As the athletes get younger, the quantity of competitors increases, the quality of players remains impressive, and rankings are more competitive. This graduating class has a lot of talent inside the paint. There is a large variety in size, athleticism and style of play, but overall the 2021 bigs are very exciting. There is also a wave of highly competitive talent from British Columbia, and I’m looking forward to getting a second look at the west side in the upcoming months.
I’m looking forward to watching more of one of the most exciting graduating classes yet.
Evaluations are based on the following criteria:
1. Production and skillset at x level
2. Size for position, length, and athleticism
3. Mental edge
4. Potential and long-term projection
2021 Top 10:
6’5 F Latasha Lattimore
5’7 PG Shayeann Day-Wilson
5’9 PG Sandrine Clesca
5’8 SG Kenya Cote Lysius
6’3 C Isabella Zingaro
5’9 SF Angelica Juste-Jean
5’11 F Sira Ba
5’6 SG Lisa Tesson
5’9 PG Deja Lee
6’3 C Isaline Alexander
Latasha Lattimore | 6’5 | F | Crestwood – League Bound
Coordinated, fluid, athletic, and lengthy with a solid feel for the game. Moves according to the ball, good hands and soft touch; throw it up and she will find it and finish with versatility – jumper, face up game or off the bounce. Works well high post and short corner, good rim penetrator and can kick it off the bounce. Shoots the 3 ball, pull up jumper looks good and dunks are on the way. Defensively rim protects and shot blocker, lengthy in passing lanes.
Interest from Louisville, Michigan State, UCLA, Arizona State, Florida…
Shayeann Day-Wilson | 5’7 | PG | Crestwood – Scorer and Mental Edge
Explosive, strong and shifty with elite handles and volume scoring ability. Can create her own at the rim through the defense and with contact, create midrange with the pull up or floater, and knock it down NBA range with a quick trigger off the bounce. Elite passing ability off rim penetration, in the offense and in the open court. Competitive on ball defender. Mental edge, confidence and savage mode sets her apart.
Interest from Louisville, Michigan, UCLA, NC State, Indiana, Arizona State, Florida…
Sandrine Clesca | 5’9 | PG | St Laurent – Athleticism and Scorer
Fast, athletic, lengthy guard who finesses her way through the defense and gets to the paint – able to finish tough shots at the rim or pull up for the midrange. Delivers the ball well and creates offensively in traffic and off ball screen, good decision maker. Knocks the 3 ball down spot up or off the bounce.
Kenya Coté Lysius | 5’8 | SG | College Champlain – IQ and Shooter
High IQ spot up shooter who handles the ball with poise under pressure and makes good decisions offensively. Strong rim penetration off the bounce to score or find teammates for assists. Distributes quality passes.
Isabella Zingaro | 6’3 | F | Caledon – Length and Upside
Lefty big with length, a solid build and face up ability. Scores back to the basket, off O boards, on midrange face up game and has the 3 ball coming along nicely. Will shoot the midrange jumper or attack off the bounce; can finish with contact and has counter moves on deck. Finishes well inside with both hands, good touch on the ball, and uses her shoulders and base well to square up and protect her shot at the rim.
Angelica Juste-Jean | 5’9 | SF | St Laurent – Blow-By Ability and Athleticism
Impressively athletic guard with the ability to blow by defender with ease and efficiency; gets through the D to the rim and finishes well above the defense. Draws contact and gets to the free throw line. Good in the open court, produces in transition. Loves the 15ft baseline jumper and knocks it down out to 3 ball range. Active defender with bounce and good anticipation.
Sira Ba | 5’11 | F | Capital Courts – Power, Motor and Body Control
Strong athletic forward with a solid base and impressive body control in the air. Gets to the rim and finishes both ways, knows how to draw contact and use her body to her advantage to finish with a foul. Shoots the 3 ball and creative ability on offensive end. Rebounder and powerful defender with progressing foot speed and agility.
Lisa Tesson | 5’6 | SG | TRC – Speedy and Scorer
Uptempo, powerful, explosive and crafty guard with tight handles, great change of speed and direction. Excellent passer. Prefers driving left but gets to the rim either way, she will finish strong or find someone to assist. Good body control & plays well with her size. Knocks down the 3 ball.
Deja Lee | 5’9 | PG | Semiahmoo Secondary – Intensity and efficiency
Big time toughness player! Cleans it up on the boards, plays with effort and intensity She penetrates well and with purpose, passes the ball with accuracy and has good court vision. Gets buckets at the rim off the bounce or slashing through the D, active off the ball. Defensively tough, locks up on ball D, good motor.
Isaline Alexander | 6’3 | C | Bill Crothers – Rebounds and Runs
Powerful and athletic, handles the ball well for her position & delivers solid passes, good in the open court. Strong rebounder who likes the O board and gets to the free throw line. Runs the floor in transition and establishes position. Can penetrate off the bounce, footwork is cleaning up and skillset in short corner and high post is looking smoother every day. Solid inside; great vision and passing from inside back out to shooters on the perimeter, and from the high post.
Steals or D boards and can go full court for a layup, her catch and finish on the move is solid, doesn’t hide on the weak side on offense. Will get in passing lanes for steals, nice wall up D inside, shot blocker with a quick second bounce.
2021 Watch List;
- 6’2 F Béloti Mbokoli – Louis-Riel
- 5’9 F Maryse Miaro – Louis Riel
- 5’9 SG Samantha Shields – Riverside Secondary, B.C.
- 6’0 F Isabelle Forsyth – Semiahmoo Secondary, B.C.
- 6’1 G Tara Wallack – Semiahmoo Secondary, B.C.
- 5’5 PG Leshae Dwyer – The Patrick School
- 6’3 C Helena Lasic – The Patrick School
- 5’11 F Ahou Ornella Niankaan – St-Laurent
- 6’0 F Phoenix Gedeon – St-Laurent
- 6’1 F Teah Stupar – King’s Christian
- 5’11 G Hayley Woods – Southwest
- 6’5 C Miranda VanderWal – Southwest
- 6’2 F Lauren Audio – Niagara Prep
- 5’10 G Emily Capretta – Blessed Sacrament
- 6’3 F Isaline Alexander – Bill Crothers
- 5’10 G Abigail Jegede – Bill Crothers
- 6’3 F Cassie Jolie-Coeur – Capital Courts
- 6’2 F Katie Butts – Capital Courts
- 5’10 SF Oluwatitio Akinnusi – Vaughan
- 5’10 G Lireesa Gokhool-Jefferson – Vaughan
- 5’6 PG Tineya Hylton – Vaughan
- 6’0 F Katrina Brady – Mississaugua Monarchs
- 6’1 F Gabriel Forde – Mississaugua Monarchs
- 5’9 G Alyssa Provo – École du Carrefour, Nova Scotia
- 5’6 PG Martina Errazo – Brampton Warriors
- 5’8 G Olivia Galley – West Island College, Alberta
- 6’0 F Jaz Balan – St Peter Catholic HS
- 5’5 G Jamilah Christian – Windsor Valliants
- 5’5 G Ashanti Christian – Windsor Valliants