Maroon & White Camp notebook: Day 3
Considering the total number of college recruiters who have passed through to assess the collection of talent this week at Red Bank’s Maroon and White Team Camp, it should be pointed out the wealth of uncommitted seniors who took advantage of their chances to flaunt their skills in front of the interested observers.
Here is a list of just some of those seniors who may have improved their stock this week…
Alex Alfano, Red Bank Catholic
The 5-8 guard is a well-balanced point producer who can stick a jumper or drive to the rim off the wings.
Mary Kate Caverly, Red Bank Catholic
Sure-handed on the ball and always willing to put it into open hands, the 5-7 guard makes good decisions.
Caroline Corcoran, Red Bank Catholic
The 5-9 guard can straight up shoot it but it’s her ability to find seams to get off that shot despite a reputation that precedes her which is too often overlooked. Good sense for the game.
Zoe Curtis, Red Bank
Athletic and eager to get involved at both ends, the 5-9 Curtis always seems to be in the middle of the play for the Bucs.
Ashley DeGroff, South Brunswick
DeGroff explores the periphery of a defense to find a hole, then spots up and stick a jumper with relative ease. Her long-range efficiency overshadows a good mid-range game.
Jessie Fifield, Colts Neck
You have to appreciate the collective cool of the 5-10 swing, whose use of athleticism allows her to be dangerous in multiple fashions.
Kierra Gannon, Middletown South
One reason the Eagles have cruised through the event unbeaten revolves around the 5-10 guard, who maneuvers through traffic and sees the floor very well.
Carissa Gray, Middletown South
Gray plays much bigger than 5-8. She battles inside, can get to the hoop off her penetration, has good touch at the line and goes to work on the glass.
Ivy Harrington, Neptune
One of the most athletic and versatile players at the camp, the 5-9 guard is willing to whatever it takes to win a game. A true competitor and natural floor leader.
Jess Harvey, Rumson
The 5-7 point guard put together a breakthrough junior campaign. She runs the offense with confidence, gets to the hoop off the dribble, can stick the three and has a reputation for beating buzzers with magical halfcourt shots.
Lauren Hughes, Point Pleasant Boro
Because she plays next to her twin sister Kelly, who is heading to Boston College, in the Panthers’ backcourt, the 5-11 two-guard too often is overlooked for her own stroke from long range and overall toughness.
Kendall Kauffman, Toms River North
A seasoned veteran who has run the point since she was a freshman, the 5-7 point guard is unselfish almost to a fault. She is always seeking to find open teammates and her affinity for distributing tends to mask a good offensive game of her own.
Kristen Kennedy, Toms River East
A vital piece to East’s terrific breakout 22-8 campaign last season, the 5-5 sparkplug, who was the Raiders’ leading scorer, gets after the defense like water, always find a crack to expose.
Rachel Krauss, Colts Neck
Rugged and relentless around the boards, the 5-9 swing does a nice job transitioning from the muscle it takes to work inside to find the silky finesse on her perimeter jumper. She has also attacked the rim aggressively off the bounce.
Emily Lavin, Middletown North
Polished around the glass and a menacing defensive figure in the post, the 6-1 Lavin can get up and down the floor and has a nice offensive game away from the rim. Runs the floor well.
Hope LoPresti, Rumson
This week has done a nice job accentuating the 5-5 guard’s headiness on the ball. And, she can shoot it from downtown as well as squeeze her way inside.
Jessica Macchi, Point Pleasant Boro
The 5-11 Macchi is exceptionally well-rounded and her hustle is virtually immeasurable. Any loose ball is guaranteed to find her in hot pursuit.
Kerry Malleck, Point Pleasant Boro
The powerful 6-0 forward can mix it up under the boards and grabs her share of rebounds thanks to that work rate. She runs the floor well in transition and can finish on the break.
Ellie Masonius, Manasqan
Having seen limited minutes last year during Manasquan’s march to the Tournament of Champions title, the 5-7 guard has taken opportunity this week to show her versatility.
Hannah Miller, Rumson
A shrewd 5-7 swing, Miller can make an impact inside as well as away from the paint. She gives the Bulldogs some perimeter punch, works the glass for putbacks and gets herself to the line consistently.
Desiree Ross, Neptune
A hard-nosed defender at the top of Neptune’s press, the 5-7 guard has all drawn some attention with her confidence going to the rim off the dribble.
Danielle Roberts, South Brunswick
The 5-7 guard has been the measuring stick for passing all week, defended with grit and exhibited a smooth shooting touch.
Lyndsay Rowe, St. John Vianney
The 5-9 veteran has put in a terrific week of work. Often noted for her touch along the arc, Rowe has attacked off the wings effectively and been an exemplary leader for the seven freshmen on the roster.
Marykate Sullivan, Toms River East
Leaving the 5-5 guard unattended on the perimeter is not a wise idea. Sullivan consistently strokes it from downtown, where she deposited over 40 3-pointers as a junior.
Lauren Van Exter, Middletown South
Van Exter is another 5-8 forward who has no problem playing bigger underneath. She gives the Eagles’ guards an option on the blocks and isn’t bashful about defending inside.
Casey Weis, Rumson
Weis, an athletic 5-7 guard, is just another in a long line of Bulldogs who grasps the intricacies of the program’s system and executes them at a high level. Long and agile, she can slip through the defense to get to the tin and defend inside or out.
Seniors who have already made verbal commitments…
Jackie Dluhi, Middletown South-Wagner
Kat Egan, St. John Vianney-Iona
Kelly Hughes, Point Pleasant Boro-Boston College
Hannah Missry, Jackson-Fordham
Danielle Padovano, South Brunswick-Fordham
Gregg Lerner covers girls basketball for MSG Varsity. Follow him on Twitter: @gregglerner