A Closer Look: ASGR Chicago Region 2014 Prospects

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant has plenty of talent in his backyard. Photo from University of Illinois.

Illinois has a tradition of strong girls basketball, and that tradition will continue with the Class of 2014. The chase for those recruits is accelerating, and the All Star Girls Report is following all the action. In the coming days, ASGR will break down the top recruits in the class by region. Today, we look at the ASGR Chicago Region, which includes the entire state of Illinois. Subscribers can log on to the database at the subscriber login at the top of the page.

The complete  All Star Girls Report database has over 190 players (2014-2018 classes) from the Illinois region. Ratings and player notes are included from veteran ASGR analyst Bret McCormick, providing programs from high majors to mid-majors with invaluable information.

Here are the Top 25 prospects for 2014 from the Chicago region. The Super Six players from the area include a comment from McCormick.

1.  Jasmine Lumpkin, 6-0, WF, Joliet Catholic, Bolingbrook, IL.  McCormick: “Jasmine is a three-four player who is a great athlete and a great leaper. She rebounds and scores inside, but she also has the ability to step outside.”

2.  Kortney Dunbar, 6-1, WF, Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL.  McCormick: “They say there are shooters and there are makers — Kortney is a true maker. She is an outstanding shooter with unbelievable range. She is also a smart player who could play the three or two.”

3.  Shami Goodman, 5-8, PG, Morgan Park, Chicago, IL.  McCormick: “Shami is an athletic, strong combo guard who is great off the dribble. She is a player who just knows how to score.”

4.  Taylor Brame, 5-11, WF, Whitney Young, Chicago, IL.  McCormick: “Taylor is a little bit of a sleeper prospect. She is a good athlete with a nice inside-out game, and she has been coming on strong.”

5.  Tyra Buss, 5-7, PG, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Carmel, IL.  McCormick: “Tyra is an Indiana commitment who is a good passer, but the main thing about Tyra is that she can really put up big numbers. I think she will be a point guard at Indiana, and she is very skilled.”

6.  Amber Witherspoon, 6-5, C, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL.  McCormick: “Amber is a very athletic post player who can jump out of the gym. She is still a little raw in some areas, but she has tremendous potential.”

2014 SUPER SIXHtPosHigh SchoolHometownCollege
1- Jasmine Lumpkin6-0WFJoliet CatholicBolingbrook, ILUndecided
2- Kortney Dunbar6-1WFEdwardsvilleEdwardsville, ILUndecided
3- Shami Goodman5-8PGMorgan ParkChicago, ILUndecided
4- Taylor Brame5-11WFWhitney YoungChicago, ILUndecided
5- Tyra Buss5-7PGMt. CarmelMt. Carmel, ILIndiana
6- Amber Witherspoon6-5CLincoln ParkChicago, ILUndecided
7-  Jackie Kemph5-7PGRolling MeadowsArlington Hts., ILUndecided
8-  Khaalia Hillsman6-4CWhitney YoungChicago, ILUndecided
9-  Aysia Bugg5-9SGBolingbrookBolingbrook, ILUndecided
10- Kelly Karlis6-1WFMontini CatholicMedinah, ILUndecided
11- Sidney Santos6-0PFGenevaGeneva, ILUndecided
12- Destiny Harris5-8SGBolingbrookBolingbrook, ILUndecided
13- Kateri Stone5-10SGMontini CatholicNaperville, ILUndecided
14- Aaliyah Covington6-0WFEdwardsvilleEdwardsville, ILUndecided
15- Jenny Vliet6-2WFRolling MeadowsRolling Meadows, ILUndecided
16- Kristen Moore6-1PFBolingbrookBolingbrook, ILUndecided
17- Lexi Smith6-1PFBolingbrookBolingbrook, ILUndecided
18- Dajhae Mullins5-11WFMarian CatholicBlue Island, ILUndecided
19- Adebesi Mabodu6-2PFH’wood FlossmoorHomewood, ILUndecided
20- Jade Owens5-6PGFenwickRiver Forest, ILUndecided
21- Liza Fruendt5-7PGBataviaBatavia, ILUndecided
22- Brianna Morrison5-8PGMarian CatholicS. Holland, ILUndecided
23- Maya Garland5-9SGFenwickRiver Forest, ILUndecided
24- Amarah Coleman5-9SGBolingbrookBolingbrook, ILUndecided
25- Morgan Seberger5-11SGGenevaGeneva, ILUndecided