Shenom Top 60 2017
by Buck Matthews
Had the pleasure of driving three hours from Northern California to the Central Valley to help cover the Shenom 60 Showcase hosted by Exposure Sports on September 9th. The purpose of the Shenom 60 is to bring aspiring prospects together to compete and train with pro trainers as well as participate in the 5v5 games that follow. The Shenom 60 showcase spotlighted talent from across the state of California, with student athletes representing Los Angeles, Bay Area, Modesto, Turlock and of course Fresno.
Pro trainers, Ansar Alameen and Arturo Ormond, led the Shenom 60 event. The first couple hours focused on footwork, ball handling, and finishing at the basket. The 2nd half of training focused on defensive concepts and was highlighted by 3v3 play and the infamous 4v4 shell drill. The event was capped off with 5v5 game play where teams were divided up evenly.
Below are the top players who stood out the entire day in no particular order.
Ramani Parker, 6-3, post, 2019
National recruit who continues to improve her stock: Ramani continued to display her outstanding athletic abilities, shooting range and ability to grab rebounds outside of her area. One of her biggest attributes is her great timing on defense when blocking shots and her ability to facilitate on the fast break as a ball handler.
Angel Jackson, 6-5, post, 2019
National recruit who continues to develops offensively. Angel is more aggressive in the post but is also patient. At 6’5 she is very mobile and has good control of her body. She blocked shots throughout the day and was aggressive rebounding on both ends.
Leilani Augmon, 5-11, wing, 2019
Versatile combo guard who has the ability to play the 1 or 2 and is more comfortable playing the 2. Augmon is poised and far more confident than in years past. She has developed good footwork on the perimeter and glides to the basket with her long strides. She made a couple impressive moves in the open court during 5v5 game play.
London Jones, 5-4, point guard, 2022
Fearless, lightning quick, and will defend 94 feet. Jones is extremely competitive and does not back down from anyone. London plays with great poise and command. Her ability to drive and finish over bigger players, and be a willing passer makes her the total package. The upside on this kid is scary.
Aniyah Augmon, 5-7, guard, 2021
Lead guard who excels in the open court and finishes very well in traffic. Aniyah is non-stop on both ends of the floor and was one of the hardest working prospects at the Shenom 60.
Mace James, 5-9, forward, 2021
Smooth, athletic, and a match up nightmare for opposing guards, Mace displayed her aggressiveness and willingness to create opportunities for others in the 5v5 portion of the Shenom 60 event. James is one of the top prospects in the “21” class.
Denise Stine, 5-4, point guard, 2020
Small in stature, but D-1 speed and quickness propels Stine into a legitimate prospect, Stine displayed her ability to be a pass first point guard while defending 94 feet and getting a couple steals in the open court during the 5v5 portion at Shenom 60.
Reyanna Bey, 5-8, guard, 2019
Knocked down numerous spot up 3’s throughout Shenom 60 and displayed great instincts on defense. Bey is a fierce competitor who is active on both ends of the floor.
Deliah Moore, 5-9, guard, 2018
Good court vision and distributed the ball very well at Shenom 60. She is an above average shooter. Moore is deceptive off the dribble and sets the table for her teammates.
Mia Ross, 5-7, guard, 2020
Explosive guard off the dribble and was a play maker at Shenom 60. She displayed her quickness in the open court combined with breaking players down in the half court; Ross was one of the better guards on display at Shenom 60
Asha Sra, 5-3, point guard, Middle School
Quick, shifty and displayed a variety of offensive moves in the open court and continuously attacked off the dribble during the Shenom 60 event.
Alyssa Kem, 5-3, point guard, Middle School
Another point guard who displayed good ball handling skills and was aggressive throughout the Shenom 60 5v5 game play. Kem plays with so much poise as a young middle school guard.
Malasia Weeks, 5-5, guard, Middle School
Weeks was aggressive the entire event from start to finish. Plays with tons of energy, passion and loves to play defense. She also stood out as one of the hardest working kids at Shenom 60.