After an amazing event that was absolutely loaded with the much of Arizona’s best basketball talent, one player that stood out on the girl’s side of things at this year’s 14th Annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase was Valley Vista High School’s 5-foot-7, 130-pound senior point-guard and uncommitted prospect Lacey Viselli.
Among some stiff competition, Viselli, still uncommitted as a senior, returned to this year's event after being selected for the all-star game last year and raised her level of play in this year's event. Viselli's ability to handle the basketball and distribute the ball to the open teammate on the floor, as well as defend the basketball with intensity and knock down the open shot were glaring. Viselli is a tough guard prospect that should become one of the more sought after recruiting targets in the state this spring.
Viselli's performance was enough on Saturday to earn her the coveted 14th Annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase Tournament Most Valuable Player Award.
One of the state’s top overall prospects in Arizona’s 2013 class, Viselli is coming off her best high school season as a junior, and now will be entering her senior season for one of the state’s top girl’s programs.
Viselli is an uncommitted senior prospect that is worthy of much higher college recruitment. Her ability to play the game makes her an intriguing guard prospect. She is a tough competitor and pushes the basketball up the floor. She is also able to create a shot for herself off the dribble and make plays, while also being able to distribute the basketball to the open teammate.
And the Valley Vista HS program is coming off an excellent year last season, as the team finished with an impressive 26-8 record in the state’s tough Division-I Class. Led by head coach Rachel Matakas, the Monsoon were among the state’s best teams again last season and finished in the second round of the Division-I state playoffs – falling at the hands of Desert Vista High School, 73-48.
Each season of her high school career, Viselli has been a major factor for the Monsoon, and her junior season was her best of all – averaging 13.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and a team-high 3.4 steals per/game.
Look for Viselli to garner more recruiting attention during her senior season, as she is one of the state’s top unsigned prospects.
Viselli currently has a 2.7 CUM GPA, and achieved an 880 on her SAT college entrance exam.