The 5'7 point guard for ACS is capping off a phenomenal high school career in Alaska basketball. With just a few games left in her high school career, Sellers is 74-0 against Alaskan competition and 125 points away from being Alaska's Girl's basketball all-time leading scorer.
March 8, 2023
Her senior year has been her best yet. ACS Senior Sayvia Sellers was awarded her second straight Gatorade Player of the Year honors Wednesday, securing her place as one of Alaska's greatest girl's basketball players.
During the 2022-23 season, Sellers averaged 26.0 points, 9.2 assists, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 steals per game through 23 games. A two-time First Team All-State honoree, she is also a three-time state tournament MVP and ranks as the nation's No. 28 recruit in the Class of 2023, according to ESPN.com.
For four years, Sellers has been a dominant force in Alaska basketball. With just a few games left in her high school career, Sellers is 74-0 against Alaskan competition. She is also 125 points away from setting the record as the all-time leading scorer.
Moving to Washington in August to play for the University of Washington, Sellers has two things left to accomplish in Alaska: Win a fourth championship and seal her legacy as the all-time scorer.
Five more games to go.
Michael Novelli is the co-founder of Prospect Athletics and serves as CEO of Innovate, an Anchorage based advertising and business consulting firm.
In 1999 he founded the AFL, Alaska’s first outdoor adult tackle football league, with roles not just as a player and coach, but as the leader of the organization. The AFL attracted past high school stars and athletes alike, with players able to use the AFL as a launching pad for college and semi-professional careers.
In two decades of heading up Innovate, Novelli has had roles with the Alaska Wild football team (Alaska's first professional indoor football team), and ten years with the Alaska Fighting Championship, Alaska's premier mixed martial arts organization.
With his two oldest kids having made the jump into college athletics and coaching, and three more active kids under the age of ten, Novelli is fully immersed as a parent and coach of student-athletes. He understands the opportunities that student athletics bring in youth development.