Virginia Signee Bria Smith Named a McDonald's High School All-American
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Bria Smith, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Virginia women’s basketball team beginning in the fall of 2011, has been selected to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American game.
A native of Massapequa, N.Y., Smith is a 5-9 guard out of perennial powerhouse Christ the King High School in Queens, N.Y. In December, Smith was named one of the 10 players to the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year Watch List.
She was a first team All-City selection by The New York Post and led the Royals to the New York State Federation Class AA title during her junior season. She was the tournament’s most valuable player after netting 19 points and collecting nine rebounds in the championship game.
Smith was named a third team Parade All-American in 2010. She was a member of the Under-17 United States national team and played in the FIBA U-17 World Championships in Spain this past summer. She averaged 5.1 points per game as Team USA went unbeaten in its eight tournament games and defeated France for the gold medal.
Smith is ranked as the No. 2 point guard in the class according to the All-Star Girls Report and is ranked No. 7 overall by All-Star Girls Report, No. 7 overall by Blue Star Basketball and No. 8 overall by HoopGurlz.com.
The game will be played on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. (Central) at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., and broadcast live on ESPNU.
Current sophomore guard China Crosby (New York, N.Y.) was a 2009 McDonald’s High School All-American.
2011 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team
Girls Alphabetical Roster
Name, Position, Height, High School,(Hometown), College
- Cierra Burdick, F, 6-2 Butler, NC (Matthews, NC), Tennessee
- Briyona Canty, G, 5-10, Trenton, Catholic Academy, NJ (Hamilton, NJ), Rutgers
- Temi Fagbenle, C, 6-4, Blair Academy, NJ, (Blairstown, NJ), Harvard
- Bria Goss, G, 5-11, Ben Davis, IN, (Indianapolis, IN), Kentucky
- Sara Hammond, F, 6-2, Rockcastle County, KY, (Mouth Vernon, KY), Louisville
- Amber Henson, C, 6-4 Sickles, FL, (Tampa, FL), Duke
- Betnijah Laney, G, 6-0, Smyrna, DE, (Smyrna, DE), Undecided
- Samantha Logic, G, 6-0, Racine J.I,. Case, WI (Racine, WI), Iowa
- Allyson Malott, F, 6-2, Madison, OH, (Middletown, OH), Dayton
- Ariel Massengale, G, 5-6, Bolingbrook, IL, (Bolingbrook, IL), Tennessee
- Bria Smith, G, 5-10, Christ the King, NY, (Middle Village, NY), Virginia
- Elizabeth Williams, F, 6-3, Princess Anne, VA, (Virginia Beach, VA), Duke
Head Coach: Mary Coyle Klinger, Somerset, NJ (Rutgers Preparatory School) Asst. Coach: Anthony Pappas, Waterloo, IA (Waterloo West High School) Asst. Coach: Teri Morison, Grapevine, TX (Southlake Carroll High School)
- Brianna Banks, G, 5-9, Fayette County, GA, (Fayetteville, GA), Connecticut
- Ariya Crook-Williams, G, 5-7, Long Beach Poly, CA, (Long Beach, CA), USC
- Krystal Forthan, C, 6-4, Georgetown, TX, (Georgetown, TX), LSU
- Reshanda Gray, F, 6-3, Washington Prep, CA (Los Angeles, CA), California
- Justine Hartman, C, 6-3, Brea Olinda, CA (Brea, CA), UCLA
- Morgan Jones, F, 6-2, Lake Mary, FL, (Lake Mary, FL), Northwestern
- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, G, 6-0, Mater Dei, CA, (Santa Ana, CA), Connecticut
- Amber Orrange, G, 5-8, Westbury Christian, TX, (Houston, TX), Stanford
- Cassie Peoples, G, 5-7, Cy-Fair, TX, (Cypress, TX), Texas
- Bonnie Samuelson, F, 6-3, Edison, CA, (Huntington Beach, CA), Stanford
- Kiah Stokes, F, 6-3, Linn-Mar, IA, (Marion, IA), Connecticut
- Alexyz Vaioletama, G, 6-0, Mater Dei, CA, (Santa Ana, CA), USC
Head Coach: Dorothy Gaters, Chicago, IL (Marshall High School) Asst. Coach: Gwen Howard, Chicago, IL (Marshall High School) Asst. Coach: Courtney Hargrays, Chicago, IL (Marshall High School)