After solid seasons by these five female New York State high school basketball players, there isn’t any reason to believe that they shouldn’t step up even further in 2020-21 when the time comes to hit the hardwood, COVID-19 be damned.
Here’s a look at these five emerging NY female high school ballers.
Khya Hough (2021)
A rising senior point guard out of The Mary Louis Academy (Queens), Hough committed to Kennesaw State in June.
Though the 5-foot-6 Jamaica Estates, NY, resident has made her mind on where to play after high school, don’t expect her to let up any time soon.
Hough sports a solid skillset, with fantastic floor leadership skills, good speed in the transition game, a good mid-range jumper, and can telegraph the opposition’s passing attempts for the steal.
Dakota Daniello (2023)
Daniello, a rising sophomore point guard who plays high school ball for The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, is hard to figure out at first glance, as she’s just a 5-feet, 80-pound 15-year-old.
But don’t let her small stature fool you; she can flat out ball.
Daniello possesses a solid skillset, with quick movements, and a smooth, accurate jump shot, as well a sweet floater to the hoop, according to scouting reports.
Gabriella (Gabby) Tucker (2022)
A rising junior guard at Blind Brook High School in Rye Brook, NY, Tucker handles the rock with proficiency, to go along with her sweet outside shot. Plus, she can drive to the hoop while finishing well, not to mention her keen ability to find open teammates when the need arises.
The 5-foot-6 Tucker averaged 14.1 points per game for the Lady Trojans in the 2019-20 season.
Melanie Demeo (2022)
Rising junior standout point guard and second-year varsity player DeMeo garnered All-Conference and All-League honors. Plus, she averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game for Mahopac High School (Mahopac, NY) last season.
With the added experience under her basketball belt, there’s no telling just how far DeMeo will get in her future hoops career.
Caitlyn O’Boyle (2021)
O’Boyle, a rising senior at Mahopac High School, is the type of player coaches love have manning the paint. She’s strong and improving.
O’Boyle earned All-Section and All-League honors for the first time in her high school career last year. She averaged a double-double for the campaign with 11 points and 12 rebounds per tilt.
_ Jerry Del Priore