Posted On: 11/20/19 1:38 PM

When the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits tip-off this season, they’ll be without last year’s star guard Deja Williams who is now at Cal State Northridge. But they have a guard on the roster who is poised to take a bigger role this season in junior Kalaya Buggs.

As a sophomore, Buggs emerged as a key player on a team that was one game away from reaching the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. Her strong play has already drawn interest from a few schools, and she currently holds an offer from Long Beach State.

Although it’s still early, with two years of high school basketball left, Buggs knows what she’ll be looking for when the time comes to choose a college.

“I want to go to a big school. Location isn’t really a factor for me,” Buggs told Prep Hoops. “I’d like a big school and something that just fits me.”

Buggs is a versatile player capable of playing multiple positions. Offensively, she is a solid scorer. She has a good outside shot and her strength enables her to get to the rim and finish strong. She’s a good perimeter defender who can match up against shooting guards and small

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