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September 10, 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 Bullitt East Guard/Forward Reagan Williams played for Kentucky Premier this Summer and averaged 8 points, 2 blocks and 8 rebounds per game. She also played for Bullitt East last season as an 8th grader and averaged 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What High School will you be attending?
A. (Reagan Williams): Bullitt East High School.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
A. (RW): All Summer I've played against very good competition. Everywhere I've gone I've played against players that were as big or bigger than I, that has really helped me understand what I need to work on.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
A. (RW): First off I want to be the best student in the classroom that I can be. Second, I just want to go in there and help my team win in any way. Whether that be scoring, rebounding or playing good defense, it doesn't matter to me, I want to help my team win.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
A. (RW): At Bullitt East we always have high expectations and this year (and the coming years) will be no different. Each year we expect to compete for Regional Championships, then go on to compete in the State Tournament.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
A. (RW): I'm 5'11" 155 pounds.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
A. (RW): I mostly play in the post but I'm becoming more comfortable stepping out and playing on the perimeter. I like to rebound and outlet the ball as quick as possible so we can get some easy baskets.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
A. (RW): I feel I am pretty good finishing around the basket with both my right and left hand, I rebound well and block shots.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
A. (RW): Playing this summer against older girls really showed me I need to get strong physically. I also need to improve my footwork and lateral quickness.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
A. (RW): I hope to create lots of great memories and make great friends along the way. I also would like to play in college.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
A. (RW): At this point I have not heard from any college coaches.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
A. (RW): Getting hurt and not being able to play basketball.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
A. (RW): My laid back personality, I try not to get too emotional out on the floor.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
A. (RW): Rae, just short for Raegan.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
A. (RW): I used to be a really good softball player too, but I haven't played in several years.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
A. (RW): "Play each game like it's your last."
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
A. (RW): Steak.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
A. (RW): My first coach, Coach Christal Scott.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
A. (RW): University of Kentucky.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
A. (RW): Matthew Mitchell.
Q. (DY): Whose game to you model yours after?
A. (RW): Sara Hammond.