BVM Sports presents its list of the Top 10 girls basketball players in the Class of 2023 within the state:
The state of Illinois has produced some high-quality girls basketball players over the years. WNBA standouts Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Yolanda Griffith once took the hardwood at the high school level in the state. DePaul women’s basketball star Aneesah Morrow, a second-team All-American as only a freshman last season, was a standout at Simeon in Chicago before making her way to the collegiate level.
Clearly, Illinois knows how to produce exceptional girls basketball players and the programs that have landed recruits from the state are keenly aware of this fact. With the 2022-23 basketball season fast approaching, here are the top 10 seniors for the upcoming season.
10. Sophie Swanson, guard, Barrington
Swanson, a 5-foot-10 shooting guard, had a strong junior campaign leading her Barrington Fillies squad, leading the unit all the way to the Class 4A state championship where they fell just short of a title. During the season, Swanson averaged 21 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists while helping the Fillies to a 30-6 record. She was named the Class 4A Player of the Year and a first-team all-state member for her efforts. The senior committed to Purdue University in January.
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