Jenna Burdette

Jenna Burdette

Guard

CLASS: 2014

90

SCOUTS GRADE

  • Coolville, OHHometown
  • Eastern Local High School
  • 5-8Height
  • Weight
  • Overall Rank
  • 19Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike Midwest Showdown-May 2013: Fundamental combo-guard with a scorer's mentality; outstanding perimeter threat with consistent jumper to the arc; a secondary, capable ball-handler with IQ, deceptive quicks; contributes in uptempo or systematic approach; among the elite shooters in the class of 2014. (Olson)

EBA All-American Camp-Sept. 2011: Looks can be deceiving and Burdette almost always has an emotionless expression on her face. But her game is far from plain. She is terrific at playing the game in motion. Few can bounce off a defender and change direction on the move as seamlessly. The 5-7 guard is a dependable shooter from 17 feet. She has natural instincts and thus doesn't overthink things on the court. Her size may be an issue for some but she uses her quickness and shiftiness to keep stronger opposition off balance and unable to overpower her. (Hansen)

Battle in the Boro-July 11: One of the more skilled and instinctual players on hand was also one of the younger athletes present. At 5-8 she has ability to play the point or off guard spot, and she's got a skill set that makes her a threat as a scorer or distributor. Unlike so many others we're seeing who over dribble, her ballhandling is efficient and used for a reason. If Burdette's putting it on the floor she's going somewhere. Her change of speed and crossover gets her past or gives her an edge on most defenders. On the perimeter she has textbook form on the jumper and the range to force deep and tight close outs. The same form serves her well on her pullup which features a surprising ability to get off the ground as well. Getting to the rim isn't an issue and her decision making off the drive is well thought and usually gets her a good look or an assist. Defensively she's feisty and aggressive and plays physical on and off the ball. Her foot speed is sound but challenged at times with ultra quick opposing guards. There's a competitive edge to her play that's going to allow her to compete with anyone she lines up against.

USAB U16 Trials-May 11: Instinctual and textbook guard. She demonstrated the ability to penetrate and score as well as the skills to deliver the sharp pass on defensive rotations. Knocked down several shots from the perimeter but still could use some smoothing out to her stroke as well as a slightly quicker release. Despite handling the ball in a somewhat upright position she was able to get into the paint both on the break or in halfcourt set. Hardnosed defender who hit the floor more than once going after the loose balls. (Lewis)

Notes


Club Team: West Virginia Thunder

EBA All-American Camp, Sept. 2011. ...

ESPN HoopGurlz Tip Sheet Mentions:
%u2022 Deep South--April 2011