The USJN 17u National Championships were held July 20-23rd, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. With a total of 30 courts and teams representing from the 9 Northeast states we cover, as well as 19 other states, British Columbia, England, Ontario, & Quebec, the event did not disappoint. With this being the last Recruiting Live Period of the summer, as well as the last AAU tournament for some of these 2020’s, these athletes left it all on the court. There was loads of talent from all over the country, but especially from the Northeast.
We will be posting event recaps following the below schedule:
Monday, 8/5 – Connecticut
Tuesday, 8/6 – Maine
Wednesday, 8/7 – Massachusetts
Thursday, 8/8 – NH, NJ, NY
Friday, 8/9 – Pennsylvania
Below, please find the Pennsylvania recap featuring some of the teams in attendance.
Allison Butler • Class of 2020 • 5’10 • Pos: PG/G • Pine Grove – Butler demonstrated some crafty attacks to the hoop with a variety of finishes and a soft touch. She has a good handle vs. pressure in the full and half court. On the other end of the floor, she is active and aggressive both on and off the ball.
Sydney Payne • Class of 2020 • 5’11 • Pos: G/F • Governor Mifflin – Payne is capable of playing inside-out with her size and length. She can shoot behind ball screens when the defender goes under and does a good job of crashing the boards on both ends of the floor.
Erin Shober • Class of 2020 • 6’1 • Pos: F/C • Wilson – Shober is a capable high post jump shooter. Additionally, she makes a ton of hustle plays for her team, getting on the floor for loose balls.
Kylie Meredith • Class of 2021 • 5’8 • Pos: G • Conrad Weiser – Meredith does a good job of attacking the hoop hard with her head up, getting to the free throw line consistently.
Collegeville Jaguars National
Reganne Flannery • Class of 2020 • 5’6 • Pos: G • Gwynedd Mercy Academy – Flannery is a smooth lefty shooter that has good footwork prior to the catch.
Alaina Mullaly • Class of 2020 • 5’7 • Pos: PG/G • North Penn – Mullaly is a combo guard that is comfortable playing both on and off the ball. She has a good handle, pushes the ball in transition, and can knock down the 3-ball.
Ashley Guidone • Class of 2020 • 5’5 • Pos: G • Thomas Jefferson – Guidone is a knockdown 3 point shooter. With her shooting ability, she makes good use of shot/ball fakes within the half court offense in addition to having her head up to seeing the defense. Overall, Guidone competes on both ends of the floor.
Hannah Potter • Class of 2020 • 5’7 • Pos: PG/G • Kiski – Potter is a heads up ball handler that has a soft touch on her finishes.
Nevaeh Ewing • Class of 2021 • 5’10 • Pos: G/F • Knoch – Ewing shows well to the ball in the post. She is agile to read the ‘d,’ make her move/adjustment, and finish with contact. Additionally, Ewing uses a solid upfake to knock down a one-dribble pull-up jumper.
Dejan Burnett • Class of 2022 • 6’2 • Pos: C • Kiski – Burnett shows well to the ball in the post. She is already physically strong with the ability to compete on both ends of the floor.
Jackie Caputo • Class of 2020 • 5’10 • Pos: F • Norwin – Caputo has very good court vision as a post player that sees the whole floor. She has a solid handle for a big which can help alleviate pressure in the full court as well as attack herself off the dribble. Caputo finishes well in transition but shies away from contact at times.
*Editor’s Note: Our staff covers as many teams as possible while attending these events, but recognize that not all teams will get coverage/recognition. We appreciate your understanding and continued support of our business and website.