One of the state’s top overall girls prospects in Arizona’s 2015 junior class is Desert Mountain High School’s gifted 5-foot-8 junior point guard prospect Noell Kellers. Currently ranked as our #9 overall prospect in Arizona’s 2015 group of girl’s prospects and as one of the premier point guard prospects in Arizona's 2015 class of girl's prospects, Keller is coming off a strong junior season. In preparation for the biggest spring and summer of her high school basketball career, Kellers is looking forward to having a strong showing on the spring and summer club circuit in an attempt to raise her recruiting stock with college coaches.
Kellers is coming off a junior season where she missed some games with an injury, but returned during the season to still lead her team in numerous statistical categories - being selected as her school's Most Valuable Player for the season. While her team struggled to win ball games this season, and lacked much true support for her, Kellers averaged 11.8 points and 2.4 assists per/game on the season.
As a sophomore, Kellers also soared for Desert Mountain HS - averaging a team-high 16.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per/game on the season.
Kellers advised me that she is looking to have a big spring and summer performance for herself to prove her worth against other top guards in the state and, of course, in the West - in an attempt to land herself a nice college scholarship.
Kellers advised me that currently she is hearing from numerous college programs already, and that she plans to riase more eyebrows with her play this club season. Currently Kellers is hearing from such division-I college programs as San Diego State, UCLA, Florida, Georgia, DePaul, Clemson and New Mexico, early in the recruiting process.
Kellers was one of the major bright spots from this year’s Arizona Preps Fall Showcase, as she dazzled the crowd in attendance with a superior handle of the basketball, which allowed her to get anywhere she wanted to on the basketball court. Kellers also made players around her better with her ability to find the open teammate with superior court vision, and a knack for finding the open teammate on the floor. She has a unique ability of seeing plays before they happen, and, as a result, she is a terrific point guard prospect that also has a nice ability to score the basketball as well for herself – making her very difficult to defend for opposing guards.
Kellers caught my eye quickly in this year’s event, because she has poise and plays with a high level of confidence on the basketball court. Her confidence on the floor is glaring and it rubs off on her teammates. As she plays with better players around her, she becomes more valuable, as she has the ability to raise the play of others – a rare quality.
Kellers will play this club season with the Arizona Magic Elite girl's club program - the first inaugural girl's club team for the strong Arizona Magic club program, which has been widely known for producing the state's top boy's basketball talent.
"I am really excited," said Kellers. "We have a really good team and I think we will surprise a lot of people this club season. I can't wait for the club season to begin."
Kellers is also a terrific student – carrying a 4.1 CUM GPA for herself.
Here is a highlight video of Kellers from her play this 2013-2014 high school basketball season.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: While Kellers is capable of putting up big scoring numbers for herself, she is an excellent floor general with an excellent handle of the basketball and a very quick dribble. She has very good court vision and makes plays with the ball in her hands. She pushes the basketball up the floor at tall times, and puts pressure on the defense. She also has a very good shooting stroke with range – allowing her to keep the defense honest, while also being able to blow by her defender and get into the lane. She is a pure point guard prospect that loves to have the basketball in her hands during crucial situations on the floor. Kellers also is a good overall one-on-one defender and has good lateral quickness for herself. More focus defensively will also help her reach her maximum potential as a player. A nice guard prospect that has a strong feel for the game and a high basketball IQ.