3 Signees Nominated McDonald's All-America
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – TheUniversity of Miami women’s basketball team saw all three members of its incomingrecruiting class nominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game.
The trio, comprised of three high school standouts, isAdrienne Motley (Newport News, Va.), Nigia Greene (Atlanta, Ga.) and JessicaThomas (Gainesville, Fla.). The three will join the Hurricanes for the 2013-14academic year.
Motley, a 5-9 guard from Woodside High School, has beenranked the No. 27 overall prospect and the seventh best point guard in thenation by ESPN HoopGurlz. She is averaging 19.8 points per game so far hersenior 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 18.6points per night have led her St. Francis team to a 23-6 record.
Thomas is ranked the 48th best point guard in the nation byESPN HoopGurlz. In 2011, the 5-6 guard led the Buchholz High School Bobcats tothe semifinals of the Florida Girls State Basketball Playoffs. She is theyounger sister of Hurricane legend Lamar Thomas.
The final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will beselected to play in the 2013 Games will be announced during the McDonald’s AllAmerican Games Selection Show on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. ET.
More than 800 players from 39 states and the District ofColumbia were nominated for the games. Texas boasts the highest number ofnominees (80), followed by Oklahoma (73), Iowa (60), California (59) andVirginia (44). Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors,principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games SelectionCommittee.
The Hurricanes have had three incoming freshmanselected to the McDonald’s All-America team, Morgan Stroman (2009), SheniseJohnson (2008) and Tamara James (2002).