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The Cy Fair Premier program is loaded with tremendous young talent, but you may not see that if you are looking at the club’s win-loss record. The precocious Cy Fair stars are playing up this summer, sacrificing trophies for experience.
“I know this group could be dominating at a lower level, but we’ve never been about wins and losses. We want to do whatever we can to help these kids get ready for college,” explained Cy Fair director Chris Johnson. “The kids understand, and they know they are going to take some lumps along the way.
“We’ve got a lot of talented young players, and we’ve very excited about our future. We’ve got them playing up so that they can get a taste of what it’s like to compete at the top level, and we feel like they are going to learn and grow more with this approach.”
Those rising young Cy Fair Premeir stars will close out the summer in Charlotte, NC for the 2015 ASGR Summer Basketball Playoff on July 27-30. The event, which will feature many of America’s top club programs, will be held at the Carolina Courts facility.
The top Cy Fair prospect is Jaden Owens (2019, 5-8, PG), who started the summer listed as the No. 4 recruit in the nation in her class by the All Star Girls Report. Her older sister, Devri, is a rising red-shirt sophomore at Utah.
“Jaden already has several BCS offers, and she hasn’t even played in a high school game yet,” Johnson said. “She already has a complete game. She scores the basketball by getting to the rim, and she is a great passer.”
Owens isn’t the only Cy Fair player who is rated by ASGR. The service has Cydney Rivera (2018, 5-8, G) listed at No. 116 in her class.
“Cyd can just flat out play basketball,” Johnson said. “She handles the ball really well, and she shoots it well. She is more of a facilitator, but she can score.”
Cy Fair is also expecting a big July from Queen Egbo (2018, 6-3, P), Joanne Taylor (2018, 5-9, CG) and Catherine Reese (2018, 6-2, WF).
“Queen is a super athlete who just keeps getting better and better,” Johnson said. “She is probably one of the best rebounders in the country, regardless of class … and that’s not my opinion, that’s what the college coaches tell me. She has really been blowing up quickly.
“Joanne is an athlete with a great handle. She is an explosive slasher who can really get to the basket. She is working hard on developing her outside shot.
“Cat is a high motor player who can score in the paint, and she has a nice mid-range game. She is a good defender, and Cat seems to get you a basket when you really need it. This is her first time playing at this level, and she worked hard to improve in June. I think she is going to have a big July.”.