The Hoop Dreams Magazine High School Girls Combine brought in the top talent from the northeast region. A day filled with pro style combine testing, skills training workouts and 5v5 competition scouts and coaches who were in person or viewing from a live stream platform go a chance to evaluate the best of the best.
Kellyn Preira ’23 (St. Mary’s, MA)
rising prospect who plays for the MCW Starz program was a standout with their aggressive no quit approach to the game and scoring ability. A rising sophmore who attends St. Mary’s is on the verge of having a break out year for the Spartans.
Jasmyn Cooper ’24 (Oliver Ames, MA)
is another prospect from the MCW Starz program who doesn’t shy away from the competition and plays through contact. Cooper’s an active defender who showed a nice form from outside and the ability to create her own offense.
Caroline Ducharme ’21 (Nobles and Greenough, MA)
UCONN commit is better than advertised. A long range shooter that seems to find the bottom of the net more often than not. A fundamentally sound backcourt guard with a high basketball IQ.
Alexandra Giannaros ’21 (Tabor Academy, MA)
A future Boston University backcourt guard who A heads up crafty playmaker who has knack for scoring the ball from beyond the arc or splitting two defenders to finish in the lane. arguably the best floor general in the gym.
Ahnay Adams ’24 (Tilton School, NH)
Ahnay is a dynamic and gritty point guard that has the ability to affect the game on both ends of the floor. What she lacks in size she certainly makes up for with her crafty ball handling (deadly crossover) and ability to be a playmaker. She had one of the best stop and go moves At the combine today. Ahnay is also excellent with the drive and kick as she finds teammates spotting up on the perimeter or cutting.
Nasi Simmons ’24 (Nobles and Greenough, MA)
Nasi is arguably the most athletic wing in her class. Nasi is at her best attacking in transition. Her long frame and lateral quickness makes her one of the most disruptive defenders among freshman in MA. She is showing so much confidence in her perimeter drives and acrobatic finishes. We predict Nasi will have a breakout year at Nobles this year and on the circuit in Spring.
Cam Rust ’24 (Worcester Academy, MA)
Cam appears to be the most offensively gifted player in her class. At 6’1, Cam can handle the ball, shoot the mid range off the bounce, and hit open threes. She has good footwork which she utilizes to pivot and open up angles for her shots. In fact, to start the 5v5 portion of the combine, she scored three straight baskets this way. Cam also has a strong frame which she will undoubtedly learn to use in the near future. It’s clear why Cam is receiving national attention for her game.
Jordyn Striggles ’22 (Tilton School, NH)
A confident swift game manager who gets to the rim with superior body control. Striggles handles and passes with a cause when attacking going downhill. Expect to see a growth in Jordyn’s game this year in NEPSAC play making the transition to play for the Rams.
Megan Olbrys ’22 (Norwood HS, MA)
A strong athletic frontcourt player with a offensive arsenal. Olbrys had her outside shooting on display and was always in the right position to clean up the glass and create second chance opportunities for her teammates. Brings consistency to the power forward position.
Jordan Bellot ’21 (Boston Latin Academy, MA)
A offensive minded player with a wingspan that allows her to finish over taller defenders. Bellot is a confident shooter from outside and rightfully so. It didn’t take defenders long to figure out they need to close out on Bellot. A scholarship athlete who has so much room in her game to grow.
Armani Rivera ’24 (Scituate High School, RI)
Rivera is aggressive getting to the basket and utilizes her strong ball-handling ability to get there. A poised playmaker who finds the rim regularly.
Kaydance Derba ’24 (South Easton)
A confident shooter from the arc who is a scoring punch in the backcourt. Rebounds and pushes the tempo with control. Creates on the mid range and tough to contain penetrating to the basket.
Erica Lendall ’23 (Bishop Fenwick), Niyaree King ’22 (EMK), Jana Gomes ’24 (Winchendon), Natalia Rosa ’24 (Randolph), Tahira Muhammed ’24 (Nobles and Greenough), Alix Abillard ’23 (Fontbone Academy), Laura Johnson-Shed ’23 (Lincoln Sudbury), Yedidya Lubanga ’22 (MATCH), Sydnee Hychinthe ’22 (Milton Academy), Aislinn Gibson ’23 (Tilton), Kyla Sheedy Goft ’24, Narissa Smith ’24 (Attleboro), Summer Carpenter ’23 (Winchendon), Lydia Mordarski ’22 (Bishop Feehan)