Rank: 16Class: 2014
Position: Point Guard
Hometown: Arlington, VA
High School: Yorktown
Club Team: Team Takeover
Schools Considered: UVA, Stanford, Tennessee, California
2013 Boo Williams Invitational
Venson suffered concussion-like symptoms early in her sophomore high school season. Since then she has only participated in a number of camps (no high school or club ball until this event). Thus she has been out of view for many talent evaluators. Basketball-wise, she does not seem the worse for it. Her instincts for running a basketball team are high. She makes good decisions while on the run. Her release on her shot is quick as demonstrated in her nice pull-up jump shot. She can also hit the three or get to the rim. As to the next level, she is a bona fide high major prospect as listed in the Full Court Fresh 50 for 2014. The only question about her would be that of health although according to Team Takeover Coach Ronald James, Mikayla has been concussion-free for over a year. - Bob Corwin
2012 GPS Invitational
We watched Venson over the past four years and “consistency” is the word that always seems to surface. But this time I was able to find another description or two: How about “improved” or “better”? To say that a high-level player has made a jump is a credit to the character of the player. Venson has that, plus work ethic and drive. Her skills are as polished as any 2014 point guard, as is her decision–making. Her ability to shoot the outside jump shot is consistent and passing skills are keen. Two other exquisite aspects of her game are her craftiness and hesitation dribble. - Kelvin Powell
Participated in 2011 U16 National Team Trials
Junior season did not play on high school basketball team.
Only played part of her sophomre season due to suffering a concussion.
(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; Action photo by Kelly Kline)