USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team

USA TODAY High School Sports Unveils 2012 Preseason American Family Insurance
                        ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team

Guard Diamond DeShields of Norcross HS (Ga.) Makes Second Appearance on
ALL-USA Squad; Guards Kelsey Mitchell of Princeton HS (Cincinnati, Ohio) and
Brianna Turner of Manvel HS (Texas) Debut on Team as Juniors --USA TODAY
Sports Celebrates 30 Years of Honoring Girls Basketball--

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MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2012

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.

Also leading this year's ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team is 6-5 center Mercedes
Russell of Springfield HS (Ore.). The Tennessee-bound Russell — a two-time 5A
state player of the year who led her team last year to its second consecutive
5A state title — averaged 26.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 6.0
blocks last year. Three-year starter Taya Reimer of Hamilton Southeastern HS
(Fishers, Ind.) — a 6-3, Notre Dame-bound power forward who averaged 19.4
points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 blocks per game last season— has
also been named to the squad.

Other standouts on the ALL-USA Girls Team include 5-7 Kentucky-bound guard
Linnae Harper of Whitney Young HS (Chicago, Ill.), who led her team to a 34-0
record and a state 4A title while averaging 18.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0
assists and 1.5 steals per game; and undecided senior Erica McCall of
Ridgeview HS (Bakersfield, Calif.). The sister of WNBA player DeWanna Bonner,
McCall averaged 25.8 points, 16.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 7.1 blocks per game
last season.

The other  members of the  2012 Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA
Girls High School Basketball Team are Kaela Davis of Buford HS (Ga.), a 6-2,
Georgia Tech-bound shooting guard who averaged 18.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0
assists and 2.0 steals per game; 6-1 Duke-bound shooting guard Rebecca
Greenwell of Owensboro Catholic (Ky.), who averaged 32.6 points, 12.0
rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.9 steals and will return after missing last season
with a torn ACL; and Stephanie Mavunga of Brownsburg HS (Ind.), a 6-3 North
Carolina-bound forward who averaged 21.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 5.1 blocks,
2.4 steals and 1.5 assists last season.

The 10-player team was selected by USA TODAY Sports' Jim Halley with help from
recruiting experts Mike Flynn and Chris Menning of Blue Star Basketball and
Dan Olson of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

Following is the complete listing of this year's preseason American Family
Insurance ALL-USA High School Girls Basketball Team as determined by USA TODAY
High School Sports. For more information on the American Family Insurance
ALL-USA Team, visit http://www.usatodayhss.com.

USA TODAY High School Sports

Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA High School Girls Basketball Team

                                                               College
                 School                    Position  Ht  Year   Selection
Player
Kaela Davis      Buford High School        SG        6-2 Senior Georgia Tech
                 (Buford, Ga.)
Diamond          Norcross High School      SG        6-1 Senior North Carolina
DeShields        (Norcross, Ga.)
Rebecca          Owensboro Catholic (Ky.)  SG        6-1 Senior Duke
Greenwell
Linnae Harper    Whitney Young (Chicago,   G         5-7 Senior Kentucky
                 Ill.)
Stephanie        Brownsburg High School    F         6-3 Senior North Carolina
Mavunga          (Brownsburg, Ind.)
Erica McCall     Ridgeview High School     F         6-3 Senior Undecided
                 (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Kelsey Mitchell  Princeton High School     G         5-7 Junior Undecided
                 (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Taya Reimer      Hamilton Southeastern     PF        6-3 Senior Notre Dame
                 (Fishers, Ind.)
Mercedes         Springfield High School   C         6-5 Senior Tennessee
Russell          (Ore.)
Brianna Turner   Manvel High School        G         6-3 Junior Undecided
                 (Texas)

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