- Raytown, MOHometown
- Raytown High School
- 87Overall Rank
- 14Position Rank
At the Nike Regional Skills Academy (Indianapolis), Hale excelled in drill work focused on protecting the ball while exploding her body into the defender and was actually moving a player that outweighed her by a long shot. The big issue for Hale was staying that compact and explosive in five-on-five. Perhaps it was fatigue but she played too upright under close ball pressure or in transition leading to some passes losing their zip and getting caught off balance when she attempted a jump stop. When working on crossover pivots her knees weren%u2019t bent and the ball was kept away from her body where she couldn%u2019t protect it. Unfortunately it went uncorrected but in seeing her ability to stay compact in earlier drills it seems to be more a question of focus rather than ability. She sees the floor but has to maintain that focus to be a top tier point guard on the next level.
First Team, All-League, Interscholastic, 2007...Received All-conference and All-state Missouri Basketball Coach's Association, 2008...MVP and outstanding athletic award, 2008... Average 13 points, six steals, four assist...Club Team: KC SELECT.