Behind future Big 12 players McKenna Treece and Nakiah Bell, as well as undeclared junior Napheesa Collier, No. 2 Incarnate Word Academy holds off No. 3 Blackman in the final of the Naples Holiday Shootout.
Katie Lou Samuelson helped Mater Dei avoid a first-round upset, Bianca Cuevas guided Nazareth to a come-from-behind win, and Ayanna Clark came up big for Long Beach Poly on Day 1 at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
Duke's Erin Mathias and UNC's Jamie Cherry were so eager to join the basketball craze in North Carolina's Triangle that they committed as high school freshmen. With NC State luring top recruits as well, the area is seeing an influx of talent.