Atlanta–– The Georgia Basketball Association National Hoops Series Session One ended with the same amount of energy as it started with, high octane level play and the kids left it all on the court to begin the travel basketball season. On the Girl’s side of the ball, we got to witness the birth of a new star in London Smith and the talented Georgia Pistols hold on for a 48-46 championship win thanks to the big play of Ciara Ware. Let’s take a look at some of the top players from today!
G London Smith 2027 Liberty Middle School
*Star Alert* As a 5th grader, Smith was poetry in motion with her outstanding performance over the weekend playing in the 8th-grade division! She is a bucket getter and plays full-throttle on both ends of the court and could not be stopped in the open court. She often initiated the break and finished strong over the bigger defenders. As she develops, Smith could be one of the top players in the country and be a major division one caliber player. At this age, she is a resemblance of the WNBA’s Pheonix Mercury Rookie Te’a Cooper. She will be fun to watch develop over the next few years.
G Ciara Ware 5’9 2023 Centennial High School
Ware was a walking double-double all weekend long. She has a good skillset and does not rely on her talent alone. She has good size she uses her length to create space and finishes strong under duress.
G Alli White 2023 Blessed Trinity
White made defenses pay all weekend alone behind the three-point line. Has a very consistent outside jumper, and if the defense was caught sleeping, she made them pay every time. Good speed in transition, White was a pain in her opponent’s side with her stingy defense. Very effective in transition and made smart plays with the basketball.
PG Lauren Chavis 2026 Champion Theme Middle School
Chavis is another young prospect on the rise and was outstanding all weekend long. Chavis was sensational with her three-point shooting and on-ball defense.
G Camille Files Chapel Hill 2025
Not only did Files bring social awareness to the National Hoops Series, but she also brought a lot of game with her and was very effective this weekend. Files has a very nice touch behind the three-point line and she has good speed in transition. On defense, Files is feisty and forces her opponents to make careless turnovers. She has the ability to read the court and uses her skillset to find open teammates when she draws the double team.