OTH FIRST FIVE 2022: No. 4 Destini Craig

Destini Craig, then with Snider, prepares to block out an opponent during November 9, 2021’s game against Huntington North.

No. 4: Destini Craig, Northrop

Craig became an absolute nightmare on the court with Snider last year and become perhaps the key cog now after a move to Northrop in the Bruins quest for postseason and SAC glory. Craig is a powerful player that can really create advantages for herself because of her size, physicality and basketball IQ. The Class of 2 024 has always been loaded and last season, she really put herself at the upper echelon of that class, averaging 15.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game while shooting 61 percent from two point range in the season. She scored 31 and 32 points in wins against Carmel and Carroll, respectively. That Carmel game of 31 points also saw her post 15 rebounds.

It is hard to not love Craig’s game in transition play. Her size and underrated speed to move the ball makes her a nearly unstoppable force going down hill and most defenders will choose to get out of the way instead of getting bullied to the rim as Craig has done countless times. She was Underclass Large School All-State last season as a sophomore and that is not an easy accomplishment.


“She is a walking lay-up. The fastest player end to end and an inmate ability to score in transition. She is a defensive terror and has developed her confidence in her shot; that will maker her even harder to guard.” – Northrop coach Katie Jackson


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