Athlete Spotlight – Stubblefield has high hopes for the season

BY COLTEN STEELE
WEEKLY REPORTER
Jayla Stubblefield

Jayla Stubblefield

Junior guard, Jayla Stubblefield, is off to a quick start in all aspects of basketball this season.

Jayla is leading her team on the defensive end of the court. The Southwestern conference standout currently leads her team in steals (19), and in two-point field goal percentage (61.8).

Jayla plans to further her academic and athletic career after high school, and plans to play basketball. She is interested in pursuing a degree in either Engineering or Optometry. Jayla says that she would like to give back to people when she grows up, saying, “I want to help people when I get older because there are a lot of people who are less fortunate than I am.”

She is currently in the Friends of Rachel club, and Leadership Council. Jayla will be on the honor roll again this year, and plans on being inducted into the National Honor Society as well.

During the off-season, Jayla says she focuses on her grades more than anything, and likes to maintain her friendships. She also wanted to add that she enjoys being able to eat unhealthy food, saying it’s a “guilty pleasure.”

Jayla is the daughter of Janice and Lawrence Stubblefield.

Jayla is second on her team in scoring (67), and is averaging almost 10 points per game (9.6).

She has high hopes for her team this season, saying, “I expect our team will progress through the season, keep working hard, and hopefully go far into the postseason. I feel the team is playing very well together, and we have great chemistry when we are on the floor.”

Jayla has been playing basketball since the young age of five.

Jayla would like to add, “Without the team, none of my success would be possible. I feed off of my teammates positivity and hard work.”