Thursday, June 2, 2011

NH Girls Selected to FILA Top 10 Camp


Girls basketball players from New Hampshire continue to be recognized on a national level. NH natives Samantha Brenner (New Hampton School), Madeline Blais (New Hampton School), Alex Cohen (Tilton School) and Erica Hadad (Salem HS) have all been selected to attend the 2011 FILA Top Ten All American Camp.

This prestigious camp will be held on July 6 at the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, GA located just outside of Atlanta.

Brenner is a 6'3" forward in the Class of 2012. The Nashua, NH native has a good face-up game as she can knock down the 15-18 foot jump shot and can also put the ball on the floor and attack the basket. She plays hard and runs the floor well. Brenner has very good quickness and shooting ability for a player her size.

Blais is a 6'0" wing player from the Class of 2012. She is from Exeter, NH and attended Exeter High for 3 years before transferring to New Hampton prior to her senior year. She can flat out shoot the basketball, and when she gets in a rhythm Blais can score the basketball in bunches.

Cohen (pictured above) is a 5'9" guard in the Class of 2013. The Nashua, NH native attended Bishop Guertin HS for 2 years before transferring to Tilton prior to her junior year last fall. She can play either the 1 or the 2, she is a tough defender and a very good shooter. Cohen is a gym rat who is constantly working on her game.

Hadad is a 6'1" forward in the Class of 2015. She is only an 8th grader, but it is already clear that Hadad has a tremendous amount of potential as a player. She has good size, plays hard and already has a solid skill set around the basket. Hadad will be attending Salem High in the fall.

Over the past ten years, the Top Ten All American Camp has served as the perfect stage for talented young basketball players.

Countless players have stepped into the national spotlight at the camp. These athletes entered the camp as unknowns, and then sprang to stardom after a scintillating performance. At the same time, college coaches have benefited from the camp, using the event to identify a supporting cast that lifted their programs to conference championships and national respect.

Over the years, the rosters compiled by Michael T. White Inc. for the Top Ten All American Camp has been loaded with talent. Over one hundred McDonald's All Americans have participated in the camp, and a series of Top Ten stars have gone on to become Kodak All-Americans and WNBA standouts.

The events have always been run in a first class manner thanks to White and his outstanding staff. A decade of experience has given White the contacts he needs to draw the top talent from across the nation.

“The new camps format are a great way for us to expand our grass roots programs,” Bret McCormick of All Star Girls Report said. “This is the perfect place for young players to make a name for themselves, and the camp will also help them build their game. They will see how they compare to the top players, and that will show them what they need to work on as they develop.”

All players are selected by invitation only for the respected camp. Brenner, Blais, Cohen and Hadad all play their AAU basketball for the Rivals.

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