Seniors Rising: Under the Radar ’24s (Part III)
For many high school athletes, the pinnacle of your athletic career will be their senior. This is their moment to shine. Whether or not they are a role player or a star; 3rd leading score or 6th man; this is…
For many high school athletes, the pinnacle of your athletic career will be their senior. This is their moment to shine. Whether or not they are a role player or a star; 3rd leading score or 6th man; this is a season they will forever remember. Here are some players you should know.
I think you can be a Miss Basketball nominee….AND still be under the radar. I don’t think people truly understand what a level shooter/scorer/shot maker MM is. She hits 300s every morning before school. In a different offensive system, and in a better district (she’s normally subbed out in the 3rd quarter because the Central lead is so large), so could easily put up 30. She still has another gear she can hit.
Has a great inside presence on both ends of the floor. Always makes her presence known with her intensity and willingness to bang. Defensively, she owns the boards, making it difficult for teams to get second chance opportunities. She’s also an athletic, switchable, defender who is high IQ. On the offensive end, she has a nice mid-range game, but can beat you in the painted area. A nice arsenal of back to the basket moves. She’s great on the O boards as well. Has great size and length. A better inside scorer than outside. Nice glue kid.
Tough player with a nice shot….could really be an effective 2 way player. Can knock down the open 3 at a reliable percentage. Has really turned her 3 ball into a weapon. Could see her having a big year.
Blessed with size, she anchors the middle of both ends for her Clarksville squad. Offensively, she is a bucket in the paint, knocking down shots in and around the painted area. Wide shoulders that she knows how to use to create finishing angles. Nice hands…nice footwork. Primed for a big year.
Plays very hard, and she runs the floor well, creating space, and getting easy buckets at the rim. Knows how to play effectively in the pick n’ roll and pick n’ pop game.
This will be a fascinating season for Smith. Everyone who follows basketball closely knows this team to compete once again for a championship, but they graduated some key guards. Hassell and Spiers will need some veterans to step up and lead, both on and off the floor.
If Smith can play her role as that 3rd or 4th scorer simply knocking down open shots, valuing the ball, and playing tough D, she could be in for a really big season.