Tonight was a treat for my 8th grade daughter as she went up against her old teammates from Del Valle Middle School. Japreece has talked about this game for the past several weeks and now it’s in the history books. Japreece is an outstanding point guard with excellent skills. She has all the qualities a coach would want in a PG. Dean has superior ball handling skills with excellent court vision. Tonight she dropped 30 on Del Valle and is averaging a double double on the season (26ppg & 10 assist). With Del Valle playing a box and 1, she still managed to find her way to the basket all game.The true 8th grader continues to be a match up problem for most teams in the area. Dean can play well above the 8th grade level and should be a Varsity starter in October of 2011.
(L) Pictured with Dailey MS (R) Pictured with D-1 Ambassadors
Dean was a shooter deluxe at our last camp. Hitting 9 of 10 shots in the Hot Shot Competition in a time of 38:28 Japreece had only two other shooters in the camp who remotely approached her score and time. Those two boys were in the Class of 2010 and 2011! She has a smooth release, making her dangerous shooting the ball from any spot on the floor. Ball handling was superior with her left and right hand, as well as her court vision. Her 20 yard time of 3.08 was tops in the Class of 2015 as was her vertical leap of 21.7″. In fact, it wasn’t until the Class of 2013 Boys where someone exceeded her vertical.
(L) Working hard at practice (R) Pushing the rock for D-1 Ambassadors
Great job Japreece love you.