On the weekend of June 27-28, 2015, Montreal, QC was host to the SLAM Camp Summer event, hosting many of the top teams in Eastern Canada.
For many of the teams in attendance, this was their final tune up before a busy travel season in the month of July.
CROWN was on hand to catch much of the action, and here are some evals of just a few of the players that caught our eye:
It was just last summer that Mulholland’s exposure was cut short due to an ankle injury suffered early at Nike Chicago. She has since recovered (during the high school season), and appears to be at more than ready to take on all challengers. Throughout the weekend she was forever offensive minded, and good things tended to happen when he she revved up her engine towards the goal. She may have been floating under some radars because of her limited exposure last summer, and not having traveled in April, but I suspect that over the next couple of weeks she will turn several heads
Roy-Ash was one of the nicer sleepers for me in the event. Yes, I had seen her play before, but it had been a while…a long while. But, I am glad to see that she she has continued to work on her game. Being on a smaller team, I found that Roy-Ash was tasked with playing more of a face-up Forward role. She excelled at having a knack for gathering loose balls, not thinking twice about throwing her solid 6’1″ frame around, displacing any that did not establish position properly. She earned her chances for several put back situations and collected a few and-1s in the process. She really proved herself as more than a viable option for those that are looking for a mobile big that doesn’t struggle at all to get up and down the floor.
Don’t look now, but guess who’s got the ball in her hands more now? After her team lost a couple of key Point Guards that were very much a lifeline to the team, I noticed that Gilles took on some of those responsibilities, similar to the role that she was responsible for towards the end of her run at St Laurent. Also noticed during her games on Saturday was that she was able to create some space off the dribble and make passes to back door cutters in plays that has made her team so successful over previous years. Although these are all skills that could be put to good use at the next level, I do not expect Gilles to be anything less than a stretch-4 at the next level. Note: It would have been nice to get more of a sample size of what she can do, but she shut it down on Sunday along with teammate Maurane Corbin as they used it as a travel day, as they made their way to the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team tryouts.
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