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first_imgParade Magazine officially released its 32nd All-America team on Sunday in newspapers across the country. Rutgers women’s basketball saw its five incoming freshmen land on the first three squads. April Sykes (Crawford, Miss.) was named to the first team after averaging 25.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists for East Oktibbeha High School this past season. Joining Sykes on the first team was Jasmine Dixon (Long Beach, Calif.). Dixon averaged 14.5 points and 10.4 rebounds per game this season for Long Beach Poly, winner of the California Division I State title. Brooklyn Pope, starring for Dunbar H.S. in Fort Worth, Texas, averaged nearly 25 points and 12.6 rebounds to earn a spot on the second team. Chelsey Lee (Miami, Fla.) was tabbed to the magazine’s third team. Lee, out of Parkway Academy, was named a Florida Class 3A First Team honoree last week. Nikki Speed (Pasadena, Calif.) also was named to the third team. The point guard averaged 12.1 points for Marlborough School. The Parade team, made up of 40 players, is selected by coaches, scouts, recruiters and media. Sykes was selected to the MaxPreps All-American first team last week, one of only five players to earn the honor. The second five on theMax Preps list included two Rutgers-bound freshmen, Dixon and Pope.last_img read more