Meet the Register’s 2022 All-Iowa High School Girls’ Basketball Teams

Iowa has long produced plenty of high school girl basketball talent.

This past season was no different.

From Class 5A to Class 1A, high-end players exist in every corner of the state. The Des Moines Register All-Iowa teams round up these plays for a fantastic roster.

Six players are part of the elite team, which covers all classes. There are six players in the top five teams in each class, along with 20 honorable mentions. All nominated included with being honored at the High school athletic awards show this summer.

AFTER: Johnston tops Waterloo West for first perfect season in Class 5A history

Members of the elite team are nominated for Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. The winner will be announced at the Iowa High School Sports Awards this summer. More details on the program will be available soon. The Women’s Basketball Player of the Year is presented by the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

The names are listed in alphabetical order.

After:Johnston’s Chad Jilek named 2022 All-Iowa Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year

Iowa Elite Team

Bishop Garrigan's Audi Crooks are an elite team selection.

Audi crooks

Bishop Garrigan | junior | Center

As his recruiting stock continues to rise, Crooks maintained his dominance with a strong junior year. The Bishop Garrigan standout averaged 23.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game — both top-10 numbers across the state — while leading the Golden Bears to the 1A championship. The big schools salivated. Other 1A coaches are more than ready for Crooks to graduate.

Johnston's Jada Gyamfi is an elite team selection.

Jada Gymfi

Johnston | Senior | Forward

A year that began with high expectations ended with Gyamfi lifting a title trophy as Johnston’s centerpiece in an unforgettable team. The Iowa signee averaged 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as he led the Dragons to the first undefeated season in 5A history.

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Iowa City High's Kelsey Joens is an elite team selection.

Kelsey Johns

Iowa City High | junior | Guardian

An incredible basketball line has now spawned the next Joens sister to turn prep success into college stardom. The Iowa State rookie averaged 21.3 points per game as a junior, good for third in 5A. Joens and the Little Hawks have reached the state tournament again and are expected to do so again next year.

Waterloo West's Halli Poock is an elite team selection.

Halli Poock

Waterloo West | junior | Guardian

Waterloo West’s run to the 5A title match doesn’t happen without Poock at his best. Whoever runs the Wahawks show has averaged 22.6 points — second-best in 5A — with 5.2 assists per game. Several Division I schools have already offered, and more are likely to come.

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Cedar Rapids Washington's Hannah Stuelke is an elite team selection.

Hannah Stuelke

Cedar Rapids Washington | Senior | Forward

The state’s leading scorer averaged 29.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in what was a truly dominant senior season. The Iowa signee was a mismatch most nights, consistently putting in 30- and 40-point performances. The Warriors didn’t make it to the 5A state tournament, but Stuelke showed why Lisa Bluder came in early.

Sahara Williams of Waterloo West is an elite team selection.

Sahara Williams

Waterloo West | junior | Forward

A top 25 scorer in the state with 19.7 points per game, Williams was the other end of Waterloo West’s two-pronged offense. The Division I forward has offers from DePaul, USC, Iowa, Iowa State, Washington State and others. With Williams and Poock back next season, Waterloo West is a real contender for the Championship.

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Iowa High School Athletic Awards

Class 5A First Team

Jada Gyamfi, sr., Johnston

Kelsey Joens, Jr., Iowa City High

Halli Poock, Jr., Waterloo West

Hannah Stuelke, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington

Halle Vice, Jr., Pleasant Valley

Sahara Williams, Jr., Waterloo West

Class 4A First Team

Madison Camden, Sr., Glenwood

Ava Hawthorne, Sr., Gilbert

Katelyn Lappe, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar

Callie Levin, Soph., Solon

Emma Miner, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes

Jenna Twedt, Jr. Benton Community

Class 3A First Team

Reagan Barkema, father, Roland-Story

Ryley Goebel, Sr., Center Point-Urbana

Brooke Loewe, Sr., Ballard

Brooklyn Meyer, sr., West Lyon

Gracie Schoonhoven, Jr., Unity Christian

Haylee Stokes, Fr., Estherville Lincoln Central

Class 2A First Team

Morgan Brandt, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg

Madison Brouwer, Jr., Sibley-Ocheyedan

Kaylee Corbin, Sr., Louisa-Muscatine

Maddax DeVault, Sr., Nodaway Valley

Kelsey Drake, Sr., Wilton

Payton Petersen, soph., Dike-New Hartford

Class 1A First Team

Audi Crooks, Jr., Bishop Garrigan

Emily Dreckman, Sr., MMCRU

Molly Joyce, Jr., Bishop Garrigan

Kamryn Kurt, soph., North Linn

Macy Sievers, Sr., Newell-Fonda

Lauren Wilson, Sr., Springville

Honorable Mention

Jaden Ainley, Sr., Clear Lake

Jasmine Barney, Jr., Iowa City Liberty

Reagan Bartholomew, Sr., Northwest Waukee

Lauren Blake, Sr., Indianola

Brooklin Dailey, Jr., Southeast Polk

Macy Daufeldt, Sr., West Liberty

Macy Emgarten, sr., Exira-EHK

Libby Fandel, Fr., Cedar Rapids Xavier

Emma Gipple, sr., Dowling Catholic

Anna Gossling, Sr., Johnston

Jenna Hopp, Jr., Glenwood

Travel Houston, Fr., Davenport North

Arianna Jackson, Jr., Des Moines Roosevelt

Allie Meadows, Sr., Central DeWitt

Cleo Murray, sr., centenarian of Ankeny

Katy Reyerson, Jr., West Marshall

Meredith Rieker, Sr., West Des Moines Valley

Kaliyah Sain, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Meena Tate, Jr., West Iowa City

Taylor Veach, Sr., Central DeWitt

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preparations for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.

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