14-year-old Aarion McDonald isn't old enough to drive to her own basketball games.
But she can certainly drive to the basket.
"I have a scrappy style of play; it's aggressive," says the Bullard point guard. "I just like to win and have fun."
Aarion goes by the nickname "Aari." And she's the only freshman in Bullard's starting lineup that includes a senior and three sophomores.
"They're accepting of me a lot," she says. "We work together, we talk about my mistakes in the game or in practice, and we just pick it up the next play."
Except Aari McDonald doesn't make many mistakes.
She's the team's point guard and its leading scorer, averaging just under 24 points per game. She scored in double figures in all of Bullard's 19 games this season.
The Knights have won 16 of them, including all four in league.
"They've never won an outright league title," says coach Bill Engel. "So we're trying to win a league title. They've had one co-championship."
Engel, who's in his third season as Bullard's girls basketball coach, actually coached Aari McDonald years before at one of Bruce Bowen's basketball camps.
"She's maybe 7 or 8 and I had her group," smiles Engel. "And I was telling her, 'Wow, whatever coach gets you in high school is gonna be one lucky coach.
"And I had no idea I'd come back to coach her. No idea whatsoever."
"With her skill set," adds Engel, "I've had Bruce Bowen that went to the pros, I've had Andre Sims and stuff. She's as good a player male-to-female that I've had."
"I love the game," adds McDonald. "I love to just smile and have fun out here. I have a lot to smile about so I just show it."
Aari McDonald can also smile knowing basketball is in her genes. She has five siblings who all play the game.
She's the youngest.
That would be the Central Section's all-time leading scorer: Tre'von Willis.