KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association has recognized members of Tennessee’s 2017 signing class on its All-America Teams.
Evina Westbrook, a 6-foot guard from Salem, Ore. (South Salem H.S.), and Anastasia Hayes, a 5-7 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale H.S.), were named to the 10-member Coaches All-America Team.
Rennia Davis, a 6-2 forward from Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault H.S.) and Kasiyahna Kushkituah, from Austell, Ga. (St. Francis H.S./Alpharetta, Ga.), were named WBCA Honorable Mention All-Americans.
“The 10 members of the 2017 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America Team are well deserving of this recognition, and the WBCA congratulates them for their accomplishments this season,” said executive director Danielle Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate themselves and their teams to an elite level and through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they have lifted the women’s game.” Westbrook, Hayes, Davis and Kushkituah comprise the consensus No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for 2017. The quartet will join the Tennessee program this summer. Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition.
The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport.