With the 2019-2020 high school basketball season in Southern California coming to a close, Scorebook Live is taking a look at the top girls players from each class.

Below is a list of the top juniors (class of 2021) in the L.A. City Section. The list is in alphabetical order of the schools.

TOP JUNIORS IN LA CITY SECTION GIRLS BASKETBALL

BELL EAGLES

G Brissa Castillo

Castillo led Bell in scoring with 13.4 PPG.

BIRMINGHAM PATRIOTS

G/F Bita Hashemi

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Bita Hashemi, No. 13

Hashemi averaged a team-high 12 PPG playing one through three for Birmingham. She was named Second Team All-West Valley League.

SG/SF Andrea Salazar

Andrea Salazar, No. 10

Salazar averaged over 10 PPG for Birmingham.



PF/C Jazmyn Washington

Jazmyn Washington, No. 20

Washington averaged 7.3 PPG in addition to leading the Patriots in rebounds and blocks. She was named First Team All-West Valley League.

PF/C Lily Ramos

Ramos averaged 8.6 points and 4.8 rebounds on 51% shooting from the field.

Lily Ramos, No. 30

CENTRAL CITY VALUE JAGUARS

C/PF Alix Alvarado

Alvarado averaged a double-double and multiple blocks a game as an undersized big for the Division 3 champion, and also led the team in field goal percentage. Three of her teammates, Kimberly Ruano, Bryana Martinez, and Jennyfer Pena were also in strong consideration.

CRENSHAW COUGARS

PG/SG Ameerah Ali

In 18 games, Ali averaged 18.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 4.7 steals per game for the fifth-place finisher in the section.

EL CAMINO REAL CONQUISTADORS

SG/PG Jackie Privado

Privado was second in scoring and assists on Open Division semifinalist El Camino Real, and made First Team All-West Valley League.

SG Payton Love

Love averaged 7.7 points and a team-high 2.2 steal per game. She was named Second Team All-West Valley League.

C/F Jaylee Hall

Hall was a strong interior defender and led ECR in rebounds.


FREMONT PATHFINDERS

C/PF Alisha Richie

Averaging over 15 points and 15 rebounds per game for the Pathfinders, Richie was one of the top players in all the lower Divisions (Division 4).

GRANADA HILLS CHARTER HIGHLANDERS

PG Taylor Yoshino

Taylor Yoshino, No. 32

Yoshino led the City Section’s third place finisher, Granada Hills Charter, in assists.

SG Colleen Navasartian

Navasartian was named Second Team All-West Valley League.

SG/SF Leena Vo

Leena Vo, No. 11

Vo averaged 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and a team-high 3.2 steals per game, and was named Second-Team All-League.

HAMILTON YANKEES

PG Sherisse Chensam

Sherisse Chensam, No. 11

Chensam was named First Team All-Western League.

SG/SF Sydney Blevins

Sydney Blevins, No. 15

Blevins was second in scoring on Open Division runner-up Hamilton and made First Team All-Western League.

C/PF Trinity Conner

Trinity Conner, No. 32

Conner made Second Team All-League.



HARBOR TEACHER MONARCHS

SG/SF Martha Avila

One of the top players in Division 2, Avila averaged over 18 PPG for the Monarchs.

KING/DREW

F/C Ogechi Nekes

Nekes was named First Team All-Coliseum League.

LEGACY TIGERS

SG Jocelyn Lopez

Lopez averaged 8.2 PPG for the Open Division selectee.

LOS ANGELES CES UNICORNS

G/F Aliyah Pollard

Pollard was arguably the best player in Division 2 and top producer across the board for the division champion Unicorns. She was named First Team All-Western League.

NARBONNE GAUCHOS

PG Tiah Sherman

Sherman led Narbonne with 4.8 APG and 4.1 SPG per game last season in addition to 8.3 PPG.

SG Brandy Castaneda

Castaneda averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 steals per game for the Open Division’s sixth place finisher.

SF/PF Angel Nwosu

Nwosu was the MVP runner-up in the Marine League.


PALISADES DOLPHINS

PG Alexis Pettis

Alexis Pettis, No. 13

Pettis was named First Team All-Western League.

SG/SF Sammie Arnold

Sammie Arnold, No. 3

Arnold averaged 11 PPG for the Open Division champion and was named First Team All-Western League.

PF Rose Morris

Morris was the starting power forward and a strong defender for the City Section champion.

C/PF Ivy Scott

Scott made Second Team All-Western League.

TAFT TOREADORS

SF/PF Gaby Quintana

Quintana led Taft in points and steals last season and was named First Team All-West Valley League.

VENICE GONDOLIERS

G/F Riley Horita

Horita was named Second Team All-Western League.

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