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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pair of UConn commits to play in McDonald's game

UConn commits Sadie Edwards and Gabby Williams as well as Class of 2014 recruiting target A’ja Wilson were among 24 players selected to play in the girls’ McDonald All-American game which will be played on Apr. 2 at the United Center in Chicago.

Edwards, a Meriden native who is in her second season at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., will become the second Connecticut native to play in the girls’ McDonald’s All-American game. Former Hillhouse star Bria Holmes, now the leading scorer at West Virginia, played in the 2012 game.

Edwards, a 5-foot-10 guard, is averaging 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as a senior.

Williams, a 5-foot-11 wing, is averaging 19.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 4.2 steals and 1.6 blocks per game at Reed High School in Sparks, Nev.

Wilson, a 6-foot-5 forward, is averaging 36.1 points, 15.9 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 5 blocks per game at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C. highlighted by four games with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds.

Last year was the first time since a girls’ game was added to the schedule in 2002 that a future UConn player did not take part in the game as 22 players who would suit up for the Huskies have played in the game.

There will be no WBCA High School All-American Game at the Final Four although in an email to the Register, Jack Watford of the WBCA said there are hopes of bringing the game back in the future.

Here's breakdown of former and current Huskies to play in previous McDonald's games

2002: Willnett Crockett, Ann Strother, Barbara Turner and Nicole Wolff
2003: Brittany Hunter
2004: Charde Houston
2005: Renee Montgomery
2006: Tina Charles, Kaili McLaren
2007: Lorin Dixon, Maya Moore
2008: Tiffany Hayes
2009: Kelly Faris
2010: Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley, Samarie Walker
2011: Brianna Banks, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Kiah Stokes
2012: Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck

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