New Year's Resolution 2015

New Year's Resolution 2015
New Year's Resolution 2015Marina Mabrey

PATTERSON, N.J. -- The New Years Resolution has become one of the marquee high school events of the season. Hosted by the New Jersey Sparks club team, the three-day event saw teams from throughout the Northeast compete in a setting that allows for a competitive atmosphere and quality evaluation setting. Here is a look at some of the upperclass standouts from the event.

Next year Louisville will replace current senior Sara Hammond with current high school senior Samantha Fuehring of Wanaque, N.J. At 6 feet 2, Fuehring has the size and skill to make plays on the perimeter and the toughness to make plays around the rim. This weekend she scored the ball in a variety of ways and showed a comfort level making plays with the ball in her hands. Like Hammond, Fuehring has the potential to be a double-double type of contributor at the next level.

One player who really impressed with her play this weekend was 5-6 point guard Kayla Diaz of Patterson, N.J. Diaz, a member of the class of 2015, made timely jumpers on Saturday night keeping her Patterson Eastside team in the game. The NJIT-bound prospect has the ability to run a team and knockdown the ball reversal jumper.

In one of the best games of the event Marina Mabrey of Manasquan, N.J., helped her Manasquan High School team knock off a talented Patrick School team. Mabrey, who is headed to Notre Dame next year, is currently the No. 7 ranked player in the ELITE 150 for the class of 2015. Mabrey’s ability to score the basketball at all three levels of the floor and create her own looks off the bounce puts her towards the top of the list as one of the best scorers in the class of 2015.

Next year 6-0 forward Taylor Brown of Patterson, N.J., will be slashing and attacking the lane at Clemson University, but until then Brown has her talents working for Patterson Eastside High School. Brown, a left-handed forward, has good touch around the basket and the athleticism to elevate and make shots over defenders in the lane. She has an aggressive mentality and although she lacks a consistent perimeter jumper at this point in her development, she finds ways to be effective on the offensive side of the ball.


♦ Kentucky signee Batouly Camara of New York, N.Y., showed well in a head-to-head match up with class of 2017 forward Rellah Boothe, the No. 15 ranked prospect in the ELITE 25. Camara’s energy level and willingness to be vocal will separate her at the next level.

♦ Harvard signee Nani Redford of Great Neck, N.Y., will bring athleticism and playmaking to Harvard’s backcourt next year. Redford has a nice feel for the game and the quickness to make a play off the bounce.

Kat Phipps of Manasquan, N.J., scored 42 points against St. Mary’s (N.Y.) on Saturday morning. Phipps is headed to St. Francis (N.Y.) next year.

Moore is the Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report and international scouting report. He has been a member if the women's basketball community for more than six years as a trainer and evaluator. He can be reached at

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