P2P CCS Girls Basketball Honors
Pinewood's Hannah Jump (right) is the CCS Junior of the Year.

CCS Junior of the Year

It was a season of mighty accomplishments for Hannah Jump. Pinewood’s 5-11 guard and leading scorer averaged 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She sank 102 three-pointers on 228 attempts for 45 percent (she took 100 less two-point field goals, and made 57 percent of those). From the charity stripe, she knocked down 84 percent of attempts. She had 24 points in one of the greatest upsets in recent history when the Panthers struck down Archbishop Mitty in the CIF NorCal Open Division Championship. She was an easy All-WBAL Foothill Division selection. And for a cherry on top she committed to Stanford.

“Best shooter in America,” Pinewood coach Doc Scheppler claims. “Makes great basketball decisions, great communicative teammate. Improved rebounder and defender. Pleasure to coach!”

When she heads to the Farm, the Cardinal will be getting a fluid, smooth sharpshooter. In fact, if there was ever a player tailor-made for Pinewood coach Doc Scheppler’s system, it might just be Jump. A player who makes her mettle from beyond the arc, leads by example, has a knack for coming up with timely rebounds and finding open teammates, and doesn’t get swallowed up by the moment.

Though she was quiet against Windward in the state championship game, that is nothing unusual for high school hoopsters playing on a NBA floor. Prior to the Mitty shocker, she went for 18 against St. Mary’s-Stockton (a team she also helped upset in 2016), and 20 in the CCS Open Final, also versus the Monarchs.

ESPN ranks Jump as the 14th best wing in the nationn at her position, noting her skills in the transition game, her shooting, of course, and her “cerebral approach.” She already has a flavor for international competition, as she played for England in the Under-16 team three years ago.

Other players considered for this award include Pinewood’s Klara Astrom, Silver Creek’s Leilani Augmon, Woodside Priory’s Ila Lane, and Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Talo Li-Uperesa.

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS basketball.