Team Breakdown entered the 2014 travel season with expectations that were tempered by a youthful roster. The early results have been positive for the group from Miami.
“We went into the early events a little worried about how young we were, and we had a tough time. But, we’ve just kept getting better and better since that time. It’s been a gradual process, but I’m pleased with the way that this group has continued to improve,” said Coach Pat Gajardo.
Team Breakdown’s youngsters will be facing a pair of tough challenges in July when the club competes at the Nashville Tournament of Champions and the Summer Basketball Playoff. The Nashville Tournament of Champions will be played from July 10-12. The TOC will include 48 elite travel teams, with games being played at the newly expanded Hooptown facility in Smyrna, TN. Hooptown is conveniently located near popular restaurants and hotels. The Summer Basketball Playoff will follow in Charlotte, NC, from July 27-29. The Summer Basketball Playoff will feature 72 of the nation’s elite club teams. The Playoff will be held at the same time as the Nike Nationals, which will be played two hours away in North Augusta, SC.
The Team Breakdown roster includes a series of collegiate prospects, highlighted by a group of players from the 2016 and 2017 classes. That list includes Cat Williams (2017, 6-5, P) and her sister Jamie Williams (2016, 6-3, P), plus Ashley Saintigene (2016, 6-1, F), Cabria Lee (2017, 5-7, G) and Kayla Woulard (2016, 5-7, G).
“Ashley has been, without question, our best player this travel season,” Gajardo said. “She is a walking triple-double for us. She can score from just about anywhere inside the arc, and she isn’t afraid to mix it up on either end of the court. Kayla has been our leading scorer. She is super quick and she can attack with great feet, and she can shoot the three, Kayla is also a menace on the defensive end. Cabria is coming off a knee injury. The Deep South was her first time back, and she was a little off. In our last event, she was fantastic. She is a guard who can set the table for you, or she can score in bunches.
“Cat Williams is really starting to develop, and she is getting calls from the ACC and SEC. She is a space eater who can finish with either hand, and she is a tough competitor who is going to be a good one. Jamie is a hybrid four who can play inside, and she can hit the three.”
ASGR analyst Bret McCormick added his perspective on the top prospects from Team Breakdown:
Cat Williams: “Kathleen is a high major prospects. She is a good, strong athlete with great size. She will give a team a low post presence and she runs the floor well.”
Jamie Williams: “Jamie is rated at No. 316 in her class. She is a long athlete who scores inside, and she is a good passer out of the post.”
Ashley Saintigene: “Ashley is an athletic lefty who is a hard-nosed player. She rebounds well, and she can step out to 16 feet.”
Cabria Lee: “We have Cabria ranked at No. 81 in her class. She is a quick, explosive attacking combo guard. She scores off the dribble and shoots the three.”
Kayla Woulard: “Kayla is another combo guard. She is quick and strong, and she is good in the open floor.”
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