- Tyrone, GAHometown
- Sandy Creek High School
- 27Overall Rank
- 4Position Rank
Morgan Toles of Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., is one of the quickest players in the country with and without the ball. Toles and former Georgia Metros point guard Ashley Houts have some similarities, a toughness and competitiveness about them and both put the team first. They both have fantastic first steps as well. The difference is Houts was physically stronger but Toles may be a tad quicker.
Toles has the fantastic ability to break defenders down and really get to just about anywhere on the court. Her hesitation move is so tough to defend because she accelerates out of it so quickly. Once in the paint seems she is very quick off her feet and catches even the help defense by surprise. She has nice balance in the air and is a very good finisher. She showed even back in the spring that she can finish even at tougher baseline attack angles and she also finishes with contact. She is very good pushing the ball in transition and has the speed to keep up with very athletic wings as the lead on the break. Her court vision was well above average for her age last year and she has continued to look strong running the break.
At 5-foot-9 Toles has good size for a point guard and she has added strength from last year which seems to be part of the reason she is doing better taking the contact and still finishing. She's never had to shoot from the perimeter with the Metros. She has been a table setter while doing her damage off the dribble. Her form shooting the ball looks sound and fluid and it seems feasible she can develop into a very good shooter.
Toles is a good defender and with her quickness and length she can be disruptive both on the ball and off the ball. She doesn't back down from a challenge and continuing to get stronger will help her become an even better defender. The next step for her is being more assertive as a leader. She's been the young guard playing up on teams with players like Maya Moore and Kelley Cain, both highly rated and ranked high school players with great leadership qualities, next year she is the lead dog and will need to show she can rally the troops and be the voice on the court, something she seems more than capable of doing.
Club Team: Georgia Metros