Saturday, February 16, 2019

Stanford recruits among semifinalists for national award


paloaltoonline.com, February 15, 2019

Stanford signees Fran Belibi and Haley Jones are two of 10 players selected as semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy High School Girls' Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday. Stanford is the only school with multiple players on the list.

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Discovery Canyon's Ashten Prechtel receives McDonald's All-American jersey, takes a step closer to prestigious game


Discovery Canyon's Ashten Prechtel, center, holds up her McDonald's All-American jersey Thursday before Thunder's regular-season finale against Palmer Ridge.

Chhun Sun, gazette.com, February 14, 2019

Her smile said it all.
Ashten Prechtel couldn't help but exude happiness when she received a McDonald's All-American jersey just before her Discovery Canyon girls' basketball team played its regular-season finale at home Thursday night. The 6-foot-5 senior center took one step closer to representing her school, her program and her state in the most prestigious showcase of the nation's best talent in the sport.
Soon after she was honored during a Senior Night ceremony, Prechtel held a jersey sporting the No. 19 on both sides and her last name on the back. She appeared surprised by the gift.

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krdo.com, February 14, 2019
Ashten Prechtel of Discovery Canyon receives her McDonald's All-American jersey before her final regular season home game last night. Prechtel will play in the prestigious high school all-star game in Atlanta on March 28th.
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Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Haley Jones Blog: Getting to know the No. 1 player


Haley Jones, usatodayhss.com, February 7, 2019

Haley Jones is the No. 1 overall player in the ESPN HoopGurlz 100 for 2019 and recently signed with Stanford. The 6-foot-1 wing, who hails from Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.), was named to the preseasonALL-USA team and helped Team USA win gold in Belarus last summer. Now Jones has agreed to give USA TODAY exclusive access into her world by chronicling her life in a blog.
Hi everyone, it’s Haley Jones here with my new blog: Daily Dose of Haley!
For the first blog I will keep it simple. Since you may not know much about me, I’m going to share my answers to a BuzzFeed personality quiz with you!
In bold will be the BuzzFeed statements and I’ll give a short answer on whether I agree or disagree with the statement so you can get to know who I am.

Discovery Canyon's Ashten Prechtel picks apart Lewis-Palmer



Vinny Benedetto, gazette.com, February 6, 2019

As a freshman, Discovery Canyon senior Ashten Prechtel watched as the area’s premier post player — former Mesa Ridge standout Kylee Shook now at Louisville — earned an invite to the lofty McDonald’s All-American Game.
Prechtel, a freshman starting on varsity at the time, decided she’d aim for her own invite.
“I, like, made it my goal that I wanted to be that,” Prechtel said. “I mean, I didn’t really know if that was realistic or not.”
It became reality Jan. 24, when Thunder athletic director Ron Sukle dropped in on her weights class to deliver the news she accomplished that goal.
“It was a really good feeling,” Prechtel said. “I’m still like really excited about it.”
In Tuesday’s 48-36 win at Lewis-Palmer (7-13, 5-6 PPAC), the 6-foot-5 Stanford signee performed like a player deserving of the honor, setting a career high with 35 points for the Thunder (11-7, 7-4).

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Senior Ashten Prechtel first Discovery Canyon Campus player named to McDonald's All-American Basketball Team


Danny Summers,gazette.com, February 4, 2019

Discovery Canyon senior Ashten Prechtel has been named to the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Basketball Team.
Prechtel, a 6-foot-5 center, will play in the game March 27 in Atlanta. She will represent the 12-person West squad against the East.
“This is a great honor,” Prechtel said.

From basketball newbie to one of the best, Fran Belibi shares her journey so far


Alison Mastrangelo, thedenverchannel.com, February 4, 2019

If you haven't heard by now, Regis Jesuit High School has a very talented female basketball player. In fact, she's one of the best in country. Senior forward Fran Belibi hasn't been playing the game for very long but she is certain leaving her mark, one dunk at a time. Some say she is evening changing the game.

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