Posted On: 11/26/19 3:58 PM
For the first time since the site launched in September, Prep Girls Hoops Colorado updated its player rankings for the 2021 graduating class and the update was released on Monday.
The primary focus of this initial update was to expand the rankings. Let’s take a look at some of the top players who were added to the 2021 rankings this time around.
A Few Highlights
Elaina Martinez, 5-7, G, Mullen
The Mullen Mustangs blitzed their way through last year’s Class 4A state tournament to win the state championship and enter the season as the top team in the CHSAANow.com preseason rankings. Martinez is among the many premier talents returning to the Mustangs lineup this winter, as she averaged 5.6 points and 2.1 assists per game last season, and jumps into the PGH Colorado rankings at No. 20.
Shelby Foster, 5-10, F, Grandview
A member of Grandview’s talented junior class, Foster (No. 44) is another hidden player on one of the deepest rosters in Colorado. Along with teammates Dasiya Jones (No. 35) and Breelyn Robinson (No. 51), she’ll help bolster the Wolves’ rotation as they challenge for a state championship yet again in 2018-19.
Mia Collins, 5-5, G, Cherokee Trail
A menace of an on-ball defender, Collins will be a key piece of what looks early on like a good Cherokee Trail team. After averaging 1.9 points a game as a sophomore, Collins’ abilities to score and shoot were on display in the preseason and she’ll likely put up more points as a junior this winter. She’s now the 31st-ranked 2021 in the PGH Colorado rankings.
Brooklyn Seymour, 5-11, F, Ralston Valley
Seymour had an impressive preseason and is one of the fastest stock-risers in Colorado heading into the ’19-20 campaign. She averaged 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as a sophomore, and she brings immense potential to an already top-tier team in Ralston Valley. Seymour is ranked No. 24.
Brianna Linnear, 5-8, G, Rangeview
Among the many talented players in the Aurora area, Linnear jumps into the 2021 rankings at No. 38. Coming off an exceptional sophomore season in which she averaged 9.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals, the junior guard and multi-sport athlete returns to lead an exciting young core for the Raiders.
Zana’e Hodges, 5-10, G, Aurora Central
Another exciting player out of Aurora, Hodges led the Trojans in just about everything last season. She averaged 12.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.8 steals and a block a game. With her returning as the No. 25-ranked junior, the Trojans have to like their chances of improving on last winter’s 6-17 record.
Brooke Bohlender, 5-11, F, Poudre
Tall and strong, Bohlender led the Impalas with 12.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. She also was dominant at the defensive end, averaging 2.9 blocks and 1.7 steals per game. She did all that as a sophomore so expectations are understandably high for the 34th-ranked junior.
Kylie Sanger, 5-8, G, Windsor
Since she is the only player among Windsor’s top four scorers who did not graduate after last school year, the Wizards will be counting on Sanger to help keep their current streak of 20-win seasons alive. Ranked No. 59, she averaged 7.4 points per game last season and the hard work she put in between then and now has shown in her improved ability to shoot from long range during the preseason.
Hannah Burg, 5-8, G, Falcon
A gifted athlete who played quarterback for her school’s freshman team, Burg is raw but has immense potential. She is quick, fast and aggressive, and will be a big piece of a promising Falcon team this winter. Burg is ranked No. 50.
Thalia Guardiola, 5-6, G, Skyview
The Wolverines went 20-4 and won their first league title in 17 last season in large part because of Guardiola’s impact as a sophomore guard. She excels at setting up her teammates and has great court vision, and can score the basketball after putting up a double-figure average in ’18-19. Guardiola is ranked No. 45.
More players who were added
Madison Manson, 5-11, F, Arvada West
Grace Hatfield, 5-6, G, Dove Creek
Bryn Durrill, 5-8, G, Cornerstone Christian
Anela Dixon, 5-9, F, Mile High Academy
Trinity Grambush, 5-5, G, Smoky Hill
Kilee Wood, 5-8, G, Falcon
Abby Snyder, 5-8, Rocky Ford
Kelsey Basart, 5-3, G, Mountain View
Shelby Hoffman, 5-8, Briggsdale
Amiya Robinson, 5-9, F, Mountain Vista
Bahati Nabindu, 5-6, G, Skyview
Falisha Chavez, 5-7, DSST: Montview
Leah Redding, 5-5, Grand Junction Central
Kendyl Kirkwood, 5-11, F, Fleming
Stephanie Schultz, 5-5, G, Lutheran
Abbie Gillach, 5-4, G, Boulder
Ayanna Schroeder, 5-11, C, Mountain View
Julia Mishcke, 5-6, G, Centaurus
Frances Hilliard, 5-7, G, Shining Mountain
Chelin Isaacson, 5-9, G, Monarch
Liliani Krause, 5-9, F, Widefield
Samantha Jones, 6-0, F, Regis Jesuit
Anna Hefner, 5-11, F, Erie
Madison Shepard, 5-5, G, Chatfield