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2019-2020 High School Hoops Preview – Washington Girls Prep Stars You Should Know

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COURTNEY SWAN (5-foot-7 Junior Point Guard, Neah Bay 1B) has sparked the interested of several Division 1 and 2 schools after a great showing in the April NCAA viewing events. Courtney Swan was named North Olympic League Offensive MVP averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 steals and 3.8 assists per game. Voted to The Associated Press’ Class 1B all-state team after leading Neah Bay to its best finish in school history.

Courtney Swan c/o 2021

JANAE KALAMA – (5-foot-5 Senior Guard, North Thurston HS 3A) is a high IQ basketball player that runs the offense well. Excellent at finishing around the basket and great midrange pull-up game. Kalama has an explosive first step and does a great job creating and making shots in traffic. She averaged 7 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals earning 3A SSC honorable mention.

AMAYAH KIRKMAN – (5-foot-8 Senior Guard, Lynwood 3A) Kirkman is a college level guard with good size, athleticism, and skill. She’s a knockdown shooter off the catch and dribble. Kirkman was named MVP of our All-Star game held at Everett Community College last March. She earned 3A 1st Team Wesco North averaging 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.

LAILA GREENE – (5-foot-6 Junior Guard, Neah Bay 1B) is very skilled and fearless despite her stature. Excellent scorer at all three levels with a great motor. Greene is attracting Division 2 schools heading into her Junior Year. North Olympic League Defensive MVP averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.4 assists per game helping the Red Devils to a third-place finish at State.

Amayah Kirkman c/o 2020

ASHLYN WALLACE – (5-foot-6 Junior Guard, Clarkston 2A) is a left-handed point guard with a special ability to score the ball. The scoring sensation averaged over 25 points a game including several 30 point performances. Wallace had a 39 point effort against Selah in the State playoffs. Wallace was named 2A All-State by the Associated Press. She has several college scholarship offers.

SHARAYAH JOHNSON – (6-foot-4 Junior Forward, Lincoln 3A) Johnson is strong, powerful, and highly skilled. Johnson named 1st team Pierce County league averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 blocks as a sophomore leading the Lincoln Abes to the District Playoffs. She has picked up D1 college offers and interest from around the Country.

On The Radar:

JACYNTA MYLES-GILFORD – (6-foot-2 Sophomore Forward, Tulalip Heritage 1B) has the potential to be special. She’s is a rebounding machine on both ends and can provide a team with a stable presence in the post. The 6’2″ forward has solid moves in the post and does a good job running her lane. As a freshman, she was Northwest 1B 2nd team all-league. Look forward to watching her growth.

KALANI THOMPSON – (5-foot-6 Sophomore Wing, Muckleshoot Tribal 1B) is a two-time 1B Sea-Tac Honorable Mention recipient heading into her Sophomore season at Muckleshoot Tribal. She will be one to keep an eye on in the coming years. You won’t find too many players that play as hard as she does on both ends.

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