Posted On: 12/31/20 8:00 AM

As the season begins to take shape, this holiday break is the perfect time to start looking ahead - both to the rest of this basketball campaign and the future.

We want to offer up thoughts and highlight those players from each class and each grade level some publicity to try and help them gain the attention of a college coach or two.

As always, if there is someone you feel we missed and deserves recognition, reach out through any means available.

Ava Hawthorne Ava Hawthorne 5'10" | PG Gilbert | 2022 State IA , Gilbert (2022)

In just nine games before the break, Ava Hawthorne Ava Hawthorne 5'10" | PG Gilbert | 2022 State IA filled up the stat sheets on a nightly basis. The Gilbert standout leads all Class 4A juniors with 143 points scored and 45 steals.

Hawthorne also has 49 rebounds, 32 assists and even two blocked hots. She is shooting 51 percent from the field and has continued to develop a strong outside game, knocking down 17 three-pointers.

Jada Williams Jada Williams 5'8" | PG Mason City | 2022 State IA , Mason City (2022)

The latest in a long line of talented guards to come out of Mason City is Jade Williams. The junior sits at 134 points, 67 rebounds, 35 assists, 10 steals and five blocks so far through the

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