Incoming hoop trio is named to another all-star contest


Incoming freshmen DiJonai Carrington, Nadia Fingall and Anna Wilson were three of 24 women basketball players selected for the Jordan Brand Classic, which tips April 15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The three future Cardinal, who signed with Stanford in November, all landed on the 12-member West Team. The trio is also on the West Team for the 15th annual McDonald's All American Game on March 30 in Chicago.

Carrington (San Diego/Horizon Christian Academy), Fingall (Navarre, Fla./Choctawhatchee) and Wilson (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) will be the first to represent Stanford on the women's side at the event, now in its second year.

The trio will join the Cardinal for the 2016-17 season along with fellow prep standout Mikaela Brewer (Barrie, Ontario/Innisdale Secondary School). 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. Last Monday, she was named MaxPreps/WBCA High School Player of the Week for Region 8 after totaling 45 points, 19 rebounds, three assists, two steals and blocked one shot against Eastlake in the CIF San Diego Section Division I semifinals. She played in 20 games for Horizon this season and averaged 18.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks.

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 was named Florida's Miss Basketball earlier this month. She averaged 18.3 points, 11.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.0 blocks per game this season in leading the Choctaw to a 26-6 record and a spot in the 2016 FHSAA Girls Basketball 6A State Championships final four.

Wilson, a 5-foot-8 guard, 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 averaged 15.3 points to go with 4.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals in leading the Bellevue Wolverines to a perfect 29-0 record and a Washington 3A state title. Last week she was named Naismith Trophy High School All-America honorable mention.


Stanford has received a verbal commitment from four-star quarterback recruit Davis Mills of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga.

The 6-2 1/2, 188-pound Mills is ranked No. 8 nationally at his position on the Scout 100 list and listed as the No. 66 recruit overall.

— Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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