By: George Courtney
The 2023 Girls Cali Live tipped off at the Roebbelen Center in Rosedale, California. The event drew in 120 teams and numerous college coaches. The gym was packed with talent which made it an exciting event. Here are some of the prospects who caught my attention part 1:
Dulci Vail 2025 6-1 Wing Acalanes (CA)
Vail is a downhill slashing wing. She is impressive as she can guard the perimeter and is tough enough to defend the paint. Vail does a great job in cleaning the glass on both ends of the floor. Her most intriguing attribute is her ability to hit the mid range jumper. Her game is continuing to grow on me as I was able to scout her at the Nike TOC this past winter. I expect her recruiting stock should continue to skyrocket into the late summer.
Karyss “KK” Lacanlale 2025 5-6 Point Guard Acalanes (CA)
One of my favorite floor generals on the West Coast. Lacanlale is a sleeper prospect who will be waking up college coaches, so I advise coaches to invest in this young lady as I expect her to be a hot commodity for colleges needing an elite floor general. Lacanlale runs the floor hard and looks to compete on every possession. A crafty ball handler, Lacanlale can break down defenders then penetrate into the lane to finish or distribute to open teammates. She impressed me with her ability to finish through contact and score at all three levels. A floor general with an extremely high IQ for the game.
Mahogany Chandler-Roberts 2024 6-3 Guard Benson Tech (OR)
Chandler-Roberts wowed me with her individual performances in both games I watched her. A big guard, Chandler-Roberts utilizes her strength, size, and athleticism to bully her way to the rim. She is strong and tough enough to guard the inside, and versatile enough to play the perimeter. I anticipate more mid and high major schools to add to the list of her current offers. Chandler-Roberts has great upside and has the tools to be a future WNBA lottery pick with continued development.
Mauriana Hashemian-Orr 2024 5-7 Combo Guard Benson Tech (OR) Hashemian-Orr is refreshing to watch because she has a solid motor and athletic ability. I like how she plays fearlessly and competes relentlessly on both sides of the ball. Her athleticism and will power makes her a phenomenal defender. Offensively, she is a three-level scorer, dictates tempo and flow of the game. I anticipate Hashemian-Orr having a fantastic senior campaign and helping her team become a state tournament contender in Oregon.