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Top 20 girls point guards in the country entering the 2022-23 high school basketball season

Here are 20 floor generals who should have a big season ahead of them
Jada Williams

High school basketball season is here.

As states open competition over the next month, we'll highlight some of the top players at their position entering the new year.

We'll start out with the players who bring the ball up the court and run the offense.

Here are 20 point guards in high school girls basketball with sky-high expectations for the 2022-23 season.

KK Arnold, sr., Germantown (Wisconsin)

Arnold is a fixture on the USA Basketball circuit and committed to UConn last November. The 5-foot-9 point guard with stunning speed helped Germantown to a 2021 state championship and was named Wisconsin's Gatorade Player of the Year.

Jaloni Cambridge, jr., The Ensworth School (Tennessee)

ESPN ranks Cambridge the top junior in the country regardless of position, and she already holds offers from major college programs in every region. She averaged 17.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.1 assists as a sophomore while leading her team to the state championship.

Aaliyah Chavez, soph., Monterey (Texas)

Chavez has been on scouts' radar since eighth grade, and the 5-foot-9 prototypical point guard is expected to make huge strides as a sophomore. “She has taken things to a whole new level,’’ Nate Altenhofen, national scouting director for All-Star Girls Basketball Report, said this summer. “She’s the No. 1 player for 2025 and the No. 1 point guard of any class. She is breaking ankles off the dribble and creating 3-point shots for herself like (NBA star) Trae Young.’’

Diana Collins, sr., Brookwood (Georgia)

The well-traveled Collins (she plays for the Swedish national team) committed to Georgia last winter but flipped to Ohio State last month. As a junior she averaged 21.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.4 assists per game. Brookwood will be one of the Class 7A favorites this season after being eliminated in the quarterfinals last year by eventual state champion Norcross.

MiLaysia Fulwiley, sr., Keenan (South Carolina)

Fulwiley has been on South Carolina coach Dawn Staley's radar since seventh grade, when she received an offer from the Gamecocks. The 5-foot-7 point guard averaged 29.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 4.6 steals last season and went over 2,000 points for her career. She's led Keenan to three straight state titles and has announced a top five of South Carolina, Florida, Louisville, Miami and Ole Miss. 

Leah Harmon, jr., Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.)

Harmon put up a stat line for the ages last season in a January game, hitting 20 of 25 shots (10 of them 3-pointers) for 51 points while just a sophomore playing for one of the best teams in the country. The 5-foot-6 point guard is much more than a scorer, however, and she'll have plenty of talent to pass to again this season playing for the nation's No. 1-ranked team.

Hannah Hidalgo, sr., Paul VI (New Jersey)

Hidalgo, ESPN's top-ranked senior point guard in the nation, hasn't made her college choice yet but signed an NIL deal in September with Seven1 Sports Agency. The 5-foot-7 lockdown defender averaged 26.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists as a junior.

Kymora Johnson, sr., St. Anne's Belfield (Virginia)

After averaging 21.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 4.5 steals per game as a junior last season and leading St. Anne's-Belfield to the state championship game, Johnson was named Virginia's Gatorade Player of the Year. The five-star 5-foot-7 guard will stay in Charlottesville next year to play for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Zamareya Jones, jr., North Pitt (North Carolina)

After bursting onto the scene as a freshman by averaging 23 points per game, Jones kept her scoring up while raising her game in every area as a sophomore. She averaged a team-high 24.3 points, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals per game and ascended to five-star status in ESPN's recruiting rankings.

Reniya Kelly, sr., Hoover (Alabama)

Kelly earned honors as Class 7A player of the year as a junior after averaging 14 points, four rebounds and nearly five assists for the state champs. Nicknamed "Broadway," the 5-foot-5 North Carolina commit has a lethal outside shot and an explosive first step toward the basket.

Ari Long, sr., Valley View (California)

Among Long's many junior-year highlights was 50-point game in which she also grabbed 14 rebounds and dished seven assists. She's been a scoring and rebounding dynamo thanks in part to her 6-foot stature, but she's an incredible ball-handler who's expected to play the point at Washington.

Liv McGill, jr., Hopkins (Minnesota)

McGill can shoot, drive and pass from the point, and she's also a lockdown defender. The five-star 5-foot-9 guard led Hopkins to the state championship last season as a sophomore, averaging more than 20 points per game at the state tournament, including 25 in the state championship game on 11 of 13 field-goal attempts (and 3-for-3 from beyond the arc).

Olivia Olson, jr., Benilde St. Margaret (Minnesota)

Olson averaged 22.8 points and 10 rebounds per game as a sophomore, and the Michigan commit should have an even bigger year as a junior. The 6-foot-1 five-star athlete can play either guard position or on the wing, but her ball-handling ability makes the point her most natural position despite her height and rebounding ability.

Britt Prince, jr., Elkhorn North (Nebraska)

Prince stuffed the stat sheet with 24.1 points, seven rebounds, 4.4 steals and 4.3 assists per game as a sophomore in leading Elkhorn North to a 26-1 record and its second straight state championship. In just two seasons playing for her mom, coach Ann Prince, Britt has already eclipsed 1,000 career points.

Malia Samuels, sr., Garfield (Washington)

Samuels was selected as SBLive Washington's 3A state player of the year for 2021-22, and a part of the all-classification, all-state first team, averaging 16.5 points, 6.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 3.4 rebounds playing both guard positions. She committed to USC in August and is expected to play the point for the Trojans.

Sayvia Sellers, sr., Anchorage Christian (Alaska)

Sellers averaged 24 points, 6.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game as a junior, earning honors as Alaska's Gatorade Player of the Year. Heading into her senior year, the 5-foot-7 Washington commit is already considered one of the best girls basketball players in state history.

Angelica Velez, sr., The Webb School (Tennessee)

Velez teams up with 6-foot-5 post Aalyah Del Rosario to form one of the most dominant inside-outside duos in the nation. They transferred together from Trenton Catholic Academy in New Jersey and led Webb to a state championship. And they'll remain linked at the next level, as both have committed to LSU.

Amari Whiting, sr., Timpview (Utah)

Whiting made a couple of big offseason moves, flipping her college commitment from Oregon to BYU and transferring from Burley (Idaho) to Timpview. She's a 5-foot-10 point guard who averaged 26.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.7 steals per game in leading Burley to a 25-1 record and the Idaho 4A state title last season.

Jada Williams, sr., La Jolla Country Day School (California)

The 5-foot-6 floor general flipped from UCLA to Arizona in August after being committed to the Bruins since her sophomore year. She averaged 11.4 points, 4.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game for the San Diego Section Open Division champion as a junior.

Sole Williams, sr., Princeton (Ohio)

After missing nearly all of her sophomore year with an ankle injury, Williams came back at full strength as a junior and terrorized the opposition. The 5-foot-9 Louisville commit averaged 23.2 points, 3.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 steals, earning second-team SBLive Ohio All-State honors.