Posted On: 01/24/20 5:44 PM

‘Precocious’ doesn’t even begin to describe the way Olivia Olson has been this season. The lanky guard from Benilde-St. Margaret’s has turned in some dominant performances, including a 40-point game in December in a stunning 31-point upset of DeLaSalle. She has been over the 20-point mark on multiple occasions this year and is the leading scorer on a team that includes top-20 senior Patience Williams. The most amazing thing about Olson is the fact that she is only in the 8th grade. The thing is, Olivia is not the only player still attending junior high school who is making their mark this winter in varsity basketball.

We have written a lot lately about 7th grader Addison Mack of Blake. You want to talk about precocious?! Mack has done as good a job running the point for the Bears as anyone, of any age, the program has had in recent years. Night after night she brings poise, production and – yes – precociousness to the floor.

With all of that as background we offer you the top-performing 8th graders of the 2019-20 high school basketball season to date.

Olivia Olson of Benilde-St.Margaret's (Photo courtesy of

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