3 Signees Nominated McDonald’s All-America
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami women's basketball team saw all three members of its incoming recruiting class nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game.
The trio, comprised of three high school standouts, is Adrienne Motley (Newport News, Va.), Nigia Greene (Atlanta, Ga.) and Jessica Thomas (Gainesville, Fla.). The three will join the Hurricanes for the 2013-14 academic year.
Motley, a 5-9 guard from Woodside High School, has been ranked the No. 27 overall prospect and the seventh best point guard in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. She is averaging 19.8 points per game so far her senior season at Hampton Roads Academy.
Greene is a four-star prospect according to ESPN HoopGurlz. She is ranked No. 41 overall, and the ninth-best guard in the nation. Her 18.6 points per night have led her St. Francis team to a 23-6 record.
Thomas is ranked the 48th best point guard in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. In 2011, the 5-6 guard led the Buchholz High School Bobcats to the semifinals of the Florida Girls State Basketball Playoffs. She is the younger sister of Hurricane legend Lamar Thomas.
The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald's All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. ET.
More than 800 players from 39 states and the District of Columbia were nominated for the games. Texas boasts the highest number of nominees (80), followed by Oklahoma (73), Iowa (60), California (59) and Virginia (44). Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald's All American Games Selection Committee.
The Hurricanes have had three incoming freshman selected to the McDonald's All-America team, Morgan Stroman (2009), Shenise Johnson (2008) and Tamara James (2002).