Friday, July 8, 2011

Who's who at the VHSCA All-Star Game

What: VHSCA All-Star Game
When: 6 p.m. Monday, July 11
Where: Christopher Newport University
Complete rosters (Courtesy of the Daily Press)


Taylor Huber, 5-8 G, Patrick Henry - Three-point shooting ace who averaged 21.6 ppg and leaves as her school's all-time leading scorer (1,680 points). The Colonial District player of the year and a first-team All-Central Region selection. College: Utah Valley

Ka'lia Johnson, 5-9 G, Thomas Dale - averaged 24.3 points, 11.4 rebounds and 8.7 assists. Recorded 13 double-doubles and seven triple-doubles. A first-team all-state pick and the Central Region player of the year. School's all-time leading scorer (2,075 points). College: Duke

Andrea Paphites, 5-9 G/F, Princess Anne - Averaged 6.3 ppg on a loaded Cavaliers team that captured the Group AAA state title for the second time in three years. College: USC Aiken

Ashle' Freeman, 5-6 G, Henrico - A first-team All-Capital District and second-team All-Central Region pick. College: Virginia Union.

Candace Brown, 5-8 G, Hampton - A first-team All-Peninsula District pick. College: Hampton. "A powerfully-built, athletic guard with the ability to slash to the basket, finish in traffic and absorb contact. An excellent defender who has the ability to shut down offensive players," Hampton University coach David Six said.

Taylor Jenkins, 5-11 G/F, Page County. A first-team All-Region B selection and a Group A honorable mention all-state pick (VHSCA).

Dionna Scott, 5-10 G/F, Freedom - School's all-time leader in points (1,752), assists (211) and steals (282); helped the Eagles win two VHSL state titles. College - Winston-Salem State

Jasmine Deloatch, 5-11 F/C, Sussex Central - Led the Tigers to their first-ever Group A Division 1 state title game, where she had a game-high 25 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to J.I. Burton.

Kiera Gaines, 5-10 G/F, West Point - A first team Group A all state pick and the state Division I player of the year (VHSCA). Averaged 18.7 ppg and led her team to the Group A state quarterfinals. College: Campbell

Jazmon Gwathmey, 6-2 F, Liberty - 6-2 G Liberty (Va): 2010-11 Virginia High School League Group  A Division 4 Player of the Year after leading Liberty to the state title; Averaged 20.3 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.3 apg, 3.5 spg and 1.7 bpg in the state tournament and scored 26 points and had eight rebounds in the state final; Liberty finished the season 22-5. College: James Madison

Jamara Malone, 5-11 C, Brunswick - A second-team Group AA all-state pick (AP) who averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds a game. Also placed fourth in the Group AA state triple jump event.

Quineshia Leonard, 6-3 F/C, Hampton. - Transferred from Portsmouth's Wilson High for her senior year and averaged 13.7 points for the Crabbers. A second-team All-Peninsula District pick. College: Norfolk State


Sarah Williams, 5-4 G, Patrick Henry - Averaged 19.1 ppg and finished her career with a school-record 1,508 points. Made the Group AAA all-state second team (AP).

Erica Estes, 5-6 G, Turner Ashby. Averaged 12.6 points in helping Turner Ashby advance to the Group AA Division 4 state semifinals. Also an outstanding second baseman in softball. College: James Madison (not on basketball scholarship).

Brianna Mitchell, 5-7 G, Spotswood - A first-team All-Region III pick and second-team Group AA all-state (VHSCA). Also ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x100 relay team at the Group AA state meet.

Raiven Patterson, 5-7 G, Pulaski County - River Ridge District and Region IV Player of the Year who led Pulaski County in points, rebounds, steals and assists. College: Eastern Mennonite

Katie Joe Lester, 5-8 G, Twin Valley - Averaged 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds  last season and scored 2,112 points in her career. Also won the 2010 Group A state high jump title, earned first-team all-region honors in volleyball and ranked No. 1 in her class academically. College: University of Virginia-Wise

Daquaa Scott, 5-8 F, Robert E. Lee - A second-team Group AA all-state selection (AP) who led Lee to the Division 3 state title game. Also a two-time state track and field champion in the discus and shot put. College: James Madison (track and field scholarship)

Rachel Artrip, 5-11 G/F, Honaker - The Black Diamond District Player of the Year and a first-team All-Region D selection. Also a first-team All-Region D pick in volleyball. College: Concord University

Zora Stephenson, 5-11 F, Oakton - Three-point shooting ace and an all-district and all-region performer who ended her career second in school history in points behind only ex-Duke star Jasmine Thomas. College: Elon

Kylene Culler, 5-10 F, Patrick County. Scored more than 1,400 points and led PC to three state tournament appearances. Is also an outstanding softball player and will attempt to play both at Ferrum.

TiChina Mitchell, 5-9 G/F, Forest Park - Latest in a line of Forest Park stars (Danni Jackson, Monica Wright) who set a school record with 46 points in a win over Hylton. College: College of Central Florida

Maryah Sydnor, 6-1 G/F, Radford - Averaged 26.1 points and 12 rebounds in powering Radford to the Group A Division 2 state title. Set a tournament record by scoring 100 points and draining 36 free throws in the three state playoff games. College: Appalachian State

Destiny Betts, 6-2 F/C, Halifax - The Western Valley District Co-MVP and a first-team All-Northwest Region pick who averaged 15.8 points and 8.9 rebounds last season. College: Virginia Union

Note: Although the players listed above are scheduled to appear, some all-stars have skipped the event for various reasons (injury, college summer school, etc.) in previous years.


  1. Williams will be in Colorado Springs with the U19 national team preparing for the world championships later this month.