Meet the Iowa Eight

Iowa girls basketball full big-time talents

By: John Naughton ,

The Iowa Eight is the Register’s list of the eight top girls basketball talents in the state, from freshmen to seniors. We weigh past production with player projections to determine the best in Iowa this year and beyond.

Indianola’s Grace Berg returns for her junior season. (Photo: MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD)


School: Indianola
Class: Junior
Height: 6-0

Position: Forward

Why she’s in the Iowa Eight: She’s ranked as the fifth best wing player nationally in the class of 2018, according to HoopGurlz Basketball Prospects list. Berg averaged more than 17 points a game while shooting better than 63 percent from the field last season. She said earlier this month that she plans to play at Missouri.


Indianola’s Maggie McGraw committed last year as a freshman to Iowa State. (Photo: MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD)


School: Indianola
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5-11
Position: Guard

Why she’s in the Iowa Eight: McGraw is a tall player who can shoot from outside or work her way to the basket. She averaged 13.7 points a game last season while leading her team to the state tournament. She sank 53 3-pointers while making nearly 50 percent of her attempts.