Top guard Sykes rises in overall rankings

Originally Published: July 5, 2007
By Glenn Nelson and Chris Hansen |
SEATTLE - April Sykes grew up dribbling on pebble-strewn driveways of Crawford, Miss., so it's no wonder she excelled in ballhandling drills on the flat and true floors of the Nike campus earlier this week. The 5-foot-11 guard also was lights out with her jumper in spite of a shooting hand that was heavily taped to protect a severely bruised thumb. Those traits plus the leadership and control she exhibited during drill work and competition at the Nike Skills Academy put her back in a familiar place.

April Sykes
HoopGurlz.comUndecided prospect April Sykes ranks as the top guard in the Class of 2008.
Already the top guard in the 2008 class, as ranked by, Sykes returns to the No. 2 overall spot in the website's final adjustments before the July evaluation period.