The most memorable highlights for Team St. Louis this year were generated by an outstanding group of prospects from the Class of 2016.
“The team got a lot of great exposure this summer, and they did well,” said Coach Anthony Condra. “We only had four seniors, but our 2016s are a very talented class.”
Those young standouts will be in the spotlight again at the upcoming Chicagoland Tournament of Champions. The event, which will feature many of the top clubs in the Midwest, will be played at Bolingbrook High School from Sept. 27-28.
The top three recruiting targets for Team St. Louis are Renetha Dickson (2016, CG, 5-8, rated at No. 135 in her class by the All Star Girls Report), Madeline Roshausen (2016, SG, 5-7) and Jada Poland (2016, 5-10, F).
“Renetha can just score at will,” Condra said. “She has hit a lot of clutch shots for us — that’s just the type of player she is. She can create shots off the dribble, and she can hit the three. Madeline is a sharpshooter with a very quick release. She can shoot off the dribble or from a standstill. She can shoot it from five feet outside the arc, and that’s really shooting it. Jada is a long athlete who could play the three or the four.”
Bret McCormick, the analyst for ASGR, is also high on the trio.
“Dickson is very quick, and she has a killer crossover,” McCormick said. “She has point guard skills, a very high basketball IQ, and the ability to get to the rim. Roshausen is another quick, smart player. Her forte is her shooting, but she is a sneaky good overall player. Poland is a strong athlete who can finish inside, but she can also step out to 16 feet. She is a good rebounder with a nice inside-outside game.”
While Team St. Louis is paced by their 2016 stars, one younger player is garnering plenty of attention from college coaches. Jaydn Pimental is a 5-5 point guard from the Class of 2017.
“Jadyn started getting contacts from big-time schools, including SEC schools, back in July,” Condra said. “She is quick and athletic and very strong. She is a distributor who is crafty with the ball. Jadyn just gets it done.”
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