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LBI Event Recap: Tournament of Champions / Des Moines Session III Part 1 (Des Moines, IA)

By Steve Reynolds @LBI_Steve, 07/26/20, 5:15PM EDT


Des Moines, IA:  Nike Tournament of Champions Session III in Des Moines, IA  provided more high caliber action for fans and coaches to enjoy.  The teams and players did not disappoint those in attendance.  There were top-notch teams and nationally ranked players competing at a high level.  It wasn’t just the veterans turning heads though; the youngsters were also putting in work. The action was fierce and non-stop.  It was entertaining to watch these young ladies compete for the fans and college coaches. 


Audi Crooks 2023 | CY Select Wolves Green

Audi Crooks 2023 | CY Select Wolves Green
Audi Crooks is next! At 6’4,” she has a unique physique and athleticism. She seemingly caught and finished everything thrown to her as she was impossible to move off the block. The scariest thing about Crooks is that she can run. Even she’s just scratching the surface of her potential. I like this kid.

Madison Huhn 2022 | San Diego Relentless 17U
Huhn is a sharpshooter, and she can shoot it from anywhere on the court. Huhn netted six triples in the first half of a game she had on day 3 of the Nike TOC event. She also can post up like size guards and shows off excellent footwork in the paint. A joy to watch. 

Maddy Tillman 2021 | MI Crossover 
Tillman has a take no prisoners type of mentality. She is ultra physical in the paint and impossible to move. She created AND1 opportunities time and time again, and she was an absolute boss in the paint. 

Amiyah Reynolds 2023 | MI Crossover 
Amiyah saw her first action of the year on 17U, and she did not disappoint. Two things that stood out were the elevation on her 1 or 2 dribble pull-up (which she made over and over) and her ability to rebound amongst the trees from the perimeter. Look for Reynolds stock to rise nationally from the summer she’s put together. 

Sadie Maas 2024 | 360 Select 
Simply put, Maas makes plays. She’s crafty in her ability to make things happen when going downhill. She has a good touch around the rim with her floater and other shots she can make from multiple angles. Very good floor general for 360 Select. 

Kioyko Proctor 2025 | MO Phenom 14U
Proctor is a jitterbug on both ends of the court in that she’s hard to beat off the dribble on defense and knows got to use her quickness and handle to get to the spot she wants to on the offensive end. Her floater is beautiful and is just growth and development away from being a top PG in the 2025 class. 

Mallory Heyer 2022 | MN Fury 2022 UAA
Mallory Heyer can flat out shoot it. Her soft touch and tight rotation where on full display at Nike TOC in Iowa. Heyer has a quick release from deep and the ability to elevate and shoot the midrange. MN Fury moves her around a lot, so she was hard to find and got loose for several jump shots. This high major talent is lethal.

Avery Bang 2022 | CBC GUAA 17U
Avery bangs on the inside and is a force. She showed the ability to score from the top of the key and high post as well. She’s tough to deal with as she was able to finish with either hand around the basket, including a nice turn around jumper off a move with her back to the basket. 

Audrey Deptula 2023  | WI Flight 9th UAA 
Audrey is a player. She scored at all three levels featuring a pull-up in the lane for multiple baskets. First step is elite and sets her up to get whatever she wants on the offensive end. 

Savannah White 2022 | FBC North National 21
I think Savannah White has some real potential. Don’t get me wrong, she’s effective now, but her physical gifts and versatility could position her to turn a lot of heads this summer. She defends multiple positions, and when she’s aggressive, she was able to go through and over the top of her opponents. 

Kiani Lockett 2022 | FBC North National 21
Kiani has what I call a “sneaky” game. She has sneaky speed, sneaky handles, and an ability to sneak up on you and bite like a rattlesnake. Shes a microwave and she can heat up quickly. Saw her make a three, get an AND1, and make a floater during a crucial time in the game. She's competitive too. There is no back down in this kid. 


Beatrice Culliton 2022 | MO Phenom Sug
Culliton is just flat out good. One of the most sound bigs in the building. This is how most of her time on the court went:

  • Deep post position, catch, drop step, score
  • Run the floor, catch, score
  • Seal, catch, score 
  • Pick, roll, catch, score

Jordan Jackson 2022 | MO Phenom Sug
I love versatility on both ends of the floor, and Jordan Jackson has it. She can guard multiple positions and score in various facets of the game. She has a high motor and is engaged all the time. MO Phenom was 6-0 before I left, and Jackson was an instrumental part of that success.

Jada Williams 2023 | MO Phenom Sug
Williams is a household name. Literally couldn’t even walk around HyVee Hall without stopping for an autograph or pic for the ‘Gram.  But she handles it all in stride while still making sure she’s effective in the court. Williams has a big-time basketball IQ and leverages that to make her teammates better. She’s impossible to guard off her hesitation and has all kinds of sauce in her ability to finish and create for others. She’s a winner!

Adalyn Koelling 2024 | Missouri Phenom Columbia 16U 
Kids who are seemingly tucked away on older teams get looked over from time to time, so consider this a warning: don’t overlook Adalyn Koelling! She’s already contributing at the 16U level with her physical nature and versatility. I like that she’s hard-nosed and makes an impact on the game I'm more areas than just scoring. I’m really intrigued by this kids potential, and college coaches should be too. 

Bella Swedlund 2022 | South Dakota Attack 16U
The arm sleeved one is very, very good and seems to enjoy the game. Swedlund is the leader on the South Dakota Attack team, and when she’s going, SD Attack is hard to beat. She shoots well from deep. She also kept teams off balance by keeping her teammates involved as well. She mentioned, “her recruiting is picking up as of late as she has six offers as of Saturday. That will change. 

Addison Klosterbuer 2023 | SD Attack 15U
After a step-back three off of a nifty move off the dribble, I mumbled “Swaggy Addy” to my self. This kid has all sort of moxy and a lot of tools on her bag. Addy is hard to guard and is adept at getting her shot off. 

Aaliyah Smith 2022 | WI Elite
Aaliyah Smith is a playmaker that you can’t stop from getting to the rim. She has great court presence and is seemingly involved in every play. She put so much pressure on the defense with her ability to create for herself and others. 

Greta Kampschroeder 2021 | Midwest Elite EYBL (Oregon State) 
Greta is GOOD. I mean, I’ve seen her three times this year, and she’s been unbelievable EVERYTIME. Definitely the most consistent player I’ve seen all summer. She scored from all over the court and is a marksman from 3 point range. She proved why she is one of the top 2021 prospects in the country.