Thursday, January 24, 2019


Incoming freshmen Fran Belibi, Haley Jones and Ashten Prechtel will participate in the 18th annual McDonald's All-American Game on March 27 in Atlanta.
The three future Cardinal, who signed with Stanford in November, all landed on the 12-member West Team. Of the 24 girls selected to be McDonald's All-Americans, Stanford and South Carolina have the most players suiting up next fall with three commits each. The girls' game begins at 2 p.m. PT and will be televised live on ESPN2.
Belibi, Jones and Prechtel will add their names to an exclusive list of 21 Cardinal women's basketball alumnae to be featured in the nation's premier high school basketball all-star event, including six current Stanford players in DiJonai CarringtonNadia FingallAnna WilsonMaya DodsonKiana Williams and Jenna Brown.

Dan Olson,, January 24, 2019

A different perspective for Jones

Haley Jones has seen pretty much everything on a basketball court. Except, perhaps, this. The No. 1 prospect in the country, who owns a gold medal with USA Basketball, a national title with Archbishop Mitty and a boatload of individual accolades, will be playing against her high school coach and mentor, Sue Phillips of Archbishop Mitty. Jones, a 6-1 wing and the anchor of the West team, is as complete as they come. She can score, pass and will her team to wins. Perhaps the one person who can slow her down is Phillips, who also has struck gold with USA Basketball as a coach. This will be one out-of-the ordinary matchup to keep an eye on.

See Fran dunk?

If you need proof that the women's game is evolving, look no further than Jones' future Stanford teammate Fran Belibi. The high-flying 6-1 forward most recently hit the highlight shows with an alley-oop dunk during a game this month for Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colorado). A year ago, Olivia Nelson-Ododa gained legions of fans for her performance in the Powerade Jam Fest. Can Belibi take it up another notch by dunking in the actual game? Don't be surprised if she does.

epsnw, Janaury 24, 2019
Three Stanford recruits are among the 24 players on the rosters for the McDonald's All American Games. No. 1 prospect Haley Jones will join future Stanford teammates Fran Belibi, who has gained national fame for her dunking ability, and Ashten Pretchel on the West team.

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