STANFORD, Calif. – Kiana Williams poured in 20 points for the West and was named her team’s MVP while Maya Dodson tallied six points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks for the East at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Williams and the West beat Dodson and the East 122-81.
Williams scored 14 of her game-high 20 in the second half. In 19 minutes, the point guard made eight of her 13 shots from the field, including three of her four attempts from behind the arc. Dodson was 3-of-4 from the floor and highlighted her night with an emphatic second-quarter block of USC-bound Ayanna Clark that brought the crowd to its feet.
It was the second national all-star game for the duo. Last month, Williams and Dodson were in Chicago for the McDonald’s All American Game. Williams tallied nine points, three rebounds and three assists in that one while Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis) and Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner) make up half of the Cardinal’s celebrated 2017 recruiting class which, along with Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Harbord Collegiate) and Estella Moschkau (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood), is ranked fifth by espnW HoopGurlz.
Dodson, a 6-foot-3 wing, is a five-star talent and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100. Kiana Williams, a 5-foot-7, five-star point guard from San Antonio, Texas, is the No. 8 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and Stanford’s first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009.
Stanford is coming off a 32-6 season that included the program’s 13th Final Four appearance and 12th Pac-12 Tournament championship.