Brenda Frese

Shakira Austin, Terps women's top recruit, named McDonald's All American

Shakira Austin, Terps women's top recruit, named McDonald's All American

Riverdale Baptist forward Shakira Austin, one of the most highly rated recruits in Maryland women’s basketball history, was named a McDonald’s All American on Tuesday.

Austin is the No. 3 overall prospect and No. 2 forward in the HoopGurlz recruiting rankings for the Class of 2018. After winning The Free-Lance Star Player of the Year at Colonial Forge High in Stafford, Va., in her junior season, she's averaging 15.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game for Riverdale Baptist,

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