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Girls' All-City Classic Standouts (May 29)

05/30/2024, 2:45am EDT
By Josh Verlin

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin)
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The 2024 Girls’ All-City Classic took place Wednesday night, with three games — one each for the 2025, 2026 and 2027 classes — bringing together some of the area’s best high school girls’ hoopers.

Here’s who stood out with their play at Imhotep Charter:

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More Coverage:
Standouts | Notebook (Pt. 1) | Notebook (Pt. 2)

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Sylvie Harrington (2026 | Germantown Academy)
Harrington earned MVP honors for the White team in the rising junior game, as the future GA wing — who previously had been at the George School — finished with 14 points to lead her team. The 6-0 wing guard knocked down both of her free-throws and a variety of tough shots otherwise, including an off-balance left-handed finish and a deep catch-and-shoot 3-pointer, her only triple of the evening. Harrington also showed off her improved handle and ability to create her own shot.


Sanai Johnson (above) dazzled in the 2026 game. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Sanai Johnson (2026 | Shipley School)
Johnson impressed the whole length of the rising junior game, and the 5-5 guard did it with a smile on her face the whole time — even when she was breaking down defenders with her crossover, or chatting up a ref during a dead ball. She was getting it done at the hoop, diving towards the rim with both hands and finishing a number of odd-angle and off-hand finishes, and she also had some nifty no-look passes to teammates — often Atlee Vanesko — for layups or a floater. 

Zamiyah Lowe (2027 | George School)
A 5-9 guard, Lowe was playing downhill all game long for the White squad in the freshman game. Constantly getting to the rim, she showed a bunch of ways to finish, including a one-handed runner, a couple layups, a mid-range pull-up and more. While she did put her head down to get to the rim a few times, she also kept it up on others and made some good feeds on the move, picking up a few assists once her driving abilities opened up looks for others. She was also an aggressive rebounder who started a few fastbreaks.

Claire McKee (2027 | Germantown Academy)
A 5-10 wing forward, McKee is excellent at getting in position for rebounds and layups. She was constantly in the right spot to grab an offensive or defensive rebound, making sure to box out every time, and when her guards were dancing around with the ball she would be sure to find an open spot around the rim to grab a feed and deposit it into the hoop. She also showed some good court vision of her own with a few assists, including a nice pass to a cutter for a layup.


Jessie Moses (above) won MVP honors in the 2027 game. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Jessie Moses (2027 | Westtown School)
The no-doubt MVP for the victorious Pink squad in the freshman game, Moses was her usual brand of confident excellence on the court. Fresh off a tryout for the USA Basketball Junior National Team, the 5-10 combo guard dazzled with her handles, shot-making and play-making, a one-woman highlight reel. There were multiple pull-up 3-pointers in transition; another trey from a side-dribble, one on a step-back; she made a couple no-look passes to teammates for layups, had a blow-by a defender to a left-handed finish, yada yada. There’s a reason LSU just offered. 

Janie Preston (2025 | Conestoga)
One of a number of talented post players in the rising senior game, Preston plugged away to a 10-point, six-rebound effort, showing why she’d picked up her first three Division I offers The 6-1 forward grabbed three offensive rebounds as she never gave up on second-chance efforts, and she showed her quality footwork in the post to maneuver around defenders and work free for a layup, while also knocking down a couple face-up shots and both of her free throws.

Maya Ravindranathan (2027 | George School)
Perhaps the most picturesque jumper of the whole evening came out of the hands of Ravindranathan. The 5-7 combo guard from the George School had a gorgeous, high-arcing shot with a consistent, smooth form and release, and she used it to knocked down a variety of jumpers, both from 3-point range and the mid-range, that perfect backspin showing up every time. She also showed how to use the glass well around the bucket and had a quality handle and court vision.


Yamilex Rodriguez (above) impressed with her passing and shooting abilities. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Yamilex Rodriguez (2025 | Reading)
Rodriguez opened eyes in the first half for Team White in the rising senior game, making a few great plays for assists, though her shot wasn’t falling initially. Then she came out in the second half and lit the nets on fire — knocking down a floater, a mid-range pull-up, a couple deep 3-pointers, getting to the rim on a blow-by in the half-court. The 5-3 guard was stellar with the ball in her hands, slipper in getting around defenders and had quick hands on defense, forcing a number of turnovers. She certainly earned her team MVP award.

Maya Simmons (2026 | Cheltenham)
Simmons has a full well of ability she seems to only just be truly tapping into. The 5-foot-8 combo guard displayed quite a bit of her skillset Wednesday, running the floor ahead of the pack to give her team some easy outlet looks, handling the ball, attacking off the bounce and sinking a couple of threes - one off the dribble and the other off a catch and shoot. Simmons is also active on the defensive end, recording a steal and causing a couple more deflections. She helped Cheltenham to a four-win improvement with a .500 record this season, earning first team All-SOL Freedom honors.

Shayla Smith (2025 | Audenried Charter)
The MVP for the Black squad, Smith showed off why she’d been a Division I commodity for years with a varied display of play-making and shot-making, and even if she didn’t connect on every difficult shot she took, the fact that a bunch of them came oh-so-close was a testament to how dangerous she is with the ball in her hands. Smith tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two assists in the game. 

Amaya Stewart (2025 | Wyomissing)
Preston’s frontcourt partner with the victorious White squad in the rising senior game, Stewart chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds of her own, while also adding a few blocks and steals. The 6-1 post, one of the top players in District 3 and a multi-time all-state selection, Is a physical presence around the bucket but also showed her skill in the mid-range, including a 13-foot face-up jumper and a head-fake that allowed her to drive to the hoop; she also grabbed a couple offensive rebounds and ran the floor hard.

Raegan Wells-Bradley (2027 | Science Leadership Academy)
One of the more unheralded prospects coming into the night, Wells-Bradley was an eye-opener. The athletic 5-10 wing from SLA made a number of strong defensive plays, including a couple blocked shots in transition as she got above and around opposing players to get her long arms on a shot. Offensively, though still somewhat raw, she knocked down a catch-and-shoot left-wing triple and had a few other layups that showed good hands and coordination. 

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Honorable Mention
Kendall Chiavelli (2027 | Downingtown East), Calista Gaymon (2025 | Imhotep Charter), Sammie Haws (2027 | Pennsbury), Geren Hawthorne (2026 | Imhotep Charter), Grace McDonough (2025 | Lansdale Catholic), Reynah Rattliff (2025 | Life Center, N.J.), Heaven Reese (2026 | Audenried Charter), Senaya Parker (2025 | Audenried Charter), Ciani Scott (2026 | West Catholic), Jada Snow (2025 | Sanford School, Del.), Atlee Vanesko (2026 | Westtown School)


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