Basketball Wall Street: “The Garden State Gem, Leilani Correa”
Name: Leilani Correa
School: Rutgers Prep-(Somers, NJ)
Travel Club: Philadelphia Belles
- Fundamentally Sound
- Elite Slashing Ability
- Size For Position
- Ability To Create Plays
- Finishing Through Contact
- Scoring On All Three Levels
- Athleticism/ Basketball IQ
As a child Leilani Correa was surrounded by sports. First, her parents put her into soccer then they introduced her to basketball. Apparently she fell in love with basketball and has made tremendous strides as a prospect with a multifaceted skill-set and a bright future. The Howell, New Jersey native is of Puerto Rican decent and plays the game with passion and is an adept scorer with an explosive first-step. She is a throwback player in the sense of her craftiness and innate ability to deliver in the mid-range area with finesse and consistency. Defensively, she is very effective moving her feet well to turn the offensive player and to play the passing lanes to generate steals. The sophomore has emerged as one of the top players in the state as an integral part of Rutgers Prep-(Somers,NJ) top 25 national ranking and their deep run in the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions playoffs.
In the classroom Leilani is a sharp student maintaining a 3.5 grade-point-average while living up to the high demands and expectations of distinguished head coach Mary Coyle Klinger, who is easily one of the top scholastic coaches in the country. “Coach Klinger has really effected me as a student-athlete because she always gets the best out of me and always wants me to improve in every aspect of my my game. She always puts me in the best situations at school and helps me understand that schoolwork comes first and then basketball. Everything is TEAM for her its never one person or one individual.” While still early in her development as a prospect Correa has garnered some semblance of recruiting interest from schools such as: Louisville; Rutgers; DePaul; South Florida; Maryland; Minnesota and Virginia among many others. Moreover, she will also challenge herself this spring and summer participating in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League with the New Jersey Sparks. Look for Leilani Correa to continue to perform at a high level throughout the NCAA live period.