Incoming Freshman Jacki Gemelos Named MaxPreps National Player of the Year

April 10, 2006

USC incoming freshman guard Jacki Gemelos was honored with another prestigious national accolade as the 2006 MaxPreps National Player of the Year. Also receiving honors from MaxPreps is incoming guard/forward Morghan Medlock, who was given High Honorable Mention. The pair comprise USC's four-player recruiting class, which has been ranked the No. 1 class in the nation. Gemelos and Medlock join Hailey Dunham and Aarika Hughes as the newest Women of Troy.

Gemelos (Stockton, Calif./St. Mary's HS) racked up 3,161 points in her high school career, ranking eighth all-time in California. She is coming off a senior season where she averaged 37.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. A proven scoring threat, Gemelos hit the 40-point mark 13 times in her senior season, topping out with 52 points in a single game in January. As a junior, she averaged 25.3 points per game. St. Mary's went 54-11 in Gemelos' final two seasons, and reached the CIF title game in 2004 and 2005.

Medlock hails from Narbonne High, which produced two other current Trojans: Camille LeNoir and Jamie Funn. Medlock (Harbor City, Calif.), averages 22 point, 15.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game in her senior season at Narbonne. Her versatility and athleticism helped Narbonne to its second straight Los Angeles City Section title this year.

Both Gemelos and Morgan also are McDonald's All-Americans.