USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Maryland Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Ashley Bush, Frederick
Under Bush’s guidance, the Cadets (26-2) won their second consecutive Class 3A state championship. In the state final, Frederick knocked off a tough Long Reach squad, 62-50.
Player of the Year
Shakira Austin, F/C, Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro), 6-6, Sr.
After transferring from Colonial Forge (Stafford, Va.), the national ALL-USA Second Team selection and McDonald’s All-American was one of the best post players in the D.C. area. A Maryland signee, Austin averaged 17.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game to lead the Crusaders to a 22-5 record.
Jakia Brown-Turner, G/F, Bishop McNamara (Forestville), 6-0, Jr.
In leading the Mustangs (21-7) to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals, Brown-Turner averaged 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals.
Nia Clouden, G, St. Frances (Baltimore), 5-8, Sr.
The state’s two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, the Michigan State signee led the Panthers to a 24-4 record and a third straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference title, averaging 13.8 points, 3.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
Jasmine Dickey, G, Catonsville, 5-10, Sr.
A Delaware signee and two-time Maryland Basketball Coaches Association Ms. Basketball, Dickey averaged 20 points and 10.8 rebounds to lead the Comets (23-4) to the Class 4A state final.
Ashia McCalla, G, Eleanor Roosevelt (Greenbelt), 5-7, Sr.
McCalla averaged 17.7 points per game in leading the Raiders (24-3) to Class 4A state championship.
Angel Reese, F, St. Frances (Baltimore), 6-3, So.
Brooke Worrell, G/F, Chesapeake (Pasadena), 5-10, Sr.
Honesty Scott-Grayson, G, Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro), 6-0, Sr.
Lyric Swann, G, Long Reach (Columbia), 5-5, Jr.
Taleah Washington, G, Rock Creek Christian (Upper Marlboro), 5-8, Sr.