Posted On: 06/21/18 10:16 AM
Detroit, MI – The team camp and elite camp season is upon us. This is a time where players get to play with their high school and still get college exposure. For three days Wayne State hosted their annual shootout, which usually brings out some of the best talent in the state. Head coach Karen Lafata and staff kept that tradition alive. This year some new faces had big time performances.
New Faces 2019:
Soleil Barnes / 2019 guard (Southfield A&T) – Barnes is new to the state of Michigan. Soleil is committed to continue her education at the University of Toledo. Barnes, is as smooth of a basketball player that you will see in the state, with an elite level shooting touch. In a matchup with Mumford, she was able to handle the ball with constant ball pressure and get her shot off easily.
Tiaira Earnest /2019 Guard (Mumford) – Earnest is not a new face, she has been on the circuit in Michigan for years, and has been shooting at a high level for as many years. Tiaira Earnest, is easily a top 2 shooter in the PSL and she displayed that at Wayne State’s team camp. Earnest has added muscle to her frame and looks intriguing as a prospect with an effective handle and ability to finish at the rim.
New Faces 2020
Kayla Gray / 2020 Post (Wayne Memorial) – Gray showed some facets of her game that many haven’t seen. On Monday, she turned heads by showing her passing ability in the post and attacking the boards fearlessly. The 6’2 2020 prospect has a wide frame and a continuous motor. Many coaches believe that her recruiting is going to take off in July.
Hunter Conway / 2020 guard (Livonia Franklin) – Hunter Conway is one of the well kept secrets in Michigan. Recovering from a knee injury, she is picking up where she left off with her Frankin squad. Conway was able to to push the pace in transition and made every teammate on the floor much better. Conway also showed a lethal crossover package.
Monica Wilson / 2020 guard (Mumford) Monica was a perfect 3 and D guard in all Mumford’s games. Wilson made a living pressuring ball handlers and making it hard for the oppositions ball handler to set up offense. A prospect who runs the floor and knocks down the 3 point shot at a high percentage. There aren’t many slashers left in basketball but Wilson is a perfect example of a slasher, being very effective without the ball.