Prospect Spotlight: Erin Houpt (2021)
One of the top sophomore’s in the state is off to a very solid sophomore campaign. Erin Houpt, a 5’6 guard is scoring at will this year, but the things that she does that are not in the box score stand…
One of the top sophomore’s in the state is off to a very solid sophomore campaign. Erin Houpt, a 5’6 guard is scoring at will this year, but the things that she does that are not in the box score stand out. The Danville product has led her team this year and a young team excites her for the future.
“We have a tough schedule and a very young team but we have won 3 games in a row and have gotten a lot better,” Houpt said. “We have some tough games coming up but we are looking forward to trying to improve the rest of the year.”
Houpt is a high level guard who is already receiving some D1 interest. She has been on unofficial visits to Davidson and Wofford. Houpt told me that she liked both visits. Both schools have good basketball programs and nice campuses and she really those aspects.
Houpt thinks that she is playing pretty well this year so far. If you watch her play, her scoring ability will stand out to you. Looking at her game even more, she is a competitor and does all of the little things really well. She is a leader on the floor for her team and is being very vocal on the floor this season. Last year, being a vocal leader was something that she said she needed to improve on. Houpt is a great teammate and isn’t afraid to share the ball with others.
“I have not been shooting the three as well as I expected but I know it will come,” Houpt said. “I have been able to make moves to the basket and shoot a high percentage from inside the arc and the free throw line.”
Houpt is playing well and is continuing to work on things that will take her game to the next level. She is currently working on her shooting and ball handling. Both of these things she is already very solid at. These areas improving could spell trouble for the teams on her schedule.
This season, Houpt is averaging 19.1 points a game in addition to 5.3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.7 steals. As you can see, she is a true competitor and is going to fill up the stat sheet every night. She has dropped a few 30+ point performances this year already and I think that will start to become the norm. Houpt is our sixth ranked player in the state and she will be someone to keep an eye on for the next three years.