High School Sports

March 14, 2014

A’ja Wilson named Parade Magazine player of the year

A’ja Wilson of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has been named the Parade Magazine’s 2014 girls basketball player of the year and leads the 58th annual Parade All-America team.

A’ja Wilson of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has been named the Parade Magazine’s 2014 girls basketball player of the year and leads the 58th annual Parade All-America team.

Jahlil Okafor of Whitney M. Young Magnet High in Chicago is the boys’ player of the year.

Wilson, a 6-foot-5 forward, averaged 35 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks and 3 steals per game and led Heathwood to the SCISA state championship.

She is the No. 1 overall college prospect in the country and will pick betweeen South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and UConn. Wilson can sign a letter of intent as early as April 16, when the late basketball national signing period opens.

Her final game as a high school player will be on April 2 in the McDonald’s All American Game in Chicago.

As a member of the 2013 Under-19 national team, she averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds per game on the way to helping earn a gold medal.

South Carolina signee Jatari White is also a member of the Parade girls team.

See Wilson’s story in Parade Magazine in Sunday’s The State and at parade.com/ball

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