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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UConn signee Samuelson is WBCA Player of Year

UConn incoming freshman Katie Lou Samuelson was named the WBCA High School Player of the Year and she was joined on the WBCA All-American team by fellow UConn commit Napheesa Collier.

Samuelson, a 6-foot-3 guard/forward at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., is averaging 29.5 points per game as a senior and has nine games with at least five 3-pointers including a pair of games with 10 treys.

Collier, a 6-foot-1 forward at Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, is averaging 26.3 points, 12.5 rebounds. 2.4 assists, 4 steals and 4 blocks per game as a senior.

De'Janae Boykin, the third member of UConn's incoming freshman class, was named an honorable mention All-American as was Capital Prep star and Maryland commit Kiah Gillespie.

Here is the All-American team
Kalani Brown Salmen High School Slidell, La. Baylor
Napheesa Collier Incarnate Word Academy Bel-Nor, Mo. Connecticut
Te'a Cooper McEachern High School Powder Springs, Ga. Tennessee
Asia Durr St. Pius X Catholic High School Atlanta, Ga. Louisville
Lashann Higgs Cedar Ridge High School  Round Rock, Texas  Texas
Jordan Hosey Manvel High School Pealand, Texas Texas
Kyra Lambert Samuel Clemens High School Cibolo, Texas Duke
Arike Ogunbowale Divine Savior Holy Angels High School Milwaukee, Wis. Notre Dame
Ali Patberg Columbus North High School Columbus, Ind. Notre Dame
Katie Lou Samuelson Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, Calif. Connecticut

Here's the list of honorable mention All-Americans
Kristine Anigwe Desert Vista High School Phoenix, Ariz. California
De'Janae Boykin C.H. Flowers High School Springdale, Mo. Connecticut
Kennedy Burke Sierra Canyon High School Northridge, Calif. UCLA
Jonquanae Cole Paul VI High School Fairfax, Va. North Carolina State
Taja Cole L.C. Bird High School Chesterfield, Va. Louisville
Sophie Cunningham Rock Bridge High School Columbia, Mo. Missouri
Brianna Fraser South Shore High School Brooklyn, N.Y. Maryland
Kiah Gillespie Capital Prep Hartford, Conn. Maryland
Ashley Hearn Sachse High School Sachse, Texas UCLA
Kelly Koshuta James Madison High School Vienna, Va. Virginia Tech
Marina Mabrey Manasquan High School Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. Notre Dame
Aliyah Mazyck Myers Park High School Charlotte, N.C. USC
Beatrice Mompremier Miami Senior High School Miami, Fla. Baylor
Teniya Page Marian Catholic High School Chicago, Ill. Penn State
Jessica Shepard Fremont High School Fremont, Neb. Nebraska
Marta Sniezek Nationa Cathedral School Washington, D.C. Stanford
Faith Suggs Homewood Flossmoor High School Flossmoor, Ill. Duke
Andee Velasco Mater Dei High School Santa Ana, Calif. Loyola Marymount
Destinee Walker Lake Highland Prep Orlando, Fla. North Carolina
Stephanie Watts Weddington High School Monroe, N.C. North Carolina

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