NEW MIDDLETOWN OH- Springfield girls basketball is right in the middle of a program turnaround. In 2014, the Tigers had 21 wins, but from then until last season they never had more than 13 wins. However that all changed last season when the Tigers went for 21 wins, and got themselves a District Championship trophy. One of the big reasons for the turnaround on the floor is the emergence of senior Jacey Mullen. Over the last two season in particular, Mullens has become one of the most feared players in the area. As a player what makes her the most lethal is her ability to dominate inside, and also play on the perimeter. That versatility makes it simple for head coach John Matisi to game plan against the opponent’s weakness. When she is going good, Jacey is near impossible to stop. She has a size and strength advantage over nearly everyone that tries to defend her.
Jacey is averaging 17 points per game this season for the Tigers which is the most on the team. But it goes beyond scoring, because Mullen averages a double double with 11 rebounds per contest as well. 6.6 of the those rebounds come on the offensive side giving the Tigers multiple opportunities to score. She also averages 2.5 assists per game proving that she can make that extra pass to an open shooter.
Mullen took the time to sit down with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig this week to talk about the growth of her career. She talks about the program’s turnaround, her ability to gain confidence as a leader, and much more. Check out the latest Springfield Girls Basketball Player Profile only on YSN.