Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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March 13, 2013

Greenhill selected to try out for second-ever Junior All-Stars series

March 13, 2013 — East Carter junior Bryana Greenhill bounced back after an injury last season to help lead the Lady Raiders to a 24-8 record, an EKC Championship, 61st District title and an appearance in the 16th Regional Tournament.

Now Greenhill has the opportunity to shine on one of the biggest stages for a high school basketball player.

She is one of 40 girls junior basketball standouts in Kentucky to tryout for the Kentucky/Indiana Junior All-Stars series, sponsored by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

“It’s a really big honor,” Greenhill said. “I think it’s going to be a good opportunity and play with some of the top girl’s basketball players in the state. If I make it, it would a lot of fun.”

The WLKY Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Classic added a two-game series for the Bluegrass State’s top juniors in 2012. A voting process was made available to all high school coaches in Kentucky which determined the tryout selections.

“I’m tickled to death for Bryana,” Coach Hager Easterling said. “It’s going to determine how she plays and show the coaches but she has a shot to make the team. If she goes out and show that she is just as good as the other girls trying out, that will make her an even better player next season.”

Tryouts for the Kentucky Junior All-Stars will be held at the same time as the senior tryouts March 23 and 24 at Georgetown College. The Kentucky portion of the junior series will be held Friday, June 7 at a location in Louisville to be announced.

Greenhill averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 steals, and 2.7 assists for the Lady Raiders in her junior campaign. She is the first player from East Carter to be selected to try out for the series.

“At the beginning of the year I focused a lot on defense,” Greenhill said. “But as Coach (Easterling) and I talked about developing my offensive game and how if I can attack the basket more I can be a good asset to the team.”

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