Recap: Pre-Season Shootout Day 1

Recap: Pre-Season Shootout Day 1
Recap: Pre-Season Shootout Day 1Mone Jones

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SUWANEE, Ga. – The Pre-Season Shootout provided several teams with important battles before the NCAA certified tournaments next weekend. Quality teams from around the Southeast filled Suwanee Sports Academy and competed in a situation where players are able to play against the some of the best players in the nation. This type of opportunity prepares many of these regional teams to play on the national stage. Here is a look at who shined the most on day one.


Carolina All Stars 2015

Coach Brian Norwood assembled a team that has length and versatility. Mone Jones of Durham, N.C., who is currently ranked No. 13 in the class of 2015, headlines the All Star squad. At 6 feet 3 inches she is able to play both inside and outside, which creates mismatch opportunities on the offensive end. She is complimented well by class of 2015 forwards Kelsi Mahoney of Concord, N.C. and Salita Greene of Durham, N.C. Mahoney gave her verbal commitment to George Washington this February while Greene is certain to have a busy phone after the April evaluation weekend. Jade Phillips of Raleigh, N.C. is a talented slasher who provides athleticism for Norwood’s squad. Shooters like Carley Lytton of Floyd, Va. and Taylor Petty of Newton, N.C., provide floor spacing for the post players in the lane.


Chassity Carter (Dickson, Tenn.), Team Tennessee Springer – 2016

Standing at 5-11, Carter is a play-making guard who can fulfill the role of a go-to scorer or as a facilitator. She is currently ranked No. 10 in the ELITE 25 and won a gold medal with USA Basketball U16 team last summer at FIBA Americas. Last night in her opening game, she showed her ability to slash into the lane and create scoring opportunities at the rim. At the Showcase in March, Carter was terrific at setting up her teammates with pin-point passes. Carter will be at the Peach State Basketball Tip-Off Class in Franklin, Tenn. next weekend.

Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the National Scouting Report. He can be reached at

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