Tuesday, February 26, 2013



After driving 1 hour 20 minutes to Ambler Pa, in seeing this young 5th grader play I was very impressed with her basketball IQ, but what really got me was the way she listens to instruction about the game. 
     What is the difference between last year's Comets team and this year's team?
The 5th grade Comets team will be very different from last year's team 4th grade team. I met Coach Fran Burbidge Jr. at a clinic at Villanova this fall and when I heard he was going to be our Comets head Coach I was excited because he really helped me to prepare for this year's school season, Also we lost about half of last year's team, but we will be better because two girls I played against in AAU and my school team will be on this year's Comets team, and I love going against them in Comets practice because they are very competitive. And we got a couple new big girls. We will all make each other better this year.

What do you think your feeling will be this year when you go to the Nationals with your Comets team?

We have to get there first! There are some good teams out there, so we have to earn it. But winning the Regionals and going to nationals will be awesome because it will be my first time. Also, I will feel like all the hard work we did was worth it.

How did you develop a handle like that?

It all started in 2nd grade with chairs, trash cans and orange cones in my driveway. I dribble around them over and over again. Also, I was able to go to some really good camps like Philly Point Guard Camp and St.Joe's Hawks Camp. At Hawks Camp, Coach Katie Gardler really stresses ball handling. And I like to pick up a ball and just dribble, no matter where I am at.

Do you always use your left hand being as though you are truly right handed?

A lot of people ask me that. They ask if I am left handed or right handed. The summer after 3rd grade my dad made me dribble and go left almost the whole summer because he didn't want me to only be able to go to the right side. Now it is natural for me to go in either direction.

Tell GTHING your goals for this summer.

Attend some good camps, play summer rec, work on being more aggressive and learn to get open and move better without the ball.