A Freshman playing on the Varsity team at Glenbrook North, Brooke Blumenfeld had to learn a new position to maximize playing time.
“My Freshman season this year was super exciting and a great experience. I was the first Freshman to make Varsity at my school in four years. They put me on the team as a Center, which was a position I had never played before. I had always been a big Guard for my other teams. It was cool to see the court from a different view and learn moves to create contact and space down in the center position.”
The 6’ Forward/Guard, who is playing with the Wolverinas this AAU season, is an extremely smart player and prides herself in doing whatever is necessary to help the team win. Whether it is learning a new position, making a smart pass in the lane, or being a force on defense, Brooke is truly the ultimate team player.
When asked about what she sees as her strengths right now, Brooke said “I would say one of my major strengths is defense. During my Freshman season I was able to shut down some girls that were Juniors and Seniors who are going to play Division One basketball. I would also say another one of my strengths is getting into the lane and passing it or finishing depending on the situation.”
With Brooke having the background of a Guard, she already had quick feet and good mobility when having to defend in the post. Her agility, mixed with her size and strength, really allows her to excel.
When asked what she is looking to work on this Summer to take her game to the next level, Brooke says “I really want to work on more creative ways to score and keep working on shooting.” As an already dominant defender and facilitator on offense, scoring and shooting will really make her tough to stop.
What is going on in recruiting?
“The University of Concordia has reached out to me, and one of my former coaches has been in contact with Loyola about my season! My ultimate goal is to play D1 Basketball in college, so I’m going to keep working!”
Playing alongside talented players with the Wolverinas should help Brooke take her game to the next level. As hard-working and motivated as she is to keep getting better, I really look forward to seeing how her game progresses over the next season.