Player Spotlight: Caty Huntington

We kick off our girls basketball coverage with the spotlight on one of the top 2008 prospects in California, Caty Huntington... Girls Basketball Forum


We kick off our 2006-2007 Girls Basketball Coverage with our "Player Spotlight" feature on one of the top 2008 prospects in California.  Caty Huntington, a 5-9 Guard from Bakersfield and Liberty High School with tremendous speed and a bright basketball future.


PrepCA: What were your stats from last season?

Caty: 16 Points PG; 5.4 Rebounds PG; 3.8 Steals PG; 2.5 Assists PG; 3 pt FG%=32%


PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?

Caty: 5'9"; 145lbs.


PrepCA: What is your greatest basketball memory?

Caty: Winning the County Championship in 8th grade, the 1st in our schools 20 yr history (and I was voted MVP).


PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Caty: Stay healthy, WIN, score 500 points, and have less turnovers!


PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?

Caty: Ball handling


PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Caty: School – Kristi Kehoe & Kristin Alvidrez, Club – Abby Bloetscher & Jana Smith


PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Caty: The teammate that doesn't get much playing time, but still works hard every day and has a good attitude that helps keep the team going.


PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?

Caty: In 4 years I'd like to be a better basketball player, get my degree, and make lifetime friends!


PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

Caty: Yes


PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?

Caty: I'm still not sure what colleges.  With the help of my mom and dad, we're going to try and figure it out by April.  Washington, ASU, Florida and Colorado have been sending me A LOT of stuff, and I'd be interested in them.


PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Caty: Italee Lucas because she's very smart with the ball, athletic and just so good!


PrepCA: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

Caty: Britt Peters because she is awesome.  She can make the impossible happen and she supports her teammates on and off the court.


PrepCA: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?

Caty: CenCal Elite


PrepCA: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

Caty: Strengths are my speed and agility, my ability to score and defense. Weaknesses are turnovers and fouls – I need to stop 2nd guessing myself.


PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Caty: Steve Nash because he's the little guy that rules the court!


PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Caty: If you work hard and have fun doing it, good things will happen.


PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

Caty: A LOT of heart and teamwork!  We're gonna leave it all on the court!


PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?

Caty: Guard


PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Caty: A team player that works hard, has alot of love and respect for the game, coaches and teammates.


PrepCA: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?

Caty: Commitment in making sure I get my college degree.

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Thanks to Caty and her family for giving us the opportunity to conduct this interview!


Gary Trousdale


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