- Compton, CAHometown
- Windward SchoolHigh School
- —Overall Rank
- 45Position Rank
Nike TOC-Dec. 11: Hit the "3" in this viewing. Ball comes off of her right shoulder, it's going in though. Quick, plays hard. Boxed out on multiple possessions (Clay)
Despite a hitch in her shooting motion, she has established herself as one of the more consistent 3-point shooters on the left coast. Jaco wasn't afraid of the big moments either. (Hansen)
Deep South Classic-April 11: Excellent 3-point shooter, works extremely hard to get open, clutch shooter, scrappy defender. (Beverly)
Nike TOC-Dec. 10: Sometimes in basketball, the most important contribution a player can make doesn't show up in the box score. Windward (Los Angeles, Calf.) sophomore guard Courtney Jaco had that type of game against Carondolet (Concord, Calf.) in the John Anderson Division quarterfinal matchup. Jaco is a very capable offensive player who wasn't afraid to shoot the ball, especially when she saw an opening in the defense that she could exploit. While her offensive contributions were important to her team it was her attention to detail on defense that keyed Windward's victory.
Windward basically went flat defensively during the third quarter, with the exception of Jaco, who continued to hustle and stay active. She never gave up on her teammates and it was clear that they were feeding off her energy, especially after she knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the game late in the fourth quarter. She displayed a great deal of versatility as a guard, even though she is primarily a shooting guard, she was able to help with the ball handling duties, especially when the other guards struggled. Jaco displayed the type of leadership skills and mental focus that Winward will need to stay in the winner's bracket for the rest of the tournament.
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