By Robert Wilson
Germantown sophomore Madison Booker is ranked as high as the No. 4 girls basketball player in the country in her class.
She’s living up to that ranking this season, especially last week.
The 6-foot guard scored a career-high 29 points, making 6 of 11 shots from 3-point range, with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 blocked shot Saturday at then-No.1 Meridian in a 59-52 loss. One night earlier, Booker had a team-high 18 points (4 of 8 from 3-point range), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots in a 58-33 Class 6A, Region 3 victory over South Panola.
For her outstanding performance last week, Booker has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
Booker is rated No. 4 in the nation by Prep Girls Hoops, No. 5 by Blue Star Basketball and No. 9 by ESPN Hoopsgurlz in her sophomore class. She is averaging 19.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocked shots for 7-3 Germantown entering this week. She has been offered by Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Jackson State, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and South Florida. Booker’s father, Carlos, is 6-10 and started at center for Southern Miss in the late 1990s.
“Maddie shot the ball very well from 3-point range last week and made some great plays that only Maddie can make,” Germantown coach Jamie Glasgow said. “She led our team in scoring against South Panola and Meridian. Maddie is a matchup nightmare. She is fun to watch and coach.”
Booker averaged 13.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocked shots and led Germantown to a 25-6 record last year as a freshman.
Coaches please contact Robert Wilson by text or call at 601.506.2276 or email at [email protected] with your nominations by 3 p.m. Sunday.