Houston Stop 1 Top 250 Expo Top Performers: Outsides
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Everyone had a lot of fun at the Prep Dig Top 250 Expo in Houston on Sunday, with players, coaches and scouts all leaving the event full of excitement with the high level of play and the incredible energy seen…
Everyone had a lot of fun at the Prep Dig Top 250 Expo in Houston on Sunday, with players, coaches and scouts all leaving the event full of excitement with the high level of play and the incredible energy seen on the courts at TAV Houston.
The event, however, didn’t end on Sunday as now it’s time we recognize and give a shoutout to the players who impressed the most with their skills. I’ve revealed which middle blockers and right sides were the ones to catch my attention during the event, so now we move forward to the outside hitters.
Rogers’ performance certainly didn’t impress those who had watched her play before, but was nothing short of amazing. Few players in her class have the offensive power she does, combining unbelievable athleticism and incredible resources. The Top 250 Expo was a great opportunity to see how Rogers has developed in other areas of her game. She’s really solid with her first contact and now seems to have the mental strength and the confidence to step up and deliver as the top player in the teams she plays.
Jones was balling all day on court 5, showcasing her endless skills and making a very strong impression. I had watched her play during the high school season and she was even more impressive at the Top 250 Expo, dominating the actions on the court. Jones is very technical, surprisingly explosive and has an outstanding body control. She’s a hitter that combines just the right amount of power and finesse on her swings, scoring at a high clip and rarely making mistakes. Her backcourt game is really effective too.
Bonner-Williams was one of the new faces to impress me the most at the event. She was standing out among some very good players with her solid game and drawing a lot of attention from those watching. Bonner-Williams certainly looks taller than her listed height of 5’8″ when she’s on the court and that’s because she jumps really well and has long arms. She displayed a well-developed offensive game, swinging in all sorts of directions and also thrived when she was set out-of-system.
Phills’ strong game really stood out when I watched her play on Court 4. She played in all three front positions while I was there and did so at a really high level, displaying some impressive versatility. Phills is a scoring force as she can jump well and has an incredibly heavy right arm, which she often uses to overpower opposing blocks. She also showed some very good quality with her passing and her blocking and was the go-to hitter in her teams for most of the time.
Glover impressed everyone because of the great athlete she is. She’s also a basketball, softball and track and field student-athlete and all the hard work she puts in on those sports helps her on the court as she’s an incredibly athletic and explosive prospect. Glover was playing against much-taller opponents and she never backed off, jumping out of the gym and hitting the ball hard every time she was set. She’s the type of prospect that gives everything she has in every single play and also made a good impression on defense with her great quickness.