PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Traya Bruce



PREP BASKETBALL • RISING SOPHOMORE • POINT GUARD

Name:

Traya Bruce



Height:

5’7

School:



South Lafourche High School

Grade:

I’m a sophomore in the classroom, but I’m a rising sophomore on our girls’ basketball team. I have two more seasons to play at the prep level.



Position:

I am our starting point guard.

Strengths:



Traya Bruce is one of the most versatile players in the Houma-Thibodaux area. She possesses next-level handles and also ability to score from all areas of the floor.

Best sporting achievement:

Winning the District 7-4A MVP for this past season was awesome. I also was a Biddy Basketball International Champion when I was 12.



Goals for the offseason:

I want to just keep working hard and getting better throughout the offseason so that I can try and become as good as I can be for my final two seasons.

Goals for next season:



To help lead our team to the Top 28. We’re hungry to try and go further in the playoffs than we have the past few seasons.

Praise from a rival coach:

“She’s so good. It gives you a really hard time trying to prepare for how to limit her throughout the game. You don’t want the ball in her hands at all. She’s that good.”



-Ellender coach Kenneth Dixon

Credentials:

South Lafourche sophomore Traya Bruce is a lights-out basketball player. Already a two-year starter and two-time member of the All-District Team, Bruce dominates opponents with her versatility. She possesses rare passing ability for a player her age and also has elite scoring ability. Bruce is already receiving college attention, and will be one of the top players in the Houma-Thibodaux area for the next two seasons.



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