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Lightning in a Bottle



Ella Rasnake Twitter- @EllaR2008 ,Instagram: @ellarasnake, 5'8 ,120, c/o 26 from Council High School, VA  is a  triple threat scoring option but loves to bring the rain from downtown. Ella uses a high IQ to control the game and play at her own pace. Noteably Ella is a team first player and gets her points in the flow of the team flow. Ella's strength her competitiveness , her shooting , and being a great teammate. Ella impacts the game across the board knowing she is nice passer but mixes it up on the boards and plays solid defense.Ellas greatest assest is her work ethic,always working on her game  and trying to get better everyday and that has set her apart. 

Ella averaged 16.1 points (38% from the field), 3.5 rebounds,2.2 assists.and 1.5 steals per game her Freshman and earned 1 Team All BDD and 2nd Team All-Region D. This season Ella averaged 20.2 points  (30% from 3, and 45% from the floor, 85% from the FT line), 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.7 steals earning 23-24 BDD Player of the Year, 1st Team All BDD, 1st Team All-Region D, 2nd Team All-State and the New Peoples Bank Tournment All Tournament Team. Achieving all these awards has inspired Ella to work harderand get even better every single day. Feeling a little under the radar Ella wants to use this spring/summer  to really gether name out theregoing into her Junioryear on some radars. Ella's AAU sessions is to improve her overall game, get stronger and nore physical while competing against  other good players while continuing to get better in every aspect of her game.Ella's goals going into next season is to put in hard work on the court and in the weight room in the off season so she can come back stronger. Ella is hoping to expand her game and continue to get better defensively. Last season her team made it to Region so getting back is a serious focus. but not just getting back but a deeper run next season..

Ella brings energy and hustle to the court every single game on both ends of the floor seperates her from the rest. Add that to her scoring ability and knack for getting to the  FT line regularly. Ella is a true gym rat and the leader that wants to see everyone continue to get better and succede out there. Ella's goal is to play D1 basketball because here passion is to play at the highest level but with the clear unstanding its a privilage to play college basketball.  but she is determinded to keep pushing herself everyday to get better in  hopes of achieving her D1 goal.

What fuels Ella's fire is simply to compete and be the best player she can be for as long as she can remember,while growing up in the gym watching her dad and brothers play, Ella developed a strong love and connection to this game and knew she wanted to play and compete. his love fuels Ella to go out every single game and give it 110% to help her team succede in any way she can. That motivates her the most. Any time Ella faces adversity , she tries to keep her head no matter what situation she faces out there.Ella relizes that composure is huge and to not become frustrated with the understanding if she does ,when things dont go her way,this can snowball quicklyand begin to affect her game. Ella has learned to master that next play mentality. Ells gets that in reality she will make mistakes, have off shooting nightsand things wont go her way but its how she handles that adversity that will define so many things on multiple levels, 

Ella is also a very high academic student with a high character is at the top of her class.and is a member of the Key Club, SCA and a member of the BETA Club . As a muliti sport atglete Ella also excels in cross country(All-Region) , volleyball (All- district), and track (District Champ-800 meter/ All-Region/All-Stae 800M)Ella is also very active in her community as a strong orgionizer and volunteer including trash pickup, delivering meals to the elderly , and Christmas ornaments.

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