In a high school of approximately 105 students, basketball player Hilary Albrecht is setting herself apart in more ways than one. College coaches are also taking notice of her game as she is already receiving interest. Prep Girls Hoops South…
In a high school of approximately 105 students, basketball player Hilary Albrecht is setting herself apart in more ways than one. College coaches are also taking notice of her game as she is already receiving interest. Prep Girls Hoops South Dakota has the Howard High School star ranked sixth in the 2020 class. Albrecht has the toughness that every coach looks for and her stock is going to rise after this season gets underway.
Albrecht is a 5’9 wing who can really score the ball. Despite not being the tallest player on the court, she brings grit that many cannot. Due to the size of her school, Albrecht has been playing with the varsity team since she was in the 8th grade. This experience has allowed her to not only flourish as a player, but as a leader too.
Albrecht has received two offers to date from Briar Cliff University and Dakota Wesleyan University. She has visited both and came away impressed with both programs. She is looking at majoring in physical therapy and both programs have that major. Albrecht tells me that Dakota Wesleyan really seemed like they are in it to win. She mentioned their National Championship as something that really caught her attention. Briar Cliff had a great team chemistry she told me and that is something that she really likes. All the players at Briar Cliff were genuine and welcoming to her. Albrecht is currently trying to plan a visit to Augustana and University of Sioux Falls.
Albrecht prides herself on outworking everyone on the floor. She’s a player who is going to give you good minutes no matter the score of the game. She loves to play defense and is intent on not letting the offensive player score the ball. Albrecht is working on her shot and her ball handling the most right now. She has a great ability of getting to the rim with the ball and better ball handling will allow her a greater ability to score the ball.
She is someone that any coach would love to have. Albrecht is one of the hardest workers in the state and has a passion for basketball. She can score in a variety of ways and brings a toughness that team teammates feed off of. Great leader with a basketball IQ that is unmatched. A solid wing prospect in the class of 2020 that coaches will be looking at intently this winter.
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