In advance of Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic, USA TODAY High School Sports will be publishing diaries from players to document their experiences in New York City, at practices and events related to the game. This installment is with Brooklyn’s Brianna Fraser, a forward from South Shore Collegiate in New York. She is a Maryland signee.
It’s nice to be in New York. I’ve got a lot of fans and friends that will come watch me play with the game being in Brooklyn. They others girls have been asking me a lot of questions. But a lot of these places that we have gone to, like Rockefeller Center, have been a new experience for me too.
We want to play hard because it’s the first girls game so this game can continue and to show that the girls can play the game just as well as the boys. I really expect it to be a good game. My goal is to have fun and I hope the team has fun. I want to show out for New York.
Practice has been intense. We’ve been trying to focus on handling the ball. The couple of days have been good so we all get to see what our teammates are capable of doing and getting them the ball in the right spot.
I’m rooming with Kiah Gillespie, even though we’re on different teams. We’re both going to Maryland and we went on our officials together. I think that being in the McDonald’s game with her and then here in the Jordan Classic with her has helped us. We get to see what each other can do and how we can help each other on the court and off the court.
This year has been an amazing experience when we won the PSAL championship. We’ve wanted this for a long time and to finally get it after years was amazing. That was our top goal — to win the city championship. It’s only right that we ended the season on a good note.