2019-20 2020 Arizona Republic High School Female Basketball Player of the Year Nominees

The national high school girl basketball playoffs are in full swing. There are several players who have made impressionable cases for player of the year awards.

Arizona Republic will have eight finalists for player of the year at the end of the season, and here are 16 to review for their All-Arizona team. The Republic will honor high school players, coaches and teams at its annual Sports Awards event in May. Click here for more details and ticket information.

Kennedy Basham, So., Phoenix Pinnacle

The 6-6 sophomore center has become the most intimidating and versatile player in the state in the paint this season, averaging 17.7 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game , first of all in the state in blocks (4.5 per game) and 10th in double-doubles plus two triple-doubles.

Alyssa Brown, Jr., Tucson Sahuaro

Leads the state in each of these categories: 31.7 points per game; reached the 2,000 career point mark; has 326 and 171 in field goals and free throws this season, respectively; catches four interceptions per game. Additionally, she leads the No. 3 Cougars into the 4A playoffs with her best record of 25-1.

Madison Conner, Jr Gilbert Perry

Top rookie who was the eighth top scorer in the state at 20.2 per game, 10th in field goals and posted 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Conner scored his 1,000th point when Perry routed a heavily favored Tucson Sabino team to their first loss of the season in December, and led Perry to the 6A Premier title, arguably one of the most competitive regions in the game. State.

Jess Finney, Jr., Scottsdale Chaparral

Picked up the scoring charge in the absence of Chaparral’s MVP and 2019 Arizona Republic Women’s Basketball Player of the Year finalist Anna Ostlie, senior, who was sidelined by injury in December. Finney is the state’s fifth-highest scorer with 21.6 points per game, 3 points (86) and field goals (218), and a team-high 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 3.9 interceptions and 1.5 blocks per game.

Sophie Gerber, Sr., Scottsdale Desert Mountain

The Colorado left-handed guard who was a McDonald’s High School Girls All-American Game nominee is dropping 15.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Jennah Isai, So., Surprise Valley Vista

Dominates his competition with deft ball handling skills to penetrate defenses to rack up assists and create his own shots from the dribble. Isai is averaging 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds. 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals to lead the top seed Valley Vista (24-3) into the 6A playoffs.

Jaedyn O’Reilly, Sr., Scottsdale Desert Mountain

One half of Desert Mountain’s best tandem with Gerber, O’Reilly is the third McDonald’s All-American Game nominee on this list. She scored her 1,000th point this season and has tireless stamina and leads her team in all individual categories with 15.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.6 and 2.7 steals per game.

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Senya Rabouin, Sr., Phoenix Shadow Mountain

Dangerous perimeter shooter and menacing defender who was a 2019 Arizona Republic Finalist for Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. Rabouin is sixth in the state in scoring (21.0 ppg) and fifth in steals (5.9 per game), leading defending champion 4A Shadow Mountain to another impressive season record at 24-3 .

Haylee Weathersby, Jr., Glendale Apollo

Ranked third in the state in rebounds (15.0 per game), led it in double-doubles (22), hit the 1,000 point and 1,000 rebound plateaus this season and averaged a record team scoring 17.7 points, 3.1 assists, 3.3 steals, 2.0 blocks per game.

Alexandra Zelaya, Sr., Goodyear Millennium

Committed forward in North Carolina and 2019 Arizona Republic Finalist for Women’s Basketball Player of the Year who is second in conference 5A in points (19.0 ppg), field goals (217) and tied for fifth in doubles- double (11) and led the first seed Milllennium (23-4) in rebounds at 9.0, 1.8 blocks and 2.0 assists per game.

Marisa Davis, Jr., Surprise Valley Vista

Valley Vista’s Top Offensive Threat Ranks fourth in the state with 22.0 points per game, which leads Valley Vista in rebounds at 8.3 and 1.6 blocks, and contributes 2.5 steals per game.

Ally Stedman, Jr., Phoenix Pinnacle

Consumed EQ in Pinnacle’s attack on offense and defense. Stedman is the fourth-highest scorer in the 6A conference with 18.2 points per game, his second-highest average in assists (4.6) and fifth in field goals (162), ninth in 3-pointers (46) and led his team in steals (2.6).

Gabby Lopez, Father, Bisbee

Led Bisbee on a remarkable 19-game winning streak, a 27-2 record and the No. 2 seed in the 2A playoffs. Guard/forward 5-11 leads the conference in field goals (201), free throws (113), fourth in blocks (2.4) and is his third best scoring average (18.7 points) per game.

Bridgette Mullings, Jr., Phoenix Greenway

One of Arizona’s top women’s basketball players who is the sixth-leading scorer in the 4A conference (18.8 points) and third in blocks (3.5) per game, fourth in the state for rebounds (15.0) and double-doubles (17), and led Greenway to its 18-4 record.

Keyla Cervantes, So., St. John Paul II Catholic

Prolific scorer who averaged the third-best state average of 22.5 points per game, ninth in field goals made, second in the 2A conference in field goals made (197) and led the John Paul II Catholic Church to a 21-3 record, one of its best in several years.

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