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STATE CHAMPS! footprint well-represented in updated ESPNW top 100 girls basketball rankings

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, September 9, 2020, 10:58 am

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. 

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2021 RANKINGS

Indiana

33 — Meg Newman, F, North Central (Arizona State)

68 — Ariana Wiggins, PG, Heritage Christian (Michigan)

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)

Ohio

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)

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2022 RANKINGS

Indiana

3 — Ayanna Patterson, W, Homestead 

40 — Jessica Carrothers, PG, Crown Point

41 — Mila Reynolds, G, South Bend Washington (Maryland)

59 — Kate Clarke, G, Carmel

Michigan 

16 — Ruby Whitehorn, G, Detroit Edison

21 — Mya Petticord, PG, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

56 — Rakiya Beal, G, Detroit Edison

Ohio

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