Laura Dulin a CHSSBA All-State basketball selection

The 2014-15 Connecticut High School Scholastic Basketball All-State team and Regional All-Stars have been selected.
There are 10 players’ chosen for each All-State team, four classes in all. There are five teams of Regional All-Stars, not divided by class. These are North, South, East, West and Central.

Laura Dulin, a junior guard at Jonathan Law, was selected to the 10-player Class L All-State team.

The process included opinions of qualified background analysis of performance/statistics, analysis of performance in the state tournament, and a consideration of a player’s capability of playing at the collegiate level.

This year, once again, it is clear that some Regions had a plethora of quality players, some who were not selected in either case and would have been had they played in another class or area of the state.

In fact, the CHSSBA staff deviated from its goal of selecting 12 players in each Region (regardless of class) and selected more players in two other Regions.

Each All-State players has a player profile following and the Regional All-Stars list all the players selected. Any mention of a particular college choice in the player profiles was primarily limited to a Division I choice and/or scholarship award as was known.

Each All-State player is being sent a plaque, and two shirts commemorating both their All-State and Regional All Star selection. Each Regional All-Star is being sent a shirt for their selection.

Named to the Class L All-State team in a release on April 30 were:

Laura Dulin
Junior guard Jonathan Law
Although she has a pedigree, she is establishing her own credentials, scoring 19 points per game and showing an element of quickness and toughness in her game. She is poised to rise even farther next season.

Sophie Borg
Senior forward Farmington
Silky smooth, she is a repeat selection and one of the better 3–4 types in Connecticut. Whether scoring 17 points per game or rebounding nine rebounds per game, she was the glue that held Farmington together these past two seasons and her overall play almost lifted her team to an upset of Capital Prep.

Haley Connors
Senior guard
Northwest Catholic
Had a stellar season surpassing the 1000 point mark and proving herself to be one of the State’s better perimeter players. Headed to Division I Bryant, it is pretty clear good times are ahead

Shaquana Edwards
Junior guard Weaver
“Shaq” is part of one of the best, if not the best, guard tandem in the state. Scoring, distributing, lightning quick on defense – she could account for over 40 points per game using all her facets and skills.

Desiree Elmore
Junior forward Capital Prep
There is no question she is one of the top players in Connecticut. Playing with perhaps the best player in the State the past few years, she was not overshadowed. She averaged 23.5 points per game and double figure rebounds on the state’s best team. She is an early Syracuse commit.

Emily Farrell
Junior guard New Fairfield
They came close to Mohegan Sun and primarily due to the play of this young lady. Well deserving of All State status she averaged 13.5 points per game. She has very few weaknesses in her game and is well respected by all.

Hannah Friend
Senior guard Farmington
Her one season with Farmington was a memorable one. She was a key element in giving Farmington the only legitimate chance anyone had the entire year against Capital Prep. Superior outside shooter, she showed off her skills in the Coaches All-Star game as its leading scorer. She will attend Division I Delaware.

Kiah Gillespie
Senior forward Capital Prep
It goes without saying this young lady is one of the best players not only in Connecticut, but in the nation as well. A McDonald’s All-American she led Capital Prep to another State Championship and a national ranking of #15. 31 points per game, close to 20 rebounds in big games, she will attend Final Four prospect Maryland.

Dejane James
Senior guard Weaver
The other half of the state’s best guard tandem, you simply cannot corral her speed. Finishing with over 1,300 career points and 24 points per game this year, Snoop is also headed Division I at Hampton University.

Katelyn Perrotti
Senior guard Pomperaug
Another selection in her school’s history of All-State players, she averaged over 15 points per game, added assist after assist and consistently showed superior skill. Offensive efforts well supplemented by her leadership skills.