The NetScouts Basketball USA Women’s All-Stars had five players earn All-Tournament honors throughout the China tour. Keep in mind that we had 12 players on the tour all getting close to equal minutes. No one played more than 20 minutes per game.
First leg vs. Team China Olympic Team
USA MVP: Becca Tobin (Arizona State): 12.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.7 spg
Becca competed very solidity against the taller, more experienced China bigs, 6’9 Wei Wei and 6’7 Chen Nan. She showed the ability to score inside off ball fakes and out to 14 feet facing the basket. Becca was also solid off the boards.
All-Tournament Team: Ashley Corral (USC): 10.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 spg
Matching up against Chinese legendary point guard 34-year-old Miao Lijie is not an easy task but Ashley was up for it. She scored 17 points in one of the games on 5-for-7 three-point shooting, played tough defense and ran the offense effectively.
Second leg vs. China National “B” Team
USA MVP: Dawn Evans (James Madison): 6.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg
Dawn gave up her scoring to run the point and lead the USA to 2 of 3 wins against the Chinese National “B” Team. Her numbers in the final three games don’t do her justice. Evans scored over 2,500 points in her college career, but showed the ability to lead to team from the point and let her offensive abilities be secondary.
All-Tournament Team: Katie Bussey (Montana State): 8.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.0 spg
Katie scored 19 points in the final game, an exciting 90-88 USA All-Star win. She competes very well, can score from mid and long range, can play both guard positions and has a great attitude. The European team that picks her up will be a lucky team
All-Tournament Team: Amanda Johnson (Oregon): 13.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg
Amanda came on strong in the tour and led the USA in scoring in the second leg of the trip. She has the ability to score inside and out and showed strong rebounding skills. She had eight rebounds in one of the games against Team China and scored in double-figures in each of the second group of three games.