USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months. The athletes were selected by the USA TODAY HSS staff.
Mountain View (Idaho)
re-opened her recruitment in April by decommiting from Washington.Slocum is a five-star prospect and the fourth-best player in the Class of 2016, per ESPN’s rankings. She averagied 25.1 points, 5.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game. She led Mountain View to a 26-1 overall record and isn’t committed to a college yet after she
Her 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Class 5A state title gave Mountain View its first-ever championship and she earned her second consecutive First-Team All-State honor.
told Gannett affiliate KTVB.com that if she’s meant to be at Washington, then she’ll end up there but wanted to make sure she was making the right decision.Slocum shows an ability to not only get to the rim and finish with one hand, but also a proficiency for losing her defender off the dribble and pulling up from deep. She can open eyes with no-look passes to open teammates on the low block, and should go to a premier powerhouse once she chooses a school. She
In an espnW feature, Slocum said that if she stays out West, she’ll play for Washington but that she’d have a better chance of developing on the East Coast. Interestingly, she noted how UConn isn’t an option because she wants to make a name for herself and do something that’s never been done before. The Huskies have won three consecutive national titles.