USA TODAY High School Sports is revealing the 2018-19 Super 25 Preseason Girls Basketball Teams. The Super 25 has been a staple of USA TODAY for more than 30 years and highlights the best teams around the nation.
Each post contains analysis, key players and more from USA TODAY Sports’ Jason Jordan in consultation with the USA TODAY High School Sports staff.
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NO. 25 PINEWOOD
Location: Los Altos, Calif.
Preseason Rank: 25
2017-18 record: 27-3
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: 24
The Panthers will be one of the Bay Area’s toughest outs once again in 2018-19, after a run last winter that took them all the way to the CIF Open Division Final.
To get back there, Pinewood will ride one of the nation’s best pure shooters, the fittingly-named Hannah Jump. The 5-foot-11 Stanford commit, ranked No. 50 in the Class of 2019 by ESPN HoopGurlz, connected on 45 percent of her three-point attempts last season (102 of 228), and shot nearly 50 percent from the field overall.
The Panthers return four of their top five scorers from last season, with senior wing Kiara Astrom (14.2 points, team-high 7.1 rebounds) joined by senior Kaitlyn Leung and sophomore Courtni Thompson.