Katie Lou Samuelson
- Huntington Beach, CAHometown
- Mater Dei High School
- 1Overall Rank
- 1Position Rank
USA Trials-May 2014: Superb size and agility on perimeter with a confident scorer's mentality; versatile, handles and attacks, passes in transition; breaks down defender off the dribble, finishes in traffic; consistent mid-range game creator with range beyond the arc; leadership qualities complemented by production on both ends of the floor; the elite prospect in the 2015 class. (Olson)
Nike Nationals-July 2013 Long, agile and skilled perimeter performer; outstanding offensive threat with consistent range at the arc; reads defenses and screens with footwork on catch-and-shoot game; has added a dribble-drive game to her arsenal that keeps the defense honest; an elite-level prospect and the most productive small forward in the 2015 class. (Olson)
WCP Spring-May 11: Already living up to the name with her perimeter shooting exploits. Has great length for the perimeter at 6-2 and has a fluid and quick release on her shot. Has the confidence to catch and shoot if given any space by the defender and not shy about getting those shots up. Shows some handle and other perimeter skills besides shooting. Like most players yet to play a single high-school game, she doesn't possess the physical strength to assess exactly what level she will eventually reach but the sentiments that she may be the best of the three Samuelson sisters is certainly feasible if she continues to develop her game. (Hansen)
Talented young player. Right handed shooter. Automatic when given space. Can put it on the floor to create going either way Sister, Bonnie, is going to Stanford (CA-11) next year. (Clay)
The 2015 Gatorade National Player-of-the-Year.
The 2015 Naismith National Player-of-the-Year.
The 2015 Morgan Wootten National Player-of-the-Year.
The 2015 WBCA National Player-of-the-Year.
Member of the 2014 USA Women's Basketball U17 National Team.
Samuelson was named to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U16 national team.
In her own words: Meet Katie Lou Samuelson
Club Team: Cal Swish Black
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