The season is young but for Oak Ridge center Anijah Grant her impact is already being felt.

“She’s a dynamic post player, very skilled and can handle the ball very well,” Pioneers Head Coach Latorrie Williams explained. “I would say she is a versatile post player.”

The 6’2 senior carries an undeniable presence. She is an athlete of few words and prefers to let her game do most of the talking.

 “I’m a good big man,” Oak Ridge senior Anijah Grant said. “I gotta get rebounds, try to finish at the basket and give them looks also.”

Grant delivering the total package against Saints Academy last week—scoring a career high 33 points --while pulling down 15 rebounds and dishing out six assists in the team’s 79-59 win.

“I was just playing big and finishing,” Grant said of that game. “My team was giving me looks so I had to finish for them.”

Oak Ridge is 4-0 so far this season behind Grants leadership.

“This year she is stepping up big time, so I am proud of her overall starting to be a leader and lead her team the right way,” Williams said.

Grant was a part of last year’s team that reached the State Final Four and she is driven to deliver a finals appearance in her last year.  

“I want to go all the way to Lakeland with my team and finish strong, everything strong all the way around –be consistent with everything.”

That’s the key as the Pioneers are only a quarter way through the season.

On November 16th Grant signed to play college ball next year at Tulane University in New Orleans.