Cards land another McDonald's All-American

By Kent Taylor

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The U of L women have landed another McDonald's All-American. Bria Smith of Masspequa, New York, chose the Cards over Tennessee. She joins Kentucky Miss Basketball Sara Hammond in the U of L recruiting class.

Smith, 5-10 guard, averaged 21.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.7 assists as a senior at Christ the King High School.

ESPN ranks Smith as the #8 prospect in the Class of 2011. Hammond is ranked #12. Smith had originally signed with Virginia, but was released from her letter of intent after UVA head coach Debbie Ryan retired.

The Cards also signed Jude Schimmel, the younger sister of freshman point guard Shoni Schimmel.

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