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Freshman Hy-Vee AOW leads the way for Blue Springs

Posted: 10:43 PM, Feb 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-27 12:05:59-05
Jada Williams

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — Jada Williams is known for scoring points. A lot of them. But she's a lot more than that.

"She's leading us in pretty much every statistical category we have," said Mark Spigarelli, Blue Springs girls basketball head coach.

Points, assists, rebounds, three-pointers, free throws, steals and blocks.

Williams leads Blue Springs in all of those categories.

"I honestly don't care about how many points I have," Williams said. "I'm just trying to win the game."

She's done a good job of that, leading the Wildcats to an 18-5 record and the current No. 1 seed in Missouri Class 5 District 14. And she's doing it all ... as a freshman.

"It's weird because everybody said that [being young] would be her biggest challenge," Spigarelli said. "And it's not been an issue at all."

Williams turned 15 just two weeks ago.

"[My teammates] really let me come in and be myself," Williams said, "and we bonded really nicely and they've got my back through everything, and I've got their back through everything."

The Hy-Vee 41 5-Star Athlete of the Week award is nice, but it's not the first one on Jada's mantle. She's been a standout on the Amateur Athletic Union scene for years and already has multiple Division I offers.