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Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Team

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Brianna Turner is one of two juniors on this year's Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team. / Courtesy of Marvel HS

USA TODAY Sports has been honoring the best girls basketball players and teams for 30 years. To celebrate our 30th anniversary and the start of another girls basketball season, USA TODAY Sports unveils its first Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball team.

The 10-player team was selected by USA TODAY Sports' Jim Halley with help from recruiting experts Mike Flynn and Chris Mennig of Blue Star Basketball and Dan Olson of Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. Some of these names you've probably heard before, others you may not have. All of them have a good chance to earn a spot on the final 2012-13 ALL-USA Team, but there's an entire season for other players to make their case. We'll be watching.

PHOTOS: American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Team

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Note: Players are listed alphabetically and are members of the Class of 2013 (seniors) unless noted.

Kaela Davis
6-2
SG
Buford (Ga.)
College: Georgia Tech
Note: Averaged 18.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals while leading her team to a 2A state runner-up finish last season.

Diamond DeShields
6-1
SG
Norcross (Ga.)
College: North Carolina
Note: Led team to 26-6 record and state semifinals. Was All-USA second team last year after averaging 21.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Rebecca Greenwell
6-1
SG
Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic
College: Duke
Note: Averaged 32.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.9 steals as a sophomore. Did not play last season because of torn ACL.

Linnae Harper
5-7
G
Whitney Young (Chicago)
College: Kentucky
Note: Helped lead her team to a 34-0 record and state 4A title while averaging 18.7 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals.

Stephanie Mavunga
6-3
F
Brownsburg (Ind.)
College: North Carolina
Note: Averaged 21.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 5.1 blocks, 2.4 steals and 1.5 assists per game this past season, leading her team to a 18-3 record.

Erica McCall
6-3
F
Ridgeview (Bakersfield, Calif.)
College: Undecided
Note: Averaged 25.8 points, 16.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 7.1 blocks per game last season. Is the sister of WNBA player DeWanna Bonner.

Kelsey Mitchell*
5-7
G
Princeton (Cincinnati)
College: Undeclared (junior)
Note: Averaged 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.8 steals last season. Daughter of Taft (Cincinnati) boys coach Mark Mitchell.

Taya Reimer
6-3
PF
Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)
College: Notre Dame
Note: Three-year starter averaged 19.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 blocks a game last season.

Mercedes Russell
6-5
C
Springfield (Ore.)
College: Tennessee
Note: Two-time 5A state player of the year averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and six blocks last season while leading team to second consecutive 5A state title.

Brianna Turner*
6-3
G
Manvel (Texas)
College: Undeclared (junior)
Note: Averaged 20.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 4.7 blocks last season while leading her team to a 34-3 record. Both parents played college basketball.

* Class of 2014

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