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Vote: Who is the top sophomore high school girls basketball star in the nation in 2023-24?

From Park Hill South's Addison Bjorn to Sierra Canyon's Jerzy Robinson, make your pick for nation's best sophomore

High school basketball seasons are in full swing across the country and many players have asserted themselves.

That includes standout sophomores making the most of early opportunities on the high school stage.

After taking a look at the top freshmen girls basketball players across the country, we moved to sophomores, zeroing in on the top 20 standouts from the class of 2026 so far in the 2023-24 season.

Now, we want to hear from you. 

Who has been the best sophomore in the country so far this season? Read up on the list of nominees and make your pick in the reader poll below. Voting is open until Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m. western time


Names are in alphabetical order.

Park Hill South (Missouri) star Addison Bjorn attempts a free throw in a Dec. 9 loss to Rock Bridge.

Park Hill South (Missouri) star Addison Bjorn attempts a free throw in a Dec. 9 loss to Rock Bridge.

Addison Bjorn, Park Hill South (Missouri)

One of the top national prospects for the class of 2026, Bjorn is a 6-foot-2 point guard who already holds more than 40 Division I offers. She is averaging 14.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals.

Eryn Brown, Istrouma (Louisiana)

Brown averaged a double-double as a freshman and has upped her scoring this season, putting up 32 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.5 steals. In early January, she erupted for 64 points in a 93-91 win over Episcopal.

Amari Byles, DeSoto (Texas)

Byles is a highly-skilled 6-foot-2 guard who can play just about any position on the court. She teams up with fellow sophomore standouts Rieyan DeSouze and Kamora Pruitt at Class 6A powerhouse DeSoto.

Brihanna Crittendon, Riverdale Ridge (Colorado)

A five-star wing prospect, Crittendon is putting up more than 30 points per game for the second straight season. The 6-foot-3 phenom is averaging 31.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.3 blocks.

Moriyah Douglass, Burroughs (Missouri) 

 Douglass has taken her game to another level during her sophomore season for Burroughs. The athletic 6-foot-3 forward can attack the rim, knock down perimeter shots and hit the boards.

Oliviyah Edwards, Elite Prep (Washington)

Edwards starred for Tacoma’s Lincoln a season ago and is now playing at Elite Prep near Seattle where her dad is an assistant coach. The 6-foot-3 Edwards, a five-star forward nicknamed “O Block”, could already dunk as a freshman.

Bella Flemings, Brennan (Texas)

Another five-star prospect, Flemings can play anywhere on the perimeter for Brennan. She is averaging 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals.

Chamiah Francis, Booker T. Washington (Florida)

Francis is a 6-foot-3 post who impacts the game at both ends of the court. She averaged a double-double as a freshman and is doing it again this fall at 18.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, two assists, 1.9 steals and 2.5 blocks.

Sanai Green, Steward (Virginia)

Green averaged a double-double for Steward as an eighth-grader and has continued to dominate at the high school level. A versatile inside-outside player, Green is putting up 18.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.5 steals.

Maddyn Greenway, Providence Academy (Minnesota)

The daughter of former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro linebacker Chad Greenway, Maddyn Greenway made her varsity debut as a seventh-grader and eclipsed the 2,000 career points mark last February. The lead guard is putting up 34.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 4.5 steals.

Saniyah Hall, Laurel (Ohio)

Hall, ESPN’s No. 3-rated national sophomore, exploded for 43 points and 18 rebounds in a mid-January loss to Anthony Wayne. She nearly averaged a double-double as a freshman and has been even better this winter.

Kate Harpring, Marist (Georgia)

In a Jan. 17 game against Lakeside, Harpring scored a career-high 45 points in just two and a half quarters. The lead guard netted her 1,000th high school point earlier in the month and is averaging 27 points and seven rebounds.

Brooklynn Haywood, Union (Washington)

Haywood had a 50-point explosion as a freshman and has continued to score in bunches this season. She is putting up 23.5 points per game from the point guard position.

Trinity Jones, Naperville Central (Illinois)

Jones is a three-level scorer as a 6-foot-1 forward. The five-star prospect netted her 1,000th career point in mid-January.

Natalie Kussow, Arrowhead (Wisconsin)

Kussow exploded for a program-record 47 points earlier this season and has kept her foot on the gas as Arrowhead’s lead guard. She is a left-handed shooting guard who is deadly from beyond the arc.

Missy Odom, Jasper (Alabama)

A three-sport star who also competes in volleyball and softball, Odom is currently tearing it up for Jasper on the hardwood. She is averaging 19.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.1 steals. Odom is one of Alabama’s top softball prospects.

Jerzy Robinson, Sierra Canyon (California)

The No. 1 national recruit in her class, Robinson recently inked an NIL deal with Nike. The 6-foot-1 guard/forward played for Arizona’s Desert Vista as a freshman and is now the key piece for California state title contender Sierra Canyon.

Savvy Swords, Long Island Lutheran (New York)

National power Long Island Lutheran has three five-star seniors in Kayleigh Heckel, Kate Koval and Syla Swords, but sophomore wing Savvy Swords — Syla’s younger sister — is just as important to the team. Savvy knows how to play without the ball and is a standout on the defensive end.

Olivia Vukosa, Christ the King (New York)

Vukosa checks in at No. 2 in the ESPN class of 2026 recruiting rankings. The 6-foot-4 forward is having a monster sophomore season, putting up 18.2 points, 14.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 blocks.

McKenna Woliczko, Archbishop Mitty (California)

The lead player for the No. 1 team in the country, Woliczko can do it all on the basketball court. The versatile 6-foot-2 five-star prospect was named national Freshman of the Year a season ago. She is also a standout in softball. 

Editor's note: All stats are current through Jan. 17.

-- Bob Lundeberg | @sblivesports