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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

3 UConn signees to play in McDonald's All-Americans

You can add the names of De'Janae Boykin, Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson to the list of McDonald's All-Americans with ties to UConn.

The three UConn signees were selected to play in the April 1 game at the United Center in Chicago.

Boykin is averaging 21.5 points as a senior at Flowers High School in Springdale, Maryland although she has missed the last seven games with a hand injury.
Collier is averaging 28.9 points (shooting 68 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line), 13.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.3 steals and 4.3 blocks per game as Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis has won 13 games in a row after a 1-2 start.
Samuelson is averaging 28.9 points per game with 10 30-point efforts in 20 games for Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana, California, the No. 1 team in ESPN's national high school poll and No. 2 in the USA Today national poll. Samuelson had a season-low seven points in Mater Dei's win over Orange Lutheran on Monday and missed last night's game due to a knee injury although the injury is not supposed to be serious and the hope is she can return to the court later this week.

Also, Meriden native Kiah Gillespie, who plays for Capital Prep, was also selected to play in the game. Gillespie, who signed with Maryland, is averaging 29.2 points, 15.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.7 blocks per game for 11-1 Capital Prep.

Boykin and Gillespie will be members of the East team while Collier and Samuelson will be teammates on the West squad.


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