USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the ALL-USA Michigan Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2018-19 season.
NATIONAL: ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team
COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Eklund, Pewamo-Westphalia (Westphalia)
Pewamo-Westphalia went undefeated against Division 3 competition en route to the program’s first state championship. The Pirates’ only loss of the season was to Division 2 champ Detroit Edison.
Player of the Year
Rickea Jackson, G/F, Detroit Edison, 6-3, Sr.
Picked to the USA TODAY ALL-USA second team, the Gatorade Player of the Year and Mississippi State signee averaged 22.1 points and eight rebounds a game.
Daisy Ansel, G, Comstock (Kalamazoo), 5-10, Sr.
Bound for Division II Grand Valley State, Ansel scored 30.4 points a game and also grabbed 7.9 rebounds.
Julia Ayrault, F, Grosse Pointe North (Grosse Pointe Woods), 6-2, Sr.
The Associated Press Division 1 Player of the Year and Michigan State signee posted averages of 20 points and nine rebounds per game.
Moira Joiner, G, Heritage (Saginaw), 5-9, Sr.
A Michigan State recruit and Miss Basketball finalist, Joiner scored 21 points a game and added 6.8 rebounds.
Cheyenne McEvans, G, Southfield A&T, 5-10, Jr.
Named to the AP Division 1 all-state first team, McEvans averaged a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds a game.
Gabrielle Elliott, G/F, Detroit Edison, 5-10, Jr.
Bree Salenbien, F, Lenawee Christian (Adrian), 6-2, So.
Hannah Spitzley, G, Pewamo-Westphalia (Westphalia), 6-0, Sr.
Destiny Strother, G, Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 5-9, Sr.
Elise Stuck, F, Charlevoix, 6-1, Jr.