Boo Williams Summer League - Maryland: 16U Elite Players 'In The News'

Friday, July 29
Jonquel USJN

Hoopgurlz  Who kept their cool in D.C.? by Mark Lewis

Jonquel Jones (Ellicott City, Md.), Maryland BWSL: There are not too many pieces missing in this 6-2 Clemson-bound wing's game. Combining size, athleticism and perimeter skills, she's a challenge for any opposing defensive matchup. Add to that the speed and quickness of someone who is much smaller, and some good things are going to happen. With and without the ball, she was active. On the break, she can take it herself or get out and run the lanes like an NFL wide receiver. Her first step covers a lot of ground and effectively seals her defender, freeing her up to attack the rim with her well-honed ballhandling. In traffic, she's effective with her wingspan and vertical, allowing her to play above any defensive rotations. She knocked down several jumpers and pull ups but also had a few that chipped some paint off the rim. The form and stroke are there, but the consistency will have to evolve. Beyond her obvious potential, Jones demonstrated a willingness to be a factor at both ends on every play. Defensively, all the tools are there to be an immediate impact player at the next level. Her lateral footspeed, size and wingspan make her an ideal asset in fullcourt and trapping situations.

Jonquel Jones
HoopGurlz Spring Talent Shining by Keil Moore

Jonquel Jones, BWSL Maryland (Ellicot, Md.): One of the common traits looked for throughout the basketball scouting community is a players wingspan. A player who is blessed with long arms can create problems defensively which most players just can't. At 6 feet 1, with reach just as long, Bahamian-born Jonquel Jones is that kind of player. She is athletic enough to work at the top of a press and create issues all over the floor. Her physical ability allows her to guard multiple positions well, making her quite the weapon for any coach blessed with the opportunity to coach her. As she continues to learn the game and improve her basketball awareness, she has the ability to turn herself into a solid contributor at the college level.

Friday, September 9

Hoopgurlz  Recruiting Recap

Kelila Atkinson (Woodbridge, VA/ Riverdale Baptist) to Wake Forest: Atkinson is an athletic wing who has continued to improve her game throughout her time on the summer circuit. The 5-9 shooting guard also considered Central Florida, Cincinnati, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Virginia Commonwealth in her college process, but ultimately decided to pick the ACC school, Wake Forest. With her addition, Atkinson becomes the "offensive centerpiece" of a 2012 Wake Forest recruiting class including Celina Rodrigo (Marietta, Ga/ Hillgrove) and Candice Ball (Pulaski, VA/ Oak Hill).

Tuesday, October 11

Ruth Sherrill Commits!

HOOPGURLZ 3-star Ruth Sherrill is fith commit at CAA School

Ruth Sherrill of ALexandria, VA has committed to Hofstra University, according to her club coach, Stan King of Cardinal AAU Basketball.

The 6-foot forward, rated a three-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz, also considered East Carolina, Loyola (Md.), Penn and William & Mary.

Sherrill was an honorable-mention, All-Met selection by the Washington Post after her unior season at Thomas Edison (Alexandria, VA)

NOTE:  Ruth Sherrill was a member of the BWSL-MD Girls Elite Team for the showcase summer 2011.