Saniya Chong Selected to Play in 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game

Saniya Chong selected to compete in 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game

Feb. 5, 2013

ATLANTA (February 5, 2013) – Saniya Chong, joining the UConn women’s basketball team in 2013-14, was chosen to play in the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association high school All-America game as announced by the WBCA on Tuesday morning.

The 22nd annual High School All-America Game, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention, will be played Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the New Orleans Arena, site of the 2013 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®.  Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. CT.  For the fourth consecutive year, the game will be played on the official NCAA Women’s Final Four court. The 20 players will be divided into two 10-player teams for the game, which will be played according to NCAA rules. 

“The 20 members of this year’s High School All-America Team have been great leaders for their teams and for the game of girls’ and women’s basketball as it continues to grow,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass.  “I am excited to see how these young women perform this year in New Orleans at the WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE.”

Any graduating senior can be nominated for the WBCA High School All-America Team by a high school or AAU coach who is an active WBCA member. College coaches are not eligible to nominate a player for consideration.  The 20-player All-America team and a 20-player honorable mention team are selected from the nominees by a selection committee composed of WBCA-member girls’ high school basketball coaches who represent nine geographical districts across the country.

Here are the 20 players selected to participate in the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE:

Name

School

Hometown

Signed

Lindsay Allen

Saint John's College HS

Bowie, Md.

Notre Dame

Alexis Brown

North Gwinnett HS

Suwanee, Ga.

Maryland

Oderah Chidom

Bishop O'Dowd HS

Oakland, Calif.

Duke

Saniya Chong

Ossining HS

Ossining, N.Y.

Connecticut

Nia Coffey

Hopkins HS

Minneapolis, Minn.

Northwestern

Kendall Cooper

St. Anthony HS

Carson, Calif.

Duke

Kaela Davis

Buford HS

Buford, Ga.

Georgia Tech

Diamond Deshields

Norcross HS

Norcross, Ga.

North Carolina

Rebecca Greenwell

Owensboro Catholic HS

Owensboro, Ky.

Duke

Linnae Harper

Whitney Young HS

Chicago, Ill.

Kentucky

Jessica Jackson

Jacksonville HS

Jacksonville, Ark.

Undeclared

Stephanie Mavunga

Brownsburg HS

Indianapolis, Ind.

North Carolina

Erica McCall

Ridgeview HS

Bakersfield, Calif.

Stanford

Kelsey Plum

La Jolla Country Day HS

Poway, Calif.

Washington

Taya Reimer

Hamilton Southeastern HS

Indianapolis, Ind.

Notre Dame

Mercedes Russell

Springfield HS

Springfield, Ore.

Tennessee

Karlie Samuelson

Mater Dei HS

Fullerton, Calif.

Stanford

Tyler Scaife

Hall HS

Little Rock, Ark.

Rutgers

Jessica Washington

Jenks HS

Tulsa, Okla.

North Carolina

Ronni Williams

Atlantic HS

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Florida