April 1, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio –
Florida State signee Natasha Howard shined at Wednesday night’s McDonald’s All-American game in Columbus, Ohio as the 6-4 forward earned MVP honors for the East squad.
Howard poured in 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished our 5 assists in 24 minutes of action as her East team fell to the West 84-75.
Howard, Ohio’s Ms. Basketball out of Waite High School in Toledo, was supported by several dozen relatives and fans who drove down for the game.
“That was my high school team, my mom and some friends,” she said. “They were the loudest people in the crowd.”
Howard, Ohio’s Ms. Basketball, will appear in another All-Star game this week as she will play in the WBCA All-American game in San Antonio on Saturday in conjunction with the Final Four.
While Howard Division I Player of the Year honors in the state of Ohio she was joined in the honor by fellow signee Tay’ler Mingo who was named the Player of the Year in Division III.
Joining Howard and Mingo with player of the year honors this season were Olivia Bresnahan and Lauren Coleman. Bresnahan was named Butler High School Player of the year, while Coleman was named Gwinnett County Player of the Year.