Girls Player of the Year Candidates Committed to Louisville, Oregon, Syracuse and UConn Among Other Top Schools

 ATLANTA (January 14, 2020) – The quest to win the 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Girls High School Player of the Year has taken another step, with the release of the 25-player midseason team by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The list of includes 23 seniors and two juniors. The list of 25 will narrow further to 10 semifinalists on Feb. 4, and then to finalists on Feb. 18. The winner of the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy for Girls Player of the Year will be announced on March 10.

“The high school basketball season enters its third month, and the players competing for Girls Player of the Year are beginning to separate themselves from the pack,” said Eric Oberman, executive director of the Atlanta Tipoff Club. “These 25 players represent some of the best players from across the county and the top contenders for the Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy.”

“Jersey Mike’s has been a huge advocate for high school sports, and we are proud to be associated with this prestigious award and these talented players,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc.  “We look forward to following them through the rest of the season as they compete for this coveted award.”

2020 Jersey Mike's Naismith High School Girls Midseason Team

FirstLastClassPositionSchoolCity, StateCommitted to
CameronBrinkSr.FMountainside High SchoolBeaverton, ORStanford
PaigeBueckersSr.GHopkins High SchoolMinnetonka, MNUConn
AllisonCampbellSr.GBellwood-Antis High SchoolBellwood, PANotre Dame
KamillaCardosoSr.CHamilton Heights Christian AcademyChattanooga, TNSyracuse
CaitlinClarkSr.GDowling Catholic High SchoolWest Des Moines, IAIowa
OliviaCochranSr.FCarver High SchoolAtlanta, GALouisville
DalayahDanielsSr.FGarfield High SchoolSeattle, WACalifornia
LexiDonarskiSr.GAquinas High SchoolLaCrosse, WIIowa State
AngelaDugalicSr.FMaine West High SchoolDes Plaines, ILOregon
SashaGoforthSr.GFayetteville High SchoolFayetteville, AROregon State
HannahGustersSr.PMacArthur High SchoolIrving, TXBaylor
MadisonHayesSr.GEast Hamilton Middle/High SchoolOoltewah, TNMississippi State
TreasureHuntSr.GHamilton Heights Christian AcademyChattanooga, TNKentucky
DiamondJohnsonSr.GNeumann-Goretti High SchoolPhildelphia, PARutgers
DejaKellySr.GDuncanville High SchoolDuncanville, TXNorth Carolina
MirMcLeanSr.WRoland Park Country School Baltimore, MDUConn
OliviaMilesJr.GBlair AcademyBlairstown Township, NJUndecided
Te-HinaPaopaoSr.GLaJolla Country Day SchoolLaJolla, CAOregon
SydneyParrishSr.GHamilton Southeastern High SchoolFishers, INOregon
AngelReeseSr.WSt. Frances AcademyBaltimore, MDMaryland
SaniyaRiversJr.GEugene Ashley High SchoolWilmington, NCUndecided
MaddieScherrSr.GLarry A. Ryle High SchoolUnion, KYOregon
HaileyVan LithSr.GCashmere High SchoolCashmere, WALouisville
KyleeWatsonSr.FMainland Regional High SchoolLinwood, NJOregon
PriscillaWilliamsSr.GBranson High SchoolBranson, MOSyracuse


Founded during the 1956-57 season, the Atlanta Tipoff Club is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club administers the Naismith Awards, the most prestigious national honors in all of college and high school basketball. Named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, the family of Naismith Awards annually recognizes the most outstanding men’s and women’s college and high school basketball players and coaches. Other Naismith Awards are presented to the men’s and women’s college basketball defensive players of the year, as well as lifetime achievement awards to basketball officials and outstanding contributors to the game. UCLA’s Lew Alcindor received the first Citizen Naismith Trophy in 1969, while the late Anne Donovan (Old Dominion) was the inaugural women’s recipient in 1983. Corporate partners of the Naismith Awards include Citizen Watch Company, Jersey Mike’s and Werner Ladder.


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