May 19, 2013, 10:06 PM EST
Next October head coach Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies will begin their quest for a second consecutive (and ninth overall) national title.
On Saturday the program continued a streak of sorts, as signee Saniya Chong was named Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year by Parade Magazine. Chong, who hails from Ossining, N.Y., is the third Player of the Year in a row to sign with UConn.
Chong, who averaged 34.4 points per game and led her high school to its first-ever state title, beat out Rebekah Dahlman (Vanderbilt signee), Diamond Deshields (North Carolina), Kianna Holland (Duke), and Tori Jankoska (Michigan State) for the award.
North Carolina has three players on the Parade All-American Team, which can be seen below.
|Lindsay Allen||G||St. John’s (Washington, D.C.)||5-7||Notre Dame|
|Lakota Beatty||G||Anadarko (Okla.)||5-8||Oklahoma State|
|Lexie Brown||G||North Gwinnett (Suwanee, Ga.)||5-8||Maryland|
|Dennisha Chambers||G||Louisiana New Tech (Plain Dealing, La.)||5-5||Grambling State|
|Saniya Chong||G||Ossining (N.Y.)||5-10||UConn|
|Alaina Coates||C||Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)||6-5||South Carolina|
|Rebekah Dahlman||G||Braham (Minn.)||5-9||Vanderbilt|
|Nina Davis||F||Memphis Central (Memphis, Tenn.)||6-0||Baylor|
|Diamond DeShields||G||Norcross (Ga.)||6-2||North Carolina|
|Ally Disterhoft||G||West (Iowa City, Iowa)||6-0||Iowa|
|Makayla Epps||G||Marion County (Lebanon, Ky.)||5-9||Kentucky|
|Amanda Fioravanti||F||Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)||6-1||Virginia|
|Becca Greenwell||G||Owensboro Catholic (Ky.)||6-1||Duke|
|Ciara Gregory||G||Jeannette (Pa.)||5-7||Charlotte|
|Linnae Harper||G||Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.)||5-6||Kentucky|
|Breanna Hayden||G||James Madison (Dallas, Texas)||5-9||Baylor|
|Olivia Healy||F||Reading (Mass.)||5-10||Richmond|
|Ahlisha Henderson||C||Reseda (Los Angeles, Calif.)||6-3||Grambling State|
|Kianna Holland||G||Seneca (S.C.)||5-9||Duke|
|Jessica Jackson||F||Jacksonville (Ark.)||6-2||Arkansas|
|Tori Jankoska||G||Freeland (Mich.)||5-8||Michigan State|
|Kailee Johnson||F||Central Catholic (Portland, Ore.)||6-3||Stanford|
|Breyana Mason||G||Forest Park (Woodbridge, Va)||5-8||Virginia|
|Stephanie Mavunga||C||Brownsburg (Ind.)||6-3||North Carolina|
|Erica McCall||F||Ridgeview (Bakersfield, Calif.)||6-2||Stanford|
|Brandy Montgomery||G||Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce, Fla.)||5-11||Auburn|
|KiKi Patterson||G||Columbus (Miss.)||5-9||Mississippi State|
|Kelsey Plum||G||La Jolla Country Day (Calif.)||5-9||Washington|
|Kaitlyn Pratt||F||McDonogh 35 (New Orleans, La.)||6-0||Arkansas-Little Rock|
|Bianca Quisenberry||G||Tecumseh (New Carlisle, Ohio)||5-8||Cincinnati|
|Taya Reimer||F||Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)||6-2||Notre Dame|
|Mercedes Russell||C||Springfield (Ore.)||6-6||Tennessee|
|Tyler Scaife||G||Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)||5-9||Rutgers|
|Ieshia Small||F||Florida High (Tallahassee, Fla.)||6-0||Baylor|
|Jazmine Spears||F||New Albany (Miss.)||5-11||Mississippi State|
|Malia Tate-DeFreitas||G||Steelton-Highspire (Steelton, Pa.)||5-8||Hampton|
|Shatori Walker-Kimbrough||F||Hopewell (Aliquippa, Pa.)||5-11||Maryland|
|Jessica Washington||G||Jenks (Tulsa. Okla.)||5-8||North Carolina|
|Ronni Williams||F||Atlantic (Port Orange, Fla.)||6-2||Florida|
|Faith Woodard||F||Freedom (Tampa, Fla.)||6-2||Georgetown|
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Jan 31, 2015, 3:11 PM EST
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame see comeback fall short at Pitt.
Jan 31, 2015, 2:34 PM EST
Trevor Lacey makes one of the best buzzer-beaters of the season to give N.C. State a road win at Georgia Tech.
Jan 31, 2015, 1:45 PM EST
Florida’s Alex Murphy with a nominee for Saturday’s dunk of the day.
Jan 31, 2015, 1:15 PM EST
Bruce Pearl received a warm ovation from Tennessee fans in his first game back as an opposing head coach.
Jan 31, 2015, 12:34 PM EST
Illinois will continue to be without two injured guards as both players were suspended indefinitely.
Jan 31, 2015, 12:15 PM EST
A tumultuous season gets worse for UMBC.
Jan 31, 2015, 11:15 AM EST
Raheem Appleby showed surprising hops as the 6-foot-4 guard threw down a solid dunk over a Western Kentucky defender.
Jan 31, 2015, 10:10 AM EST
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino believes one of his underclassmen will definitely leave for the NBA.
Pregame Shootaround: Duke battles Virginia and Wichita State gets its biggest Valley test on a busy Saturday
Jan 31, 2015, 9:00 AM EST
Duke and Virginia highlights a busy Saturday slate.
Jan 30, 2015, 11:01 PM EST
Here is a rundown of all the action from Friday night.
Jan 30, 2015, 9:30 PM EST
The Jayhawks will wear these on Feb. 28.
Jan 30, 2015, 7:45 PM EST
That rivalry ended when Mizzou left the Big 12 in favor of the SEC.
Jan 30, 2015, 6:30 PM EST
Trey Davis left the court with only seconds remaining after colliding into a Kendall Pollard screen.
Jan 30, 2015, 5:45 PM EST
The backup guard has missed the last five games.
Jan 30, 2015, 5:09 PM EST
“Big Country,” Randy Rutherford and the rest of the squad is expected back for the team’s game against Kansas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their trip to the Final Four.
Jan 30, 2015, 4:04 PM EST
Bruce Pearl expressed remorse over how his tenure at Tennessee ended and also remains thankful for former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton.
Jan 30, 2015, 2:47 PM EST
Having already lost one game in Ivy League play, Harvard looks to bounce back with a win at Princeton.
Jan 30, 2015, 12:50 PM EST
Aaron White suffered a stinger in Iowa’s loss to Purdue, and Gabe Olaseni is dealing with a sprained ankle suffered Monday.
Jan 30, 2015, 11:43 AM EST
The donation will be used to improve the basketball offices and practice facility, with leftover funds being used for any improvements that may need to be made down the line.
Jan 30, 2015, 11:00 AM EST
Kansas’ incredibly rigorous schedule moves them to the top line in the latest update.
- No. 8 Notre Dame upset by Pitt 0
- Auburn coach Bruce Pearl greeted with cheers during first return to Tennessee (VIDEO) 0
- Rick Pitino on Terry Rozier’s impending NBA Draft decision: ‘He’s not coming back’ 0
- Weekend Preview: Duke-Virginia, an MVC showdown and UNC-Louisville 2
- Duke dismisses reserve shooting guard from program 13
- Chase for 180: Already a good shooter, Tyler Harvey’s been even better in 2014-15 0
- Film Session: The case for Jerian Grant as National Player of the Year 1
- Duke dismisses reserve shooting guard from program (13)
- Bill Self on the loss of Kansas-Missouri rivalry: ‘It hasn’t been great’ (8)
- Jerian Grant, No. 8 Notre Dame erase another double-digit deficit as they beat No. 4 Duke (7)
- Coach K earns career win No. 1,000 in No. 5 Duke’s win over St. John’s (4)
- Kentucky lands commitment from international Class of 2016 big man (4)