Cedricka – point of attack!
ON THE MOVE: Bahamian point guard Cedricka Sweeting is on the move in this file photo. She has been ranked in the top five high school players in Broward County, Florida.
Cedricka Sweeting is holding court.
The former H.O. Nash Lions point guard is gearing up to lead the offensive drive for the South Broward Bulldogs this season.
Sweeting’s stellar ball handling skills have her ranked among the top five players in Broward County, Florida. Her achievements, on and off the basketball court, have been featured in the Sun Sentinel, where she is highlighted as one of two guards to watch this season.
The Bulldogs is considered to be the team capable of pulling off upsets over major schools in the Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA), which opened its 2011/12 girls’ basketball season on Tuesday. In the Bulldogs’ opener, Sweeting scored 21 points. One of her coaches, Richard Walker, said that her speed has helped to open up the game for the Bulldogs. She is seen as a threat from behind the three-point arc as well.
“Cedricka is doing a fabulous job here at South Broward High School,” said Walker. “She was selected as one of the top five players in Broward County. She led the team to the state’s final four last year and we are hoping that she can do the same thing this season. In order to have a great program you must have a good point guard, and she is an excellent point guard. She leads the team in assists and averages double figures in almost every game she plays. I am sure she is the team’s leader in scoring, so overall, her leadership skills are impeccable.”
Balancing ball and the books is not a problem for Sweeting, who is in her final year. Walker revealed that Sweeting is a honor roll student with a 3.50 or more Grade Point Average (GPA). She has sparked the interest of scouts from more than six colleges and universities in the United States.
According to her grandmother, Laura Lowe, no outright decision has been made as yet by Sweeting on what institution she will attend.
Lowe said her eldest granddaughter is keeping her options open, as she is certain that more scouts will come knocking at her door when the season is complete.
Sweeting was unavailable for comment yesterday, but Walker confirmed that she will be heavily watched this season. Assistant coach Walker said: “She is a A-B student and has adjusted very well in the classroom. She has never had a problem in the classroom and that is an outstanding factor. There are a lot of colleges and universities looking at her. One of the schools that is hoping to recruit her is Tennessee Tech University. They have a really good program and they are Division I. She is a great athlete and for her to be ranked in the top five is a big achievement. South Broward is a nationally known school for basketball and she has been a star for the past three years. She has contributed tremendously to the program. I believe she will be selected as First Team All-state player and a McDonald All-American.”
Sweeting made the All-Broward Team last season, as she ranked highly in the district in steals, three-pointers made and assists.