Freshman Forwards with the “It” Factor
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There are some Freshman who will be playmakers , difference makers, and major pieces of the puzzle in their first year of High School. These players play like upperclassmen and can compete and sometimes be dominant against players much older.…
There are some Freshman who will be playmakers , difference makers, and major pieces of the puzzle in their first year of High School. These players play like upperclassmen and can compete and sometimes be dominant against players much older. In this article we look at some of the Freshman around the State who meet the criteria and have the “It” factor .
comes to mind and she is going to be a problem for a lot of the bigs in the First Coast. She is Power Forward with great size who plays physical, she is strong, and has much game in the painted area. White has great footwork inside and knows how to score the ball. The Young Power Forward is one of the top 4s in the 2027 and is going to be a player we talk about for a long while on the First Coast. Get use to reading about her. She is that good.
is another Freshman I saw over the summer who had the “It” Factor then and has it now. The young Reddick can pile up points in a hurry. She played on a team of Juniors and Seniors during the Summer live period and more than held her on. At the Freshman Expo, she was dominant and was easily one of the top Freshman in the room. Reddick shoots the long range with ease and accuracy, and she is even better in the open court in transition. She has the ability to score on defenders and also maneuver around them.
was another special player I saw over the summer. Hollie had good size at 5’10 and was extremely athletic. She had a great combination of power and finesse and was just a standout amongst her peers on the floor. Hollie had the ability to drive the ball to the rim, shoot it from the midrange, and play through contact. She has that “it” factor and will be a big contributor for the Lake City Columbia Tigers this upcoming season.
is another young forward who is showing the signs of a good one. McCreary can run the floor, rebound it, score in the paint, and even shoot the three. McCreary has the versatility to play three positions on the court and will be a rookie player to be reckoned with. She will anchor the middle of Bartram Trail’s defense and put the pressure on the opponents from in the offensive paint. One of the other special parts of McCreary’s game is her ability to run the floor in the transition game.
was one of the top Freshman Power Forwards I saw over the summer. She had a standout game during the live period in Orlando where she showed the power, the versatility, and the scoring ability in the paint. Canady is also a special player who has a presence on the boards on both ends of the court. She plays with a lot of confidence and has that “it” factor at the Power Forward position.