The Maryland Terps travel program has enjoyed an incredible amount of success over its seven-year history, and the Deep South Classic has played a pivotal role in that prosperity.
“Seven years ago, the Deep South Classic was the first event we ever played,” remembered Coach Robert Hildreth. “The All Star Girls Report people run the best events there are, and its great exposure for the kids, so we keep coming back. They are always fair about how they run the tournament, and when they say something is going to happen, it will happen.
“Every kid that has played with us over the past seven years has gone on to play Division I basketball, and most of those kids got a huge boost from the exposure they got at the Deep South Classic.”
The 2015 Deep South Classic will be played in Raleigh, NC on April 24-26. The Deep South Classic annually features the nation’s top travel programs, and the event will once again have the entire tournament in one facility — the tremendous Raleigh Convention Center.
When the Maryland Terps arrive in Raleigh, they will be led by a pair of veterans from the Class of 2016 who competed with the program last year. Kayla Robbins is a 6-1 wing player, and Sarah Overcash is a 6-1 forward.
“Kayla is a very, very athletic wing. She is a great scorer, and she is also a great rebounder,” Hildreth said. “Sarah is our blue collar machine. She is just one of those players who gets it done. She does a lot of things for us, and she is a very good rebounder.”
Bret McCormick, the analyst for the All Star Girls Report, also provided his perspective on the Maryland Terp veterans.
“Robbins is an extremely athletic player who could fit as a three or four,” McCormick said. “She is explosive and aggressive. She can post up, and she has a nice fall-away jumper. Overcash is a power forward with a strong body. She is also very aggressive with a high motor, she rebounds, and she can face up out to 15 feet.”
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