Player of the Year Judea Watkins headlines 2023 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America team

ATLANTA (March 24, 2023) – Judea Watkins of Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth, California, is the 2023 WBCA High School Player of the Year and headlines the 2023 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

The WBCA presents the Player of the Year award annually to the top player in five of the six WBCA membership divisions (NCAA Divisions II, and III, NAIA, two-year college and high school). The Player of the Year and the 10-member Coaches’ All-America team in each division are selected by a committee of WBCA member coaches in that division. The Wade Trophy is presented to the best player in NCAA Division I.

"The WBCA is pleased to name Judea Watkins as the 2023 WBCA High School Player of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “She is most deserving of this distinguished honor. The WBCA applauds Lauren for her hard work, dedication and contributions to the game during the 2022-23 season.”

Here are the 2023 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-Americans:





Kamorea Arnold 

Germantown High School (WI)


Breya Cunningham 

La Jolla Country Day School (CA)


Aalyah DelRosario 

The Webb School (TN)


Jadyn Donovan 

Sidwell Friends School (DC)


Milaysia Fulwiley 

W. J. Keenan High School (SC)

South Carolina

Hannah Hidalgo 

Paul VI High School (NJ)

Notre Dame

Courtney Ogden 

Westminster School (GA)


Taliah Scott 

St. John's Country Day School (FL)


Judea Watkins 

Sierra Canyon School (CA)


Mikaylah Williams 

Parkway High School (LA)


 “We congratulate the remaining members of the 2023 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America team as well,” said Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to an elite level of competition. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have also lifted the women’s game.”

Here are the student-athletes who received 2023 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America honorable mention:



Sunaja Agara 

Hopkins High School (MN)

Sofia Bell 

Jesuit High School (OR)

Madison Booker 

Germantown High School (MS)

Zoe Brooks 

Saint John Vianney High School (NJ)

Addyson Brown 

Derby Senior High School (KS)

Essence Cody 

Valdosta High School (GA)

Montaya Dew 

Centennial High School (NV)

Sahnya Jah 

Montverde Academy (FL)

Kymora Johnson 

Saint Annes-Belfield High School (VA)

Tessa Johnson 

Saint Michael Albertville High School (MN)

Ari Long 

Valley View High School (CA)

Amanda Muse 

Heritage High School (CA)

Riley Nelson 

Bullis School (MD)

Laila Reynolds 

Shabach Christian Academy (MD)

Emma Risch 

Palm Bay High School (FL)

Khalil Robinson

Perry High School (AZ)

Malia Samuels 

Garfield High School (WA)

Ashlynn Shade 

La Lumiere School (IN)

Jada Williams 

La Jolla Country Day School (CA)

Sahara Williams 

West High School (IA)

About the WBCA
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 the 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.

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