USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team
MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports, the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information, celebrates 30 years of honoring achievements in girls basketball by unveiling the 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls High School Basketball Team, spotlighting the most promising female players in the country for the upcoming season.
Norcross High School (Ga.) senior Diamond DeShields -- a 6-1 shooting guard and North Carolina commit -- is the only returning player from the 2011-2012 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team. DeShields, who was named to the 2011 ALL-USA second team as a junior, led her team to a 26-6 record and a state semifinal finish with an average of 21.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game last year.
The full 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls High School Basketball Team appears online today at http://www.usatodayhss.com and in tomorrow's print edition of USA TODAY. The ALL-USA Team and its year-end player and coach awards have been given out annually since 1982 and are considered the highest such honors in high school sports.
Two juniors -- Kelsey Mitchell of Princeton HS (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Brianna Turner of Manvel HS (Texas) -- are the sole non-seniors on this year's Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team. Mitchell -- a 5-7 guard and the daughter of Taft HS (Cincinnati, Ohio) boys basketball coach Mark Mitchell -- averaged 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.8 steals last season. Turner, a 6-3 guard, averaged 20.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 4.7 blocks during the 2011 season, leading her team to a 34-3 record.
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