2019 - 2020 ALABAMA
GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SARAH ASHLEE
BARKER
GUARD
SPAIN PARK HS
HOOVER, ALABAMA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-0
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
23.2
POINTS PER GAME
2.7
ASSISTS PER GAME
9.9
REBOUNDS PER GAME
2222
CAREER POINTS
“Sarah Ashlee is the best girls basketball player I have ever seen in high school and certainly the best player I have ever coached against. She has all the tools to be a great player, but what makes her so good is her mentality. She refuses to lose.”
John Smelser
Head Coach - Head coach of Vestavia Hills High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot senior guard led the Jaguars to a 32-4 record and the Class 7A state championship this past season. Barker averaged 23.2 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game, contributing a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds in Spain Park’s 47-44 win over Hoover High in the state final. The 2018-19 Class 7A Player of the Year, Barker is a two-time First Team All-State selection. She concluded her prep basketball career with 2,222 points and 1,107 rebounds.

Academic Achievement


Barker has maintained a 3.31 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Georgia this fall.

Exemplary Character


Barker has volunteered locally on a school leadership panel aimed at preventing bullying and discrimination.