Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Iriafen found the perfect fit at Stanford


Jacob Rayburn, stanford.rivals.com, August 25, 2020


At a remarkably young age, Okikiola "Kiki" Iriafen identified complacency as an enemy to her progress. She committed to Stanford and Hall of Fame head coach Tara VanDerveer Aug. 7 because she knew that the school and basketball team would challenge her to keep developing in all aspects of her life.

Iriafen is one of the most decorated players in the country and is ranked No. 9 overall in her class by ESPN. She has started every game of the past three seasons at the prestigious Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles and has been admitted to Stanford University.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Basketball is taking Harvard-Westlake’s Kiki Iriafen to Stanford, maybe WNBA and Olympics, too


Tarek Fattak, dailynews.com, August 12, 2020

When Kiki Iriafen first started playing basketball at Harvard-Westlake, it was simple.

“I’m tall,” Iriafen said. “I just played basketball for fun.”

In the infancy of her basketball journey, Iriafen averaged a team-high 17 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a high school freshman. That’s when she knew basketball could do a lot more than provide her fun.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

5-star Harvard-Westlake PF/C Kiki Iriafen commits to Stanford basketball

Kiki Iriafen, a senior PF/C at Harvard-Westlake, verbally committed to Stanford on Friday.

Lance Smith, scorebooklive.com, August 7, 2020

As a junior in 2019-2020, Iriafen averaged 23.3 points, 15 rebounds, and two steals per game on 56% shooting en-route to a CIFSS Division 1 championship. She was named the Southern Section Division 1 player of the year, and was also named SB Live’s L.A. County player of the year and a member of SB Live’s First Team All-Southern Section.

At 6-3 with great athleticism and post-up ability, Iriafen is a 5-star prospect and consensus top-10 prospect in the country. She primarily plays center at Harvard-Westlake, but is likely more of a power forward prospect at higher levels.

With her commitment, Stanford has now landed the top two ranked senior prospects in California – 5-star Mater Dei F Brooke Demetre committed to The Farm in June of 2019.

Iriafen will look to help lead Harvard-Westlake to another championship when high school basketball resumes in 2021.

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Harvard-Westlake’s Kiki Iriafen 

wbbblog.com, August 7, 2020

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Congratulations to 2021 Elena Bosgana from Greece on her commitment to Stanford!


Elena Bosgana's Instagram, July 6, 2020
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Dreams do come true! I am so excited to announce that I’ve committed to Stanford University­čî▓❤️­čĆÇ!!! 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 Cardinal­čĄę.
#GoStanford



Paul Nilsen, fiba.basketball, March 9, 2019
http://www.fiba.basketball/en/news/ten-impressive-players-from-fibau16europe-who-didnt-make-the-all-star-fives

Eleni Bosgana - Greece

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.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jana - Colorado High School Senior Athletes Search For Closure After Coronavirus Cancellations


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.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Antelope High School basketball star Jzaniya Harriel announces commitment to Stanford


abc10.com, May 15, 2020

The five-star point guard is Sacramento's top girls basketball recruit and after her senior year she's set to join one of the top college programs in women's hoops.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jzaniya Harriel - Sacramento’s top girls basketball player chooses her college. Where’s she going?


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.




Top scorers in Oregon girls basketball history: Cameron Brink climbs to No. 10 on all-time big-school list


Mike Swanson, oregonlive.com, April 30, 2020

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).

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6A all-state basketball: Fledgling program, serious injury … no matter the challenge, never count out the remarkable Cameron Brink


JD Humburg, oregonlive.com, April 17, 2020

Cameron Brink, Mountainside
6-5 senior forward
6A girls first team
2019-20 statistics: 19.7 points per game, 13.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.5 steals, 2.5 blocks, 54.1% field goals
It was the ankle injury heard all around the Oregon girls basketball scene. 
And it left everyone asking, Will Cameron be back this season?
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Jana Van Gytenbeek leaves Cherry Creek as a girls basketball legend


Dan Mohrmann, chsaanow.com, April 7, 2020

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.