Guest blogger, JCTMS girls basketball coach, Michael G. Moore Jr. highlights several freshmen that will play in the 6th Region next season. The 7th Region writeup will be posted on Thursday, June 18.
June is always a month for high school coaches to see their new squads for the upcoming season. It comes after a year when many teams lost key players to graduation from the 2020 class.
There will be a lot of new faces in the high school scene in the fall to become familiar with. A couple kids will find themselves in the varsity rotation right away while others may have to be patient as freshmen and trust the process. Which could mean playing on the freshmen or JV team to get reps. Some kids have to wait until sophomore or junior year to step into a major role and the main rotation on varsity.
Butler High School
The Bearettes tradition will continue for years to come as they bring in a really strong incoming freshmen class. There will be plenty of scoring options in this core which will make them a very exciting offensive team. Butler has always been known for defense, so grasping the scheme given to them, will make them a terrific group on that end of the floor. They will have to learn and grow together to build up the chemistry with one another. Look for them to be an instrumental part of the future of the Bearettes program during their four years.
L to R- Anna Rodgers, Sarah Pitcock, Emma Lesher
Pleasure Ridge Park High School
The Lady Panthers bring in a freshmen class that will feature one of the most athletic forwards heading into high school. Jeannae Bolin (pictured) will lead the new incoming freshmen class at PRP, she gained valuable high school experience last year as an 8th grader. She will be a player to watch during her high school career. Her potential is incredible! It will be fun watching her athletic skills grow and develop.
Mercy continues it’s tradition with another good freshmen class featuring an impressive trio to lead the way. Look for them to build up a nice chemistry with each other during their four years.
L to R- Camryn Cleveland, Sydney McDill, Leah Kaelin
This incoming freshmen class could be one of their best classes in years. Featuring a trio of shooters who have incredible range. Fans may leave from watching their games with a nickname like the Splash Sisters!
They will lead a very young team by their scoring and vocal leadership. By the time they graduate, will have an opportunity to leave their mark at Whitfield Academy. They are hoping to take the program to new heights before graduating by winning the All “A” Classic Region title and making the State Tournament. A post season accomplishment and goal for them will be to make the 24th District title game and qualify for the 6th Region Tournament.
L to R-Sara Ritter, Riley Simpson, Allison Spieker
Fern Creek High School
The Lady Tigers incoming freshmen class will be led by guard Serenity Cleaves (Pictured) and forward Jada Adams. Serenity played up for Fern Creek last year as an 8th grader and will use that valuable experience going into her freshmen season to be a leader on and off the floor.