How did trying out for the national Under-16 team help your game?

I think that gave me a lot of confidence. It showed me I can play with the top girls in the nation and that really put me out there for recruiting, and it showed me what I need to work on.

Where are you in the recruiting process?

Right now, the major schools that are looking at me are Maryland, Duke, Stanford, Notre Dame, Louisville. I'm probably going to take a couple official visits in April and probably make my decision around then.


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What's your dad like as a coach?

He definitely knows his stuff. He ran track in college as well as played football. He loves that stuff. He's all about the form and technique of running. He's always researching it.

Who's the tougher coach, mom or dad?

That's a good question. Well, basketball's my main thing and track, I take it seriously, but it's not like as important, so I guess my mom.

How have benefited from having elite athletes as parents?

It helps so much. They have been in my position. They've been in the place where you're getting recruited. They know how much work goes into it, so they've shown me what it's like, what it's going to be like to play in college and what I need to do to get to the next level. They've given me good advice.

What music do you listen to before a game?

It depends. I listen to Beyonce every day, especially her new album. That's been on repeat lately. Songs that get me hyped, but Beyonce is my favorite.

Your mom said they call you the basketball Beyonce. How did that happen?

Our managers know we all like Beyonce and they were just being silly. On my camera you can hear them [yelling], "that's Beyonce," every time I scored in the Aberdeen game.

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