Best Girls Basketball Players By State
Here is the ESPN RISE honor roll of the top girls' basketball players in each state heading into the 2009-10 season. Many are ESPNU Hoopgurlz 100 recruits -- including No. 1 Chiney Ogwumike of Texas, No. 2 Natasha Howard of Ohio and No. 5 Kaneisha Horn of Alabama -- and most of the selections were based primarily on how high players from each state were ranked in the ESPNU Hoopgurlz 100.
Several top juniors also have been tabbed as the top preseason players in their states, led by Elizabeth Williams of Virginia, the No. 1 player in the ESPNU Hoopgurlz Super 60.
We didn't list any ties, but that's virtually the case in California between senior Chelsea Gray, the No. 4 player in the ESPNU Hoopgurlz 100, and junior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, the No. 2 player in the ESPNU Hoopgurlz Super 60.
Kaneisha Horn (Ramsay, Birmingham) 6-1 Sr.
Katie Anderson (Dimond, Anchorage) 6-2 Jr.
Aley Rohde (Pinnacle, Phoenix) 6-5 Jr.
Taylor Murphy (Har-Ber, Springdale) 5-7 Sr.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-0 Jr.
Eliza Normen (Monarch, Louisville) 6-1 Jr.
Keylantra Langley (Lauralton Hall, Milford) 5-11 Sr.
Betnijah Laney (Smyrna) 6-0 Jr.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Ronika Ransford (Woodson) 5-6 Sr.
Amber Henson (Sickles, Tampa) 6-3 Jr.
Brianna Banks (Northgate, Newnan) 5-9 Jr.
Kamie Imai (Waiakea, Hilo) 5-8 Sr.
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Jenna Cacchillo (Capital, Boise) 5-7 Sr.
Ariel Massengale (Bolingbrook) 5-6 Jr.
Courtney Moses (Oak Hill, Converse) 5-7 Sr.
Kiah Stokes (Linn-Mar, Marion) 6-3 Jr.
Jhasmin Bowen (Heights, Wichita) 5-11 Jr.
Antonita Slaughter (Christian Academy, Louisville) 6-1 Sr.
Tori Scott (John Ehret, Marrero) 5-10 Jr.
Carly Grenfell (York) 5-7 Sr.
MARYLANDSheronne Vails (Arundel, Gambrills) 6-4 Sr.
Katie Zenevitch (Central Catholic, Lawrence) 6-3 Sr.
Crystal Bradford (Inkster) 6-0 Jr.
Suriya McGuire (Roosevelt, Minneapolis) 5-9 Sr.
Valencia McFarland (Raymond) 5-6 Sr.
Anne Marie Hartung (Bowling Green) 6-3 Sr.
Jordan Sullivan (Sidney) 6-2 Sr.
Emily Cady (Seward) 6-2 Jr.
Aaryn Ellenberg (Bishop Gorman, Las Vegas) 5-7 Sr.
Tiffany Ruffin (Winnacunnet, Hampton) 5-8 Sr.
Briyona Canty (Trenton Catholic, Trenton) 5-9 Jr.
Amber Battle (Cibola, Albuquerque) 5-9 Jr.
Kristen Doherty (Sachem East, Farmingville) 5-10 Sr.
Cierra Burdick (Butler, Matthews) 6-2 Jr.
Meghan Roehrich (Fargo South, Fargo) 5-10 Jr.
Natasha Howard (Waite, Toledo) 6-3 Sr.
Richa Jackson (Midwest City) 6-1 Sr.
Shoni Schimmel (Franklin, Portland), 5-9 Sr.
Alyssa Thomas (Central Dauphin, Harrisburg) 6-0 Sr.
Meg Morrissey (South Kingstown, Wakefield) 5-6 Sr.
Camille Glymph (J.L. Mann, Greenville) 5-9 Sr.
Carsey Barden (Sturgis) 5-11 Sr.
Lakeisha Crouch (Hillsboro, Nashville) 6-0 Sr.
Chiney Ogwumike (Cy-Fair, Cypress) 6-3 Sr.
Jasmine Porter (Layton) 6-2 Sr.
Abbey Lalime (Lake Region, Orleans), 5-8 Sr.
Elizabeth Williams (Princess Anne, Virginia Beach) 6-3 Jr.
Erika Johnson (Holy Names Academy, Seattle) 6-1 Jr.
Whitney Bays (Huntington) 6-2 Sr.
Alexandra Cohen (Nicolet, Glendale) 6-5 Jr.
Kayla Fakelman (Kelly Walsh, Casper) 6-0 Sr.
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