Over the last four seasons Greenville High School basketball player Jeanee Anderson came to practice each day ready to get better.
Anderson, a four-year starter for the Honeybees, saw her hard work payoff as she continued to improve each season. This year Anderson had her best season yet. Playing in Class 6A basketball, the highest division in the state of Mississippi, Anderson averaged 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals a game.
“Jeanee has always had a God-given ability to score, but this season she became a leader of the team and helped all of her teammates get better,” Greenville coach Dakedreon Lampkin said. “Jeanee is a very laid-back kid, but she is also mature. A lot of kids her age have mood swings and you never know what type of mood they are going to be in each day. But, with Jeanee, she always came in everyday with the same drive and work ethic. I always knew what I was going to get with her.”
Because of what Anderson has meant both on the court and off the court to the Honeybees this season, she has been named the Delta Democrat-Times’ Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
The Hornets finished the season with a 17-8 record, with Anderson playing a huge role in many of these victories. Despite being double and sometimes triple teamed all season, Anderson was rarely stopped on the offensive side of the court.
“Jeanee is a scorer,” Coach Lampkin said. “She can not only shoot the ball well, but she can find other ways to get the ball in the basket. She can shoot it over you, or she can blow by you to the rim.”
Along with Anderson’s fine play this season, she also leaves a legacy of being a key component on, perhaps, the greatest Honeybee team in school history. Averaging 14.4 points a game, Anderson was Greenville’s second leading scorer on last season’s team which started the season by winning its first 31 games.
“Jeanee definitely was a critical part of that team,” Coach Lampkin said. “We could not have achieved what we did without her.”
In the next few week’s Anderson will announce where she plans on playing basketball in college, Coach Lampkin said. But, no matter where she attends, Anderson has already left her mark as one of the finest players to ever don a Honeybee uniform.