Best of Deep South '07

We didn't see everyone - we stayed with the older kids during our short period - but these are the best 15 that we saw at the Deep South Classic.

Tyler Ash

Chasity Clayton

Tyler Ash, 6-2 G, Liverpool, N.Y.
A legit, creative point guard at 6-2
Heather Buck, 6-5 P, Stonington, Conn.
Nicely chiseled, mobile post
Chasity Clayton, 6-1 W, Alexandria, Va.
TNT first step, stays long and low off dribble
Jasmine Dixon, 6-1 G, Long Beach, Calif.
Backcourt Beast of the West
Adaora Elonu, 6-2 W, Houston, Texas
Long, smooth and athletic wing
Amber Gray, 6-1 W, West Chester, Ohio
A powerful, Barkley-esque forward
Aleisha Howard, 5-10 G, Columbus, Ohio
An almost unstoppable penetrator
Glory Johnson, 6-2 W, Knoxville, Tenn.
High-motored and skilled - maybe the best of show
Shenise Johnson, 5-11 G, Henrietta, N.Y.
Backcourt Beast of the East
Samantha Prahalis, 5-7 G, Commack, N.Y.
Magic, acrobatic off the dribble
Brittany Rayburn, 6-0 G, Attica, Ind.
Extremely smooth, long-distance shooter
Shay Selby, 5-10 G, Geneva, Ohio
A power point guard
Shenneika Smith, 6-1 W, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Long, athletic, great lift on jumper - '09
Nikki Speed, 5-9 G, Los Angeles, Calif.
Game over if the jumper's consistent
Ashley Wilson, 6-0 F, Wheeling, Ill.
Tireless, consistent inside - '09

Brittany Rayburn

Shenneika Smith

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Glenn Nelson is the publisher of and the editor-in-chief of Scout Media (, an online sports network and magazine-publishing company and subsidiary of Fox Interactive Media. Glenn also founded and coached the Dragons and Northwest HoopGurlz select girl's basketball teams. He previously was a longtime, national-award-winning basketball columnist and writer for The Seattle Times. His work also has appeared in several national magazines and books. He is co-author of "Rising Stars: The Ten Best Players in the NBA" (Rosen Publishing, 2002). He can be reached at

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