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LBI Michigan Event Recap: Michigan Cagers Invitational

05/08/2018, 2:00pm EDT
By Jason Wilkins (LBI)

Swartz Creek, MI: The 6th Annual Michigan Cagers Invitational was held this past weekend, with over 60 plus teams battling it out in Swartz Creek.  This is quickly becoming one of the top Michigan events in the month of May.  I spent Saturday checking out the action and found a few players that will definitely get on college coaches radar very soon. 

6’ 2020 SF Jasmine Edwards Hype Lady Hoopers 
Missed most of this past season high school with a foot injury, but she is now 100%. A quick post player that runs the court like the guards, Edwards was everywhere she needed to be when she needed to be there. She is a strong rebounder that crashes the boards relentlessly. Her strong athletic frame allows her to set perfect picks to free up her guards, or opens her up to roll to the basket where she finished strong, often getting to the foul line. She also is very comfortable playing away from the basket where she has the ability the knock down the open shot. 

5’10” 2020 SG Kaylee Wendel TC Elite Woodmore
Wendel has a very long frame and was able to play the passing lanes and create steals and turnovers. She also attacked the basket aggressively, finishing at the rim with and without contact. Kaylee was able to play and defend both guard positions. Wendel is a good overall basketball player that does all the little things that needs to be done on the court.

5’10” 2023 SF Jacey Somers Northern Pride
Attacking the paint, rebounding and playing hardnose defense are all things that Somers did. She has good ball handling skills and did a good job of creating shots for herself. She was very active on the defensive end and showed her passing abilities. Somers has good size to only be in the 7th grade. We will definitely be keeping an eye out on her for years to come.

6’3” 2020 Post Morgan Thompson Factory Basketball 
Thompson showed her potential; has a strong frame that allows her to be physical in the paint. She was able to score with her back to the rim. Morgan is a battler and it shows with her high rebounding numbers. She causes tons of problems on defense, altering shots and keeping teams from getting second-chance scoring opportunities.

5’6” 2019 PG Emily Swiercz FSA Black
Swiercz is the type of point guard that every coach would love to have. She has great court vision and knows when to pull the ball out, reset, or attack the rim herself. She is a vocal leader that can direct traffic during transition and while executing a play. She is aggressive on both ends of the court and often created turnovers and steals that converted into easy buckets for her team. Had a very good game vs. Hype Lady Hoopers where she handled their pressure defense very well.

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