Future Sooner Shines in WBCA All-America Game

NORMAN, Okla. — The Final Four got under way last night at the Pepsi Center in Denver but the night before that, top high schoolers showcased their talents and a future Sooner stood out among those.

Nicole Kornet, a guard from Liberty Christian School in Argyle, Texas and Sooner commit in the 2012 class, earned Most Valuable Player of the Navy team in Saturday evening's WBCA High School All-America Game.

She did so after netting 12 points and four steals, despite losing 74-62 to the White team, who had MVP and Notre Dame signee Jewell Loyd.

Kornet averaged 20.8 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest en route to earning TAPPS 5A All-State First Team honors as a senior.

Ironically, she is the first Sooner participant in the WBCA All-America Game since Whitney Hand, a current OU guard and fellow Liberty Christian graduate, scored 10 in the game back in 2008.

Kornet joins Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year Maddie Manning in OU's incoming freshman class.

Manning, like Kornet, scores the ball well herself, as she averaged 16.6 points, five rebounds and four steals per game for Ankeny High School on her way to leading the Hawkettes to the state championship game and winning state tournament MVP honors.

The two will both be on campus this fall.

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