STATE CHAMPS! footprint well-represented in updated ESPNW top 100 girls basketball rankings
After their junior seasons were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic — or injury for some — there’s bound to be a great deal of anticipation for the 2020-21 girls basketball season.
There already was a great deal of buildup for this winter, anyway, since the class of 2021 in the STATE CHAMPS! footprint is LOADED.
When ESPN updated its ESPNW top 100 list this week, there were seven Michigan players in the rankings, six of them in the top 50 in the nation. Only Georgia (9), Texas (9) and California (8) had more on the list.
Ohio was close behind with six top-100 players — paced by Huber Heights’ Aubryanna Hall at No. 14 — while Indiana placed a pair of players on the list.
You can see the 2021 players from the three states listed below, and view the entire ESPNW rankings by CLICKING HERE. (College commitments are in parentheses.)
For what it’s worth, nothing drops off in the junior class, as Michigan (3), Indiana (4) and Ohio (6) contribute a combined 13 players on the ESPNW Super 60 in the 2022 class.
33 — Meg Newman, F, North Central (Arizona State)
68 — Ariana Wiggins, PG, Heritage Christian (Michigan)
18 — Morasha Wiggins, Kalamazoo Central (North Carolina)
23 — Damiya Hagemann, Detroit Edison (Michigan State)
39 — AJ Ediger, Hamilton (Iowa)
44 — Bree Salenbien, Lenawee Christian (Gonzaga)
46 — Kaybriana Hallman, East Kentwood (Xavier)
50 — Jillian Brown, East Grand Rapids (Northwestern)
95 — Ally VanTimmeren, Jenison (Boston College)
14 — Aubryanna Hall, G/F, Huber Heights Wayne (South Carolina)
22 — Shyanne Sellers, G, Aurora (Maryland)
28 — Laila Phelia, G/F, Mount Notre Dame (Michigan)
35 — Hailey Weaver, F, Solon (Northwestern)
59 — Emma Shumate, F, Newark (West Virginia)
93 — Skye Williams, G, Pickering Central (Purdue)
3 — Ayanna Patterson, W, Homestead
40 — Jessica Carrothers, PG, Crown Point
41 — Mila Reynolds, G, South Bend Washington (Maryland)
59 — Kate Clarke, G, Carmel
16 — Ruby Whitehorn, G, Detroit Edison
21 — Mya Petticord, PG, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep
56 — Rakiya Beal, G, Detroit Edison
9 — KK Bransford, G, Mount Notre Dame
14 — Grace VanSlooten, F, Notre Dame
26 — Chance Gray, PG, Lakota West
31 — Alexia Mobley, W, Whitehall-Yearling (Louisville)
37 — Cotie McMahon, W, Centerville
48 — Kyla Oldacre, P, Princeton