USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA New Jersey Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney (Holmdel)
The 10th-year coach guided the Lancers to the seventh Tournament of Champions title in school history, the most of any New Jersey school. St. John Vianney also won the Shore Conference title and the Non-Public A state championship, finishing 31-1 overall. Karpell’s team is ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Super 25, with its only loss to Pennsylvania power Villa Maria Academy in triple overtime.
Player of the Year
Blair Watson, G, Nutley, 6-1, Sr.
A McDonald’s All-American, Watson turned in a spectacular senior season for the Raiders, scoring 24.7 points per game while also averaging 14.7 rebounds and 6.1 blocked shots. A Maryland recruit and the NJ.com Player of the Year, Watson highlighted her season with a 48-point, 22-rebound effort in a win over Cranford.
Jocelyn Willoughby, G, Newark Academy, 6-1, Sr.
Willoughby averaged 22.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.9 blocks and 3.8 assists while earning the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year Award.
Mary Gedaka, F, Gloucester Catholic, 6-0, Sr.
The Villanova signee averaged 17.8 points and 10 rebounds for the 27-2 Rams.
Andra Espinoza-Hunter, G, Blair Academy (Blairstown), 6-0, Jr.
The junior sharpshooter averaged 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists per game, and verbally committed to UConn.
Kelly Campbell, G, St. John Vianney (Holmdel), 5-9, Sr.
The Depaul commit averaged 13.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 3.8 steals for the TOC winner.
Nicole Metzel, F, Rutgers Prep (Somerset), 6-2, Sr.
Stephanie Karcz, G/F, Middletown South, 5-9, Sr.
Michelle Sidor, G, Saddle River, 5-7, Fr.
Jordan Wilmoth, F, Immaculate Heart (Washington), 6-3, Sr.
Dara Mabrey, G, Manasquan, 5-6, So.