Stanford commit Lauren Betts named WBCA Player of Year

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Lauren Betts (Courtesy of FIBA)

Lauren Betts, the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2022, on Tuesday was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) Player of the Year.

The 6-foot-7 center and Stanford commit punctuated her high school career by leading Grandview High School (Aurora, Colo.) to a 5A state championship win. Betts scored 13 points in the team’s 52-40 win over Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch) on March 12 and averaged 17.2 points, 11 rebounds, 3.6. blocks and 3.5 assists per game for the season.

Betts’ crowning comes after Sidwell Friends (D.C.) guard Kiki Rice, a UCLA commit, claimed multiple National Player of the Year awards, including JWS’ inaugural honor.

Rice was named to the WBCA Coaches’ All-American team, along with Betts and eight more national standouts. Find the complete list below:

Janiah Barker, Montverde Academy (Fla.), 6-3, F, Texas A&M
Raegan Beers, Valor Christian (Colo.), 6-2, P, Oregon State
Lauren Betts, Grandview (Colo.), 6-7, C, Stanford
Isuneh Brady, Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 6-3, P, UConn
Timea Gardiner, Fremont (Utah), 6-3, F, Oregon State
Chance Gray, Winton Woods (Ohio), 5-9, PG, Oregon
Maya Nnaji, Hopkins (Minn.), 6-4, F, Arizona
Ayanna Patterson, Homestead (Ind.), 6-2, W, UConn
Justine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.), 6-2, W, Tennessee
Kiki Rice, Sidwell Friends (D.C.), 5-11, PG, UCLA

Josh Needelman is the High School Sports Editor at Just Women’s Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JoshNeedelman.