Five who almost made the Super 25 girls preseason basketball rankings

Five who almost made the Super 25 girls preseason basketball rankings

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Five who almost made the Super 25 girls preseason basketball rankings

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Chasity Patterson has given a verbal commitment to Texas (Photo: USA Basketball)

North Shore guard Chasity Patterson has signed with Texas (Photo: USA Basketball)

There were plenty of talented teams who were good enough to be considered for the Super 25 girls preseason basketball rankings. Here are five that nearly made it.

Millbrook, Raleigh, N.C. (30-2)

The Wildcats won the 4A state title and return all five starters, led by 5-8 PG Kai Crutchfield (12.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg), a North Carolina State signee and guard Dazia Powell (11.4 ppg), who is headed to Old Dominion. Millbrook also returns Zairya West, who is headed to Norfolk State, Andreal Bass, who has signed with Lenoir-Rhyne and Sis Norman, who has signed with Morehead State.

Goose Creek, S.C. (22-3)

The Gators return 10 players, led by Charlotte-bound guard Mariah Linney (13.3 ppg, 5.0 apg, 5.0 spg), Charleston signee Ericka Broughton (8.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg), and 5-11 sophomore F Shayla Nelson (12.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg).

North Shore, Houston (36-2)

The Mustangs are led by 5-5 PG Chasity Patterson (25.4 ppg, 5.4 spg, 4.8 apg), a preseason American Family Insurance player who has signed with Texas. Senior G Madisyn Francis (6.9 ppg, 4.7 apg) and 6-0 senior F Keira Polart will try to keep teams from keying on Patterson.

McEachern, Powder Springs, Ga. (25-7)

The Indians have won three consecutive state titles and two three Division I signees in Que Morrison (12.0 ppg), a 5-10 guard who is headed to Georgia and 5-9 G Lyndsey Whilby, a Texas Tech signee. Other key players include junior 5-7 PG Chanel Wilson (12.0 ppg), 5-8 senior guard Jasmine Clements and 5-10 senior G Symone Oliver.

Riverdale Baptist, Upper Marlboro, Md. (39-3)

The Crusaders won the NACA Divison I Girls Basketball National Champions but don’t return any starters. They did land two key transfers in junior 6-4 post Rochelle Norris from Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) and 5-6 sophomore G Cali Konek from Imani Christian (Pittsburgh, Pa.), who averaged 45.4 points a game as a freshman. Another key newcomer is Jennifer Ezeh, a 6-4 sophomore who played for Nigeria’s U17 team.

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