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Female Featured Athletes is assisting ranked, national level athletes, with serious NCAA Division 1 potential gain exposure and opportunities for college scholarships.


The services provided to an athlete are done so entirely on a voluntary basis and Coach Luke Allen is the Director of Girl's development, mentoring, recruitment, and scouting at


To be a featured athlete on this page an athlete must have serious Div 1 college potential and aspirations. They must satisfy at least 2 of the following criteria:


  1. Have attended at least 1 Australian Development Camp or National Team Selection Camp.

  2. AIS/COE scholarship holder.

  3. Participated in a WNBL development program. i.e. Lightning Squad

  4. Top 20 in PER for National Junior Championships.

  5. Played in a team which has medalled at National Junior Championships.


2019 Commits and Prospects

2020 Commits and Prospects


Class of 2019 Prospects






SYDNEY WRIGHT (Class of 2019)

5'6'' Combo Guard Class of 2019 Prospect

Recent Achievements


•2018 led (Captain) Henley High school | National Championships – 20.2 PPG, 5 APG

•2018 led (Captain) Henley High School |State Championships | finalists

•2018 Norwood Flames | u18 div 1 women | South Australian State District competition

•2018 Adelaide Lightning | Performance Program

•2018 AAU with  Blue Star Dallas | tournament of champions, Chicago




•Highly skilled, elite combo guard

•Can score in the paint with floaterss and runners

•an elite shooter outside the 3

•High level of tactical IQ defending the ball; ability to disrupt and also contain

•Leadership, work ethic and desire to always learn and improve is 2nd to none

•“A Coaches’ daughter”– Father (Joey) is one of the top coaches in Australia, a former player with Texas Longhorns.


Luke Allen, Scout at HPHN and also Coach at Forestville Eagles. Email:




HANNAH HANK (2019 Commit to Clemson in the ACC)

6'2'' Forward Class of 2019 Prospect

Committed July 2018





State U18 Team, SA Metro, Townsville – Silver Medal

Australian 16U Camp, AIS, Canberra

Australian 17U Squad

Central Districts Lions Senior Team, CBL



State U16 Team, SA Metro, Adelaide – Bronze Medal

East Coach Challenge, SA Metro – 2nd place

Central Districts Lions Senior Squad



State U16 Team, SA Metro - Silver Medalist

East Coast Challenge, SA Metro – 3rd place


Hannah is a dedicated and diligent student-athlete who is willing to sacrifice in order to achieve her goals.

She is an excellent student and is highly organized and professional.


Despite living away from home for the last two years to attend Trinity College, she has maintained an excellent GPA, outstanding basketball results and is a leader amongst her peers.


On court, she has played in the 3-5 spots. She has a very reliable mid-range which is progressing nicely to international 3-point range, and is very good rebounder and defender. As her ball-handling continues to develop I would project her as a small forward with a high up-side.

Given her drive and coachability, I would expect her to maximize her ability.


Luke Allen, Scout at HPHN and also Coach at Forestville Eagles. Email:




ELLA SAWYER (2019 Commit to Austin Peay State University in the Ohio Valley Conference)

5'9'' PG, Class of 2019 Commit

Committed October 2018

Introducing High Performance Hoops Networks latest prospect and female feature athlete elite 5’9” PG Ella Sawyer. Ella shows a remarkable leadership quality that in recent years has led to her appointment as CAPTAINING of South Australia’s State Metro team, leading them to back-to-back silver medals over the 2017-18 Australian National Junior Championship tournaments. Ella is a HIGH IQ pure PG in the traditionalist use of the term- she pushes the ball, organises and sets plays and finds open shooters. She is ‘hard-nosed’ and physically strong making her a tenacious defender. Ella would be a great asset to any program that is looking for a pure PG to help organise and lead a team and set up scores.


Luke Allen, Scout at HPHN and also Coach at Forestville Eagles. Email:




KATIA STAMATELOPOULOS (2019 Colorado State University in Mountain West Conference)

5'8'' Point Guard Class of 2019 Prospect

Committed October 2018

Represented South Australia at U20 Australian National Championships 2018


Forestville Premier League player 2018


Ability to make plays


Great speed, change of pace and first step


A versatile scorer from beyond the arc and breaking down defenders, off dribble, from 3 pt line


Good court vision and leader


Hard-nosed defender, with a tireless work rate


Luke Allen, Scout at HPHN and also Coach at Forestville Eagles. Email:

ELISSA BRETT (2019 Commit to Bowling Green State University in the Mid-American Conference )

5'10'' Combo Guard Class of 2019 Prospect


Committed October 2018


•2018 U19 Australian Gems squad member

•2018 Basketball Australia Centre Of Excellence scholarship holder

•2017 Australian Development Camp

•2018 U20 South Australia state team representative

•2017 U18 SA metro state team representative (silver medal)

•2016 U18 SA metro state team representative

•2015 U16 SA metro state team representative (silver medal)

•2014 U16 SA metro state team representative (gold medal)


Elissa is a hard worker and a winner.  Based at the Nation’s Centre of Excellence, she is one of the best guards in the nation in the 2019 class.  She is a great utility guard that rebounds the ball, able to switch between point and shooting guard positions. She is an excellent, hard nosed defender on and off the ball. Offensively she has good ability to make plays, off the dribble, from beyond the arc.

- Jo Clark | STURT Sabres | Elissa’s U18 Division 1 Asst Coach 2016, Premier League Asst Coach 2017


Luke Allen, Scout at HPHN and also Coach at Forestville Eagles. Email:

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Class of 2020 Prospects


RUBY PORTER (2020 prospect - AVAILABLE)

5'10'' Wing/Guard Class of 2020 Prospect


Ruby’s strengths include:

• One of the best 2020 prospects in Australia
• Great ability to play both sides of the ball
• Length and athleticism to defend multiple positions
• Great team mate always positive and encouraging
• Great communicator on and off the floor
• Runs the lanes well and gets on the end of transition
• breaks regularly
• Ability to score all over the floor, behind the 3 pt line and on the rim
• Fantastic work rate and attitude


Some of Ruby’s recent achievements include:

JULY: U/17 Sapphires (Australian National Team) World Championships team. World Championships held in Minsk, Belarus
OCTOBER: 3x3 Australian National team participating in the Youth Olympic games in Argentina
APRIL: Silver medal at a the U/18 National Basketball Championships representing the state of South Australia in Geelong.
16.2 PPG @ 52% | 3.5 SPG | 2.6 APG | 5.6 RPG


JUNE: National Junior Classics, Silver Medal, Sturt Sabres


JULY: Bronze medal at the U16 National Junior Championships, held in



CHLOE HODGES (2020 prospect - AVAILABLE)

6'0'' Wing Class of 2020 Prospect


•Can score all over the floor, from the 3 pt line, inside off the catch, from the post and off the bounce from outside the 3pt line

•Finishes on both sides of the body, going right and left.  Left hander.

•Length and athleticsm

•Can play offense in, and defend, multiple positions

Recent Achievements


•Australian National U17 Team squad member

•SA Metro East Coast Challenge, Sydney - 3rd place

•SA Metro U18 State Team, Townsville - 5th place

•NPP squad West Adelaide Bearcats Premier League team


•Australian Junior Classics - 10th place

• NITP elite squad West Adelaide

•U18 Girls Division 1 season MVP


•SA Metro East Coast Challenge, Sydney - 3rd place

•SA Metro U16 State Team, Perth - 4th place


•NITP elite squad

• West Adelaide U16 Girls Division 1 season MVP

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