This is our final Player Notes from Summer Jam, with the amount of talent on display it could have easily been several more posts! Summer Jam 2018 will likely be the best non-D1 viewing period event of the year, it was a tremendous three days of hoops in Bloomington. No particular order on the notes. 10 players/team notes each posting.
Kayhla Adams, North Tartan 2020 EYBL, Hopkins HS
A defensive menace on the ball, Adams is gaining a reputation as a lock down defender. She can play up into opponents because of her footwork and speed, and when she generates a turnover, her speed up and down the court is among the best. Offensively, that speed is again a weapon on drives, as her first step is quick. She has three point range. I expect her to take a big leap at Hopkins this season after such a great showing so far this AAU season.
Courtney Becker, North Tartan 2020 EYBL, Aquinas HS
This group plays against some pretty special talent, and while their Guards maybe get a little more of the attention, their posts, including Becker, are playing against some of the nations best bigs. Becker is built like a proto-type Power Forward with strong shoulders, and she shows that with her rebound volume. However, she possesses a Guard/Wing skill set which makes her an equally effective scorer, as she can overpower most Guards and out-quick on drives anyone with her same build.
Gus Boyer, Minnesota Stars 2020 Antl, Waseca HS
Boyer is just a winner. She wins in High School, she wins in AAU, and at the end of game she is one of the main reasons why consistently. She is deceptive on the move, with long strides and some quickness she gets to the rim in a hurry when she puts it down and goes, or flying out in the transition game. She is also a proven three point scorer. One of the most under the radar talents in Minnesota's 2020 class, Boyer is a baller.
Mallory Heyer, Minnesota Fury 2022 Blue, Chaska HS
Heyer is among the top handful of prospects early on in the 2022 class. She is elite on the offensive glass, getting her hands on everything, keeping the ball high, and cashing in second chance opportunities at an exceptionally high percentage. She has proven herself as a true low post threat working to the baseline or the middle and she has very sound shooting touch in her 15-17 foot jumper when facing the bucket. High ceiling talent.
Emma Ingersoll-Weng, All Iowa Attack 2022 Nike Red, Iowa City West HS
Ingersoll-Weng really ramped up her game in Attack's Championship Game win over Minnesota Stars Kolden. The talented Guard slashed through defenders into the lane and led one of the weekends best fast break attacks whether working from the Point or off the edges as a wing. Athletic Guard is dual-threat offensive weapon using speed and agility on drives and deft touch from above the arc.
Naomi Jackson, Kingdom Hoops 2019 Elite, Grinnell HS
With a strong driving threat like Zoe Young on the team, it is critical for teams to have sharp-shooters like Jackson working off the wings. Very consistent shooter with range off the wings and corners, Jackson is a true floor stretching shooter. Defensively, Jackson has a feel for defending passing lanes, gets deflections and steals consistently working against wings.
Aubrey Joens, All Iowa Attack 2019 EYBL, Iowa City High
Joens is playing up an age level and still finding tremendous success with Attack. She has a wiry build, but is a lethal scorer. Shoots the ball from anywhere and at an exceedingly high clip. Has 2 sisters playing Division 1, and Aubrey will join them, most likely at a Power 5 program if she so desires. Tremendous scorer who does so while making it look routine.
Megan Meyer, All Iowa Attack 2019 EYBL, Mason City HS
The Iowa commit is has the skill set to flourish from either Guard spot, though she is primarily a 1. Has great touch from the arc, and she is capable of going on huge scoring sprees when her team needs it. Strong ball handler who can run an offense in the half-court or off the break. Smart player who has an innate ability to recognize what her team needs from her.
Molly Mogensen, Minnesota Fury 2020 Gauntlet, Farmington HS
It is hard not to see glimpses of Maddy Dean, who is currently at Drake, in Mogensen's game. She's a physical guard who can handle the ball, and when she clears a defensive board, she is great taking it herself and running the break, a trait Dean is masterful at. She's not a flashy scorer, but she is an effective one. She can wear down smaller guards with her build and she will consistently get to free throw line. Three point threat from top and wings.
Kallie Theisen, North Tartan 2019 EYBL, Wayzata HS
After looking at a lot of options with scholarships, Theisen recently verballed with South Dakota State. The fact that she can work inside when needed and also off the perimeter make her one of the Jackrabbits ideal talents, versatile with ability to guard bigger or smaller. Can be used as a low block shot blocker. Gets to the line A LOT, and that puts stress on defenses. She has also continually expanded her range each year, and can be a consistent threat at the arc.
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