Zaire Hicks and Teal Battle were impressive in last weekend’s EBA Super 64 event. The annual EBA Super 64 saw 166 players come out of the starting gate for a two day individual event just north of Atlanta at Central Gwinnett High School. Athletes representing 22 different states were on hand competing in two separate age groups across the course of the event. A few other local players stood out at the event including Ashytn Baker (Northpoint), Jaida Roper (Houston), Jayla Hemingway (Houston), Reana Wilson (Desoto Central) & Starr Taylor (Jonesboro).
Zaire Hicks, Starr Taylor & Ashtyn Baker #PSBMIXTAPE1
Teal Battle #PSBMIXTAPE3
Also Mark Lewis, Blue Star Media proved analysis on some of the standouts from the weekend below is some excerpts from his report. the full report is available here
Ashtyn Baker – 2017 – 5-5 – Point Guard – Nesbit, Mississippi – Slight build…Skilled ballhandler…Sees the floor…No problem getting to the rim…Connected on a couple of floaters…Can she handle the ultra-quicks?
Teal Battle – 2017 – 5-11 – Forward – Olive Branch, Mississippi – Athletic with some size and length…Has a versatile game…Can work well down low or from the trail spot in transition…Can spot up and shoot it or put it on the floor and get to the rim…Playing well but just scratching the surface.
Jaida Roper – 2016 – 5-6 – Point Guard – Memphis, Tennessee – Lots of individual skills…Strong ball control…Handled it well on the break and in the halfcourt…Needs to set up her teammates more often to create more opportunities for herself.
Jayla Hemingway – 2019 – 5-9 – Guard – Collierville, Tennessee – Solid, athletic build…Attacking mentality…Goes to the rim with authority…Effective with contact in traffic…Crossover gets defenders leaning…Shot fake is deceptive…Perimeter shot come off her forehead with a forward motion…Will need consistency to keep close outs honest.