WHILE GTHINGBASKETBALL WAS IN ATLANTA,GA WE STOP PAST ST.FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL TO CHECK OUT SOME OF THE AREA'S TOP PLAYERS TO REALLY FIND OUT WHAT ALL THE HYPE WAS ABOUT IN THE DIRTY SOUTH.
Kasiyahna Kushkituahk (Class of 2017)
The 6'4 sophomore is going to be a star at the next level, she might be one of the best player across the state to play with her back to the basket. Still growing, she doesn't look like the athlete type, but Kasiyahna is that. Very aggressive, the St. Francis Super Sophomore has tons of offers starting with South Carolina, Louisville, Virginia etc.
Abby Grant - "2015" This sharp shooter has already committed to Syracuse, she done that as a sophomore which most young athlete's are scared to do since they are trying to get a feel for things to see what the the next level will be like, but not grant she told Gthing that when she went to visit the school her mind was set. Abby will help the "Big Orange" in there outside shooting game which they haven't had in a long time.
Nichel Tampa - "2017" The speedster of the bunch should provided some help at scoring from the outside to help Grant spread the floor. Tampa who sees the floor well can score with ease because of her quickness she has the ability to be able to do big things once she realizes the talent that she has. Tampa is flying just a little low under the radar right now, but she says that this season should be a breakout one for her.
Taja Cummings - "2017" The leader and the floor general of the team, Cummings who is on ESPN'S Girl's Top 100 watch list said she cant wait till the season jumps off so she can do her thing. Gthing didn't know that was her when we walked in the gym, because of all the talk we thought Taja was a big guard, but when we asked her about her size her coach step in and said Cummings just plays bigger then she looks, the point guard is nursing her leg right now but should be back with St. Francis for the season opener.
Also for this year St. Francis has two Volleyball stars on the team, Yasmeen Ratliff who is a 6'4 junior and 6'3 Alexis Ratliff who is a freshman, both sister's provide them with some size and height, they are the daughters of Ex-NBA star Theo Ratliff so you they are still growing. The Lady Knight's also have sophomore Maya Dodson who is 6'0 and very athletic and one point in practices she stop in grab the rim with two hands off the vertical. In there is freshman Jayla Jordan who is 5"11 in athletic also, she has good ball handling skills and can 1 thru 3 position.