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GIRLS BASKETBALL RECRUITING: A look at some of the best D1 commits from around the state

By: Scott Burnstein, November 8, 2012, 7:00 am

Here’s a breakdown of some of the best prep girls basketball players in the state of Michigan from the Class of 2013, who are already committed to schools at the next level:

Sydni Davis (Southfield-Lathrup) Stetson University

Spunky, high-scoring point guard that is also an ace defender….could have easily wound up at a bigger D1 school, but as is has a very solid shot at becoming a small-school D1 star down in Florida with Stetson

Taylor Gleason (Goodrich) Illinois

The consummate floor general and pacesetter, is equally adept at scoring and distributing the basketball, arguably the top point guard in the whole state

Shakeya Graves (Westland John Glenn) DePaul

Combo guard with a big upside

Allie Havers (Mattawan) Nebraska

Might be the No. 1 post player in the state, awesome shot-blocker… definition of a ‘gamer’

Antania Hayes (Detroit King) DePaul

Considered the best overall player in the state by ESPN, attacks the rim like few in the nation, the ultimate finisher

Tori Jankoska (Freeland) Michigan State

Super-steady point guard with outstanding court-vision and magnetic leadership skills

Ashley Nickens (Utica Ford) Cincinnati

Killer talent in the paint, tenacious and gritty, with enough finesse to become a star in the Big East when she hits the college level

Haleigh Ristovski (GPW University Liggett) UofD-Mercy

No. 1 small school player in the state, following in the footsteps of her big sister Maddie, the state’s 2012 Miss Basketball Award-winner and currently playing in the Big 10 at Michigan….hopes to get the Knights back to their third straight state championship game and this time bring home the hardware

Aketra Sevillian (Goodrich) Penn State

A great 2-guard with playmaking and scoring ability, teams with Taylor Gleason to give Goodrich the best backcourt in the state

Jacqueline Simpson (Burton Bendle) Central Michigan

Smooth prospect on the wing, who can score, take it to the cup and bring lockdown defense on the perimeter

Sparkle Taylor (Flint Northwestern) UTEP

Continuing the legacy of Flintstone hardwood gems, Taylor is a dynamic presence in the open floor and as exciting a player as there is in the state’s Class of 2013