6 NYC Female High School Basketball Players On the Rise


After solid seasons by these six female New York City high school basketball players, there isn’t any reason to believe that they shouldn’t perform even better in 2020-21 when the time comes to hit the court.

Here’s a look at these six emerging NYC female hoopsters.

Saran Moschella

Moschella was one of the top NYC high school freshmen last season for Staten Island Academy, averaging 11 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game.

Off of a strong effort at the Pittsburgh Shootout over the weekend with her 17-U AAU team, the NY Hoopers, Moschella recorded 10 points and six rebounds per contest in four games.

Nicole Melious

Melious, also a rising sophomore, enjoyed a tremendous freshman year with Susan Wagner, averaging a little under 28 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists per game for the 24-3 Lady Falcons.

In addition, she drained 39 points in a PSAL Class A playoff win versus Midwood.

Showing no signs of slowing down, Melious averaged an impressive 32.5 points per game, to go along with 7.5 assists and 5.4 rebounds in the Pittsburgh Shootout with the NY Hoopers.

Melious, a guard, is such a good player at a young age, that Purdue Univeristy has already snatched her up, with a verbal commitment.

Grace Sundback

Sundback is a rising Xavierian (Brooklyn) sophomore point guard with a tremendous upside, as she does a little bit of everything on the hardwood: scores, passes, and rebounds, all with effectiveness.

Sporting a tough mindset, Sundback averaged 16 points, six rebounds, and four assists last year for the Lady Clippers.

Zaria Lewis

Lewis, another rising sophomore, averaged 12 points and four boards per tilt for Curtis during the regular season. Lewis added 16 points and eight rebounds in a first-round Class A playoff defeat to Truman.

Brieanna Maple

Maple is a rising junior on Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology’s basketball squad.

On a stacked-with-talent team last season, Maple was second on the Lady Jets in scoring, with an average of 14.1 points per game. She contributed 11 points per contest in three PSAL Class A postseason victories.

Ta-Mia Maxwell

Maxwell is the unsung hero on the list.

Brooklyn High School for Law and Tech’s Head Coach Mike Lloyd said his rising junior is a true point guard who displays good court vision, sets her teammates up well, and can bang home the trey and finish in the lane.

Lloyd expects Maxwell, who scored 4.3 points per game last season, to step up in the coming season and play well for the Lady Jets.

— Jerry Del Priore

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