UW Signee Kelsey Plum Named WBCA All-American
Feb. 5, 2013
ATLANTA -- The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the 20 participants in the WBCA High School All-America game, which includes Kelsey Plum, a Washington signee. The game will be played on Saturday, April 6, in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four.
Plum joins the other 19 seniors on the WBCA All-America Team. She is one of just two Pac-12 commits on the team, the other being Karlie Samuelson who is headed to Stanford. Plum is the headliner of the Washington class that was recently rated No. 9 in the country by peachstatebasketball.com.
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 2:30 p.m. PT. 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.
"The 20 members of this year's High School All-America Team have been great leaders for their teams and for the game of girls' and women's basketball as it continues to grow," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "I am excited to see how these young women perform this year in New Orleans at the WBCA High School All-America Game presented by NIKE."
Plum is a native of San Diego, Calif., and has led La Jolla Country Day to the CIF Division IV State Championship in 2012, scoring 32 points in the championship game. She also set a school record, scoring 51 points in a game earlier this year that broke the record of WNBA star Candace Wiggins.
Plum is joined in her class by Brianna Ruiz of Del Oro High School in the Sacramento area and Chantel Oshahor of Mt. Saint Mary's High School in the Phoenix area. Both are nationally ranked prospects in their own right.
The Dawgs are off to a 16-5 start to the 2012-13 season, including 8-2 in Pac-12 play. During the Head Coach Kevin McGuff's two seasons, Washington is now 36-19. The continued infusion of talent has Washington as one of the top up and coming programs in the NCAA.