UConn-bound senior Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, a 6-foot wing from Anaheim, Calif., has been named the State Farm/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School Player of the Year, it was announced today.
Mosqueda-Lewis, who is regarded as the top player in the Class of 2011, is averaging 22 points for Mater Dei High (27-1). She has scored at least 20 points in 20 games this season, at least 30 in three and is the sixth WBCA High School Player of the Year that has been signed by UConn. Elena Delle Donne (2008), Maya Moore (2007), Tina Charles (2006), Ann Strother (2002) and Tamika (Williams) Raymond (1998) are others.
“Kaleena’s remarkable achievements, both on and off the court, make her truly deserving of this prestigious award,’’ State Farm Marketing Vice President Pam El said.
Mosqueda-Lewis will be formally honored during a press conference announcing the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team and the State Farm Wade Trophy recipient at the Final Four in Indianapolis April 2.