Feb. 5, 2013
ATLANTA – Florida State women’s basketball signee Kai James captured Women’s Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America honorable mention accolades on Tuesday.
James, a 6-5 center from Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was one of 20 high school seniors selected by the WBCA as honorable mention award winners.
The WBCA also selected 20 players to participate in the 2013 High School All-American Game presented by Nike.
The teams were selected by a committee composed of WBCA-member girls’ high school basketball coaches who represent nine geographical districts across the country.
James is averaging a double-double (10.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game) for the third straight year this season and had a 29-point, 25-rebound effort on Dec. 28 against Dreher (S.C.) High School.
She is a consensus Top-25-ranked recruit and the No. 3 center in the 2013 signing class according to ESPN HoopGurlz.
James won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 World U17 Championship in Amsterdam in the summer and was a Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 8A All-State selection in 2011-12.
James joins Gabrielle Bevillard (Bishop, Ga.), Brittany Brown (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) and Ivey Slaughter (Macon, Ga.) to make up Florida State’s 2013 class of signees which is ranked No. 11 in the country by Blue Star Basketball and No. 12 by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
The No. 19-ranked Seminoles return to action against ACC-rival Miami in Coral Gables on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.