Rebecca Greenwell

Rebecca Greenwell

Rank: 8

Class: 2013
Position: Guard
Height: 6-1
Hometown: Owensboro, KY
High School: Owensboro Catholic
Club Team: Tennessee Flight Silver
Status: Signed
School: Duke
Schools Considered: Notre Dame, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee

2012 Boo Williams Invitational

Two words that come to mind when discussing Greenwell; consistency and determination.  During the tournament, her level of play remained high saving her best performance for the semifinal comeback over the Georgia Metros.  In the final versus Belles Maryland, she scored only seven points but was a major factor on the boards for her club.  As a tall wing to baseline player, she rarely makes bad decisions with the ball and is capable of shooting the three or driving to the basket (usually along the baseline).  She had good passing skills and rebounds well for her size.  Her mid-range game is the one area that still needs work.  As to determination, Greenwell played with a large knee brace having had ACL surgery just last September.  In spite of that, she was not afraid to absorb contact and cut hard to the basket.  Her accolades continue to grow as she was the MVP at last July’s Battle of the Boro and for the USA U17 National Team in its world title run.  As for college choice, she remains uncommitted but reports have her either likely to stay in state or go to a school in a state adjoining Kentucky.  - Bob Corwin

2012 U17 USA Basketball Training Camp

Greenwell is a true outside three-point threat and even when under pressure can create space and knock down the shot.  She's a smart player that knows how to move without the ball and despite being a dangerous shooter, will give up the ball to get a higher percentage basket.  Against Brazil she showed she could effectively create off the break and often dove on the floor for lose balls.  - Kelly Kline

USA Basketball

Won a gold medal as part of the 2012 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team. Helped lead Team USA to a 5-0 record and a gold medal as a member of the 2011 U16 National Team.  Earned an honorary bronze as a member of the  2011 USA 3x3 Youth World Championship Team.


Named a 2013 WBCA High School All-American

Named a 2013 McDonald's All-American

2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee

On January 15, 2013 Greenwell hit a national record 17 three pointers in a 99-35 win over Trinity High School.  The Duke commit score a game high 51 points, all from behind the arc going 17-for-27 in the game. Rebecca started the night hoping to break her older sister Rachel’s career best and school record of 10 three pointers.  Greenwell not only shattered her sisters record, but broke the national record of 15.

Did not play in 2011-12, due to a torn ACL suffered during the 3x3 Youth World Championship.  As a sophomore in started in all 35 games and averaged 32.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.9 steals per game to help her team to a 27-8 record and a state tournament appearance. That season she shot 48.0 percent from the field, 30.0% from behind the arc and 76.0% from the line. In 2011 recorded her first triple-double and reached 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Has started for Owensboro Catholic since the seventh grade.  Class A All-State Tournament (2011). Courier Journal, Herald-Leader and Associated Press All-State first team (2010, 2011). Messenger-Inquirer Region 3 Player of the Year (2010, 2011) & All-Region 3 (2009, 2010, 2011)

(head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; action photo by Kelly Kline)

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