Saline, MI: The Main Event made its way to southeast Michigan, and the smorgasbord of players was everything a hoop head could ask for. Listed below are a few players that caught my eye.
Cali Gregory Guard | Always 100 Paul
Cali is a long smooth guard that did a great job of running the show, making plays off the bounce, knocking down the jumper, and making the right play in transition. She is a very valuable piece that provides a ton of versatility to a very strong 100 squad.
Victoria Gray Post | Michigan Mystics
Victoria was a rebounding machine that also took time to hit some threes and score in the paint while making plays in transition. Her physical and athletic ability stands out when she plays as she makes the difficult look easy.
Alison Bisballe Post | Michigan Mystics
Arguably the best player in the gym on Saturday, Alie did it all for her team, scoring the ball inside and out, rebounding at a high clip, defending the lane, and sometimes even initiating the offense. She showed repeatedly why she should be talked about as one of the best players in her class.
Colleena Bryant Guard | 1 Nation 3SSB
Some guards get it, and some guards GET IT! A true PG by old school definition Lee Lee never gets sped up; she seems to play always under control and looks to facilitate first but can get buckets when she needs to. One of her biggest strengths, though, may be her ability to lock up on defense and apply pressure to the ball. Look for her to keep climbing that 2025 ladder as one of the top lead guards in the State!
Riley Rarick Guard | Always 100 3SSB
Riley is a guard with great length and a big-time ability to make plays off the bounce for her or her teammates. Playing on a loaded squad, Rarick’s versatility allows her to do a number of things on the floor. She did a great job shooting it, slashing to the hoop, sharing the rock, and using her length to cause havoc on defense.
Mara Mitchell 2024 | Michigan Mystics S40
Mara does a great job using her quickness to disrupt the game on defense, forcing multiple turnovers, getting out, and scoring in transition. She was on the tail end of a number of breaks this weekend, finishing at the basket. She is crafty with the ball, has a nice feel for the game, and showed a mature poise making the right pass or attacking the hoop.
Jasslyn Ward 2025 | Michigan Drive Premier
Jasslyn is a deceptively quick, strong guard with a nice handle, and she did a great job beating her defender off the bounce getting to the basket and finishing in traffic. She can hit the jumper when they back off of her, and she has an assortment of moves and finishes in her bag. Jassy is one of the more exciting guards to watch play!!
Mia Bazzi 2025 | 1 Nation 3SSB
One of the biggest strengths of a good guard is confidence, and Mia lacks none of that. Mia is a guard with a smooth handle, can shoot it from deep, and does a great job beating her defender and getting to the rack. Mia plays with a very high motor, and she is on the go creating havoc on both ends of the floor every second she is out there.
Jersey Paul 2025 | Always 100 Paul
Jersey has always been able to shoot the ball, and when I say shoot, I mean SHOOT!! She has unlimited range, a quick release, and does a great job getting her shot off over taller defenders. This weekend she continued to show me that there is way more to her game. She handled the ball showing good vision, and a high IQ, she was great on defense, and she was relentless in battling for loose balls. Always playing up a year, Jersey fits right in!!
Ashlynn Morehead 2025 | Michigan Drive Premier
Ashlynn is the steady, low-key PG who always just gets the job done. She shoots the three at a high clip, runs the show, and makes the right pass in the flow of the offense. Ash is deceptively quick and has enough wiggle in her handle to get by and shake her defenders for two or a nice assist. She may not get all the headlines, but she definitely is one of the top players.