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GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Burney’s top 20 girls hoopsters in Indiana for 2018-19

By: Scott Burnstein, December 17, 2018, 7:40 pm

1 Rikki Harris (North Central Sr. G) — Signed with Ohio State, Harris is back from an injury and ready to set the Hoosier State on fire with her hoop magic … Can you say total game changer? Can you say Miss Basketball?

2 Jorie Allen (Bedford North Lawrence Sr. F/C) — Signed with Indiana, Allen is a force to be reckoned with whenever she touches the rock and will challenge Harris for Miss Basketball honors.

3 Shaila Beeler (Warren Central Sr. G) — Signed with Indiana, Beeler is a blazer out of the backcourt and just a winner in every way.

4 Cydni Dodd (Warren Central Sr. C) — Signed with Michigan State, Dodd is a workhorse in the paint.

5 Tai-Yanna Jackson (East Chicago Sr. C) — Signed with Ole Miss, Jackson probably has the highest upside at the next level of any player in the state.

6 Ra’Shaya Kyle (Marion Jr. C) — The top post prospect in the state’s junior class.

7 Sydney Parrish (Hamilton SE Jr. G) — The quintessential gunner and consummate playmaker.

8 Madison Layden (Northwestern Jr. G) — Committed to Purdue, Layden has no limit on her potential and the heart of a champion.

9 Kendall Bostic (Northwestern Jr. F/C) — Committed to Michigan St., Bostic can ball out with the best around and has the heart of a champion just like her teammate above.

10 Emma Nolan (Michigan City Marquette Sr. F) — Signed with St. John’s, this Nolan is a LADY SWAG MASTER out of the frontcourt…..any questions?

11 Sophia Nolan (Michigan City Marquette Sr. F) — Signed with St. John’s, this Nolan is a MISS MOXIE with MAD SKILLZ and exceptional footwork.

12 Ariana Wiggins (Heritage Christian Soph. G) — The No. 1 underclassmen in the state.

13 Maddie Nolan (Zionsville Sr. G) — Signed with Miami (OH), Nolan is a warrior with a chip on her shoulder trying to make it back into the lineup after a summer knee injury … I wouldn’t bet against her!!

14 Cameron Tabor (New Castle Sr. G) — Signed with Davidson. Natural scorer with a nasty streak in the open floor.

15 Lilly Hatton (North Harrison Sr. F/C) — Signed with Wofford, Hatton packs quite a punch patrolling the post.

16 Hannah Noveroske (Michigan City Sr. C) — Signed with Xavier, Noveroske is nails tough in the middle.

17 Chanteese Craig (Ft. Wayne Concordia Soph. C) — Pure power in the paint.

18 Sydney Freeman (Central Noble Sr. G) — Signed with Ball State, Freeman scorches nets with regularity.

19 Amani Freeman (Avon Sr. C) — Signed with Miami (OH), Freeman gets the job done down low with tenacity and an iron will.

20 Sydney Graber (Homestead Jr. F) — Committed to Central Michigan, Graber consistently out grinds the comp.

 

Bonus Bytes

Defensive Stopper: Kinnidy Garrard (Pike Sr. F)

Comeback Story of the Year: Savaya Brockington (North Central Sr. G)

Player You Need to Know About: Madison Jones (Western Boone Sr. G)

Three juniors to watch

Keegan Sullivan (South Bend St. Joseph G)

Kaitlyn Davidson (Lawrence North G/F)

Ella Collier (Danville G/F)

Three sophomores to watch

Meg Newman (North Central)

Jayla Smith (Lawrence North)

Bridget Dunn (Carmel)

 

List of Additional Notable IHSAA DI Signees:

Ajulu Thatha (Decatur Central) — Signed with SIU-Edwardsville; Shelby Case (Heritage Christian) — Signed with UI-Chicago; Mackenzie Wood (Carmel) — Signed with Penn; Amaya Hamilton (Hamilton Southeastern) — Signed with Duquesne; Tori Handley (Jeffersonville) — Signed with SIU-Edwardsville; Delaney Richardson (Zionsville) — Signed with Vermont; Emma Utterback (Center Grove) — Signed with Vermont; Alyssa Robben (East Central) — Signed with Indiana State; Hattie Westerfield (Batesville) — Signed with Indiana State; Veronika Roberts (Brownsburg) — Signed with Bradley; Sylare Starks (Homestead) — Signed with U-D Mercy; Jossie Hudson (Evansville Mater Dei) — Signed with Evansville; Olivia Dowden (McCutcheon) — Signed with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Taylor Boruff (Taylor) — Signed with High Point; Meleah Leatherman (Central Noble) — Signed with St. Francis.