Kylee Watson wins 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone

The McDonald’s All-American and Oregon Duck wins JSZ’s girls basketball player of the year. Watch JSZ’s feature and see highlight reels from our five finalists!


Mainland’s Kylee Watson has been named Jersey Sports Zone’s Miss Hoop Zone for 2020. The McDonald’s All-American won the award based on balloting from statewide coaches and media. The University of Oregon signee headlined a podium that features commits to Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and one of the top sophomores in the country. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles Watson’s high school journey along with an acceptance speech by JSZ’s third Miss Hoop Zone winner:

JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting

Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone. 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for a 2nd, and 1 point for 3rd:

Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Kylee WatsonMainland2351190
Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.919671
Madison St. RoseSaint John Vianney10101464
Brynn FarrellSaint Rose510944
Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton Catholic24822

Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy, Steve DiPatri – Wildwood Catholic, Scott Meile – Oakcrest, Teresa Cunniff – Wildwood, Rob Briles – Delsea, Paul Baruffi – Ocean City, Rachel Goodale – Jackson Memorial, Kristen Przybylski – Eastern, Liz McKeon – Westfield, James Turner – Bayonne, Meg McGeehan – Warren Hills, Sandy Gordon – Ramapo, Ron Powell – Cherokee, Alaina Hearon – Jackson Liberty, Dave Callahan – Rumson-Fair Haven, Matt Melesurgo – Somerville, Dave Beauchemin – Manchester Township, Mary Beth Chambers – Saint Rose, Glenn Jansen –Donovan Catholic, James Martinos – Notre Dame, Brian Dillon – Morris Hills, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Bound Brook, Audubon, Winslow, Monroe, Bishop Eustace, Paterson Eastside, Spotswood, Paramus Catholic, Colonia, Tenafly,

Media: Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Jersey Sports Zone staff

Watch Highlight Reels of JSZ’s Five Miss Hoop Zone Finalists