Gamecock Signees Named McDonald’s All-Americans
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball signees Joyce Edwards (Camden, S.C./Camden) and Madisen McDaniel (Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara) earned McDonald’s All-American status, the organization announced today. They become the 19th and 20th McDonald’s All-Americans to sign with Gamecock head coach Dawn Staley out of high school and will be the 24th and 25th to play for Staley at South Carolina.
Edwards is the second-highest scorer in South Carolina high school girls’ basketball history with over 3,500 points. The 6-foot-2 post player is the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2024 and was also named to the Naismith High School Player of the Year Midseason Team. Edwards is a three-time South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) 3A Player of the Year and the reining South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year.
McDaniel is ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2024, and the 5-foot-8 guard is the reigning Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a two-time All-WCAC first-team selection. This season, she is scoring nearly 15 points per game with a strong 5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, which have her on the Naismith High School Player of the Year Midseason Team.
Edwards and McDaniel make up the Gamecocks’ No. 2 ranked recruiting class, which also included Adhel Tac prior to her early enrollment at South Carolina in January.
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