They range in height from 5-foot-4 to 6-foot-4. They come from California, New York, Minnesota, Texas and everywhere in between. But one thing every player on the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 has in common is mad skills on the basketball court.
Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of the top juniors in the nation.
0: Number of Super 60 prospects from the state of Georgia. Of the top 60 in the 2013 class, Georgia boasts nine players. Who will emerge as the Peach State’s next star? Stay tuned for the 2015 Terrific 25.
1: A’ja Wilson, an undeclared 6-foot-4 power forward from Heathwood Hall (Columbia, S.C.), is the No. 1 prospect in the 2014 class. Wilson can completely take over a game and is one of the most well-rounded players in the class.
3: The third-ranked player in the class, Brianna Turner of Manvel (Pearland, Texas), was the lone member of the Super 60 to win a world championship over the summer on USA Basketball’s U-17 team.
6: Recee’ Caldwell, the No. 6 prospect in 2014, is the highest-ranked player to give a verbal so far. The 5-8 point guard for Lady Bird Johnson (San Antonio, Texas), plans to play for UCLA.7: Sets of high school teammates in the Super 60, including Jordin Canada and Kristen Simon of Windward (Los Angeles); Zaire O'Neal and De-Ashia Jones of Shabazz (Newark, N.J.); Chloe Jackson and Auteaonna Gilmore of Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.); Bianca Cuevas and Sadie Edwards of Nazareth (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Makayla Waterman and Kathryn Westbeld of Fairmont (Kettering, Ohio); Gabby Green and Mikayla Cowling of St. Mary’s College (Berkeley, Calif.) and Kaydra Duckett and Makayla Johnson of Dreher (Columbia, S.C.)
8: Players from California in the Super 60, the most from any state. Ohio is second with seven; New Jersey is third with six.
10: Different colleges to receive a verbal commitment from a member of the Super 60. They are UCLA (Caldwell), Connecticut (Courtney Ekmark), California (Mikayla Cowling), Baylor (McKenzie Calvert), Notre Dame (Mychal Johnson), Texas (Brooke McCarty), West Virginia (Ariana Freeman), North Carolina (Jamie Cherry), Florida (Haley Lorenzen) and Dayton (Jenna Burdette).
12: Prospects in the Super 60 who stand 6-3 or taller.
23: States represented in the Super 60.
50: Prospects in the Super 60 who have yet to declare to a college.
66: Height, in inches, of Jordin Canada, the undeclared No. 2 prospect in the 2014 class. Still, the 5-6 point guard from Windward (Los Angeles) can score at will. The shortest players in the Super 60 are McCarty of Clear Springs (League City, Texas), and Aliyah Butts from Holy Cross (Edgewater Park, N.J.), who both stand 5-4.
74.25: Height, in inches, that Gabby Williams, the undeclared No. 9 prospect from Reed (Sparks, Nev.), cleared in the high jump at last summer’s Olympic trials.