COLLEGE COMMITMENTS -2016
The odds of earning a basketball scholarship are significant.  Having an entire team earn full scholarships is beyond incredible.  Our Class of 2016 Elite Team accomplished this feat and these young ladies made their presence known throughout the United States.  Several of these  young ladies came to our program as virtual unknowns and/or with very little recruitment activity.  They also came in under the shadow of players from our 2015 Class such as Erika Davenport, Amber Jamison, Sydnee McDonald, Kendall Terrell, Moriah Jefferson and Christiana Jefferson.  Not only did they leave their stamp, they raised the bar even higher for future Michigan Storm teams.  These young ladies will be missed.
KEHINDE BELLO- UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
FORWARD/CENTER.  KEHINDE BECAME A DEFENSIVE FORCE AND A HUGE PRESENCE ON THE BOARDS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.  HER GAME AND CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO BLOSSOM AND SHE HAS ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE ON THE OFFENSIVE END OF THE COURT.  HER TOUGHNESS AND TENACITY WILL SERVE HER WELL IN BASKETBALL AND IN LIFE.
TAIYE BELLO- UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
FORWARD/CENTER.  TAIYE SIMPLY DOMINATED THE OPPOSITION IN A NUMBER OF EVENTS THIS SUMMER, INCLUDING SEVERAL NATIONALLY RANKED PLAYERS.  ALTHOUGH SOFT SPOKEN, HER GAME SHOUTED "STAR" ON THE CIRCUIT THIS SPRING & SUMMER.  THIS YOUNG LADY IS DESTINED TO GO FAR IN LIFE.
HAILEY LEIDEL-U MASS
COMBO.  LIKE THE OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR 2016 CLASS, HAILEY IS AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT AND A TERRIFIC PERSON.  AN EXTREMELY HARD-WORKER, HAILEY HAD NO OFFERS COMING INTO THE SEASON, BUT LIT IT UP IN A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE EVENTS.  THIS SHARP SHOOTER IS ALSO AN EXTREMELY TOUGH PLAYER AND GOOD REBOUNDER.  HAILEY MADE THE MOST OF HER OPPORTUNITIES AND ANSWERED THE BELL WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE BRIGHT.
KRISTEN NELSON-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
GUARD. FARMINGTON HILLS HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL.  AFTER BEING OFFERED BY NEARLY A DOZEN DIVISION 1 PROGRAMS, KRIS SELECTED SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.  KRIS HAS HAD AN OUTSTANDING CAREER AND THE SALUKIS ARE GETTING A FIRST-CLASS PERSON AND A GREAT COMBO GUARD.  SHE WILL BE MISSED IN STORM LAND BUT IS COMMITTED TO COMING BACK TO SHARE HER COLLEGE EXPERIENCES WITH OUR YOUNGER PLAYERS.  THIS YOUNG LADY IS DESTINED FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE & BEYOND.
ZOEY OATIS-UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
WING.  ZOEY'S LENGTH AND ATHLETICISM CAUGHT THE EYE OF COLLEGE COACHES THIS SPRING AND HER GAME REELED THEM IN.  ZOEY'S GAME IS MULTIFACETED AND IT CONTINUES TO GROW BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.  SHE CAN PUSH THE BREAK, SHOOT THE JUMPER AND DEFEND A VARIETY OF POSITIONS, INCLUDING THE POST.  A VERY SOFT-SPOKEN YOUNG LADY WHO IS COMMITTED TO ACADEMICS, ZOEY HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD.
AMBER STEPHENS - WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
GUARD.  AMBER SINGLE-HANDEDLY WON GAMES FOR US THIS SUMMER AGAINST A COUPLE OF NATIONAL POWERHOUSES BY CHANGING THE TIDE OF THE GAME ON THE DEFENSIVE END OF THE COURT. AMBER ATTACKS THE RIM WITH FEROCITY AND IS AN EXTREMELY SMART PLAYER.  A GREAT STUDENT AND A TERRIFIC PERSON, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY GOT A "STEAL."
JALISHA TERRY - ST. BONAVENTURE
GUARD.  ONE OF THE TOUGHEST & MOST CLUTCH PLAYERS IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, THIS YOUNG LADY GREW INTO A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN OUR PROGRAM OVER THE LAST 3 YEARS.  JALISHA RECEIVED HER FIRST OFFER IN HER SOPHOMORE YEAR AND BEGAN TO RACK UP OFFERS AFTER A STRONG APRIL SHOWING IN ATLANTA.  ST. BONAVENTURE, WHO OFFERED AFTER THE APRIL EVALUATION PERIOD IS GETTING A GREAT PLAYER AND PERSON.  THIS YOUNG LADY WILL BE A FORCE IN THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE.