Posted On: 07/12/19 6:00 AM

Mercer County Senior Ariyana Rhodes is anxious to get on the court for Mercer County this winter. After playing 12 games of her Sophomore season at Henry Clay, Rhodes suffered a torn ACL and hasn't gotten to play in a varsity game since. She transferred after that Sophomore season and sat out all of last year due to her injury and the KHSAA transfer policy. Now at Mercer County for her Senior season, Ariyana is ready for a great year and hoping to have a lot of fun. I recently caught up with Rhodes to discuss her game, her recovery from the ACL tear and the latest in her recruitment.

The 5'8 wing guard told me that she is a player who thrives on fast pace. "I love to get after it and I thrive in an up tempo game. I've always been considered an active defensive player due to quickness and aggression but my offensive game has come a long way. I can get to the rim or knock down the open shot." When asked to identify some areas for growth in her game, Rhodes told me, "I need to bulk up and just work on getting stronger. I

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