Brooke McCarty

Brooke McCarty

Point Guard

CLASS: 2014

97

SCOUTS GRADE

  • League City, TXHometown
  • Clear Springs High School
  • 5-4Height
  • Weight
  • 29Overall Rank
  • 6Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike Nationals-July 2013 Confident, consistent floor general with swagger; a silent assassin, makes plays on both ends of the floor; court awareness and basketball IQ, a complete play maker; among the elite point guards in the 2014 class. (Olson)

DFW Marchfest-April 12: There might not be a prospect in any class who has to consistently prove people wrong as much as McCarty does. At 5-3, McCarty's size can be an issue for those who just take a look at her walking into the gym. But what makes McCarty special is her ability to immediately make you forget about her lack of size and focus on her sizable game. It's all thanks to her quickness, which she uses on both sides of the ball. On offense, she has an uncanny ability to create space off the dribble, which makes her height a non-factor. This, coupled with her willingness to get the ball out of her hands early and often in order to make a play for others, makes a great package for the young point guard. One of the more intriguing things about McCarty's game is her ability to play the role of playmaker while taking care of the ball. She rarely commits the turnovers that lead to easy transition baskets for her opponents, and for the most part she finds ways to get her teammates involved on plays that make the game easier for them. By playing to her strengths, McCarty has almost eliminated her weakness. (Moore)

PBR Super 64-July 11: Skilled and instinctual point guard. Reads the floor and makes decisions well in advance of her age and experience. Ballhandling and passing are on par with any point guard on the high school level. Pushes the ball off makes, misses and turnovers but understands numbers situations and the need to pull it out at times. Her own shooting seems to be evolving and keeping defenders honest in their defensive approach. Her size was exploited defensively both in terms of height and physical strength but she adapted and took chances at times. (Lewis)

Deep South Classic-April 11: Attacks and dishes with great speed. Exceptional court vision and plays very smooth. Mature beyond her years with solid IQ for the game. Floor general for her team. (Gray)

It's not hard to imagine this dynamic point guard as being one of the top floor leaders in the class. All the tools are in place in terms of passing, ballhandling and court intelligence. She creates scoring opportunities off penetration and has little trouble getting by even the best defenders. Her ability to finish inside with her limited size is deceiving and she gets to the line repeatedly. What may set her apart and be her defining characteristic is her competitive nature. Every play at both ends appears to get her attention as if the game is on the line and the results show. (Lewis)

Cy-Fair Invitational-April 11: In case you were thinking of looking past this diminutive young point-guard prospect, think again. Sure, her listed 5-5 probably is a stretch but she went up against elite competition at the position this weekend and more than held her own. She is hyper-quick but with a smoothness and control that makes her a special player. She has plenty of shake in her game and gets from zero to full throttle as quick as any player in the event. She does a great job of balancing buckets and dimes (assists) and that unpredictability makes her tough to defend. She has a tendency to work back to her left hand on dribble penetration but her change of direction moves are so quick that she still gets by defenders trying to force her right. Her shooting mechanics are nice and she knocked down open threes as well as pull-up 15-footers. She has a floater in her bag of tricks but it isn't completely dialed in yet. (Hansen)

Notes

A 2014 McDonald's All-American.