Feb. 9, 2010
The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today the nation's top 20 girls' basketball players selected to participate in the 19th annual WBCA High School All-America Game presented by Nike. Two incoming Cal players, Afure Jemerigbe and Lindsay Sherbert, have earned the honor.
The players who have been chosen will be divided into two teams of 10 players. The college-style regulation game is scheduled to tip off at 4:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 3, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This highly-anticipated event is part of the WBCA National Convention, which takes place at the site of the NCAA® Women's Final Four®. This year's event will be the first to be played on the same court as the NCAA Women's Final Four.
Jemerigbe and Sherbert are two-thirds of Cal's 2010-11 incoming class that earned a top-10 ranking by recruiting services back on the November 11 signing day. Jemerigbe and Sherbert are ranked in the top-30 overall by ESPN HoopGurlz. Jemerigbe is ranked No. 15 overall and is the No. 2 shooting guard with Sherbert ranked No. 29 overall and at No. 6 among the small forwards. In Blue Star Basketball rankings, Sherbert is ranked as the No. 10 overall recruit and Jemerigbe once again is No. 15. In CalHiSports rankings of the top prep players in the state of California, Sherbert ranks fourth and Jemerigbe eighth.
Afure Jemerigbe, a 6-0 guard, plays at Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. where the Rams went 31-3 in 2008-09 and defeated Inglewood, 71-62, to claim the California Interscholastic Federation Division II state title. Jemerigbe averaged 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest and is a three-time All-State honoree. Afure also enjoyed a successful club team career for NorCal Elite.
Lindsay Sherbert, a 6-1 guard from Temecula, CA will lead Great Oak High School this season. This summer Lindsay shined on her club basketball team, Cal Swish, which won three July tournament titles, including Nike Nationals, the Nike circuit's crown-jewel tournament. She is a consistent shooter with a game that is solid in nearly every aspect. Her size causes potential match-up problems at either the wing or small forward position.
This is the second year in a row that Cal's incoming freshman class has been well-represented in the WBCA All-American game. Last season, DeNesha Stallworth and Layshia Clarendon were named WBCA All-Americans.
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