Ypsilanti, MI - Deemed "Championship Day" at the LBI Jamfest, teams brought their A-game in hopes of taking home the title. We would like to congratulate all of today's winners and thank each and every organization, team, player, parent and college coach for participating and attending the 2015 LBI Jamfest. It is our goal to make every year bigger and better than the year before!!
13U: IL Lady Lightning
14U: MI Crossover 13U
15U: IL Lady Lightning-Bronze
16U: MI Sting 16U
16U Elite: MI Crossover EYBL
Alexis Johnson 2019 5' 10" Forward Michigan Crossover 13U
A young athlete that is developing at a very fast pace, Johnson caught our attention and held on to it. This kid runs the floor like a guard but finishes big and strong like a post. Because she is super athletic, she is able to defend on the wing and in the open court. She brings great energy to the game.
Jordan Lewis 2018 5'8" Guard Top Ten
Lewis is a lefty that can shoot. Words that make every true basketball fan smile. She also moves well without the ball and finds the open spots on the court. This ability allows her to often create her own shot when she needs too.
Maddie Watters 2018 5’8” Guard CCE Express
Watters was once again a three point specialist that knocked down long range shots under pressure. She contributed two of three shots that pushed one of her team's games into overtime. She is a great team leader and showed great poise.
Deljanae Williams 2019 5' 5" Guard Michigan Crossover 13U
"Let it Rain" is the song that should play whenever Williams steps on the court. She may be small in size but her range is huge; knocking down shots from any where on the court with and without a defender's hand in her face. What makes her really special is not only can she shoot, but she can get to the basket with ease and finish strong.
Hailey Tewes 2016 6' 0" Post Greg Grant
Tewes was amazing in the post. She was a pure face-up post player that often drew multiple defenders. Hailey did a great job finding her open teammate when she would get double teamed. She is a lefty that will hustle for every rebound.
Janel Allen 2017 5' 11" Forward Top Ten
Allen is a pure athlete. She is a high jumper that is able to block shots even if they are not directly in her face. Janel runs the floor well and is able to catch the ball and finish the lay-up. She is a great defender and does a good job boxing out which enables her to rebound and eliminate second chance opportunities for the opposing team.
Markayla Vander 2016 5' 7" Wing Grand Rapids Storm
Although Vander is 5' 7", she plays much bigger and stronger than that. She a great rebounder which helps her when she drives to the basket and sometimes needs to grab her own rebound. She is also a strong defender and runs the floor well.
Adrienne Anderson 2017 5’9” Wing/PG Michigan Sting DSO
Ms. Anderson did a little bit of everything on the court. She played lock down defense, rebounded, got steals and was able to score in a couple of different ways. She can shoot and isn’t afraid to attack the rim when needed.
Amara Chikwe 2017 6' 0" Forward All Ohio 15U
Chikwe might wear a Buckeye State jersey but she is definitely a Michigander. A strong presence on the inside, she is skilled enough to also step out of the paint to defend. She is very athletic and runs the court well. She is not afraid of contact and a strong rebounder.
Mariah McCully 2016 5’10” PG Grand Rapids Storm
Versatile player that can player that can play all three guard spots. Mariah showed why she is one of the top 2016 players in the State of Michigan. She plays aggressive and has great size and quickness. She can handle the ball, she can shoot and she averages multiple steals per game.
Destiny Perkins 2017 5' 5" Guard All Ohio-Black
Perkins is the perfect example of a combo guard. Although she often was the floor general for her squad, she did not have to have the ball in her hands to be effective. She displays her toughness through her aggressive offensive and defensive play. She had no problems going to the basket to draw contact.
Zoe Zacker 2019 5' 9" Forward Illinois Lady Lightning-Bronze
acker possess a set of unique skills. She is a great shooter around the perimeter but can also drive to the basket. She is not afraid of contact and will finish even when contact is present.
Aaliyah Patty 2018 6' 3" Post Illinois Lady Lightning-Bronze
Aaliyah has a long frame that she uses to her advantage. She does a great job posting with her back to the basket and finishing with a soft touch. The best thing about her game is that she is capable of finishing with both hands.