Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie, future UConn stars shine in McDonald’s All-American Game

Kiah Gillespie, of Meriden, Conn., competes in the three-point shootout during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO, Ill. (WTNH)–Capital Prep star and Meriden’s own Kiah Gillespie held her own at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago on Wednesday night, scoring 9 points in 16 minutes of action for the East team, which pulled out an 89-87 victory over the West All-Stars.

UConn committ Katie Lou Samuelson scored 12 points for the West. (AP Photo/Andre
UConn committ Katie Lou Samuelson scored 12 points for the West. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Gillespie helped the East get back into the game early, knocking down a three to make the score 16-7, West.

Nation’s No. 1-ranked recruit and future Husky Katie Lou Samuelson (from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.) scored 12 points and pulled down 6 rebounds for the West, while teammate and fellow UConn signee Napheesa Collier (Incarnate Word, St. Louis) put up 10 points and 8 rebounds.

Notre Dame signee Marina Mabrey (Manasquan, N.J.) led the East with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Mabrey shared co-MVP honors with  Tennessee committ Te’a Cooper (McEachern; Powder Springs, Ga.), who scored 21 points, two short of the game’s all-time record.

UConn signee 6-2 forward De’Janae Boykin (Charles H. Flowers; Springdale, Md.) scored 8 points for the East team. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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