Girls' All-State POY: Mount Carmel's Tyra Buss
MOUNT CARMEL — Tyra Buss’ averages are mind-boggling: 45.8 and 38.0.
There’s another average which delights her as much as the state single-season scoring record and her all-time IHSA career scoring mark.
On a grander scale, that number represents perfection. It’s her cumulative grade-point average, not just in high school for the upcoming valedictorian, but also since she started receiving grades.
“School is just as important as basketball,” said Buss, the fourth two-time News-Gazette All-State Player of the year in girls’ basketball. “I make time to study for my tests. I always wanted to keep it going. I never wanted a ‘B’ on my report card.
“It has taken a lot of work, especially in the harder classes. My mom (Kelly) has done a good job of helping me with time management.”
Buss doesn’t just give lip service to making school work a priority. When a reporter recently asked to interview her, she requested it be delayed for a day. She had a paper to finish.
“Tyra has been able to balance her high regard for academics with her athletic accomplishments,” her father, Tim Buss, said, “because she is as competitive in the classroom as she is on the basketball or tennis court or track. She hates to lose in anything and looks at her academics as a year-long athletic event.”
Think about scoring 4,897 points in a four-year high school basketball career. To reach that total, based on a 30-game season, would require an average of 40.8 points per game starting with the player’s freshman season. It is a feat that won’t soon be duplicated.
Former Sullivan High School athlete and coach Amanda Glazebrook was in the broadcast booth for one of Buss’ postseason games in February. It was the first time she’d seen Buss play in person.
“She had 30-something by half and didn’t force one shot,” Glazebrook said. “I did not feel she was a ‘ball hog.’ I was impressed with her passing. I didn’t think she’d be that good of a passer.
“She made the players around her better. She was definitely impressive.”
As a senior, Buss’ state-record scoring total was 1,466 points. That came despite opposing teams knowing that the Indiana University recruit would be Mount Carmel’s go-to player on virtually every possession.
“She had to continuously transform her game each game, depending what gimmick defense they were playing against her,” Glazebrook said. “That is not easy to do. She definitely worked at her game to get to this level.”
Buss’ IHSA records broke marks established by Olney East Richland’s Brittany Johnson, who grew up 40 miles from Buss and graduated from high school in 2007.
“It’s hard to determine how long these records will stand or if they will ever be broken,” Mount Carmel coach Tim Willis said. “Certainly when Miss Johnson broke the career record, it probably seemed it would last a long time, yet it was broken in a relatively few years (seven). However, the distance Tyra put between herself and Miss Johnson probably ensures the record will last for some time. The 45.8 average for a season is hard to fathom, especially in light of how many games she played in only two or three quarters. Tyra’s high- point games came against stronger teams on our schedule.”
Glazebrook’s partner for the WDKR radio broadcast was Mount Zion’s Jeff Anderson. He, too, was aware of Buss’ reputation but had not seen her play in a game.
As he watched, Anderson said, “I was struck by the idea that a player that possessed so many tools was also so fundamentally sound. You see players come along that overwhelm opponents with their sheer athleticism, but it’s rare to see one show such a combination of quickness and athleticism combined with fundamental skill, shooting ability and basketball IQ.”
The Class 2A state runner-up in the state three-point shooting contest, Buss hit the IHSA’s second-most three-pointers in a season as a senior (137). She is third on the career IHSA list with 424 three-pointers.
“Tyra’s incredible shooting range opens up the floor for her to show her most impressive ability: to get to the lane area and draw contact,” Anderson said. “Tyra has the rare ability to maintain dribble control and balance while at full speed, with either hand.
“She forces refs to call fouls but then has the body control to get off an accurate shot. I don’t know if there is an IHSA record for ‘and-ones,’ but aside from all of her other records, she would surely hold that, too.”
When the next national high school record book is published, Buss will be listed second for career free throws made (1,185).
Anderson said Glazebrook’s reactions while watching the Mount Carmel ace stand out as much as seeing the 5-foot-7 guard play.
“It was pretty special to see a Hall of Fame guard shaking her head at some of Tyra’s moves,” Anderson said. “The points record won’t be broken in our lifetime. Possibly not ever.”
Buss is aware of her image, not the one for being virtually unstoppable on a basketball court, but the perception people get when they see her away from the gymnasium.
She recounted the story of a college coach who saw her in street clothes for the first time and was unaware of who she was.
“He walked in the gym and said, ‘This is a little Barbie Doll,’ ” Buss said. “People think that all the time. I take it as a compliment.”
Glazebrook understands why Buss is viewed in that manner.
“She has an athletic build and a girl-next-door smile,” Glazebrook said.
All that is required to realize that looks can be deceiving is seeing Buss in action.
“Step on the court, and she’s intense and focused,” Glazebrook said. “She wants to win. She is going to take it to you.”
Though she is the two-time recipient of the Chicago Tribune-sponsored Ms. Basketball award, veteran reporter Scott Mees, from the Southern Illinoisan, believes her image could have been a handicap.
“I think some of the high-major college coaches undervalued her because she is thin,” Mees said.
He expects she will explode at the collegiate level.
“There won’t be any more double- or triple-teams on her at the D-I level,” Mees said.
Buss’ other accolades include her selection as the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Coaches tried to conjure up ways to contain Buss and hold her under her average. Even from the broadcast booth, Glazebrook’s mind was heading in that direction.
“The coach in me was thinking, ‘What would I have my team do?’ ” Glazebrook said. “It would take the entire team to do more than just one person hounding her. The pack-line defense that was similar to what Teutopolis did seems to be effective because it keeps her out of the paint, where she is very effective.
“What impressed me was her body control around the basket, especially with her frame. She is strong.”
Willis isn’t sure it’s possible to totally shut down Buss.
“To contain her, you first must have a deliberate offensive game plan, limiting the number of possessions in a game,” Willis said. “You must be able to score, to limit her ability to break you down in transitions. Tyra has such stamina that any team that wants to get in an up-tempo style of game plays directly into her strengths.
“Because she is so skilled at ball handling and scoring off the dribble, the best defense is picking her up around the volleyball line, always having a player stationed in the lane to assist, and then hope she is not hitting the three. She makes the game look effortless, whether playing on offense or defense. She is a very smooth player that has multiple gears and uses them throughout the game.”
Willis said Buss represents the traits expected of a player constantly in the spotlight.
“She understands that she is looked up to as a role model by the young girls in the community,” Willis said. “She takes time after every game, whether road or at home, to talk to, sign autographs or take pictures with the young girls who come to watch her play. Tyra is a first-class young lady.”
The soft-spoken demeanor that fans witness regularly is similar to what Kelly and Tim Buss see at home.
“What makes Mom and Dad most proud is the way she has handled all of her successes and how humble she is,” Tim Buss said. “She has stayed after many games to sign autographs and take pictures with kids.
“It was never more evident than when we lost to Princeton (Ind.) at the Toyota Teamwork Classic. There was a line 20-30 deep that either wanted her autograph or picture. She told me she was heartbroken after that tough, two-point loss, but she still found a way to put on a smile for those kids that had waited to get a picture taken with her. That’s who Tyra Buss is.”
In less than two months, Buss will have a moment she would have dreaded as a freshman. She will stand in front of her classmates, family, friends and others from Mount Carmel to deliver the valedictorian’s speech at the school’s commencement ceremony.
“As a freshman, I would have been nervous in front of people,” Buss said, “but over the years, I’ve gotten good at public speaking.”
Still, Dad believes she’d find it easier to play basketball in front of a capacity crowd.
“Tyra would be more nervous giving a valedictorian speech than playing in front of 5,000 people,” Tim Buss said. “She played one of her greatest basketball games in front of 4,000 people this year and scored (a school-record) 66 points that night.”
Tyra Buss comes from a family of educators. Mom and Dad are — or were — teachers (Tim Buss is now the Mount Carmel superintendent), and both of her brothers are teachers. It runs in the family.
Ask Tyra Buss what she sees for herself in five years, and she doesn’t pause before answering.
“Coaching and teaching,” she said.
Players of the Year
Year Player School
2014 Tyra Buss Mount Carmel
2013 Tyra Buss Mount Carmel
2012 Jewell Loyd Niles West
2011 Morgan Tuck Bolingbrook
2010 Tricia Liston Fenwick
2009 Adrienne GodBold Chicago Marshall
2008 Sarah Boothe Gurnee Warren
2007 Brittany Johnson Olney East Richland
2006 Brittany Johnson Olney East Richland
2005 Lindsay Schrader Bartlett
2004 Candace Parker Naperville Central
2003 Candace Parker Naperville Central
2002 Johanna Solverson Lake Zurich
2001 Cappie Pondexter Chicago Marshall
2000 Aminata Yanni Harlem
1999 Molly McDowell Nokomis
1998 Allison Curtin Taylorville
1997 Amanda Levens Belvidere
1996 Tauja Catchings Stevenson
1995 Tamika Catchings Stevenson
1994 Dominique Canty Chicago Young
1993 Kim Williams Chicago Marshall
1992 Kim Williams Chicago Marshall
1991 Becky Clayton Sullivan
1991 (tie) Megan Lucid Mother McAuley
1990 E.C. Hill Chicago Young
1989 Toni Foster Chicago Marshall
1988 Yolanda Griffith Chicago Carver
1987 Nancy Kenelly Maine West
1986 Michele Savage IHM
— Illinois recruits in bold
The book on Tyra Buss
Why she’s All-State Player of the Year: The state’s two-time Ms. Basketball winner rewrote the IHSA record book while playing for teams that had a combined 113-16 record. Among her marks were points in a season (1,466), points in a career (4,897), scoring average in a season (45.8), scoring average in a career (38.0), field goals made in a season (512), field goals made in a career (1,644) and free throws made in a career (1,185). The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year was also the Class 2A runner-up in the state three-point shooting contest.
Among her favorites: Driving, 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse ... last text, to my boyfriend, Levi Laws ... Listening before a game, to whatever the team listens to, something upbeat ... Eating, after a game, at Taco Tierra in Mount Carmel ... Favorite professional team, Los Angeles Lakers ... Need tickets to, a Heat-Lakers game ... Pet peeve, when people think they can do something instead of working hard and putting in the effort
Tyra Buss, by the years
YEAR FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA AST REB TP AVG.
Freshman 323-657 96-259 283-342 109 113 1025 32.0
Sophomore 364-842 110-387 283-332 86 95 1121 35.0
Junior 445-867 81-269 314-404 109 115 1285 38.9
Senior 512-924 137-350 305-374 114 175 1466 45.8
Career 1644-3290 424-1265 1185-1452 418 498 4897 38.0
NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. POS. COMMENT
Tyra Buss Mount Carmel Sr. 5-7 G Indiana recruit and a repeat selection as Player of the Year ranked 126th nationally by Blue Star among seniors; second on IHSA charts for season steals (215)
Kortney Dunbar Edwardsville Sr. 6-2 G Tennessee recruit, ranked 74th by Blue Star among seniors; averaged 17.7 points per game and finished sixth in career scoring (1,205 points); played for teams that were 118-5
Olivia Elger Peoria Richwoods Jr. 5-7 G Uncommitted, averaged 21.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for an 18-8 team; nailed 50 three-pointers for Mid-State 6 champions and shot 80.5 percent on free throws
Liza Fruendt Batavia Sr. 5-9 G Missouri State recruit, averaged 24.7 points per game for a 21-10 team, including a school-record 51-point game; school’s season (776 points) and career scoring leader (1,921 points)
Kristen Gengenbacher Quincy Notre Dame Sr. 5-10 G San Diego recruit (for volleyball), second-leading scorer (16.0 average) and assist leader (3.4 average) and top three-point shooter (35) for a 30-4 team that was third in Class 3A
Haley Gorecki Palatine Fremd Jr. 6-0 G Uncommitted (but has an offer from UConn); averaged 22.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while earning Mid-Suburban West Player of the Year honors, 1,420 career points
Khaalia Hillsman Chicago Young Sr. 6-5 C Texas A&M recruit, ranked 111th nationally by Blue Star among seniors; led 32-3 Class 4A state champions in scoring (13.2 average) and rebounding (14.3 average)
Jackie Kemph Rolling Meadows Sr. 5-6 G Saint Louis recruit and a repeat selection, ranked 102nd nationally by Blue Star among seniors; averaged team-high 20.6 points and 8.1 assists for 39-5 Class 4A state runner-up
Jasmine Lumpkin Joliet Catholic Sr. 6-0 F Michigan State recruit and a repeat selection, ranked 61st by Blue Star among seniors; top scorer (17.9 average) and rebounder (9.1 average) for 28-3 Class 3A second-place team
Tori McCoy St. Thomas More So. 6-4 F Uncommitted, ranked second by Blue Star among sophomores; top scorer (18.6 average) and rebounder (9.7 average) for 33-2 team that won Class 2A state title
Ashton Millender Marian Catholic Jr. 5-10 G DePaul recruit and a repeat selection, ranked 183rd by Blue Star among juniors; top scorer (16.3 average) and three-point shooter (67) for 28-5 Class 4A third-place team
Khadaizha Sanders Bishop McNamara Jr. 5-5 G Uncommitted, ranked 190th nationally by Blue Star among juniors; averaged 22.8 points and had 118 assists for a 23-6 team; has 1,604 career points
Kateri Stone Lombard Montini Sr. 6-1 G Colgate recruit, averaged team-high 11.6 points for 34-2 Class 3A state champions and set school record with 276 career three-pointers; scored 1,213 career points
Meghan Waldron Wheaton Warrenville S. Sr. 5-10 G DePaul recruit, ranked 135th nationally by Blue Star among seniors; averaged 22.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game; has school-record 1,948 career points
Celina VanHyfte Annawan Sr. 6-0 F/C Southern Illinois recruit, top scorer (21.4) and rebounder (8.4) for 30-4 Class 1A state champions; daughter of former All-Stater Val Wanckett had more than 2,500 career points
NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. POS. COMMENT
Ali Andrews Huntley So. 6-2 F Uncommitted, scored single-season school-record 576 points (18.4) for a 27-4 team; ranks third at school in career scoring with 1,111 points; averaged 7.6 rebounds per game
Chrissy Baird Wheaton North Sr. 6-1 F UCLA recruit, averaged 15.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game; holds school’s career scoring (1,076 points) and rebounding (828) records
LaTondra Brooks Oak Lawn Sr. 5-6 G Uncommitted, averaged 14.2 points per game for a 28-2 team and set school records for season assists (167) and season steals (200); school’s top career scorer (1,448 points)
Aysia Bugg Bolingbrook Sr. 5-9 G Pittsburgh recruit, ranked 166th nationally by Blue Star among seniors; averaged 15.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for a 20-win team
Brittany Collins Maine West Sr. 6-1 F St. Xavier recruit, averaged 22.5 points and 12.7 rebounds for a 17-13 team, setting school records with 660 points this season and 2,055 for her career
Devin Curry Watseka Sr. 5-6 G Uncommitted, averaged 19.5 points and 5.2 assists for a 24-6 team, raising career school-record point total to 2,205; hit 65 three-pointers this season and 81.1 percent of free throws
Randa Harshbarger St. Thomas More Sr. 5-5 G Southern Indiana recruit, set school record for season assists (168) and averaged 9.6 points and 4.8 assists for 33-2 Class 2A state champs; Sabers were 110-22 in her career
Kiara Lewis Chicago Young So. 5-8 G Ranked 25th by Blue Star among sophomores; led 32-3 Class 4A state champions in assists (7.9 average) and was second in scoring (12.4) and fourth in rebounding (6.6)
McKena Miller Carbondale Sr. 5-11 G/F Averaged 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds for a 21-9 team; was a two-time South 7 Conference Player of the Year; hit 85.1 percent of free throws and had 1,541 career points
Teniya Page Marian Catholic Jr. 5-7 G Uncommitted, ranked 20th nationally by Blue Star among juniors; No. 2 scorer (14.4 average) and assist leader (4.7) for a 28-5 third-place Class 4A team
Lauren Prochaska River Forest Trinity Sr. 5-8 G DePaul recruit averaged 17.0 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game, GCAC Red Player of Year set school records for career assists and steals
Sydney Smith Vernon Hills Sr. 5-10 G Vermont recruit, averaged 20.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for a 25-6 team, setting school marks for career scoring (1,564 points) and rebounding (709)
Jenny Vliet Rolling Meadows Sr. 6-2 F Saint Louis recruit, ranked 260th nationally by Blue Star among seniors; averaged 14.5 points and team-high 9.3 rebounds for 29-5 Class 4A state runner-up
Kendra Wilken Breese Central So. 6-2 F Uncommitted, averaged team-high 17.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for a 31-1 Class 2A team; shot 65.7 percent from the field and 73.0 on free throws
Taylor Will Prospect Jr. 5-11 G Uncommitted, averaged 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game; scored school-record 579 points this season; third in school in career scoring (1,247 points)
Special Mention 50
NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. P.
Sam Andrews Huntley Sr. 6-0 F
Morgan Atherton Century Sr. 5-10 C
Matti Bielfeldt Peoria Notre Dame Sr. 6-0 F
Jensen Blassage Rockford Boylan Sr. 5-7 G
Taylor Brame Chicago Young Sr. 5-11 F
Martha Burse Bradley-Bourbonnais Sr. 5-7 G
Tiana Cook Decatur Eisenhower Sr. 5-9 G
Aaliyah Covington Edwardsville Sr. 5-11 F
Carlie Cuffle Riverton Sr. 5-11 F
Morgan Dahlstrom Grayslake Central Sr. 6-1 C
Cierra Davis Annawan Sr. 5-10 G
Ryan Dooley Central A&M So. 5-6 G
Rebekah Ehresman El Paso/Gridley Sr. 5-7 G
Nicole Ekhomu Joliet Catholic So. 5-9 G
Brenna Finck Maroa-Forsyth Jr. 5-4 G
Shay Fluker Belleville West Jr. 5-10 G
Alexis Glasgow Rolling Meadows Sr. 5-11 G
Kaydie Grooms Marshall Sr. 5-11 F
Jordi Harre Nashville Jr. 5-6 G
Madeline Hartke Teutopolis Sr. 5-9 F
Mary Beth Hugenberg Quincy Notre Dame Sr. 5-11 F
Alyssa Jurges Providence Catholic Jr. 5-8 G
Kelly Karlis Lombard Montini Sr. 6-2 G
Jaelyn Keene Jacksonville Sr. 6-2 C
Deanna Kuzmanic Wheeling Jr. 5-9 G
Sam Lambrigtsen Oregon Sr. 5-5 G
Jess Learned Washington Jr. 5-11 F
Kristina Lee Judah Christian Sr. 5-10 F
Ellie Lehne Byron Jr. 6-2 F
Lexis Macomber Lanark Eastland Jr. 6-0 C
Molly McGraw Bloomington CC Sr. 5-8 F
Samantha Pryor Burlington Central So. 6-0 F
Corrie Reiley Prophetstown Jr. 5-2 G
Ali Ringering Red Bud Sr. 5-8 G
Tia Robertson Normal West Sr. 5-9 F
Julia Rosen Springfield Sr. 5-9 G
Gabrielle Rush Hinsdale Central Jr. 5-10 G
Codee Schlipf El Paso/Gridley Sr. 5-10 F
Ashley Schneider Nokomis Jr. 5-10 F
Sidney Smith Carterville Sr. 5-8 G
Kayla Steward Rockford Boylan Jr. 5-7 G/F
Chante Stonewall Normal U-High So. 6-1 G/F
Riley Strandgard Sherrard Sr. 5-10 F
Cierra Thompson Teutopolis Sr. 5-6 G
Maddie Timmerman Breese Central Sr. 5-10 F
Haley Toohill Clinton Sr. 5-4 G
Hannah Wallace Brimfield Sr. 5-10 C
Lexi Wallen St. Thomas More Jr. 6-0 F
Anika Webster Springfield Sr. 5-11 F
Kendra Wilken Breese Central So. 6-2 F/C
Honorable Mention 100
NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. P.
Emma Baalman Hardin-Calhoun So. 6-1 F
Grace Baalman Hardin-Calhoun Fr. 6-2 C
Katie Barker Cary-Grove Jr. 5-10 G/F
Gracie Bastert Illini West Sr. 5-6 G
Sierra Bell Schlarman So. 5-7 G
Jennifer Berg Midwest Central Sr. 5-10 F
Imani Berry Belleville West Jr. 5-0 G
Abby Brockmeyer Litchfield Fr. 6-1 C
Maranda Chance Vienna Sr. 5-7 G
Cloe Churchill Canton So. 5-9 G
Lauren Claus Riverdale Sr. 5-4 G
Sabrina Clay Galesburg Sr. 5-9 G
Jaycee Cleaver Dakota Jr. 5-8 G
Rachel Colbert Erie So. 5-10 F
Hailey Cook Moline Jr. 5-10 F
Sarah Costello Downers Grove N. Sr. 5-9 G
Haley Darnell Goreville Sr. 5-6 G
Kendra Davis Waterloo Gibault Sr. 5-9 F
Nichole Davidson St. Charles North Jr. 5-11 G/F
Molly DeBrock Geneseo Sr. 5-9 G
Jamie DeFauw Geneseo Sr. 6-0 C
Taylor Edwards Arcola Jr. 5-7 F
Ashley Ferrell Harrisburg Sr. 5-9 G
Josie Finch Illini West Sr. 5-7 G
Megan Foes Annawan Sr. 5-8 G
Molly Franson Tinley Park Andrew Sr. 6-2 F
Paige Gallimore Antioch Sr. 5-6 G
Kylie Giebelausen East Peoria Sr. 6-1 C
Bailey Gilbert Sycamore Jr. 5-7 G
Shami Goodman Morgan Park Sr. 5-7 G
Madison Greeling Piasa Southwestern So. 5-6 G
Morgan Griffith Frankfort Fr. 5-9 G
Michaela Gronewold Illini West Jr. 5-8 G
Emily Halliday Coal City Sr. 5-7 G
McKaila Hays Elgin Westminster Sr. 5-8 G
Morgan Heckman Riverton Jr. 5-10 F
Emily Hoard Massac County Jr. 5-9 G
Carlee Hoover Rock Island Sr. 5-7 G
Marsha Howard Crete-Monee Jr. 6-0 F
Mercedes Jackson Rock Island Jr. 5-10 F
Madelyne Johnson DeKalb Jr. 6-2 F
Tori Johnson Herrin Sr. 5-7 G
Taylor Jordan Central A&M Jr. 5-7 G
Maggie Juhlin Chatham Glenwood Jr. 5-8 G
Kaylie Kanzler Grant Sr. 5-8 G
Kylee Knox Elgin Harvest Christian Jr. 5-6 G
Toree Kohrmann Breese Central Sr. 5-6 G
Karley Kolberg Rockton Hononegah Sr. 5-10 C
Clare Kramer Prophetstown Jr. 5-8 F
Olivia LaPorta Highland Sr. 6-0 F
Abby Lashmett Winchester West C. Jr. 5-9 F
Niki Lazar Neuqua Valley Sr. 5-7 G
Dani Lee Pearl City Jr. 6-0 G/F
Grace Loberg Geneva Fr. 6-2 F/C
Rory Manion Elmhurst IC Sr. 5-11 F/C
Vanessa Markert Brown County Jr. 6-2 F
Clarisa Martinez Plano Sr. 6-2 C
Hannah McGlone Streamwood Sr. 6-0 C
Casey McMahon Stagg Sr. 5-8 G
Sydney Mericle Riverdale Sr. 5-6 G
Maddie Merritt Tri-Valley Jr. 6-0 C
Sara Mickow Crystal Lake South Sr. 5-10 C
Montira Mosby Belleville East Sr. 5-11 G
Elizabeth Nye Mother McAuley Sr. 5-6 G
Jade Owens Fenwick Sr. 5-8 G
Kristen Parsons Wethersfield Sr. 5-4 G
Venita Parsons Oswego East Sr. 5-4 G
Brittney Patrick DeKalb So. 5-2 G
Daniella Pavlovich Putnam County Sr. 5-5 G
Madisyn Paxson Stark County Sr. 6-0 F
Allison Prestegaard Ashton Franklin Center Jr. 6-3 C
Jeslyn Roat Springfield Lutheran Sr. 5-10 C
Jasmine Ross Springfield Lanphier Sr. 5-10 C
Sara Ross Lombard Montini Sr. 5-11 F
Haley Ruestman Fieldcrest Sr. 5-7 G
Chandler Ryan Morton So. 5-6 G
Sidney Santos Geneva Sr. 6-1 G
Riley Scharf Litchfield Jr. 5-11 F
Maggie Schmidt Mahomet-Seymour Sr. 5-10 G
Kayla Sharples Naperville North Jr. 5-11 F
Malia Smith Neuqua Valley Sr. 5-8 G
Najee Smith Neuqua Valley Sr. 5-10 G/F
Kortney Stanfield North Clay Sr. 5-7 G
Madison Steinkamp Camp Point Central Sr. 6-0 F
Addison Stoller Cissna Park So. 5-10 G
Faith Suggs Homewood-Flossmoor Jr. 6-0 G
Megan Sullivan Christian Liberty Sr. 5-5 G
Brittney Thibeaux Grayslake North Sr. 6-0 F
Dana Turner Walther Christian Sr. 5-7 G
Maddie Versluys Elgin Westminster So. 5-9 F
Grace Vitek Elmhurst IC Sr. 5-11 G
Tayler Walker United Township Jr. 5-7 G
Lauren Webb Vernon Hills Sr. 6-0 G
Caitlyn Welch Reed-Custer Sr. 5-8 F
Rachel Williams Carrollton Jr. 5-11 F
Tayana Wilson Rich Central So. 5-6 G
Ashante Witter Serena Sr. 5-9 G
Demi Witter Serena Sr. 5-10 F
Whitney Woodis Herrin Sr. 5-11 F
Josie Zerrusen Effingham Sr. 5-8 G