MaxPreps/WBCA High School Players of the Week announced

ATLANTA (January 30, 2017) – The WBCA has announced its High School Players of the Week presented by MaxPreps for the week ending Sunday, January 29.

Now in its second year, the WBCA High School Player of the Week is presented to a deserving student-athlete who demonstrated outstanding play throughout the week in her respective region of the country. Head coaches submit nominations each week and the WBCA selects the individual based on stats that were submitted.

Here are this week’s honorees:



School (City, State)

McKenna Dale Sr. Edwin O. Smith High School (Storrs, CT)
Desiree Allen Sr. Neptune High School (Neptune, NJ)
Emily Maupin Sr. The Covenant School (Charlottesville, VA)
Mason VanHouten Sr. Canterbury School (Fort Wayne, IN)
Hailey Burrow Sr. Gilman City High School (Gilman City, MO)
Shaniyah Buford Sr. Lafayette High School (Oxford, MS)
Haley Cavinder So. Gilbert High School (Gilbert, AZ)
Leanna Watson Jr. El Cajon Valley High School (El Cajon, CA)
Za'nautica Downs Jr. Colquitt County High School (Moultrie, GA)

About MaxPreps
Founded in August 2002, is headquartered in Cameron Park, California, and is a unit of CBS Interactive. MaxPreps is proud to be involved with America's hometown heroes – the young men and women working hard to improve their skills, place team above self and serve as inspirations to their local communities. MaxPreps aspires to cover every team, every game and every player, doing so in collaboration with nearly 100,000 varsity coaches throughout the United States.

About the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the Association.