Kiah Gillespie, Sr., F, Capital Prep: Just off accolades alone she warrants a spot on this list. The senior forward is the reigning Gatorade Connecticut Player of the Year, was named a McDonald’s All-American this season, helped her team win another Constitution State Conference crown, scored her 2,000th career point, grabbed her 1,000th career rebound and she’s headed to Maryland, who played in last season’s Final Four.
Desiree Elmore, Jr., F, Capital Prep: As Gillespie patrols the perimeter with a silky smooth jumper, Elmore bangs inside for the Trailblazers wreaking havoc against opposing front lines. She averaged 23 points and 14 rebounds per game, nine of which were defensive rebounds. She is headed off to Syracuse.
Maura Fitzpatrick, Sr., F, Mercy: The Southern Connecticut Conference Player of the Year helped lead her team to its second straight conference crown. She averaged 17 points per game and scored 19 points as the Tigers edged Hand in the SCC title game. She is headed off to Marist.
Sami Ashton, Jr., G, Morgan: The guard makes the Huskies go. She averaged 16 points, four assists, four steals and even managed to haul in at least two rebounds per contest. She led Morgan to its first perfect regular-season in school history. She scored her 1,000th career point in the SLC title game, that the Huskies won, too.
Rebecca Lawrence, Jr., G/F, Ridgefield: Headed off to Delaware, the guard/forward led the Tigers to a title in the uber-competitive FCIAC, as three different FCIAC teams spent time in the GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll. Although she stands at 6-foot-2, Lawrence is a threat to stretch the floor with a consistent outside jump shot. And lastly, and most important, she is part of Connecticut’s Big 3.
2015 CIAC Girls Basketball Tournament
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Care About the Tournament: Because it’s going to be epic.
- The 5 Most Important Players in the CIAC Tournament: Kiah Gillespie’s on the list, but you knew that already.
- Everything You Need To Know About the CIAC Tournament: So Larry Bird walks into a locker room…
- GameTimeCT.com/Register Top 10: A couple new teams join in!
- Success?: Coaches not too happy with CIAC Tournament Success Rule.
- Big Turnaround: Gilbert came a long way. Find out where it ended up.
- 2015 Conference Tournament Recap