Asad makes her mark on LPHS girls basketball


LPHS senior Nyla Asad is continuing her legacy of leadership and success at LPHS in her final season.

Asad has played a stellar brand of basketball so far in her career at LPHS, so well in fact that she caught the attention of the world’s largest sports brand, Nike.

Asad was chosen to appear in a commercial for the company alongside Los Angeles Lakers PF and NBA superstar Anthony Davis.

“When people brought it up to me that I was in it, it was actually a surprise, because I wasn’t sure when it was actually gonna come out,” Asad said.

Asad was granted the opportunity to star in this commercial after she went to Chicago and attended the NIKE Rise Academy in July. The commercial was filmed in Chicago’s Cornell Park. To watch the commercial, click here.

As for her on-court accomplishments, Asad averages 15.3 PPG, 1.4 APG, and 5.0 RPG, in seven games so far this season. However, the team is sitting at a record of 4-3, with a record of 0-1 in the DAC. She also kicked off her season well with a 20 point, 5 rebound, 2 steal game in a loss to Penn. Asad also played well in LaPorte’s won against New Prairie, with 28 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals.

“I feel like I’ve been playing well,” Asad said. “Still room for improvement, even though I’m a senior, there’s still room to grow.”

Asad not only plays well, but acts as a leader for the younger players in her senior season. 

“She has been a leader on the court by making her teammates better,” Asad’s coach Rob Walker said. “Nyla strives everyday to get better and make her teammates better.”

Aside from her accomplishments on the court, Asad is also a large presence in the community. She is a member of the Student Athletic Council and is a standout student.

Asad and the rest of the LaPorte varsity girls basketball team will be playing their next game on Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM at home against Valparaiso. Come out to support!

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