Mikayla Cowling

Mikayla Cowling


CLASS: 2014



  • Benicia, CAHometown
  • Saint Mary's College High School
  • 6-1Height
  • Weight
  • 10Overall Rank
  • 2Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Cal-Sparks Norcal Pre-Summer-June 2013: Long, agile and smooth perimeter performer with effortless game; soft touch and release point on jumper finishes in mid range game; emerging 3-point consistency; court awareness, interior passer, rebounds; the complete package and among the elite small forwards in the 2014 class. (Olson)

WCP Spring Invit.-May 12: Already committed to Cal, Cowling came out strong and showed why big-name schools were offering her scholarships at such a young age. She has a long, lean frame but has developed the strength to play well with contact on the offensive end. With her length she creates a lot of space and transitions into a mid-range jumper very smoothly. She is simply playing stronger than we've seen in the past and takes over parts of games as we expect players with her athleticism and skill set to do. She's already considered one of the elite players in the class -- and the scary part is she continues to get better. (Hansen)

USAB U16 Trials-May 11: Nice combination of size and athleticism. Lean build combines with fluid movement to make her effective both offensively and defensively. Runs the floor with the quickest guards out there and is a factor on the break or in transition defense. On the catch she can slash into traffic and get off the floor among the bigs. She did force some looks at times but also demonstrated some sound decision making at others. Lots of promise. (Lewis)

With her phyiscal tools, she needs to develop a jump shot - right now her mechanics are flawed and her shot is flat. She still has a tremendous upside. (Bodine)

Boo Williams-April 11: An average showing for a prospect well above average. She has the perfect blend of size, athleticism, balance and fluidity. The physical strength will come in time but the assertiveness we're looking for from a player with her talent just wasn't there. Major upside and should be one of the most coveted prospects on the west coast in the class. (Hansen)

NorCal Showcase-Oct. 09: The name will sound familiar, though the game will not. Mikayla Cowling of Benicia, Calif., has an older sister, Alex, who was a HoopGurlz 100 prospect in 2008 and now is at Loyola Marymount. While Alex Cowling was a bit of an undersized forward at 5-10 with a high motor, younger sis is all arms and legs at 5-11 and counting. Mikayla is extremely quick, which combined with her wingspan makes her an effective defender who closes out on shooters. What's exciting is that she's still a middle schooler and is likely to add more inches and muscle, which in three years ought to make Cowling at least as well-pursued as her sister. (Nelson)


A 2014 McDonald's All-American

In her own words: Meet Mikayla Cowling
Club Team: East Bay Xplosion Black 1