In May, ESPN Rise announced their 2009-10 ESPN RISE Underclass All-American girls basketball team. Included in the group of 60 players are 3 Central Warriors, rising juniors Danielle Ballard and Aaliyah Whiteside and rising sophomore, Nina Davis. Central was the only team with 3 players selected. Check out the excerpt from the ESPN Rise article:
One team had three players honored: Memphis Central (Memphis, Tenn.). Not surprisingly, the Lady Warriors figure to join Mater Dei, Bolingbrook and Norcross as highly ranked preseason FAB 50 clubs for 2010-11. Sophomores Danielle Ballard and Aaliyah Whiteside were both Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State picks, as was the team's leading scorer, freshman guard Nina Davis.
The All-American selection is comprised of 30 juniors, 20 sophomores and 10 freshman.
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