UNC Women’s Basketball: Tar Heels commit takes home MVP honor

A UNC Women’s Basketball recruit in the 2020 class was impressive at the John Wall Invitational this past weekend, taking home MVP honors

Boys high school basketball wasn’t the only focus at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh this past weekend. The invitational also held a girls bracket, crowning a champion at this year’s event.

There were a total of eight girl’s teams participating in the event with St. Frances High School out of Maryland topping Southeast Raleigh in the title game. But although Southeast Raleigh lost, one player took home MVP honors and she happens to be a UNC commit.

Class of 2020 five-star commit Anya Poole was named the MVP of the John Wall Invitational over this weekend, just adding the awards picked up by UNC recruits this year:


Poole was fantastic in the tournament all weekend long, helping lead Southeast Raleigh to the title game. She finished with 13 points in the title game and was one of the top players on the court in every game:

Poole is part of a five-player 2020 UNC women’s basketball recruiting class that also includes five-star guard Deja Kelly. Joining the two five-star recruits is four-star guard Kennedy Todd-Williams, three-star wing Alyssa Ustby and three-star forward Alexandra Zelaya.

Coach Courtney Banghart has a special class coming in to a team that has looked good early on this season. The program continues to build and this recruiting class could be a big step forward for it.

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