Over the years, the Winston-Salem Stealers program in North Carolina has consistently grown, with the organization now including 20 teams and over 200 young athletes. From the lowest levels to the top teams, the Stealers are now putting talented athletes on the court in every age group.
Those rising stars will be showcased at the Suwanee Tournament of Champions from July 5-8. The event will include 96 elite travel teams, with game being played at the Suwanee Sports Academy just outside Atlanta. The Suwanee TOC was previously called the FILA Nationals.
Among the top prospects representing the Stealers in Suwanee will be Appalachian State commitment Kaila Craven (2015, 5-7, PG), Breanna Foster (2016, 5-11, G), Danielle Nieters (2016, 6-1, F) and Bailey Kargo (2016, 5-10, SG).
“Kaila had a great tournament at the Deep South, and I think that really helped her,” noted Coach Brian Robinson. “Breanna is a player who has really blossomed this spring, and I think she is going to end up being a special player. She is a super athlete with a high motor. She can shoot the three, but the best part of her game is the way she attacks the basket and finishes with contact.
“Danielle is a very versatile, inside-outside player. She can shoot the three, and she is very physical inside. Bailey is just coming back from a knee injury. She is the best shooter on a team with a lot of good shooters. She also has a high IQ, and a high motor.”
All Star Girls Report analyst Bret McCormick also offered his perspective on the Stealer standouts:
Kaila Craven: “Craven is a good athlete with a strong skill set. She can run the show, but she can also score the basketball.”
Breanna Foster: “Foster is very athletic and she knows how to score in the lane. She can shoot the three, and she is someone to watch.”
Bailey Kargo: “Kargo has fundamentals and a good feel for the game. She has a sweet strong from the three-point line.”
Danielle Nieters: “Nieters is a strong kid with a high motor. She plays hard, she can score inside, or she can step outside the arc.”