Nike Girls EYBL session one tipped off in Hampton, VA this past weekend at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Here are GetMeRecruited’s top 5 players based on observations from Sunday’s slate of contests.
Samantha Brunelle, Fairfax Stars 2019
There is probably nothing about Brunelle, the number one player in ESPN’s class of 2019 rankings, that hasn’t already been stated. This weekend, Brunelle’s overall skill set was on display. While freshman teammate Azzi Fudd was clearly the team’s number one option on offense, Brunelle was in distributor mode this weekend. The Notre Dame commit has a smooth jumper that she is comfortable letting go from the perimeter. Brunelle is a primitive stretch-four in the modern game. Along with Fudd, Fairfax will be incredibly tough to stop on the offensive end this summer.
Azzi Fudd, Fairfax Stars 2021
Coming into this weekend, the nation’s top freshman had developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the players to watch on the circuit this summer. Fudd was efficient against Team Takeover in the 17u Platinum division final, going 7 of 12 from the field, including a pair of triples, as Fairfax took home a 63-56 win. Equally impressive was Fudd’s 10 for 11 performance from the free-throw line. The freshman knows exactly how to pick her spots on offense. Fudd also tallied 29 points in the Stars’ win against Iowa Attack and top-ranked class of 2020 prospect Caitlin Clark. Already holding substantial recruiting interest heading into her freshman campaign, Fudd is a prospect that will surely be a hot name in the recruiting circles this summer.
Ashley Owusu, BWSL 2019
Prior to suffering an injury late in BWSL’s loss to the NJ Sparks, Owusu was showing why she’s one of the top class of 2019 prospects in the country, displaying an individual skill set that will assuredly translate to the next level. Playing on a BWSL team with a point guard in Jada Walker (2021) who can slide over to the shooting guard position, Owusu’s playmaking abilities were on display against the Sparks, finishing with five assists. The 5-foot-9 guard is an extremely tough cover one-on-one. Owusu, a University of Maryland commit, can also knock down shots from all over the court, although she was off from behind the arc against the Sparks. Owusu will certainly be one of the top players on the circuit this summer.
Angel Reese, Team Takeover 2020
Reese, has incredible size and used it well in Takeover’s loss to the Fairfax Stars, finishing with 23 points and nine rebounds. One of the top-ranked sophomores in the country, she nearly led Takeover to a late comeback after falling behind by double digits at the half. Reese, ranked 11th in the country by ESPN, totaled 31 points and 31 rebounds in Takeover’s wins over Colorado Premier and Team Elite.
Michelle Sidor, NJ Sparks 2019
Sidor finished as the game’s leading scorer with 23 points in the Sparks’ win over BWSL. Sidor knocked down a trio of long range shots as the Sparks stayed within the striking distance in the second half. Sidor is a tough guard that can score in a variety of ways, but namely from the perimeter. The 5-foot-7 guard can really stroke it from deep. A three-star recruit by ESPN, Sidor has already committed to Michigan.
Other players to note:
Jada Boyd, BWSL 2019
Mir McClean, Team Takeover
Mariah Perez, NJ Sparks 2019
Kaelynn Satterfield, NJ Sparks