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Lady Bears recruits honored by SLAM magazine

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Baylor women’s basketball recruits Aquira DeCosta and NaLyssa Smith have been named SLAM Magazine 2018 Girls’ High School All-Americans, the magazine announced Thursday.

DeCosta averaged 18.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks this season for St. Mary’s High School. This is the fourth All-America selection for the Sacramento, Calif., native, who was also named a McDonald’s, Naismith Trophy and Jordan Brand All-American. The forward was also one of five finalists for Naismith Trophy Girls’ High School Player of the Year.

A five-star recruit, DeCosta is ranked fourth overall in the 2018 recruiting class and is the top-ranked player at her position according to ESPN Hoopgurlz.

Smith averaged 23.4 points, 13.7 rebounds and 34.0 blocks per contest for East Central High School this year. This is the fourth All-America selection for the Converse, Texas, native, who was also named a McDonald’s, Naismith Trophy and Jordan Brand All-American. The forward was one of 10 semifinalists for Naismith Trophy Girls’ High School Player of the Year.

Smith, also a five-star recruit, is ranked 18th overall and second at her position by ESPN Hoopgurlz.

SLAM Magazine 2018 Girls’ High School All-Americans

Aquira DeCosta, F

NaLyssa Smith, F

Christyn Williams, G

Charli Collier, F

Destanni Henderson, G

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