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15 leading point guards from 2023-24 Washington girls basketball: Position of slick D1 playmakers

Strong cast led by Garfield's Katie Fiso and Nooksack Valley's Devin Coppinger, who guided respective squads to multiple WIAA championships

From top recruits to small-school heroes, there are plenty of point guards who puts together outstanding seasons in 2023-24.

SBLive scoured the state throughout a full season of coverage and spoke with coaches, media members and sources from every corner to compile the most impactful point guards.

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Editor's note: Players only eligible for one list. SBLive tried sorting multi-position standouts in best position - or one they spent most time at. Also, players who missed much of season due to injury were not considered.



(Names are in alphabetical order)

Kaleo Anderson, King's (1A), soph.

2024 King Showcase: White River-King's

At 6-foot-1, is matchup problem on perimeter, and her calm demeanor and silky-smooth playing style are lethal combination.

Devin Coppinger, Nooksack Valley (1A), sr.

2022-23 Hardwood Classic 1A girls championship: Nooksack Valley-Lynden Christian

Arguably most complete guard in state, UW signee scores, passes, defends, rebounds - and always makes game-deciding play.

Aylah Cornwall, Gonzaga Prep (4A), fr.

Cornwall, Gonzaga Prep girls basketball, class of 2027

This is no ordinary ninth grader. Strong and determined floor general models her game after ex-Cashmere star Hailey Van Lith.

Katie Fiso, Garfield (3A), sr.

2023 SeaKing girls championship: Garfield-Lake Washington

Oregon signee was born to play point guard, and her slick passing and unmatched vision should make her a star in the Big Ten.

Esmeralda Galindo, Davis of Yakima (4A), sr.

2022-23 Washington girls basketball: Davis of Yakima at Tahoma in Class 4A regionals at Auburn High School

Profiles more as an off guard, but when Pirates needed a big play, she delivered - setting everything up with array of cagey moves.

Teryn Gardner, Mead (3A), sr.

2022-23 Washington girls basketball: Garfield vs. Mead, Class 3A semifinals

Goes down as one of the all-time greats out of talent-rich Spokane, this Boise State signee led Panthers to 3A title game..

Bella Hasan, Kamiak (4A), sr.

Bella Hasan, Kamiak girls basketball, class of 2024

Southern Utah signee still shows same deft balance from martial-arts upbringing.on the court as a break-you-down attacker.

Brooklynn Haywood, Union (4A), soph.

Brooklynn Haywood, Union girls, class of 2026

Leading scorer in Clark County - again - was a nightly display of savvy ball-handling and shotmaking for perimeter-oriented Titans.

Aniya Hooker, Lynnwood (3A), sr.

Aniya Hooker, Lynnwood girls basketball, class of 2024

Royals' alpha bulldog really carried team in final month with teammate Kayla Lorenz sidelined; recent Siena commit.

Lainee Houillon, Sumner (4A), sr.

2024 MLK holiday basketball: Sumner vs. Lake Washington

Nobody played the level of physical on-ball defense that Houillon did, and her trademark relentless work rate was Spartans' fuel.

Samara Morrow, Arlington (3A), sr.

2022-23 Washington girls basketball: Lake Washington vs. Arlington, Class 2A semifinals

Eagles fed off her emotion, and fiery leader carried team to another 3A Wesco title and WIAA tournament berth.

Soraya Ogaldez, North Thurston (3A), sr.

2023-24 Washington high school girls basketball: Timberline at North Thurston

Pure shake-and-bake playmaker, if guards give her a sliver of an opening, she gets attacking downhill as purposeful as anybody.

Jamison Philip, Ellensburg (2A), jr.

ellensburg burlington edison girls basketball march 202333

Bulldogs weren't as athletic as in year's past, which made her on-ball defensive pestering all the more vital. Complete facilitator.

Gia Powell, Meadowdale (3A), sr.

2022-23 Washington girls basketball: Arlington vs. Meadowdale, Class 3A quarterfinals

Brown University signee has playmaking wiggle few guards have - and is dead-eye shooter from any spot on floor.

Keirra Thompson, Camas (4A), jr.

2022-23 Washington girls basketball: Kamiakin at Camas in Class 4A regionals at Battle Ground High School

Watching her dribble, slide and no-look pass is much like watching a Globetrotters guard gliding all over the court. Fun to watch.

More point guards to mention: Angelica Askey, Rainier, jr.; Jacey Boesel, Okanogan, soph.; Ashlan Bryant, Deer Park, fr.; Shayla Cordis, Timberline, soph.; Chloe DeHaro, West Valley of Spokane, sr.; Taylen Evander, Napavine, soph.; Ariyana Deloney, Foster, soph.; Giselle Dogan, Jackson, sr.; Avery Hansen, Auburn, fr.; Ava Marr, Archbishop Murphy, jr.; Naomi Senato, Emerald Ridge, sr.; Deets Parrish, Wapato, soph.; Izzy Simmons, Hermiston, jr.; Amber Swan, Neah Bay, sr.; Jada Travis, Bellarmine Prep, sr.; Kendall Wallace, Clarkston, sr.; Ciona Wells, Lincoln of Tacoma, sr.