Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Johnson, Shook, Boley selected for McDonald's All-American Game...Moore, Durr honored -- Tuesday CARDINAL COUPLE
Two UofL commits, E-Town's Boley will play in McDonald's All-American game
UofL signees Ciera Johnson and Kylee Shook...plus Elizabethtown, KY standout Erin Boley are three of the 24 girls that will play in the 15th. annual McDonald's All-American game March 30th in the United Center in Chicago.
Johnson will suit up for the East team, one of four players from Texas...including 6'9" center Nancy Mulkey...named to the roster. Johnson, a 6'5" post from Duncanville, TX will also be joined by Boley, a 6'2" forward headed to Notre Dame.
Shook, a 6'4" post from Mesa Ridge, CO. is on the West team and will play with Lauren Cox (Baylor) and Tori McCoy (Ohio State)...two girls who considered the Cards.
Indiana sends two girls to the contest...Lindsey Corsaro, a do-everything guard out of Indianapolis Roncali...and Jackie Young, a deadly scorer from Princeton. Corsaro is headed to UK.
Five ACC commits (Shook, Johnson, Boley, Young (Notre Dame) and Leaonna Odom (Duke) were chosen for the annual all-star game. Stanford has three players in the contest (DiJonai Carrington, Nadia Fingall and Anna Wilson) as does Maryland ( Kaila Charles, Blair Watson and Destiny Slocum).
Johnson is the leading scorer for Duncanville (TX) High School...which is ranked #1 in the USA Super 25 Computer girls basketball rankings. Shook is the leading scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker in the history of Colorado girls high school hoops.
All five commits from the Louisville 2016 were named as potentials for the contest but Bionca Dunham, Jazmine Jones and Sydney Zambrotta were not selected for the squad.
Give me the five Louisville commits and Boley and I'd take on the rest of the two squads for the contest any day of the week...
MOORE, DURR NAMED ACC PLAYER AND FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Cardinal sophomore Mariya Moore and freshman Asia Durrhave been tearing it up on the court over the last couple of games. The ACC recognized them for that hard work by naming them the ACC Player and Freshman of the Week.
The two were key essentials to last week's wins over Virginia and NC State. Moore scored the final four points in the win over NC State with some clutch free throw shooting and Durr's 19 points off the bench included five for five on threes when the Cards absolutely needed them.
One of coach Walz's primary objectives is to get his squad to the NCAA Tournament and make a run at the National Championship. No harm in firing that rocket up and creating some sparks in January...