ATLANTA - Raigyne Moncrief, one of the nation's top 25 high school players and an LSU women's basketball signee for the Class of 2013, has been named an honorable mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, it was announced on Tuesday morning.
Moncrief, a 5-foot-10-guard from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is ranked the No. 18 overall player in America by ESPN Hoop Gurlz, and she is the highest ranked guard signee for LSU since Allison Hightower, who was tabbed as the No. 6 player in the Class of 2006.
The 20-player All-America team and a 20-player honorable mention team are selected from the nominees by a selection committee composed of WBCA-member girls' high school basketball coaches who represent nine geographical districts across the country.
A five-star guard and excellent defender, Moncrief hails from American Heritage High School in Florida, the same school that produced current LSU senior Bianca Lutley. Moncrief was selected first team All-Broward County in her sophomore and junior seasons. She is considered to be the No. 6 ranked guard in the country by ESPN Hoop Gurlz.
This season, she is putting up 22 points, eight rebounds and seven steals per game. Last month, she poured in 26 points, 10 rebounds and five steals as her team upset two-time defending state champion Dillard, 62-55. In that contest, she put a punctuation mark on the first half with a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
As a junior, Moncrief averaged 14.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 5.0 steals per game in leading the Patriots to a 19-9 record. The Patriots finished the season ranked No. 2 in Class 5A. She's also spent the last two summers playing with elite high school talent in South Florida as a member of the traveling Miami Suns.