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Rina Gottula ‘25 Recruiting Profile

  • Shepherd High School
  • Shepherd, MT
  • Women's Basketball
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Rina Gottula's Women's Basketball Recruiting Profile
Crafted Basketball Montana - White
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Personal Statement

I am a hard worker who is very coachable and will always give you my best effort, both academically and athletically.  I have a drive to succeed in whatever I do and am always working to better myself.  

I am a strong post player who can play either side, spin in either direction, and finish with either hand. My goal is to become better at dribble-drives and pull up jumpers to become a triple-threat small forward.  I also feel like I'm a lockdown defender, working to slide my feet and protect the perimeter against ball handlers, and using my strength to establish position and keep taller players away from the basket. 

I am an unselfish player who believes in TEAM basketball, eager to work with players who see the floor and give their best for their teammates. I'd like to play for a program with a growth mindset that actively develops its players and has coaches who will help me transform into the best player I can possibly be. 

Finally, I love to learn--both on the court and in the classroom.  I am a strong student (3.919 cumulative GPA) who is involved in the National Honors Society, FCCLA, and serving as the vice president of my class. I'm considering a major in pre-law or criminology, but haven't firmly decided. Essentially, I want an affordable education that will broaden my horizons and ensure I'm well prepared for whatever the future might bring, a college experience that is engaging and fulfilling. 


Rina Gottula


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2023 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #50
  • Season Schedule
  • 2022 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #50
  • Individual Awards:
    Academic All-State
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #50
  • Individual Awards:
    Academic All-State & Most Improved Player
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2023 Crafted Basketball Montana - White
  • Season Schedule
  • 2022 Crafted Basketball (AAU)
  • Notes: C R A F T E D B A S K E T B A L L P L A Y E R E V A L U A T I O N AREAS OF STRENGTH: Rina Gottula NAME Rina was an absolute pleasure to coach this summer! I think this season was very beneficial for Rina in so many ways. Rina utilized the AAU season for its exact purpose…to grow and learn. This summer helped her gain a better knowledge of basketball, play against good competition, helped her realize areas where she needed improvement and more importantly, she gained valuable experience. I am excited to watch Rina’s upcoming high school season. I really loved having Rina on the Crafted team this summer. Thank you for letting me work with her! SEASON 1. She Wants To Get Better: Rina is rare in that she says she wants to get better, but is genuinely willing to do the work to get better. She is an extremely hard-working player that isn't afraid to put in the time to improve. A player that wants to learn is my favorite kind of player! Rina always keep that desire to improve, it will take you far in basketball and in life. 2. Improved Bball IQ: Rina came in with a basic foundation of basketball, but I can confidently say she left with a higher basketball IQ. She now understands how much more there is to basketball and how much more technical the game is. The more she plays, the more she will learn. The more details that Rina can be armed with the better she will be! 3. Rina Plays So Hard: One of my favorite things about Rina is that she plays extremely hard! Rina is going into a game or practice to make an impact not to just stand around. If we can combine her amazing hustle with the detail side of basketball it will be the perfect combo for Rina. Rina always make sure to keep your hustle going and try to be contagious for your team! 4. Potential: Rina has so much potential. After working with her, I realized that Rina has tremendous upside. She is strong, smart, driven and coachable, but just needs a little help in a few areas. Once Rina sharpens these areas and continues to learn more about basketball she will really be a good little player! C R A F T E D B A S K E T B A L L P L A Y E R E V A L U A T I O N AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: 1. Finishing: Because Rina is so aggressive, she gets many looks around the basket via post moves, rebounds and dump offs. The biggest thing Rina needs to work on is to convert those opportunities to scores. Rina this summer struggled with finishing around the basket. There are a couple of contributing factors to this struggle: 1. Eyes are down when approaching the basket, especially on the last dribble before the shot. 2. Not keeping her eyes on the basket for the entire shot-she takes her eyes away too early. 3. She either under dribbles to take a lay-up way too far out or over dribbles and buries herself under the basket too deep. 4. Body positioning: shoulders should be parallel to the basket - not opened up or falling away. In addition to the regular lay-ups, Rina needs to add 3 back to basket finishes (examples: hook, Shaq and Kobe). On post moves she needs to remind herself to slow down (go on a 1-2-3 count, read the defense then make her move with her eyes up. We have to get away from predetermining what move we are going to do. 2. Shooting Form: Rina and I have talked in length about her shooting form. There are some things that must change on her shot in order for her to be ready for this upcoming season. She currently knows what to work on with her shot. These changes need to be repped out thousands of times for it to be the new normal for her. Rina has a real opportunity to expand her game if she gets her mid-range jump shot going. 3. Carry Over (Put Full Focus & Mind Into Changes): I have found that Rina is very hard wired ☺. She wants to make changes or implement things into her game but many times she doesn't focus on the change or the new skill and that is when her hard wiring kicks in. Many players that don't make changes are stubborn but that is not the case for Rina. I think Rina just needs to put more focus into the change to help override her hard wiring. Working with her we need to keep working through specific ways to stay focused to execute. I also think the more we rep or gain experience with things the more confident she will become. Confidence is everything to Rina! 4. Strength & Conditioning: Rina is naturally a very strong girl, but I think she could become an absolute nightmare if she got in a strength and conditioning program. I would recommend a Crossfit program if possible. The Crossfit program is an intense workout that requires strength/cardio/core. I think Crossfit would be far more beneficial than any team or school program just because of the intensity and the results I have seen from many players doing it. I also recommend that she keeps this training program going year-round. She could be an unbelievable force down below with her new tools and added strength.

Coach References

  • High School Coach
  • Becky Anderson
  • High School Head Coach
  • Becky Anderson
  • Club Coach
  • Jenny Herringer
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Kayleen Schultz
  • Private Coach
  • Jordan Hasquet

Additional Sports

  • Track
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Sophomore Team
  • Discuss, Shot, Javelin (2nd High School Season just started)



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High School Information

High School:
Shepherd High School
(406) 373-5300

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English 1 & 2 AP Language as 11th Grader Geometry as a 9th Grader Algebra 2 as 10th Grader Trig/Pre-Calc as 11th Grader
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Language
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • All State Academic for Varsity Basketball (9th & 10th Grade)
  • Activity
    • National Honors Society (10th
  • Activity
    • 11th) Student Council Vice President (9th
  • Activity
    • 10th
  • Activity
    • 11th) FCCLA (9th
  • Activity
    • 10th
  • Activity
    • 11th)

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