NO. 23 REGIS JESUIT
Location: Aurora, Colo.
Preseason Rank: 23
2017-18 record: 29-3
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Not Ranked
If the Raiders aren’t the odds-on favorites in Colorado’s Class 5A, after coming up short in last season’s title game against cross-town rival Grandview, then they will at least be one of the nation’s most entertaining teams to watch.
Senior forward and Stanford commit Francesca Belibi threw down the first dunk ever in a girls basketball game in Colorado nearly two years ago, and she’s been wowing crowds ever since. The 5-foot-11 Belibi, ranked No. 23 in the Class of 2019 by ESPN HoopGurlz, led the Raiders in per-game averages for points (13.7), rebounds (8.3), steals (2.6) and blocks (1.6), and she’ll likely be asked to carry a heavy load once again.
The good news is Regis’ top three scorers from last season are back, with Belibi joined by junior Jada Moore (10.9 points) and sophomore Avery Vansickle (10.6).