A look at 20 players who have a shot at being named Arizona's best player of the year in high school basketball Michael Chow/The Republic. Photos: 2017-18 Arizona high school girls basketball season. Xavier's player prepare to play Valley Vista in the 6A Girls State Basketball Championship game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. February 28, 2018. Michael Chow/The Republic. Photos: 2017-18 Arizona high school girls basketball season. Valley VistaÕs Marisa Davis (32) grabs a rebound from Xavier's Katie Hassett (11) during the 6A Girls State Basketball Championship game at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. February 28, 2018. Michael Chow/The Republic. Photos: 2017-18 Arizona high school girls basketball .
Michael Porter Jr. / Associated Press Now that a good chunk of the high school basketball season has been completed, it is time to see which players are in prime positions to be considered Player of the Year.
For this type of award at the high school level, a player needs to be part of a winning program while also putting up good individual numbers. Playing against a tough or national schedule is also a key part of being in the equation, as some players are putting up great numbers against top-notch competition.
Here's a look at eight players who are firmly in the race for Player of the Year honors. The list includes six seniors and two juniors who are making moves with huge high school seasons. Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 6'8", 205 lbs School: Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Florida) One of the nation's premier uncommitted seniors, is having a huge senior season, as the McDonald's All-American is averaging close to 28 points and 10 rebounds per game for Tampa Catholic.
Playing a tougher schedule than in seasons past, Knox has helped his school to a 15-5 mark, recently scoring 27 points in a loss to powerhouse Montverde Academy. Knox is still considering Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. Measurables: 6'6", 225 lbs School: Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, South Carolina) The junior has become a national sensation, thanks to his unbelievable acrobatics on YouTube mixtapes.
When Drake is your high school jersey—as he did with 's—you know you're doing something right. As for actual numbers, Williamson hasn't played the toughest competition at Spartanburg Day, but he has dominated the schools that he's faced, as he's racked up multiple 40-point outings this season.
Williamson is also the People's Champ of high school basketball. With 172,000 Instagram followers and 26,000 Twitter followers, a lot of people have become fans of Williamson's game.
Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 6'10", 240 lbs School: Pace Academy (Atlanta) Heading to Duke after finishing his senior season, is having an outstanding season playing all over the floor on the offensive end, but his team hasn't played the best against a tough national schedule. At 10-8, Pace Academy has lost some close, tough games, but Carter has delivered the goods with a number of double-double performances.
In a loss against The Patrick School and Kentucky commit , Carter soundly outplayed the 5-star big man, finishing with 28 points, 18 rebounds and four steals. Measurables: 6'2", 175 lbs School: Pebblebrook (Mableton, Georgia) The high-intensity senior is piling up huge scoring numbers, including a ridiculous 53 points and 11 three-pointers during his high school's senior night earlier this week.
Already a gifted scorer with a propensity for playing hard on both ends, has improved a streaky perimeter jumper, molding it into a weapon and making it nearly impossible for defenders to stop him at the high school level.
The Alabama commit will now look to add some hardware before the end of the season, as Pebblebrook has lost in the state title game in each of the past two seasons. If Sexton averages more than 30 points per game (which he's already doing at over 32 points per game) and captures the state title, he'll be in the conversation as one of the nation's best guards. Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 6'3", 190 lbs School: IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) Spending his senior season at IMG Academy, is still putting up good numbers and winning a lot of games while playing one of the toughest schedules in the country.
The acrobatic finishing ability is still there from Duval, but he's now playing under more control and making smarter decisions with many talented teammates around him. IMG Academy holds a 20-1 record on the season, and Duval has performed against many of the nation's best teams, so his schedule plays a factor in his ranking here. Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 6'11", 220 lbs School: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, California) The nation's top junior is making his presence felt in a big way at Sierra Canyon, as it pulled off a huge win over La Lumiere at the Hoophall Classic.
finished with 21 points and nine rebounds in that one, and he's helped his team to an outstanding 17-1 start. Also the MVP of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, Bagley has been consistently productive against the best teams in the country, and he's already commanding double-teams from nearly all opponents. Williamson is having an impressive junior season, but Bagley is still the top player and prospect in the 2018 class. Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 7'0", 245 lbs School: Hillcrest Hoops (Phoenix) Still the nation's top big man, is a double-double machine who runs the floor well and has many skills of a new-age center.
Not many 7-footers can knock down jumpers like Ayton can, and his ability to hit free throws is another bonus to his developing game.
Ayton also has the advantage of playing well in head-to-head matchups with elite big men, as he's registered two double-doubles against 5-star big man this season. Also playing a national schedule, Ayton will continue to get showcase games the rest of the season to state his case for the top spot. Gregory Payan/Associated Press Measurables: 6'10", 210 lbs High school and hometown: Nathan Hale High School; Seattle, Washington Why his season stands out: The best player in the country this season as been as he's moved to a new state and continued to dominate the high school level.
From a win-loss perspective, Nathan Hale went 3-18 last season and is now 15-0 with wins over storied programs like Oak Hill Academy and Sierra Canyon Porter is a huge reason why. The jumbo wing put up 36 points, five rebounds and four assists in the win over Oak Hill while also scoring 27 points and grabbing 15 rebounds against Marvin Bagley and Sierra Canyon. Washington has a potential superstar hitting campus next season as Porter tries to help them to a turnaround as well.
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Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports With state basketball comes big performances. The bigger the prize, the greater the player comes out. Somebody not on this list could emerge and end up being named the Girls Basketball Player of the Year at azcentral Sports Awards in June.
RELATED: Breaking down girls basketball state tournaments Let's take a look at 21 players in the conversation (in alphabetical order): Sarah Barcello, Chandler Seton Catholic, 5-11, Sr. Even not at 100 percent from the foot injury, she has averaged 15 points and six rebounds on a team with multiple options. Haley Cavinder, Gilbert, 5-7, Jr. She leads one of state's top 6A team with 23.5 points, nine rebounds and 6.8 assists a game.
Hanna Cavinder, Gilbert, 5-7, Jr. Haley's twin, she almost has identical numbers: 21.7 points a game, six rebounds, 6.4 assists.
Taylor Chavez, Surprise Valley Vista, 5-10, Sr. She has top 6A team rolling into state, averaging 24 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals. Prima Chellis, Gilbert Leading Edge, 5-11, Sr. Leads top 2A team with 16 points, seven rebounds, six steals a game. RELATED: AIA boys, girls state tournament scores, schedules Rayah Craig, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, 5-10, Sr. Leads 22-win 6A team with 18 points and six rebounds a game.
Ilyssa Diamond Galindo, Tucson Pueblo, 5-5, Sr. Great all-around player on one of the top 4A teams, she averages 12 points, seven assists and five steals. Janae Gonzales, Phoenix Sierra Linda, 5-8, Sr. Surpassed 2,000 points in her career, she averages 21.5 points, five rebounds, four steals, four assists for 20-win 5A team. Shaylee Gonzales, Gilbert Mesquite, 5-10, Sr. Averaging 21.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 5.1 steals on state's best team.
Anna Gorman, Chandler Valley Christian, 5-7, Sr. School's all-time leading scorer, she makes her teammates better. SPORTS AWARDS: June 10 at ASU Gammage. Get your tickets now Kylie Hearn, Scottsdale Christian, 5-7, Jr.
Averaging 16 points, eight assists, five rebounds, five steals for 2A team. Taylor Leonard, Peoria Centennial, Sr. Who knows where this 23-win team would be without Leonard and her 17 points, six rebounds a game.
Bryce Nixon, Phoenix Arcadia, 5-10, Sr. Leads a 24-win 5A team in scoring (18.3 points a game) and assists (5.4) and steals (4.3). Montana Oltrogge, Phoenix Xavier Prep, 6-1, Sr. Main cog on one of the top 6A teams, she has missed the last part of the season with an injury. She averages 18 points and six rebounds. Sara Pfeiffer, Seton Catholic, 5-7, Jr. With Barcello not 100 percent from the foot injury, Pfeiffer, a great outside shooter, has led top 4A team with 19.2 points a game. WIN $2,500: La-Z-Boy is giving money to one Arizona high school athletic department Dominique Phillips, Goodyear Millennium, 6-0, Jr.
Averaging 16 points and six rebounds for a team that has chance to win 6A title. Senya Rabouin, Phoenix Shadow Mountain, 5-5, So. Averaging 24 points on 20-7 4A team.
Lindsey VanAllen, Gilbert Mesquite, 5-9, Sr. Leads the state's best team in scoring averaging 22 points. Maddie Vick, Scottsdale Chaparral, 5-9, Sr. Averaging 15 points for a team with four players averaging in double figures scoring. Also dishing out 6.7 assists a game for the No. 1 seed in 5A. Monique Ware, Flagstaff, 5-6, Sr. Leader of 27-2 4A team with 15 points a game.
Haylee Weathersby, Glendale Apollo, 6-1, Fr. Among a great wave of high school freshmen in the state, she has put her team on her back to a 20-2 record, averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds. MORE: Ranking Arizona high schools by girls basketball titles RELATED: Arizona's best high school girls basketball coaches To suggest human-interest story ideas and other news, reach Obert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-316-8827.
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