- Alexandria, VAHometown
- T. C. Williams High School
- 9Overall Rank
- 1Position Rank
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is one of the best periemeter defenders in the country, maybe the best. She has an aggressive and strong way about her that enables her to attack the opposition not just on the offensive end but also on the defensive end. She won't back down from a challenge and has guarded some the nation's best offensive players and not just at her position. She can keep up with the point guards and battle for position with some big forwards.
Offensively Ruffin-Pratt is super strong off the dribble and can get to the cup or go to her spin move into five-to-seven-foot short jumper. She has improved her three-point shooting a lot in the past year but it takes her a little too long to get it off. She'll need to speed up her release to get it off consistently in college. For most high school competition she is so explosive on her first step that she usually has room to shoot if she needs it.
Ruffin-Pratt rebounds well on top of defending and scoring. She pumps her teammates up with her energy and is a definite impact player at the shooting-guard position. She can play some point as well but having her slash off the wings will only help her get the ball in better position to score. Truly one of the class's best players. Summer of 2008 Ruffin-Pratt was slowed by several injuries. Even when those injuries heeled she wasn't in the same shape she was previously.
All-Tournament, Nike Nationals, HoopGurlz.com, 2007... Boo Williams Invitational All-Tournament Team, 2007... All-Tournament, End of the Trail, 2006... First team All State (Va.), 2006... Second Team All Met (Washington Post), 2006... USA Today Freshman of the Year, 2006... 2007 Club Team: Boo Williams Summer League... 2006 Club Team: Boo Wililams Summer League
Boo Williams Invitational April 13-15, Virginia
Grass Roots Showcase May 11-13, Calif.
End of the Trail July 6-10, Oregon
Nike Nationals July 28-31, South Carolina