Madison Hayes, Treasure Hunt and Kamilla Cardoso are candidates for national prep basketball honor

East Hamilton basketball star earns two national honors

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / East Hamilton's Madison Hayes (14) handles the ball against Bradley Central at Bradley Central High School's Jim Smiddy Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 in Cleveland, Tenn.

As former Bradley Central High School phenom Rhyne Howard continues to rack up Southeastern Conference player-of-the-week awards, the Chattanooga area continues to produce elite high school girls' basketball players.

East Hamilton's Madison Hayes and Hamilton Heights' Treasure Hunt and Kamilla Cardoso were selected as three of 25 nationwide candidates for the Naismith girls' player of the year, the highest prep honor in the sport.

The three also were notified Tuesday that they are McDonald's All-American Game nominees.

photo Treasure Hunt / Contributed photo

Hayes, who won the TSSAA's Class AAA Miss Basketball award in 2019, went into Tuesday's record-setting performance at home averaging 24.2 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3.3 assists and three steals per game for the Lady Hurricanes.