Lady Knights Gain Recognition at the Gym Rat

announced June 22, 2015

Castle’s Lady Knights took to Upstate New York for the Girls Gym Rat recently and showed the tremendous potential that they possess. The girls competed hard and came out with victories against stiff competition. And, they impressed the scouts by having ten players recognized for their stalwart efforts, with five making the All-Tournament teams and five making Honorable Mention. At the 15U level, Janine Cuffee and Elizabeth Garcia got the All-Tourney nods while Daiyanni Davis received Honorable Mention recognition. Castle’s 14U squad saw Cinnamon Dockery, Dyamon Hunter, Ema Schumer and Deja Francis being selected for Honorable Mention. Additionally, the 13U team had Fanta Ballo, Heather Caroccia and Breanna Randolph being selected for the All-Tournament team. Below are the write-ups on our All-Tournament players from the Gym Rat website. Congratulations ladies!!

Janine Cuffee, 5-5 point guard, Castle Lady Knights/Lawrenceville H.S.: Very effective in the transition game. Good court IQ, sees the court well and distributes to open teammates. Very effective off the dribble and going to the hoop. Showed ability to take over games from the point guard position.

Elizabeth Garcia, 5-11 forward, Castle Lady Knights/Academy of Holy Names: Long and athletic. She finishes nicely in transition. Really runs the floor well. Does most of her scoring in the paint. Good body control around the basket. Good moves and hard play enables her to get to the basket off the dribble.

Fanta Ballo, 5-7 guard, Castle Lady Knights/P.s. 76: An athletic guard that can hit the floater/runner consistently. Plays with a visible competitive fire, very high motor. Dribbles in traffic effectively and gets to the rim and finishes there against contact.

Heather Caroccia, 5-8 post, Castle Lady Knights/Lavell Prep: A strong forward who can play effectively in the post. Makes hard drives to the basket and finishes well against contact. Also able to step out and hit open mid-range jumper. Outstanding rebounder.

Breanna Randolph 5-1 guard, Castle Lady Knights/P.S. 161: An excellent all-around player that controls her team's offense. Good leadership skills and communicates clearly and effectively with her teammates. Has a diversified offensive skill set. Good step-back jumper. Creates off the dribble for herself and others.

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