Spain Park’s Barker named 2020 Miss Basketball

Published 11:00 pm Friday, April 3, 2020

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Spain Park’s Sarah Ashlee Barker is the Alabama Sports Writers Association 33rd Miss Basketball and first from Spain Park.

The Georgia signee is also the Gatorade state Player of the Year, the MaxPreps state Player of the Year, the Player of the Year and the Birmingham Region Player of the Year.

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She has been selected to the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team each of the past three seasons and is the two-time Class 7A Player of the Year.

Barker led the Jaguars to their second Class 7A state championship in the past three seasons, averaging 23.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists this season for coach Mike Chase.

She earned Class 7A tournament MVP this season and was also named all-tournament on Spain Park’s 2018 championship team and 2017 finalist squad.


2020: Sarah Ashlee Barker, Spain Park

2019: Annie Hughes, Pisgah

2018: Zipporah Broughton, Lee-Montgomery

2017: Bianca Jackson, Brewbaker Tech

2016: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis

2015: Shaquera Wade, Huntsville

2014: Shakayla Thomas, Sylacauga

2013: Marqu’es Webb, Hoover

2012: Jasmine Jones, Bob Jones

2011: Hayden Hamby, West Morgan

2010: Kaneisha Horn, Ramsay

2009: Jala Harris, Bob Jones

2008: Courtney Jones, Midfield

2007: Katherine Graham, Ramsay

2006: Shanavia Dowdell, Calera

2005: Whitney Boddie, Florence

2004: Starr Orr, Speake

2003: Sidney Spencer, Hoover

2002: Kate Mastin, Boaz

2001: Donyel Wheeler, Huffman

2000: Natasha Thomas, Lawrence Co.

1999: Tasheika Morris, Butler

1998: Gwen Jackson, Eufaula

1997: April Nance, Butler

1996: Nicole Carruth, Sulligent

1995: Heather Mayes, Fyffe

1994: Pam Duncan, Carrollton

1993: Leah Monteith, Cherokee Co.

1992: Yolanda Watkins, Decatur

1991: Tonya Tice, Hamilton

1990: Karen Killen, Mars Hill Bible

1989: Leslie Claybrook, St. James

1988: Jeaniece Slater, Hartselle