AURORA | A profile look at Grandview junior Jaiden Galloway, who is set to play for Team East in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game set for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):
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School: Grandview High School
2016-17 averages: 8.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.0 steals per game
Season highlights: The 2016-17 season provided to be yet another step forward for the Grandview girls basketball team, which won the Class 5A state championship for the first time in program history after a decade of playing at a high level. Coach Josh Ulitzky’s Wolves had talent up and down the roster and a mix of experience and youth that combined on a team ranked in the top 10 in the country by several national publications. Junior guard Jaiden Galloway may have been one of the most overlooked members of Grandview’s talented lineup, but her contributions were immeasurable. The Wolves’ pressure defense created a great deal of easy baskets — which is how they won every game played in Colorado by 10 or more points — and Galloway averaged 3 steals per game, while she also dished out a team-high 3.8 assists per game and scored 8.0 points per contest (up from 7.1 ppg last season). The All-Centennial League first team selection scored a career-high 29 points in Grandview’s Great 8 playoff win over Doherty. Galloway will play on Team East in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.
Galloway vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (10 points, 6 assists; 4 points, 2 steals); vs. Smoky Hill (10 points, 4 assists); vs. Cherokee Trail (8 points; 6 points); vs. Eaglecrest (3 points, 3 assists, 4 steals; 4 points, 4 steals); vs. Overland (8 points, 4 assists, 4 steals; 13 points, 4 assists, 3 steals)