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Ronni Williams was selected for the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game

Tuesday February 5, 2013Gator WBK Signee Ronni Williams Selected to 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game

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Ronni Williams was selected for the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today University of Florida signee Ronni Williams has been selected to the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE. The nation’s top 20 high school senior girls’ basketball players have been selected to compete in the annual game.

 

Williams, a 6-2 forward from Daytona Beach, is the first Gator signee ever selected for the WBCA High School All-America Game, which began playing April 17, 1992. The top-ranked basketball recruiting prospect in the state of Florida, Williams is a three-time Daytona Beach News-Journal Player of the Year selection and ranked as the No. 13 best player in the country on ESPN’s Class of 2013 national recruiting list. Williams also was recognized by ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60 rankings as the second-best wing-position player in the 2013 recruiting class.

 

Williams topped the 2,000-point plateau for her prep career on “Senior Day” and led Atlantic High School to the District 7-4A championship on February 2 with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Through that game, Williams is averaging 19.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 3.0 assists and 3.0 blocks per game during her senior season. Her individual game high this year was a 38-point, 17 rebound performance in a win against New Smyrna Beach on Jan. 24.

 

She also is a nominee for the McDonald's All-American game played at the United Center in Chicago in April. That team will be announced Feb. 14, 2013.

 

The 22nd annual High School All-America Game, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention, will be played Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the New Orleans Arena, site of the 2013 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®.  Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. CT.  For the fourth consecutive year, the game will be played on the official NCAA Women’s Final Four court. The 20 players will be divided into two 10-player teams for the game, which will be played according to NCAA rules. 

 

“The 20 members of this year’s High School All-America Team have been great leaders for their teams and for the game of girls’ and women’s basketball as it continues to grow,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass.  “I am excited to see how these young women perform this year in New Orleans at the WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE.”

Here are the 20 players selected to participate in the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE:

 

Name

School

Hometown

Signed

Lindsay Allen

Saint John's College HS

Bowie, Md.

Notre Dame

Alexis Brown

North Gwinnett HS

Suwanee, Ga.

Maryland

Oderah Chidom

Bishop O'Dowd HS

Oakland, Calif.

Duke

Saniya Chong

Ossining HS

Ossining, N.Y.

Connecticut

Nia Coffey

Hopkins HS

Minneapolis, Minn.

Northwestern

Kendall Cooper

St. Anthony HS

Carson, Calif.

Duke

Kaela Davis

Buford HS

Buford, Ga.

Georgia Tech

Diamond Deshields

Norcross HS

Norcross, Ga.

North Carolina

Rebecca Greenwell

Owensboro Catholic HS

Owensboro, Ky.

Duke

Linnae Harper

Whitney Young HS

Chicago, Ill.

Kentucky

Jessica Jackson

Jacksonville HS

Jacksonville, Ark.

Undeclared

Stephanie Mavunga

Brownsburg HS

Indianapolis, Ind.

North Carolina

Erica McCall

Ridgeview HS

Bakersfield, Calif.

Stanford

Kelsey Plum

La Jolla Country Day HS

Poway, Calif.

Washington

Taya Reimer

Hamilton Southeastern HS

Indianapolis, Ind.

Notre Dame

Mercedes Russell

Springfield HS

Springfield, Ore.

Tennessee

Karlie Samuelson

Mater Dei HS

Fullerton, Calif.

Stanford

Tyler Scaife

Hall HS

Little Rock, Ark.

Rutgers

Jessica Washington

Jenks HS

Tulsa, Okla.

North Carolina

Ronni Williams

Atlantic HS

Daytona Beach, Fla.

Florida

 

The inaugural WBCA High School All-America Game was played April 17, 1992, at Oman Arena in Jackson, Tenn.  The 2013 class of WBCA High School All-Americans joins a long list of well-known past participants including Tamika Catchings, Chamique Holdsclaw, Katie Smith, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Alana Beard, Maya Moore and Brittney Griner.

 

Any graduating senior can be nominated for the WBCA High School All-America Team by a high school or AAU coach who is an active WBCA member. College coaches are not eligible to nominate a player for consideration.  The 20-player All-America team and a 20-player honorable mention team are selected from the nominees by a selection committee composed of WBCA-member girls’ high school basketball coaches who represent nine geographical districts across the country.

 

"The WBCA High School All-American Selection Committee congratulates the 20 players who will represent our organization during the NCAA Women’s Final Four Super Saturday festivities in New Orleans," said Kernersville (N.C.) Bishop Mcguinness High School head coach Brian Robinson, who chairs the WBCA All-America Selection Committee.  “As chair of the committee, I am proud of the time and work that was given to selecting this team. Obviously, it is a tough and sometimes painstaking process, but in the end, I do think the committee did a wonderful job.  We are positive these girls will represent the WBCA, and the future of women's college basketball, tremendously in April."

 

The 2013 selection committee is also composed of Stacy Bilodeau, Walpole High School (Mass.); Eric Smith, Cicero-North Syracuse High School (N.Y.); Jody Patrick, Flint Hill School (Va.); Tony Smith, Bolingbrook High School (Ill.); Kelly Flynn, South Sioux City High School (Neb.); Teri Morrison, Carroll Senior High School (Texas); Carl Mattei, Regis Jesuit High School (Colo.); Kevin Kiernan, Mater Dei High School (Calif.); Angie Hembree, Norcross High School (Ga.); and Gary Glasscock, Metro High School (Mo.) who is past chair.  WBCA Manager of Event, Awards & Office Administration Daniella Trujillo is staff liaison to the committee.

 

 

 

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About the WBCA:

Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.

 

 

 

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