“She’ll be able to score in a variety of ways, and you know, that’s a really good problem to have that you don’t have to put a position on her; because, that’s what Enisha is, that’s what Key’s is and that’s what Belinda is on our team,” he added. “They’re not position-type players, we just put them on the floor and they’re players, and we feel like Jayla can eventually develop into that type of player when it’s all said and done.”
From a program standpoint, Smith admits having a high-profile player like Waller is sure to continue building the community support for Lady Bobcat basketball for years to come.
“I think it will help form a special bond between the athletic department and the community,” he said. “Baldwin County has a rich tradition of sports, and particularly basketball. They have a strong tradition of support, encouragement from families and fans. I think it will help us tremendously in that regard. Jayla’s going to bring a huge following—I’ve talked a lot of people who say they’re going to be at the games. It’s going to be fun and it’s going to get more fans in the stands. Having that local athlete in our program will be huge for the community and our athletic department as a whole.”