Noblesville, IN: The older I get and the more I travel, I’ve really come to appreciate the more intimate settings at the grassroots level. Natalie Morse and the USA Girls Basketball camp crew provided a great platform for young athletes to get a taste of what is coming next. The camp began with introductions, skills, and drills, and a heart felt plea to campers from Morse and a few trainers/helpers to own their self-talk and stay confident. In that vein, here are a few kids that allowed their confidence to help them shine.
2025 Meredith Tippner | Noblesville
From the very beginning, Tippner seemed to be on a mission. She was tough to handle when she got her momentum going to the basket. Tippner features a spin move off the dribble that was unstoppable. She also showed off her ability to finish around the rim and knock down the open three.
2025 Addison Baxter | Columbia City
Addison Baxter has major skills. She’s a three-level scorer and has surprising shiftiness. She does a lot of things well on both ends of the court and that’s why she caught my eye as she featured one of the best motors at the event.
2025 Ryiah Wilson | South Bend Washington
Wilson was a terror on the ball as she is rattlesnake quick. She has a big-time motor and a nose for the ball on defense. She made a living in transition while managing to be effective in the half-court setting as a facilitator and scorer when her team needed it. Wilson is improving from month to month and has to be considered one of the best young defensive PGs in the state.
2025 Monique Mitchell | Concord
Today was a coming-out party for Monique Mitchell. Her relentlessness was jaw-dropping as she had the sidelines buzzing with her rim attacks and ability to finish at the rim. Mitchell has a strength and speed combo that was unmatched. Her ability to get into the seems of the defense and finish at the rim is elite. Mitchell offers defensive versatility as well as she’s about 6’0” tall abs able to guard in the interior as well as the perimeter. You could argue no one did more for her stock than Mitchell.
2026 Bre Morgan | Hamilton Southeastern
Morgan made an impact in many facets of the game. She knocked down midrange jumpers. She’s long and she used that length to block shots and rebound out of position. She moves like she’s still going to grow and has a lot of physical maturing to do...which is SCARY!
2025 Kira Reynolds | South Bend Washington
Kira was easily the most gifted player in the gym. The impact she makes at 6’3” on both ends of the court is special. She blocks shots and leads the break effectively. She guards in the perimeter and interior equally well. She canned a rhythm three, then on the next possession, finished a basket off an offensive rebound. Reynolds was a force!
2025 Joycelyn Marshall | New Palestine
Marshall is long, long, long! She slashes and delivers at the rim off of her deceptively quick first step. She showed some real depth to her game on the offensive end as she was able to create opportunities for herself to score off the dribble and moving off the ball. Her basketball IQ is beyond her years as Marshall is definitely one to keep an eye on.
2026 KK Holman | Hamilton Southeastern
KK is quick and plays with great energy. She’s great on the ball and seems to be around every loose ball opportunity. I love how she is already seeking contact on her drives to the basket especially in transition. Most everyone she matched up with was bigger than her but her speed and ability to change speeds really helped her keep defenders off balance. This young lady is fearless!