I don’t know if anyone else noticed that there was no WBCA game on the NCAA Final Four schedule when it first came out, but I did. Turns out, the game is cancelled due to lack of sponsorship to offset rising costs:
The WBCA also announced that the WBCA High School All-America Game will not be played this year. Declining sponsorship revenue and the rising cost of operating the game was going to make it necessary for the WBCA to fund the game by redirecting money from services the association’s membership rate more highly. With the suspension of the game the WBCA decided to name 10 rather than 20 players as High School All-Americans to be consistent with the Coaches’ All-America teams in the collegiate divisions.
Here’s the team:
Name School Hometown Signed
Ariel Atkins, Duncanville High School Duncanville, TX Texas
Sierra Calhoun, Christ the King High School Brooklyn, NY Duke
Jordin Canada, Winward School Los Angeles, CA UCLA
Gabby Green, Saint Mary’s College High School Oakland, CA California
Alexis Jennings, Sparkman High School Madison, AL Kentucky
Alexa Middleton, Riverdale High School Murfreesboro, TN Tennessee
Kelsey Mitchell, Princeton High School Cincinnati, OH Ohio State
Brianna Turner, Manvel High School Pearland, TX Notre Dame
Jatarie White, Providence Day School Charlotte, NC South Carolina
A’ja Wilson, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Hopkins, SC Undeclared
Wilson is the player of the year.