Tuesday, February 23, 2021

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 - Stanford McDonald's All Americans

twitter, gostanford.com, February 23, 2021 

Stanford signees @BrookeDemetre and @kiki_iriafen both named McDonald's All-Americans! #GoStanford https://t.co/GXc8aX6CrN

Shane Laflin, espn.com, February 23, 2021

2021 girls' McDonald's All American class

Monday, January 25, 2021

More on Lauren...

A few more stories about Lauren...

Jacob Rayburn • CardinalSportsReport, Janaury 22, 2021

Stanford's culture convinced No. 1 Betts to commit sight unseen

Arielle Orsuto, 9news.com, January 24, 2021

Former Colorado high school stars stand out at Stanford

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lauren Betts, ranked No. 1 in Class of 2022, commits to Stanford

Shane Laflin, espn.com, January 13, 2021

Lauren Betts, the No. 1 women's basketball prospect in the Class of 2022, announced Wednesday that she has committed to Stanford.

Betts chose Stanford over Notre DameOregonUCLAUConn and South Carolina. She is the second top-five prospect in the 2022 class to come off the board, following No. 5 Isuneh Brady, who committed to UConn.

"I chose Stanford not only for the great basketball program, but for the great academics," Betts said. "As far as location, they are just perfect. It is close to home, and it is easy for all of my family to go and watch games. My family is super important to me. As far as the team, they are all very close and they are all sweet girls. I am so excited to join them. They are just amazing people."


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Lauren Betts, Class of 2022 top women's basketball recruit, commits to Stanford

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No. 1 2022 recruit Lauren Betts commits to Stanford

Friday, December 04, 2020

‘She’s better than good’: Antelope High School basketball player taking her talents to Stanford next year

Mark Demsky, fox40.com, December 3, 2020

Even with the possibility that there will be no high school sports played in California this season, some student-athletes are fortunate enough to secure a college scholarship, such as Antelope High School senior basketball player Jzaniya Harriel.

She doesn’t know if she’ll get a chance to have a senior season at Antelope High just yet, but the 5’10” guard does know she’ll be taking her basketball talents to Stanford University, one of the top programs in the country, next year.

“From what I knew, I liked Stanford, but when I got to campus, it was everything and more than I thought it was going to be,” Harriel told FOX40.


Friday, November 20, 2020

Sacramento County’s top women’s basketball player gets into top university

Michelle Dapper, kcra.com, November  19, 2020

The Sacramento area’s top women’s basketball player is going to attend the college of her dreams.

Antelope High School’s Jzaniya Harriel signed on with Stanford University. She said the school has a good balance of top athletics and academics.


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Signing Day Success

gostanford.com, November 11, 2020

Stanford's Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball Tara VanDerveer announced the signings of four highly-touted prep standouts to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Elena Bosgana (Athens, Greece/American Community School of Athens), Brooke Demetre (Foothill Ranch, Calif./Mater Dei), Jzaniya Harriel (Sacramento, Calif./Antelope) and Kiki Iriafen (Porter Ranch, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) will join the Cardinal ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.
Stanford's class is again one of the nation's strongest, collectively rated No. 6 by espnW HoopGurlz.


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.


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.


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