May 16, 2011
Incoming California Golden Bear basketball players Reshanda Gray and Erika Johnson added to their high schools honors by earning a spot on the Parade Magazine All-American team.
Each year in May, Parade Magazine honors the top boys and girls basketball players in the country with their All-American team. This year, Parade released a list of the top 40 high school basketball seniors from 30 states, compiled in association with Sporting News.
Two Cal recruits, Reshanda Gray, of Washington Prep in Los Angles, and Erika Johnson, of Holy Names Academy in Washington, both were named to the All-America team.
Gray was also a 2010-11 McDonald's All-American and an honorable mention for WBCA All-American.
Johnson was named the 2010-11 Gatorade Washington Girls Basketball Player of the Year, leading the Cougars to a 29-0 record and the Class 3A state championship this past season. A two-time returning Class 3A First Team All-State selection as named by The Associated Press, Johnson averaged 16.7 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. She shot 54 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3-point range. Also a Seattle Times All-Area honoree, Johnson produced 13 rebounds, 10 assists and six points in the 57-48, state title-clinching victory against Prairie, earning All-Tournament Team recognition. Her 71 rebounds in the state tournament set the state's single-season postseason record.
Current Bears Layshia Clarendon, Afure Jemerigbe, Lindsay Sherbert, and Tierra Rogers all earned spots on the Parade Magazine All-Star teams in years past. The teams used to be split into first, second, third, and fourth team unlike this year's list which is one 40-player team.
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