2023-24 Girls Basketball Season Preview Capsules

Girls basketball season has started! So we here at reached out to every varsity coach in the CPL for their looks into the season for our second annual basketball previews.

While all coaches were contacted, only those who responded are shown on this page. Is your school missing? Have your coach reach out to Michael Wojtychiw ( to get your school included!

Ag. Science

School:  Chsas

Last Year’s Record: 7-13

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Corin Frain, Forward, Junior

Kiera Crenshaw, Guard, Sophomore 

Mara Watson, Guard, Senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Ashliegh Johnson, Guard, Junior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Carmen Jackson, Guard, Sophomore

Coach’s season outlook: We are a young varsity team with only one senior. We will need several of our players to step up and play their first-ever varsity minutes. We are excited to be adding a new offense and some new defensive attacks this year.


School:  Amundsen 

Last Year’s Record: 14-16

Starters returning (Name, class, position, honors): 

Grace Higgins, senior, point guard, captain

Hannah Lopez, senior, shooting guard, 3-year captain

Helena Patsey, senior, small forward

Taylor Barnes, senior, power forward, captain

Giana Solomon, senior, center

Key non-starters returning (Name, class, position): 

Mia Markovic, junior, center 

Newcomers to watch (Name, class, position): 

Charlii Lopez, freshman, small forward 

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in:

Latin Winter Girls Basketball Tournament (12/9, 12/14, 12/15)

Loyola Academy Christmas Tournament (12/27-12/29)

Trinity MLK Day Shootout (1/15/24)

Coach’s season outlook:

Our team has worked hard in the off-season to come together and build a program that’s bigger than basketball. We won’t just be winning more games this year–you’ll see a team who cares about each other and who is ready to get after it on the hunt for a regional championship. Our philosophy has changed. Our mindset has changed. And we have a tremendous core group of seniors who are ready to make this the greatest season it could possibly be. 


School:  Carver Military Academy

Last Year’s Record: 9-3

Starters returning (Name, position, class):  

Astarte Washington, Guard, Senior,

Janiyah Statham, Guard, Senior

Jasmine Davidson, Guard, Senior

Destiny Ontiveros, Center, Senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Brooklyn Waters, Forward, Sophomore

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Zariyah Thompson, Guard, Freshman

Azaya Tillman, Forward, Freshman

Coach’s season outlook:

After improving from a 1-9 season in 2021 to a 9-3 season in 2022,  a conference championship is in our sight 

Chicago Academy

School: Chicago Academy

Last Year’s Record: 11-8

Social Media Handle: (website); cahscougars (Instagram); ChiAcadHS (Twitter)

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Ariana Avila, PF, Senior
Fin Morales, PF, Junior
Destiney Rodriguez, G, Junior

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

America Catalan, Wing, Junior
Maribel Correa, G, Junior
Liz Sanchez, Wing, Junior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Ari Perez, G, Junior
Maya Bruno, PF, Sophomore

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in and/or hosting:

CPS Thanksgiving Tournament

Coach’s season outlook:

We are returning the majority of our team this year. I believe we have the potential to be very competitive in the Blue Northwest conference this season. This is a very talented group of athletes who are ready to bring home a conference title. 

Chicago Math and Science

School:  Chicago Math & Science Academy

Last Year’s Record:  16-3

Starters returning (Name, position, class, honors, stats if available): 

Sorochi Nwachukwu: Forward, Senior; 7 points per game, 8 rebounds per game

Ayomide Salami: Guard/Forward, Senior; 13 points per game 

Ariyana Garrett: Guard, Senior; 5 rebounds per game, 2 steals per game

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class, stats if available): 

Youmn Abdalia: Forward, Sophomore

Abisol-Gold Popoola: Guard, Sophomore

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Jamia Johnson

Christiana Bakare 

Coach’s season outlook:

I know that our depth will be a concern and going against stronger opponents may be a bit of a rude awakening for us. However, I am very proud to coach this team and I know that we can compete with anyone. As long as our commitment sustains and continues to have humility and motivation to get better, we will have many proud moments this year. I am looking forward to creating a memorable season for all our girls and allow myself to grow as a coach and teacher of the game. I want to continue to add to the notoriety of our sports programs at CMSA and be a proud reflection across the city of Chicago but also be a program that no one looks forward to playing. 


School: Dyett

Last Year’s Record: 12-4 (9-0, Conference Champions)

Starters returning:
Keyana Sanderson, PG/SG, Junior, Captain
Kamari Watson, PG/PF, Senior, Captain
Star Carter, PF/SF, Senior

Key non-starters returning:
Rajeh Gardener, PF/PG, Sophomore
Jakaya Caldwell, SG/PG, Freshman
Kenya Acree, SF/PF, Sophomore

Newcomers to Watch:
Tyler Harvey, C/PF, Senior
Oluwatunmise Fowowe, SF/PF, Freshman
Janiah Robinson, PF/SF, Junior
Da’sharia Wyatt, SG/PG, Freshman
Lariyah Beasley, PG/SG, Freshman

Coach’s Season Outlook: Last year, the Lady Eagles of Dyett finished 9-0 in conference, 12-4 overall and won the conference championship in the White South-Central, competed in the city playoffs and in the regional finals championship game. Dyett moves up in Red South-Central Conference, looking to compete and finish in top 4 of the conference.

Goals: Finish top 4 of conference; Regional finals/City playoffs

Tournaments Participating In: CPL Thanksgiving Tournament at Julian

Englewood STEM

School:  Englewood STEM High School 

Last Year’s Record: 12-6 

Starters returning (Name, class): 

Saniya Buchanan, Senior

Zandrea Brittmon, Junior 

Yazmine Sampson, Senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, class): 

Ariel Jackson, Sophomore 

De’syni Smith, Sophomore 

Heaven Price, Senior

Makia Jenkins, Junior

Nomie Braboy, Junior

Newcomers to watch (Name, class): 

Aniya Shelby, Freshman 

Yasmin Gasca Salas, Sophomore 

Sharae Hicks, Freshman 

America Dawson, Freshman

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in and/or hosting:

Elmhurst Classic

5th Annual Holiday Hoop Classic 


School:  Foreman College and Career Academy

Last Year’s Record: 5-10

Social Media Handle: @Athleti1Foreman

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Jessica Kesler, G/F, Senior

Ashley Guzman, G/F, Junior

Dana Velazquez, G, Junior

Shamyriah Hines, F/C, Senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Azariya Somerville, F/C, Sophomore

Dulce Jasso, G, Senior

Jasleen Garrido, F, Senior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Alysia Gause, Guard, Senior

Amaria Reyes, Guard, Sophomore

Coach’s season outlook:

The Foreman girls basketball team will be looking to build on last year’s success in the 2023-24 season. The team enters this season with excellent continuity, with eight players returning, and will be bolstered by the addition of two new talented guards. Captains Dulce Jasso, Jessica Kesler, and Dana Velazquez will lead a high-energy backcourt and a balanced offensive and defensive attack. Senior Shamyriah Hines and sophomore Azariya Somerville will look to control the paint with excellent rebounding and interior scoring. Junior Ashley Guzman projects to be the team’s X factor with excellent passing, defense, and off-ball movement. Look for some big scoring games from Sophomore Amaria Reyes, three-point shooting from senior Jasleen Garrido, and very strong overall guard play from Senior Alysia Gause. Our backcourt will be further bolstered by the return of junior Maria Valencia from injury midway through the season. Our team is supported by outstanding managers Crystal Delgado and Makalia Knighton. Coach Ben Pedersen is entering his second year as head coach. 

Hyde Park

School:  Hyde Park  Academy Lady Thunderbirds

Last Year’s Record: 23-8 overall, 7-1 in Conference

2nd place finish in conference (Red South-Central Conference)

Social Media Handle: @gbbhyde (Twitter)

College commits: Mia Gaines – Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; Jazmyne Bynum – Miami Dade College

Starters returning (Name, class, honors, stats): 

Jazmyne Bynum, Senior; 13.9 ppg, 6.5 reb, 4.5 assists, 5.3 steals

Mia Gaines, Senior; 11.8 ppg, 10.1 reb, 3.1 blocks

Makiya Horbrook, Junior; 10.5 ppg 3 reb, 3 assists, 3 steals

Kiera Wilson, Junior; 6 ppg 6 rebs

Key non-starters returning (Name, class): 

Timarea Anderson, Senior

Namarea Anderson, Senior,

Makayla Hilliard, Senior

Newcomers to watch (Name, class): 

Mya Harris, Freshman

AuZarria Northington, Freshman

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in:

Turkey Tip Off Classic @ Hyde Park (November 16-19)

State Farm Classic Bloomington Illinois (December 27th-30th)

Showcase in the Park (@ Kenwood Academy) vs. De La Salle (December 9)

Team Rose Shootout (@ Mt Carmel) vs. HF (December 10)

MLK Event Trinity High School vs. Trinity (January 15)

Coach’s season outlook:

Our team looks to be just as strong as last year. We lost 2 seniors to graduation last year, but behind Jazmyne and Mia we plan to stay in the top of our conference and make it farther into the playoffs. We have a strong support system with seniors Timarea and Namarea Anderson, Makayla Hilliard, and juniors Kiera Wilson and Makiya Horbrook.


School:  Benito Juarez Community Academy 

Last Year’s Record: 14-13

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Angelina Rosas, Center, Senior

Emily Flores, Guard, Sophomore

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Martha Patino, Guard, Junior

Yasmin Hernandez, Forward, Senior

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in and/or hosting:

Little Village Thanksgiving Tournament

Kennedy Holiday Tournament 

Coach’s season outlook:

Since we have had the majority of our team graduate in the past two years, we are a newer team that I see making huge improvements as the season progresses. Returning starters Emily Flores and Angelina Rosas love to work together on the court and see each other well, which I know the other girls will pick up on and form that same chemistry. We know it is a tough schedule ahead, but we are ready for the challenge! 


School: Kelly College Prep

Last Year: 13-13

Social Media Handle@GirlsKcp (Twitter)

Starters Returning (name, position, class, stats):

Natasha Soriano, Guard, Senior; 5.2 PPG 4.6 SPG

Sasha Arriaga Morales, Guard, Junior; 4.0 PPG 1.0 APG 2.2 SPG

Key Non-Starters Returning (name, position, class):

Delilah Lopez, Center/Forward, Junior 

Coach’s Season Outlook:  Second year in the Red South Central.  Very young team with only two seniors, not much size will put a premium on defending full court.  The Lady Trojans will look to develop while staying afloat in the tough Red South Central.

Kelvyn Park

School: Kelvyn Park

Last Year’s Record: 6-7

Social Media Handle: @KPHbasketball (Instagram)

Starters returning (Name, position, class, stats):

Esmeralda Salgado, PG, Senior, 3.9 GPA, 6PPG 3 APG

Marlett Patino, SF, Senior, 12 PPG, 6 RPG

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class, stats):

Daphne Delgado, G, Senior

Scarlett Patino, F, Sr, 4 RPG

Wendy Diaz, G, Sr, 3 APG

Morgan Wash, G, Senior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class):

Jakylah Stewart, PF, Junior

Zarria Lott, C, Senior

Coach’s season outlook: The Panthers will have the most games in over a decade and looking to create and change the culture of the program. The team has a great mixture of veteran players with some young talent. The team has a chance to accumulate the most wins in recent history if they buy into hard work and teamwork.


School:  Kenwood Academy

Last Year’s Record: 30-6

Social Media Handle (if comfortable sharing): @bleedgbb (X); @5015gbb (IG); Kenwood Bleed (FB)

College commits (if available): Talya Tillman (Roosevelt University)

Starters returning (Name, position, class, honors, stats):

Ariella Henigan – Point Guard, Junior; IBCA 3rd Team All-State and CPLBCA 1st Team All-City; Averaged 11.9 ppg/4.1 apg (led team)/2.0 spg as a Soph in ‘22-‘23 

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class, stats): 

Danielle Brooks – Guard, Sophomore; IBCA Special Mention All-State and CPLBCA 2nd Team All-City; 12.4 ppg (led team)/2.4 apg as a freshman in ‘22-‘23. Broke school single-season record w/101 3pt FGM last season. 

Diann Jackson – Forward, Junior; Averaged 8.1 ppg/7.5 rpg (led team) as a Soph in ‘22-‘23. 

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Talya Tillman, Forward, Senior

Makayla Triplett, Guard, Sophomore 

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in and/or hosting:

Naperville Central Tournament (Homewood Flossmoor, Naperville Central, Batavia, Benet, Oswego) – 11/17-11/25

Chicago Elite Classic (at Credit Union 1 Arena) vs. Bolingbrook – 12/3

Showcase In The Park Shootout (at Kenwood) vs. South Bend Washington (IN)  – 12/9

Exam Jamm (at Lake Zurich) vs. Maine South – 12/12

Motor City Roundball Classic (MI) vs. Detroit Cass Tech (MI) – 12/28

LBI Winter Hoopfest (MI) vs. Detroit Edison (MI) – 12/29

Motor City Roundball Classic (MI) vs. Detroit Renaissance (MI) – 12/30

Sugar Bowl Prep Classic (LA)  – 1/4-1/6

Kipp Hoopfest (at Benet Academy) vs. Lincoln (IL) – 1/15

Coach’s season outlook: If our juniors can become leaders and everyone else star in their roles, this will be a special season! 


School:  Lane Tech

Last Year’s Record: 15-17 

Social Media Handle:  Twitter/X @LTGirlsHoops

Starters returning (Name, position, class, honors, stats if available): 

Melanie Blanco, Guard, Junior, All-City, 8.2 pts/game

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Samantha Garcia, Guard, Senior
Sophia Lamperis, Guard, Junior
Zora McDermott, Center, Senior
Cynthia Waller, Center, Junior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Grace Bush, Forward, Junior
Yanna Bakritzes, Forward, Junior
Lucy Mehlis, Guard, Freshmen

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in and/or hosting:

Lyons Township Thanksgiving Tournament
Loyola Academy Holiday Tournament
National Girls and Women in Sports Shootout (Hosting)
Chicago Public League Conference Tournament

Coach’s season outlook:

We have a young, but talented group of players who have a very high growth ceiling.  I’m fully expecting to surprise teams with both our achievements and shortcomings as we work towards being consistent.


School Mather Rangers

Last Year’s Record: 11-12 (7-2)

Social Media Handle: X: @mather_gbb    Insta: @mather_girls_basketball_  Youtube: @MatherGirlsBasketball

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Lydianis Boutureira, C, SR

Janelle Eliot, PG, SG, SO

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Anita Shokoya, PG, SO

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Temi Yesufu, SG, FR

Kayrhianna Jackson, SF, SO

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in:

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament 

Coach’s season outlook:

The Rangers are coming off their best season since 2006-2007. In what was supposed to be a rebuilding period, the Rangers fought to a first-place tie atop the NW Blue Conference standings. Mather defeated the other two teams tied for first during the regular season, however, due to one less conference game, they lost the tiebreaker. Heading into the 23/24 season, the program lost its top 3 scorers due to graduation. However, Mather expects to return 5 seniors for the upcoming season which will help balance out the young potential in the lineup. The Rangers look to continue their magical run from last season and look to win the conference outright so they may move up to the White Conference next year.  

Morgan Park

School:  Morgan Park

Last Year’s Record: 24-10 Overall

Social Media Handle: @empehiathletics (Instagram)

Starters returning (Name, position, class): 

  • Kyren Fortineaux, Guard, senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, class, position): 

  • Anaya Haywood, Senior, Guard
  • Simone Scott, Junior, Forward
  • Kimora Gearring, Sophomore, Guard

Newcomers to watch (Name, class, position): 

  • Nakeelah Townsend, Junior, Center
  • Kayla Friday, Sophomore, Guard
  • Deziyah Saffold, Freshman, Guard
  • Dominique McKinney, Freshman, Guard

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in:

  • Willowbrook Thanksgiving Tournament
  • Montini Christmas Tournament

Season outlook: Under the leadership of a new head coach, the Lady Mustangs are looking to have another winning season and finish within the top three of the Red South-Central Conference. In order to do so, returners and newcomers must combine together as one.


School:  Northside College Prep

Last Year’s Record: 21-9

Starters returning: 

Sophomore PG Sela Nucum

Key non-starters returning: 

Senior F Caroline Wilson 

Newcomers to watch: 

Sophomore F Natalie Geenen 

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in:

Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament

Elmwood Park Holiday Quad

Coach’s season outlook:

After losing nine of our top 11 players (including four starters) to graduation, Northside will look to build team chemistry during the first part of the season.

North Grand

School: North Grand

Last Year’s Record: 4 – 8

Social Media Handle: @northgrandathletics (Instagram)

Starters returning (Name, class):

Kayla Sykes, Senior

Samariyah Carradine, Senior

Key non-starters returning (Name, class):

Marley Rivera, Junior

Tyajeonna Bell, Junior

Stephanie Rodriguez, Sophomore

Newcomers to watch (Name, class):

Milagros Bolanos, Sophomore

Coach’s Season Outlook: The North Grand Girls Basketball Program is a young program with a strong upside. As they play together more and learn each other they will begin to make some noise in the White Northwest.

Ogden International

School: Ogden International

Last year’s record: 17-3, 2023 CPL White Division Sectional City Champs

Returning Starters:

Zydrea Childs, Senior

Miyah Heard, Senior

Madison King, Senior

Ruby Roman, Senior

Asiaraii Mendez, Sophomore

Coach’s Season Outlook:

I’m expecting good things out of my girls this year. After winning the CPL White Sectional City Championship last season, the girls showed me how committed they are to the team and to the mission of success. Although we lost our center who was a big distraction in the middle, we pick up the pieces with speed and being fundamentally sound on the court. I’ḿ looking forward to a hard-fought and exciting season.

Don’t sleep on The Lady Owls the season because I think we will shock some people if we play to our abilities.


School:  Orr Academy 

Last Year’s Record: 21-6

Social media: Instagram: Orr_gbb

Starters returning:

Carmani Sharkey, PG, So, 

Neshaun Williams, F, Jr

Leah Street, C, So

Key non-starters returning: 

Mariah Joiner, F, Sr

Katrina Leflore, F, Jr

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Nia Crawford, G, Jr

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in:

CPL Thanksgiving tournament Nov 16th-18th

Hillcrest Holiday Tournament Dec 26th-29

Hotshots Basketball Academy MLK Tournament in Peoria Illinois Jan13th-15th

Coach’s season outlook:

We are looking forward to playing in the Red Northwest conference,  it took 7 years to get there…We are also looking to finish top 4 in our conference, we’re continuing to strive to make history by being 1A Sectional Champs 

Perspectives MSA/Joslin

School: Perspectives MSA/Joslin Lady Wolves 

Last Year’s Record: 17-8

Starters Returning:

Leilani Laws, Senior (16.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 1.2 STL)

Serenity Hawkins, Senior (5.7 RPG, 2.2 STL) 

Key Non-Starters:

Daniah Bell, PG, Sophomore

Victoria Robinson, PG, Sophomore 

Newcomers to watch:

Mikya Hill, PG, Senior 

Tournaments: We are hosting the the Turkey -Tip Off Thanksgiving Tournament at the Perspectives Leadership Campus and Holiday Classic in December.

Coach’s Season Outlook: This will be a great year for us as we have a couple of key returning players to lead the way. We beat some very tough teams last season which I hope leads over to success for this year. We have a lot of speed and shooters this year to spread the floor and move the ball. Overall I expect a great season as long as the players stay committed and continue working on their craft we will have a great year. 


School: Raby

Last Year’s Record: 8-6

Returning Starters:

Zamequa Hilliard

Markita Edwards

Non-Starters Returning:

Gabrielle Wright

Tamia Williams

Kenvah McCampbell

Newcomers to Watch:

Zo’Maya Page

Sadarie Adams

Coach’s Season Outlook: This is still a learning season for some of the ladies. We are looking to compete and get better as the season goes along. We are a very young team with one senior, so I am looking forward to the younger players stepping up this season.


School:  Richards Career Academy

Last Year’s Record: 3-7

Starters returning:

Dulce Cano, Small Forward, Junior

Evenly Cano, Guard, Senior

Robyn Burson, Small Forward, Senior

Gaudalupe Sanchez, Guard

Kayla Saffold, Center 

Newcomers to watch:

Teresianna Tate, Small Forward, Junior

Genesis Soto, Guard, Freshman

Coach’s season outlook:  Last season we ended on a high note. We learned a lot about who we are. I’m looking forward to this season with all the progress my players have made. This season the girls will have to give their 100% in games and practice. We are looking forward to working hard and competing in our conference. 


School: Senn

Last Year’s Record: 11-13

Social Media Handle: (Instagram)

Starters Returning:  

Jessica Ly, Guard, Senior

Krishelle Orr, Guard, Sophomore

Giselle Orr, Guard, Sophomore

Thais Fahmy, Forward, Sophomore

Lillian Asiamah, Forward, Senior

Key non-starters returning:  

Arianna Chambers, Forward, Senior

Mya Reed, Guard, Junior

Sierra Allen, Forward, Junior

Layiah Asif, Forward, Junior

Dalilah Calderon, Guard, Junior

Newcomers to watch for:

Lila Hughes, Forward, Junior

Tournaments & Shootouts:

 Hyde Park Turkey –Tip off @ Hyde Park High School 

 MLK Shootout @ Trinity High School

Coaches’ season outlook:  We have a young group of student-athletes that are surrounded by good senior leadership. Our goal as a basketball program is to get better and continue to develop every practice, every game and every tournament. We’ve created a tough schedule that will hopefully build our confidence as the season goes on. Our team goal is to “Believe in ourselves” be competitive in conference, and push for city and state playoffs! One day at a time.  


School:  Taft High School

Last Year’s Record: 20-11

Social Media Handle: TaftChicago_GBB (Twitter)

Starters returning (Name, position, class, honors, stats):

Grace Brumley, Guard/Forward, Senior; All City Honorable Mention; 14ppg, 5rpg

Elena Gonzalez, Forward, Junior; First Team All City; 7 ppg, 7 rpg, 5 apg

Gaby Gonzalez, Guard, Sophomore; 6 ppg, 4 rpg

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Emily Chavez, Guard, Senior

Karla Lopez, Forward, Senior

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Abbey Vancil, Center, Sophomore

Tournaments/Shootouts you’re participating in and/or hosting:

Maine East Thanksgiving Tournament

Rock Island Thanksgiving Tournament

Loyola Holiday Tournament

Trinity MLK Shootout

Coach’s season outlook: Expecting to win 20 games; Make City Elite 8


School:  Washington High School

Last Year’s Record: 6-12

Social Media Handle: gwhs.girlsbasketball (Instagram)

Starters returning (Name, class, position): 

Jenna Aguilera, Senior, Guard

Payton Scalone, Junior, Guard

Jasmine Perez, Senior, Forward

Key non-starters returning (Name, class, position): 

Ariana Sanchez, Senior, Guard

Destiny Salazar, Senior, Forward

Yara Barajas, Senior, Forward

Estephany Morales, Junior, Guard

Julie Juarez, Senior, Guard

Newcomers to watch (Name, class, position): 

Mia Menchaca, Junior, Guard

Jazelle Valadez, Junior, Guard

Alexis Levinson, Senior, Guard

Coach’s season outlook: Last year was the first year of the rebuilding of this program, so we played with what we had. 15 girls tried out for basketball, 15 girls made it. Now in year 2, there was a giant peak of interest and a new pool of players to choose from. Though the majority of the team is back this year, there are also new key members to the team. We are hoping to continue building the program, hopefully having a .500 record or better all while having fun. 


School: Westinghouse

Last year’s record– 15-13 Overall (4-4 CPL Red North-West)

Social Media Handles: @GWCP_GirlsBBall (Twitter/X); @gwcpathletics (Instagram)

Starters Returning:

Jamilah Jackson, Jr, PG- 20ppg, 4ast, 6.8 reb, 4.4 st (All Conference Red North-West, CPLBCA All City & IBCA All State Honorable Mention)

LaMonya Burn-Bryant, Sr, F- 10.1 ppg, 8.9reb (All Conference Red North-West)

Nina Israel, Sr, G- 6.6 ppg 2.3 ast, 3.3 st

Niera Newman, Sr, F- 2.3 ppg , 8.8 reb

Key non-starters returning:

Jazmin Turner, F, Sr

Unique Watson, G, Sr

Newcomer to watch:

Amariyae Ervin, G/F, Soph


Perspectives Turkey Tip Thanksgiving Tournament

Perspectives Holiday Hoops Classic

Lane Tech Women History Shootout vs. St Ignatius

Trinity MLK Shootout vs. Deerfield

Coach’s Season Outlook:

We are returning 4 starters from a team that won back-to-back regional championships. Our goal is to develop into a highly competitive team that plays fast on each of the court. We hope that our senior experience and tough schedule will have us ready to compete come February when city and state playoffs start.

Whitney Young

School:  Whitney M Young

Last Year’s Record: 26-6   Back to Back City Champions

Social Media Handle: Twitter: @Ladydolphinsgbb, Facebook: Whitney Young Girls Basketball  Inst:  wygirlsbasketball

College commits: Amaya Henderson (class of 2025) verbal commit to Witchita State

Starters returning (Name, position, class, honors): 

Destiny Jackson, Guard, 2025; All-State, All-City

Kiaya Johnson, Guard, 2025

Lysa Jones, Forward, 2026

Alana Shields, Guard, 2025

Amaya Henderson, Forward, 2025

Key non-starters returning (Name, position, class): 

Nina Lloyd, Guard, 2026 

Newcomers to watch (Name, position, class): 

Gabby Domercant, Guard, 2027

Tournaments/Shootouts participating in and/or hosting:

We are hosting our Dr. Kenner Klassic on Nov. 25th, She Got Game Classic Dec. 8-10 Washington D.C., Tampa Bay Invitational Dec. 27-31 Tampa Florida.

Coach’s season outlook: Team is young but very talented which will make us very competitive.

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