Sunday, May 12, 2019

Meet Stanford-Bound Haley Jones, the Top-Ranked High School Women’s Player in the Country

Gary R. Blockus,, May 10, 2019

  • Haley Jones is the little engine that could.

    Check that. Haley Jones is the big engine that can.

    The 6-foot-1 guard, who played four years at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, without missing the academic honor roll, is simply spectacular. She creates shots, scores from everywhere and is an enthusiastic rebounder. 

    The Stanford-bound Jones, ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, won the Naismith Trophy as the Girls’ High School Player of the Year.

    How good is she? Jones passed three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings (beach volleyball) as Mitty’s all-time leading scorer with 2,127 points, and set the school career record for shooting percentage at 63%.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Cardinals to U19 Trials

USA Basketball invited 30 players to training camp for the women's U19 World Cup team,
including current and future Cardinals Jenna Brown, Fran Belibi, Haley Jones, and Cameron Brink., May 1, 2019

RJ Abeytia,, May 1, 2019
Brown, Jones, and Belibi To Try Out For U19 World Cup Team

Kim Doss,, May 1, 2019
USA Basketball welcomes 30 players to U19 trials

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

With four ALL-USA recruits, is this Stanford women's basketball's best class ever?

Logan Newman,, April 29, 2019

Two days after Stanford bowed out of the Elite Eight, the ALL-USA national teams were announced.
Cardinal signees Haley Jones and Fran Belibi graced the First Teamwhile Ashten Prechtel was a Third Team member. Two weeks later, the ALL-USA California team was announced. The first team featured the fourth Stanford recruit of the 2019 class, five-star Hannah Jump.
Is this the best class the school has had in head coach Tara VanDerveer’s vaunted tenure?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Archbishop Mitty's Haley Jones is state Max Preps Player of the Year

The Stanford-bound Jones, who was named the top player in the Bay Area by both the Bay Area News Group and the San Francisco Chronicle, has earned the MaxPreps California State Player of the Year honor.

Kevin Askeland,, April 23, 2019

MaxPreps 2018-19 California Girls Basketball All-State Teams

Monday, April 22, 2019

Haley Jones is a special player

David Yapkowitz,, April 22, 2019

Takeaways from the Jordan Brand Classic: Zia Cooke, Haley Jones star

, April 18, 2019


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Future Cardinal's Awards

Pinewood senior Hannah Jump was named a first team all-state selection by USA TODAY on Wednesday, joining her three future Stanford women's basketball teammates who were also named to their respective first team all-state squads., April 17, 2019

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the ALL-USA State Girls Basketball Teams.  Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2018-19 season., April 17, 2019
2018-19 ALL-USA State Girls Basketball Teams

Cameron Brink
2018-19 ALL-USA Oregon Girls Basketball Team

Fran Belibi, Ashten Prechtel, Jana VanGytenbeek
2018-19 ALL-USA Colorado Girls Basketball Team

Haley Jones, Hannah Jump
2018-19 ALL-USA California Girls Basketball Team

Clay Kallam,, April 12, 2019
MaxPreps 2018-19 High School Girls Basketball All-American Team

Future Cardinals at the Jordan Brand Classic Game Stories

Haley Jones #30 drives against Francesca Belibi #1 during the Jordan Brand Classic girls high school all-star basketball game at T-Mobile Arena on April 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Logan Newman,, April 20, 2019
Haley Jones leads Team Black to Jordan Brand Classic win, named MVP

Haley Jones, April 18, 2019
The Haley Jones Blog: McDonald's All American Games, USA Basketball and Girls Sports Month

Francesca Belibi (1) attempts a dunk over Haley Jones (30) in the fourth quarter during the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas

Sam Gordon,, April 20, 2019
Future Stanford teammates shine in Jordan Brand girls game

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Haley, Fran and Ashten named to 2019 ALL-USA High School Girls Basketball Teams, April 3, 2019

USA TODAY High School Sports has unveiled the ALL-USA Girls Basketball Teams for the 2018-19 season as selected by the USA TODAY Sports staff in consultation with high school coaches and recruiting experts.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Gazette Preps 2018-19 Class 5A/4A Girls' Basketball Peak Performer of the Year: Ashten Prechtel, Discovery Canyon

Vinny, Benedetto,, March 29, 2019

Ashten Prechtel was an accessory to a big moment for women’s basketball during Tuesday’s dunk contest at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta, but she made Colorado hoops history on her own in her final season at Discovery Canyon.
During the finals of the contest broadcasted by ESPN, Prechtel plopped her 6-foot-5 frame in a chair positioned the middle of the paint before Regis Jesuit’s Fran Belibi cleared her future Stanford teammate and became just the second woman to win the contest, joining Candace Parker, who starred collegiately at Tennessee and in the WNBA with the Los Angeles Sparks.
Belibi’s dunk was featured on "SportsCenter" and shared widely online with Prechtel in the middle of the frame.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

McDonalds All American Game

Logan Newman,, March 27, 2019

Stanford vs. South Carolina

Is there a chance we’ll see the future of the Stanford and South Carolina girls basketball teams match up Wednesday?

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Dan Olson,, March 27, 2019

Belibi watch

All eyes were on Fran Belibi, who won the Powerade JamFest dunk contest on Monday with a perfect score on four spectacular dunks.

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Haley Jones of Santa Cruz competes for the West team at the 2019 McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Atlanta. The West lost to the East team, coached by Archbishop Mitty head coach Sue Phillips and her staff, 83-68., march 28, 2019

Haley Jones’ West team falls to Mitty coaches’ East squad in McDonald’s All-American game

Santa Cruz’s Haley Jones had nine points, two rebounds, one assists and one block but the West lost 83-68 to the East in the McDonald’s All-American Game at State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Jones, a Stanford-bound senior at Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, started and played 19 minutes. The 6-foot-2 wing was 0 for 2 on 3-point attempts and made 5 of 6 free throws.

West teammates and future Cardinal teammates Francesca Belibi, a 6-1 forward/center, had six points and 10 rebounds and Ashten Prechtel, a 6-5 forward/center, had four points and two rebounds.

Tennessee signee Jordon Horston was named MVP after she led the East, coached by Mitty’s Sue Phillips and her staff, to victory with 22 points, four rebounds and three steals.