Posted On: 07/16/20 7:24 PM

I was invited to the Belleville Sportsplex to observe another workout conducted by David Ruckman and his DR Academy team. There were 12 girls present ranging from middle school to 2021’s. As always Coach Ruckman was focused on ball handling, dribble moves, shooting on the move and finishes. In  this article I will give you an update on the names and faces that are known in the Southern Illinois basketball circles and talk a bit about some bright new faces that we can all look for in the future.

High School Varsity Experienced Players:

  1. Amelia BellAmeliaBell6'1" | CO'Fallon | 2021StateIL is a 6’1 2021 Forward from O’Fallon. Amelia continues to work on her face up game and improving her ability to play away from the basket. She is poised for a big senior season where she hopes to put all of her hard work together on the court. Amelia is a good defender and rebounder, but excels as a rim runner and effort player. She is very fast down the floor as a post and her high energy on the court will help any team. She has interest from colleges from D3, NAIA and D2 and will be hopefully getting the

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