The Register's All-Iowa girls' basketball team combines a star-studded senior class with some of the nation's best young talent. There were about 20 Division I recruits in the Iowa high school class of 2018. But the team has room for young players like Caitlin Clark and Zoe Young. The Register's team may be the only place where they can all be gathered — the 45 players listed would have trouble fitting into a gym. The Elite team has five players by position.
Iowa City West's B.J. Mayer knew several things could happen when he tried to schedule some of the Midwest's toughest girls' basketball teams against the Women of Troy. They might lose. But they might get a lot better. It turned out to be an investment for the state tournament. "We tried to schedule for the tournament," Mayer said. Mayer, whose team went 19-7 but was crowned the Class 5A state champion, has been named the Register's All-Iowa girls' basketball coach of the year.
If I were making a State of the Union speech about girls' basketball, you'd be in for a treat — without the politics:"My fellow Americans, gathered girls' basketball fans, coaches and players, the state of girls' basketball in Iowa is strong." Let's explore why Iowa had such a great high school season without the political trappings of such a speech:Iowa City West provided a great story. The team with the great record didn't win. It was the team with the great formula for winning.
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