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VIslander to feature @ Women's NCAA Basketball Championship

- Jadyn T. Donovan selected to play in Elite Girls Basketball All American Middle School Games
Young Virgin Islands's talent Jadyn T. Donovan has been selected to play in the Elite Girls Basketball All American Middle School games which are held each year at the women's NCAA Basketball Championship. Photo: Provided
Jadyn T. Donovan is a 5'11
Jadyn T. Donovan is a 5'11" 7th grader in Prince George’s County Maryland, USA. She currently plays for the nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist School Lady Crusaders Middle School and Junior Varsity teams. Photo: Provided
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Maryland, USA- While the Virgin Islands may not have a representative participating in this year's Women's NCAA Basketball Championship Game to be played on Sunday April 1, 2018, we still have something that we can celebrate.

Meet Jadyn T. Donovan, the daughter of [British] Virgin Islanders Dr Beverly M. Donovan and Mr Thomas L. Donovan.

Jadyn has been selected to play in the Elite Girls Basketball All American Middle School games which are held each year at the women's NCAA Basketball Championship.

Complete baller

The talented VIslander is a 5'11" 7th grader in Prince George’s County Maryland. She currently plays for the nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist School Lady Crusaders Middle School and Junior Varsity teams.

Jadyn is also a member of The Lady Prime, Marissa Coleman Travel Team, where she is blessed with the opportunity to compete on the national stage.

In today's game where other players dream of being the next Wardell Stephen Curry II aka 'Steph Curry', Jadyn is known in Maryland girls basketball circle as a two way player, as she takes pride in playing superbly on both sides of the basketball court. She averages more that 15 rebounds, and 8 blocks per game while consistently being amongst the top two in scoring for her team. Jadyn is considered by many national High School and Colligate talent evaluators to be one of the top middle school female basketball player in the State of Maryland.

Outstanding achievement

The Director of Elite Girls Basketball, Nicc Jackson wrote: "Jadyn, we are excited to inform you that you have been OFFICIALLY SELECTED to participate in the 2018 Elite Girls Basketball National Middle School All-American Games. You are one of just 120 outstanding Middle School girls’ basketball players in the elite classes of 2022-2024 who were chosen from over 2,500 nominees nationwide by our selection committee. What an outstanding accomplishment!”

Elite Girls Basketball (EGB) is hosting the 5th Annual National Middle School All American Games in Columbus, Ohio on April 1, 2018, sponsored by Blue Star Media. The EGB All American Games is the only girls grassroots event held in the country that brings together most of the nation's top rising players in each class by invitation only, under the same roof at the same place and time to compete with and against each other.

Jadyn is a solid A student. She is part of her 7th grade accelerated academic programme. She also plays for the Riverdale Baptist School Volleyball Team. In December they wrapped up a 16-0 season. Jadyn was named Most Outstanding Player in the volleyball team’s championship run.

11 Responses to “VIslander to feature @ Women's NCAA Basketball Championship”

  • Baller (30/03/2018, 13:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job young lady. Kudos to you and keep working hard, stay focused on the task at hand all the long hours you put in, you will reap the rewards from it all. God’s Speed and blessings to you.
  • ... (30/03/2018, 13:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    mpre good news now to get our basketball courts up and running
  • family (30/03/2018, 15:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud of Jaydn, keep shoot for the stars. Thomas and Bev you're doing a great job. Kudos.
  • Proud Aunty (30/03/2018, 18:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud of you Jadyn. Wishing you all the best. Keep being great!! Thomas and Bev keep up the great work in molding Jadyn.
  • yes (30/03/2018, 19:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats young lady, it is always good to see young people doing positive things with their lives.
  • Look Out (31/03/2018, 00:58) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yo will soon see the minister of sports {posing off in a photo with her} trying to steal the spot light
  • ... (31/03/2018, 02:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl hoop it up
  • guy hill (31/03/2018, 06:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    AlwayAlways continue to do your very best.
  • Coach Matthias (31/03/2018, 23:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad to read this type of news!!! Congrats on your progress thus far and may you continue to be blessed and capture future opportunities. Awesome standard to be established for girls basketball in the territory....keep it up.......
  • Rising (01/04/2018, 04:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am truly proud to read about this young lady. She is a great example of what a student athlete should be. What stands out to me is that she is an A student in a Accelerated Academic program. Which means, she is taking above average classes. Wow... She still has time to ball at a high level. That's excellence...


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