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LBI Elite 48 Recap - Part 1

By Lacheryl Smith & Oscar Brooks, 09/12/17, 11:00PM EDT


2017 Elite 48 was loaded with talent!

Mint Hill, NC - The 3rd annual LBI Elite 48 took place at Rocky River High School. The talent pool at this years event was deeper than the previous two years. 100+ prospects hit the court looking to showcase their skills in front of some of the girls basketball leading media and scouting services. There was lots of talent from the class of 2019 down to 2024 from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Here is part 1 of the player highlights from the event.


LBI 48 Elite 2021 Player Highlights

Amhiya Moreland F/C
Vance High School, NC

Moreland is a big body post with tons of upsize. She displayed her versatility by scoring in the post, attacking the rim, and scoring off of pull-ups. Moreland crashed the boards and showed guard like skills when Moreland was away from the basket. She uses her body well. Keep your eye on Amhiya Moreland!

Diamond Thomas PG
Knightdale High School, NC

Thomas is hands down one of the best scorers featured at the LBI 48 Elite Camp. She is a competitor that can score all three ways at will. Diamond is a small, fearless guard that plays through contact. She was the one on one champion in her group. She has a very high motor, and her passion for the game is contagious. If the game is on the line, you want the ball in Diamond Thomas hands.

Mikayla Harris Forward
Southeast Raleigh High School, NC

Harris displayed her versatility as a forward with guard like skills. She competes for every rebound and plays through contact. Harris can score a variety of ways. She is still a little raw but has a high motor with lots of upsize.

Braylen Milton Guard
Independence High School, NC

Milton is a long, athletic wing that loves to drive to the basket. She was very successful at the camp slashing through the defense and playing through contact. Milton is great in transition, runs the floor well and thrives in an up tempo game. She has a very high IQ and loves to score off of a floater. Milton has lots of upsize.

Erica Nevaeh Caldwell Guard
Mallard Creek High School, NC

Caldwell played extremely well. As a scoring PG, she was able to show that she can score all three ways. Caldwell is a natural slasher and a great leader.  She is great in transition and has great court vision. Caldwell’s body structure allows her to drive and play through contact and finish. Caldwell is one to watch for the 2021 class.

Taleah Stephens Forward
Hartsville High School, SC

Stephens was arguably the best player in the 2021 class at the LBI Elite 48. Stephens rebounded the ball and took it coast to coast for a strong finish several times throughout the day. She has a sweet stroke and can play facing up or with her back to the basket. Stephens crash the boards and competes on both ends of the floor. Stephens will be fun to watch this year as she shows why she is one of the best players in the Carolinas in the 2021 class.

Jessie Wiles  F  
Davidson Day, NC

Very solid fundamental skill set…With more experience could play either forward spot at the next level.

Michelle Ojo  SF
Ardrey Kell, NC

Can score in a multitude of ways…Projects as a wing at the next level….Nice touch and plays well with contact

Alexis Bynum  PG
Mallard Creek, NC

Very quick and active point guard…Solid skill with emerging leadership skills.

Jada Tate  Guard
Butler HS
, NC
Loves to play hard and fast…can knock down the 3 ball, good perimeter defender.

Makayla Jamerson  Post
South Pointe HS, SC

Good solid basketball build…Active on glass and displayed a knack for scoring down low

Mallorie Haines Guard
Bandys HS, NC

Big time threat from beyond the arc, if she gets her feet set you can count it! High IQ kid, plays hard on both ends

Reagan Dickens Wing
Hickory Ridge HS, NC

Can really shoot the ball, decent handle, plays both ends, rebounds her position

Madelynn Dillinger SF
Cuthbertson HS, NC

Can play the 2-4, shoots the ball well from deep, strong enough to impose her will on the block, already college size

Zaria Clark Guard
Gaston Day School, NC

Next level defender, plays the passing lanes really well, developing offensive game, has the potential to be really good

Leah Barringer Guard
Hickory Ridge HS, NC

Freakishly athletic, major problem on the defensive end, finishes with contact, very good in transition


2021 Guard Erica Neveah Caldwell (NC) Mallard Creek HS

2021 W Braylyn Milton (NC) Independence HS