Posted On: 02/4/21 10:42 AM
Which freshmen across Georgia and making an immediate impact for their respective teams?
6-2 W Jada Bates Jada Bates 6'2" | SF Kennesaw Mountain | 2024 State GA – Kennesaw Mountain
Jada Bates Jada Bates 6'2" | SF Kennesaw Mountain | 2024 State GA has already left her mark on the Kennesaw Mountain program, scoring a school-record 33 points in a game. She’s a wiry wing that uses her length to gobble up steals in the press. Bates can finish at the rim with skill and create off the dribble. Jada scores at all three levels and doesn’t need much space to shoot from three.
5-10 W Yasmine Allen Yasmine Allen 5'10" | SF Forest Park | 2024 State GA – Forest Park
Yasmine Allen Yasmine Allen 5'10" | SF Forest Park | 2024 State GA can play nearly any position on the floor. She’s got a nice feel for the game. Allen can help run the offense and looks comfortable initiating things. She’s a quality outside shooter and can get to her spots in the mid-range. Allen’s length allows her to guard multiple positions.
A tough guard that has been thrown into the fire, Mekera Standridge Mekera Standridge 5'5" | PG Dacula | 2024 State GA has played well as Dacula’s primary ball handler and playmaker. Standridge can take bumps and still control the ball. She uses her body well when getting to the rim and can score on floaters over the defense.
5-11 PG Tianna Thompson Tianna Thompson 5'11" | PG Galloway | 2024 State GA – Galloway
Tianna Thompson Tianna Thompson 5'11" | PG Galloway | 2024 State GA is a premier prospect. She’s got great length and IQ from the point guard position. Thompson is a skillful playmaker that makes her teammates better with her great passing. Thompson is wiry, but has the functional strength to score through contact. Tianna is a triple-double threat with how she can rebound and defend.
Though she’s light in frame, Ava Watson is athletic and tough. She’s slippery when getting to the rim and uses her body to draw contact. Watson can play either on or off the ball. On-ball, she can serve as a playmaker and help get others involved. Off-ball, Watson is a very good three-point shooter. In Buford’s press, Watson is able to jump passing lanes. She plays with great poise.
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