When you talk about the best underclass defenders in the area, J’Asia Scott has to be a big part of the conversation and she has helped lead a quick resurgence for a Northrop program expected to take big strides again this season.
Scott was just a freshman in 2018-19 when she averaged 10 points, 4.2 rebounds and two steals per game and was she ever all over the court. Scott is a ball hawk who makes it clear in game that she wants to be the best player each trip, if not the most intimidating. She didn’t take any time to get going, ripping five steals in her very first high school game against Leo. She did that two more times, against Garrett and Kokomo. If you don’t take care of the ball, Scott will take it away.
That is not to discredit her offense, which was strong too, shooting 40 percent from the field. Like any freshman, expectation is that her sophomore year will come with more consistent scoring because she is a high volume shooter. Her 4.8 turnover/32 minute average too will need some work but when you play defense the way she does to get the ball back, some turnovers are more acceptable.
“J’Asia is player that can get to the basket anytime she wants and has the ability to be one of the best guard defenders in the area,” Northrop coach Rashida Muhammad says.