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Adidas Lets Its Stars Shine Over South Texas

By Bob Corwin, 05/24/23, 10:45AM PDT


adidas 3SSB Girls Circuit Bryan, TX

Held May 19-21, 2023, at Legends Events Center in Bryan, Texas, Adidas 3SSB Chapter 1 had 98 teams total from 17u, 16u and 15u take the court for four pre-set games. According to a tournament official, approximately 260 college coaches representing about 200 schools (about 90% NCAA Division 1) attended one or more days of this extremely well-run event (ample separate seating areas for college coaches and parents/general fans; games run close to pre-set starting time; ample parking) with eight courts of action. 
How to correctly say adidas? 
Americans pronounce adidas as [adedis].  The correct German pronunciation is [adi das] as the company is named for its German founder Adi Dassler.  The company prefers to use the all lower case “adidas” rather than the more normal Adidas when referring to itself.  Thus, below the company will be referred to as adidas [all lower case] 
What does 3SSB stand for? 
You will see 3SSB on shirts at adidas event. It stands for Three Stripes Select Basketball.
adidas Eurocamp 
A perk for select adidas athletes is that this June about 20 girls from adidas clubs will take a trip (about 10 days depending on how you count travel time) to Italy for adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy. During their time in Italy, the group will get instruction from former pros, play several games against European teams and take tours of Rome and Venice. The camp is run in conjunction with a boys’ camp by the same name having connections to the NBA and WNBA. The trip comes at no cost but incidentals (something you might want to buy) for the participants. Nice perk!! 
adidas 3SSB Chapter 1 vs other eval events for talent 
This event had its share of star power but (as I told an event official) not the depth of talent of NIKE’s EYBL. Regardless, I heard no college coaches complaining that they were wasting their time in Bryan, Texas. There were no champions crowned at this event. The two July stops for adidas 3SSB are Omaha, Nebraska (July 9-11), and Rock Hill, South Carolina (July 21-24).  
Below are some of the standouts of adidas 3SSB Chapter 1 listed alphabetically with listed height, position, graduation year and club team (home town in parenthesis).
Imari Berry, 5-11, guard, 2024, United Family 17U 3SSB (Clarksville, TN)  
A good athlete, Berry may have been the best individual combination of current performer/college potential at the event. She was the team’s primary ball handler, shot effectively from behind and inside the arc, passed and defended effectively. Berry is rated one of the top prospects in the 2024 class and looked it in Texas.  
Sienna Betts, 6-4, post, 2025, Hardwood Elite 17U 3SSB (Centennial, CO) 
Betts is a physically imposing lefty scoring primarily by powering to her left in the lower key. She moves well for her height and build and is considered one of the top prospects in the 2025 class. 
Addison Bjorn, 6-1, point guard, 2026, 2025, Della Lamb 3SSB (Parksville, MO) 
A highly regarded player in 2026, Bjorn handled the ball well and attacked going right or left. She showed good body control finishing versus contact but also showed drive and dish ability.  
Nina Cain, 6-2, forward, 2025, JBS 17U 3SSB, (Elk Grove, CA) 
Cain showed the ability to go inside scoring at the rim or further up the key. She also looked comfortable moving on the perimeter although not her primary scoring area. 
Brinley Cannon, 6-0, small forward, 2024, UT Lady Prospects 17U (Shelley, ID) 
Orally committed to BYU, Cannon knocked down threes in multiple games viewed. Mobile, she can also help on the glass.  
Finley Chastain, 6-0, shooting guard, 2027, Team Lex Nation 17U 3SSB (Celina, TX) 
Recently committed to Tennessee as a rising eighth grader, this lefty showed she can knock down the three but is athletic enough to attack the basket. If remaining on course, Chastain has a chance to be one of the best in the 2027 class.  
Caliyah Devillasee, 5-7, point guard, 2025, Elevate Elite 16U 3SSB (Owings Mills, MD) 
Not physically imposing, Devillasee showed above average basketball IQ, good handles and knew how/when to pick her spots to attack.  
Jada Eads, 5-7, point guard, 2024, CFE Grant Hill 17U 3SSB (Apopka, FL) 
Eads combines quickness with ability to attack and shoot from the perimeter or attack the rim. Not physically imposing, she has Power 5 offers regardless.  
Olivia Edwards, 6-3, power forward, 2026, Northwest Greyhounds 3SSB 17U (Tacoma, WA) 
When it comes to athletic power forwards, Edwards may top the list in her class. In one game she grabbed the rim with both hands. Still behind her athleticism, her skills appear to be improving as she shows some range beyond the key and off (left) hand finish in close.   
Rian Forestier, 5-11, shooting guard, 2024, SA Finest 17U 3SSB (Helotes, TX) 
Orally committed to Southern Cal, Forestier plays with a lot of poise and showed she can drill multiple threes in a game. 
Ines Goryanova, 5-8, point guard, 2024, Gauchos 3SSB 2024 (Putnam, CT) 
Goryanova (reported to have Power 5 offers) gets a lot done via shooting the three or hitting the floater. She showed she can finish with contact despite having a modest medium build.    
Sanai Green, 6-0, small forward, 2026, Elevate Elite 16U 3SSB (Mechanicsville, VA) 
Strongly built, Green can hit from the mid-range and in the key but must be respected for her three-ball. Considered one of the best prospects in 2026, she plays hard.   
Avery Howell, 6-0, guard/forward, 2024, Meta Hoops 3SSB 17U (Boise, ID) 
Howell gives you a good effort on every trip down the court, helping with ball handling and rebounding besides scoring (mostly from mid-range and closer in).  
Keziah Lofton, 6-0, guard, 2025, Lady Jets 17U 3SSB (Yukon, OK) 
Considered one of the top guard prospects in 2025, Lofton is well built able to rebound out of a guard slot. A lefty, she looks to score via drive (mostly going left) first but must be respected on the perimeter. She is also effective turning an opponent over on the press and then scoring.  
Brynn McGaughy, 6-2, power forward, 2025, Meta Hoops 3SSB 17U (Colfax, WA) 
A high major prospect, McGaughy is one of the few who can catch the ball in midair and finish in one motion plus has nice low post moves on the ground. She is also an effective three-point shooter. Effective handling the ball going right, she could improve use of left hand for penetration. 
Alivia McGill, 5-9, point guard, 2024, Metro Stars 2024 Pryor (Plymouth, MN) 
A good athlete who can defend, offensively this Florida commit distributes and attacks the basket primarily going right to score.  
Kamora Pruitt, 6-2, forward, 2026, Team Lex Nation 17U 3SSB (DeSoto, TX) 
A quality athlete, Pruitt showed the ability to drive to the basket but also hit the three. Power 5 schools are already lining up.  
Emilee Skinner, 6-0, point guard, 2025, UT Lady Prospects 17U (Providence, UT) 
Skinner was one of the stock risers of this event. As one Power 5 coach told me, she has a (Power 5 level) knack of making others around her better while still scoring her share of points (primarily via drives to the right). Improving range should be a priority for this lead guard.  
Caya Smith, 6-1, forward, 2024, Lady Jets 17U 3SSB (Langston, OK) 
A quality athlete, Smith looks to attack the basket in the wing to baseline area. Her long build is an obstacle on the press for the opposition to overcome. More consistent perimeter shooting would raise her Power 5 stock still further.  
Leonna Sneed, 5-6, point guard, 2025, SA Finest 17U 3SSB (Converse, TX) 
As smaller young guards go, Sneed showed good handles with speed and quickness looking to attack. Building shooting range might be an area to work on. 
Hailee Swain, 5-10, guard, 2025, Team Elite Hubbard 17U 3SSB (Marietta, GA)  
Orally committed to Stanford, Swain contributes in multiple ways. A decently athletic lefty, she can shoot the three but also helps with the ball distributing playing either guard slot.   
Meredith Tippner, 5-10, shooting guard, 2025, Indiana Elite Thunder 17U 3SSB (Noblesville, IN) 
Physical with a high motor, Tippner takes what is given primarily looking to score in the midrange or attacking the rim (mostly to the right). While not her primary weapon, her three-ball must be respected. 
Faith Wiseman, 6-4, post, 2024, Indiana Elite Thunder 17U 3SSB (Martinsville, IN) 
Committed to Indiana, Wiseman is both physical and clever in her use of either hand near the rim. Moving well, she can step out to beyond the arc to shoot the three be it not her primary weapon.