Game Date: 7/8/18
Best on the Floor (Alphabetical)
Courtney Becker, North Tartan 2020 EYBL
6'0" 2020 La Crosse Aquinas H.S.
-Becker came out of the blocks on fire for North Tartan. Had all 10 of her points in the first half, then turned it over to Mallory Brake (more on that later in post). She is a powerhouse wing who can dominate defenders down low, as evidences by a nice left block iso which she finished with beautiful step-through finish or pull them away from the block and knock down the three, as she showed off the left wing. Very effective weapon in pick and roll scenarios. Mid to High Major Division I projection.
Mallory Brake, North Tartan 2020 EYBL
6'1" 2020 Hastings H.S.
-Similar to Becker in many ways, the two complemented each other nearly perfectly in this big win. Brake finished with 11, all in the second half, to combine for 21 with Becker. Brake is also a top tier rebounder, has excellent mid-range touch, can deliver the three pointer and creates mismatch issues. Brake has had a tremendous club season and projects out as a Mid to High Major Division I commitment.
Lauren Jensen, North Tartan 2020 EYBL
5'10" 2020 Lakeville North H.S.
-A lot of folks, myself included, were curious how Jensen would handle taking on a larger role with Paige Bueckers playing for Team USA in July. Well, we all got out answer, she flourished. She buried 5 triples, and ended with 23 against Attack. She is a dynamic scorer with the ball in her hands and off the wings. She is lightning quick (and efficient) in her pull-up jumpers on the move and her range is deep, well beyond the three point line, and she will catch you off-guard with a deep three straight-on bringing the ball up if you give her any wiggle room.
Grace Larkins, All Iowa Attack 2020 EYBL
5'10" 2021 Southeast Polk H.S.
-There may be someone out there, but I haven't seen them yet, who can contain Larkins on the drive. It's not as much getting all the way to the rim, it's her proficiency with the floaters and runners she converts. She uses her length to elevate over the defender, and is nearly automatic when she floats it up to the rim. Counter that with a strong build, and being a quality rebounder off the edges, and you see why Larkins has such a bright future, playing up a grade level as well with Attack.
Maya McDermott, All Iowa Attack 2020 EYBL
5'6" 2020 Johnston H.S.
-McDermott is, simply, a shot maker. She can hit contested shots when she needs to and can do so on the move or a jump shooter. She already has a verbal to play at Northern Iowa. Finished with 22 against a strong North Tartan defense, doing the bulk of her damage early off drives resulting in floaters and getting fouled and to the line, where she hit 10 times. As the North Tartan defense was forced to give her a little more cushion, she hit a pair of threes, including one well beyond the arc. McDermott is a proven scorer across the floor.