Rank: 12Class: 2014
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
High School: Johnson
Club Team: San Antonio's Finest
Schools Considered: Duke, Connecticut, Texas A&M
UCLA made a great decision getting Caldwell off of the market early. She has the size and length to compete immediately in the PAC-12. Caldwell is ball quick and changes speeds very well. Her mechanics are very advanced for a young point guard. She plays the game in a bent over position, which allows her to be stronger and quicker with her attack. Her position on the court is centered allowing for her to attack right or left and making the double team difficult. Watch her head- her eyes never leave the rim- allows her to see sideline to sideline. The position of her guide hand while off hand is up and ready to receive- allows her to make dribble moves more quickly and allows for her to get her shot off before the defense can take away her shooting window. Watch her body as she dribbles- she drops her body making the transfer to the next action happen a little more quickly and puts her body in a strong position to take contact.
RC has a wonderful scoring game- hits the spot up 3, can score in the mid-range, and can finish with either hand. She showed and has ability (which you don't see a lot) to hit the 3 off of the dribble moving laterally, a product of her body position.
Caldwell distributed from the point guard spot effectively two different ways- (1) she gets the ball to open players and (2) she can create her own action to get teammates the ball. Late 90's Jason Kidd with a jumper. - Dave Dagostino
Participated in the 2012 U17 National Team Trials. Won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship as a member of the 2011 U16 National Team. Tiued the USA Basketball assist record with six against Venezuela.
As a sophomore in 2011-12 Caldwell started in all 33 games averaging 17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game to help her team to a 27-7 record. Named to the 2012 San Antonio Express-News Super Team. Named to the 2012 Texas Assosciation of Basketball Coaches All-State Team. As a freshman in 2010-11 averaged 20.5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists ans 2.5 steals per game.
(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; Action photo by Kelly Kline)