
Smooth Southpaw approach/ Rebounds her area well/ Makes an impact with her Competitiveness/ Can finish with good touch around the basket.
Zhaneia Thybulle 5’6″/PG/JR (Elmont HS-Elmont,NY)
Jet quick PG/ Runs the offense in a half court set/ Elite end to end speed/ Can finish at a high rate in transition using good body control and touch.
Madison Lowery 6’1″/G/JR (TPLS Christian-Midlothian,VA)
Strong perimeter wing game/ Can shoot it from deep and put the ball on the floor/ Plays well without the basketball/ Mixes it up inside for rebounds.
Tsahai Corbie 5’8″/G/SR (South Shore HS-Brooklyn, NY)
Effective in catch & shoot situations/ Knock down 3-pt shooter/ Good ball handler/ Strong man-man and team defender/Committed to Coppin State.
Jamie Behar 6’2/WF/FR (Oceanside HS-Oceanside,NY)
Strong face-up and drive game/ Smooth shooting stroke with proper form/Size for position/ Can finish inside through contact/ Defends the paint well/ Major D1 potential.
Kayla Morris 6’3/F/FR (Monsignor Scanlan HS-Bronx,NY)
Elite Drop-Step and pivot moves in place/ Athletic and Mobile for a post prospect/ Plays well without the basketball/ Strong offensive rebounder/ Major D1 potential.
Marthe Guirand 6’3″/F/SR (Stamford HS-Stamford, CT)
High energy player in the paint/Committed to playing inside/ Defensive presence in the lane/ Can score inside/Good motor.
Kania Pollock 5’8/G/JR (Mary Louis Academy-Jamaica,NY)
Creative guard with good vision/ Drive draw and dish ability/ Solid ball handler that gets into the lane/ Good floater off the dribble.
Emma Werde 5’7″/G/JR (Regis Jesuit HS-Aurora,CO)
Effective in a half-court set/ Plays well within the offense/ Dribble drive and pull up/ Good passing skills.
Kalina Menard 5’6″/G/So (Immaculate Conception HS-Lodi,NJ)
Consistent 3-pt shooter/Very good in the open floor/ High intensity defender.
Meg Hair 5’11/G/JR (Jamesville DeWitt HS-Syracuse,NY)
Fundamentally sound/ Showed the ability to score with finesse/ Plays the passing lanes as a defender/ Solid catch and shoot ability.
Kaiya Burnett 5’6″/G/JR (Life Center Academy-Burlington,NJ)
Good catch and shoot ability/ Solid ball-fake and drive move/ Speedy in the open floor/ Competes on every play.