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Select Events Prime East Standouts (June 8-9, 2024)

06/09/2024, 10:45pm EDT
By Josh Verlin + Andrew Robinson

By Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) +
Andrew Robinson (@ADRobinson3)

MANHEIM, Pa. — The Select Events tour stopped by Spooky Nook this weekend for the annual Prime East tournament, with programs from a number of different circuits — Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and Hoop Group, in addition to Select’s own circuit — coming to Lancaster County for two days of high-level brackets.

Here’s who stood out in games we watched this weekend: 


2024 Select Events Prime East Coverage
Standouts | Notebook Pt. 1 | Notebook Pt. 2 | Notebook Pt. 3 



Sabrina Anderson (above) led Elevate Elite to the 16U championship. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Sabrina Anderson (2027 | Elevate Elite SSB3 16U)
From the ninja-style headband to the knee sleeves to the orange-yellow sneakers that looked like flames coming off her feet, Anderson exuded a type of swagger that matched her play this weekend. The Potomac School (Va.) rising sophomore dazzled at various times with her shooting, her passing, her dribbling and her defense. Offensively, Anderson has plenty of range and she can get her shot quickly off the dribble, mixing in a few pull-up and step-back threes to accent a solid midrange game and shifty driving ability and she moves well off the ball too. Defensively, the guard pounced out of the second line in Elevate Elite’s press to create plenty of turnovers then turned plenty of them into a quick pass ahead for a score or a take of her own. She went off in the semifinals, with 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in a win over the MCW Starz.

Lilliana Carlile (2025 | MCW Starz 17U S40)
Carlile was excellent facilitating the MCW Stars’ secondary squad in a Saturday afternoon viewing. The Concord Christian (N.H.) point guard dished out seven assists, but she wasn’t just swinging the ball around to teammates; the 5-7 point guard had an excellent handle and was getting into the teeth of the defense and then making plays, whether that was finding shooters or making a couple great dump-off passes for open layups; she also showed her own scoring abilities with 10 points, all by attacking the rim, with three assists and a steal for good measure.

Reagan Edsell (2026 | Team Takeover EYBL 16U)
Clad in a protective facemask, the 5-foot-10 wing more than brought a hard-nosed approach to the weekend. Edsell, who has about a half-dozen Division I offers, was relentless in wins over the Runnin’ Rebels and Comets during bracket play, looking at every missed shot as a chance to get something for her team, whether it was a defensive board or a putback. She wasn’t limited to the interior either, showing perimeter range as a shooter while also bringing plenty of energy to the defensive end while guarding a variety of players.

Autumn Fleary (2026 | Team Takeover EYBL 17U)
One of the nation’s top point guards regardless of class, Fleary led an incredibly talented Team Takeover to the 17U championship this weekend, putting on a show between the semifinals and finals. The 5-8 lead guard is electric with the ball in her hands, slashing to the rim, where she can finish with aplomb with either hand, or at least draw contact and get to the line as defenders flailed to stop her from getting to where she wanted. A top-notch defender as well, she gets up into opposing guards’ faces and comes away with bunches of steals, which she has no hesitation to feed ahead to one of Takeover’s talented wings for an easy bucket.

Maria Freeman (2025 | Rebels Basketball Academy)
Freeman was certainly feeling in Rebels Academy’s first game on Saturday, the scrappy guard nailing six three-point looks in a high-paced win over GTS Fusion. It also certainly helped her teammates were looking for her, specifically her twin sister Sarah. Maria, a reserve at CR South last season, finished with 20 points in the win and while she may not always score at that clip, her effort and energy are always at a high level and very infectious.

Jordyn Jackson (above) and Team Takeover won the 17U championship. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Jordyn Jackson (2026 | Team Takeover EYBL 17U)
Speaking of those talented Takeover wings, Jackson led a deep group in their semifinal win with 14-point outing that showed why she’s one of the top rising junior prospects in the country. The 6-1 guard is a smooth athlete with great feel and body control, and she knows how to pick her spots to get off a quality shot from wherever. That included a too-easy turnaround jumper in the lane where she faked right and went left, a picture-perfect bucket that drew “ahhs” from the crowd; she also got to the line a couple times and went 4-of-4, while showing some nice passing skills as she picked up a couple assists.

Shelby Lewis (2025 | Germantown Lady Panthers 17U)
It seemed like every time Lewis touched the ball in Sunday morning’s win over Sideline Cancer, something positive happened for GLP. The 6-foot-1 forward drew a couple shooting fouls and made a couple baskets, but her passing really shined as she chalked up six assists. Lewis’ teammates looked to her first in the halfcourt, the Mount De Sales Academy post then able to make the right read, finding teammates for threes, midrange jumpers or rolling to the rim. She also competed hard on the glass and flashed some good intuition on defense with three steals.

Zoe Mesuch (2025 | Team Northeast 17U)
Meusch’s impressive floor game was on display Saturday in an overtime loss to the Comets. The 5-5 point guard, a Navy commit, scored all 17 of her points in the opening half, including a pull-up triple from the left wing and a step-back one from the right wing, and she also had a left-handed and-one for emphasis just before the half. Mesuch, who hails from Wallkill (N.Y.), has the ball on a string and was making some great passes on the move, one-handed types that were exactly where her teammates needed them, or dump-offs around the bucket. 

Celia Neilson (2026 | MCW Starz P24 16U)
In a 16U semifinal on Sunday afternoon, the MCW Starz fell behind big early against Elevate Elite, but Neilson was a big reason they were able to battle back in the second half to make it a game before ultimately falling short. The Bishop Fenwick (Mass.) rising sophomore scored all 12 of her points in the second half, knocking down two of her three 3-point attempts, while also collecting six rebounds, four steals, and two assists. The strong 5-8 guard handled the ball well against the press, attacked mismatches and knocked down open jumpers.

Mya + Mia Pauldo (2025 | HUrban Legends 17U)
If we saw the Pauldo twins more often, we’d be able to better tell them apart. In a Saturday win over K-Low Elite, the two Morris Catholic (N.J.) guards — both ranked in the top 50 in their class by ESPN — were equally problematic for their opponents. With at least one on the court at all times — and usually both of them flying around — it felt like there were Pauldos everywhere. Both standing about 5-6, the pair of combo guards are defensive pests who have the ball on a string are confident scorers but unselfish. In this viewing, Mya had 15 points, five steals, five rebounds and three assists; Mia had 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Molly Rullo (above, left) and Kaila Richards were both standouts this weekend.
(Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Kaila Richards (2025 | Team Northeast 17U)
A 5-7 guard from the Hotchkiss School (Conn.), Richards went off after halftime of a Saturday showdown with the Comets GUAA, scoring 19 of her 23 points in the second half and overtime of a game that Northeast ultimately lost by a point. The speedy left-hander liked to use her dominant hand but she did so in excellent fashion, making some tough layups around and over Comets defenders, including a couple and-ones, and she had a great spin into a mid-range jumper as well. Bouncy and athletic, she also grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists, and had a steal and a block. 

Nevaeh Roberson (2027 | Team Takeover 16U)
Roberson doesn’t much look like a sophomore playing with Team Takeover’s talented 16U team, which makes sense given she’s a 2027 playing up a year. Granted, she doesn’t look much like that either, the 6-foot-2 guard a bundle of energy and ability that stretches the length of the floor. The Maryland native already has an impressive stock of Division I offers and it’s easy to see why, her athletic ability complimenting a strong skill set: between Saturday and Sunday, Roberson showed off a handle and moves to go with it, a jumper with range out to the perimeter, rebounding on both ends and some defensive chops including a came-from-nowhere block of a three in Sunday’s semifinal round.

Molly Rullo (2025 | Comets GUAA 17U)
Rullo led the way for the Comets as they made it to the 17U quarterfinals before running into the Empire State Blue Flames. The 5-11 O’Hara wing and Drexel commit was at her best in the second-round win over Team Northeast, scoring 23 points, including the game-sealing foul shots, in the overtime victory. Rullo excels at bullying her way to the bucket, putting her head down against defenders and getting inside positioning, where she’s an excellent finisher and gets to the line (9-11 FT); she also added five rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Julia Scott (2026 | Empire State Blue Flames 17U)
Empire’s 6-3 post, who plays up with the 17s but looks right at home, had a strong all-around game in the Blue Flames’ quarterfinal win over the Comets on Sunday. She flashed a bit of everything: a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer from the top of the arc, some great post footwork on a couple buckets around the rim, the ability to put the ball on the floor and create, even with her off hand; a 15-foot face-up jumper. She finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block; her best dime was a high-low pass between two defenders to a cutting teammate for a wide-open layup. 

Brooke Stagliano (above) was 7-of-9 from deep in the Comets' quarterfinal win. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Brooke Stagliano (2027 | Comets GUAA 15U)
Stagliano led the way for a sharpshooting Comets squad which, despite playing in the 16U bracket, made it all the way to the semifinals thanks to a 61-39 spanking of Empire State Blue Flames in the quarterfinals. A 5-9 guard from Paul VI (N.J.), Stagliano’s picture-perfect jump shot was on full display in the Sunday morning win; she knocked down three catch-and-shoot treys within the game’s first few minutes, launching her to a game where she was 7-of-9 on her 3-pointers to pace her to 22 points. Stagliano’s shot selection was great, and she also put the ball on the floor and attacked closeouts, but tended to get the ball moving around her teammates rather than looking for her own shot.

Amaya Stewart (2025 | K-Low Elite 17U Edwards)
Stewart worked hard for K-Low in a tough matchup against the HUrban Legends on Saturday, the Wyomissing forward going for 16 points and 12 rebounds, grabbing five of those on the offensive end. Stewart’s most eye-opening offensive move was when she hit a 15’ jumper while on the move to her left, but she got most of her production around the rim or at the foul line, where she ended up on five different occasions. The 6-1 forward fights hard for rebounds, and she’s not afraid to play physical in the post on both ends.

Payton Walters (2027 | Elevate Elite 3SSB 16U)
There are only two 2027s on the Elevate 16s, and they were both impressive on Sunday. Walters’ athleticism really helped her stand out in a semifinal win over the MCW Starz, the 5-6 sophomore from Osbourn Park (Va.) continuously leaping for rebounds, helping her grab five of her eight on the offensive end. She had a number of o-boards that she immediately kicked out to a teammate for an open 3-pointer, helping her rack up five assists, as she also collected four steals and a block along with seven second-half points. 


Honorable Mention
Madelyn Adamson (2025 | Comets Select 17U), Emma Anthony (2026 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 2026), Mary Amoateng (2025 | Team Takeover EYBL 17U), Michelle Azzun (2025 | MCW Starz 17U S40), Bella Bacani (2025 | Comets GUAA 17U), Sam Barton (2027 | MCW Starz P24 16U), Caitlin Boyle (2026 | MCW Starz P24 16U), Labrea Carter (2026 | Team Takeover 2026), Talia DiMichele (2025 | Rebels Basketball Academy), Alyssa Estep (2025 | Delco Goats 17U), Melana Eyer (2025 | Sideline Cancer S40 17U), Lena Girardi (2025 | Empire State Blue Flames 17U), Abby Grillo (2025 | Comets Select 17U), Laila Jones (2025 | K-Low Elite 17U Edwards), Catie Kelly (2025 | Comets Select 17U), Emily Knouse (2025 | Comets GUAA 17U), Abbie McFillin (2027 | Comets GUAA 15U), Princess Moody (2025 | Team Takeover EYBL 17U), Makylah Moore (2025 | HUrban Legends 17U), Kylie Mulholland (2025 | Delco Goats 17U), Jo Owens (2027 | Comets GUAA 15U), Kai Powell (2026 | Team Takeover 16U), London Powell (2026 | Empire State Blue Flames 16U), Qandace Samuels (2027 | Team Takeover EYBL 17U), Zoe Seymour (2025 | Germantown Lady Panthers GUAA 17U)  Emma Smith (2026 | MCW Starz S40), Shayla Smith (2025 | Books & Basketball GUAA 17U), Jada Snow (2025 HUrban Legends 17U), AnnaBeth Tsai-Turton (2026 | Team Takeover EYBL 16U), Mia Washington (2026 | Empire State Blue Flames 16U), Gabriela Watkins (2025 | Team Northeast 17U), Amari Worsham (2026 | Elevate Elite 3SSB 16U)

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