One of the hardest working players in the state of Illinois is looking to make an impact this year. 5’6 junior Claire Wilhour of St. Elmo/Brownstown High School led her team last year in scoring and will look to do so…
One of the hardest working players in the state of Illinois is looking to make an impact this year. 5’6 junior Claire Wilhour of St. Elmo/Brownstown High School led her team last year in scoring and will look to do so again this year. Wilhour has developed her game really well over the summer and is looking to turn some heads this season.
Wilhour is already getting interest from Division II schools all the way to junior colleges. In total, she has heard from eight different schools and has already taken a few visits. She has visited Colorado Christian University and Lincoln Christian University. Wilhour plans on taking a visit to Judson University in December, Ohio Christian University in January, and a visit to Parkland University sometime in the new year.
She has show great dedication this summer by getting into the weight room. Wilhour now has a personal trainer and she has been getting up at 5 AM to workout before school. Wilhour told me that she was told to get stronger and that she really took it seriously. She struggles a bit finishing the ball at the rim when she is fouled but is hoping that this added strength will help her.
Wilhour can shoot the ball from the outside and get to the rim and finish with either hand. Her speed with the ball is really astonishing and can get up the court before the defense even gets back. She has a repeatable shot that she is able to get off in traffic. Wilhour is a very good ball handler as well and you can trust her in tight spots with the ball.
Wilhour is looking to go to a Christian school. She also says that she wants that school to be good academically and it to have a family atmosphere. Wilhour is looking to find a team that works hard and pushes her to work harder both on the court and the classroom. With continued success this year Wilhour will open up a lot of options for herself.