Two are former MaxPreps Players of the Year. In 2009, Skylar Diggins
earned the honor after a senior season that capped off a remarkable four-year span with Washington (South Bend, Ind.)
. Diggins averaged 29 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 5.4 steals per game leading the nation's No. 2 team to a 26-1 record. She was also named MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game
That same year Brittney Griner
from Nimitz (Houston) was named a first-team MaxPreps All-American
after averaging 27.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.7 blocks per game leading Nimitz (37-2) into its first state-title game
On Sunday, Diggins and Notre Dame will play the MaxPreps 2011 Female basketball player of the year
, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
and the University of Connecticut.
Mosqueda-Lewis was also named the overall female athlete of the year
and will go down as arguably one of the greatest female prep athletes of all time.
As a senior she averaged 22.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.6 assists per game. But most importantly, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
had 123 wins, seven losses, three section titles and two regional, state and national crowns.
We can't wait to see these former prep stars on the big stage.
The Women's Final Four is set. And a lot of familiar faces will be center stage.