Best Middle School Team in the State? Rogersville Lady Warriors
No team, by my measure, has 3 more highly skilled kids than Rogersville. There might be teams go deeper 1-5, but you’d be hard pressed to show me three kids more skilled than ’28 Addie Lawson, ’29, Molli Stuffle, and…
No team, by my measure, has 3 more highly skilled kids than Rogersville. There might be teams go deeper 1-5, but you’d be hard pressed to show me three kids more skilled than ’28 Addie Lawson, ’29, Molli Stuffle, and ’29 Kennady Deal. This team is automatically in the discussion for best middle school girls team in the state.
Lawson is a big bodied, strong guard that knows how to use both her strength or finesse around the rim. Tough to keep her from getting into the paint, and once she’s there–she’s going to make the right read. She’ll either find a teammate or go up strong. Really savvy on the perimeter. Controls speeds well, and plays with swagger. Natural scorer with great instincts. She will be the best player 0m 90% of the floors she walks on this year.
Really nice man to man defender that can be disruptive on or off the ball.
Deal may be the best all-around ’29 in the state. Her size gives her a bit more options as a penetrator. She can shoot the 3 with tremendous accuracy for a ’29, but she’s also really adept at attacking the rim. Has always played in 4 and 5 out spread schemes, so she’s ready to catch and shoot, or catch and attack. Can finish off one or two feet, and with power going through the defenders chest. When Deal is your 2nd option to score, your offense is going to be in good shape.
Deal is another that is a really solid man to man defender. At the middle school level, most teams play zone, so I think a real competitive advange is found in playing M2M defensive….and I think Rogersville has the chance to do that.
Stuffle is perhaps the best shooter in the ’29 class in the state. If you give her even a second of air space, she’s a bucket. And she’s exactly the type of scorer that you’d hypothetically want with Deal and Lawson. Deal and Lawson both want to put pressure on the rim, so have a knock down shooter creeping around the arc at all time gives this group a deadly weapon.
And most (well coached) teams can game plan to take away two offensive options, but taking away three is really tough. The fact Rogersville has three of the more skilled players in their classes in the state, and at least three kids that know how to play man to man, it automatically puts Rogersville in the discussion for best team in the state.