Friday, April 01, 2022

McDonald's All Americans


March 30, 2022

Quick break from the current Cardinal to shout out the 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 👀
Lauren Betts and Indya Nivar representing Stanford at the McDonald's All-American game in Chicago!

Betts starts for Team West, which falls in McDonald’s All-American Game

West girl’s Lauren Betts, right, shots over East girl’s Kyla Oldacre (44) in the first half of the McDonald’s All-American Girls basketball game March 29, 2022, in Chicago. Betts, from Aurora’s Grandview High School, started and finished with two points and eight rebounds.

Courtney Oakes, sentinelcolorado.com, March 30, 2022

Grandview senior girls basketball star Lauren Betts became the second player from her program to take part in the McDonald’s All-Star Game, a prestigious event that returned from a two-year in-person absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Lauren and Indya are MaxPreps Players of the Year for Their States



Clay Kallam, maxpreps.com, March 31, 2022

Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school girls basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2021-22 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

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Carondelet’s Talana Lepolo leads the All-Bay Area News Group team

Carondelet’s Talana Lepolo (10) makes a basket in the fourth period of their CIF NorCal Open Division semifinals basketball game against Oak Ridge High in Concord, Calif., on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Darren Sabedra, mercurynews.com, March 30, 2022

Talana Lepolo, Carondelet, 5-6, senior

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Stanford-bound Betts is the fourth Colorado player to win the Gatorade POY award multiple times

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chsaanow.com, March 9, 2022

Grandview's Lauren Betts named Gatorade Colorado girls basketball player of the year for second time


Courtney Oakes, sentinelcolorado.com, March 9, 2022

Grandview’s Lauren Betts named Gatorade’s Colorado Player of the Year for second time


Joe Nguyen, denverpost.com, March 9, 2022

Grandview’s Lauren Betts named back-to-back Colorado Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year

Grandview’s Lauren Betts has lived up to the hype as nation’s top prospect — but she still needs a championship


Kyle Newman, denverpost.com, March 9, 2022

Lauren Betts has one box left to check.

The 6-foot-7 Grandview senior forward and top-ranked recruit nationally in the Class of 2022 has lived up to the hype bestowed upon her since she was a freshman. The Stanford signee earned McDonald’s All-American and first-team Naismith High School All-American accolades this year. And Wednesday, she became only the fourth Colorado girls player to win Gatorade Player of the Year twice.

Apex Friendship's Nivar named Gatorade NC Player of the Year for girls basketball

Nick Stevens, highschoolot.com, March 9, 2022

Apex Friendship High School senior Indya Nivar has been named the 2022 Gatorade North Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Nivar, who has led the Patriots to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state championship game, is averaging 18.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.5 steals through 30 games.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Talana finalist for Ms. Basketball


calhisports.com, March 15, 2022

Talana Lepolo (Carondelet, Concord) Sr.

The Stanford-bound defensive specialist, who many girls basketball analysts consider the top defender in the state, missed her entire junior COVID-shortened season after transferring from St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda) and the CIF North Coast Section would not allow her to just miss the sit-out period. The NCS ruled she also had to sit out the first part of the past season but when she came back the Cougars became legitimate contenders.

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Lauren and Indya among those headed to 2022 Jordan Brand Classic

Mitch Stephens, maxpreps.com, March 16, 2022

Top players from 20 different states are represented in 21st showcase game that returns after three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.



Stanford Commit Lauren Betts is Signing With Excel


, slamonline.com, march 16, 2022

Stanford commit Lauren Betts is not only headed to Palo Alto to continue her basketball career, but she will also be signing to Excel Sports Management, as revealed exclusively to SLAM and WSLAM.