Stanford commit Lauren Betts is not only headed to Palo Alto to continue her basketball career, but she will also be signing to Excel Sports Management, as revealed exclusively to SLAM and WSLAM.
At 6’7, the Grandview High School senior center has emerged as the No. 1 recruit in the country through her incredibly dominant and elite style of play, which has helped her earn numerous accolades, including back-to-back Gatorade Colorado Player of the Year, 2021 MaxPreps All-America First-Team honors, and Colorado Player of Year, as well as an All-State and Academic selection in 2019.
The Colorado-native is also a two-time gold medalist and helped lead the United States to the FIBA Americas U16 Championships and the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup.
Betts will add another achievement to her high school career when she plays in the McDonald’s All American Game on March 29.
“Lauren has always presented problems since she arrived at Grandview at 6-foot-7,” Arapahoe High School head coach Jerry Knafelc said in a news release after Betts won her second straight Gatorade POY award. “This season, Lauren has really improved her overall game. She has developed a consistent mid-range shot, improved her free throws, and, more importantly, she has improved her passing and decision-making.”
Even with all of her success so far, this is just the beginning for the future Cardinal. Betts averaged 17.2 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.6 blocks per game this season.