Horizon High School's 6-foot-4 rising senior post Katie Grant is one of the top overall prospects in Arizona's 2016 class. Very few post players in the state of Arizona or in the West, for that matter, have the size and potential of Grant.
Grant is currently finishing up a strong summer for herself, while playing for her club program, the Arizona Select. The team traveled to the USJN Nike Championships and advanced to the championship game of the tournament, before losing in the tournament final. Other top-rated girls prospects on the team included Lauryn Satterewhite, Kaitlyn Bickle and Taylor Chavez.
After the event, Grant received her first division-I scholarship offer from Quinnipiac University - one of the top girl's college programs in the country. Grant has also received multiple phone calls from over a dozen other schools, and is still receiving serious interest from such schools as Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, Hawaii, Northern Arizona, Fresno State, Grand Canyon and Arizona Christian in her college recruitment.
Very few post players around have Grant's combination of size and potential for the future, and I love this young lady's promise as a post prospect over time. She is definitely worthy of many more scholarship offers, and I will continue to follow her college recruitment closely - bringing you any updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Grant is one of the top overall prospects in Arizona's 2016 class. Very few post players in the state of Arizona or in the West, for that matter, have the size and potential of Grant. Often post players have the last laugh in the development process, as they develop at their own pace and take time to mature physically. For Grant, her potential is becoming realized at a nice pace, as she is becoming a formidable post presence that college coaches are now taking notice of and will continue to observe very closely. Grant is the force in the middle and a strong inside presence. While Grant does not look to score much, she is very capable of doing so and has good low-post footwork, and a skilled left handed touch inside the paint. She primarily is a rebounder and shot blocker that does both very well. She keeps the ball up high on her rebounds and post moves inside, and is a solid finisher right now that will improve a great deal more over time. Grant has the intangibles though as a post player and understands how to block shots and keep the ball in play, allowing her to help ignite her team’s fast break. She is as strong a developing inside presence as there is in the state, and has the ability over the next year to develop into something similar to Kristine Anigwe in the paint for opposing teams.