The Tampa Bay area was well-represented on the all-state girls basketball teams put together by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC). In all, there were eight players from the area who made all-state in their respective classifications, including four first-team selections.
F Kendal Cheesman, Jr., Plant
The Vanderbilt commit averaged 16.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game to help lead the Panthers to the state semifinals.
F Janiah Barker, So., Tampa Bay Tech
One of the nation’s top post players in the Class of 2022 averaged 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game before a season-ending injury just before the playoffs.
G Alli Head, Sr., Pinellas Park
One of the area’s top scorers, Head averaged 29.6 points per game and led the Patriots to their first winning record (13-10) in more than a decade.
G Megan Watson, Sr., Strawberry Crest
The Chargers’ top playmaker averaged 20.4 points per game and helped her team win a district title and reach the region semifinals.
G I’ces Utegg, Sr., River Ridge
The Royal Knights’ go-to girl averaged 23.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game and was a big reason her team entered the playoffs as a district champion.
G Anabel Ellison, Sr., Tarpon Springs
The Marist signee, who was Pinellas County’s top overall player, averaged 25.2 points,6 rebounds and 5.7 assists and led the Spongers to their third straight winning season.
G Tarriyonna Gary, Sr., Carrollwood Day
The Towson signee played a pivotal role in the Patriots’ run to their first-ever state title by averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
G Kailyn Gilbert, Sr., Tampa Prep
The playmaker led the state and finished fifth nationally in scoring with an average of 32.1 points per game.