ATLANTA, Ga. (February 5, 2013) – Point guard Tyler Scaife (Little Rock, Ark.), who signed a national letter of intent to play for the Rutgers women’s basketball program last November, has been named as one of the nation’s top 20 high school seniors selected to participate in the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by Nike.
The 22nd annual High School All-America Game, which is held as part of the WBCA National Convention, will be played Saturday, April 6, 2013, at the New Orleans Arena, site of the 2013 NCAA® Women’s Final Four®. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. CT. For the fourth consecutive year, the game will be played on the official NCAA Women’s Final Four court. The 20 players will be divided into two 10-player teams for the game, which will be played according to NCAA rules.
Scaife, a 5-9 guard, is ranked as the top overall point guard in the nation and ninth-rated recruit overall by ESPNU HoopGulrz. Last season she averaged 25.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 3.7 steals per game as she helped Hall High School to a 23-6 record and the Class 7A semifinals as a junior.
Scaife participated at the 2012 USA Basketball trials and Nike Nationals and was a three-time McDonald’s Full Court Award finalist. A unanimous 6A Conference Player of the Year, all-state, and all-conference honoree as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, Scaife is on track to become the most prolific scorer in Arkansas boy’s or girl’s basketball history. She was also a three-time recipient of the Downtown Tip-Off Club Player of the Year award.
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