I think she is a heading to 9th grade, (2026 grad) but she might only be in 8th grade. Either way, I watched some of her video and was impressed. Beaver coaches are following. One to keep an eye on how her game develops from the Vancouver Washington area.
I had the pleasure of seeing her (Brooklyn Haywood) at the Oregon City tournament on Friday playing for the NW Reign AAU team out of Camas, WA. She will just be going into her freshmen year at Union High in Camas (class of 2026). She scored 31 points leading her team to their second consecutive undefeated tournament. She made shots not 3 girls in the NW could make. She scored 45 last week in the championship game, and had a 50-point game earlier this year. She is the best 8th grader I have ever seen in 50+ years of watching and coaching girls basketball. As I have posted before, I have seen all the greats in Oregon HS basketball over the years from Cindy Brown to Jamie Nared to Jazzy Davidson and everybody in between. She looks about 5'8" or so, is very strong, huge basketball IQ, a natural combo guard who finishes at the rim, can play PG easily, great defender, has a magnet for the ball, and can hit the 3 with ease (a beautiful touch). She reminds me a lot of Hailey Van Lith (Cashmere WA to Louisville, but not left-handed like Hailey). Spoiler alert: she announced on social media that she wants to play for UConn and then into the WNBA, and she will have no trouble getting there. If I was choosing up sides, I might take her over Jazzy who I have seen and posted about: she's great). Brooklyn will have more offers than she can count, and already has every major program in the country following her on social media. Her parents, Mark and Jennifer Haywood both retired in 2021 as detectives from Anchorage Police Department and moved to the Camas area. I had trouble posting a you tube video, but there are several online. Check her out.
Post by bvrbooster on Jul 10, 2022 17:19:43 GMT -8
Geno will be 72 when she graduates from high school. He may well be retired, and replaced by Lavonda Wagner (half of that statement is true). The point is, four years is a long time, especially for a 13 year old. Who knows what she'll be thinking.