Class 5 Girls Basketball Players to Watch

Basketball season is underway in Missouri. Below are the area’s Class 5 Girls Basketball Players to Watch this year.

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Brielle Adamson, Willard Senior
Adamson is a two-time All-COC selection and plays exactly how you’d expect a coach’s kid to play; she shoots the lights out and has a super high basketball IQ. As a junior the 5-foot-8 guard averaged 14 points and two steals, leading the team in scoring. She has Steph Curry-range and should see even more shots as a senior.

Destiny Buerge, Carl Junction Junior
In a basketball-crazy family, Buerge has developed into the family’s best scorer. As a sophomore she averaged 24.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 steals with 19 games of at least 20, six games of 30-plus and a 48 point explosion against rival Webb City. She’s already over 1,000 points and with two siblings that were D-2 hoopers, she’s on the same trajectory at minimum.

Savannah Campbell & Carli Libhart, Rolla Seniors
These two are an absolute headache for opposing offenses. At 6-foot-2, Campbell takes care of the paint, averaging eight rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.6 blocks to go along with her 13.4 points on 54 percent shooting. Libhart, a 5-foot-6 guard, added 12.6 points and 2.4 steals, including a season-high seven steals vs. Sullivan. Both seniors will reach 1,000 career points this winter.

Jimm’esha Davis, Hillcrest Senior
An All-District selection, Jimm’esha Davis is the city’s most relentless rebounder, averaging 12.9 per game as a junior. The 5-foot-11 forward added nearly 20 points per game as well and is a double-double threat every time she touches the floor.

Ashton Judd, West Plains Senior
Judd is a triple-double waiting to happen, averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as a junior. The 5-foot-11 point forward absolutely blew up on the circuit, receiving multiple D1 offers with some major conferences getting involved. For all of her physical gifts, her basketball IQ is off the charts.

Payton Kincaid & Elle Turner, Camdenton Seniors
Also a volleyball standout, Kincaid averaged 18 points and eight rebounds as a junior, earning All-District and All-Ozark Conference honors. She’ll score her 1,000th point this winter and is one of the most seasoned players in the league. Turner is her running mate, who averaged 11 points and three assists as a junior. She might have the highest-running motor in the OC.

Kenzie Robbins & Sami Mancini, Webb City Senior & Freshman
These are two names to get familiar with. Robbins is a 5-foot-9 forward that has battled multiple ACL tears throughout her high school career. She started last season and was an All-District performer. Mancini is a 6-foot-4 post that is widely considered the top post presence in Missouri’s 2025 class. She’s already receiving Power 5 interest.

Others to Watch

Kate Brownfield, Webb City Junior
Chloe Grimm, Branson Senior
Reilly Heman, Glendale Junior
Alyssa Joyner, West Plains Sophomore
Adasyn Leach, McDonald County Senior
Lauren Luebbert, Marshfield Sophomore
Tara Masten, Parkview Sophomore
Reagan McInturff, Neosho Junior
Georgia Osborn, West Plains Junior
Cora Roweton, Bolivar Junior
Kylie Scott, Carl Junction Sophomore
Hali Shorter, Carl Junction Junior
Samara Smith, McDonald County Junior
Kaylin Washington, Willard Junior

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