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.
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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.