While several high school girl basketball players are either limited or locked out of action due to the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic, they’re still working hard until the next whistle blows for the tipoff to hardwood heroics.
With that being said, here are five NYC/NJ players to watch in the coming 2020-21 season.
The rising senior from Rancocas Valley High School (NJ) enjoyed a notable season as a junior, racking up 327 points in 22 games played for the Lady Red Devils, good for a 14.9 points-per-contest average in the ’19-20 campaign.
Richardson, a rising junior, led Millennium High School (Brooklyn) in points-per-game and rebounds with 12 and 134, respectively, in 11 tilts in the 2019-20 campaign.
She added 11 points and 20 boards in two PSAL playoff games.
The talented forward enjoyed an impressive freshman year, posting 13 ppg while grabbing 191 rebounds in 14 affairs.
A rising junior guard for Millennium, Lopez, a transfer from Forest Hills High School in Queens, averaged 10 points, three rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in 12 contests in ’19-20.
She added 16 points and five boards in two contests.
With the Lady Rangers as a freshman, Lopez averaged 12.85 and 3.8 boards per game in 13 tilts.
Agosto, a rising junior at Ranchos Valley, drained 172 points in 11 games.
Playing alongside teammate Linton, and with another year of hoops under her belt, she’s primed to breakout and score even more buckets.
As her freshman season at Chatham High School (NJ) started to progress, Jaegerskog began to blossom into a bonafide player.
With head coach Joe Gaba preaching tenacious defense, the 6-foot-one forward/center responded with 10 blocks and 26 steals in 29 contests in ’19-20.
Showing she can score as well, Jaegerskog, who amassed 119 points for the season, came off the bench and dropped in a career-high 13 points while grabbing 11 rebounds in the second-seeded Lady Cougars’ 53-28 win over No. 15 Hanover Park (8-11) in the first round of the Morris County Tournament.
Note: Meja Jeagerskog is returing to Sweden, so she won’t be playing hoops at Chatham High School.
— Jerry Del Priore