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.
10. Ashlee Kraft | F | U-Prep | Jr.
Another one of those glue players, Kraft is sneakily athletic and has the ability to score, defend or rebound depending on Steven Schuster’s need. The coach said her value doesn’t always show up in a box score. Other nights, like when she grabbed 21 boards against Lassen, it does. Kraft runs the floor well and is quick and physical, helping the Panthers press teams.