USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Alabama Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
JoVanka Ward, Homewood
Ward led the Patriots to their first state championship, despite a starting lineup of players that can’t legally drive. “They have a license to drive me crazy,” Ward said. Homewood, which started four freshmen and a sophomore, made the state semifinals for the first time since 1992.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shaquera Wade, F, Huntsville, 5-11, Sr.
Wade averaged 18.4 points and 10.8 rebounds to lead the Panthers to a second state semifinal appearance in three seasons. The Alabama signee was named the state’s player of the year by the Birmingham Tip-off Club and Gatorade.
Cierra Johnson, G, Blount (Eight Mile), 5-11, Jr.
Tyra Johnson, G, Austin (Decatur), 5-7, Jr.
Rayven Pearson, F, Hazel Green, 6-2, Sr.
Jasmine Walker, F, Jefferson Davis (Montgomery), 6-3, Jr.
Rachael Childress, G, Lawrence County (Moulton), 5-10, Jr.
Shatoria Jackson, G, Dothan, 5-7, Sr.
Emma Wallen, G, Lauderdale County (Rogersville), 5-7, Jr.
Kaitlyn Rodgers, F/C, Wenonah (Birmingham), 6-2, Jr.
Unique Thompson, C, Faith Academy (Mobile), 6-2, So.