SMOOTH & SMART
Class of 2023
Major Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Pharmacy
FUN FACTS ABOUT ALANA
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Food: Pickles
Hobbies: Tennis and Working Out
Varsity Girls Basketball | KAUKAUNA HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Girls Volleyball | KAUKAUNA HIGH SCHOOL
Wisconsin Blaze AAU | 6th Grade to Present
2022 Elite 40 All Star
2022 Prep Girls Hoops Top Performer (multiple times)
2022 USJN Windy City Classic All-Star
2021 USJN Windy City Classic All-Star
2020 Hardwood Hustle All-Star
13.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.5 bpg
Recorded sports games for various youth organizations. Helped in the concession stand and ticket table at youth basketball tournaments. Assisted with childcare and youth programs at YMCA.
About Alana Zarneke
Alana Zarneke has a profound ability to change any game she's in. She's got length, athleticism, intensity, a diverse skill set and a humble attitude when it comes to her game. This 6'1" phenom is able to catch and hop/pivot into a three point shot and knock it down under intense pressure. Alana is able to slash and finish with a floater or finish at the rim versus contact. Alana competes against national level ballers at the D1 level and doesn't get phased. Her defense is solid and her IQ is high. She's a great teammate and a great athlete to coach. She is always focused, and completes each task with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. Alana is 100% engaged and committed to her growth, the game, and her team. Alana has D1 and D2 interest and has only scratched the surface of her ability and recruiting journey. She will be a blessing to any high level D2 and mid-major D1 who has a need for a versatile 6'1" guard!
~ Lisa Van Wyk, President of Wisconsin Blaze
3 PT %
From the Desk of Alana
I am looking for a program that suits both my athletic needs and academic needs. I want a team to bond with on and off the court, and I want it to feel like a second family because family is very important to me. A team with competitive minds, tough mentalities, and wanting to win for each other is what will feed my passion for the game and drive me to play at the next level. This will also help me continue to grow as a player and a person. I am a person who loves working out and am much more productive when doing so, especially when I have a ball in my hand.
I lead by example and show others it's not always your voice that makes you be heard, but the actions that follow with it. I'm a hard working player and student who knows how to balance sports and school. My high basketball IQ and seeing the court comes easy to me. I want to continue to grow with a team who understands my goals as a person and teammate and I hope to see a fun, memorable team in my near future.
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Wisconsin Blaze | 17U INFERNO SCHEDULE