McDonald's All-American Sedona Prince holds up her horns during a signing day event at Liberty Hill High School, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Prince signed a letter of intent with the University of Texas and will be the second tallest player in UT women's basketball history. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

Women's Basketball

Texas signees Prince, Collier earn McDonald’s All-America Team honors

At 6-foot-7, Prince ties for the second-tallest player in University of Texas school history as Imani McGee-Stafford was 6-foot-7 and Ellen Bayer was 6-foot-8.

Posted January 17th, 2018

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  • Prince has a vast amount of USA Basketball experience, helping the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship team and the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship team earn bronze medals.
Sedona Prince of Liberty Hill HIgh School will compete in the McDonald’s All-America game this March in Atlanta.

Tucked away in Liberty Hill, Sedona Prince has been the big girl on campus for years.

As she prepares to finish her final season of high school basketball, Prince can now stand on a national platform.

Prince and fellow University of Texas women’s basketball signee Charli Collier have been named to the compete in the 17th annual McDonald’s All-American Game March 28 in Atlanta.

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Prince, a 6-foot-7 center is the nation’s 12th-ranked player according to espnW Hoop Gurlz and is ranked sixth nationally by both Blue Star Report and Prospects Nation. At 6-foot-7, Prince ties for the second-tallest player in University of Texas school history as Imani McGee-Stafford was 6-foot-7 and Ellen Bayer was 6-foot-8.

As a junior in 2016-17, Prince was named TABC and TGCA All-State and was also a TABC All-Region selection. She was named to the TGCA 2017 UIL Girls Basketball State All-Tournament Team and was the 2017 District 19 Class 4A MVP. She was also named to the All-Tournament Team of three regular season tournaments during the 2016-17 campaign.

As a sophomore in 2015-16, Prince averaged 16.4 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game and 7.2 blocks per game. She was named the District Defensive MVP in 2016 and earned All-Region honors.

Prince has helped Liberty Hill to an 82-7 (.921) record through her first two seasons there, a 2017 appearance in the UIL Class 4A State Championship game and a third-place finish at the UIL State Championship in 2016.

As a freshman in 2014-15 at Faith Academy, Prince was named the Austin American-Statesman Central Texas Newcomer of the Year, was a 2014-15 TAPPS First-Team All-State selection and also earned All-District and All-Region honors.

Prince has a vast amount of USA Basketball experience, helping the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship team and the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship team earn bronze medals. She also was a 2017 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials participant.

Prince will play for the East team, Collier for the West.

Collier, a 6-foot-5 forward/center from Crosby Texas, is the nation’s top-ranked player according to Prospects Nation and the Blue Star Report, and the No. 2 player by espnW Hoop Gurlz.

In her junior year of 2016-17, Collier was a third-team All-America selection by both Naismith and MaxPreps. She is a three-time selection to the TABC and TGCA Class 5A All-State Teams, and also is a three-time All-Region selection by the TABC.

Last season, Collier helped Barbers Hill to a 34-5 record, including an 18-0 record in District 21-5A, helping her team to the Texas Class 5A state semifinals. She averaged 23.8 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game and 3.0 blocks per game. Collier was named to the 2017 UIL Class 5A State All-Tournament Team. She was a nominee for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award.

 

 

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