Girls of Summer: Tip-Off 2013

Participants at the Queens Court Skills Academy pose for the camera. Check out our Gold Club content for evaluations of the event's top performers. Photo: Harold Abend

Participants at the Queens Court Skills Academy pose for the camera. Check out our Gold Club content for evaluations of the event’s top performers. Photo: Harold Abend

Ninth annual Girls of Summer Caravan tips off in the Bay Area. Our annual summer girls basketball evaluations begins with many of NorCal’s top players at two events. 

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The Ninth Annual Cal-Hi Sports Girls of Summer Caravan hit the road in early June to begin the process of evaluating California’s top girls basketball talent.

The first stop was June 1-2 at the Hoops on the Hill club team tournament hosted by the Cal Ballaz at Contra Costa College in San Pablo. The Caravan was represented by Marissa Holbert of PassThaBall. She evaluated the talent and came up with rankings of the event’s top players.

The second stop was June 14 at the Tice Valley Center in Walnut Creek for the Queens Court Skills Academy. The event, produced and directed by Holbert and Kelvin Potts of Project Basketball, attracted 60 of Northern California’s top girls players for the morning session, and over 50 middle-school hopefuls in the afternoon group.

The evaluations for the Queens of the Court were done by Cal-Hi Sports and those can be read with a Gold Club membership.

Listed below are the girls we’ve evaluated so far in an initial order that could and most likely will change as the summer progresses and we cover more events and see more players. The order is based on the one event so far and only includes girls at that event, although some girls listed did play at both events. The girls are listed by school, height, position and class:

Queens Court Skills Academy
(In order of evaluation by Cal-Hi Sports)

Gabby Green (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-1, PG, 2014
Mikayla Cowling (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-0, F, 2014
Asha Thomas (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-5, PG, 2015
Mariya Moore (Salesian, Richmond) 6-0, W, 2014
GeAnna Summers-Luaulu (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 5-9, G, 2014
Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman (Berkeley) 5-2, G, 2015
Morgan Bertsch (Santa Rosa) 6-4, C/F, 2014
Desire Finnie (Berkeley) 5-9, F, 2014
Morgan Green (Pacific Collegiate, Santa Cruz) 5-7, PG, 2014
Kat Tudor (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-10, F, 2016
Keana Delos Santos (Miramonte, Orinda) 5-7, G, 2016
Emilee Van Dyke (Gregori, Modesto) 6-2, C, 2014
Nadene Hart (Scotts Valley) 6-1, C/F, 2014
Lexi Tubbs (Modesto Christian, Modesto) 5-11, G, 2014
Aisia Robertson (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-7, G, 2015
Kelea Dennis (Oakland Tech, Oakland) 6-1, F, 2015
Jahnay Anderson (Archbishop M itty, San Jose) 5-4, G, 2016
Teanni Roberts (Valley Christian, San Jose) 5-4, G 2016
Antuanisha Wright (Emery, Emeryville) 5-6, G, 2015
Stephanie Moore (Modesto Christian, Modesto) 5-9, G/F, 2016
Sierra Smith (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-5, PG, 2017
Lailoni Gaines (Modesto Christian, Modesto) 5-10, F, 2016
Tiana Camello (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 5-11, F, 2014
Madison Witcher (Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove) 5-6, PG, 2016
Vivian Vasquez (Modesto Christian, Modesto) 5-8, F, 2014
Sujey Luna (Gustine) 5-4, PG, 2016
Kaylanii Bardell (Kennedy, Richmond) 5-9, G, 2014
Jasmine Hampton (Modesto Christian, Modesto) 5-11, F, 2014
Victoria Duenas (Pittsburg) 5-10, G/F, 2015
Nydajah Jackson (Oakland Tech, Oakland) 5-4, PG, 2016
Kaylonii Bardell (Kennedy, Richmond) 5-8, G, 2014

Hoops on the Hill
(In order of evaluation by PassThaBall)

Asha Thomas (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-5, PG, 2015
Bri Moore (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-6, PG, 2015
Kelli Hayes (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-1, G 2014
Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman (Berkeley) 5-2, PG, 2015
Morgan Green (Pacific Collegiate, Santa Cruz) 5-7, PG, 2014

For in-depth evaluations of the above lists and future Girls of Summer analysis, please consider joining our Gold Club in order to read that exclusive premium content.

Look for continued contributions from Holbert and PassThaBall, including video, on our site. That Gold Club coverage will begin at the End of the Trail Tournament in Oregon July 6-9.

Harold Abend is the associate editor of CalHiSports.com and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at marketingharoldabend@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend

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3 Comments

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