- Huntington, WVHometown
- Huntington High School
- 13Overall Rank
- 3Position Rank
Deep South Classic-April 09:
There's a lot to like in an explosive athlete with Bays' size, who can put the ball on the floor and shoot an authentic jumper. She gives a lot at the defensive end, where she can be extremely disruptive, either blocking or altering shots, or even on the ball against wings and some guards. Bays has been showing a tendency to get frustrated at the offensive end and essentially shutting herself down. Overcoming that is a key to her joining the class' elite prospects.
Summer 08: Whitney Bays, of Huntington, W.V., suffered through foul trouble in her team's first game at AAU Nationals, but came out possessed in the second half. Bays is a bulldog in the post who takes it strong no matter who is guarding her. She also has some finesse in her game as she is one of the better ballhandlers on her team. She got called for a carry on two occasions as her hesitation move is right there in the gray area in terms of her hand placement on the ball. She has a sweet shooting stroke as well. The shot is a little flat when she shoots from a stand still but off the dribble she elevates and finishes with touch. She got busy on the offensive boards and blocked a few shots to keep the momentum rolling her team's way.
Club Team: WV Thunder
Player of the Year, West Virginia, Gatorade, 2008 All-Tournament, State 3A, 2008 First Team, All-State 3A, 2008 First Team, All-Conference, Mountain State Athletic Conference, 2008 Averaged 18.5 points, 13.2 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 4.0 assists and 3.2 blocks as sophomore, 2007-08 First Team, All-State 3A, 2007