All-State Basketball: Girls Underclass

Sabrina Ionescu and Keanna de los Santos from Miramonte of Orinda both gained berths on the Cal-Hi Sports all-state freshman team. Photo: Harold Abend.

Sabrina Ionescu and Keanna de los Santos from Miramonte of Orinda both gained berths on the Cal-Hi Sports all-state freshman team. Photo: Harold Abend.

Strong representation for Windward, Miramonte and Playa del Rey St. Bernard among others from the Classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 for these Cal-Hi Sports all-state teams.

For an inside look at some of the toughest choices for this year’s teams, check out Inside The All-State Team, a feature created for Gold Club members. CLICK HERE for more info on how to join our team!

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First Team
C – Monique Billings (Santiago, Corona) 6-3
G – Jordin Canada (Windward, Los Angeles) 5-7
G – Airica Carter (Long Beach Poly) 5-8
G – Mikayla Cowling (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-1
G – Gabby Green (St. Mary’s, Berkeley) 6-1
F – Kelli Hayes (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-1
G – Mariya Moore (Salesian, Richmond) 5-11
F – Amy Okonkwo (Etiwanda) 6-1
G – Natalie Romeo (Carondelet, Concord) 5-7
C – Kristin Simon (Windward, Los Angeles) 6-1

Second Team
G – Chyanne Butler (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) 5-5
C – Mandy Coleman (McNair, Stockton) 6-4
C – Joeseta Fatuesi (Wilcox, Santa Clara) 6-2
G – McKynzie Fort (Etiwanda) 5-9
G – Cheyenne Greenhouse (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) 5-10
F – Hannah Johnson (Bishop Alemany, Mission Hills) 6-1
C – Imani Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 6-3
G – Lauren Seyranian (Piedmont) 5-11
G – Ge’anna Summers-Luaulu (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 5-7
G – Tiara Tucker (Brookside Christian, Stockton) 5-6

Third Team
F – Breanna Alford (Miramonte, Orinda) 5-11
G – Ali Bettencourt (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) 5-10
G – Makenzie Cast (Carondelet, Concord) 5-10
F – Michelle Curry (St. Bernard, Playa del Rey) 5-9
F – Desire Finnie (Berkeley) 5-10
G – Brooke Johnson (Hanford) 5-11
F – Ashley Kelsick (Highland, Palmdale) 5-7
F – Geraldynn Leaupepe (Camarillo) 5-10
G – Taylor Long (Valley View, Moreno Valley) 5-8
G – Nikki Wheatley (Bonita, La Verne) 5-7

Junior Player of the Year: Jordin Canada

Bri Moore from Stockton St. Mary's figures to lead one of the state's top teams next season.

Bri Moore from Stockton St. Mary’s figures to lead one of state’s top teams next season.


First Team
C – Kennedy Burke (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-1
F – Ali Engelhardt (Mt. Carmel, San Diego) 6-0
G – Coco Miller (JSerra, San Juan Capistrano) 5-10
G – Bri Moore (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-6
F – Sydney Raggio (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) 6-0
G – Katie Lou Samuelson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-3
G – Latecia Smith (Narbonne, Harbor City) 5-9
G – Asha Thomas (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-8
G – Andee Velasco (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-7
F – Ashanti Coleman (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 6-0


Second Team
G – Megan Franke (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) 5-11
F – Rak’yra Gabriel (Brookside Christian, Stockton) 6-1
C – Charnea Johnson-Chapman (Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley) 6-3
G – Ameela Li (Oakland Tech, Oakland) 5-4
C – Kira McKechnie (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) 6-1
F – Jannon Otto (Oak Hills, Hesperia) 6-1
F – Kelea Pickeral-Dennis (Oakland Tech, Oakland) 6-1
G – Aisia Robertson (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-8
G – Emily Surloff (Windward, Los Angeles) 5-8
F – Cheyanne Wallace (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-10

Sophomore Player of the Year: Katie Lou Samuelson


F – Jaelyn Brown (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 6-1
G – Jackie Cenan (Laguna Beach) 5-9
G – Dijonai Carrington (Horizon, San Diego) 5-11
G – Keanna Delos Santos (Miramonte, Orinda) 5-6
G – Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda) 5-10
G – Aarion McDonald (Bullard, Fresno) 5-6
G – Kamira Sanders (Enterprise, Redding) 5-6
G – Barbara Sitanggan (Troy, Fullerton) 5-4
G – Kat Tudor (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-10
C – Celeste West (Garces, Bakersfield) 6-2

Freshman Player of the Year: Dijonai Carrington

Notes: We recognize that many top freshmen and sophomores have yet to fully develop their skills and that many top young players are in strong programs and may be currently behind older players.

These players all played at the varsity level and these selections were based more on what they did during the high school season and very little on AAU or summer competition.

Thanks to Cal-Hi Sports co-founder Mark Tennis and to assistant editor Paul Muyskens for assisting in the selection process.

Harold Abend is the associate editor of and the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association. He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow him on Twitter: @HaroldAbend

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