Check out a few of D2’s finest!
Maya Auger, 5’8 G – North Country Class of 2024
I have to say, Maya has really upped her game over the summer and fall. Auger has become a certified threat offensively, displaying an ability to break defenders down with shifty hesitations and crossovers, opening up her ability to get to the cup or hit the jumper if the defense gives space. Moreover, Maya can make plays for others, seeing cuts and passing windows open up and hitting teammates with timely passes. Defensively savvy, Maya holds her own with good anticipation, quick feet, and a sense of how to send opponents into tough spaces. I’m excited to see how her winter unfolds.
Brooke’lyn Robinson, 5’6 G – Lyndon Institute Class of 2024
Hyper efficient, Brooke’lyn Robinson has shown her offensive prowess the last few times I saw her. Brooke’lyn plays the game wisely, making high IQ decisions, rarely forcing anything, and making sure everyone gets involved on the offensive end. She moves incredibly intuitively off the ball, finding space with crafty cuts and heady misdirection, opening up jumpers and drives to the basket and finishing at a high clip. Furthermore, her effort and hustle are a constant, game in and game out. She’s scrappy defensively with quick feet and in constant pursuit of 50/50 balls, bringing home extra possessions. Brooke’lyn is Ms. Consistent; you always know what you’re going to get.
Sabine Brueck, 5’8 G – North Country Class of 2025
Not a lot of players have that extra gear like Sabine does. Brueck has really nice acceleration, especially in the open floor, and can burn defenders in transition or hunt the ball down if transitioning on defense. Moreover, Sabine rebounds exceptionally well for her size, boxing out and anticipating where the ball will come off, pursuing the rock and running the floor. Long and athletic with the will to compete, Sabine hawks the ball with quick feet and active hands. A true open court treasure and hustle player.
Louisa Painter, 5’10 W – Mt. Abraham Union High School Class of 2025
Louisa is one who can affect the game in ways that don’t always show up in the box score. She’s a savvy defender, especially in help position, and a high IQ player. Painter slides into help well and rotates swiftly when the defense begins to scramble. On the offensive end, Louisa finds little gaps in the defense with sly cuts, or she’ll screen for teammates, knowing she’ll likely be open with a seal and cut to the rim or a pop out to the perimeter. Louisa has a good feel of the game, uses the fundamentals intuitively, and has an even keeled demeanor.
Eloise Liley, 5’8 W – Harwood Union High School Class of 2025
Eloise plays hard, there are no two ways about it. Liley has a strong frame, active hands, and a pursuit of the ball that not many match. Liley is a savvy defender, capable of switching onto most anyone and holding her own, for her work ethic and will make her a tough match up. She cuts off driving lanes with anticipation and physicality, boxes hard on rebounds, and tracks down 50/50 balls with pure effort. Offensively, she brings the same mentality. Eloise fills it up around the rim due to her ball security, patience and strength. Lastly, she has a good sense of off-ball movement and spacing. Always a joy to watch Eloise play.
Bella Schultz-Mitchell, 5’9 W – Enosburg High School Class of 2025
With Bella, we have someone with solid fundamentals and a winning attitude. Schultz-Mitchell has clean footwork, especially around the post, which opens up the interior for crafty finishes and post feeds to forwards or cutters. Bella hustles hard too, tracking down offensive rebounds and securing second chance opportunities. Defensively, Bella is a physical presence who plays straight up, rarely gambling and making life tough on opponents with active hands, leaving them with no easy way out. I’m excited to see where Bella takes her game this winter.