The Little Caesars Player of the Week – Sielle Neal

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County Line Preps is pleased to have a sponsorship agreement with specific Little Caesars locations in Queen Creek and Coolidge.

Little Caesars, home of the Hot-‘N-Ready pizza, will sponsor the Player of the Week and Player of the Month awards as part of our agreement.

Each week, will announce the Player of the Week, accompanied by a Q&A with that week’s winner.

The Player of the Week will receive a gift certificate, redeemable for a two-liter bottle of soda, a pepperoni or cheese pizza, and an order of Crazy Bread that will be honored at one of the two aforementioned Little Caesars locations.

Additionally, the Player of the Week automatically qualifies for the Player of the Month Award, which will be determined by a poll that will be posted on our County Line Preps Twitter account during the final week each month.

The Player of the Month will receive a plaque and a $25 Little Caesars gift card.

Now that we’ve provided details of both awards, we are pleased to announce this week’s Little Caesars Player of Week:

Sielle Neal

Florence High School

5’4 Sophomore

Point Guard

Neal had 15 points and seven rebounds in the Lady Gophers’ 47 – 32 victory against Benjamin Franklin on Jan. 26. Nine of her 15 points came from behind the three-point stripe, where she was a perfect 3-for-3. Sielle’s double-digit scoring performance was her third of four-straight games where she totaled at least 11 points.

Florence sophomore PG Sielle Neal (shooting) averaged nearly 15 ppg during a four-game stretch at the end of January. Photo: FUSD Athletics.

Consistency combined with performance is a formula for being named the Little Caesars Player of the Week.

County Line Preps:  You’re averaging double-digit scoring, which is impressive. Some might be surprised to learn that you average more than five rebounds per game as a point guard. Are you surprised? Why or why not?

Sielle Neal:  Not really. As a team we put in a lot of work at each position, so I feel comfortable playing underneath and working for rebounds.

CLP:  You’re shooting 35% from behind the 3-point line, including three games that you didn’t miss from three-point range. Please share with us the work you put in to become such a good three-point shooter.

SN:  I practice shooting every day. I have put a lot of work into my shooting and therefore feel confident to shoot. I have just been fortunate this season that they are falling.

CLP:  What’s an area of your game that you want to improve?

SN:  Driving the lanes. I am not confident in my ability to drive the ball and instead pull up and shoot. My coaches are working with me in driving the ball to the hole. 

CLP:  What is your greatest athletic memory at Florence High School so far?

SN:  Hitting the game winning “3” at the Globe game.

CLP:  What is your favorite sports-themed movie and why?

SNThe Gridiron Gang. Because it shows that no matter where you come from, if you work hard you can be successful.

CLP:  Name one person you’d most like to meet and why?

SN:  Krystal Dangerfield from UConn because she is only 5’5” and is a starter at one the best women’s college basketball team’s in the country.