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.

 

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