Jessy Ward

Point Guard

CLASS: 2012

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SCOUTS GRADE

  • Clarksville, TNHometown
  • Clarksville High School
  • 5-8Height
  • Weight
  • Overall Rank
  • 40Position Rank
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ESPN Player Evaluations

Battle in the Boro-July 11: Ward is a player who has had a steady progression of her game and skills across the years we've been watching her. She's been consistent in her play and added a little to every aspect of her game over time. While she may be listed as a point and play it more often than not, she may well be just as suited at the off guard spot. In the past She's shown an ability to shoot the ball with both range and consistency but both seem to suffer in games where she's hard pressed and challenged by opposing on ball pressure at the point. There are situations where any coach would be glad to have her on the receiving end of an entry pass rather than making it. At the point her shot selection and shooting percentage are less than SEC level at times for the Mississippi State commit. None the less Ward is a physical and aggressive competitor at both ends of the floor with a promising senior year in front of her. (Lewis)

EBA Super 64-June 11: Playing with the maturity you would expect and want from a player of her age and experience. Physically solid with good size she's effective at seeing the floor on the break and handling the pressure from smaller and quicker defenders. Her decision making on passes is sound but the shot selection at times has her forcing shots when others have better looks. Plays a smart defensive game and understands her gaps on ball to compensate against attacking athletes. (Lewis)

NAIC Southeast-Oct. 10: Smart and skilled at the point. Reads the floor well and makes good decisions with the ball. Demonstrated her reliable jumper once again with both accuracy and range. Lots of effort and a willingness to scrap and hit the floor make her a contributing player at both ends of the court. (Lewis)

Braggin Rights-Dec. 09: Clarksville (Tenn.) had to do without the services of standout Bashaara Graves (bad ankle) in its battles with Bolingbrook and Whitney Young. Ward stepped up and carried some of the burden for the Lady Wildcats. The 5-8 combo guard was effective both scoring and distributing the ball. She has the distance and stroke to be lethal from three point range but at the same time put it on the floor to create looks for her teammates. In an earlier game this season she connected on five three point attempts in a 22-point effort. Her play is smart and she sees the floor efficiently. At times it seems that she's very upright with the ball and could be less vulnerable to on ball defenders if she were lower.

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Club Team: Georgia Hoopstars Black

ESPN HoopGurlz Tip Sheet Mentions and Features:
•  Midwest Showdown--May 2011