2018 SSN National Public HS Girls Basketball Team

  • Lexie Hull – Central Valley (Wash) – Player of the Year
  • Seygan Robins – Mercer County (Ky)
  • Elizabeth Kitley – Northwest Guilford (NC)
  • Paige Bueckers – Hopkins (Minn)
  • Katelyn Murray – Eagle (Colo)

(4-2-18) The 2018 SSN National Public HS Girls Basketball Team features some of the nation’s top players. All five players are All-State selections, three helped their teams to State titles and two were underclassmen.

This year’s Player of the Year, Lexie Hull (6’1 Sr), led Central Valley to an undefeated season, a Washington 4A State Championship and a GEICO National Championship this past weekend. In the GEICO title game she led the Bears with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots against the #1 seed Hamilton Heights Christian Academy.

Hull averaged 20.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game and picked up her 2nd consecutive Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

Mike Arte, head coach at Gonzaga Prep:

“I’ve been coaching girls’ basketball for 30 years, and Lexie Hull is one of the top two or three players I’ve seen in that time. She possesses all the skills of a basketball player that make her great.”

Hull, along with her twin sister Lacie are headed to Stanford in the fall to continue their careers.

Seygan Robins (5-10 Sr.), was named Kentucky’s Miss Basketball, she had over 2,500 points, 800 assists and 500 steals in her career. Robins was twice named Sweet Sixteen MVP after leading Mercer County to its first and second girls’ state championships in 2017 and 2018. She will continue her career in the fall at the University of Louisville.

Elizabeth Kitley (6’4 Jr) led Northwest Guilford to its 2nd consecutive 4A NCHSAA state title, she was named MVP of State Championship Game,  Metro 4A Conference Player of the Year, 1st Team All-District and All State. Kitley has committed to play at Virginia Tech. Eagle Katelyn Murray Katelyn Murray (6’0 Sr) was the Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year, she finished her career with 1,041 points and help to lead Eagle (Colo) to an overall record of 90-17 during her career. Murray averaged 13.0 points and 6.4 rebounds  and will continue her basketball career at Army.

Paige Bueckers (5’10 Soph) was named the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Metro Player of the Year, she was the only sophomore named to the team and averaged  22.3 points, 6.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Hopkins Head Coach Brian Cosgriff told the Star Tribune:

“She’s used to the attention. She’s been getting it since she was little. She’s quietly confident. She’s pretty sure of herself, yet she realizes she wants to be the best possible player she can be and has a lot of work in front of her. You’re not going to see her walking around, thumping her chest.”

 

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