Posted On: 05/8/21 1:41 PM

The class of 2023 has a unique set of small forwards. Here’s a look at five of them:

Bella Barrett Bella Barrett 5'11" | SF Verrado | 2023 State AZ is a six-foot small forward for Verrado High School in Buckeye. She also plays for AZ Select, her grassroots team. Playing in the 5A Desert Region, the Lady Vipers finished with an overall 18-2 record, 6-1 in their region. As a sophomore, Bella averaged 11.1 points per game, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.1 steals. In her two seasons on the varsity - a total of 44 games - she averaged 9.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. She has won the Player of the Game award seven times over her first two seasons.

Her Head Coach, Vernon Beard, had this to say about Bella. "We really appreciate her. She has a very high basketball IQ," said Coach Beard. "We talk about goals, we talk about certain situations, why we do things the way we do them. And it’s not me just talking to her. It’s the two of us talking to each other." Her favorite player is two-time WNBA Champion Breanna Stewart. Bella is listed as the number one ranked small forward in

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