Good speed and quickness ... Excellent ball handling skills ... Solid defender ... Will challenge for playing time
A three-year letterwinner at Hillcrest High School for Coach John Mathis ... Averaged 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 8.0 steals ... Earned all-conference honors for three years ... Received all-area and honorable mention all-state for two years ... Ranked in the top 50 point guards in the Chicago-land area ... Also ranked among the top 100 guards to ESPN Hoopgurlz ... Helped Hillcrest to second in Illinois Class 3A for the second straight season ... Averaged 9.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.8 steals as a junior.
Daughter of Zarinah Ali-Burford and Daniel Burford ... A sport management major.