By: George Courtney
This event does not disappoint as it is filled with top talent throughout each division. It is refreshing to see the level of talent that California has to offer. The games are exciting as many teams are competing at a high level to intrigue college coaches. Here is part three of the top peformers I observed:
Brooklyn Haywood 2026 5-9 Combo Guard Camas (WA)
Haywood is one of my favorite guards on the West Coast as she is extremely talented. A stout downhill combo guard with three level scoring ability. Haywood knows how to adjust to get her teammates involved if her shot isn’t dropping. Defensively she locks up on ball and slows opponents transition offense by running the floor and knowing how to defend multiple opponents to cause a bad possesion or to slow them down until help defense gets back. I ancitipate her recruitment to heat up into the late summer as I project her to be a high major prospect.
Ella Uriarte 2024 5-8 Point Guard Folsom (CA)
Uriarte is a solid point guard who’s game instantly grew on me. She has a tight handle, uses it to slice and dice through opposing defenses to finish at the rim, dish to open teammates or pull up from mid-range. I love her basketball IQ as she looks to make the right play at the right time on both ends of the floor. Another elite floor general who’s stock continues to rise.
Kamryn Mafua 2024 6-2 Forward Folsom(CA)
Mafua is a force inside as she is an active shot blocker and rebounder. She has a good motor with good footwork and coordination. I liked her ability to hit shots from mid and long range. Mafua has the versatility to play both the small forward and power forward positions at the next level. An elite combo forward that will make an impact at the next level (Cal commit).
Reagan Jamison 2024 6-1 Guard Camas (WA)
Jamison is a big guard that can play the both wing positions. She plays tough on both ends of the floor. I was impressed with her handles and three level scoring ability. Camas should be a deep playoff contender as Jamison will be one of the keys to their success this upcoming Winter.
Riley Sanz 2024 5-8 Shooting Guard Camas (WA)
Sanz impressed me with her reliability to hit shots from long range. She is probably the best catch-and-shoot guards that I have seen at this event. Sanz lit it up from deep converting 6 threes in the game against a tough Folsom team. I anticipate her stock to elevate especially for colleges looking for a long-range sniper.