Championship dreams, desire to learn drive McKinley basketball player Erica Lafayette
By Robin Fambrough
Before she ever played an organized basketball game, McKinley High School's Erica Lafayette had championship dreams. Time after time, she launched shots toward a backyard goal and envisioned winning a championship when the ball rippled through the net.
"That was me … every single day," Lafayette said. "More than anything else, I want to win a championship with my team. We came close. Now there is another chance."
The 5-foot-11 Lafayette is not at the top of any polished recruiting lists. But the McKinley senior has 17 scholarship offers, led by LSU, Wichita State, Southern Miss and Louisiana-Monroe.
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