Rochester roster for girls summer hoops festival

Rochester roster for girls summer hoops festival

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Rochester roster for girls summer hoops festival

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When Caroline White tried out for basically an all-star girls basketball team headed to a statewide tournament three years ago, she was cut.

White returned to the tryouts the following year. She ended up a starter for the Rochester team that was runner-up at the 2015 Basketball Coaches Association of New York Summer Hoops Festival.

“I originally tried out my sophomore year and I made it back to the callbacks,” the Fairport senior said. “There was so much talent on that team, just to be called back was an honor for me.

“I learned a lot from the upperclassmen. This year I wanted to do that with the underclassmen this year.”

White, a 5 foot-11 inch forward who expects to play her fifth varsity season this winter, will get the chance to share what she knows. The 2016 Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Team member is again on the 12-player squad in the BCANY Summer Hoops Festival, Aug. 5-7 in Johnson City, Broome County.

“It’s a high-level tournament,” White said. “Breanna Stewart is one of the girls who have played. Meg Hare out at Jamesville-DeWitt (in the Syracuse-region), a great shooter, she’s going to be back.

“It’s a great test of your skill-level. It’s very similar, a lot of the girls you see at the festival, they play AAU, too.”

White, a 95-average student who is undecided on her plans for college, is a two-time all-star in the Monroe County league. She averaged 16.1 points with 11 rebounds and made 39.5 percent of her 3-point shot attempts last season.

Fairport reached the Section V Class AA final, where the Red Raiders lost to a Penfield team that included two AGR players, junior guard/forward Makaila Wilson and Boston College freshman Emma Guy. Wilson and White will be teammates at the festival. Kayla Jackson, a third AGR first-teamer on the Rochester festival team, averaged 16 points and nine rebounds last season as a sophomore at Aquinas.

The team coached by Jeff Parizek includes four 2016 AGR Second Team members: Edison sophomore Dyaisha Fair, Caledonia-Mumford senior Gillian Flint, Our Lady of Mercy junior Leah Koonmen and junior Annabelle Fair, who averaged 26.3 points last season for Class D Northstar Christian Academy.

BCANY Summer Hoops Festival Rochester roster: No. 1 Allure Simmons, junior (Bishop Kearney); No. 2 Dyaisha Fair, sophomore (Edison); No. 3 Gillian Flint, senior (Caledonia-Mumford); No. 4 Makaila Wilson, junior (Penfield); No. 5 Alana Kornaker, junior (Wayne); No. 6 Leah Koonmen, junior (Our Lady of Mercy); No. 7 Caroline White, senior (Fairport); No. 8 Riley Record, senior (Palmyra-Macedon); No. 9 Allyson Strauss, senior (Hilton); No. 10 Sydney Bloom, junior (Penn Yan); No. 11 Annabelle Hinds, senior (Northstar Christian Academy); No. 12 Kayla Jackson, junior (Aquinas).

Coaches: head, Jeffrey Parizek (Kendall), Jack Rosati (Honeoye Falls-Lima), Kevan Sheppard (Bishop Kearney).

2015-16 All-Greater Rochester Girls Basketball

2015-16 AGR girls basketball

Division I, II and III colleges are recruiting Caroline White, right wearing No. 21.

Division I, II and III colleges are recruiting Caroline White, right wearing No. 21.

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