Parade names 2009 All-America High School Girls Basketball team

First Team (Name, School, City, Height)

Brittney Griner Nimitz Houston, Tex. 6’8″

Skylar Diggins Washington South Bend, Ind. 5’10”

Kelsey Bone Dulles Sugar Land, Tex. 6’5″

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Mater Dei Santa Ana, Calif. 6’0″

Tayler Hill South Minneapolis, Minn. 5’11”

Markel Walker Schenley Pittsburgh, Pa. 6’1″

Cokie Reed Midway Waco, Tex. 6’4″

Joslyn Tinkle Big Sky Missoula, Mont. 6’3″

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Williams Alexandria, Va. 5’11”

Kelly Faris Heritage Christian Indianapolis, Ind. 5’11”

Second Team

Jasmine Hassell Wilson Central Lebanon, Tenn. 6’3″

Destiny Williams Benton Harbor Benton Harbor, Mich. 6’2″

Chiney Ogwumike Cy-Fair Cypress, Tex. 6’3″

Monique Oliver Poly Long Beach, Calif. 6’3″

Taber Spani Metro Academy Olathe, Kan. 6’1″

China Crosby Manhattan Center New York, N.Y. 5’7″

Tierra Rogers Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep San Francisco, Calif. 5’11”

Waltia Rolle Westbury Christian Houston, Tex. 6’6″

Bria Hartley North Babylon North Babylon, N.Y. 5’10”

Stephanie Holzer Cardinal O’Hara Springfield, Pa. 6’4″

Third Team

Samarie Walker Chaminade Julienne Dayton, Ohio 6’1″

Sam Ostarello Stanley County Fort Pierre, S.D. 6’2″

Morgan Stroman Lower Richland Hopkins, S.C. 6’2″

Morgan Tuck Bolingbrook Bolingbrook, Ill. 6’2″

Mikaela Ruef Beavercreek Beavercreek, Ohio 6’2″

Chelsea Gray St. Mary’s Stockton, Calif. 5’10”

Lindsey Moore Kentwood Covington, Wash. 5’10”

Ieasia Walker O’Connell Copiague Copiague, N.Y. 5’7″

Shanay Washington Del Valle Del Valle, Tex. 6’0″

Alexandria Bentley Ben Davis Indianapolis, Ind. 5’7″

Fourth Team

Anne Marie Armstrong Wesleyan Norcross, Ga. 6’3″

Mariah Chandler Southwest Atlanta Christian Atlanta, Ga. 6’1″

Lauren Avant Lausanne Collegiate Memphis, Tenn. 5’9″

Laurin Mincy University Newark, N.J. 6’0″

DeNesha Stallworth Pinole Valley Pinole, Calif. 6’3″

Sugar Rodgers King’s Fork Suffolk, Va. 5’10”

Bianca Lutley American Heritage Plantation, Fla. 5’11”

Layshia Clarendon Cajon San Bernardino, Calif. 5’9″

Jennifer O’Neill St. Michael Academy New York, N.Y. 5’6″

Amber Henson Sickles Tampa, Fla. 6’4″

The only minor surprise was that Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Mater Dei in Santa Ana, CA was named first team. Not surprising because of her skill, but that it was recognized. This young sophomore has an extremely bright future in the game.

Link, which includes a video of Brittney Griner: http://www.parade.com/news/2009/04/parade-all-america-high-school-girls-basketball-team.html

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