CAST YOUR VOTE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. YOU MUST RANK NO. 1 TO NO. 4 WITH NO. 1 BEING YOUR TOP PICK.
Hayley Frank, Strafford
The 6-foot-1 sophomore is capable of playing at any position on the court and was arguably the best player in the state this year. Comfortably averaging a double-double in points (24.0) and rebounds (13.0), Frank led Strafford in every statistical category. The Class 3 Missouri High School Coaches Association Player of the Year shot 68 percent from the field and 54 percent from 3-point range. One of Frank’s most impressive games was a 30-point, 20-rebound performance against Willard.
Amanda Kearney, Branson
The senior led the Lady Pirates to their best season in program history, winning 25 games and advancing all the way to the Class 5 quarterfinals. Kearney received her second consecutive all-state selection following a season that saw her surpass the 2,000-career point mark while averaging close to nine more points per game (23.0) than anyone else in the Central Ozark Conference-Large, where she was unanimously named Player of the Year.
Jordan Sanders, Kickapoo
Sanders garnered a Class 5 All-State selection and Ozark Conference Player of the Year award after averaging 21.6 points, nine rebounds and four steals per game as a senior. The UC-Irvine signee set a Kickapoo single-game scoring record with 39 points against Joplin on 16 makes. She also set Kickapoo’s single-season record for two-point field goals made with 240.
Kelsey Winfrey, Lebanon
Winfrey will unquestionably go down as the greatest player in Lebanon girls basketball history. She averaged 21.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 4.9 steals per game for the Lady Yellowjackets as a senior. The future Missouri Tiger had her hand in everything, leading Lebanon to a district title and a berth in the Class 5 state tournament. She finished her career with 2,039 total points.