A Spring Valley High School basketball star is recovering from getting shot multiple times after a shooting at a Las Vegas house party.
High school senior Aaliyah Gayles, a five-star recruit and ranked number 8 in the nation by ESPN, was one of four people shot at a house party. According to her father, she was shot ten times.
Gayles has committed to USC to continue playing there.
The 18-year-old point guard, who is one of the top players in the country in the 2022 class, had two emergency surgeries on Sunday to address the injuries.
“Aaliyah is one of the strongest, most resilient young people I have ever known,” USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb said in a statement to ESPN. “I have no doubt she will continue to face this unfathomable situation with courage and resolve. We will continue to support her and her parents in every way that we possibly can.”
Gayles, a 5-foot-9-inch point guard, averaged 13.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.3 assists this past season and led the Grizzlies to the Class 5A state tournament.