Ashten Prechtel, one of the state's top girls basketball players, has committed to Stanford.
Prechtel will be a senior at Discovery Canyon in the fall. She announced her commitment to the Cardinal on Twitter:
Super excited to announce that I’ve committed to the University of Stanford to continue playing basketball!!! Thanks to all of my friends family and coaches for their support! #gocardinal pic.twitter.com/OzecGOId9S
— Ash10 (@ash10prechtel) June 26, 2018
As a junior last season, the 6-foot-5 Prechtel averaged 18.4 points and 14.3 rebounds per game in helping the Thunder go 15-9 and reach the Class 4A state tournament. The 14.3 rebounds were the second-most of any player in the state, and led all 3A, 4A and 5A players.
In May, Prechtel tried out for the USA Basketball under-17 national team, and was one of the final 45 players as part of that tryout.