Some may have heard the name but for others, this may be the first time you have heard the name Josie Hester. However, the junior guard needs to be a player that is recognized for what she has been doing this season on the court.
It hasn’t been the year many had hoped for at United Faith but one can’t deny the production and scoring power that Hester has shown this season.
With a target on her back every night vs. different opponents, Hester has been averaging 30.7 points per game. That includes 12 games in which she scored over 30 points and five games scoring over 40 points. Her season-high was against Queen’s Grant, scoring 49 points.
On the season, here are her stats:
Points: 30.7 points per game
Rebounds: 6.7 rebounds per game
Steals: 2.6 steals per game
3-pointers made: 57
Free-throws made: 166 (out of 226/ 73%)
2-point FG percentage: 58%
Total offensive rebounds: 71
Hester carries much of the load at United Faith but she has worked hard in being able to be productive in so many areas. It is something that can help her the more interest she receives from college programs.
“I would say that I’m very versatile and able to play several different positions,” Hester told Phenom Hoops. “I am for sure a wing but I am able to switch it up when needed and will continue to get an even better feel for the game through more playing.”
Hester has continued to stay confident in her game, having a positive mindset and making an impact in so many areas on the floor.
As mentioned above, college programs are recognizing her talent and versatility, as she said schools like Campbell, Lenoir-Rhyne, and Queens have shown some interest.
“They want to come to see some more of my games and get my on campus,” she said.
Only a junior though and with a full summer ahead playing with Charlotte Dream Elite, Hester will be looking to continue her tremendous season and showing how she can be a prolific scorer at the next level.