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Bowie native selected to play in national all-star basketball games


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Published on: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Bowie native Lindsay Allen, a senior at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., has been named to the 2013 McDonald’s All-American team.

Allen, a Notre Dame recruit, was also selected to participate in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game presented by Nike.

The McDonald’s game is scheduled to take place April 3 at Chicago’s United Center, and the WBCA game is scheduled for April 6 in New Orleans.

The 5-foot-8 point guard, who averaged 13.5 points and five assists per game as a junior, helped lead St. John’s to a 26-8 record last season including a runner-up finish in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.

Allen has the Lady Cadets atop the WCAC standings once again this season and primed to make a run at the league title. St. John’s is currently ranked in the USA Today Super 25.

Allen scored 27 points last week to help St. John’s defeat WCAC rival Paul VI in double-overtime, 70-69. Paul VI was ranked No. 10 in the nation at the time.

“She’s a consummate point guard who can set up a team offensively,” said Lisa Bodine, a national talent evaluator for Blue Star Media. “She has enough basketball skill to get a basket when she needs a basket.”

Allen will be joined on the all-star circuit by Maryland recruit Lexie Brown who was also named a McDonald’s All-American and selected to participate in the WBCA All-America Game.

Brown, the daughter of former NBA player Dee Brown, is a 5-foot-9 point guard from Georgia.

“What I love about Lexie is she rises to the challenge in big games,” said Maryland head coach Brenda Frese. “The bigger the moment, the bigger the stage, she’s able to step up and make plays for her teammates.”

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