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Thursday February 14, 2013Ronni Williams First Gator Signee Ever Named to McDonald's All-American Game

Gainesville, Fla.

University of Florida women’s basketball signee Ronni Williams was named the 2013 McDonald’s All-American High School Game that will be played on April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.

 

The game, which will be televised live on ESPNU, features the nation’s top 24 high school girls’ players.

 

Williams is the first-ever Gator signee to make the prestigious All-American team.

 

Last week Williams, a 6-2 forward from Daytona Beach, became the first Gator signee ever selected for the WBCA High School All-America Game, which began playing on 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.

 

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. 

 

Current redshirt-freshman Cassie Peoples played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American High School Game, but signed with Texas.

 

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:

Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FloridaWomensBasketball

Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK  and  @CoachButlerUF 

 

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