So it appears that Jeff Walz bringing in McDonald’s All-Americans is the norm. Signees Ciera Johnson and Kylee Shook were named to the 2016 game, giving the Cards a total of 9 McDonald’s All-Americans since 2011. The game will take place on March 30, 2016 at 6:30 on ESPNU. It will be in Chicago at the United Center, right before the guys game that will feature future Card V.J. King.
Here is more from UofL on Johnson and Shook making the game.
Louisville’s two selections are tied for the most in the Atlantic Coast Conference and give the Cardinals nine in school history, seven in the last three seasons.
Johnson, a five-star recruit according to espnW HoopGurlz, is ranked as the 15th-best overall player in the class of 2016. At the post position, she is the second-best player in the class. A 6-foot-4 Texas native, Johnson averaged 14.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 3.2 blocks and 1.2 steals as a junior. She shot 57 percent from the floor that year.
During her sophomore season, she led Duncanville High to a 35-1 mark, with its only loss coming in the Class 5A state championship. Johnson produced 21 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks that game. Heading into the championship, the school boasted a 105-game winning streak.
Shook is the 18th-best overall player in the espnW HoopGurlz rankings and the fourth-best post player in the class of 2016.
In her senior season, she is averaging 29.6 points and 15.0 rebounds to go along with 4.9 blocks per game. The five-star recruit has compiled a highly decorated career at Mesa Ridge High in Colorado, breaking the school’s career blocked shots record in her junior campaign. Through three seasons, she produced 1,086 points, 941 rebounds, 142 assists, 120 steals, and a stellar 496 blocks.
LOUISVILLE McDONALD’S ALL-AMERICANS
2016 – Ciera Johnson, Kylee Shook
2015 – Asia Durr, Taja Cole, Sam Fuehring
2014 – Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore
2011 – Sara Hammond, Bria Smith