Players to watch

Girls Basketball

December 05, 2007

Asya Bussie

Seton Keough, center

The 6-foot-3 All-Metro junior stepped into a leadership role last season, excelling on both ends of the court and averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Becky Cox

McDonogh, guard

The All-Metro senior point guard, who averaged 12.9 points and rarely turned the ball over, comes off a September anterior cruciate ligament tear determined to bounce back strong.

Simone Egwu

Arundel, center

A third-year starter, the 6-3 junior is the center of action on a team with a slew of 6-footers. She shot 55 percent from the field and averaged 14.3 points and 10.1 rebounds.

Kandice Green

St. Frances, center

A dominating presence under the basket, the 6-1 All-Metro senior gives even taller opponents fits. She averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference champs.

Jess Harlee

Fallston, forward-guard

The Harford County Player of the Year last season as a freshman, Harlee, 5-9, averaged 12.8 points and eight rebounds in leading the Cougars to the Class 3A state semifinals.

Miriam McKenzie

Oakland Mills, guard

A consistent game changer, the 5-8 senior averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds last season, scoring in double figures every night, including a couple of 30-point games.

Jaclyn Nucci

South River, forward

The Anne Arundel County Player of the Year emerged as the go-to-player for the Seahawks last season. The 5-9 senior averaged 20.3 points and 9.6 rebounds.

Danielle Parker

Dulaney, forward-guard

A versatile swing player, the 6-2 All-Metro senior led the Lions to the Baltimore County title with a team approach and 16.5 points and 13.8 rebounds.

Akeema Richards

Western, guard

A junior, the 5-8 All-Metro guard has already shown off spectacular moves in leading the Doves to the Class 3A state final. She averaged 13.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.3 steals.

B.J. Williams

Seton Keough, guard

The talented senior point guard, an All-Metro pick in 2006 who missed two-thirds of last season because of academic ineligibility, is a master ball-hander who can destroy a press.

Other notables -- Caitlin Bach, North Carroll; Breaira Barksdale, City; Brianna Bradford, Reservoir; Janay Brinkley, Archbishop Spalding; Atiya Brown, Loch Raven; Joanna Catalano, Aberdeen; Taylor Chapman, Atholton; Vanessa Collier, River Hill; Cassie Cooke, Winters Mill; Brittany Couglan, Atholton; Ashley Covell, Dunbar; Ryan Dannelly, River Hill; Ashley Davis, Arundel; Michaele Dunn, Edgewood; Deanna Dydynski, Mount Hebron; Kelsey Franklin, South Carroll; Tyler Hale, Towson Catholic; Shatyra Hawkes, St. Frances; Keirah Hicks, Western; Lauren Houck, C. Milton Wright; Lindsay Howard, Fallston; Destiny Jacobs, McDonogh; Patrice Jones, Old Mill; Ayana Lee, Seton Keough; Brittany Lilley, Severna Park; Asia Logan, Digital Harbor; Ciarra Lucas, Old Mill; Kadijah Mitchell, Mercy; Jordan Neville, Winters Mill; Maya Pollock, St. Vincent Pallotti; Devonne Richardson, Milford Mill; Arlana Roland, Bel Air; Heather Schneck, Southern; Kim Schneck, Southern; Katie Schwarzmann, Century; Alicia Seelaus, River Hill; LaShay Taft, City; Tiffany Taylor, Aberdeen; Sheronne Vails, Arundel; Mallory Vogel, C. Milton Wright; Nyree Williams, Howard; Shamika Williams, Catonsville.

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