UNC Women’s Basketball: 5 Tar Heels nominated for All-American Game

All five members of the 2020 UNC Women’s Basketball recruiting class have been named nominees for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game

The North Carolina Tar Heels Women’s basketball program enters Thursday night’s game at 12-4 overall and 3-2 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. A week ago, they upset then No. 9 N.C. State on the road, giving the Tar Heels a big signature win.

While UNC is middle of the pack in the ACC, you can see the program starting to trend upwards under first-year head coach Courtney Banghart. The Tar Heels have a solid core and could make some noise come tournament time in March.

As for the future of the program, UNC is welcoming in a top recruiting class that features two five-star recruits, a four-star recruit and two three-star recruits in the 2020 class. Banghart is adding some key players to this roster next season and UNC should be even better.

On Thursday morning, all five of those players received some national recognition as they were nominated for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game in April:

Headlining UNC’s class are five-star recruits Deja Kelly, Anya Poole, four-star recruit Kennedy Todd-Williams and three-star recruits Alyssa Ustby and Ali Zelaya. All five will now have the chance to be selected to play in the annual All-Star Game in a few months.

Following the announcement, coach Banghart tweeted out her excitement for her first recruiting class on the job:


The nominations list will be trimmed in just two weeks as the final 24 Boys and 24 Girls selected to play will be named during the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show, which will air on January 29 on ESPNU at 6:00 p.m. ET.

To see the full list of nominations, please click here.

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