The Shasta County Sports Top 25 girls basketball players are ranked, in a countdown format, based on varsity experience and potential impact for the upcoming season. Coaches’ opinions, statistics, postseason accolades, video highlights and the “eye test” were all factors in compiling the list.
The only teams included are in Shasta County — Anderson, Burney, Central Valley, Enterprise, Fall River, Foothill, Redding Christian, Shasta, U-Prep and West Valley. Some schools (Burney, Fall River and Redding Christian) have opted out of playing hoops this spring to not compete for athletes and other sports during the pandemic but we ranked those players as if they were going to have a season — to be fair to those who have earned the spot to be on the list.
15. Zoey Burns | G | Central Valley | Sr.
Burns played second fiddle as a sophomore to three-year varsity starter McKenzie Cassingham but nearly matched the output. The 5-foot-5 wing scored 12 points per night and averaged just more than two rebounds, assists and steals across 28 games. As a wing, she showed she can shoot with 36 made 3-pointers and finished the season with her best Northern Athletic League contest, dropping 24 points in a 62-41 win over Anderson. With CV coach Nate Emerson retiring, expect Burns to usher in the next regime in Shasta Lake.