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August 28, 2013
The 2017 class is shaping up to be extremely solid with a lot of talented freshman to be. Kentucky Preps will be taking a look at some of the best freshman girls to be in a series called Freshman Spotlight. We'll be asking each of the players 20 questions to get to know some of them as they start their high school career.
2017 Grayson County Guard/Forward Grace White played this Summer with Kentucky Premier coached by former Mr. Basketball Josh Carrier. White averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game in middle school last season. She also had one game where she had 32 points and 15 rebounds. She was a starter for the Grayson County freshmen and junior varsity teams and was a starter by the end of the year for varsity.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What Highschool will you be attending?
A. (Grace White): Grayson County High School in Leitchfield, KY.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
A. (GW): I've had the opportunity to play with and against some of the best players in America. I have had great coaches to challenge me and help me improve. I believe playing against better players, only makes me a better player.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
A. (GW): I expect to improve in the point guard position, make an impact on every game and set challenging goals for myself.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
A. (GW): To win a regional championship for the first time in our schools history.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
A. (GW): I'm 5'9" 125 pounds.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
A. (GW): All out full court press, I handle the ball and create for teammates. I can shoot outside and at times can post up and play down low when needed. I consider myself a point forward because I can play multiple positions.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
A. (GW): Ability to see the floor, great passing skills, great rebounder, ability to shoot with right or left hand, a team player with a great understanding of the game and good at creating space for offensive players.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
A. (GW): I lack confidence at times and need to be more of a leader on the floor.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
A. (GW): I hope the game of basketball always brings good things into my life. I believe the game of basketball can prepare me for success later in life if I embrace the game and reach goals I set for myself and my team.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
A. (GW): Yes, Austin Peay State University, University of Tennessee of Chattanooga and Northern Kentucky University.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
A. (GW): A permanent injury.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
A. (GW): I love people and love to laugh.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. (GW): Amazing Grace was a nickname Muhlenberg North gave me after a big game.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
A. (GW): I play a pretty mean softball game.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
A. (GW): "It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog." -Mark Twain
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
A. (GW): Italian food and funnel cakes.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
A. (GW): My mother.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
A. (GW): University of Notre Dame.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
A. (GW): Muffet McGraw.
Q. (DY): Whose game to you model yours after?
A. (GW): Candace Parker.