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With the 2015-16 Nebraska girls basketball season just a weekend old, we are still in preview mode here at MaxPreps. This week we take a look at some of the girls prep hoopsters ready to dominate the Cornhusker State.
Before making these selections we scoured the state's major newspapers' all-state teams, MaxPreps' stat pages and each athlete's recruiting status. Some of these superb athletes were chosen simply for one of these categories, and some because of more than one of them.
Either way, the athletes listed from 1-10 are expected to produce some rather giant numbers night in and night out on the basketball courts around Nebraska.
All-Nebraska selections were handed out by the Omaha World Herald, while athletes being tabbed as Super-State honorees were chosen by the Lincoln Journal Star. The stat lines used in this Top 10 are from the 2014-15-basketball season.
Top 10 Nebraska girls basketball players ready to dominate1. Taylor Kissinger, Minden, 6-0, Jr., F
25.6 points, 3.4 assists, 9.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 3.2 blocks
Second team Super-State, third team All-Nebraska. It should be noted that she has a broken wrist and will miss some time this season, but last season's accolades speak for themselves.2. Amanda Hansen, West Point-Beemer (West Point), 5-7, Sr., PG
22.0 points, 2.9 assists, 8.1 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 0.8 blocks
First team All-State Class C1 Omaha World Herald, second team Lincoln Journal Star3. Sam Brester, Howells-Dodge (Howells), 5-8, Jr., F
19.4 points, 1.1 assists, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.4 blocks
First team All-State Class D1 Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star4. Rylie Cascio Jensen, Fremont, 5-10, Sr., G
19.0 points, 4.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 3.7 steals
Second team Super-State, third team All-Nebraska5. Lauren Shymkewicz, Ralston, 6-1, Sr., F
13.9 points, 1.2 assists, 12.7 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 4.0 blocks
Honorable mention All-State Class B Omaha World Herald6. Shandra Farmer, St. Cecilia (Hastings), 5-3, Sr., G
20.1 points, 4.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 4.3 steals, 0.1 blocks
First team All-State Class C2 Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star7. Brooke Turek, Hemingford, 5-8, Jr.,
14.1 points, 5.3 assists, 6.3 rebounds, 4.7 steals, 0.7 blocks
Honorable mention All-State Class C2 Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star8. Taylor Cockerill, Sterling, 5-8, Jr., PG
15.3 points, 4.2 assists, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals
Honorable mention All-State Class D1 Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star9. Abby Drieling, Emerson-Hubbard (Emerson), 5-7, Sr.
15.9 points, 4.3 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 6.1 steals
Second team All-State Class D1 Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star10. Augusta Thramer, South Sioux City, 5-8, Sr., PG
16.0 points, 4.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 steals, 0.3 blocks
Honorable mention All-State Class A Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star