ORLANDO, Fla. -- “Hungry, that’s what I would describe her as a hungry kid that wants to be great,” said Lake Highland Prep girls basketball coach, Al Honor about Sophomore star Nyla Harris.
- Lake Highland Prep won the 2020 4A Girls Basketball State Championship
- Sophomore star, Nyla Harris scored 20 points
- Harris has more than 20 college basketball scholarship offers
Nyla Harris, a sophomore at Lake Highland Prep, recently helped lead the Highlanders to the 4A State Championship with 20 points, five rebounds, and three blocks.
“I just train as if it’s in a game so whatever I do I do with a purpose. I just love the sport so much that I just play. I don’t care about how many points I have. I just care that I go hard, did I do my job,” said Nyla Harris.
Nyla’s confidence is just a small part of who she is on and off the court.
“I’m the type of person that everything has to be perfect and if it’s not perfect it’s not going to work for me,” said Harris.
That perfection comes from her first love, dance.
“I loved dance, it was the way I could express my emotions, I just loved dance. I can’t even explain how much I loved dance,” said Harris.
It wasn’t until 6th grade when the ballerina took up the game of basketball and the late start clearly hasn’t affected her one bit.
“She probably has something like 20 plus offers as a tenth grader and that’s phenomenal and she’s just skimming the surface,” said Coach Honor.
One of those offers is from the number-one team in the nation, South Carolina and she’s just getting started.
“I just use the things God gave me as a talent and I just use them to get better,” said Harris.