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Three Stanford recruits to play in All-American game

 

Incoming freshmen DiJonai Carrington, Nadia Fingall and Anna Wilson will participate in the 15th annual McDonald's All American Game on March 30 in Chicago, it was announced Sunday on ESPNU.

The three future Cardinal players, who signed with Stanford in November, landed on the 12-member West Team. Of the 24 girls selected to be McDonald's All Americans, Stanford and Maryland have the most, with each suiting up three commits.


The girls' game begins at 3:30 p.m. PT on March 30 and will be televised live on ESPNU.

This year's teams were selected from more than 750 nominees by the McDonald's All American Games selection committee, led by Morgan Wootten, committee chairman and legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach.

Carrington, Finagle and Wilson will add their names to an impressive list of 15 Cardinal women's basketball players to be featured in the nation's premier high school basketball all-star event.

Stanford most recently had a pair of McDonald's All Americans in 2013 in current juniors Kailee Johnson and Erica McCall. The three Stanford signees to earn roster spots ties a program record from 2007 when Ashley Cimino, Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen were each named McDonald's All Americans.

The trio will join the Cardinal for the 2016-17 season along with fellow prep standout Mikaela Brewer. Collectively, Stanford's class is rated No. 9 by espnW HoopGurlz and No. 7 by Prospects Nation.

A versatile perimeter performer, Carrington is a five-star talent rated as the 34th best player in the country according to espnW HoopGurlz and 16th by Prospects Nation. She has played in nine games for Horizon this season and is averaging 14.8 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists.

Fingall is a certifiable blue-chip prospect ranked 26th in the nation by espnW HoopGurlz and the seventh-best forward. The five-star post also checks in at No. 23 overall and No. 4 at her position according to Prospects Nation. The 6-foot-4 Fingall is averaging 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game for 18-4 Choctaw.

Wilson, a 5-foot-8 guard from Bellevue, Washington, will give Stanford another dynamic player in the backcourt and is rated as the 58th overall player in the class of 2016 by espnW Hoopgurlz and 34th by Prospects Nation.

A 2014 USA Basketball gold medalist, she averages 16.9 points to go with 4.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 steals for the unbeaten Bellevue Wolverines, who are ranked No. 21 in the nation by espnW.

Wilson's older brother is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

— Stanford Athletics

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