Zhane Duckett ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • Saint Joseph Notre Dame
  • Women's Basketball
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Zhane Duckett's Women's Basketball Recruiting Profile
Peninsula Elite
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  • 2018 Highlights

Personal Statement

The main reason I love to play and want to continue to play basketball is because it serves as a catalyst for balance.  Basketball is a platform for me to have fun, escape stress, be a part of a family, and it gives me the opportunity to act in a leadership role and continuously learn how to work through challenges and compromise.  One thing I have learned about myself, that transfers in every other area of my life is, when it gets hard I don’t quit, I push myself until the goal is accomplished.

I started playing basketball when I was in the 5th grade.  Prior to this, I was a competitive gymnast. I thought transitioning from gymnastics, a sport I participated in since I was 4, would be difficult, and it was. I remember my first basketball practice.  I had zero dribbling and shooting skills. I remember being able to play strong defense and out run others though. I instantly knew, I liked the contact and aggression involved and that this was a sport I wanted to continue with.  So I worked hard to catch up with the other girls. I practiced dribbling in my garage and shooting on the hoop at home. At practice I made sure I was in every play available and tried to stay on the floor as much as possible and gain all the skills possible.  

I have been playing basketball for 8 years now, and I can not imagine managing my life without it.  Without this outlet, I imagine myself sitting at home, with lots of idle time, and a lot less friendships.  I would probably feel overwhelmed. The reason I think this is because whenever I am having a challenging time academically or socially, playing ‘ball helps me to feel better.  I need basketball.

I know that I am strong in many ways and have a lot of talent.  There are also areas that I want and need to improve on. My left hand is my dominant hand, but, I am becoming more comfortable using my right hand as an alternative, when the defender cuts off my left. I am also a smaller guard, but it doesn't stop me from driving to the basket strong and creating the contact. However, I have learned and continue to improve on my pull up for a mid range shot instead of going all the way to the basket. I really enjoy playing basketball because I am very competitive and hungry for the win.

I believe I am a great candidate to play in college, not only because I love the game of basketball, but I also bring many accomplishment with me.  I am a 3 year starter; Norcal runner up for state 2 years in a row, and 1 year a semi-finalist;  NCS MVP 2 years; First team all league 2 years; Team Captain 3 years; Runner up for Junior Player of the Year for the Bay Area Basketball League 2018; MVP at school for all winter sports; and a 4 years honor roll student.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #11
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-State, Team Captain
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, State 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2018 Peninsula Elite (Platnium Elite)
  • Notes: Peninsula Elite remaining schedule: California Clash, Adidas Kansas City, Mo. Bay Area Showcase, CA. Adidas Atlanta, Ga.

Coach References

  • Travel/Club Coach
  • Franklin Matthews



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High School Information

High School:
Saint Joseph Notre Dame

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Musical Theatre 3
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Maintaining a 3.0 and above throughout high school.
  • Activity
    • Volunteer at elementary schools to help students with homework after school. Help support special needs students in recreation activities. Volunteer with youth church community group to raise funds for camp. Worked as a backstage crew member to provide hair and makeup to actors in school production. Perform mini musicals in the community to enrich the community. Volunteer at AAU basketball tournaments to run the clock and books and concession stand to raise money for teams.

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