The 2019-20 Arizona Republic women’s basketball team

Here are the Arizona Republic women’s All-Arizona basketball team and eight finalists for player of the year, along with the rest of the best for the 2019-20 season.

The Republic will announce the player of the year for each sport later this spring.

Kennedy Basham, Phoenix Pinnacle, C, So.

One of the top sophomores in the state, Basham’s towering 6-foot-6 frame and ability to take control of a game in the clutch made her the top center in the league. ‘State. She was ranked second and eighth among all Arizona players with 4.6 blocks per game and 14 double-doubles, respectively, and averaged a team-high 9.9 rebounds per game at Pinnacle. . Basham was also his second-leading scorer with 17.6 per game and helped the Pioneers to No. 2 and their second consecutive appearance in the 6A playoff semifinals.

Alyssa Brown, Tucson Sahuaro, F, Jr.

Leading scorer in Arizona high school women’s basketball averaging 31.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.9 steals per game. The 6-foot-1 Brown had an ongoing list of accomplishments in the 2019-20 season: Sahuaro’s all-time leading scorer and set a state single-season record with 932 points; led the state in field goals (347) and free throws made (204). She reached her 2,000th career point in the 4A State Playoffs, led the third-seeded Cougars to a 28-2 record and her first appearance in a state championship game since 2001.

Madison Conner, Gilbert Perry, F, Jr.

One of the best one-on-one players in the state. Conner finished third in the conference 6A in points (20.0 points per game) and hit the 1,000 point mark. She also finished second in both field goal (207) and 3-point (86) categories, led Perry to a 21–8 record and the state tournament semifinals.

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Marisa Davis, Surprise Valley Vista, F, Jr.

One of the most athletic and dominant players on the offensive and defensive side of the court and among the finalists for player of the year. Davis helped lead 6A champion Valley Vista to its third state title in four seasons, a 29-3 record and an 18-game winning streak to end the season. She finished as the fifth-leading scorer in the state with 22.0 points per game and led Valley Vista in rebounds (8.3) and blocks (1.6), and contributed 2.5 steals per game. .

Jessica Finney, Scottsdale Chaparral, G, Jr.

After senior guard and 2019 All-Arizona women’s basketball runner-up Anna Ostlie suffered a knee injury in December, teammate Jessica Finney emerged as Chaparral’s top player to fill that void. She led the state in 3 points scored (96), ranked third in goals scored (232), and fifth in points (21.8 ppg). She had her best overall performance of the season posting 39 points on 59% shooting, 12 of 13 from the free throw line, 15 rebounds and three steals to upset sixth-seeded Chandler in the first round of the tournament. conference.

Jaedyn O’Reilly, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, G, Sr.

She was one half of one of the best backyard tandems in the state with the main guard and commitment of Colorado Sophie Gerber, O’Reilly, who is committed to Oberlin College, was very effective as she averaged 15.0 points on 49% shooting on goal from the field, had team highs 6.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.7 assists per game. She helped lead Desert Mountain to a 17-11 record, scored more than 1,000 career points and was the ninth-ranked 5A player in assists as Wolves advanced to the state quarterfinals. .

Senya Rabouin, Shadow Mountain, G, Sr.

Rabouin has his second straight All-Arizona selection and was the eighth-leading scorer in the state with 20.4 points per game. She is an elite defender ranked seventh in steals (5.7) and possessed a deep shooting range, was sixth in field goals (210) and produced 39.2% from beyond the bow. Rabouin led Shadow Mountain to a 25-4 record, a No. 2 seed as the team reached the 4A State Tournament semifinals.

Alexandra Zelaya, Goodyear Millennium, F, Sr.

This is North Carolina’s second All-Arizona team selection. The versatile 6-foot-4 Zelaya led 5A tournament seed Millennium to his second straight state title and a 26-4 record. She was the team leader in points (19.4 ppg), rebounds (8.9) and blocks (1.7) and scored over 1,000 points in her career for the Tigers.

The best of the rest

Jasmine Singleton, Millennial; LeeLee Willis, Catholic Chandler Seton; Victoria Mason, Chandler; Sophie Gerber, Desert Mountain; Jennah Isai, Surprise Valley Vista; Haylee Weathersby, Glendale Apollo; Shay Figueroa, Pinnacle; Brionna Smith, Gilbert Leading Edge; Elle Walker, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor; Madison Chappell, Holbrook; Landyn Lovelady, Gilbert Christian; Mykah Anderson, Chandler; Sky Cosen, San Carlos; Bridgette Mullings, Phoenix Greenway; Morgan Smith, Gilbert Leading Edge; Lexi McNabb, Catholic from Seton; Ally Stedman, Phoenix Pinnacle; Gabby Lopez, Bisbee; Jacy Finley, Camp Green; Dyamond Butler-Worley, Shadow Mountain; Keyla Cervantes, Catholic Saint John Paul II; Kiya Dorroh, Tucson Sabino; Trayanna Crisp, Millennial; Victoria Davis, Chandler Hamilton; Kamyrn Doty, Tucson Sabino; Tatyanna Clayburne, Perry; Phoenix Valley Lutheran Faith Measel; Amyah Reaves, Hamilton; Tanna Decker, Camp Green; Amiya Josey; Chandler Basha; Graciela Royal, Hamilton; Mackenzie Chills, Mesa; Jada Pourier, a Christian from Chandler Valley; Angelina Alcantar, Tucson Sunnyside; Elizabeth Cruz, Queen Creek Casteel; Kishyah Anderson, Mountain Pointe; Jaden Leslie, Mesa Dobson; Myla Lee, Glendale Cactus; Emma Morris, Tucson Tanque Verde; Zhane Jordan, Shadow Mountain; Alyssa Franke, Sahuaro; Dustee Morrell, Glendale Copper Canyon; Torrance Begay, page; Loraya Rocha, Rincon/University; Daeja Johnson, Casteel; Naomi Hernandez, Valley Lutheran; Brooke Rodgers, Scottsdale Cactus Shadows; Julie Diveney, Peoria Sunrise Mountain; Leslie Aguirre, Phoenix Sunnyslope; Sedona Anderson, Scottsdale Horizon; Alayna Benavides-Johnson, Gilbert; Jayla Mcintosh, Ganado; Nizhoni James, Valley Sanders, Talia Dial, El Mirage Dysart; Cassidy Wakefield, Thatcher; Jordan McDonald and Scottsdale Christian

How they were selected

The eight nominees for Arizona High School Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year were selected by azcentral athletic high school staff during coverage of the 2019-20 season using first-person submissions. hand, interviews with coaches and players, statistical analysis, rankings and player performance in the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Tournament.

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