Every story in sports is personal to someone one way or another. Either it’s the athlete being involved with the story, or a family member. News that has been spread all over the state or country itself. It’s no secret that legacies are usually started when athletes are young. They start a sport, become good at it which is a step in the right direction.
This story is very personal to me, how? Because the little girl who played hero for her high school varsity team happens to be my little cousin. I remember going to a soccer game or two of hers when she was growing up, but I was never able to attend any basketball games. But whenever my Uncle James Miniel (her Grandpa) had the opportunity, he would always tell me how well she was doing in sports.
I’ve always known how talented this kid was. She’s going to eventually be a top recruit whenever she hits her senior year of high school and could be getting notice from teams across the country as I type this. Last night Davenport Assumption’s Jasmine Harris had the game of her young High School career.
She scored a career high 25 points for her Class 4A fifth ranked high school team defeat the seventh ranked North Scott opponent. Harris and the Davenport Assumption Knights are currently 9-5 overall with a conference record of 8-2 on the year.
Jasmine scored 21 points in the second half, including the three point buzzer beater right in front of her very own bench that put her team over North Scott by the score of 48-45.
This High School program has had some great success over the last decade. The Lady Knight’s have won four State Championships since 2008, three-peating in 2011-2013. They are led by head coach Rachael Millman, a former player herself.
Millman played for both DePaul University and the University of Michigan. She was the captain of the DePaul team that was ranked 10th in the nation and reached the Sweet 16 in 2006. Milliman was a starter at the University of Michigan when she was only a true freshmen.
Davenport Assumption Lady Knights will take on Davenport West on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 pm Central.
You can check out the rest of the story by clicking here. Very proud of my little cousin. Can’t wait until she reaches the college level.