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Sunday, January 17, 2016

UConn signee Dangerfield to play in McDonald's All-American Game

The UConn women's basketball program impressive run of McDonald's All-American Game selection continued when Crystal Dangerfield was selected to play in the game on March 30 at the United Center in Chicago.

Since a girls game was added to the McDonald's schedule in 2002, there has been at least one UConn women's incoming freshman playing in the game except for 2013. Dangerfield will play for the East team.

Dangerfield, a senior guard at Blackman High in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has four 30-point games for 17-2 Blackman as a senior. She is averaging 23.4 points per game and has 31 3-pointers and currently has 1,900 career points. Dangerfield has led Blackman to 58 straight wins against Tennessee opponents. Since her sophomore season the Lady Blaze have an 83-5 record with two of the losses coming in games against teams featuring current UConn freshmen.

As a sophomore Dangerfield's Blackman team's only loss came to the Napheesa Collier-led Incarnate Word Academy squad in the Naples Holiday Shootaround while last season one of Blackman's two losses came in the Nike Tournament of Champions to a Mater Dei team led by Katie Lou Samuelson.

UConn men's commit Alterique Gilbert will be playing in the boys' McDonald's game.

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