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Native Prep Stars You Should Know – Washington Girls

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Prep Stars You Should Know


Trista Takes Enemy

TRISTA TAKES ENEMY – Crow Nation (5-foot-6 Senior Guard, Zillah HS 1A) Takes Enemy easily takes home the coolest name on the list. Trista a 5’6 point guard that averaged over 13 points as well as team leader in assists, steals. She led Zillah to the 1A WIAA State Tournament as a junior and earned herself SCAC West 1st team honors in the process. Look for her to do big things in her final season as a Leopard.

TARRYN HART – Yakama Nation (5-foot-8 Junior Guard, Wapato High School 2A) Tarryn Hart has the likes of University of Washington and several other division 1 programs after creating some national buzz after big time performances. As a sophomore point guard she averaged over 20 points for the Wapato Wolves. Hart has a knack of making jaw dropping plays, if you’re looking for the next Shoni Schimmel this may be her. Tarryn suffered a ACL injury and will make her debut for the Wolves in December. Biggest question going forward is how she’ll bounce back after a significant injury.


Timber Ware

TIMBER WARE – Skokomish Indian Tribe (5-foot-5  Sophomore Guard, Shelton High School 3A) Ware is a tough guard plays ball with a fearless attacking style of play. The 5’5 freshman Ware led Shelton Highclimbers to the District 3/4 semi finals. Ware earned Narrows league 2nd Team honors after leading her team in points, assists, & steals. One thing is very clear when you watch Timber play the game, she’s having fun and loves the game.

JANELLE SUTTERLICT – Yakama Nation (5-foot-6 Sophomore Guard, Wapato High School) As a freshman Janelle Sutterlict was named team co-captain and earned CWAC 2nd team honors. Sutterlict averaged nearly 14 points and led her team in assists in their state regional run. She has since transferred and will lead the Wapato Wolves into battle until the return of Hart in Dec. One thing is for sure, Wapato Wolves have a strong backcourt that will make noise for years.


Jenni Jonson

JENNI JOHNSON – Yakama/Northern Cheyenne (5-foot-9 Junior Guard, Toppenish HS 2A) Johnson averaged over 20 points as a sophomore and led the wildcats to the State Regional Championships. Jenni posses a long athletic frame and has the capability to put up huge numbers, as she showed in her 30+ point performances in 2015-16. 2nd team CWAC all-league as a sophomore and looks to improve upon that going into her junior year.

ASHLEY ANDERSON – Yakama Nation (5-foot-8 Junior Guard, White Swan HS 2B) Ashley Anderson a shooting guard that averaged 13.7 points as a sophomore. Ashley earned 2nd team honors for the White Swan Cougars in 2015-16. Ashley a great defender, capable of turning her man full court and staying in front. Anderson plays both guard spots but is best when she’s running her lane and scoring in transition.


Janae Kalama

JANAE KALAMA – Puyallup Tribe (5-foot-6 Freshman Guard, North Thurston HS 3A) What Janae lacks in size she makes up with her quickness/speed and her ability finishing around the basket. Kalama has an explosive first step and does a great job creating and making tough shots in traffic. We pick a rising star for every list and Kalama fits the bill. Freshman star looking to shine on a talented North Thurston team.

MYCKENZI COURVILLE – Muckleshoot Tribe (5-foot-8 Junior Forward, Muckleshoot Tribal 1B) Courville is a strong wing/post player that can score in a several different ways. Two year starter Courville usually has to shoulder the load due to the Kings being young, undersized, and outmatched. Smart post that can stretch the floor out to the 3 point line. Courville earned 2nd Team Sea-Tac 1B honors after averaging nearly a double-double for the Muckleshoot Kings of Auburn, WA.

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Nohea Morrison

NOHEA MORRISON – Navajo Nation (5-foot-5 Sophomore Guard, Mt. Lake Terrace High School 2A/3A) Morrison averaged over 9 points a game as a Freshman guard for the Hawks. This young lady represented Navajo nation playing for Northern Thunder and taking home 1st place in the Native American Basketball Invitational (NABI) tournament.

JACINTA BUCKLEY – Spokane Tribe (6-foot-0 Sophomore Forward, Lewis & Clark HS 4A) Buckley is college prospect that has potential to be the best player on the list. 6’0 wing/post player that can score on the outside & gets buckets from the inside. As a freshman she earned big minutes on a successful Lewis and Clark 4A team and proved to everybody she can play at any level. Haven’t seen the best from Buckley yet, but she’s earned her spot on the radar. Sky’s the limit!

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4 Comments on Native Prep Stars You Should Know – Washington Girls

  1. Phaedra Namingha // September 8, 2016 at 3:35 am // Reply

    Excellent. Thanks, for the representation. Well deserved Shi yazhi. Nizhoniye. Play Ball in beauty. Like Amanda Morrison. Love it!

  2. Sarge Tillequots // September 8, 2016 at 3:50 am // Reply

    These Native Gals are Awesome. Looking forward to seeing all your names in the limelight. Be 110%. Wish you all a Successful Athletic Season. Representing your school, your tribes, and most of all your Family. Be that Example to the Future generations. Go For It, Do It, Have Fun for the Game.

  3. Iris Domebo Lapwai I’d high school
    1A Idaho player of year 3 years running.
    Senior this year

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