SLAM’s 2022 Excessive College All People don’t bought subsequent, they bought proper now. On the lady’s aspect, this proficient group of feminine ballers are already profitable championship titles, snagging FIBA gold metals and making their affect identified on, and off the court docket, from the sales space to the classroom.
Meet this elite group of highschool standouts who’re persevering with the elevate the ladies’s sport.
Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL)
A singular expertise. Simply because Janiah Barker’s one of many greatest individuals on the court docket, don’t count on her to remain within the publish. The dynamic two-time FIBA gold medalist can do all of it between the strains. Her elite sport was on full show when she led Montverde Academy to the GEICO Nationals championship this previous April. Barker is heading right down to Texas A&M to hitch Joni Taylor’s first 12 months within the Lone Star State.
Grandview Excessive College (Aurora, CO)
Towering over the competitors, Lauren Betts, the near-consensus No. 1 total prospect of her class, has a listing of accomplishments that far outgrew her body. Two-time FIBA gold medalist, state champion, two-time Gatorade Colorado Participant of the Yr—the listing goes on. She’ll be a part of a loaded Stanford roster within the fall, teaming up with fellow Colorado hoopers Francesca Belibi and Ashten Prechtel.
Lengthy Island Lutheran Excessive College (Brookville, NY)
By no means doubt New York basketball. Bronx-born Paris Clark has been balling for the Woman Crusaders at Lengthy Island Lutheran, incomes herself nationwide recognition. McDonald’s All American, an invitation to the Jordan Model Basic, New York’s Gatorade Participant of the Yr—you identify it, Clark’s finished it. However don’t let her reserved persona idiot you, she’s one hell of a participant. Clark’s taking that New York swag to Arizona, joined by fellow SLAM All-American Maya Nnaji.
Sprayberry Excessive College (Marietta, GA)
Poetry in each arenas. Not solely is Flau’jae Johnson a rapper who’s gathered over 3.7 million views on YouTube and signed a distribution cope with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, she’s additionally a poetic hooper. Incomes MVP on the Jordan Model Basic, she proved to those that know her for her music that she’s greater than only a rapper. Johnson is now headed to LSU to hitch Kim Mulkey’s ascending squad.
Hopkins Excessive College (Minnetonka, MN)
A dual-threat on and off the court docket, Maya Nnaji is an aspiring physician presently enrolled in Arizona’s Accelerated Pathway to Medical Schooling and a trustee within the Nnaji Household Basis, which builds basketball courts and academic hubs throughout Nigeria. Nevertheless, don’t let Nnaji’s off-the-court kindness idiot you—she’ll cross you over eight other ways and depart you within the wind. A 3-time state champion in highschool, Nnaji might be headed to Arizona to proceed including to her otherworldly résumé.
Sidwell Mates College (Washington, DC)
A natural-born phenom. Kiki Rice has introduced profitable wherever she goes. She’s a two-time state champion in soccer, a two-time FIBA gold medalist and has racked up numerous particular person awards in basketball, together with each the Gatorade and Naismith Nationwide Participant of the Yr awards. Seeking to compete for a nationwide championship all 4 years of school, she selected to attend UCLA this fall. Can the California-born bucket just do that? It wouldn’t be clever to wager towards her.