The 2019 Washington high school girls basketball season has wrapped up, which means it’s time to reveal our all-classification all-state teams.
Along with former Central Valley girls basketball coach Freddie Rehkow, Scorebook Live’s staff took a look at the best girls basketball players in the state of Washington, regardless of classification, and cast ballots for first, second and third team all-state. You can view our first team girls basketball all-state selections below.
2019 Scorebook Live All-State Girls Basketball
Starting with a 63-54 upset of No. 1 Woodinville in the regionals, Burton-Oliver was an unstoppable force for Eastlake. The 6-3 junior forward averaged 24.8 points over a four-game playoff stretch, leading No. 8 Eastlake to the 4A state championship. She has already committed to play for Arizona State.
Buckley brought unbelievable energy to Lewis & Clark’s run to the 4A state championship game. The 6-foot senior averaged 16.9 points and 12.7 rebounds in leading the Tigers to the District 8 championship, ending Central Valley’s four-year reign. Buckley, who will play for UNLV next season, was named to the 4A all-tournament first team after averaging more than 13 points and 10 rebounds over three games at the Tacoma Dome.
Jenkins, a 6-2 junior, led Kentridge to a third-place finish at the 4A state tournament, averaging 26.3 points and 8.7 rebounds over three games. In the third-place game vs. Bellarmine Prep, Jenkins turned in one of the most dominant performances of the tournament, finishing with 32 points and 13 rebounds. She was named the 2019 state player of the year by the Seattle Times.
In a physical, defensive scrum vs. Mt. Spokane in the 3A state championship game, Walling’s ability to score inside and outside proved to be the difference. The 6-3 forward was 3-for-3 from 3-point range and finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Falcons to the 3A title. Walling averaged 17.3 points during the state tournament and shot 53 percent from the 3-point line (9-for-17). She will play for Fresno State next season.
Van Lith, one of the top players in the country for the Class of 2020, averaged more than 32 points and 8 rebounds for 1A Cashmere this season. A 5-9 left-handed point guard, Van Lith led Cashmere to a third-place finish at the 1A state tournament, tallying 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in their third-place victory over Medical Lake. She has already won two gold medals playing with USA Basketball, and she will have her pick of colleges after next season.
Stay tuned for our Second Team, Third Team and Honorable Mention selections, which will be released Monday afternoon.