Thursday, March 21, 2013

SA's Young Bigs: 2017's Mabry and Knight

Makala Mabry and Hannah Knight
While San Antonio has garnered national love by having some really good guards lately, local Bigs have yet to be considered Top 100 player in a national scale. 2017's Makala Mabry and Hannah Knight are on pace to possibly change that real soon.
Both of the 6'1 post players performed well at the SB Showcase and followed it up with impressive performances at the very competitive  Houston Elite Spring Fling last week. The 8th graders played up one grade and both still led their team to 3-0 record while averaging double doubles.
Of Mabry, one national scouting director wrote in an email to college coaches "mid to marginal high major D1-athletic-scores inside-can put on the floor-scores with reverse layup-steps out to . Another national service has Mabry rated as the #62 prospect in the country. Mabry is a combination of speed and power. She rebounds out of area extremely well, has good timing as a shot blocker and nice touch on her jumper.
Of Knight, the same national scout wrote, "mid to marginal high major D1-pretty athletic & strong-scores around the basket with L & R-works hard". The same national service that rated Mabry, slots Knight as the #78th best prospect in the country. Knight is a powerful force around the basket with a good range on her jump shot. She lives in Poth and will play for that legendary program. Though she will not play for recently retired Peggy Hosek, the HS legend will still be a huge part of her development.
The big question with young Bigs is how will they continue to develop? If Mabry and Knight continue to clean up their skill sets and remain focused, both kids will surely fulfill their considerable promise.