While most youth have spent their summer vacation relaxing, one pair of Lady Titan athletes have spent most weekends competing on the basketball court.
Just after claiming the WV Class A State Championship in March, rising seniors Riley Fitzwater and Kylie Shuff made the decision to join an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball team out of Belpre, OH – the Dragons.
While the Dragons have talented athletes from both Ohio and West Virginia on their roster, Fitzwater and Shuff have definitely proven they belong. In fact, Fitzwater and Shuff have served as starters on the team.
One of the perks of AAU is the opportunity to face top notch talent from throughout the country.
“There isn’t a team we play that doesn’t have at least one DI prospect on the roster,” explained Shuff. “Every game we play has college coaches out watching and scouting to recruit.”
For these athletes, that is motivation to give it their all during the summer.
“It really pushes us to play to our full potential,” she admitted.