Jermisha Collins, sr., Palmetto
To her credit: The three-time Herald All-Area selection finished her career with 2,022 points. She averaged 21.7 points per game last season, marking the third straight year she led the team in points, and averaged 7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
Fast facts: A standout on the track team, Collins qualified for the state meet in the long jump and as a member of the 400-meter relay team. She comes from an athletic family that includes her mother, Kilstron, who ran track at Manatee, and her uncle, DeShane Collins, who was a running back at Manatee.
Up next: Collins has received a basketball scholarship to play for Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.
Joy Norman, sr., Bayshore
To her credit: Norman averaged nearly a double-double for the season (17 points/9.7 rebounds per game), led the Bruins with 41 blocked shots and was second with 47 assists and 62 steals. She scored in double figures in all but two games and had 13 double-doubles in 23 games. Norman shot 41 percent from the field and finished her career as the second-leading scorer in girls program history with 1,019 points. She also had 94 assists and 128 points.
Fast facts: A versatile athlete, Norman won the Class 2A state high jump title this spring. Her sister Alexus also played basketball and is a track standout. Joy Norman would like to major in sports medicine and communications in college. Her favorite subjects are math and science. Her favorite movie is "The Conjuring."
Up next: Has signed to play basketball at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas.
Breyonna Reed, jr., Southeast
To her credit: The versatile player led the Seminoles with 6.1 assists per game, was second in scoring (11.8 points per game) and averaged 3.5 rebounds. She shot 34 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point land. In 28 games, Reed scored in double figures 19 times and had at least 8 assists nine times.
Fast facts: Reed says defense is the most important part of her game. She comes from an athletic family that includes her mom, Katrina Young (basketball), and dad, Bryan Reed (football). She would like to work in forensic science someday.
Up next: Reed will play AAU/travel ball this summer and pick-up games at Robert Taylor Recreation Center. She hopes to play in college after her graduation next year.
Marline Valcin, soph., Southeast
To her credit: One of the area's top rebounders, Valcin led Noles with 11.2 boards per game. She averaged 7.7 points per game and racked up 11 double-doubles (points/rebounds), shot 45 percent from field and scored 1.2 points per shot.
Fast facts: Valcin says rebounding is her passion, which is evident by her stats, despite standing just 5-foot-7. She wants to work in the medical field and hopes to become a registered nurse. Valcin says "hope" is her favorite subject; she learns something new every day in class.
Up next: Valcin will play some travel ball, get ready for next season and hope to improve her game, particularly on the scoring end.
Emily Walser, junior, Cardinal Mooney
To her credit: A versatile all-around guard, Walser averaged 10 points per game, 7 rebounds and led the Cougars with 79 assists and 79 steals. She had 13 double-digit scoring games. Walser transferred from Lakewood Ranch as sophomore and named co-MVP as a sophomore. She was team's sole MVP this past season.
Fast facts: The point guard says she enjoys getting assists more than anything because it gets everyone involved in the game. A National Honor Society student, Walser would like to major in the medical field in college and eventually become a pharmacist. She lists math as her favorite subject. Her favorite types of movies are comedies, and her favorite foods are pizza and chicken.
Up next: For the second summer plans to do volunteer work for the Miracle League, a baseball league for disabled youngsters. Might play travel ball with Team Premier. Lists Florida Gulf Coast as possible college.
BAYSHORE -- JoJo Muldoon, jr.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN -- Katie Swaagman, sr.
CARDINAL MOONEY -- Jacqueline Kulle, soph.
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Kailyn Scully, jr.; Elise Spiller, jr.; Aleah Robinson, soph.
MANATEE -- Jada Guion, sr.
OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY -- Lisa Hoffman, sr.; Jenna Bloch sr.
PALMETTO -- Connor Rozier jr.; Taylor Rozier, jr.
SAINT STEPHEN'S -- Claudia Sbaschnik, freshman.
SOUTHEAST -- Shauntavia Green, soph.; Sophie Giardina, freshman.
-- Alan Dell, Herald sports writer