Maggie McIntyre y Gloucester Catholic, sr., guard, 5-0
McIntyre, a Niagara recruit, is arguably the area's top shooter, a sniper beyond the arc. She averaged 10 points per game last year to go with four assists. Surrounded by so much talent, she should find plenty of room to operate as a shooter, savvy floor general, and all-around playmaker.
Taiah Thornton r Camden Catholic, sr., guard, 5-5
Thornton averaged 13.7 points as a junior and is one of the area's most tenacious defenders. She also has a knack for clutch play and is poised to shine in a season that could be filled with memorable games.
Maddie Sims Lenape, sr., forward, 6-2
Sims averaged 15 points as a junior while leading her team to an Olympic Conference title and an appearance in the South Jersey Group 4 championship game. She's the team's top scorer, rebounder, and defender and should again help her team to a solid season.
Isabella Therien Cherokee, jr., forward, 6-0
Therien was a dominant force as an underclassman, leading one of South Jersey's best teams in scoring last year at 12 points per game. She should continue to develop her game in her junior season and should be a dangerous player on both ends of the floor.
Mary Gedaka y Gloucester Catholic, jr., forward, 6-0
Gedaka has a combination of size and athleticism that can't be matched in South Jersey. The Villanova recruit has gotten better every year. She averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a junior, already has more than 1,000 points, and is poised for a historic senior season.
Sierra Taylor Camden Catholic, sr., guard, 5-5
Taylor is a vocal leader and part of the heart and soul of one of South Jersey's top teams. She averaged eight points and six assists as a junior and will continue to run the point for a team loaded with talent.
Shaye McGoey Cherokee, sr., guard, 5-6
McGoey returns as the point guard and floor general of one of South Jersey's top teams. She's a strong defender, and she can penetrate off the dribble and hit shots from distance. Her energy is also something the Chiefs tend to feed off - an especially key contribution against a grueling schedule.
Danielle Sanderlin Gloucester Catholic, jr., forward, 5-9
Sanderlin showed flashes of brilliance in her first year with Gloucester Catholic after transferring from Wildwood Catholic. She proved a tough rebounder, strong defender, and capable scorer - all traits that should only improve in her junior season.
Jordan Wallace Sterling, sr., center, 6-2
Wallace, a Rutgers recruit, is one of South Jersey's biggest mismatches. Some teams simply won't be able to guard the powerful center. She averaged 15 points and 13 rebounds as a junior, and those numbers should increase this season.
Brittany Garner Camden Catholic, so., center, 6-3
Garner was flat-out dominant during stretches of her freshman season, averaging 12 points and 11 rebounds. With a little more polish and a little less foul trouble this season, Garner could be unstoppable.
Aliyah Stevens Paul VI, jr., guard, 5-6
Stevens is one of the area's top scorers and averaged 19.2 points per game as a sophomore. She is an emerging star on what could be one of South Jersey's emerging teams.
Marisa DiLeo Cinnaminson, sr., guard, 5-5
DiLeo broke out for Cinnaminson last season, averaging just under 15 points per game. She's part of a storied basketball family and is poised for a big senior season.
Jen Byrne Shawnee, sr., guard, 5-9
Byrne is known as one of the best outside shooters in South Jersey and averaged 12 points per game last year on a team that advanced to the Group 4 state championship game. With Shawnee returning just two starters, Byrne is likely to showcase her versatility this season.
Taylor Sehdev Haddonfield, sr., forward, 5-9
Sehdev averaged a team-leading 11.9 points per game as a junior. She's dangerous all over the court and has Haddonfield poised for a solid season.
Zoe Hahn Kingsway, sr., forward, 6-0
Hahn returns as the top player on a solid Kingsway team after averaging 14.3 points as junior. She's a strong defender and rebounder and leads an experienced Kingsway team.
- Chris Melchiorre