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Karyn Ford

 

Karyn Ford  Small Forward 5’10” 165 lbs. Class of 2019

 

YES Prep – Gulfton in Houston, Texas
Academics
GPA: 2.9
SAT: Preparing
ACT: Preparing
Potential Major: Psychology and Addiction Studies

Recruiting Intangibles:
Tenacity
Intelligence
Leadership
Energy-giver
Work Ethic

Final Thoughts:   
Karyn is simply a student-athlete that gets the job done and she has not even reached her full potential.

It is said that a book has a beginning, middle, and an end. This is simply no longer true and this is not a book that you want to skim. Karyn Ford is writing a best seller on the court and every coach in the country should be reading it.

This book speaks of her tenacity, explosiveness, aggressiveness, and her will to win.
Karyn was named WBCA High School Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, December 11, 2016. This honor was bestowed upon only nine student-athletes across the country.

She was selected as the representative for Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas).  She is an 11-time player of the game during the 2016-2017 season.  Her two-year career at the varsity level has netted an astonishing average of 24.6 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 5 spg, and 2.5 bpg.

Karyn helped lead the YES Prep – Gulfton Forces to the regional championship game during the 2016-2017 season in which she accumulated 19 double-doubles and two triple-doubles.  She is a leader and a very hard worker.
If you are looking for an advanced copy of the book, you can look at her video and attend games.  Every time Karyn steps on the floor, she could possibly rewrite a chapter because she constantly outdoes herself.  By the time you have read one chapter,  she is on to the next.

Jaida Burkes

Jaida Burkes  SG 5’8” 160 lbs Class of 2018

Junior at Killeen High School in Killeen, Texas
GPA: 3.14 SAT: March 2017 ACT: April 2017
Potential Major: Kinesiology

Jaida loves the quote said by Kevin Durant, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

Recruiting Intangibles:

Team Attitude

Intelligence

Leadership

Energy-giver

Work Ethic

Imagine a player with charisma and character leading your program. Imagine a player that comes early and stays late.  Imagine a player that leads by example.  Well, coach, you do not have to imagine anymore. That player is Jaida Burkes.  Yes, you may have heard it all before, but if given the opportunity she will show you why you need to continue to listen.

Listening is not all that you should do, coach.  You might want to keep your eyes open as well as you may miss her play-making capabilities.  One might ask how many eyes does she have because she possesses great peripheral vision.  What many do not see, she does.  She can truly see the entire floor.  She has the ability to create her own shot and she knows how to get her teammates involved. She stretches the floor with her ability to shoot beyond the arc.

Jaida has great defensive awareness and plays with the mentality of a defensive cornerback in football.  Jaida’s teammates would describe her as being humble, positive and a happy spirit. Outside of athletics, Jaida is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Final Thoughts:  

There are no better words than that of humbled student-athlete, so here are Jaida’s words about her best game.  Jaida says, ” I felt like my game against Midway High School was one of my best games.

I didn’t have striking numbers. I had 9 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. However, I felt like I really contributed to my team on both sides of the ball. I hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with a little more than 1 minute remaining, and I also hit the game-winning free throw.”

Reese Johnson

Reese Johnson – Point Guard
High School Basketball Recruit 2018

 

Height 6’2, Weight 175lbs.
Position:  Point Guard
School:  Notre Dame Academy
GPA:  2.65

Recruiting Intangibles:

1. Coachable -open to honest feedback
2. Basketball intelligence
3. Solid sportsmanship
4. Passion and love for the game of basketball
5. Mental toughness – ability to push through difficult situations
6. Team focused
7. Consistent in effort and leadership every game
8. Self-motivated

Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a solid point guard to lead your team to the next level, your search is over.  Reese will bring his passion for the game, along with his strong athletic ability and knowledge of basketball to elevate your program. Take a serious look today at Reese Johnson.   He will rise to the challenge and will not let you down!

Reese is a true point guard and leader of his team. Since being on varsity as a freshman, his passion to facilitate scoring for his team, control the tempo of the game, and to effectively handle the basketball is evident in his 10:1 assist to turnover ratio.

His strong intuition of the game of basketball and his solid court sense, along with his drive to constantly study the game would make him a solid addition to any college level team interested in playing at the highest level.

Reese’s hard work and dedication is evident in his willingness to accept coaching and the year-round work he puts forth in elevating his game.  His experiences playing competitive AAU basketball throughout the country, attending the Top 250 Basketball Camps and Christian Laettner Camps, and conducting extensive personalized training for point guards makes him an excellent candidate to lead your team.

Reese has the skills to change an entire game with his athletic ability, his incredible work ethic and his passion to win and succeed. Your coaching staff will be impressed with this young man and should seriously look at Reese Johnson.

Nicole Etchison

Nicole Etchison SG 5’3” 115 lbs Class of 2020

Freshman at Oakdale High School in New Market, Maryland

Academics:GPA: 3.5 SAT: N/A ACT: N/A

Recruiting Intangibles:

  1. Hard worker
  2. Dependable
  3. Loyal
  4. Energy giver
  5. Unselfish

Final Thoughts:

In Nikki’s own words, “I give it my best every time I play a game or attend a practice. We may not always win but that just gives me room to get better, learn from it, and grow.”

When we first made contact with Nicole’s mom she asked, “Is my daughter too short to play college basketball?”  Of course we told her no and then gave the reasons why.  

Nicole’s story is one that always pits her against sometimes larger opponents but her heart, determination, intelligence, and athletic ability shows through.  There is no mountain that this young lady cannot climb.

Nicole meekly describes herself as team oriented, very coachable , very athletic , great defender, and shooter.  She loves to learn and play hard. Her teammates describe her as someone that is happy to do anything for the good of the team.  She is a team player on and off the court, aggressive, and a great shooter.

She takes time to help others on and off the court. She always has a smile until it’s game time.  At that point, it’s the game face until the game is over.

Nicole is a fierce competitor that does not shy away from competition.

While seeing her play in a game is exciting, she is equally exciting to watch in practice.  She has a very high motor and does not accept a mediocre performance.

Whether she hits  all her shots or not she will make up for it by playing hard nosed defense, dive on the floor for those 50/50 balls, and distribute the basketball to open teammates. She makes great passes and is not afraid to get physical while grabbing rebounds.

Alyssa Viscardo Softball Recruit 2019

Alyssa Viscardo Villa Maria Academy High School 

Class Of 2019 GPA of 3.7

Play a position that always wants the ball—that is exactly what Alyssa does.  Her hard work and desire to be the best has allowed Alyssa to craft the pitching skill.  Outside of scheduled team practices and tournaments, she dedicates hours to her pitching and glove work.  Currently playing for SJ Mystics Gold 16u, Alyssa can be seen on the mound or playing the infield.  Consistency is one of the most important skills to pose.  While in the circle, Alyssa consistently tosses 65 mph, hitting her locations, and instills the art of fear in the batters.  Her attitude and composure says it all:  she is powerful, confident, and in control.

Villa Maria Academy High School Class of 2019, Alyssa strives to keep a high GPA of 3.7.  She desires to pursue a degree in History or Education at an institution that she will continue to play the game she loves.  Couldn’t be more ecstatic to help Alyssa fulfill her dream of playing at the collegiate level!

Peyton Eckenrode softball Class 2019

Peyton Eckenrode operates as a fast-paced athlete with precision. She has a home to first time of 2.9 seconds and 12.7 seconds home to home. Her combination of speed and flexibility at the plate enhances her ability to get on base.

As a right-handed batter, Peyton makes consistent contact with gap power. She has a fast bat and manufactures a bat exit speed of 62 MPH, but also has the ability to keep the defense off balance with her outstanding bunting skills.

Peyton is a middle infielder with the capability of playing second base and short stop. Her speed and angles to the ball make her an efficient athlete.

She is very agile allowing her to change directions with ease and displays her strength with an overhand velocity of 55 MPH. Peyton also has experience in the outfield where she is instinctive.

While being in either the infield or outfield, she trusts her glove and has true grit to make any play. Not only does she standout as an athlete, she is also a dedicated student. Peyton attends Northeastern High School in the class of 2019 and holds a 4.0 GPA. Peyton sets her goals high for herself, and commits endless hours of work to thrive and reach her potential.

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