Sending Off Our Seniors – 10 Players That Should Make College Impacts In what has been said was the deepest DMV class in years, the 2019 class have all finished their high school careers and head to college. We say…
Sending Off Our Seniors – 10 Players That Should Make College Impacts
In what has been said was the deepest DMV class in years, the 2019 class have all finished their high school careers and head to college. We say congratulations and wish them all continued success on the next level. We are highlighting some seniors and Prep Girls Hoops would like to say thank you for keeping us entertained for the last four years.
Jakia Brown-Turner – Bishop McNamara – Team Takeover – N.C. StateJakia Brown-Turner
Jakia has had success on the court since entering high school scoring 27 points in her first ever high school game. She has led her high school team to a #1 national ranking, was selected as a 1st Team WCAC and All-Met and was selected to the McDonald’s All American Game.
Samantha Brunelle – William Monroe – Fairfax Stars – Notre DameSamantha Brunelle
Sam has had a stellar high school career scoring over 3000 points and posting multiple 50 point games. She was selected Virginia’s Gatorade Player of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American. She showed off a little of what she can do winning both the Powerade Jamfest Three Point Challenge and the Skills Challenge, oh and she has a couple of USA Basketball Gold Medals as well. The Fighting Irish fell short in the national championship game but with Brunelle on the roster next season they should be right back in the mix.
Ashley Owusu – Paul VI – Boo Williams – MarylandAshley Owusu
Ashley has been a favorite of Next Sports Phenom and recently Prep Girls Hoops since before entering high school. She came into the league and set her mark winning two WCAC Championships. A selection to the McDonald’s All American Game is well deserving with her career. She finished the season nursing and injury but should be just fine once she steps onto campus in College Park for the Terrapins.
Chloe Chapman – Good Counsel – Maryland Lady Terps – GeorgiaChloe Chapman
Chloe missed her entire senior season with a hip injury, but her career resume is deep as she received scholarships to not one but two sports. She will play both basketball and soccer for the University of Georgia. Chloe is one of the fastest players in the country and her dribbling is excellent with both her feet and hands. The rest this season will do her well as she starts a grueling two sport career in the SEC.
Malu Tshitenge-Mutumbo – St. John’s College – Fairfax Stars – North CarolinaMalu Tshitenge-Mutumbo
Malu has been a game changer in the DMV as not many in the region can match her size and skill. Shot blocker, alterer…Malu gracefully does the dirty work. She has earned back to back WCAC Championships for her efforts and tagged on a 1st Team All-Met as well. She has basketball Hall of Fame blood flowing through her veins as the niece of NBA great Dikembe Mutumbo despite that she is one of the most humble kids you will ever meet. Malu has the work ethic and skill to compete immediately in the ACC.
Carol Miller – Thomas Edison – BWSL – VirginaCarole Miller
Carol has been the most improved player we have seen since beginning her high school career. Although, she has always had the physical tools to be really great, her skill level has increased. The end result is a wing that can do damage both off the dribble and from beyond the arc. Her size and ability will be an asset on the defensive end at UVA as she is capable of guarding all five positions effectively.
Akunna Konkwo Bishop Ireton – BWSL – Boston CollegeAkuna Konkwo
Akuna has been one of the most dominant interior players in the DMV for her entire career. She has averaged a double-double in each of her high school seasons and has had multiple 20/20 plus games in the process. Her presence gave Bishop Ireton relevancy in the WCAC and she is expected the give Boston College some prominence in the ACC.
Aliyah Matharu – Bishop McNamara – New World – Mississippi StateAliyah Matharu
Aliyah has consistently been one of the best scoring guards in the region and also one of the most underrated. She had a 500 point season her senior season for one of the nations top high school teams and is headed to one of the nations top college programs. Aliyah has the speed to get by defenders in route to the basket and the range to knock down shots well beyond the three point line.
Makayla Daniels – Frederick – Maryland Belles – ArkansasMakayla Daniels
Makayla is headed west to Arkansas an unusual move for DMV players but not unheard of. Players making the move west normally do well and this should not be an exception. She finished her high school career on a high note capping it off with back to back state championships. She will take with her a great work ethic and winning attitude and we will follow her career as she continues her success.
Anissa Rivera – National Christian Academy – UNC CentralAnissa Rivera
Anissa is probably the most athletic player in the DMV. She was one of the first players in the 2019 class to commit and was headed to West Virginia before a change of heart to her south. She has developed a nice three point shot over the years and elevates on each shot making her hard to defend. We expect her to excel at the next level.