Best Small Town Juniors: Part I
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Prep Girls Hoops is devoted to covering athletes across the state no matter where they come from. This article is specifically looking at small town prospects who step up playing against big time competition. Let’s take a look at those…
Prep Girls Hoops is devoted to covering athletes across the state no matter where they come from. This article is specifically looking at small town prospects who step up playing against big time competition. Let’s take a look at those athletes that you should know.
Kate Sears has been at the top of her class for a long time. The lefty guard is so crafty with her handles, and she sees the floor exceptionally well showing her above average basketball IQ. She rises up to meet any kind of competition creating plays for her team whether she’s getting to the basket herself, showing off her range shooting the ball, or making the perfect pass right to where her teammate is running. She is a major reason why Watauga is always considered a threat in the west when it comes to playoff time.
Caitlyn Jones has clear court vision, and that’s apparent every time she brings the ball up the court. She can slow up her pace throwing off her defender and immediately find the opening attacking it on her way to the rim. Her change of speed comes back into play with her ability to jump stop and make a jumper from anywhere on the court. Defenders collapse around her trying to stop her from getting to the basket, and she still finds her open teammates making the pass to get her team some points.
Trista Charles is a threat no matter where she is on the court. She can get inside and battle for some points on the block against any post player. She can step outside the perimeter showing off her three ball, or she can handle the rock finding open lanes getting to the rim. She sees the floor well knowing how to move shifting her defenders to get the open look she wants. Her height is an asset going up for rebounds on both ends of the court.
Gabby White has a range of ball handles that she can use to get by her defenders. She uses hesitation moves almost as if making it seem like she doesn’t know what to do, but she knows exactly how to get around her opponent to find a way to score. She’s physical, too, not backing down from contact as she gets to the rim, and she’s aggressive on defense knowing how to protect the basket.
Alicia McClain is a player who can do it all. She can handle the ball attacking the basket and score off the glass. She can step outside the perimeter and score around the arc. She gets inside grabbing rebounds on both ends of the court, and she can use her strength and length to score against contact on the block. She is sure to deflect passes knocking the ball away from her opponents.