AURORA | A profile look at Grandview sophomore Alisha Davis, who is set to play for Team West 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: 9.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.1 blocked shots 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. In her second season as Grandview’s starting post player, 6-foot-1 Alisha Davis grew in confidence and upped her contributions statistically in virtually every category despite the abundant talent around her. Davis added two points per game to her scoring average (9.6 points per game) and close to a full rebound (7.6 per game), while she blocked nearly the same number of shots (3.1 per game). The All-Centennial League second team selection had five double-doubles on the season and may have had her best game in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona when she finished with 21 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots against St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.). Davis will play on Team West in the augural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.
Davis vs. Aurora teams: vs. Regis Jesuit (12 points, 5 blocks; 6 points); vs. Smoky Hill (13 points, 8 rebounds; 8 points, 10 rebounds); vs. Cherokee Trail (10 points, 6 rebounds; 4 points, 2 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (7 points, 9 rebounds; 8 points, 5 blocks); vs. Overland (6 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals; 14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks)