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Skipjacks’ Clyde picked for All-Star Weekend
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Denver Clyde, a first-team women’s basketball all-American who helped lead Chesapeake College to a seventh-place national tournament finish, has been selected to participate in the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Weekend.

Clyde, the Most Valuable Player in this past season’s NJCAA Region XX tournament, is one of 40 rising sophomores invited to the weekend, which will feature four games involving four 10-player teams on July 14-15. The event is taking place at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla., and is expected to draw four-year coaches interested in recruiting JuCo players.

Denver Clyde, with ball, is one of 40 rising sophomores across the country invited to participate in the NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Weekend in July at Northwest Florida State College.

"It’s a great opportunity being selected one of the top 40 freshmen in the nation," said Chesapeake head coach Damon Nichols. "It’s a huge accomplishment for her and the college. There are supposed to be over 70 college recruiters watching the games. That will probably make things easier for her to get recruited next year."

Players will run through position workouts on the morning of July 13th and then be placed on one of the four 10-player squads. Each team will have two team practices and play in one game a day on both July 14 and July 15 as part of two All-Star Weekend doubleheaders.

Clyde averaged 16 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.1 blocks for the Skipjacks, who went 28-4 and won the program’s first state and Region XX tournament championships. She scored a career-high 28 points against Allegany College of Maryland in January and had a career-high 15 rebounds later that month against CCBC-Dundalk.

Nichols said All-Star Weekend should help Clyde continue to improve as a player.

"This is going to really show her where she needs to be by this time next year," said Nichols. "It should open her eyes and show her what she has to do to be highly recruited by four-year colleges."

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