Moore, 19 others to play in All-America game

Updated: February 16, 2007, 1:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Connecticut-bound recruit Maya Moore has been named the 2007 State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year, the WBCA announced Friday.

Moore, a senior at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Ga., also headlined the WBCA's High School All-Americans, the nation's top 20 girls' basketball players who will participate in the 16th annual WBCA's High School All-America Game on March 31 in Cleveland as part of the Final Four.

A guard/forward, Moore averages nearly 26 points and 11 rebounds and has helped guided the Collins Hill Eagles to two straight state titles. She holds 12 school records, including career rebounds (837 through her junior season), single-season points (741), career points (1,874 through her junior season), most points in a game (40) and single-season steals (174).

Moore already has signed a letter of intent to play for Connecticut, where she joins last year's State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year, Tina Charles. Three recruits each from Tennessee and Duke also were tabbed All-Americans.

Moore is one of two UConn signees who will play in the All-America game. A look at the 20 High School All-Americans:

WBCA HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS
NAME (HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN) SIGNED WITH
Victoria Baugh (Sacramento/Sacramento, Calif.) Tennessee
Angie Bjorklund (University/Spokane, Wash.) Tennessee
Kelsey Bolte (Battle Creek/Ida Grove, Iowa) Iowa State
Kelley Cain (St. Pius X Catholic/Atlanta, Ga.) Tennessee
Karima Christmas (Dobie/Houston, Texas) Duke
Cetera DeGraffenreid (Smoky Mountain/Sylva, N.C.) North Carolina
Lorin Dixon (Christ The King/Middle Village, N.Y.) Connecticut
Stefanie Gilbreath (Cinco Ranch/Katy, Texas) Southern California
Iasia Hemingway (Malcolm X Shabazz/Newark, N.J.) Georgia Tech
Jantel Lavender (Cleveland Catholic Central/Cleveland, Ohio) Ohio State
Italee Lucas (Centennial/Las Vegas, Nev.) North Carolina
Drey Mingo (Marist/Atlanta, Ga.) Maryland
Maya Moore (Collins Hill/Suwanee, Ga.) Connecticut
Erica Morrow (Murry Bergtraum/New York, N.Y.) Syracuse
Ta'Shia Phillips (Brebeuf Jesuit/Indianapolis, Ind.) Undecided
Jeanette Pohlen (Brea-Olinda/Brea, Calif.) Stanford
Khadijah Rushdan (St. Elizabeth's/Wilmington, Del.) Rutgers
Marah Strickland (Towson Catholic/Towson, Md.) Maryland
Jasmine Thomas (Oakton/Vienna, Va.) Duke
Krystal Thomas (The First AcademyOrlando, Fla.) Duke

A committee of WBCA-member high school coaches who represent nine geographical districts from across the nation selected the All-America squad.