Indiana Flight entered the summer with a number of young, unproven players. When the month of July came to a close, most of those players had shown that they belonged on the big stage.
“As a group, our program was very young this year,” said Coach Gregg Mason. “The kids worked hard and played well, and we ended up with three strong teams.
Indiana Flight will close out its 2015 campaign at the Chicagoland Tournament of Champions. The All Star Girls Report event, which will be played on Sept. 26 at Bolingbrook High School, will feature an outstanding field.
Among the key performers for the Flight at the Chicagoland TOC will be Kayana Traylor (2018, 5-9, PG), who recently committed to Purdue. Traylor is currently listed as the No. 65 recruit in her class nationally by ASGR.
“Kayana is a scoring point guard, but she can also make unbelievable passes,” Mason said. “She doesn’t mind contact, she is hard to contain, and she can hit the three. Kayana also has good genes — her mother played at LSU, her father played at Iowa, and her aunt played at Florida State.”
Indiana Flight is also expecting big things from Cassidy Hardin (2018, 5-10, SG), Macy Willoughby (2017, 5-8, CG) and Sadie Hill (2018, 6-0, F). Hardin is rated as the No. 58 prospect in her class by ASGR, and Hill is a Top 200 recruit.
“Cassidy is one of the best shooters in the country, and she already has a number of major offers. Cassidy is also a very intelligent player,” Mason said. “Macy could play either guard spot because she handles it very well, and she shoots it very well. She had a great July, and I think she played her way into a Division I scholarship.
“Sadie is a versatile player. She has only been playing for three years, and she has improved tremendously each year. She is very, very athletic, and she is starting to get a lot of looks. Sadie runs the floor well, jumps out of the gym, and she is a feisty competitor.”
In the younger classes, Indiana Flight is excited about the future for Taylor Boruff (2019, 5-10, 2/3) and Madison Layden (2020, 5-11, PG). Layden is listed in the ASGR Top 125 for the Class of 2020, while Boruff is in the Top 150 for the Class of 2019.
“Taylor is a good three-point shooter, and she can attack the basket. Her mother played at Penn State,” noted Mason. “Madison mother and father both played at Evansville. She is still growing, but point guard is her natural position. She sees the floor and handles the ball well, and she has a very high basketball IQ. She is a pass-first point guard, but she can score.”
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