HOUSTON, TX— The John Lucas Top 160 Girls Invitational is a national event that brings some of the best talent nationwide and you’ll find an under the radar gem. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
The JLETOP160 didn’t stop with the top 160 players; the event staff was engaged, displayed solid coaching along with a disciplined atmosphere that challenged the players both physically and mentally. It shared information for parents and included speakers from multiple media/scouting outlets including BAH.
Coach Lucas and various guests touched on many topics such as: recruiting and finding the right fit, the pressures of being great, not comparing other athletes journey, and he hit a delicate topic head on when he discussed the effects of the pressure to be great on a players mental health.
The JLETOP160 also introduce the USA Basketball 3×3 qualifying game for next year in Colorado Springs. The games and competition was stiff but Landry Williams, Raven Johnson, Rudy Whitehorn and Jada Malone finished as finalists.
We had our work cut out for us with so many exciting players in one place. You got big play from #2 ESPN 2022 prospect Janiah Barker, who was just phenomenal inside and out and #2 ESPN 2020 prospect Angel Reese who impressed us the whole weekend with her use of length, skill and versatility. There were so many more, so here’s the standouts we got to check out.
2020: Angel Reese, Kateri Poole, Asjah Inniss, Janiah Barker, Elauna Eaton, Sahara Jones, Madison Scott, Yasmin B. Ott, Jewel Spears, Myra Gordon, Deja Kelly, Madison Hayes, Mir McLean & Treasure Hunt
2021: Raven Johnson, Jada Malone, Landry Williams, Bianca Pendleton, O’Mariah Gordon, Landry Williams, Kayla McPherson, Knisha Godfrey. Sara Puckett, Anahi-Lee Cauley, Kayla Thomas, Karoline Striplin, Asia Brougton, Maria Gakdeng, Destiny McClendon, Trinity Hardy, Kiya Dorroh, Morasha Wiggins, Kyndall Hunter, De’Mauri Flournoy, Jada Ryce, Taylor Woodhouse, Mikayla Tynes, Zaakyaa Young, Madison Rochelle & Azaiha James
2022: Janiah Barker, Olivia Delancy, Ruby Whitehorn, Yonta Vaughn, Jade Rutledge, Shay Ciezki, Kennedy Fontleroy, Fatima Kaba Diakhate, Skye Owen, Tionna Herron, Kennedy Clifton, Zyanna Walker, Isuneh Brady, Jordana Codio, Aizhanique Mayo, Ayanna Thompson, Amanda Hill, Sydney Bowles, Kennedy Basham & Paris Miller
2023: Tanner Strickland, Laci Steele, Karina Gordon, Zaria Lewis, Sahnya Jah & Quedence Samuels
2024: Tre’Miyah Berry