Elena Bosgana's Instagram, July 6, 2020 elena_bosgana Dreams do come true! I am so excited to announce that I’ve committed to Stanford University🌲❤️🏀!!! A huge thank you to everyone who was next to me and helped me throughout this process! I’d also like to thank coach Tara, Kate, Katy, and Britney for believing in me! I can’t wait to be a Cardinal🤩. #GoStanford
If finishing 12th in Skopje was mediocre, it took an astonishing all-around effort from Bosgana to ensure they were not dragged down to Division B. There is no doubt that she was one of the very best players to step out at the event and that was shown in her performances and the fact she topped her team’s chart in a jaw-dropping six different categories. She led the way in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and efficiency. She has more assists than anyone else in Skopje and was also the tournament’s second top scorer with 19.3 points per game. Her defensive work also saw her joint second in the competition for steals.
Jana Van Gytenbeek will play basketball at Stanford this fall. Her senior year season at Cherry Creek High School was cancelled by the coronavirus outbreak school closures.
Vic Vella, cpr.org, May 25, 2020
A year ago this spring, Cherry Creek High School basketball star Jana Van Gytenbeek was dazzling spectators at the state playoffs. Her layup off the glass in the closing seconds of the Class 5A Championship was the shot that gave the Bruins a state title.
Fast forward to this year, in March: The Bruins were breezing through the state playoffs and knocking on the door of back to back state titles.
Antelope guard Jzaniya Harriel shoots against Granite Bay in a 2019 playoff game. The Bee’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year two years running has committed to Stanford.
Cameron Salerno, sacbee.com, May 12, 2020
The top girls basketball player in the Sacramento area has made her decision.
Antelope High School guard Jzaniya Harriel announced her commitment to Stanford University on Tuesday. The senior-to-be averaged 25.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists and led her school to a Sac-Joaquin Section championship win ober Del Oro at Golden 1 Center.
But Mountainside senior Cameron Brink, above, ascended to No. 10 on Oregon's all-time scoring list among big schools (most of her points came playing her first three years with Southridge). click to see list/photos...
Two years ago, Clint Evans was still a little unsure if he wanted to take the girls basketball coaching job at Cherry Creek. It would mean heading to Colorado from Kansas and there were just too many uncertainties that came with such a big decision.
Then a blessing in disguise happened. A friend of his in Golden sent him a highlight reel of one of Cherry Creek's top players, a girl heading into just her junior year.
Evans couldn't get packed soon enough.
He just needed to watch a few minutes of film to see that Jana Van Gytenbeek was a special player and one that any coach in the country should want to coach.
Before her senior year of high school, Cameron Brink transferred from Southridge to Mountainside. Though she was an immediate fit with the Mavericks, the transition wasn’t entirely smooth.
She suffered a high ankle sprain in a game against Jesuit and was in a boot for about 4 weeks. “A couple days before the Oregon City game I decided to come back and play. So that was kind of a big decision,” Brink told KOIN 6 News. “But I feel like if I’m good enough to play, I want to play and be there for my teammates.”
“Dell and Sonya really instilled this love of the sport in her,” Greg Brink says. “That’s when the competitive juices really started with her, when she saw how the Curry family was engaged in the sport. That relationship has meant everything from a basketball perspective.”
Had it not been for the Currys, it’s possible that Cam would’ve remained the self-described “goofy” kid who was more interested in art than basketball. But at the Currys’ urging, she came out for one of Dell’s youth camps, and eventually joined school and club teams. Her mom says middle school was when Cam made the jump from disinterested kid to potential star.
“It was really amazing to watch how she went from zero skills to just being so competitive that it drove her development,” Michelle Bain-Brink says. “From sixth grade to eighth grade it really was a rapid transition.”