High School: Monterey (Lubbock, TX)
Recruiting Status: Ten finalists (see below)
Recruiting Summary for Aaliyah Chavez
partial list of offers: Arizona, Arkansas, UCLA, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (first offer)
Aaliyah Chavez is ready to ball at Rucker Park (Our Esquina, 8/16/2023)
Chavez has noticed how much her success has resonated with young Latinas in Lubbock and on the AAU circuit. Her impact is similar to how Miami Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. gained a legion of Mexican and Mexican American fans as he led UCLA to the Final Four in 2021.
“Definitely, I like seeing little Mexican girls come out to see me,” she said. “I want to inspire them. I’m trying to inspire all little girls, all of them.”
She is rewriting the record book at Monterey High, where she set the single-game scoring record with 50 points as a freshman. She set the season scoring record with 1,001 points as a freshman. Then she broke it with 1,020 points as a sophomore.
Aaliyah set Monterey’s 3-point records for a game (11) and season (118) as a freshman. Then she broke those 3-point marks with 13 in one game as a sophomore and 140 that season. With two seasons to go, she already has the school’s all-time 3-point record with 258.
She is a two-time district and city MVP and two-time All-State and All-Region selection. Chavez capped her sophomore season by being named to the Naismith High School Girls All-America team.