A trio of future South Carolina women’s basketball players have been selected as McDonald’s All-Americans, it was announced on ESPN on Thursday.
This will mark the first time the Gamecocks will have three signees as All-Americans at the time of the game — In 2014, A’ja Wilson had yet to announce her college choice, while Bianca Cuevas-Moore and Jatarie White represented USC.
Since a girls’ All-American game was added in 2002, eight players who have suited up for the Gamecocks at some point have played in it — Henderson, Wilson, Cuevas-Moore, Alaina Coates, White (transferred to Texas), Kelsey Bone (transferred to Texas A&M), Te’a Cooper (transferred from Tennessee) and Kaela Davis (transferred from Georgia Tech).
The two other members of Staley’s No. 1 recruiting class in 2019 are Laeticia Amihere, who was not eligible for the game as she is Canadian and recently enrolled early at USC, and Olivia Thompson, a local preferred walk-on sharpshooter who is finishing out her season with Lexington.
The McDonald’s All-American Games will take place March 27 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.