Radde sets 3-point record, earns Athlete of the Week

Published 1:55 am Thursday, September 16, 2004

By By ADAM FISHER / Niles Daily Star
Brandie Radde has all-around ability. She has the touch to shoot from long range, the size to play down low and the quickness to drive to the goal.
It's her shooting, however that will allow her to shatter the Niles' girls' basketball records for most 3-pointers in a career.
In just the second game of her junior year, Radde hit the 86th 3-pointer of her career.
Her next game, Sept. 9 at Lakeshore, Radded nailed three from long distance to set a new mark. Now, every 3-pointer she hits is a record-breaker.
While her stats against Lakeshore were good (19 points, five steals and four assists), they weren't overwhelming. But breaking a school-record in a little more than two years earned her the Niles Daily Star Athlete of the Week award for Sept. 5-11.
Radde said she's always been a good shooter, but some nights she's better than others.
The junior started playing basketball when she was young. At the age of 10, Radde began playing AAU ball, where she was taught the art of shooting.
Radde has always excelled at shooting, but relies on the other four Vikings on the court to get her open. She and Arnold both said the success of Niles' girls' basketball team as a whole has helped Radde a lot.
Arnold was quick to point out, however, that Radde isn't just a set shooter. Many of her 3s have come from her creating her own shot, he said.
Radde's size and speed also make her hard to defend because she can drive on players or post up if she needs to.
Arnold said that versitility is what makes Radde such a prolific scorer.
One of the assets that allows Radde to continue to excel on the court is her attitude - she just loves playing basketball.