Monday, September 12, 2011

Churchill Fall League Observations

Some quick quips about the first week of the Churchill Fall League:

- Brennan point guard Allysa Crockett(2013) looks good. Crockett is already considered one of the better players in the class of 2013 for the city and looks intent on putting in more work. Her constant attacking style will guarantee her multiple trips to the free throw line.

- John Jay is back! Jay looked very tough against a Reagan team that was missing UTSA commit, Sabrina Berry. Jay is loaded, again! Destiny Amezquita looks like she has fully recovered from the knee injury and has something to prove. Amezquita and her customary volleyball line range was on full display. Aleeya Harris(2013)looks ready for a breakout year and has added an improved skill set to her already impressive athletic ability. Raven "Rae Rae" Reyes(2012) played all of her 6'2 frame and also looks poised for a great senior year. Antania "T" Newton(2014) has a year of elite HS ball under her belt and teamed with Amezquita to form a potent back court. Don't sleep on "Moose" Leonard(2015). Her range and tenacity will earn her some minutes for the Mustangs.

- Johnson's Katie Burcham must be respected. The senior shooting guard can hit the open jumper well. She is also deceptively quick when slashing into the paint. Her ability to spread the defense helps Johnson's small ball attack.

- Another player that looked primed for a major breakout year is Reagan's Moriah Mack(2013). Mack looks to have sharpened up her handle and hit some impressive shots over bigger defenders yesterday. Mack is gonna be a problem for opposing defenders this season!

- Watch out for Judson sophomore Shameka Brown. The younger sister of Judson standout and former district New Comer of the Year, LB Brown(2013), Shameka has star written all over her. Shameka is still young in the game but her naturally ability and improving skill set had her doing some very impressive things yesterday.

- MacArthur guard Amy Saucedo showed that she is one of the better guards against full court pressure in the city. Her handle and habit of playing low makes her tough to stay in front of for defenders. Mac looks to have some young athletes in the pipeline that should make for a promising future.

- Chamaya Turner will lead the city in scoring this season. the all-everything guard for Canyon lost a lot of help from her play off team last season. Turner is too much a competitor not to go down swinging. She will lead the city in scoring if she is able defeat the nightly Box and 1's that she will surely face.