Justine Pissott, the new Lady Vols freshman guard/forward, has been named to the WBCA High School Coaches All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.
Pissott, a 2022 Lady Vols and McDonald’s HS All-American signee, is one of ten players selected for the prestigious team. Pissott is the only New Jersey native to make the list, joining Texas A&M signee Janiah Barker as the only two future SEC athletes to make the list.
“Congratulations to the members of the 2022 WBCA High School Coaches All-America team,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “These young women have worked to elevate their teams and themselves to elite competitive levels. Through their exceptional talents on the basketball court, they also uplifted women’s soccer.”
Quote courtesy of UT Lady Vols Basketball Athletics communication
In addition to playing in the McDonald’s High School All-American All-Star Game and earning a spot on the WBCA team, Pissott also competed in the Jordan Brand Classic this April.
The 6’2″ tall Toms River, NJ, of Toms River, NJ, is the only freshman to receive a scholarship this season, while fellow fellow Edie Darby is a walk-on. Pissott signed with the Lady Vols as Five-Star recruit in the early signing period in November 2021 and is set to serve as a crucial option off the bench to play as a true winger for Tennessee.
The Red Bank Catholic High School product averaged 17.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game and shot 41 percent from the field (35 percent from deep) as Red Bank Casey. She has a total of 1,058 points over her four-year high school career and is the RBCHS record holder for three-pointers at 182.
Statistics courtesy of UT Lady Vols Basketball Athletics Communications
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Pissott’s high school honors are an encouraging sign of what the No. 11 overall player in the country (according to the ESPNW Top 100) will bring to Rocky Top for the 2022-2023 season.
Head Coach Kellie Harper and the Lady Vols have one scholarship spot left if they wish to fill it before the start of the season.
Below is the prospective list of Lady Vols for the upcoming season.
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