MEET GRACIE MERKLE (BULLITT EAST H.S., KY)
Gracie Merkle is a 6-4 rising junior center at Bullitt East High School, in Mt. Washington, KY. At the beginning of her sophomore season, she played more junior varsity than varsity. By the end of the season, she was a mainstay in her team's lineup as she played a vital role in her team's 25-7 record and a 6th Region championship. Although Bullitt East won the first game of the "Sweet 16", the rest of the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19. Merkle's sophomore stats were misleading as she only averaged 7 PPG and 4 RPG but shot 64% from the field. She was Honorable-Mention All-State for her late season improving performances. She is without a doubt Kentucky's Top D-1 Sleeper and will have high majors knocking at her door. The sky is the limit for her!