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Summer Jam: Top Performers (Part 2)

06/21/2022, 7:00pm CDT
By Chuck Thompson

Elayna Boe, Crossfire 2025 Mueller

5'11" 2025 Forward/Wing, Lakeville North HS (MN)

-Boe is a name I think we'll be hearing a lot from moving forward. She has a strong build and a well-rounded game as evidenced by her 15 point/10 rebound double-double in the Turtle Lake Division Championship game. Scored at multiple levels: connected from the arc at the elbow extended, added a mid-range jumper, got to the glass on drives and earned trips to the free throw line. Although it takes time to crack the lineup of a deep and talented lineup at Lakeville North, she is a potential scholarship/Division III prospect who is highly productive on the floor.

 

Divine Bourrage, All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL

5'10" 2025 Guard, Davenport North HS (IA)

-If there are weekly MVP and Top Performer lists and I evaluate Bourrage, it's almost a given she'll be on the list. She is emerging as one of the top 2025 prospects not only in the region, but the country. In 3 evaluated games against top competition at Summer Jam, she averaged 9 RPG, and is one of the top rebounding Guards/Wings I've seen over the last several years. She's dynamic off the bounce and elevates in traffic to finish. This group has the chance to compete for the Nike EYBL Championship for the next 3 seasons, they are that talented.

 

Ja'Kahla Craft, Minnesota Metro Stars 2023 Pryor

5'9" 2024, St Michael-Albertville HS (MN)

-In one of the best battles I've seen this season, Craft delivered in a BIG way in Metro Stars 61-57 win over All Iowa Attack 2023 EYBL, connecting four times from the arc on her way to 18 points & 7 rebounds. She is one of the rare shooters that when she misses a clean look, I'm a bit surprised, she's that consistent as a sniper. Can hit from three from anywhere on the arc and is well-suited in a catch and shoot game. Although her biggest weapon is the triple she'll put it on the deck and gets to the paint while adding a runner on the move. Physical on the glass. Division I prospect, who is getting better and better every time I see her play.

 

Ava Haus, Minnesota Stars 2024 Zabel

5'9" 2024 Guard/Forward, St Michael-Albertville HS (MN)

-Haus has been sneaking under the radar, but that may be changing quickly as she's putting together a nice season with Stars, including her 13 points (4-3s) effort against Minnesota Fury 2024 Premier. Shooters add value when they show they can shoot from anywhere, aiding them in catch and shoot scenarios and she did that in this one. Connected from top, the right wing and the right corner. Division II/NAIA/Division III coaches need to keep tabs on her, because she is a proven winner and her productivity is consistent.

 

McKenna Johnson, North Tartan 2025 Nike

6'2" 2025, Mandan HS (ND)

-Had a very strong showing in a semifinal game against eventual champion All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL, finishing with 11 points. One of the top post prospects in the region is having a strong season, including a good tournament at Summer Jam. Off the block she's able to score to either side. Uses a step-through as a finisher as well as her ability to convert offensive rebounds into second chance points. Division I prospect and part of a growing number of Division I prospects pouring in from North Dakota. Has the size, length and athletic ability to take another big step forward as a player. Sky high ceiling.

 

Autumn McCall, Minnesota Fury 2025 UAA

6'1" 2025 Wing, Centennial HS (MN)

-Perhaps no prospect has impressed me more in their growth this season than McCall, she has really amped her game up into a strong Division I prospect. Had 11 points & 5 rebounds in a physical battle with Minnesota Stars 2025 Borowicz. She has an elite motor in pursuing rebounds, if it's 2 people tracking it, she will almost always emerge with the ball. Created in this one inside, off short drives, and off the offensive glass. Jumped a passing lane for a steal and score on defensive end. Emerging as a Mid-Major to High-Major prospect with a strong skill set and the intensity to pair with it.

 

Vanessa Saidu, 43 Hoops 2023 Elite

6'2" 2023 Forward, Park Center HS (MN)

-One of the most intriguing prospects in the region because of her athleticism and length, scholarship talent who will draw interest at the Division I level. Had an impressive outing against Missouri River Elite 2023, cashing in 15 points and ripping down 7 rebounds. She does the majority of her scoring in the lane, whether it be off offensive rebounds, off the block and with short to mid-range jumpers. Despite a thinner build, she absorbs contact well and can hold the block offensively and will get to the free throw line.

 

Braelyn Torres, All Iowa Attack 2023 Nike Red

5'8" 2023 Guard, Kettle Moraine HS (WI)

-I always enjoy watching players that are able to lift their game to a higher gear when the game calls for it, and against North Tartan 2023 EYBL in the Summer Jam semifinals, Torres certainly did that with a 19 point/5 rebound effort. Connected from the arc across the board (left wing, straight away, right corner) while still using her speed to create off the bounce or separation into her jumper. State Champion during Junior year at Kettle Moraine. Division I prospect who is still open in recruiting and can provide scoring, speed in transition and attack and a fluid shooting stroke from the arc.

 

Trinity Wilson, North Tartan 2024 EYBL

6'3" 2024 Center, Lakeville North HS (MN)

-One of the players who has impressed the most this season as a post has been Wilson, her game has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. Had 7 points/6 rebounds in Leech Lake Championship game against All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL. She is hard to contain, particularly off the right block where she scored three times including an and 1 finish. She keeps the ball high on rebounds and interior catches. A Division I prospect who has begun to gain more and more interest from High Major programs. One of top true posts in the region.

 

Taylor Woodson, North Tartan 2023 EYBL

6'0" 2023 Forward, Hopkins HS (MN)

-The Michigan commit has been sporting a wrap on her hand but has been playing through the injury, and continues to play at a high level against great competition. Had 24 points & 12 rebounds in the two games I evaluated, including a 16 point effort in the top division Championship Game. She is one of toughest competitors in the region. Tough defensively and always competes on the glass. Smooth in transition game and with her short to mid-range shooting. Can finish off drives against contact or in traffic as evidenced by her two finishes while drawing a foul in the Finals.

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