Written by SportsDayDFW.com
A look at SportsDayHS' Preseason All-Area Girls Basketball Team
PRESEASON ALL-AREA TEAM
Duncanville, Jr., Guard
Atkins averaged 9.6 points, 3.3 steals, 2.6 assists and 7.1 rebounds for the defending 5A state champions. The 5-10 shooting guard has multiple major college offers in the Big 12 and Big East. She’s transitioning from small forward to shooting guard.
Mansfield Timberview, Jr., Guard
First-year Timberview coach Kit Martin said representatives from 26 colleges have been to the school to watch Bradley practice this fall. Among the visitors were coaches from the Big 12 and Big Ten. Bradley, a 5-10 guard, averaged 10.6 points, 2.7 assists and two steals last year. She was a first-team All-District 5-5A selection.
Madison, Sr., Guard
Hayden was a second-team all-area selection after averaging 26 points and nine rebounds for Madison last season. The 5-10 Baylor pledge is ranked 82nd in ESPN’s HoopGurlz 100, and she’s also the 13th-ranked guard in the country. Hayden chose Baylor over offers from Florida State and Texas Tech, among others.
Southlake Carroll, So., Guard
Leonard started all 34 games for Carroll as a freshman. She was named SportsDay’s Newcomer of the Year after averaging 9.1 points along with a team-high 5.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.5 steals. Leonard already has multiple Big 12 offers.
Cedar Hill, Sr., Forward
Terry is going to play a critical role for Cedar Hill, which is ranked ninth in Class 5A by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. The 6-3 forward is one of the top players in the country and is committed to Texas A&M. “She’s definitely not the same [low-post player],” coach Andrea Robinson said. “People will be shocked at what sort of player she’s turning into.”