Over the years, we’ve seen a decline in post-play in basketball. These days most post players want to pop out to the three-point line rather than play in the post. Many argue that it’s an inefficient shot, clogs up the paint, and inhibits drives and cuts.
While the game has shifted and decreased the value of a traditional post-player, we found an answer at KB Sports Queens of the Court.
Sophomore Lyric Green is a physically imposing player who can create space, protect the ball, and rebound. She’s figured out the power of low-post offense, and it’s scary for her opponents.
She’s a young player, but she dominates in the post, runs the pick-and-roll, post up, and finds teammates. Her effective post presence makes the game easier for her team.
Green plays with physicality and strength. She puts her body on the line to get a bucket.
“I’m bigger than my age group and class, so I use it as an advantage,” said Green. “Everybody just has to play their part in a game. Rebounding is a part of being a post player, and if that’s what I have to do, that’s what I’m going to do.”
Being a post player may not be as flashy as other positions, but Lyric Green is flourishing on the block with her quickness, size, and athleticism.