Posted On: 07/29/19 4:25 PM
The AAU season is winding down and this past week, Cal Storm, one of the top girls AAU programs in the country hosted their Grand Finale event at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA.
It was a two-day event from July 24-25. I was able to attend the event on July 25 and there was plenty of top talent on display. There were teams and players from different regions, but I focused mainly on the more local Southern California talent.
Having a top playmaker is key to a successful team, and here’s a look at some of the top SoCal facilitators that I saw.
1. Samantha Henley – Ventura 2020
Henley is a very solid point guard. She has great court instincts and is solid with the ball in her hands. She sees the floor well, especially in transition. She’s always looking for her teammates and looking to make not only the right pass, but the right play. Her shooting ability helps to draw defenders and thus enable her to find an open teammate. She’s also pretty adept at crashing the boards and getting a defensive rebound to start a fast break. Good outlet passer.
2. Kaitlyn Chen