Girls Basketball Preview: Players to Watch
EAST TEXAS GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYERS TO WATCH
SKY HOLMES, PINE TREE
2011-12 Stats: 12 ppg, 17 rpg, 4 bpg, 2 spg; 2011-12 district newcomer of the year
HAILY JENKINS, MARTIN'S MILL
2011-12 Stats: 22 ppg, 7 rpg, 11 apg; 2011-12 TABC all-state selection
Quoteworthy: “The same thing as last year, but come out with a ‘W’ this year. I think my teammates are ready to work harder than they did last year. And with being a senior, it’s your last shot, your last chance; you’ve got to give it your all. My expectations for myself as well as my teammates are higher.” -- Jenkins on her team's expectations for this year.
MADISON MARTIN, SPRING HILL
2011-12 Stats: 13.6 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 1.6 bpg; 1.6 spg; 2011-12 all-district selection
TIAKA LEE, JOHN TYLER
Position: Point guard
2011-12 Stats: 18 ppg; 2011-12 all-district selection
ABBY MITCHELL, PINE TREE
Position: Point Guard
2011-12 Stats: 10 ppg, 5 apg, 4 spg; 2011-12 first-team all-district selection
Quoteworthy: “The adrenaline pinch at the end of the game or whenever you have to make a play and everyone’s watching you and waiting for it to happen. I think that’s when I feel most at home with anything in the world. I just love that feeling.” -- Mitchell on her favorite thing about basketball.
MICHELLE OBACH, TYLER T.K. GORMAN
Position: Point guard
2011-12 Stats: 20.5 ppg, 3 apg, 2.8 spg; 2011-12 TABC all-state selection
Quoteworthy: “The game itself. Shooting, running up and down the court and playing defense; that’s fun. But it’s so much more, it’s a lifestyle for me now because it’s been a part of my life for so long. All the memories that I’ve made with my teammates. Winning and losing … it’s everything.” -- Obach on what makes basketball special.
KAYLEE PRATHER, ELYSIAN FIELDS
2011-12 Stats: 17.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 6.1 spg, 4.2 apg; 2011-12 TABC all-region selection
CHEYENNE RAMEY, PITTSBURG
Height: 6 feet
2011-12 Stats: 18 ppg, 7 rpg, 5 apg, 2 spg; 2011-12 TABC all-region selection
Quoteworthy: “It’s just the family atmosphere. We all get close and we’re together all the time. We know that most of us are seniors this year and this is the last year.” -- Ramey on what she enjoys the most about basketball.
KIANA TURNER, TATUM
2011-12 Stats: 17.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.4 apg, 8.7 spg; 2011-12 TABC all-region selection