Greene, Lady Falcons huge in Big Shots tourney
The Jordan High School Lady Falcons won the Big Shots Fred Lynch High School Basketball Invitational Tournament in Wilmington last month during an undefeated run that culminated with a 57-55 double-overtime win for the championship.
Rising senior forward Salita Greene dropped 32 points and was named most valuable player. She averaged 21 points per game over eight games.
Forward Lizz Layne, a rising sophomore, and rising sophomore point guard Rachel Ruderman each averaged 12 points. Ruderman led the team with 20 3-pointers during the tournament.
Greene is mulling 12 Division-I scholarship offers from colleges including N.C. Central, N.C. A&T, Appalachian State, Hampton, Elon, Furman and Towson, Jordan coach Ty Cox said.
If Greene decides to hoop at Hampton, she would join Cox's daughter and former Jordan guard Bayley Coleman-Cox.
Layne has snagged her first Division-I offer — from UNC-Wilmington. She's 6 feet 1 and real mean on the backboards.
Both Greene and Layne will spend part of the summer traveling from state to state to participate in various tournaments that will allow college coaches to take a look at their games, Cox said.