ATHLETES

Laila Grant
BASKETBALL PROFILE:
Position: Combo Guard
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 155 lbs.
Graduation Class: 2019
Years of AAU Experience: 10 years
AAU Team: Germantown Lady Panthers (MD)
Coach Milton Kimbrough, (240)793-2677
Jersey Number: 5

Specialized Skills: Passing, ball handling, and court vision. Able to create separation and space off the dribble. A pass first guard who values assists totals more than scoring; however, can score when needed as evidenced by averaging 26 points per game my Junior season and averaging 21 points and making 41 three pointers during my Sophomore high school season.

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
High School:
2018-2019 Academy of the Holy Cross High School
Recently transferred to Holy Cross for the opportunity to grow and progress academically, spiritually, as well as help me broaden my individual gifts and talents. Holy Cross will prepare me for the challenges of college and life allowing me to develop as a student athlete; using my gift of playing basketball as a way to support and motivate others.
2015-2018 Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Grade Point Average: 3.0
Position: Point Guard
Jersey Number: 5
Coach: Coach Nathan Lewis, (240)405-4605

As the starting Varsity point guard for the Magruder Colonels since my Freshman year, I had the responsibility of running the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. I was responsible for totally understanding and accepting the coach's game plan and making sure it was executed on the court. I communicated defensive assignments and provided guidance to my teammates. Over the last three years, I’ve learned when and how to instigate a fast break and when and how to initiate the more deliberate sets. Most important is making my teammates better. During my Junior year, I had the opportunity to play multiple positions which allowed me to expand my knowledge and skill set in other ways. I still was able to be a leader on the floor.

High School Accomplishments:
2017-18 Honored at Magruder HS for scoring over 1,000 career points
2017-18 All Met Honorable Mention, Washington Post
2018 3A/2A 1st Team, Montgomery County
2017 USJN 17U National Championship, Pool FF, All-Star Team
2017 4A/3A East All Division 1st Team, Montgomery County
2016 4A/3A East Freshman of the Year, Montgomery County
2016 4A/3A East All Division 2nd Team, Montgomery County

Extracurricular Activities:
Participant, Oratorical Contest, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Member, Junior Usher Board, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Member, Youth Group, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
2016 Leadership Participant, PeacePlayer International - I served as an ambassador in Northern Ireland.

References:
Coach Artie Bryant, Trainer (Coach, St. John’s HS, DC), (301)275-3098
Coach Stephon Seraile, Former AAU Coach (Coach, Wise HS, MD), (301)525-9316
Coach Asif Rahman, Former AAU Coach, (240)506-6713
Ms. Monifa Coleman, Mentor (former player at VCU), (301)821-7484