Labor Day Weekend was a good one for Memphis Girls Basketball. The younger class of players are taking advantage of opportunities and continuing to get early recognition nationally.
Jasmine Cincore (Briarcrest 2014) and Victoria "Torri" Lewis (MHEA 2015) traveled to Georgia this past weekend to participate in the Elite Basketball Academy camp and left quite an impression.
Here is Mark Lewis' evaluation from ESPN Hoopgurlz:
Jasmine Cincore (Arlington, Tenn.), Briarcrest Christian): Having spent her freshman high school season working more as a small forward, it was nice to see the growth and versatility that this 5-9 power player brings to the floor. She's showing the ability to create off the dribble with some impressive side-to-side action and an explosive first step. Her weak hand needs some immediate attention or defenders are going to figure out her limitations and not even have to break a sweat. When she does get an edge on an opponent she utilizes her solid build and strength by actually creating contact herself and keeping them at bay as she penetrates. Finishing among the bigs isn't an issue for her and she gets more than her share of trips to the line. The perimeter stroke is sound but there's a tendency to turn her shoulders that could lead to some consistency issues if not addressed. Cincore is one of those players who has plenty of quickness but may giving up some ground in the speed department. She compensates with physical play and a willingness to mix things up. An important year lies in front of her.
Torri Lewis (Olive Branch, Miss.), MHEA: An instinctual player, this 5-9 guard is going to have plenty of folks keeping an eye on her progress over the next couple of years. Her individual skills are sharp and advanced for her age comfortably warranting the old cliché "she's got game." She can create off the dribble but she keeps defenders guessing if she'll take it all the way to the rim of pull up from full speed and drain the 10-footer. There's some forward body motion in her perimeter shot that will be an issue with better defenders in her face but she was able to connect several times early in the event before leg fatigue set in. Even with the forward action she's still got a quick release that's difficult for opponents to anticipate or contest. She is constantly active and isn't hesitant to get on the floor or crash the offensive glass. Defensively she's aggressive on the ball and occasionally finds herself out of position from overplaying but hustles to recover. Lewis is following in the home-school footsteps as Moriah Jefferson and Taber Spani.
Torri also made her debut on the 2015 ESPN Hoopgurlz Watch List. Click Here
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