Introducing the Des Moines Register's 2022 All-Iowa girls basketball teams
Iowa has long produced ample high school girls basketball talent.
This past season was no different.
From Class 5A down to Class 1A, high-end players exist in all corners of the state. The Des Moines Register's All-Iowa teams bring those pieces together for one fantastic list.
Six players are included on the Elite Team, which covers all classes. There are six players on the five First Teams for each class, along with 20 honorable mentions. All named included with be honored at the High School Sports Awards show this summer.
Members of Elite Team are nominees for the girls basketball player of the year. The winner will be announced at the Iowa High School Sports Awards this summer. More details about the program are coming soon. The girls basketball player of the year is presented by the University of Nebraska – Kearney.
Names are listed in alphabetical order.
All-Iowa Elite Team
Bishop Garrigan | Junior | Center
As her recruiting stock continues rising, Crooks has kept her dominance going with a strong junior year. The Bishop Garrigan standout averaged 23.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game — both top-10 numbers across the state — while leading the Golden Bears to the 1A championship. High-major schools have been salivating. Other 1A coaches are more than ready for Crooks to graduate.
Johnston | Senior | Forward
A year that began with high expectations ended with Gyamfi hoisting a title trophy as Johnston's centerpiece on an unforgettable squad. The Iowa signee averaged 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in leading the Dragons to the first undefeated season in 5A history.
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Iowa City High | Junior | Guard
An incredible basketball bloodline has now delivered the next Joens sister to turn prep success into college stardom. The Iowa State recruit averaged 21.3 points per game as a junior, good for third-highest in 5A. Joens and the Little Hawks again reached the state tournament and will be expected to do so again next year.
Waterloo West | Junior | Guard
Waterloo West's run to the 5A title game doesn't happen without Poock at her best. The one who runs the Wahawks show averaged 22.6 points — second-best in 5A — along with 5.2 assists per game. Several Division I schools have already offered, with more likely to come.
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Cedar Rapids Washington | Senior | Forward
The state's leading scorer averaged 29.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in what was a truly dominant senior season. The Iowa signee was a mismatch most nights, regularly throwing up 30- and 40-point performances. The Warriors fell just short of reaching the 5A state tournament, but Stuelke showed why Lisa Bluder came calling early.
Waterloo West | Junior | Forward
A top-25 scorer in the state at 19.7 points per game, Williams was the other end of Waterloo West's two-pronged attack. The Division I-bound forward owns offers from DePaul, USC, Iowa, Iowa State, Washington State and others. With Williams and Poock both back next season, Waterloo West is a true championship contender.
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Class 5A First Team
Jada Gyamfi, sr., Johnston
Kelsey Joens, jr., Iowa City High
Halli Poock, jr., Waterloo West
Hannah Stuelke, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Halle Vice, jr., Pleasant Valley
Sahara Williams, jr., Waterloo West
Class 4A First Team
Madison Camden, sr., Glenwood
Ava Hawthorne, sr., Gilbert
Katelyn Lappe, sr., Bondurant-Farrar
Callie Levin, soph., Solon
Emma Miner, jr., Dallas Center-Grimes
Jenna Twedt, jr. Benton Community
Class 3A First Team
Reagan Barkema, sr., Roland-Story
Ryley Goebel, sr., Center Point-Urbana
Brooke Loewe, sr., Ballard
Brooklyn Meyer, sr., West Lyon
Gracie Schoonhoven, jr., Unity Christian
Haylee Stokes, fr., Estherville Lincoln Central
Class 2A First Team
Morgan Brandt, sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg
Madison Brouwer, jr., Sibley-Ocheyedan
Kaylee Corbin, sr., Louisa-Muscatine
Maddax DeVault, sr., Nodaway Valley
Kelsey Drake, sr., Wilton
Payton Petersen, soph., Dike-New Hartford
Class 1A First Team
Audi Crooks, jr., Bishop Garrigan
Emily Dreckman, sr., MMCRU
Molly Joyce, jr., Bishop Garrigan
Kamryn Kurt, soph., North Linn
Macy Sievers, sr., Newell-Fonda
Lauren Wilson, sr., Springville
Jaden Ainley, sr., Clear Lake
Jasmine Barney, jr., Iowa City Liberty
Reagan Bartholomew, sr., Waukee Northwest
Lauren Blake, sr., Indianola
Brooklin Dailey, jr., Southeast Polk
Macy Daufeldt, sr., West Liberty
Macy Emgarten, sr., Exira-EHK
Libby Fandel, fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Emma Gipple, sr., Dowling Catholic
Anna Gossling, sr., Johnston
Jenna Hopp, jr., Glenwood
Journey Houston, fr., Davenport North
Arianna Jackson, jr., Des Moines Roosevelt
Allie Meadows, sr., Central DeWitt
Cleo Murray, sr., Ankeny Centennial
Katy Reyerson, jr., West Marshall
Meredith Rieker, sr., West Des Moines Valley
Kaliyah Sain, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Meena Tate, jr., Iowa City West
Taylor Veach, sr., Central DeWitt
Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.