The Freshman Phenom |

The Freshman Phenom

Garrett Short
Created: January 15, 2020 11:12 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Triton girls basketball team is in the midst of potential program-altering season, thanks in part to the emergence of freshman star Brylee Iverson.

The Cobras haven't finished a season with a record of .500 or better in over a decade, but are 8-6 this season. Iverson has been pivotal in their play, averaging over 17 points per game to go along with seven rebounds per game. Head Coach Melissa Young says Iverson's versatility has helped the team immensely this season.

"She does a really nice job of inside and outside," Young said. "She can shoot the outside shot, she can take it inside. She guards people well. She's really long, and that length in basketball, it's something you can't coach."

Although she is a freshman, Iverson has played with the high school team the last two season. Her teammates have witnessed her develop into a budding star.

"I feel like she's stepped up a lot and has improved a lot throuigh her AAU. She's been putting a lot of time in the offseason and that has paid off a lot," senior Sydney Gilliland said.

It's not often you see a freshman with this big of a role on a team. But for Iverson, playing with older girls is second nature.

"She has an older sister, so she always kind of played up with her older sister. So kind of just natural, she stepped right in," Young said.

After a few seasons of high school basketball and extra work in the summer playing AAU, Iverson isn't surprised with her abilities despite being just 15-years-old.

"I don't think it's that much of a surprise just because I've been playing up so I kind of feel like I'm at their age too, even though I'm not," Iverson said.

Age is just a number, but it's her numbers on the stat sheet Triton will be watching the next 3 years.

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