NEW ORLEANS, LA. (April 11, 2013) -- Incoming Scarlet Knight Tyler Scaife (Little Rock, Ark.) was named one of the most valuable players at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by Nike over the weekend.
The game – played on the NCAA® Women’s Final Four® court for the fourth consecutive year – featured the nation’s top 20 high school seniors showcased in front of family, fans and current collegiate coaches in New Orleans.
Scaife finished with a game-high 17 points in her squad’s four-point victory. Her team ended the game shooting 47.1 percent from the floor and 60.0 percent from the free-throw line.
Earlier in the week, Scaife captured 15 points along with four assists in helping her team to a dominating 92-64 victory at the McDonald’s All-American Girls’ Game held at the United Center.
Two-time Arkansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Scaife is ranked as the top overall point guard in the nation and ninth-rated recruit overall by ESPNU HoopGulrz.
The 5-9 high school senior guard led the Hall High School Warriors to a 30-2 record and the Class 6A state championship this past season. Scaife averaged 23.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.1 steals per game. A four-time all-state selection, she was MVP of the state title game. Last year, Scaife averaged 25.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 3.7 steals per game as she helped her Warriors to a 23-6 record and the Class 7A semifinals as a junior.
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