AURORA | A profile look at Grandview senior Amaya Charles, who is on the roster for Team East in the fifth A-Town All-Star Girls Game:
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School: Grandview High School
2021-22 average: 6.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals
Season highlights: Coach Josh Ulitzky’s Grandview team went through the fire of a lot of competition against out-of-state powerhouse teams in the early portion of the season and then played its best basketball of the season later on its way to winning the Centennial League and later the Class 5A state championship. Charles might have been overshadowed by some of her higher-profile teammates, but she was integral in many ways. The All-Centennial League second team selection averaged just 6.5 points per game, but she was at her offensive best in the postseason when the Wolves needed it. Charles connected on 10 of her 27 3-pointers for the season in the five playoff games and half of her six double-digit scoring games came in the postseason as well, while she had a season-high 14 in a win over 4A state champion Mullen in league play. She tied for second on the Wolves with 1.5 steals per game and added 2.9 assists to rank third. Charles is selected to the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Charles vs. Aurora teams: vs. Cherokee Trail (6 points, 3 assists, 2 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (10 points, 5 assists, 2 steals); vs. Regis Jesuit (9 points, 3 assists, 3 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (4 points, 4 assists, 2 steals); vs. Smoky Hill (4 points, 7 assists, 3 steals); vs. Overland (9 points)