Two Offers On The Table

Dreher (SC) High School 2014 point guard Kaydra Duckett has two offers on the table and recruiting interest from several other colleges.

  • Name: Kaydra Duckett
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Dreher (SC) High School
  • AAU Team: Palmetto 76ers
  • Position: Point Guard
  • HT: 5-10
  • Schools of Interest: Clemson (offer), Georgia, Miami (FL), Mississippi State, North Carolina at Greenville, North Carolina at Wilmington, South Carolina (offer)

    "The University of South Carolina, the University of Clemson are the only two that have offered as of now," said Duckett. "A lot of other southern teams are also showing interest in me such as Mississippi State, Miami, Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of North Carolina at Greenville, schools like that."

    Despite being such a young age, she understands the importance of the offers.

    "Having offers already teaches you that you have to be more responsible, more mature for your age than the other girls," said Duckett.

    Duckett described her game and what coaches like about it.

    "Offensively, people see how strongly I attack the boards and that I read what the defense gives me," she said. "If I have a big girl on me I know I can drive. If I have a smaller girl on me I try to back her down and overpower her out of her position.

    "Defensively, people see how athletic I am, how I use my wingspan and how I use my athleticism to be in the defender's face."

    Duckett, rated a four-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz, is one of three players on her AAU team that are ranked four-star prospects. Having the other elite players to compete against in practice has helped her step up her game.

    "When you are on a team that has elite players on it, that helps you step your game up," she said. "An elite player doesn't even have to push you. You just know to step it up when you play a player that talented."

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