Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says with certainty that he's not the best athlete in his own family. That title belong to his younger sister Anna, a 15-year-old high school sophomore at a private school in Richmond.
"It's one of those things where you're around someone you know is going to be special," Russelltold ESPN earlier this year.
Anna starred starred as both an eighth grader and a freshman and also led her AAU team to the eighth-grade national championship game in 2012, where she dropped 17 assists. She's considered one of the top prospects in the class of 2016 and has already fielded offer from women's powers like Maryland.
"I truly believe that she will be an All-American point guard at some big university and go on to be a Candace Parker — a superstar-type basketball player," Russell said.
Anna stands at 5-8, which puts her just three inches (or two inches, depending on who you believe) away from her famously-diminutive brother. She averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals per game as a freshman, good enough to earn her an invite to the U-16 national team trials last summer.
Russell was a star athlete at the same high school (as was their oldest brother, Harrison) before matriculating to N.C. State, then Wisconsin.
(Thanks to Prep Rally for alerting us to this story.)