Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
The urgency has set in for Cody High’s Creiona Posey. If she’s going to be a part of a Detroit Public School League championship team, the time to make it happen is now.
“I’m a senior now,’’ said Posey, the PSL Proud Strong Learner of the Week. “I’ve got to get it done.”
Leading the way with 21.1 points, six assists and eight rebounds per game, the 5-7 point guard again has Coach Charles Knott’s Lady Comets among the elite in the PSL West with a 7-3 division record entering the Big D tournament for the league title.
“The season has been going pretty well,” Posey said. “It’s gone better than expected because we’re pretty young with a lot of ninth graders and 10th graders and five seniors. The games we did lose were close games. But once the playoffs start, that’s really what matters.”
Posey was also a PSLer of the Week as a junior and is in her fourth year on the varsity as starter.
“I feel like I got better each year,” she said. “I tried to advance and improve each summer since ninth grade…dribbling with my left hand, making jump shots… whatever.”
She said her biggest improvement this year was “breaking the press,’’ a ball-handling skill she expects will come in handy next winter at University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) where she’s accepted a basketball scholarship.
“I’m ready to go to college now and UTEP just felt like the perfect fit for me,” Posey said. “Me and all the teammates get along and the vibe is real good. They have a great facility and the coaches are real good. When I first got there, I just felt like this is where I’m supposed to be.”
With a 4.0 grade point average, Posey plans to major in computer technology. That gave her another reason to favor UTEP.
“They just built new state-of-the art computer science building, so that couldn’t be better,” she said. “I really like computer technology. I’m taking a class in Vo-Tech and I’ll be certified at the end of this year.”
Posey says her hope is to play professional basketball in the WNBA or overseas. But she’s mindful to maintain an academic focus that leads to career options.
“Actually, it’s been kind of easy because my mom ‘don’t’ play that,’’ she said. “Either it’s school work or no ball. I’ve always made my grades my first priority. Once I’m at school, it’s easier because we have good instructors to help us with our work in study hall.”
Posey reflects on her Cody career as a player who has gone through the full gamut.
“When I was a freshman, I was playing against seniors and they were all going to college and they were ready,” she said. “Now it doesn’t seem as intense to me anymore. But that’s probably because I’m a senior. Now I’m going to college and all that PSL competition these four years has got me ready.”
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week Award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletic performers and is sponsored by local Detroit area McDonald’s owner-operators