Aces 17u Team Preview

April 28, 2015

AAU Preview: Purple Aces 17U
By Norbert DurstTeam: Purple Aces 17U

Coach Name: Erin Templin (Head Coach) Cordero Barkley (Assistant Coach)
Program Director: Mark Demerath
Website: www.purpleacesgb.com

Roster (number, height, position, high school) with comments from coaches:

#2 Jessika McNellis – 5'7” Guard (2016) Sheboygan South: 12.4 PPG – Hyper competitive wing; great rebounder; has a knack for the ball; Honorable Mention All-FRCC honors.

#3 Hayley Winzenried – 6'0” Guard (2016) Green Bay Preble: 4 PPG – Lefty wing who can be disruptive defensively with her length; runs the floor well in transition.

#4 Annika Baeten – 5'6” Guard/Point Guard (2016) Ashwaubenon: 7.6 PPG – Great defender, usually is assigned the other teams best guard; good midrange shot; Honorable Mention All-FRCC.

#5 Ja’Staria Brantley – 5'9” Guard (2017) Green Bay East: 4.6 PPG – Athletic; great on ball defender.

#10 Caitlin Deaton – 5'11” Guard/Post (2017) Newman Catholic: 11.9 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.4 SPG – Athletic slasher who can finish in a variety of ways around the rim; consistent midrange shooter, getting D1 interest; Second Team All-Marawood South.

#14 Jayde Doell – 6'0” Guard/Post (2016) Pulaski: 4.9 PPG – Shooter; creates mismatches with her length.

#20 Olivia Steingraber – 6'0” Post (2017) New London: Physical post; can score over both shoulders in the post; confident midrange shooter.

#22 Mariah Szymanski – 5'6” Point Guard/Guard (2016) Pulaski: 17.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, 1.6 SPG – Crafty combo guard; plays bigger than her stature; consistent 3point shooter; WBCA Division 2 First Team All-State; AP Honorable Mention All-State; First Team All-FRCC.

#24 Franki Ballerud – 5'8” Guard/Post (2016) West De Pere: 2 PPG – Intense defender; glue player that does the dirty work and little things.

#42 Hannah Stefaniak – 5'11” Guard/Post (2017) – Competitive scorer, great rebounder; good midrange shot; creates mismatches as she can play both inside and out; Second Team All-Bay Conference.

Team Strengths (from coaches): athleticism, skilled, toughness

Team Questions (from coaches): size, consistent outside shooting

Schedule:
May 30-31 – Best of the Midwest Invite – Oshkosh, WI
June 13-14 – Lakers Run & Gun – Milwaukee, WI
July 6-8 – Simply the Best – Ames, IA
July 10-12 – Nike Invitational – Chicago, IL
July 24-26 – Tartan Meltdown – Minneapolis, MN

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