Shayna Gore has already been tabbed as one of the best girls’ basketball players to ever play for Logan High School.
That’s pretty good considering she’s only a rising sophomore.
Gore, a 5-foot-8 guard, led the Lady Cats last year in her freshman season as she averaged around 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds a game.
And now comes the latest honor.
Gore has been named to the ESPNU Class of 2015 National Watch List, as compiled by rankings from HoopGurls Recruiting.
Gore joins 75 other rising sophomore girls’ players from around the nation, essentially ranking her as one of the top 76 10th-grade players in the country.
“That’s outstanding and that’s a great honor,” Logan girls’ basketball coach Kevin Gertz said. “She works really hard and she’s very talented. She had a great season last year. She had four triple-doubles. One of them was against Man on school time where she had 34 points. We lost three seniors last year and one starter and we’ve got some good athletes coming back. We hope that we can build on this.”
The Lady Cats’ player has a complete package of skills on the basketball court from ballhandling, slicing and dicing to the paint, passing and shooting from 3-point territory.
At season’s end, Gore was named third-team all-state by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Logan will try to turn it around in the coming basketball season.
After a break-even 12-12 record two years ago, the Lady Cats slumped to 9-15 last season.
Logan made a late run, going 4-3 in their last seven games after starting out with a 1-8 mark. The Lady Cats, however, were defeated 81-45 by Spring Valley in the Class AAA sectional tourney after knocking off Lincoln County 75-42 in the sectional opener.
The Lady Cats also beat Man twice (54-51 and 75-53) during the regular season and swept Lincoln County (70-39 and 61-44). Logan also won over Mingo Central (59-50 and 48-40) and Cabell Midland (53-45 and 53-42).