This has been a summer of basketball for Courtney Clasen, and a busy one, at that.
A player of unquestioned athleticism, Clasen has been known for being more of an athlete who plays basketball than a basketball player. So, this summer she went about working on that by playing for an Amateur Athletic Union team, the Long Island Renegades, and seeing the larger basketball world outside of Suffolk County. An intensive schedule saw the Renegades play close to 30 games (including 13 this past week) while traveling around the country and playing in places like Washington, D.C., Chicago and Orlando.
That’s a lot of basketball, and it was beneficial to the Shoreham-Wading River High School senior. (more…)