LBI Tournament Recap: Super Powers Classic
The 2017 Michigan Travel Season Kicked Off In Lansing, MI
Sadie Knee ’19 shot it well in transition and was very aggressive getting to the rim this past weekend in Lansing
Lansing, MI- Day 2 of the Super Power Classic was phenomenal and featured a lot of super talented under and upperclassmen. This was the first AAU tournament for most programs since high school basketball season is officially over. Now that we are entering the spring, a lot of players are preparing for the bigger stage, AAU travel ball!
The competition level was great! Some teams were playing up a bracket and winning against older teams, some games came down to the wire, and most teams jumped on teams early and won by 20+ points.
A few standout players on the court Sunday….
Sadie Knee 5’6” 2019 Guard Michigan Finest 15U (MI)
Knee is a tough aggressive guard. Standing at only 5’6”, she plays with the heart of a lion. She’s not afraid of contact at all and will get to the rim whenever she needs to get there. She will find a way either by making a move, or cutting towards the basket after the ball. One thing you don’t want to do, is leave her open. If she is open for the three, she will most definitely knock that shot down! What really stands about Sadie is that she plays hard every possession and very aggressively on the defensive end.
Jasmine Powell 5’6” 2019 Point Guard Michigan Crossover 15U (MI)
Powell is a quick guard who handles the ball very well under pressure. She can score in numerous ways. She has Kyrie Irving like handles, and can blow by her defender in a quick second if she’s not guarding her right away. She finds ways to penetrate through the gaps to score and to dish it out to an open teammate for a basket. Powell can always knock down the mid-range jumper and the occasional three point shot.
Kenzie Bowers 5’7” 2021 Guard West Michigan Drive 14U (MI)
Bowers is a smooth guard with handles and she can get to the rim and finish through contact. Her floor vision is great as she sees her teammates while penetrating to the basket and on the fast break. Bowers has a nice stroke from behind the 3-point arc and will knock down any shot. She’s right handed but always on the left side on the floor trying to make things happen.
Alyssa Geary 6’4” 2018 Center Illinois Lady Lightning (IL)
A tall post player who runs the floor well, she is especially good in the transition. Geary is also a rebounding machine! She holds the ball high, and doesn’t bring it down for smaller players to hit it out of her hands. She even showed some versatility as she stepped out of her comfort zone and shot a few three pointers. She’s a shot blocker and will block anything coming her way. She can finish on the pick and roll, and finish when the ball is coming off the rim.
Hannah Swider 5’10” 2018 Guard Illinois Lady Lightning (IL)
Swider is a flat-out shooter! She will stop and pop for a three; even in transition if she’s open she will knock it down. Her three point ability showed today in an impressive win over West Michigan Drive. She knocked down 5 triples and helped the post players rebound as well. She’s a fundamental player who plays by the rules.
Alyza Winston 5’6” 2019 Guard Michigan Crossover EYBL 16U (MI)
Winston is a crafty guard that creates space to get to the basket. Also, she can knock down the mid range jumper consistently and blow by her defender with her impressive speed. While driving the ball up the court, she’s as fast as Usain Bolt running in the 100 yard dash race. She has a high IQ and sees the court very well. She loves getting her teammates involved.
Damiya “Dee Dee” Hageman 5’6” 2021 Guard Michigan Crossover 14U (MI)
“Dee Dee” has a bright future ahead of her. This young flashy and shifty guard handles the ball very well which causes a problem for most teams because no one can stay in front of her. She also can pass the ball skillfully. She does all the necessary things to lead her team to victory. Her three point shot and mid range jumper are almost flawless as she hits those shots with great ease. If she keeps up this kind of play, she could possibly be the number one player in the state in the class of 2021. Her game reminds me of Tania Davis, a former Michigan Crossover player, and Miss Basketball winner in Michigan, 2015.
Story was written by LBInsider Michigan Evaluator Tre Tiggs follow him on twitter @LBI_TRE
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