6 NJ HS Freshmen Who Have Sparkled on the Court This Season


These six New Jersey female high school ballers may have started the season as freshman, but are performing above their class, evident by their impressive stats and electrifying style of play.

Keep an eye on these young ladies now and in the future. They are something special to behold.

Kennedy Henry — Blair Academy, Combo Guard

Henry, who plays for Blair Academy, is long and lean at 6-foot and is already a hard worker who is coupled with pure athleticism that shines on the court. 

High school hoop insiders already consider the AAU New Jersey Sparks player to be one of the top wings in the nation, as she holds offers from Virginia Tech, UPenn and Boston College.

Henry is tied in scoring on a talented Buccaneers squad with 197 total points in14 tilts.

Mia Semioli — Chatham, Guard

Semioli has definitely made strides this season. She has been able to control her aggressive style of play, limiting the number of fouls she commits.

But is has not hurt her hardwood performance, as she has dropped in 165 points (7.85 ppg), grabbed 49 boards, and made 13 steals in 21 games.

Mia annd Mya Pauldo — Morris Catholic

Mia and Mya Pauldo comprise one of the best backcourts in Morris County, if not all of New Jersey. The Backcourt Twins are huge reasons why the Crusaders are on a current 18-game winning streak.

Mia owns a spectacular handle and general-like abilities that lend her to lead on the court, move the ball up, and break a press when needed.

She has been on fire this season, dropping in team- leading stats: 432 points (22.7 ppg), 150 rebounds, 107 assists, and 83 steals in 19 contests.

Mya’s versatility allows her to front different guard positions or suit up at the forward slot.

She has been able to make her own mark on the court, draining 294 points and coming down with 86 boards in 17 tilts.

They are presently receiving college attention, with offers from Virgina Tech, Baylor, Georgetown, St, John’s, Ohio State, Miami, Pittsburg, Ole Miss, Rutgers, among others.

Molly Brown — McNair

Brown’s game keeps growing as well as her impressive stats. she leads McNair, 7-8 overall thus far, in points with 258 (18.4 ppg), rebounds with 57, steals with 43, and has made 15 blocks in 14 contests.

 Ella Kreuzer — Chatham

Kreuzer is one of those young players that gives Chatham hope for the present as well as the future. She is a capable shooter and solid defender, fitting in nicely with head coach Joe Gaba’s defensive-minded squad.

Kreuzer, a guard, is second on the Cougars in scoring with 228 points (10.85 ppg). Plus, she has pulled down 49 boards, and made 27 thefts in 21 affairs.

— Jerry Del Priore

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