Juju Watkins scores career-high 45 points in Sierra Canyon victory
All-American Sierra Canyon native Juju Watkins put on one of her most efficient plays of all time Thursday night, averaging a career-high 45 points while recording 16 rebounds and eight assists in a Mission League girls’ 93-49 basketball win over Bishop Alemany scored
“She just didn’t miss,” said coach Alicia Komaki. “She scored everywhere.”
Watkins, the nation’s No. 1 high school basketball player from the Class of 2023 and USC signing, was only playing in her second game after suffering an ankle injury. She has led Sierra Canyon to a 23-0 record.
“That was their most efficient play,” Komaki said. “When she’s efficient, she’s super scary.”
Watkins scored on transitions, three-pointers, midrange jumpers and rebounds.
Sierra Canyon is heading for a No. 1 seeding for the Southern Section Open Division playoffs, which begin in two weeks.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/highschool/story/2023-01-26/juju-watkins-career-high-sierra-canyon-alemany Juju Watkins scores career-high 45 points in Sierra Canyon victory