Posted On: 11/27/19 3:48 PM
For the first time since the site launched in September, Prep Girls Hoops Colorado updated its player rankings for the 2022 graduating class and the update was released on Wednesday.
The primary focus of this initial update was to expand the rankings. Let’s take a look at the players who were added this time around.
A Few Highlights
Marya Hudgins, 6-0, W, Grandview
After winning a Class A Private state championship with Holy Innocents’ in Georgia last season, Hudgins jumps into the Colorado 2022 rankings at No. 17. The sophomore transfer has already looked capable of being an immediate contributor to one of Colorado’s best teams and it will be fun to see how she fits in this winter.
Lily Najmulski, 5-4, G, Denver East
One of several solid returning players for the Angels, Najmulski put up 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals for the Denver Prep League champions last season. With the Angels graduating Dezmonea Antwine from last year’s team, look for Najmulski to be one of several players who help pick up the slack in ’19-20. She is currently ranked No. 44.
Jessica Bollwahn, 5-10, W, Columbine
Bollwahn is coming off an excellent summer with Premier Basketball Club’s EYBL 16U squad and appears to be primed for a breakout season as a sophomore with Columbine. She can guard multiple positions and has increased her versatility on offense after averaging 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game as a freshman last winter. Bollwahn enters the rankings at No. 35.
Saya Sabus, 5-9, G, Ralston Valley
Already a double-figure scorer, Sabus averaged 10.4 points per game as a freshman in ’18-19. The 10th-grader has looked really good throughout summer and fall, and stood out with her play at the 4th Annual CO HS Preseason Tournament two weeks ago. She’ll enter her sophomore season ranked No. 20 in her graduating class.
Ellie Hartman, 5-6, G, St. Mary’s
Entering the 2022 rankings at No. 39, Hartman scored 16 points while shooting 6 for 7 from the field in the title game to help St. Mary’s win its second straight 3A state championship last winter. She has played well in the preseason and is a strong stock-riser who refuses to be overshadowed by the Pirates’ elite senior stars.
Audra Vine, 5-4, G, Horizon
An exciting up-and-coming player in one of Colorado’s most consistent programs, Vine averaged 5.2 points as a freshman last season. A tough-nosed player with great energy and rapidly developing skills, Vine is a breakout candidate for a Hawks team that has some big shoes to fill after last year’s graduation. She is ranked No. 41 in her class.
Charley Gordon, 5-4, G, Cherry Creek
Gordon spent last season in the Cherry Creek gym practicing with and against some of the best players in the state, and even the country, and it appears to have rubbed off. She played in 21 games throughout the Bruins’ state championship run last winter and enters the upcoming campaign ranked No. 28 in her class.
Malia Heien, 5-8, G, Northfield
Heien led a young Northfield team in scoring last season with 12.2 points per game, and also averaged 9.2 rebounds and 3.9 steals. She is top 10 in Colorado in both single-season and career triple-doubles since 2016, and is ranked No. 24 in her class.
More players who were added
Sierra Culbreath, 5-7, G, Cherokee Trail
Rylie McMullen, 5-6, G, Pine Creek
Edie Morrow, 5-10, G, Erie
Billie Fiore, 5-7, G, Falcon
Kajsa Borrman, 6-1, F, Loveland
Natalia Puchino, 5-9, G, Severance
Grace Moyers, 5-7, G, Erie
Anastasia Zelenko, 6-1, F, Severance
Amanda Archuleta, 5-3, G, Lakewood
Mikylah Espinosa, 5-8, G, The Academy
Jasmyn Williams, 5-5, G, Arvada West
Seneya Martinez, 5-8, G, Northridge
Emily Johnson, 6-0, F, Fort Collins
Amanda Licht, 5-8, G, Kent Denver
Kailey Page, 5-10, F, Fairview
Elleah Hoekert, 5-7, G, Colorado Springs Christian
Alexia Vigil, 5-5, G, Manitou Springs