When following Salpointe Catholic’s 4A State Championship run, their back court has definitely stood out to me, as their guards play physical, gritty and are not afraid to defend or dive for loose balls. The unfortunate thing is top-rated 2022 prospects, Kylee Callhan and Tessa Hastings graduate this spring. The fortunate thing is 5-foot-7 Combo-Guard Bria Medina returns for her senior campaign.
This past season, Medina averaged 9 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 3.2 steals per/game. I anticipate her stat line to increase going into her senior year, as she will be moved more into the point guard role. I have been observing her play since her sophomore year and what jumps out to me is her grittiness, athleticism and motor.
Medina competes at a high level on both ends of the floor. Her stats may not jump out at you, however her play makes a lot of noise on both ends of the floor. She has a fantastic motor, athleticism and play-making ability. She is an impact player and can change the dynamic of the game with her defensive intensity and offensive awareness.
She also has great facilitation skills, especially with her vision and decision-making. I like her ability to drive-and-kick or finish. Medina is a potent three-level scorer, but what stands out the most to me is how smart she is on defense. On the ball, she is very physical and reads her opponents well. Off the ball, she has great anticipation and reflexes, which disrupts the passing lanes and causes turnovers.
Any college will get a steal in this prospect. She currently has offers and interest from Mesa Community College, New Mexico Highlands, Brandeis University and Smith College.
I anticipate her recruiting to take off this spring, as I have her as a low-major Division-I prospect.