Our winter girls prep athlete season starts tonight and right here in Mankato.
News 12 sports Erick Lind says Mankato East feels lucky that senior Minnie Childress–Frederick fell in their lap.
The Cougars point guard has been an asset on both ends of the court, and she's our KEYC Scheels All Sports Girls Prep Athlete of the Week.
When Minnie Childress–Frederick decided to move from Flint Michigan to Mankato with her dad three years ago, she instantly fell in love with her new school at Mankato East.
She brought her A–A–U basketball talents to the Cougars and with just over two seasons under her belt, has recorded over 600 assists.
Although she prefers passing, Childress–Frederick is still a scoring threat, driving to the hole and shooting from outside the arc when teams give her the chance, rolling up nearly 1000 points at Mankato East.
Combine that with averaging six steals a night on the defensive end, and you have a dream point guard.
Don't look for Minnie on the bench though.
It's rare that she is off the floor, as she knows how to keep herself out of foul trouble, after all, she knows her team is counting on her.
Childress–Frederick has already signed to play for Division One Detroit Mercy next year, just 45 minutes from her hometown.
Before that happens, she is looking to guide the Cougars to their second straight Big 9 championship, and to win a section title to make it to state.
That's why she's our KEYC Scheels All–Sports Girls Prep Athlete of the Week.