Former Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow, who was named the National High School Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year last season, has been working with Scorebook Live to shine a light on girls basketball players and coaches across the state of Washington.
Rehkow recently caught up with Mt. Spokane senior point guard Aspyn Adams, who is averaging 13.7 points per game and has helped lead the Wildcats to a 19-1 record and a No. 2 ranking in the latest WIAA 3A girls basketball RPI rankings.
How would you describe your game?
At first glance everyone knows I’m a shooter but what I think they don’t see is my focus, commitment, loyalty, passion, high basketball IQ, and my will to win over anything else.
What are your goals for this season?
Team goal: Be successful in the classroom, win our league, win regionals and of course to win a state championship.
Individual goal: Stay healthy, league MVP, be the best teammate possible, improve defensively.
How would you describe your coach (David Pratt)?
Passionate, positive, humble, gets players to believe in themselves, uses basketball to teach life lessons, and he coaches the person not just the athlete.
Who is your favorite player?
Elena Delle Donne.
Who is your toughest matchup this season?
It may seem that Central Valley was our toughest game because we lost but I believe that Lewis & Clark was our toughest matchup at every position.
What is your favorite gym in the state to play in?
Besides Mt. Spokane of course, I would say Mead because I played there a lot when I was younger, and who doesn’t love to beat a rival on their court.
What are your aspirations as a player?
To win state and to get to the NCAA tournament with LMU.
Where will you play next year?
Loyola Marymount University.