Ohio State Signee Jaloni Cambridge Wins Second State Championship

By April 8, 2024 (10:00 am)Basketball

Montverde (Fla.) Academy five-star point guard Jaloni Cambridge (5-6), who is signed with Ohio State, will arrive on campus this summer with some hardware after helping lead Montverde Academy to a state championship on Sunday.

Cambridge, who previously won a state championship with Ensworth High School in Tennessee as a sophomore before transferring to Montverde this year, finished with 17 points, six rebounds and nine assists in Montverde’s 61-53 win over IMG Academy.

She helped lead Montverde to the championship game behind 33 points and a buzzer beater in the semifinals, as well as a 19-point, 14-rebound, 12-assist triple double in the quarterfinals. She averaged 20.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists this season.

It caps off a standout senior season for Cambridge, who was named MaxPreps and Gatorade’s Florida Player of the Year. She is also a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Player of the Year and Naismith High School Girls Player of the Year.

While she will not be an early enrollee for Ohio State, she figures to factor in as a freshman given her high school pedigree and the significant loss of depth at guard for the Buckeyes, with Jacy Sheldon, Celeste Taylor, Rikki Harris and Emma Shumate among the guards leaving the program.

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