BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Boca Raton basketball star Rachel Levy is the reigning Palm Beach County Player of the Year *and* she’s a top 100 recruit in the nation. But John Evenson reports ..those accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg for this week’s CBS12 Athlete of the Week.
The Boca Raton girls basketball team is 8-0 – and seem to be on the right early track for their second straight trip to a state championship game. And they’re led by their force in the middle – who wants one more crack at a championship before she heads off to the Ivy League. The Bobcats’ Rachel Levy is the CBS12 Athlete of the Week.”
“Someone you would like to be like the poster child, that’s just who she is,” says Boca Raton head coach Nhu Nguyen.
Rachel Levy leads the Boca Raton Bobcats in scoring, rebounds, steals and blocks. She also leads the team in *leading the team*.
“She makes coaching easy, she makes you look good, she makes you look like a genius. So it’s one of those kids that they don’t come around very often so you just kind of embrace and enjoy every minute that she’s here.”
“It’s bring others along with you so I really base my success on what I’ve got off of what I can bring off the other girls,” says Levy. “And show I can bring with me. So I’m only as good as they make me look.”
And does she ever look impressive on the court and off – on top of basketball she volunteers her time to charity and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She was recruited by each and every Ivy League school, eventually picking Harvard.
“I mean all the work in the gym it’s worth it and all the hard work paid off. It was definitely hard at first to learn that I was going to have to give up on some social time. It just came down to I can wake up early.”
“Young girls are lining up to get their autographs,” says Nguyen. “Just the inspiration that she has set in our community for other girls to follow. It’s incredible, this kid is incredible.”