Valley Vista basketball player Jennah Isai commits to Oregon

Most recruited 2022 Arizona high school basketball player Jennah Isai announced Thursday that she would be an Oregon duck in college.

The two-time state champion 6A Valley Vista’s rising senior guard revealed her engagement on Twitter by posting a photo of herself wearing an Oregon women’s basketball uniform.

“Beyond the excitement of being a duck!” Isai said with the hashtag “engaged” in the photo caption.

The 6ft Isai is the first engagement of the Oregon freshman recruiting class for the 2022-2023 season. She is also the second Valley Vista player in three years to join Oregon since that of the Republic 2018 Basketball Player of the Year Taylor Chavez, who transferred to Arizona in April.

Isai finalizing his college decision is a short turnaround after visiting the Oregon campus on Tuesday.

She has showcased a host of offerings from top varsity programs and teams at Power 5 conferences such as Mississippi State, UCLA, North Carolina, Louisiana State, and California, just to name only a few.

“Right between the girls and the coaching staff and the area it was a clear choice, I’m so excited to be a part of this family now,” Isai told The Republic in a text message.

She and 2021 Gatorage Player of the Year Marisa Davis led Valley Vista to the 2019-2020 AIA 6A Conference State. The program has won the state four of the past five seasons.

She missed most of the 2020-21 season, playing just four games. Isai was the third-leading scorer in 6A with 18.0 points per game and second in interceptions with an average of 5.7 before being sidelined after undergoing surgery on a slight tear in the early meniscus. February.

Missing a month and a half before returning to field training in April may have lost five spots to his current No.35 spot in the latest national player survey of ESPN’s HoopGurlz recruiting rankings in 2022 compared to last year’s edition.

She is now back for her club Cal Stars in the 32-team Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) this spring and will continue through the summer.

“My leg is like new and I’m so excited to play with Cal Stars again,” Isai said.

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