This weekend is the annual Classic in the Country Challenge. It is a weekend of basketball designed to highlight some of the best high school girls basketball players in Ohio. This year our Clinton-Massie Falcons will be playing in the event. Unfortunately, due to Syd’s torn ACL and subsequent surgery, she will not be participating.
The image on this page is an iPhone pic of the poster promoting this event. Syd is on the bottom left in her Massie uniform. She made a joke yesterday that you can see her left knee (the one she injured). She said that you can see it when it looked good and was healthy! Glad she can joke about it.
All Star Media posted an article today on the upcoming event. We are planning to take in part of the event and looks like a good one for girls basketball in Ohio.
The top players in Ohio will be in the spotlight this weekend at the Classic In The Country Challenge in Berlin, Ohio. Dayton, Ohio State, Xavier and the other collegiate programs in the Buckeye State, are anxiously awaiting the event.
“There are a lot of talented young players in the state of Ohio, and this tournament is going to have a lot of those kids,” said Bret McCormick, the analyst at the All Star Girls Report.
Most of the recruiting attention is now focused on the Class of 2014. Here is a quick look at the key performers from the Class of 2014 (along with their national ASGR ranking) who will be competing at the Classic In The Country.
No. 3, Kelsey Mitchell, 5-8, PG, Princeton, Ohio: “Kelsey is a great player who will be a program changer for someone. She is a lefty who is a great passer, and she is a big-time scorer. She can attack the rim, and she can hit the deep three,” said McCormick.
No. 14, Alyssa Rice, 6-3, C, Reynoldsburg, Ohio: “She is a very smooth post player with great footwork. She is one of the top post players in the class, and she could play the four or the five on the next level.”
No. 30, Sydney Brackemyre, 6-1, F, Clinton (Ohio) Massie: “Sydney has come on strong lately, but unfortunately she injured her ACL recently so she will not be playing at the Classic In The Country.”
No. 38, Katherine Westbeld, 6-1, Kettering (Ohio) Fairmont: “Katherine has a high basketball IQ. She just knows how to play the game. She has a strong inside game and she can also step out and score.”
No. 49, Kristen Confroy, 5-9, G, Solon, Ohio: “She is a combo guard who is a strong athlete with a great skill set and a high basketball IQ. Kristen’s stock has really risen recently, and there are a lot of top programs interested right now.”