3 finalists named Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Gatorade has named three finalists for its 2022-2023 National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

The three contenders for the award are the following:

Sierra Canyon (California) G Judea “Juju” Watkins

The No. 1 ranked girls hoops player in the nation, Watkins helped lead her team to a 31-0 record this season and averages just under 30 points per game. She was named the Maxpreps National Player of the Year last year. Watkins has committed to play her college ball at USC.

Sidwell Friends (DC) G Jadyn Donovan

Last season, Donovan also led his team to an undefeated record (30-0) while averaging 15.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game, according to MaxPreps. Donovan is ranked third in the 2023 recruiting class and has committed to Duke.

Paul VI (NJ) PG Hannah Hidalgo

Few players in the country have enjoyed a more prolific high school career than Hidalgo. From 2019-2022, she averaged 21.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and a remarkable 5.4 steals per game. During that time, her team went 61-9. Hidalgo has committed to play for Notre Dame at the next level.

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