03 Feb 2024 Libby Counts – Maumelle Charter (501 Basketball Team 2024)
Libby Counts is a day-one starter as a freshman forward/center for Maumelle Charter.
“Libby is a constant leader,” said Maumelle Charter Head Coach Logan Dahlke. “She has that quality where people want to follow her lead. It is hard to find someone at that age that everyone naturally gravitates to. She is a force down low. She sets the tone for us on both ends of the floor. She works extremely hard. She is one of the first ones in and one of the last to leave.
“My expectations are for her to be our go-to player in the paint. I expect her to have a season where she dominates both ends of the floor and continues to grow and get better.”
Counts is focused on making meaningful contributions to the team during her first year of high school basketball.
“I just want to make my team better and help our seniors go out with a great season,” she said. “Our goal is to make it to the state tournament. It will take everyone playing together and fighting through adversity. The biggest adversity is facing our conference. We have many of the best teams in the state in 3A. There are no nights off in this conference.”
Counts also plays varsity volleyball for Maumelle Charter and competes in AAU basketball with the Banshees organization.
“Libby is a focal point in the community and the team,” Dahlke said. “Everyone on the team loves Libby. I am lucky to have the opportunity to coach her.”