Brittney Sykes

Brittney Sykes

Guard

CLASS: 2012

95

SCOUTS GRADE

  • Newark, NJHometown
  • University High School
  • 5-9Height
  • Weight
  • 31Overall Rank
  • 9Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

Strengths: Athleticism; ability to get to the rim; finishing in traffic; elite on ball defender
Areas to improve: Strength, perimeter shooting consistency
Bottom Line: Sykes is one of the most athletic guards in the Class of 2012. At 5 feet 9, she has combo guard skills and the potential to be a serious match up problem at the college level. She is very good in transition and when she is able to play in space she can be a handful for opposing defenses to contend with. One of the key areas for Sykes to improve on as she makes the jump from high-school ball to college will be her ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter. Her ability off the bounce will force teams to give her a step on offense so being able to keep them honest with a consistent jumper is paramount.

JFK Classic-Jan. 11: Has the physical tools to play the game at a high level but at this stage in her career her decision making needs to improve. (Bodine)

Nike Nationals-July 10: Athletic guard with a conservative approach and good decision making. Was effective in traffic both finishing and distributing the ball. (Lewis)

Notes


Club Team: Philly Belles

ESPN HoopGurlz Tip Sheet Mentions:
•  Boo Williams Nike Invitational--April 2011