#BClayRecruiting: Mary Ashley Groot – College Recruiting Player Profile


Name: Mary Ashley Groot
Height: 6’3″
HS Grad Year: 2023
Position: PF
School / Hometown: Cardinal Newman HS (Columbia, South Carolina)
Club Team: New Heights NYC

Player Evaluations:

Date: October 24, 2021
Location: Brandon Clay Training (Boston, MA)
Evaluator: Brandon Clay 

Groot has made big strides in her overall skill set since our first evaluation just over a year ago in Atlanta. She has prototypical forward size at the next level coupled with a versatility that lets her post to score on one position then hit a face up jumper on the very next. Couple that with her academic standing and Groot still has a lot of upside as she makes her way towards the college level.

Date: August 2020
Location: Brandon Clay Training Academy (Atlanta, GA)
Evaluator: Brandon Clay

Groot has the size and skill combination to be a consistent factor on both ends of the hardwood. She has a soft touch around the basket coupled with the ability to be a difference maker in the front court on the court rebounding in area. Going forward, Groot’s consistency as an offensive threat will be largely determined by how well she shoots the 3-pointer. Add that to her academic prowess off the court and the tools are there for her to be a multi-faceted option.

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