Posted On: 11/13/19 12:48 PM
Mt. Spokane High School’s senior captain Jayda Noble signed the dotted line to the University of Washington. Prep Girls Hoops was live in attendance to see it all go down and Jayda was all smiles in the leading moments to signing her National Letter of Intent.
“I am so excited. I have never been happier than I am right now,” Jayda told Prep Girls Hoops just minutes after signing. Coach Jody Wynn and her staff made the 5’11 guard a top priority and it ultimately paid off for the Huskies as they beat out a number of programs from different conferences that actively recruited her. A prospect that is legitimately on Division 1 school’s radars dating back to 8th grade can make things difficult for the in state schools with so many people involved, but the UW staff did a great job of building a relationship with Jayda and making her feel right at home just 5 hours from Spokane. Throughout the Spring and Summer travel season, Jody Wynn was a regular at every one of Jayda’s club ball games with the Northwest Blazers.
I first saw Jayda play in middle school and you could see the talent one minute into the game. As a skinny middle schooler, she played with the same level of effort at the Spokane Warehouse that has been displayed at the highest levels on the summer circuit in her high school years. Jayda has been a winner at every level of her career and she hopes to bring that winning mentality to the Husky program. As an 8th grader, Jayda was named the MVP of the adidas Gaunlet 15u, while helping her team to the National Title. Jayda took over the game on both sides of the floor and proved to be a high major talent. Blazers director Steve Klees was quoted saying, “It was one of the most unbelievable performances I have ever seen.” The Blazers defeated the Georgia Pistols who were a year older and loaded with 6 foot plus college prospects. Over the years, the winning patterns have continued as she was a first team All-State performer during Mt. Spokane’s 3a state runner-up finish this last March. She followed that up with a second place finish at the adidas Gauntlet 17u Nationals in Altanta this summer.
Jayda mentioned that she plans to work on looking to score more and her offensive game all around to add to her defensive and rebounding prowess. At this stage of her offensive game, Jayda is an athletic slasher, who takes care of the ball versus pressure and is comfortable in the team setting. She elevates very well on her pull-up jumper and shows lots of potential as an all around player at the next level. I would not be surprised to see Jayda play a bit of point guard, shooting guard and small forward in college as her jumping ability and length allows her to play bigger than she even is.
Jayda is currently ranked in the top 125 nationally by just about every recruiting service in the country and her best basketball is definitely ahead of her.