Aliyyah Handford

Point Guard

CLASS: 2012



  • Newark, NJHometown
  • Malcolm X. Shabazz High School
  • 5-9Height
  • Weight
  • 55Overall Rank
  • 9Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

The Mecca - Feb 12: Surprising as it is, as the Jeremy Lin story illustrates, dynamic players still can fly way under the radar. Handford certainly is the best unsigned point guard in her class, and likely one of the best at her position -- period. She emerged as a junior at Shabazz, but didn't play club ball the following summer after suffering a chipped knee cap. That injury has had little impact on her effectiveness. She is quick and fearless, a relentless invader of the paint off the dribble. She makes seeing-eye dishes off penetration like it was routine, and sees long-pass opportunities in transition. Handford is very clever with the ball and can fashion her own finishes, all the way to the rim or off pulls, when the pass isn't available. She has super-quick hands and great anticipation on defense, making her disruptive even on the ball. (Nelson)


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