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Friday, May 29, 2015

UConn incoming freshmen Collier, Samuelson named Parade All-Americans

UConn incoming freshmen Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson were among 30 high school seniors named to the Parade Magazine girls' high school All-American team.

Capital Prep star and Maryland signee Kiah Gillespie, a Meriden resident, was also named to the team. Louisville commit and former UConn recruiting target Asia Durr was named the player of the year.

Collier, a 6-foot-1 forward, averaged 26.7 points, 13 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 4.1 steals and 4.1 blocked shots to lead Incarnate Word Academy to 28 straight wins en route to winning its third straight Missouri Class 4 title.

Samuelson, a 6-foot-3 wing, averaged 29.2 points per game and had 117 3-pointers as a senior as she won practically every national player of the year award.

Gillespie, a 6-foot-1 forward, averaged 31.2 points, 16.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.7 steals and 2.5 blocked shots to lead Capital Prep to the CIAC Class L title.

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