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Jordyn Hellpap is a great basketball player for Hackensack High School

Jordyn Hellpap, breaking the press against Ridgewood High School
Jordyn Hellpap, breaking the press against Ridgewood High School
Nelson Sanchez, guidance counselor at Hackensack High School

Sophomore Jordyn Hellpap is one of Bergen County's best kept secrets. She has been starting point guard for the Hackensack High School varsity girls' basketball team since freshman year. She is able to shoot from both inside and outside. She is extremely unselfish and has great court vision. Together, these elements make her a strong offensive threat to opponents.

So far this season she has scored 288 points, with a career total of 619 points. Hellpap averages 13.7 points per game and had a season high of 23 points vs both Ridgewood High School and Indian Hills High School. This season she has hit 22 three-pointers; she averages 6 assists and 4 steals per game.

Hellpap's goal is, "to help my high school team become more competitive." In order to do this, she is trying to get her entire Hackensack team to play AAU basketball together in the off-season. Hackensack did not make it into the BCWCA Bergen County Tournament this season and it is a goal of theirs to be over .500 next year and earn a spot in the tournament. "I also want to make Hackensack proud that I am a Comet, I bleed blue and gold, and I want that to mean something to the rest of North Jersey," shared Hellpap.

Even though she is the youngest in the starting five, Hellpap is a leader on and off the court, "I try to set a good example by working hard in practices and during games. I make sure I always play with the best interest of the team at heart, and not just for myself."

Hellpap also participates on Hackensack's girls' varsity soccer team.