CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)
ATLANTIC CITY — The Select Events Atlantic City Showcase filled up the AC Convention Center this weekend, with more than 500 teams taking part in the action, with Division I (plus II and III) coaches out for the May live recruiting period. A high-level field featuring some of the area’s top teams as well as sneaker-sponsored and independent programs from around the country came out, along with hundreds of college coaches.
Here’s who stood out in games we watched on Saturday:
More Coverage: Day 1 Standouts
Kate Allard (above) impressed with a 15-point outing against I-90 Elite. (Photo: Antonello Baggi/CoBL)
Kate Allard (2025 | NE Crusaders 17U)
The 6-2 forward, a first-team all-state selection at Bedford High (N.H.), was a problem for the I-90 Elite defense. She can play outside the paint and score a 3 and the next play she can post up and get an easy layup. It’s that easy for Allard, who lately received offers from Lafayette and UMass. In the 55-49 win, the forward put up 15 points as she can get buckets quickly in transition but she can also create for her teammates through assists. She also scored from the mid-range and is involved in both pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop situations. Allard is also a good cutter and uses the same effort on defense with boards and blocks.
Quinn Boettinger (2025 | Comets GUAA 16U)
Boettinger was unstoppable for the Comets in one of the best games all day, coming up with the “game-winning” bucket as the Comets topped the Minnesota Fury in a GUAA matchup, 58-57 (it was actually 60-57, but the official scorekeeper missed a bucket). That capped off a 19-point, nine-rebound, four-assist, two-steal effort for the 6-3 post out of Perkiomen Valley, who didn’t miss a shot from the floor, all of which came right around the bucket; her hands are terrific, and anything she gets around the rim is going in, including a terrific one-handed rebound/putback even while she was being held.
Kasey Bretones (2024 | NJ Rise Napolitano 17U)
In a 51-40 win against the NE Crusaders, the 5-11 guard from Mainland Regional (N.J.) scored 10 points and showed her talents on both ends. Offensively, Bretones — who has offers from FDU and UMass- — brings the ball up the floor with more than enough confidence and makes sure the ball stays in her hands and away from the defender while she tries to find an open teammate. The CAL All-Conference selection and MVP of the league championship game goes to the line a lot as she can attack the basket with patience using spin moves that are difficult to defend; she’s also an outstanding defender who piles up steals.
Ashley Dinges (2025 | MCW Starz S40 17U)
Dinges, who has received offers from Providence and New Hampshire, scored 11 points against the Comets and later in the day added 18 points in the win (60-47) over Germantown Lady Panthers. The 6-1 forward can also play as a guard and it is clear that she has been working on her game outside the paint as she scored three 3-pointers in the game against GLP. Dinges can also drive to the basket and score layups with both hands. She also has a good vision as she gets assists, especially when she is on the spot and has two defenders on her. In the post Dinges is difficult to guard as she has good and quick footwork. On the defensive side, the rebounds are all hers and she also gets multiple blocks. This year at Noble and Greenough School (Mass.), she piled up 22.5 and 14 rebounds per game which helped her get co-MVP in the Merrimack Valley Conference.
Molly Driscoll (2024 | Penn Fever 17U)
Driscoll and the Fever were trailing United NJ’s 17s by double digits early in the second half when they — led by her — suddenly caught fire. Driscoll connected on five straight 3-pointers as the Fever hit seven in a row overall to roar back for a big win. The 5-8 guard out of Allentown Central Catholic finished with 18 points, most of it coming from the right wing, her shot clean, high-arcing and on target every time, even the couple she missed. Driscoll, who’s hearing from a mix of schools at different levels, also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Addi Mack (above) is racking up points and offers through her first two years of high school. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)
Addi Mack (2025 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 16U)
Mack impressed as the Fury battled the Comets, finishing with 14 points in a losing effort. A 5-9 point guard from Minnehaha Academy (Minn.), the same school that produced Chet Holmgren and Jalen Suggs, Mack was named the 2023 East Metro Girls Player of the Year after averaging 30 ppg as a sophomore; she’s already got more than 2,000 varsity points. The 5-9 sharpshooter with double-digit D-I offers hit a number of one-dribble pull-ups and had a couple and-ones, and also came up with three steals and a couple boards.
Ivanna Manyacka (2027 | BBA GUAA 15U)
If you haven’t yet heard about Manyacka, well, consider yourself now ahead of the curve, but not for long. The rising freshman at the Bullis School (Md.) is a special one in the 2027 class, a 6-0 guard who plays like an upperclassman, with a well-rounded offensive game, great size on the perimeter and ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. Manyacka’s 15-point, 10-rebound, three-assist, three-steal effort in a win over the Philadelphia Belles included a smooth corner 3-pointer, a few interior buckets through contact and some driving layups. She’s already got high-major offers galore.
Lily Milewski (2025 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 16U)
The 6-foot forward showed her ability to knock down outside shots against Sideline Cancer Dynamite. Despite the 49-26 loss, Milewski hit 4-of-5 attempts from beyond the arch, finishing with 14 points. Milewski hit most of her threes in catch and shoot situations, finding herself in the corner as well as at the top of the key. The forward didn’t attack much in the paint, but battled down low for defensive rebounds, pulling in six.
Ava Orlando (2025 | NE Crusaders)
In front of quite a few Division I coaches, Orlando put on a show at the end of the game with I-90 Elite to get the dub. The 5-6 guard started the game slowly and while many players can get frustrated after missing a few shots, Orlando never stops shooting. She showed everyone that she is one of the best 3-pt shooters in the circuit and her style of play keeps the parents and the coaches focus on the game, as she might make something happen out of nowhere. Her sophomore year highlight tape from Notre Dame Academy (N.H.) starts with an insane 3/4 court shot that she made at the end of the clock and continues with a few deep 3s and a behind-the-back pass; she’s already the school’s first 1,000-point scorer since 2002 and only the third one in the program’s history, and she did it in only 2 seasons.
Mia Pauldo (2025 | HUrban Legends 17U)
The lightning-quick point guard exploded for 26 points in an impressive 74-62 win over the Minnesota Fury. Pauldo was unconscious in the first half, scoring 18 points, only missing a few shots. The 5-6 point guard was all scoring every way possible, driving the lane, using a quick pull-up jumper to her advantage while also playing off-ball and showing off her catch and shoot ability. Pauldo knocked down two 3-pointers while also being aggressive on defense. At times the point guard initiated a full-court press causing multiple turnovers leading to easy layups for her team.
Alexis Riggs (2026 | BBA GUAA 15U)
A 5-11 wing from the Bullis School (Md.), Riggs (above, 12) also had a strong game for BBA in the win over the Belles, contributing 17 points and eight rebounds, as well as a few other assorted stats. Riggs played more like a guard than her listed position of wing forward, knocking down a couple 3-pointers (and all three of her foul shots) as she shot 6-of-8 from the floor, but she certainly rebounded like a forward, with three on the offensive end, and had no issues with fighting amongst the trees for a board.
Molly Rullo (2025 | Comets GUAA 16U)
Another day, another impressive performance from the older Rullo sibling. The O’Hara standout was straight-up dominant in the early stretch of the Comets’ win over the Fury, knocking down her first shot (a straightaway triple) and making her first five from the floor as well as her first three free-throws. By the end, the 5-10 wing had piled up 17 points, rounding out her game with three rebounds, assists and steals plus a block for good measure. She and Boettinger worked extremely well on give-and-go’s, the two passing it back-and-forth several times leading to an open layup for one of them.
Audrey Shields (2024 | NY Havoc GUAA 17U)
It doesn’t take long watching Shields for it to be obvious why she’s a high-major recruit, headed to Providence next summer. The 6-1 guard isn’t just generously listed; she’s a true perimeter player, capable of creating her own shot off the perimeter and a strong 3-point shooter, but she also knows how to use her height to her advantage, crashing the glass and playing out of the post on occasion, establishing positioning inside just like a power forward. Shields was certainly impressive, scoring 22 points and grabbing six rebounds (four offensive) in a loss to the Lady Runnin’ Rebels.
Maya Simmons (2026 | Philadelphia Belles 15U)
A 5-6 guard, Simmons’ ball-handling and shooting were on display for the Belles in a game against BBA’s GUAA squad. The Cheltenham freshman scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out two assists with two steals; she showed a nice outside shot in hitting two of her three attempts, and used her foot speed and handles to get out of trouble on numerous occasions.
Caleigh Sperling (above) led the Rebels' 17s to a big comeback win on Saturday. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)
Caleigh Sperling (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U)
The Rebels’ oldest group had a really nice 54-53 win over the NY Havoc’s GUAA bunch on Saturday morning, with just about everybody on the roster playing a significant part. But Sperling was the no-doubt star, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds (three offensive) on an efficient night from the floor. The 5-10 guard from North Penn got a number of buckets off stick-backs, one of her specialities; another is her mid-range jumper, which she knocked down quite a few of, along with one 3-pointer from the wing on her only attempt from deep.
Ryley Tate-Padian (2025 | CT Impact 17U)
Tate-Padian flashed her offensive skills, pouring in 26 points in a 62-43 loss against BBA Black. The combo guard went head-to-head with Kyomi McMiller, showing off her deep range and driving ability, Tate-Padian knocked down 3 3-pointers including one that was well-beyond the arc. She was also effective on her drives, getting deep into the paint and finishing through contact at the rim. Tate-Padian initiated the offense from the point at times while also playing off ball and coming off screens to get open looks.
Iyanna Wade (2025 | Western PA Bruins 16U )
Wade scored an efficient 18 points in a blowout 50-25 win over New Heights Lightning. Wade used her quick head fakes and shifty moves to get into the paint. Despite her small stature, Wade was crafty around the rim using a couple of scoop finishes to score around bigger defenders. The point guard also showed her ability to knock down shots, going 2-of-3 from 3-point range. Wade controlled the tempo for the Bruins on the offensive end, navigating the pick and roll to create miscatches. When Wade got a matchup she liked, she attacked.
Jaeda Wilson (2024 | Germantown Lady Panthers GUAA)
The 5-9 Marquette commit is not done showing off her talent yet on the grassroots circuit. Against the Starz she put up 15 points and made it look too easy. The defense could not find a solution to stop her. Wilson, who has a solid frame that’s ready for the college level, is strong and in control when attacking the basket. She is definitely not worried when driving to the basket as she knows she will score, get fouled or find a teammate outside the 3-pt line. Her ball-handling and shooting form are already at the college level. Her crossover is enviable and is one of the best parts of her game.
Karissa Antoine (2024 | NY Havoc GUAA 17U), Evalyse Cole (2024 | Penn Fever 17U), Jasmyn Cooper (2025 | MCW Starz Keith/Manndy S40 17U), Whitney Evans (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U), Gabrielle Fineday (2025 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 16U), Marisa Francione (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U), CiCi Hernandez (2024 | Penn Fever 17U), McKenna Karlson (2024 | NJ Rise Napolitano 17U), Ella Kreuzer (2025 | United NJ 17U), Safiatu Kolliegbo (2024 | BBA Black 17U), Emily Knouse (2025 | Comets GUAA 16U), Elyse MacDonough (2024 | NY Havoc GUAA 17U), Kiyomi McMiller (2024 | BBA Black 17U), Aubrey Mobley (2026 | Philadelphia Belles 15U), Camdyn Nelson (2026 | Empire State Blue Flames 16U), Toby Nweke (2024 | Germantown Lady Panthers GUAA), Adora Nwude (2026 | BBA GUAA 15U), Jordan Ode (2025 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 16U), Mya Pauldo (2025 | HUrban Legends 17U), Addison Platt (2026 | United NJ 17U), Madison Siggins (2024 | Penn Fever 17U), Mikayla Trajtenberg (2026 | Philadelphia Belles), Isabella Vent (Sideline Cancer Dynamite 16U), Sofia Vitucci (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U)
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