BERKELEY – California women’s basketball signee Gabby Green (Oakland, Calif.) has been named as one of 10 players on the Naismith High School Girls Player of the Year Watch List, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced.
Green was one of two wingers selected to the early season list awarded to the top girls basketball player in the country. She signed with California in November heralded as a unanimous top 15 prospect by recruiting analysts, bringing a wealth of international experience to Berkeley as a gold medalist with the USA Basketball U19 National Team. Green was a member of the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship squad that posted a perfect 9-0 record in Lithuania to capture the gold. She also participated in the U17 World Championship Team trials and the U16 National Team trials and has earned a total of 11 appearances in international competition for USA Basketball.
As a prep, Green is a standout at Saint Mary’s College High School where she helped lead her team to a 30-5 record last season, averaging 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 4.2 steals per game. A multi-faceted player with the ability to use her height along the perimeter, was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team and All-Division IV first team, the Bay Area News Group All-East Bay first team and was a Max Preps All-American selection. She was also a Cal-Hi Sports third team selection as a sophomore and All-Freshman team selection in 2011.
Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List – Top-10 GirlsAriel Atkins – Sr. – Guard – Duncanville, Texas
Jordin Canada – Sr. – Guard – Los Angeles, Calif.
Asia Durr – Jr. – Guard – Douglasville, Ga.
Courtney Ekmark – Sr. – Guard – Phoenix, Ariz.
Gabby Green – Sr. – Winger – Oakland, Calif.
Kelsey Mitchell – Sr. – Guard – Cincinnati, Ohio
Katie Lou Samuelson – Jr. – Winger – Huntington Beach, Calif.
Brianna Turner – Sr. – Forward – Pearland, Texas
Jatarie White – Sr. – Post – Charlotte, N.C.
A’ja Wilson – Sr. – Forward – Hopkins, S.C.