Outstanding girls’ basketball players to watch

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Alexis Pratt (Stillwater)

The girls’ basketball season is upon us. Here are some of players to watch this winter (listed in alphabetical order).

Regan Alexander (St. Louis Park), 6’1” senior forward: Outstanding volleyball player who led the team with 16.6 points last season.

Kaylynn Asberry (St. Paul Como Park), 5’5” junior point guard: The floor leader, who averaged 15.3 points per game last season, has been a dominant force since seventh grade.

Amaya Battle (Hopkins), 5’11” junior guard: Averaged eight points per game on a loaded team last season and is mentioned as one of the state’s top prospects.

Kendall Coley (St. Louis Park), 6’2” senior forward: The University of Nebraska commit averaged 15.5 points per game last season.

Angel Hill (Minneapolis South), 5’8” freshman point guard: The University of Illinois commit averaged 13.7 points per game as an eighth grader.

Jade Hill (Minneapolis South), 5’8” guard: After averaging 27.9 points per game in her 2019-2020 season, the conference MVP signed with the University of St. Thomas.

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Maya Nnaji (Hopkins)

Kiani Lockett (Minnetonka), 5’9” junior point guard: The fiery floor leader averaged 15 points per game in leading DeLaSalle to the Class 3A state tournament.

Adalia McKenzie (Park Center), 5’10” senior guard: Was one of the most exciting players in the state last season averaging 30.8 points.

Maya Nnaji (Hopkins): 6’4” junior forward: One of the nation’s top players in the Class of 2022 led the Royals with a 19.6 scoring average along with eight rebounds last season.

Ronnie Porter (St. Paul Como Park), 5’2” junior guard: Led the Cougars in scoring at 19.9 points per contest.

Alexis Pratt (Stillwater), 5’3” senior guard: The University of Nebraska-Omaha signee led her team to the state tournament last season averaging a team-leading 18 points per game.

Tamia Ugass (Roseville), 6’3” senior center: The LSU signee, who has been playing at the varsity level since seventh grade, averaged 14.6 points in 2020.

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Savannah White (DeLaSalle), 6’0” junior guard: Averaged nine points per game but came up big in the state tournament last season.

Taylor Woodson (Hopkins), 6’0” guard: Asserted herself as a freshman last season, scoring 14.8 points per game.

About Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald

Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald is a contributing columnist to the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder. He can be reached at mcdeezy05@gmail.com.

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