Girls Greatest Players

La’Keshia Frett

From the Classic to the WNBA

Molly Tuter, Soldotna (AK)

Chanel Wright, Western (MD)

La’Keshia Frett, Phoebus (VA)

Denique Graves, University City (PA)

Semeka Randall

Semeka Randall, Trinity (OH)

Adrian Williams, Clovis West (CA)

Kelsey Griffin, Chugiak (AK)

 

 

Classic Record Book

Points GAME

50 – Teresa Jones, Longview (TX)

40 – Brit Jacobson, Chugiak (AK)

38 – Nicole Erickson, Brea Olinda (CA)

36 – Kelsey Griffin, Chugiak (AK)

34 – La’Keshia Frett, Phoebus (VA)

Rebounds GAME

21 – La’Keshia Frett, Phoebus (VA)

17 – Nikki Sharlow, Palmer (AK)

15 – Teresa Jones, Longview (TX)

14 – Kelsey Griffin, Chugiak (AK)

14 – La’Keshia Frett, Phoebus (VA)

Assists GAME

10 – Nicole Erickson, Brea Olinda (CA)

Steals GAME

11 – Brit Jacobson, Chugiak (AK)

Blocked Shots GAME

9 – Teresa Jones, Longview (TX)

Most Points TOURNAMENT

100 – Teresa Jones, Longview (TX)

92 – Brit Jacobson, Chugiak (AK)

89 – La’Keshia Frett, Phoebus (VA)

80 – Kelsey Griffin, Chugiak (AK)

74 – Nedra Housey, Bay Springs (MS)

 

Best of the Best

Nicole Erickson

Nicole Erickson
Brea Olinda (CA)
One of the most successful players in California girls high school basketball history, Nicole Erickson led the Brea Ladycats to four state championships and a 130-5 record during her career. In 1994, fifth- ranked Brea beat Lakeridge (OR) 63-58 in the Classic championship game behind Erickson’s 38 points. The No. 5 Ladycats finished the season 33-0, winning their games by an average score of 81-32. Erickson, who owns the Classic single-game assist record (10), earned first team All-American honors and went on to play for Duke University.

La’Keshia Frett

La’Keshia Frett
Phoebus (VA)
La’Keshia Frett didn’t break records so much as shatter them. She scored 3,290 career points – 827 more than any girl in Virginia state history. Frett picked up 89 points at the 1993 Classic for the Phoebus Phantoms. She went off for 34 points and 21 rebounds against Service to set the tournament rebound record. Phoebus won 110 of 118 games during Frett’s four seasons. She went on to play at the University of Georgia, where she was a 4-time All-SEC pick and NCAA All-American, and then the WNBA.

Brit Jacobson

Brit Jacobson
Chugiak (AK)
In the greatest upset in Classic history, the Chugiak Mustangs and coach Bruce Shearer became the first Alaska team to beat a nationally ranked opponent after a 69-46 victory over 12th-ranked Phoebus of Virginia in the third-place game in 1993. Chugiak’s Brit Jacobson – a Kansas State University signee – pumped in 27 points and the Mustangs outscored Phoebus 37-18 in the second half. This was Chugiak’s second tournament win over an Outside team. The Mustangs defeated University City of Philadelphia 88-71 in the first round behind Jacobson’s 40-point, 11-steal performance.

Teresa Jones

Teresa Jones
Longview (TX)
Teresa Jones left an indelible mark on the Classic in 1992, setting scoring records for most points in a game (50) and tournament (100) and flirting with the first triple-double for 20th-ranked Longview. The 5-foot-10 All-American was named Classic MVP and averaged 33.3 points per game. She barely missed a triple-double against Palmer with a 30-point, 15-rebound, 9-block bonanza. Jones went on to become a national junior college player of the year at Trinity Valley and then a NAIA All-American at East Central University.

 

Researched and written by Classic Media Director Van Williams

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