When I talk to tournament and league directors, I hear a constant theme of despair: teams aren’t playing fall and summer like in years past. Despite this trend, several teams are converging at The Cage in Swartz Creek every Sunday in October. I got a chance to watch Flushing play a couple of games and came away impressed. This team was powered by the youngsters on Sunday. Flushing has been a Metro League powerhouse for years, something that looks to continue into the future with these talented youngsters.
The elder statesman of the group: she is a strong defender that loves lock down the opposing team’s best wing. Her defense off the ball is just as solid as her on-ball skills. She tends to score on hustle plays but possesses a good slashing game.
Once again, the diminutive sophomore, floor general hit a buzzer beater, a floater at the half; this marks the third event I have went to where Damaya has beaten the clock. Her handles are second to none, and she flashed some rebounding chops on the defensive end. She showcased a hesi-crossover that parted the defense like it was the Red Sea.
Alexis was one of the more disruptive defenders at the Cage last Sunday. In Flushing’s nightcap, she recorded nine steals. In addition to the steals, she forced her opponent into multiple errors. The sophomore had a nice smattering of plays that filled in all columns in the stat book.
Here is another sophomore that adds grit. She is a fun kid to watch due to the fire that she exudes on the court. She is a hustle kid that rebounds well and drives hard to the basket. She is a disruptive on ball defender and closes out well off the ball.
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