Jon Samuelson has two daughters playing basketball at Stanford and another headed to UConn, and while he's helped hone their games in hidden gyms throughout Southern California, finding him at games is no easy task.
Brianna Turner, who is planning to suit up for Notre Dame this fall, and future Irish teammate Marina Mabrey, a senior-to-be at Manasquan (New Jersey), are among 12 players selected for the USA Basketball U18 national team.
A'ja Wilson, the No. 1 prospect in the 2014 class who signed with South Carolina last month, will get an early chance to make a good first impression on Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley after receiving an invitation to try out for USA Basketball's U18 team.
Connecticut scored another big win over the weekend, this time on the recruiting trail. Napheesa Collier, the No. 7 prospect in the 2015 class, gave a verbal commitment to Geno Auriemma and the Huskies.
Could Candace Parker be getting some company? A'ja Wilson, the undeclared No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, looks to become the second girl to win the McDonald's slam dunk contest on Monday night when she takes on seven boys.
The West appears to have the edge at some positions, but it could all come down to whether East star A'ja Wilson can outplay counterpart Brianna Turner. Our impressions of the rosters for the 13th McDonald's All American game, April 2 in Chicago.