By Robert Wilson
Germantown sophomore Madison 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 class.
And she’s getting better, almost every week.
The 6-foot guard scored 28 points, one short of her career high, making 4 of 11 from 3-point range, with 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots in a 58-46 Class 6A, Region 3 victory over Starkville last week.
For her outstanding performance, Booker has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
This is the second time Booker has received this award this season. She was named on Jan. 26 after scoring a career-high 29 points against then-No. 1 Meridian.
Booker is averaging 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocked shots for 11-3 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.
“Madison played the most complete game that I’ve ever seen her play,” Germantown coach Jamie Glasgow said. “She did the little things that help win championships. Madison has had a great season so far and has played a major role in our success.”
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.
Germantown’s next game is scheduled to be next Monday against the winner of Clinton and Desoto Central in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs at Germantown.
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.