Posted On: 05/4/19 8:02 PM

Two Pacific Northwest programs sent teams down to the Heart of Texas event put on by Premier Basketball Report. The Northwest Blazers and Northwest Greyhounds both have a good amount of young talent that is up and coming. It is still very early in the recruitment stages for these girls, but each of these prospects are worth knowing about now!

2022/2023 Heart of Texas Standouts:

2023 5’9 PG Mjracle Sheppard (NW Blazers Sparks) – One of the country’s most explosive guards was on full display in the Heart of Texas. Mjracle has the interest of major college programs due to her ball handling, aggressiveness and defensive ability. Mjracle has been on visits to Washington area schools, but her recruitment is just heating up. She picked up the interest of some east coast schools this weekend as well.

2022 5’10 SG Zahirah Walton (NW Greyhounds Black) – Division 1 athlete with good ball skills on the perimeter. Has a fluid way about her game. Very good in the open floor and will be a tough guard once she puts it all together.

2023 5’9 G Nikole Thomas (NW Blazers Sparks) – Nikole had a strong showing this weekend. The lefty guard is very bouncy and her jumper is improving. The thing that stood out the most this last weekend was her on ball defense, specifically in transition.

2023 5’6 G Malia Samuels (NW Greyhounds Black) – Smaller guard with big game. She is physical and plays with good tempo on offense. Her 3 ball has really improved over the course of the last year and that will suit her well as she moves into high school.

2022 6’0 SF Jadyn Watts (NW Blazers Sparks) – Naturally gifted athlete and daughter of former UW standout Donald Watts. Jadyn has a smooth shooting stroke and is comfortable shooting the long range shot. She has great length on defense, to go along with a Division 1 frame. She is new to the circuit, but her ceiling is high.