The 2014 Miami Suns Girls Basketball tryouts brought out some of the best middle school and high school girls basketball talent in the South Florida region. Familiar faces were among the many new ones at last weekend’s 2-day showcase held at the JCC in Davie, FL and American High School in Miami, FL.
The Suns Middle School crop had an impressive showing. 2020 shooting guards, Maurissa Edwards and Mia Jones along with 2019 Forward Tamaya Troup-Bishop all had great workouts. Other middle school standouts include 2020 point guard Bella LaChance, Jaiyah Smith and Toniyah Washington.
The High School group of the Suns Girls Basketball program also had lots of impressive workouts from familiar names. 2016’s Ashley Saintgene dominated the paint while other 2016’s Taylor Wagner and Mikiah Harrigan hit a growth spur and looked to be in midseason form. Jacaira “Iggy” Allen, Nailah Delinois and Destiny Frazier were also 2016’s that had impressive workouts as well. 2017’s Kat Williams and Sydni Donovan both looked active on the offensive and defensive sides of the floor and look to have a breakout summer in 2014. With great high school seasons under their belts on 2014, class of 2015’s Annette Dukes, Jade Wyatt and Ogechi Anyagaligbe are looking to lead the program and have a big summer. Another 2015 that is ready to contribute this summer after an injury-plagued 2013 is Crystal Primm. Crystal is undoubtedly one of the top recruits at her position in her class and is coming off a great high school season. Primm is back with the Suns this summer and is looking better than ever.
Dan Olson, director of ESPNW Hoopgurlz and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report was among the spectators evaluating the talent at the Miami Suns Girls Basketball Tryouts. He had the following to say about some of the standouts last weekend:
“Jacaria Allen brings and explosive big-guard game. With a developing perimeter game advancing to the arc, Allen relies on the dribble-drive, attacking the rim.” A relative unknown with off-the-charts potential.
“An ultra-athletic combo-guard with range to the arc, Warthen handles and manufactures in a mid-range game.”
“A super-forward in the making!” “Cowart has great hands, finishes around the rim with either hand and is great in transition.”
“Hall is among the smoothest floor-leaders in her class, bringing a solid handle vs. pressure and a consistent jump shot to the arc. Among the premier guards the nation.”
“Primm seems to have re-arrived from an injury plagued year of 2013. An explosive, big-guard game, smooth off the bounce, a complete package with next level capabilities.”
Dan Olson is owner and director of the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and also director for espnW Hoopgurlz. He can be reached at www.girlsbasketballreport.com
Stay tuned to MiamiSunsBasketball.org for Official Suns roster which will be posted at the conclusion of the week.