Oakdale is off to a very quick start to the season as they sit at 5-0. A lot of that success has to do with the play of point guard Zoe Star. The 5’4 lead guard is a really quick point who can create for teammates or can score on her own. She’s a player who is quick in traffic and has the ability to create space to get her own shot off.
So far, Star tells me that only a few D3 schools have reached out to her. Marquette is the lone D1 program who has reached out with interest. That interest should continue to grow as Oakdale keeps playing well this year. Star has a good feeling about her team this year and their success is being reflected out onto the floor.
“It is a lot better than last year,” Star said. “We have a really good team this year so hopefully we go far in playoffs. For me, I am a lot more confident and I have been playing really well.”
Star passes the ball really well and you can trust her with the ball in transition as she is a solid ball handler. She is getting better at finding her shot and prides herself on getting the ball into the hands of others for their shot. Despite all of the positives of her game, Star is always looking to work on things to get better at the next level.
“Being more active on offense when I do not have the ball,” Star said. “I have worked on getting to the basket and finishing as well so scoring is definitely a strength too.”
Star is pretty adamant that she wants a school that offers environmental science and more specifically marine biology. Star’s preferred school will have this major. She is looking to have a good fit within her team at the next level too.
“I am looking for a school that has what I want to study of course,” Star said. “But also has a team with really good chemistry, like a family and with a really strong and reliable coaching staff as well.”
Star is looking to play basketball at the next level but tells me that she will pass it up if the school isn’t the right fit for her. She loves basketball but also wants to get her life started with the major and academic experiences that she is looking to have. Star is going to excel at whatever she does at the next level whether that be basketball or not.