If Woodlan is to compete for an Allen County Athletic Conference title this season, all roads and all momentum will run through Addie Bayman, a senior who has committed to Spring Arbor. Bayman has led Woodlan in scoring each of her last two seasons and as a freshman, was the second best scorer on the team.
A true combo guard, who can defend most positions on the floor, Bayman’s length is impressive but his highlighted by her on court intelligence and knowing when and how to disrupt shots and passing lanes. Last season, she averaged 4.5 steals per contest which was one of the top totals of heists in the entire area. Was it one big game that gave her that average? No chance. She recorded five or more steals on 13 different occasions with seven steals each against Southern Wells and Fremont.
Her basketball I.Q. may shine through even more on offense than it does on the defensive end; which is difficult to do. Bayman can get to the basket as she wants, using her length to keep opposing players guessing as to what she will actually do with the ball as she shoots at a 41% success rate. She scored in single digits just three times on her way to averaging 16 points per game with a season best 25 points against Lakewood Park; in which she also had one of three double doubles. She averaged 2.4 assists and 6.9 rebounds per game making her the team’s leader in those categories as well as scoring and steals.
“Addie Bayman is one of the top players in the area. She is an all round player who can score, rebound, and defend with the best of them,” says Woodlan coach Gary Cobb.