Ella Rasnakeake
Twitter- @EllaR2008 /Instagram: @ellarasnake
Height: 5’8 ,120
Class of 2026
School: Council High School, VA

Rasnakeake is a triple-threat scoring option but loves to bring the rain from downtown. Ella has a high IQ to control the game and play at her own pace. Notably, Ella is a team-first player and gets her points in the flow of the team flow. Ella’s strength is her competitiveness, her shooting, and being a great teammate. Ella impacts the game across the board knowing she is a nice passer but mixes it up on the boards and plays solid defense. Ella’s greatest asset is her work ethic, always working on her game and trying to get better every day, and that has set her apart.

Ella averaged 16.1 points (38% from the field), 3.5 rebounds,2.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game as a freshman and earned 1st-Team All BDD and 2nd-Team All-Region Defensively. This season Ella averaged 20.2 points (30% from 3, and 45% from the floor, 85% from the FT line), 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.7 steals earning 23-24 BDD Player of the Year, 1st Team All BDD, 1st Team All-Region D, 2nd Team All-State, and the New Peoples Bank Tournament All-Tournament Team. Achieving all these awards has inspired Ella to work harder and get even better every single day. Feeling a little under the radar Ella wants to use this spring/summer to get her name out there going into her junior year on some radars. Ella’s AAU sessions are to improve her overall game and get stronger and more physical while competing against other good players while continuing to get better in every aspect of her game. Ella’s goal going into next season is to put in hard work on the court and in the weight room in the off-season so she can come back stronger. Ella is hoping to expand her game and continue to get better defensively. Last season her team made it to Region so getting back is a serious focus. but not just getting back but a deeper run next season.

Ella brings energy and hustle to the court every single game on both ends of the floor separating her from the rest Add that to her scoring ability and knack for getting to the FT line regularly. Ella is a true gym rat and a leader who wants to see everyone continue to get better and succeed out there. Ella’s goal is to play D1 basketball because her passion is to play at the highest level but with the clear understanding, it’s a privilege to play college basketball. but she is determined to keep pushing herself every day to get better in hopes of achieving her D1 goal.

What fuels Ella’s fire is simply yo compete and be the best player she can be. For as long as she can remember while growing up in the gym. Watching her dad and brothers play Ella developed a strong love and connection to this game and knew she wanted to play and compete. This love fuels Ella to go out every single game and give it 110% to help her team succeed in any way she can. That motivates her the most. Any time Ella faces adversity, she tries to keep her head no matter what situation she faces out there. Ella realizes that composure is huge and to not become frustrated with the understanding if she does, when things don’t go her way, this can snowball quickly and begin to affect her game. Ella has learned to master that next-play mentality. Ells gets that in reality she will make mistakes, have off-shooting nightsand things won’t go her way but it’s how she handles that adversity that will define so many things on multiple levels.

Ella is also a very high academic student with a high character is at the top of her class, and is a member of the Key Club, SCA, and a member of the BETA Club. As a multi-sport athlete Ella also excels in cross country(All-Region), volleyball (All-district), and track (District Champ-800 meter/ All-Region/All-Stae 800M)Ella is also very active in her community as a strong organization and volunteer including trash pickup, delivering meals to the elderly, and Christmas ornaments.

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